Marijuana Tax Money Targeted for Colorado’s Full-Day Kindergarten Rollout

Colorado lawmakers have hit on a funding source to help struggling school districts cover up to $25 million in startup costs as they expand full-day kindergarten this fall: marijuana taxes.

The money is expected to aid districts in rural areas, as well as others short on cash. It would help buy new desks and furniture, fixtures for bathrooms and classrooms, and other equipment schools need as they expand their full-day kindergarten offerings. Continue reading “Marijuana Tax Money Targeted for Colorado’s Full-Day Kindergarten Rollout”

Alabama’s Jefferson County Will No Longer Prosecute Marijuana Misdemeanors

If you needed any more proof that law enforcement agencies across the United States are going in on cannabis decriminalization, how’s this? On Monday, Alabama’s Jefferson County — where more people live than any other county in the state — announced that it not be making arrests for nonviolent misdemeanors anymore. Continue reading “Alabama’s Jefferson County Will No Longer Prosecute Marijuana Misdemeanors”

Montana House Backs Major Medical Marijuana Law Reform

Montana continues to tweak its medical marijuana system, which was first written into law 15 years ago. On Monday, the state’s House passed Senate Bill 265, which makes important changes to the program including a temporary tax increase, the institution of doctor recommendations by phone, and the “untethering” of patients. Continue reading “Montana House Backs Major Medical Marijuana Law Reform”

CBD’s National Rollout Requires Execution, Not Just Excitement

With CVS, Walgreens and Rite-Aid all moving in lock step with CBD products, general retailers are now required to develop their own CBD related strategies. Such was the focus at last week’s CBD and the Future of Cannabis conference, where convenience store operators learned more about the opportunities with CBD. And for a group that has seen their already slim margins shrink due to lower cigarette sales, CBD offers a new high-growth itemnto stock. Continue reading “CBD’s National Rollout Requires Execution, Not Just Excitement”

Easter Egg Hunt – Win 3 Months of CST

Update: All of our eggs have been found and our game is over.
Congrats to our winners – Joanne M., Mark O., and Boris, L.

We’re in the mood for a little fun and we hope you are too!

We’ve hidden 3 Easter eggs somewhere on the Cannabis Stock Trades site and it’s up to you to find one.

The eggs could be small or they could be big – they could be hiding in an image or sitting between some hot cannabis news.

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Legalized Cannabis Remains a Burning Topic for Employers

With the possibility of legalized cannabis under federal law in the coming years, workplace policy changes are also in question.

The legalization of cannabis isn’t an “if” but a “when” issue for employers in most states.

While its legalization creates confusion for many employers, there are conversations they can have to prepare ahead of time. The Midwest Business Group on Health convened a session Feb. 12 with human resources and medical professionals to discuss the legalization of medical cannabis and how employers should approach changing their drug-related policies. Continue reading “Legalized Cannabis Remains a Burning Topic for Employers”

7 US Cannabis Stocks Ready to Pop on New Legalization Bill

The US cannabis industry quietly took a big step towards legalizing cannabis.

A bipartisan group of legislators reintroduced the Strengthening the Tenth Amendment Through Entrusting States (STATES) Act to the House. This bill could have an enormous impact on the cannabis industry.

If this latest cannabis bill passes, and I expect it to happen by the end of the year, it could send these 7 well-positioned cannabis sector soaring.

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Phil Murphy Sets May Deadline for New Jersey Legal Marijuana Vote, What’s Next?

When Gov. Phil Murphy came into office, he vowed to legalize marijuana within 100 days.

Now? It’s looking like weed may not be legalized until 500 days into Murphy’s tenure — at the earliest.

The push for New Jersey marijuana legalization hit a roadblock last month when scheduled votes on the bill to legalize weed were postponed. While the bill had enough votes to pass in the Assembly, the support wasn’t there in the Senate. Continue reading “Phil Murphy Sets May Deadline for New Jersey Legal Marijuana Vote, What’s Next?”

California Bill Would Allow Terminally Ill Patients to Use Cannabis in Hospitals

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California cannabis activists gathered with state Sen. Ben Hueso in front of a state government building in downtown San Diego on Friday to garner support for Senate Bill 305, The Compassionate Access to Cannabis Act. If passed, the bill would allow terminally ill patients with a doctor’s authorization to use cannabis medications in health care facilities. Continue reading “California Bill Would Allow Terminally Ill Patients to Use Cannabis in Hospitals”