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.
That’s not to say that professional gamers can’t partake; in fact, it’s quite the opposite. The ESL was clear in its decision that things like cannabis and CBD cannot be used during a competition, but also noted that gamers could do what they want on their own time, a dynamic shift from what is found in most professional sports leagues.
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.
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.
In 1994, the disgraced former aide to Richard Nixon and a key figure in the Watergate scandal John Ehrlichman made a startling admission about the War on Drugs to writer and reporter Dan Baum —startling not so much for its content, which many had long suspected, but for the nonchalant attitude in which Ehrlichman delivered it.
“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…
Basketball players are trained to watch the clock. The 24-second shot clock. Three seconds to guard an opponent. Eight seconds to move the ball towards the opposition.
Although local retailers and neighborhood corner stores enjoy the outspoken support of contemporary consumers, too often that goodwill doesn’t translate into a sustainable business model.