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Weed Warriors: Meet Six Women Shaping the Cannabis Industry activism Industry News 

Weed Warriors: Meet Six Women Shaping the Cannabis Industry

Among the many benefits of marijuana legalization – from an influx of tax revenue to a reduced prison population – the emerging $7 billion market is providing new opportunities, with fewer barriers, for enterprising women. As a product, cannabis “crosses genders, ethnicities, economic backgrounds and political views,” says Sally Nichols, a leading pot investor. “To me, that was a game-changer.” Here are six women advancing the cause of America’s most intoxicating cash crop. Read the full article

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UK Patients Won’t Benefit From GW Pharma’s Expansion activism 

UK Patients Won’t Benefit From GW Pharma’s Expansion

UK medical cannabis company GW Pharmaceuticals is planning a massive expansion in Britain. This growth is necessary to meet the anticipated demand for a new epilepsy treatment, after promising results in clinical trials. The company plans to hire 70 new staff members and invest approximately £50m in capital funding over the next three years. “We’re proud to be a UK company,” said Adam George, UK Managing Director of GW Pharmaceuticals. “We do all our manufacturing in the UK and we are scaling up, ready to commercialize [the new product] next…

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Jailed Zambian Activist Receives Help From Marc Emery activism 

Jailed Zambian Activist Receives Help From Marc Emery

In the midst of the dark and tangled mess cannabis prohibition has brought on this world, some examples of its destruction are far more severe than others. At the beginning of May, Marijuana.com shared the story of David Julian Wightman, a journalist and cannabis activist in Zambia. David was trying desperately to bring attention to the injustices that exist in his country, where large numbers of lower-class citizens are being jailed for simple possession. Read the full article

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The VA Can’t Provide Cannabis to Veterans With PTSD, so This Group Gives It Out for Free activism 

The VA Can’t Provide Cannabis to Veterans With PTSD, so This Group Gives It Out for Free

Once a month, staff members at the Santa Cruz Veterans Alliance (SCVA) fill more than 100 brown paper bags with high-quality medical cannabis and pass them out for free at a local community center. For the military veterans who receive it—many of whom struggle with PTSD—the medical cannabis acts as a lifeline to health. The SCVA, which operates out of an old office in a Santa Cruz neighborhood, has been serving local men and women since 2011, when the organization was founded by military veterans Aaron Newsom and Jason Sweatt….

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The Official Guide to Being a Good Weed Citizen activism Living 

The Official Guide to Being a Good Weed Citizen

Like it or not, using cannabis in 2017 is a political statement. Gone are the days when potheads and party-tokers would puff discreetly on whatever schwag they could get their hands on, with little thought beyond fear of getting caught. Now, all of the assumptions, stereotypes and misinformation of the past are being carefully reconsidered. There are brands and ballot initiatives to consider. Opinions are changing. Pot shops are thriving. Stigmas are shifting. And that means that anyone who spritzes a weed tincture under her tongue before a movie or…

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UK to Host First Ever Medical Cannabis Summit activism 

UK to Host First Ever Medical Cannabis Summit

Prime Minister Theresa May is dead-set against any sort of cannabis reform. Despite the opinion at the head of Her Majesty’s Government, there are government officials, healthcare providers, activists, and everyday citizens who are calling for the legalization of medical and even adult-use cannabis in the United Kingdom. Read the full article

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