Las Vegas Council candidates propose solutions on homelessness – Las Vegas Review-Journal

Seven council candidates appear to be in lockstep on major issues in the race to represent downtown and eastern Las Vegas, deviating only in nuance during two days of forums this week. In the Las Vegas City Council’s Ward 3, voters will choose from office seekers who support cannabis consumption lounges and elimination of minor … Read more

A Letter from Senator Ronald L. Rice to Legislative Colleages Ahead of Monday Marijuana Vote – InsiderNJ

March 22, 2019  Dear Colleague:   The Governor and the Legislature Leadership is pushing forward a legalization of recreational marijuana bill that they agree with and want the members of the New Jersey Legislature to rubber stamp it.   Today you probably received a letter from former Assemblyman Scott Rudder, who is now a business person pushing for … Read more

Weekly Legislative Roundup 3/22 – NORML Blog

by Carly Wolf, NORML State Policies CoordinatorMarch 22, 2019 Welcome to the latest edition of NORML’s Weekly Legislative Roundup! The U.S. House Financial Services Committee has scheduled to convene a markup on The Safe Banking Act, HR 1595 on Tuesday, March 26th. Activists in Oregon have filed a 2020 ballot initiative with the Secretary of … Read more

CROP”s Tenant Hempire takes stake in California Cannabis distribution company – Proactive Investors USA & Canada

CROP Infrastructure Corp (CSE:CROP) (OTCMKTS:CRXPF) announced Friday that its tenant Hempire has taken a 25% stake in a licensed California cannabis distribution and manufacturing company to gain access to its extraction capabilities. Hempire’s stake comes in exchange for the CROP tenant buying additional extraction equipment for the undisclosed company. As is the case with all … Read more

‘Cannabis Company of the Future’ Vireo Begins Trading on CSE – Market Exclusive

Credit: Vireo Health On March 20, Vireo Health International started trading on the Canadian Securities Exchange under the ticker symbol “VREO”, or VREOF on the OTC (OTCMKTS:VROEF). Story continues below Kyle Kingsley, the company’s CEO, called it a “historic milestone for” the physician-founded, patient-focused company. Vireo Health Business Vireo Health, with more than 250 employees, … Read more

BlackRock invests in pot stock – InvestmentNews

BlackRock Inc. funds are wading into the fast-growing cannabis industry as institutional investors grapple with betting on weed. Five actively managed BlackRock funds have become the largest institutional investor in Curaleaf Holdings Inc., the dispensary operator that announced plans Wednesday to sell its hemp-derived products in more than 800 CVS Health Corp. stores. With a … Read more

Cannabis Testing Labs Adopt Molecular Methods as Throughput, Sample Diversity Skyrocket – GenomeWeb

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – As more state agencies pivot from prosecuting to regulating cannabis — and former black-market products are presently scrutinized in the bright fluorescent lighting of the lab — more molecular technology developers may soon be attracted to the rapidly growing, and variably regulated, cannabis testing market. However, the lack of standardized national … Read more

Vertically Integrated Cannabis Companies on Tour: A New Era of Confidence as Regulations Change – Associated Press

Click to copy POINT ROBERTS, Wash. and DELTA, British Columbia, March 22, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) —, a leading investor news resource covering hemp and cannabis stocks releases a snapshot looking at how companies are expanding their footprint and vertical integrated operations. In parallel, management is on the road, spreading the word about this rapidly … Read more