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SRO Greeting for L.A.’s New Cannabis Commissioners

LOS ANGELES — A standing-room-only crowd comprised mostly of members or prospective members of the local cannabis industry trekked downtown to greet the five members...

Puffco’s Roger Volodarsky: Scaling the Peak

With his big beard and stoic countenance, Roger Volodarsky has the air of an educated Russian revolutionary. At 35, he’s also young (i.e., tech-smart)...

Reggie Gaudino: The Patent Whisperer

Genetics researcher Dr. Reggie Gaudino has a dire warning for the cannabis industry: Allow sketchy patents to go unchallenged at your own peril.

THE BRAND BROTHERS

Medically Correct is building a global cannabis company that exceeds the sum of its parts. DENVER-based incredibles sells a lot more products than just the...

‘Pot Stocks’ Partially Credited for Stock Market Bounce; Boehner Speaks

NEW YORK – The news that the White House has confirmed a deal between President Donald J. Trump and Colorado Senator Cory Gardner that...

Canna-Van Can!

One of the benefits of cannabis legalization is the growth of cottage industries serving the food chain. One such business adapts vehicles for use...

Lab Magic

Of the many license types available to people interested in operating a cannabis business in California, the only one that cannot be combined with any other is for a testing lab. That is an indication of how essential the independence of the lab is to the viability of the regulatory scheme and the state's ability to maintain control.

What Has Warren Buffett Been Smoking?

NEW YORK – On Thursday morning, the esteemed cast of CNBC’s Squawk on the Street, Jim Cramer and David Faber, were mystified as to...

Treasury Secretary Inches Toward Support for Cannabis Banking

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin wants to “find a solution” to public safety and tax collection issues arising from the cannabis industry's...

Ashley Picillo: The Secret Weapon

Ashley Picillo helps cannabis companies create a thriving, legal economy out of a freewheeling black market. Ashley Picillo is the chief executive officer and founder of...