REVEL RECAP 8

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Book on Marijuana’s 'Dangers' Is Alarmism

A group of 75 researchers and medical professionals signed an open letter criticizing Tell Your Children for its "deeply inaccurate misreading of science.”

California Made $345 Million On Legal Cannabis

The state actually generated $345.2 million in cannabis taxes -- just over a third of initial estimates. Many blame high taxes, which has helped contribute to the state's flourishing black market.

Turkey Hoping to Cash In on the Cannabis Cow

Cannabis cultivation and production will be a key part of Turkey's economic plan, which involves a pilot program in 20 provinces.

Facebook Blocks Boost by Hola Hemp Food Company

A small business in Arizona is running into troubles on Facebook for trying to promote its tamales made of hemp seeds.

UPS Sues Cannabis Delivery Companies

United Parcel Service (UPS) is suing a group of cannabis companies for trademark infringement. The brands include delivery services called United Pot Smokers and UPS420.

Tough Cannabis Policies Don't Deter Young People

A study on more than 100,000 teens in 38 countries found no evidence that liberalizing cannabis policies had any effect on youth use of marijuana.

Cannabis Cartridges Have a Heavy Metal Problem

Cannabis vape cartridges are growing in popularity, but vaporizers that source their products from China could be contaminated by a whole host of heavy metals.

Old Mills Get a New Lease From Cannabis

The cannabis industry is bringing jobs back to small towns in Massachusetts as producers move into old buildings that used to house paper and textile mills.

Cannabis Poses Risk to the Alcohol Industry

A new report found that the cannabis market could "cut into long-term loyalty efforts by beverage makers, especially those in the beer and spirits fields.”

'Cannabis Beauty' Is Becoming a Real Category

"Cannabis beauty has become so trendy that Wall Street analysts have started treating it as a standalone category."

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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