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Veriheal Acquires MarijuanaDoctors.com for $3M

Health technology company Veriheal has acquired MarijuanaDoctors.com in a $3 million deal, giving the firm the largest network of physicians in the medical cannabis space and expanding its network of strategic dispensary partnerships. The revamped site will include secure electronic medical record tools, online appointment scheduling, 24/7 support via live chat and phone, and a

2022-02-23T18:19:42+00:00February 23rd, 2022|Cannabis, Feed|Comments Off on Veriheal Acquires MarijuanaDoctors.com for $3M

Wells Fargo Analyst: Trucker Shortage Due to Federal Prohibition

A top Wells Fargo analyst suggested that federally mandated drug testing for cannabis is contributing to the worker shortage and rising prices in the trucking industry, according to a Marijuana Moment. Wells Fargo’s Chief Equity Strategist Chris Harvey’s comments came during a conference call last week when Harvey described the drug tests as creating “a

2022-02-22T16:20:30+00:00February 22nd, 2022|Cannabis, Feed|Comments Off on Wells Fargo Analyst: Trucker Shortage Due to Federal Prohibition

South Dakota Police Arrest Patients Enrolled in Tribal Medical Cannabis Program

Law enforcement officials in South Dakota are arresting people who have been issued a medical cannabis card by the Flandreau Santee Sioux Tribe, contending that the cards are not valid for non-tribal members, according to a KFGO report. The tribe operates the only medical cannabis dispensary currently operational in the state. Tribal officials told KFGO

2022-02-22T17:22:16+00:00February 22nd, 2022|Cannabis, Feed|Comments Off on South Dakota Police Arrest Patients Enrolled in Tribal Medical Cannabis Program

Advocates in Denton, Texas Launch Cannabis Decriminalization Campaign

Advocates in Denton, Texas are conducting a petition drive to decriminalize cannabis in the city, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports. The effort is being led by Decriminalize Denton and other groups who are gathering signatures in support of ending citations and arrests for misdemeanor possession. The campaign’s goal is to get a city ordinance ending

2022-02-22T18:25:08+00:00February 22nd, 2022|Cannabis, Feed|Comments Off on Advocates in Denton, Texas Launch Cannabis Decriminalization Campaign

Boyne Capital Partners and A&A Global Imports Have Acquired Aphecal Enterprises, Inc.

Miami, FL – Boyne Capital Partners (“Boyne”) is pleased to announce that its portfolio company A&A Global Imports, LLC dba www.marijuanapackaging.com or “MJ Pack” (“A&A”) acquired Aphecal Enterprises, Inc. dba www.420packaging.com (“Aphecal” or the “Company”), a leading supplier of packaging materials and ancillary products to the high-growth medical and recreational cannabis industry. Since 2013, the

2022-02-21T16:26:22+00:00February 21st, 2022|Cannabis, Feed|Comments Off on Boyne Capital Partners and A&A Global Imports Have Acquired Aphecal Enterprises, Inc.

New Zealand Police Revive Cannabis Eradication Program

Police in New Zealand have budgeted more than $600,000 for a national cannabis eradication program — a year after the operation was canceled, Stuff reports. Officials had quietly ended the practice in January 2021, saying that the leaders of the nation’s 12 police districts no longer backed the program. According to the report, six police

2022-02-21T17:16:17+00:00February 21st, 2022|Cannabis, Feed|Comments Off on New Zealand Police Revive Cannabis Eradication Program

Alabama Senate Committee Approves Cannabis Decriminalization Bill

The Alabama Senate Judiciary Committee on Wednesday approved a bill to decriminalize cannabis possession in the state, the Associated Press reports. However, the bill sponsor, Democratic state Sen. Bobby Singleton admitted that the bill’s chances of passing the Legislature is “not bright considering it is an election year.” The committee had approved an identical version

2022-02-21T17:16:51+00:00February 21st, 2022|Cannabis, Feed|Comments Off on Alabama Senate Committee Approves Cannabis Decriminalization Bill

CNN CHS Coverage Light on Sources; Cherry picks data

In a September 17 article focused on cannabinoid hyperemesis syndrome (CHS) CNN’s coverage uses just one source (quality and gatekeeping bias) in its narrative, falling short of basic journalism standards. Additionally, the article claims that “CHS can be life-threatening” despite no one ever dying from the condition (omission bias). The article also cherry picks data

2022-02-20T19:17:18+00:00February 20th, 2022|Cannabis, Feed|Comments Off on CNN CHS Coverage Light on Sources; Cherry picks data

Fox News: No Fairness or Balance in Coverage of San Francisco Cannabis Tax Suspension

Recently, officials in San Francisco, California voted unanimously to suspend the implementation of its voter-approved cannabis tax. Supervisor Rafael Mandelman, who sponsored the bill to suspend the tax, cited the “illegal market” and “out-of-control retail theft” as the reasons for the tax’s suspension. On December 5, Fox News published a report on the plan with

2022-02-20T20:15:28+00:00February 20th, 2022|Cannabis, Feed|Comments Off on Fox News: No Fairness or Balance in Coverage of San Francisco Cannabis Tax Suspension

CNN Cannabis Heart Attack Report Strikes Alarmist Tone

CNN’s article, “Young adult cannabis consumers nearly twice as likely to suffer from a heart attack, research shows,” suffers from several biases, including tone, oversimplification, and omission. Presence of bias: Tone bias is apparent in the first graph and is meant to scare readers but the study – like the CNN article – “confuses absolute

2022-02-20T21:15:27+00:00February 20th, 2022|Cannabis, Feed|Comments Off on CNN Cannabis Heart Attack Report Strikes Alarmist Tone
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