BROOKLYN

Title:  Mary Jane, meet Cup o’ Joe! Brooklyn café is legally selling coffee infused with cannabis

Author: Daily Mail

Date: 24 March 2018

URL: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/food/article-5537011/Brooklyn-caf-legally-selling-coffee-infused-CANNABIS.html#ixzz5AimMuj9W

Extract: Cannabis in illegal for recreational use in New York, but that’s no buzzkill for Caffeine Underground in Bushwick. The shop has found way to serve coffee laced with the drug that doesn’t break any laws. According to Bushwick Daily, the new spot is the only place in New York City taking advantage of a loophole that allows them to sell drinks with Cannabidiol (CBD).

GENE SIMMONS

Title:  Gene Simmons Of KISS Is Getting His “Own” Marijuana Company

Author: Green Market News

Date: 21 March 2018

URL: https://www.greenmarketreport.com/gene-simmons-of-kiss-is-getting-his-own-marijuana-company/

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Gene Simmons, best known for being the bassist and co-lead singer of the rock band Kiss and a reality TV star, is finally getting his own marijuana company – albeit with a catch.

Invictus Md Strategies (GENE) announced on Tuesday it had opened for trading on the TSX Venture Exchange and that the 68-year-old Simmons, the company’s Chief Evangelist Officer would be the inspiration for the new ticker symbol, GENE. The company’s previous ticker symbol was IMH.

 

MARYLAND

Title: A medical marijuana dispensary in Maryland banned patients for online complaints

Author: Washington Post

Date: 22 March 2018

URL: https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/md-politics/a-medical-marijuana-dispensary-in-maryland-banned-patients-for-online-complaints/2018/03/22/8fcaefa0-1016-11e8-9065-e55346f6de81_story.html?utm_term=.80356acf1cac

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A medical marijuana dispensary in western Maryland has banned at least four customers because they posted complaints online about pricing or other issues, sparking concern from advocates and potentially violating state rules for the emerging industry.

Joy A. Strand, the executive director of the Maryland Medical Cannabis Commission, said registered dispensaries have the right to decline marijuana to patients or caregivers if they appear to be under the influence of drugs or alcohol.

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NORTH CAROLINA

Title: Mother arrested after video of baby smoking marijuana goes viral

Author: The Cannabist

Date: 22 March 2018

URL: https://www.thecannabist.co/2018/03/22/viral-video-of-baby-smoking-marijuana-leads-to-mothers-arrest/102156/

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SWEDEN

Title:  In anti-drug Sweden, investors take shine to cannabis stocks

Author: Reuters

Date: 23 March 2018

URL: https://www.reuters.com/article/us-sweden-cannabis/in-anti-drug-sweden-investors-take-shine-to-cannabis-stocks-idUSKBN1GZ2FQ

Extract:  Shares in companies including Canadian cannabis producers Aurora and Canopy Growth and Sweden’s Heliospectra, which makes lighting for greenhouses that can be used to grow the plant, were the most heavily traded sector in January and February at online stockbroker Nordnet. While private investors sold heavyweight Swedish stocks such as H&M, Nordea and Ericsson, cannabis stocks drew in around 700 million Swedish crowns ($85 million) over the period.

 

 

 

 

 

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