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Coca-Cola reportedly exploring cannabis-infused beverages

Sep 18, 2018
Bloomberg TV reports the soft drinks giant is in talks with Aurora Cannabis of Canada, though Coca-Cola says "no decisions have been made."
Bottles of Coca Cola sit in a cooler at a market on April 16, 2013 in San Francisco, California. 
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Feds change marijuana policy, which could affect businesses involved

Jan 4, 2018
U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions today rescinded an Obama-era policy that helped legal marijuana thrive in parts of the United States. Sessions, a longtime critic of marijuana legalization, says it causes spikes in violence and crime. He has likened marijuana to heroin. What Sessions repealed today is known as the “Cole memo.” It discouraged federal […]

U.S. to end lenient policy that let legal pot flourish

Jan 4, 2018
Attorney General Jeff Sessions is rescinding the Obama-era policy that has generally barred federal law enforcement officials from interfering with marijuana sales in states where the drug is legal.
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Even in legal markets, cannabis advertisers have limited options

Dec 27, 2017
Navigating between federal and states advertising laws can be tricky.
Signs advertising medical marijuana prescriptions outside an evaluation clinic on Venice Beach in Los Angeles on Oct. 9, 2009. 
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Real estate investors help grow the medical-marijuana business

Feb 28, 2017
And, land a cannabis-related stock on the New York Stock Exchange.
Inside a growhouse at PharmaCann in Hamptonburgh, New York
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The real estate industry smells big money in marijuana

Jan 10, 2017
Right now could be a very good time to own a big commercial space in California. Why? Marijuana.
An employee with medicinal marijuana plants in the flowering room at Tweed INC. in Smith Falls, Ontario, on December 5, 2016. 

 
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As the marijuana business grows, is there room for the little guy?

Sep 20, 2016
Some investors see legalized cannabis as a hot market in the future.
Cannabis plants grow in a medical facility greenhouse. This November, nine states will consider ballot measures related to marijuana.
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Cannabiz

Jun 1, 2016
They said it couldn't be done: Ending the American war on marijuana. This week, Actuality tells the ugly truth about cannabis prohibition and peeks at the green shoots of the nascent legal weed industry — but can the architects of a new market avoid the mistakes of the past?
A vendor weighs buds for card-carrying medical marijuana patients attending Los Angeles' first-ever cannabis farmer's market at the West Coast Collective medical marijuana dispensary, on Independence Day 2014.
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Why aren't more women in the pot business?

Apr 20, 2016
Female consumers may be key to helping pot shed its hippie roots to become big business but traditionally, they aren't associated with the cannabis industry.
A woman shops at Oregon's Finest, a marijuana dispensary in Portland, Oregon.
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Where is the best place to start a marijuana business if you're a woman?

Apr 20, 2016
Pot is a booming business, but some states are more ganja entrepreneur-friendly than others.
Different strains of marijuana for sale are displayed at a dispensary in Eugene, Oregon on March 22. While possession, sale and consumption of marijuana remains illegal at the federal level, it is permitted for recreational use in four US states: Alaska, Colorado, Oregon and Washington, plus Washington, D.C.
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