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Many strains for sale have evocative and magical names like Blue Dream, Bubba Kush and Chocolope. But what does it all mean? Are there really differences in the medical qualities of the various strains? Or, are the different strains with the fanciful names all just advertising gimmicks?
John Boehner could make $20 million from the $3.4 billion Acreage-Canopy deal. Medical marijuana patients in Arizona are still getting arrested for extracts. A lumber company is suing a cannabis company over a tree logo. Also: Happy 4/20 from Word on the Tree!
A federal agency is getting sued over threatening prospective hemp farmers. Trump administration officials acknowledged that a tax incentive could benefit marijuana investors. Canadian cannabis giant Canopy Growth is nearing a deal to buy Acreage. Also: A Malaysian man who gave cannabis oil to sick patients got sentenced to 15 years in prison and 10 strokes of a cane.
Senator Cory Booker is trying to get equity provisions into the STATES Act. Colorado's new federal prosecutor agrees with rescinding the Cole memo. A veteran is forced to choose between medical marijuana and his job. Also: The Vitamin Shoppe is stocking CBD supplements, flouting FDA guidance.
In some U.S. counties, the war on weed is alive and well. How three billionaires had an outsize influence on legalizing cannabis. Chicago's prosecutor looks into expunging past pot offenses. Also: A deep dive into MedMen reveals the company's rapid expansion amid scandals and lawsuits.
The effort to create a more diverse cannabis industry is complicated by who's willing to fund small businesses. The STATES Act raises questions about tribal sovereignty. A tiny town in Colorado is reckoning with an influx of marijuana money. Also: How lawmakers' opposition to marijuana reform backfires in conservative states.