Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said US President Donald Trump called and expressed his objection to Israeli exports of marijuana, an industry expected to earn the country between $1b. and $4b. a year. Channel 2 News reported on Wednesday evening that Israel will forgo its plans to become a pioneer medical marijuana exporter for fear of…

Now that the dust has settled around attorney general Jeff Sessions’ promise of harsher federal marijuana enforcement, advocates of legalization have largely exchanged their initial disappointment over the move for one of long-term optimism. “I think there was a knee-jerk reaction of something approaching panic, but once everyone calmed down, they’ve come to realize that…

Today, women are in leadership positions at every level of the cannabis industry, from CEOs of blossoming companies to cultivators taking cannabis from plant to product. Women grow cannabis, make medicines, own their own farms and operate their own dispensaries. Some women are also producing and directing documentaries in order to fight the stigma of…

It’s been a week since Jeff Sessions shook the marijuana world to its core, or tried to. On Jan. 4, the attorney general followed up a year’s worth of open threats and obvious fighting words aimed at cannabis legalization — a plant which Sessions really, really does not like — with his boldest move yet:…

Progress in crafting marijuana plants that are high in the non-psychoactive marijuana cannabinoid cannabidiol (CBD) and tobacco that’s low in nicotine sent 22nd Century Group, Inc. (NYSEMKT:XXII) rocketing 157% higher in 2017, according to S&P Global Market Intelligence. 22nd Century is a plant biotechnology company that genetically engineers and breeds tobacco and cannabis plants to make them…

Colorado congressional legislators fired off a letter Tuesday to U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions, asking that he reconsider last week’s rescission of the Cole Memo and related marijuana guidance. Democratic representatives Jared Polis, Diana DeGette and Ed Perlmutter, and Republican Rep. Mike Coffman signed the letter to Sessions. In it, they “strongly urge” the Department…

From local courtrooms to the U.S. Supreme Court, thousands of lawsuits are on the docket in Florida for 2018. In the first of a three-part series on some of the higher-profile cases, it’s the limbo involving 2016’s Amendment 2. Seventy one percent of voters approved expanding Florida’s existing medical marijuana law beyond those who are…

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