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ThursdayFeb 20, 2020 4:20 pm

420 with CNW – Border Patrol Union Boss Admits Legalizing Pot Forces Illicit Players Out

On Friday, the head of the labor union representing U.S. Border Patrol agents acknowledged that cartel activities are being disrupted by the states where marijuana is legal. Although the President of the National Border Patrol Council, Brandon Judd, tried to downplay the impact of legalization, he was inadvertently making a case for the regulation of all illegal drugs by saying that cartels might start smuggling other commodities when marijuana is legalized within the states. Judd made an appearance on C-SPAN’s Washington Journal when he made these remarks, and while he was there, a caller said that legalization of marijuana within…

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ThursdayFeb 20, 2020 12:02 pm

SinglePoint Inc. (SING) Subsidiary Reports Continued Growth as Company Kicks Off 2020 Initiatives

SING’s current strategy includes focused marketing, sales-development initiatives Company “strongly committed” to continued development, improvement of Direct Solar America subsidiary SEIA dubs 2020s the solar+ decade; SING set to capitalize on solar becoming leading source of new-energy generation Following a week during which its subsidiary Direct Solar America reported increased growth in terms of new contract development, SinglePoint Inc. (OTCQB: SING) notes that the company’s 2020 strategy – which includes new marketing and sales development initiatives – is starting to take shape (http://cnw.fm/b4Du7). Designed primarily around Direct Solar America, those initiatives are comprised of starting new canvassing teams, improving customer service…

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ThursdayFeb 20, 2020 4:20 am

420 with CNW – LA Moves to Dismiss 66,000 Pot Convictions

State officials in Los Angeles say the people who are slated to benefit from the dismissal of approximately 66,000 past pot convictions include Latinos (45%), African American (32%), 20% are whites, and 3% consist of others racial groups. The cases that were dismissed include 62,000 marijuana felony convictions that go back several decades, and 4,000 misdemeanor charges for possession, Los Angeles County District Attorney, Jackie Lacey said. When California voters legalized adult-use marijuana after they approved Proposition 64 in November 2016, they passed the dismissal of simple marijuana crimes. The law also included provisions providing for the expungement of past…

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WednesdayFeb 19, 2020 4:20 pm

420 with CNW – Alabama Senate Bill Seeks to Legalize Medical Marijuana

Southeast and Midwest states in the U.S. are historically conservative, and they are opposed to the legalization of marijuana in any form, but in recent years, several states such as Florida and Louisiana have been adopting marijuana reform for legalizing medical marijuana. And Alabama is among the 17 states where medical marijuana is still illegal. But new legislation which was introduced last Tuesday in the state Senate by Senator Tim Melson is seeking to authorize medical marijuana. The legislation SB 165, which would establish the Compassion Act, would allow the state of Alabama to legalize certain forms of medical cannabis,…

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WednesdayFeb 19, 2020 11:47 am

The Latest Cannabis Legislation News From Capitol Hill

Cannabis has been a hot topic in early 2020. Picking up the momentum of the past few years, the plant continues to see action and discussions ramp up as the United States heads into the 2020 election. Several candidates have laid out plans for cannabis reform, with some delving into specifics. Meanwhile, other candidates called for broader reform, ranging from legalization to record expungement. Typically, it is believed that election years fail to see substantial legislation passed. While this tendency may hold in 2020, cannabis reform continues to make its way through the process on the local and national levels.…

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WednesdayFeb 19, 2020 4:20 am

420 with CNW – Research Shows Marijuana Edibles THC Labels Need to Be Improved

A new study has found that the majority of young adults do not comprehend the levels of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) in the advertised marijuana edibles. However, researchers have suggested a new manner of communicating the concentration of THC as well as other information on the product labels. The new study tested the efficacy of THC labeling on marijuana edibles. Between 2015 and 2016, research shows that in the United States, about ten percent of the adult population and approximately twenty-four percent of the youths had consumed marijuana within the past year. And since then, marijuana consumption has been on the rise.…

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TuesdayFeb 18, 2020 4:20 pm

420 with CNW – Proposed Law Seeks to Protect Privacy of Maine Marijuana Companies

The lawmakers in the state of Maine are considering approving a proposal that provides a cloak of secrecy about the imminent adult-use marijuana sector. The legislation L.D. 2091, which was written by the legislators within the state of Maine, would exclude trade secrets, security, and operating protocols provided to the state by marijuana businesses from public records law. The state of Maine claims that the proposal would enclose in protections for cannabis business proprietary information, such as recipes for marijuana edibles. The spokesperson for the Office of Marijuana Policy in Maine, which drafted the legislation L.D.2091, David Heidrich said that…

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TuesdayFeb 18, 2020 11:27 am

ChineseInvestors.com Inc. (CIIX) Subsidiary Leveraging Untapped Chinese Market for Sale of Hemp-Based Nutrition, Cosmetic Products

CBD Biotech seizing immense opportunities in untapped CBD Chinese market CIIX operates both online, physical CBD stores in addition to developing first Chinese, CBD-based social media app CIIX’s hemp-based products fully legal in China with plans for further development, Nasdaq IPO this year ChineseInvestors.com Inc. (OTCQB: CIIX), a leading U.S.-based financial consultancy for Chinese-speaking investors, is positioning its subsidiary, CBD Biotech Inc., as a leader in the Chinese-based CBD market through increased development of legal hemp-based products. Clinically shown to help with anxiety and stress-related disorders (http://cnw.fm/14D1f), CBD-based products may be helpful for dealing with the coronavirus outbreak, CIIX CEO Warren…

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MondayFeb 17, 2020 5:25 pm

Explore Market Trends, Emerging Regulations and Advocacy Efforts at Upcoming Northeast Cannabis Business Conference

More than 3,500 industry professionals and experts will gather at the NCBC (Northeast Cannabis Business Conference) at the Hynes Convention Center in Boston, on February 19 and 20, 2020 to learn about and discuss regulations, trends and advocacy efforts. Here are some crucial reasons to attend the NCBC: Explore emerging business opportunities Meet industry experts and leaders Expand your East Coast network Obtain key regional market insight Acquire insider information on untapped markets Legalization of cannabis is sweeping across the country and there are nine northeastern states with either legal recreational or medical status that comprise the region. In the…

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FridayFeb 14, 2020 12:00 pm

Lexaria Bioscience Corp. (CSE: LXX) (OTCQX: LXRP) Demonstrates Applicability of Drug Delivery Platform Through Relationships with Fortune 500 Leaders

Lexaria’s DehydraTECH(TM) drug delivery platform a feasible and healthier alternative to other delivery methods The fast-acting, high absorption technology improves dipping experience and consumer satisfaction Company expects to more than double its 2019 revenue this year, will pursue a new capital markets strategy to qualify for listing on a nationally recognized U.S. exchange Lexaria Bioscience Corp. (CSE: LXX) (OTCQX: LXRP), a global innovator in drug-delivery platforms and one of the few companies active in the field of cannabis to have developed formal relationships with Fortune 500 industry leaders, is experiencing strong demand from many companies requesting pre-processed DehydraTECH(TM)-enhanced bulk powders.…

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