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Formulations, Patents and the Future of Cannabis

Cannabis startups are working to create consistent “designer highs” using formulations of isolated cannabinoids and terpenes.

Weedmaps Grip on the California Pot Market

Licensed cannabis dispensaries in California might pay Weedmaps tens of thousands of dollars for a prime listing spot, only to be featured alongside unlicensed businesses.

Cannabis Elite Descends on Davos For First Time

In a sign of newfound legitimacy, a group of cannabis executives and former politicians attend the first "Cannabis Conclave" at the World Economic Forum in Davos this year.

Here's the Cannabis Super Bowl Ad CBS Rejected

CBS rejected a 60-second Super Bowl ad that features medical marijuana patients talking about how the drug helped them.

Is WHO Tapping the Brakes on CBD?

The World Health Organization may delay a vote on changing the international classification of CBD until 2020.

For Legal Cannabis Growers, There’s Little Room for Error

Mistakes can add up in the highly regulated cannabis industry. Minor violations at a small cultivator could end up shutting down the business.

Pot Firm Targets Institutional Money With Venture Fund

The Arcview Group, a marijuana investment and research firm, plans to raise $100 million for its own fund and tap its growing investor network.

Survey: Users Keep Doctors Ignorant of Medical Marijuana

While many benefit from cannabis, 30 percent of patients don't tell their healthcare providers about their use of medical marijuana.

Portland Awards First Equity Grants For Local Cannabis Businesses

A fund established by the city of Portland awarded $30,000 each to two black cannabis entrepreneurs.

Clark County to Direct Marijuana Money to Homelessness Fight

The Nevada county will direct up to $12 million in marijuana revenue a year to homelessness programs.

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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