REVEL RECAP 5

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Trump AG Pick Won't Crack Down on Cannabis

William Barr tells senators that he will not go after marijuana companies that adhere to the Cole Memo, the Obama-era guidance that Jeff Sessions rescinded.

Pot Owners Plead Guilty to Drug Charges

The owners of a Colorado dispensary chain were sentenced to prison in the first prosecution of a licensed cannabis business. 

Advertising Weed Is Tough

Cannabis companies are trying to build national brands while facing advertising restrictions due to marijuana's Schedule I status. Here's how they're getting the word out.

World Health Organization Recommends Rescheduling Cannabis

A WHO committee recommended several changes to the international scheduling of cannabis, including the removal of CBD from drug control conventions.

Canada Marijuana Titans Flexing Into US

Canadian cannabis giants are flush with cash and making big investments in the American hemp industry.

California Cannabis Labs Are Finding Toxic Metal

Vape carts have become a popular method of consumption thanks to their convenience, but California labs are reporting cartridges testing positive for lead.

Europe Could Be World's Largest Medical Marijuana Market in 5 Years

The three largest markets in Europe could double in size this year, according to a report out of Davos.

NY’s Legalization Plan Gives Leg Up to Medical Cannabis Companies

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo's marijuana legalization proposal would favor existing medical cannabis operators.

Beats by Dre Head of Marketing Departs for Cannabis Company

Jason White accepted a new role as chief marketing officer for Cura Partners, an Oregon cannabis company.

SF’s Biggest Pot Lounge Opens for Smoking, Vaping, and Snacking

The 4,200 square foot cannabis lounge in San Francisco boasts a dispensary and three different consumption areas dedicated to vaping, smoking, and dabbing.

Mona Zhang is a freelance journalist covering the cannabis beat.
She also edits the highly respected cannabis newsletter Word on the Tree.
Her work has appeared in Forbes, The Outline, Vice, High Times, and more.

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