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    Stories we’re watching in November 2021 – Marijuana Venture

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    Original Source: www.marijuanaventure.com GRAND OPENINGS Curaleaf in New Jersey. As legalization continues to spread, it was another month of major grand openings and milestones for cannabis retailers across the country. The first East Coast storefront for the fast-growing Cookies brand opened in August in Worcester, Massachusetts after the company announced a partnership with retailer New […] More

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    Women to Watch 2021 – Kim Rivers

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    Kim Rivers Trulieve CEO As CEO of one of the largest cannabis companies in the country, Kim Rivers could measure the success of Trulieve by any number of metrics: more than 90 retail stores open, second-most among U.S. multi-state operators; more than $400 million in total revenue for the first six months of 2021; a […] More

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    Key considerations when buying a cannabis business

      The U.S. cannabis industry’s predicted growth trajectory is extraordinary. New Frontier Data predicts that annual legal sales across the U.S. medical and recreational markets will increase to nearly $43 billion by just 2025 — an extraordinary leap from the projected almost $25 million in 2021. As you’d expect, this projected growth has piqued the […] More

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    SAHPRA’s Credibility in Question

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    The South African Health Products Regulatory Authority (SAHPRA) has been accused of either deliberately misleading the public on two major issues – or it is naïve to the extent to which its competence could be questioned.    SAHPRA lashed over food definitions and CBD levels The stinging attack on the body responsible for licensing cannabis […] More

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    Put Alcohol and Cannabis in the Same Legal Basket

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      Reality and politics are like strangers suspicious of each other on a dark street.  Dr Keith Scott tried to introduce these two strangers to each other. The chairman of the South African Drug Policy Initiative, (SADPI) gave MP’s a lesson in reality and drugs.     Dr Scott:  which is more harmful? Alcohol or cannabis? […] More

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    The Definition of Cannabis Has Become So Complex! – Cannabiz Africa

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      So what is cannabis?  Don’t ask the government as it doesn’t have a clue – but will give you a million words! This question has been an interesting thread in the underlying parliamentary discussions on the Cannabis for Private Purposes Bill and for legal purposes is obviously important.   Definitions so complicated has to […] More

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    The Perfect Pairing: California’s Wine and Cannabis Industries Collide

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    For any plant enthusiast, it’s a particularly romantic truth that the United States’ historic home of Cannabis cultivation also happens to be coterminous with its dominant wine-producing region. For fans of intoxicating substances, it’s downright exciting, not to mention convenient. And, for history and geography buffs, the fact that American weed and wine country not […] More

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    Granny Flips Off Police in Mugshot After Cannabis Farm Bust | High Times

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      When law enforcement officers searched an elderly woman’s house and farm last Monday in Jackson County, Tennessee, they got more than they bargained for. Peggy Brewington told officers that there was “maybe an ounce” of pot on her farm before officers searched the premises and found dozens of cannabis plants and 20 pounds of […] More

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    3 Advanced Retail Strategies – Marijuana Venture

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      As the North American cannabis industry becomes more and more crowded, retailers are suddenly faced with flat or declining revenues. That’s bad news for owners, but it’s not necessarily the end of the world. Creative entrepreneurs are constantly looking for new ways to generate income, and those ideas are often hidden in plain sight […] More

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    Ricky Stone: Mr President, Stop Cannabis Arrests Now! | Cannabiz Africa

    Stop Cannabis Arrests Now

      Stone: “Stop Cannabis Arrests Now” Eastern Cape cannabis activist and lawyer Ricky Stone has called on President Cyril Ramaphosa to immediately halt cannabis arrests. Stone told parliamentarians on 2 September 2021 that the Cannabis for Private Purposes Bill should be dumped as it was unconstitutional and discriminated against indigenous knowledge systems. “Our recommendation, and […] More

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    Prince and CDCSA on Proposed Cannabis Bill | Cannabiz Africa

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    Gareth Prince on the Proposed Cannabis Bill

      South African cannabis activist Gareth Prince says the proposed Cannabis for Private Purposes Bill should be torn up and the legal architects should return to the proverbial drawing board. Prince presented the Cannabis Development Council of South Africa’s (CDCSA) submission on the Cannabis for Private Purposes Bill on 31 August 2021 to Parliaments’ Justice […] More

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    Cannabis in Parliament: Cosatu Calls on Government – South Africa

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      Labour federation Cosatu says it is concerned that government departments are not working together to develop a sustainable cannabis industry. In a submission to the the Justice and Correctional Services Portfolio Committee on 31 August 2021, Cosatu spokesman Tony Ehrenreich said cannabis should be decriminalized in order to boost the economy and remove the […] More

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