In a somewhat uniquely American way, opioid use disorder has become a marketing boon for the emerging cannabis industry. Advocates and industrialists alike have focus-grouped America’s deadliest epidemic into a modern-day Pepsi Challenge; a double-blind, peer-reviewed taste test where four-out-of-five addicts prefer medical marijuana.
In a seemingly nondescript back warehouse inside of Las Vegas’ premier entertainment complex and cannabis superstore Planet 13, Director of Marketing David Farris spoke with excitement about the dispensary’s expansion plans. Already the world’s largest cannabis dispensary, the success of Planet 13 has left the team behind Sin City’s newest tourist destination eager to push forward, to see how far they can move the envelope.
PotNetwork News was live at the Tobacco Plus Expo in Las Vegas, with ex-NBA star Lamar Odom as he introduced his new line of CBD vape pens under the brand name Odom Vape Pen.
The investigation by PotNetwork News, based on an in-depth review of Mr. Joseph’s research, a trove of confidential documents, and interviews with people familiar with the events discovered that Dr. Bomi Boban Joseph is, in fact, Moses Sunith Prasad Joseph, a former venture fund manager and convicted con artist who stole over $20 million from Wells Fargo Bank, Bank One, and Eastman Kodak, among others, in the early 2000s.
In early July the New York State Department of Financial Services issued a memo giving guidance to banking institutions hesitant to provide financial services to the medical marijuana industry.
“Also, a funny story that takes a half-hour to tell so I won’t tell it other than to say I attracted a cease and desist letter from the US Secret Service for stamping “I Grew Hemp” on all of the dollar bills coming out of George Washington’s mouth,” recalled Joy Beckerman about her early days as an advocate for hemp.
Before the recent uptick, the marijuana stock market ran quite cold over the first half of 2018, the result of a mixed bag of circumstance. Investors blamed everything from a market correction to US Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ rescinding of the Cole Memo…