Utah bill allowing universities to study medical marijuana moves forward

A Utah proposal that would allow universities to study medical marijuana has cleared its first committee meeting.

Members of a House health and human services committee voted unanimously Monday in favor of the plan, saying the research would help to flesh out when the drug should be prescribed, how much should be administered and its potential side effects. Continue reading “Utah bill allowing universities to study medical marijuana moves forward”

How Cannabis Ecommerce Challenges Are Driving Web Innovation

Cannabis and ecommerce would complement one another like seed and soil, if only federal law would allow it.

No market, niche or otherwise, will survive without a strong presence in ecommerce. Whether it’s business-to-business (B2B) or business-to-customer (B2C), ecommerce must be a part of any business and marketing strategy. If your business is behind the curve on omnichannel strategies, you’re inviting problems. Continue reading “How Cannabis Ecommerce Challenges Are Driving Web Innovation”

Cannabis Stock Leader: Vape Holdings Inc (OTO:VAPE) Surges 5.44% in Early Trading on January 31

Vape Holdings Inc (OTO:VAPE) came out strong at the opening of trading on January 31, outpacing most other peers in the directory of approximately 200 stocks we track in the cannabis industry with an early advance of 5.44%. After closing the previous session at $0.01214, shares of VAPE opened this morning at $0.0121 and are currently trading at $0.0128. Continue reading “Cannabis Stock Leader: Vape Holdings Inc (OTO:VAPE) Surges 5.44% in Early Trading on January 31”

Lawmakers Want Maryland to Be Next in Recreational Marijuana

A group of Democratic lawmakers in Maryland want the state to join a growing number of others that have legalized marijuana for recreational use, taxing and regulating sales of the drug similar to the way the state deals with alcohol. Continue reading “Lawmakers Want Maryland to Be Next in Recreational Marijuana”

Investors dive into marijuana stocks, raising concerns about green bubble

Before Brad Austin arrived at work one recent morning, his stock market investments were up by $4,000. The bump was something the sales manager at an Edmonton car dealership has become accustomed to, despite having no prior trading experience and no financial advisers to guide him.

Austin says he knows what he’s doing, but he also has luck on his side. He won $20,000 playing slot machines at a casino in August and decided to drop all of the spoils, plus another $5,000 of his own cash, into another big bet: cannabis stocks. Continue reading “Investors dive into marijuana stocks, raising concerns about green bubble”

Canada’s marijuana sector isn’t overvalued, says Emblem Corp’s John Stewart

After a certain amount of time, counter-cultures lose their subversiveness the same way the flower power era of the late 1960’s eventually did. Hippies become Yuppies and “Good Vibrations” is used to sell cans of Sunkist.

Similarly, the meaning and cultural significance of today’s marijuana icons and stoner-culture symbols are eroding in Canada and other countries around the world. Continue reading “Canada’s marijuana sector isn’t overvalued, says Emblem Corp’s John Stewart”

Recreational Marijuana in Maine Becomes Legal Today

It’s marijuana Monday in Maine. Today, Maine joins seven other states and the District of Columbia that have legalized marijuana for recreational use, despite federal prohibitions on the drug.

The road to legalization in Maine was bumpy, starting with two competing initiatives and a legal challenge to getting the referendum question on the November ballot. Continue reading “Recreational Marijuana in Maine Becomes Legal Today”

DEA eyes Schedule I classification for a batch of synthetic cannabinoids

Utah Lawmakers Turn Timid on Medical Marijuana Plans

Utah lawmakers announced Friday that they’re scaling back their push to expand the state’s very limited medical marijuana law to more uses or ailments and instead will focus on calling for additional research on the drug’s effects.

Four Republican lawmakers said at a news conference that their proposals will focus on finding out more about the drug’s impact on conditions such as chronic pain and cancer. Continue reading “Utah Lawmakers Turn Timid on Medical Marijuana Plans”

Why Amgen is a Top Socially Responsible Dividend Stock

Amgen Inc (NASD: AMGN) has been named a Top Socially Responsible Dividend Stock by Dividend Channel, signifying a stock with above-average ”DividendRank” statistics including a strong 3.0% yield, as well as being recognized by prominent asset managers as being a socially responsible investment, through analysis of social and environmental criteria.

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