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GENERATION Z AMERICANS WILL BE THE ULTIMATE CANNABIS CONSUMERS

April 22, 2019

 Credit: istock This large cohort, which already has big-time spending power as the oldest age into high school and college, is formulating its consumption habits at a time when marijuana muscles into the mainstream. Unlike their Gen X or Boomer parents, Gen Z shoppers have only known a time where cannabis is edging toward acceptance,…

U.S. Cannabis Law Is Helping Canada Make Hay

February 27, 2019

The longer a federal ban on pot is in place, the harder it will be for the U.S. to compete with Canadian marijuana companies  The longer a federal ban on pot is in place, the harder it will be for the U.S. to compete with Canadian marijuana companies  is that rare industry where Canada has…

MARIJUANA BANKING AMENDMENT TABLED BY U.S. SENATORS

July 2, 2018

In a 21-10 vote, the U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee shot down an amendment that would have lent support to the cannabis industry’s need for banking resources. This latest move comes just a week after the committee approved protections for the medical marijuana industry that shielded businesses from U.S. Department of Justice prosecution.   This amendment, part…