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Fund company files for first-ever marijuana-based ETF by Ryan Vlastelica Published: 2/18/17

Posted by on Feb 20, 2017 in News | 0 comments

A new fund could be lighting up in investor portfolios soon. In what would be a first for the exchange-traded fund industry, a marijuana-based ETF could soon begin trading. The ETF Managers Trust on Thursday filed paperwork with regulators, referring to the fund as Emerging AgroSphere ETF. The fund wouldn’t track marijuana as a commodity, but instead invest in medical marijuana companies involved in the production or sale of products derived from hemp. It would also buy companies which are in the supply chain of either of those...

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Bipartisan Lawmakers Form Congressional Cannabis Caucus by TG Branfalt Portrait TG Branfalt 2/17/17

Posted by on Feb 20, 2017 in News | 0 comments

A bipartisan coalition of lawmakers from states with adult-use cannabis laws have come together to form the Congressional Cannabis Caucus, hoping to embolden support for normalizing the industry on the federal level. For more information: https://www.ganjapreneur.com/bipartisan-lawmakers-form-congressional-cannabis-caucus/

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The High Court Premiers on Feb. 27, 2017 Midnight on Comedy Central

Posted by on Feb 20, 2017 in News | 0 comments

THE HIGH COURT is a combination of two of my favorite hobbies, being high and judging people.   For more information: http://www.cc.com/shows/the-high-court  

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How will marijuana businesses be regulated? [In Lansing, MI] by Julia Nagy 2/17/17

Posted by on Feb 20, 2017 in News | 0 comments

Council’s Committee on Public Safety could complete its tedious, often frustrating review process of ordinance in a few weeks. Next public meeting is March 1. LANSING — Medical marijuana provisioning centers and commercial growing, processing and safety compliance facilities could have fewer options for locations in the city. Between 619 and 1,288 parcels in the city could be eligible locations, depending on which rules become part of an ordinance to govern commercial marijuana facilities. Three maps comparing options were reviewed...

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Marijuana In The US: Will Michigan Be Next State To Legalize Recreational Weed? by Janice Williams 2/15/17

Posted by on Feb 16, 2017 in News | 0 comments

Michigan could be the next state to legalize recreational use of marijuana if voters have it their way. An EPIC-MRA poll released Friday indicated the majority of voters living in the state would approve a law allowing adult use of the plant. For more...

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New ordinance for residential medical marijuana grow operations in Lansing goes into effect Feb. 21., by Eric Lacy 2/14/17

Posted by on Feb 15, 2017 in News | 0 comments

LANSING — The city now has an ordinance that sets regulations for growing medical marijuana in residential homes. For more info: http://www.lansingstatejournal.com/story/news/local/2017/02/14/new-marijuana-ordinance-has-critics-supporters/97894466/

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Oakland County marijuana case dismissed based on improper search warrants by Gus Burns 2/14/17

Posted by on Feb 15, 2017 in News | 0 comments

An Oakland County medical marijuana dispensary bust was conducted with improperly issued search warrants, a judge ruled last week before dismissing the resulting charges. For more: http://www.mlive.com/news/detroit/index.ssf/2017/02/oakland_county_marijuana_case.html

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Cannabis Real Estate 101 by Daniel Shortt 2/12/17

Posted by on Feb 14, 2017 in News | 0 comments

Since licenses to grow, process, or sell cannabis are usually tied to a specific real property location, it is not surprising that cannabis businesses often need real estate help. The following are some basic points we try to convey to our cannabis clients about real estate in a cannabis context. For more info:  http://www.cannalawblog.com/want-a-successful-cannabis-business-real-estate-is-key/

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NFLPA composing proposal for ‘less punitive’ approach to marijuana use by Mark Maske Reporter — Washington, D.C. 1/25/17

Posted by on Jan 26, 2017 in News | 0 comments

Leaders of the NFL Players Association are preparing a proposal that would amend the sport’s drug policies to take a “less punitive” approach to dealing with recreational marijuana use by players, according to the union’s executive director, DeMaurice Smith. For more information:...

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Trump Considering Cannabis Advocate for FDA Commissioner by Graham Abbot 1/24/17

Posted by on Jan 25, 2017 in News | 0 comments

President Donald Trump has been announcing his nominations for the various positions in his administration since securing the election in November. Many of his choices have sparked concern among members of the cannabis industry, but one potential individual could have the opposite effect. Recently, the Trump team met with two potential candidates for FDA Commissioner, one of whom was Jim O’Neill, the Wall Street Journal reports. O’Neill is a Silicon Valley investor with a history of supporting legalization efforts and the legal cannabis...

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