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Marijuana stocks represent potentially lucrative investment opportunities. But the rewards come at a hefty price due to uncertainty on the developing competitive and regulatory backdrop. As Dan Ahrens, manager of a cannabis ETF, told CNN recently, buying cannabis stocks now is like “investing in alcohol post-Prohibition.” One way forward is to follow advice from top […]

* This is an interesting development… A statement from Brian C. Johnson, CEO of Equality Illinois, the state’s civil rights organization for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) Illinoisans: “Equality Illinois is proud to endorse SB 7, the Cannabis Regulation and Taxation Act. LGBTQ people use cannabis at more than double the rates of […]

LINCOLN–Time is running out for Nebraska state senators to get their bills passed before the last day of the current legislative session, recently announced by Speaker Jim Scheer as May 31 — four days shy of the regular 90 days in odd-year legislative sessions. Now it’s crunch time for the state’s budget plan and for […]

LAKEPORT — The Lake County Board of Supervisors kept the gate wide open to the hemp industry Tuesday, following a decision last month to forego a moratorium on the newly federally legalized agricultural commodity. District 5 Supervisor Rob Brown and District 1 Supervisor Moke Simon advocated strongly against rolling additional regulations onto hemp farmers beyond […]

BALTIMORE — A Maryland man who pleaded guilty to paying two teenage girls for sex while he was employed as a police officer in Washington, D.C., has been sentenced to 14 years in federal prison. U.S. Attorney Robert Hur’s office says a federal judge on Tuesday also sentenced 29-year-old Chukwuemeka Ekwonna of Glenn Dale to […]

In the old days, weed “branding” was defined by plastic baggies, pot leaf imagery, tie-dye, and in some cases, imagery of conventionally hot girls in bikinis or booty shorts. The messages back then revolved around weed as a stereotypically male stoner pastime, whilst alienating women, or those who didn’t appreciate the strip club aesthetic in […]