Oklahoma: Chronic Palooza III – Oklahoma City

Blazing America in Oklahoma

Written by Justin Cohen, Originally Published on Blazing America Things don’t come small in Oklahoma, including Chronic Palooza III, held both in and out of a giant shopping mall south of downtown OKC. BlazingAmerica was not able to catch the Jack Herer Cup, but did make a stop earlier on day two of the event to check out Chronic Palooza … Read More

The Evolution of Blazing Washington into Blazing America Media: The Cannabis Grind

Blazing America

I first met Justin Cohen on a cannabis subreddit and then in the real world at the Seattle Cannabis Freedom March four years ago. In 2019, CLN interviewed Justin right after he launched an in-store cannabis newspaper. Since then cannabis has been deemed essential, several states legalized recreational use, the MORE Act passed partially, Trump lost the election and the … Read More

10 Tips to Get Investors into your Cannabis Business

10 Tips to Get Investors into your Cannabis Business

Investment is of major importance for any cannabis entrepreneur. The cannabis industry has seen a major improvement over the last few years in terms of legality and sales. Cannabis has started to gain wider acceptance and has been legalized in a growing number of states, nations, and other jurisdictions for both medicinal and recreational use.

Cannabis Lawsuits Signaling a Maturing Market?

Cannabis Lawsuits Signalling a Maturing Market?

One of the main aspects of a healthy market is the ability to mobilize the justice system to protect your business. In this sense, are cannabis lawsuits signalling a maturing market?    Recently, Benzinga reported that a CBD Chain could sue Visa for “terrorizing” its business. Reportedly, MNG 2005, Inc. a Missouri-based CBD chain was withheld of $66.000 in payments, … Read More

Germany Rejected Marijuana Legalization

Germany Rejects Recreational Cannabis

Recently, Germany rejected marijuana legalization, proposed in the “German Cannabis Control Bill” by the initiative of the German Green Party. The bill proposed the removal of cannabis from the list of Scheduled drugs on its Narcotics Act (the Betäubungsmittelgesetz or BtMG), and to regulate cannabis in a similar way to alcohol, with adults from 18 years old permitted to buy … Read More

The MORE Act – Analysis of its implications

The MORE Act

  Recently, in an emailed statement, House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer promised that the House would vote on the MORE Act in December, after postponing the MORE Act vote that was supposed to take place on September 21 indefinitely. At the time, it was reported that moderate Democrats expressed concern about voting on the MORE Act before voting on a second … Read More

Illinois Cannabis Licenses Delayed Until Spring 2021

illinois cannabis license delay

​Litigation surrounding Illinois first cohort of 75 cannabis dispensary licenses should be a warning for any state that has cannabis legalization plans, or election results to deal with. Illinois Dispensary License Applications are months behind schedule, with no end in sight. The five new legal states do not have to turn into a logjam of litigation that stalls the industry’s growth and expansion … Read More

Illinois Turns Down $100 Million in Cannabis Tax Money

Illinois cannabis tax revenue

A memo created by the Cannabis business Association of Illinois has created a memo citing 135 million dollars of lost revenue because the state will not allow the licensed retail cannabis shops to relocate their dispensaries. This report included lost revenue from over 13 dual-use licenses that require both medical and recreational cannabis to be sold. Governor Pritzker’s office did not respond … Read More

Industry Insights From Michael Patterson

Michael Patterson

Listen or watch our latest cannabis conversation with Michael Patterson NHA, OTR/L, CEAS, and CEO of the US Cannabis Pharmaceutical Research and Development and editorial board member of the American Journal of Endocannabinoid. Michael talks about his international hemp business dealings and cannabis enterprise in the United States. After you listen to the show check out www.uscprd.com and give the … Read More