Cannabis social network MassRoots
hired former Salesforce executive
Lance Galey as CTO.
Derek Peterson, CEO of Terra Tech, was
denied life insurance
by Mutual of Omaha. “We cannot accept premium[s] from individuals or entities who are associated with the marijuana industry,” the company said in a letter.
The L.A. Times interviewed
David Dinenberg, CEO of Kind Financial
, which developed Agrisoft, the seed-to-sale tracking software that software giant Microsoft is selling to state governments.
Snoop Dogg is in a
trademark dispute with the Toronto Maple Leafs’
parent company over whether the logo of his cannabis brand Leafs by Snoop is too similar to the hockey team's logo. Canna Law Blog offers a primer on
Ebbu, the Colorado company
I followed for much of last year
, announced that it had discovered
cannabinoids and terpenes that modify the effects of THC
. The company seeks to develop cannabis-derived “Feelings” products called Energy, Create, Chill, Giggle and Bliss.
Cyclist Floyd Landis announced that he would be
release a line of cannabis products
in Colorado. Landis won the 2006 Tour de France but was stripped of his title for doping. His 2011 confession contributed to Lance Armstrong's downfall.
Tennessee Titans linebacker Derrick Morgan became the
second active NFL player
to call on the league to research the benefits of cannabis. The first, Eugene Monroe, was recently cut by the Baltimore Ravens.
Len Bias, a promising Boston Celtics prospect,
died of a cocaine overdose 30 years ago
. His death has been credited with escalating the war on drugs.
David Hibbitt, a U.K. man who claimed cannabis had cured his bowel cancer,
died at 34
. Given 18 months to live, he survived for four years.
heroin use is at a 20-year high
, according to the UN’s World Drug Report 2016. report. The Influence points out the
A New York Times piece on
treatments for opioid addiction
doesn’t mention cannabis.
Buzzfeed drug reporter Amanda Chicago Lewis. “I’m kind of like a Narc!” she said. “Most people
want to talk to me.” In March, Lewis
published a long piece
on the industry’s racial disparities.
Caribbean nations are
Leafly looks at Croatia’s
fast developing MED program
The First Cannabis Church of Logic and Reason
holds its first service
in Lansing, Michigan tomorrow.
A 31-year old man in Georgia appears to have
died from natural causes
while unloading $12 million worth of weed from a van.
A researcher at Canada's University of Guelph wants to
grow pot in space
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