Cannabis Company Donates 1 Million Meals In California

Bloom Farms, a California cannabis company, has donated 1 million meals as part of its corporate social responsibility program. For every product purchased, Bloom Farms gives the equivalent of one meal to a state food bank. “Donating our one-millionth meal shows that we’re succeeding for our customers, who have purchased […]

Cannasure Hires Kieran O’Rourke as Director of Underwriting

PRESS RELEASE ‘He will be very instrumental in our efforts to bring to market new products and programs in 2018 and beyond’ CLEVELAND — Cannasure Insurance Services (Cannasure), the premier cannabis insurance MGA and wholesale broker, announced today the hiring of Kieran O’Rourke to lead its MGA underwriting platform. “After an exhaustive search to find the […]

Dennis Peron, activist who helped legalize medical marijuana, dies

Dennis Peron, an activist who helped legalize medical marijuana in California, died Saturday afternoon in a San Francisco hospital. He was 71. Peron was a force behind a San Francisco ordinance allowing medical marijuana, a win that later helped propel the 1996 passage of Prop. 215, which legalized medical use […]

Mike Tyson Enters Cannabis Realm With 40-Acre Ranch In California

Mike Tyson is on the verge of becoming a heavyweight in California’s burgeoning marijuana industry. The former boxer and some business partners have broken ground on a 40-acre ranch in the state that they envision as a destination for growers and consumers of newly legal weed. California, which had allowed […]

Spotlight on Sexual Misconduct Reopens Old Wounds at Marijuana Policy Project

Nearly eight years ago, City Paper detailed a local sex scandal involving staffers at the Marijuana Policy Project, an influential advocacy group focused on promoting non-punitive marijuana laws. Certain facts are undisputed: In early August 2009, Rob Kampia left an employee happy hour at Union Pub on Capitol Hill with a female subordinate. Kampia was the organization’s […]

Colorado Harvest Company’s Director of Retail Sales Brings Williams-Sonoma Taste, J. Crew Style and Eddie Bauer Adventure to Create World Class Cannabis Shopping Experiences

PRESS RELEASE DENVER (Dec. 7, 2017) Colorado Harvest Company, a vertically integrated cannabis business with three dispensaries, hired Laurie Bosch as director of retail sales to strengthen its national brand by creating exciting and differentiated shopping experiences for cannabis enthusiasts in Colorado. Bosch, with 25 years of experience in retail […]

Canadian Cannabis Activist Takes Shot At Former Cops Entering The Industry

One of Canada’s most prominent marijuana activists has taken aim at former police officers who have entered the country’s fledgling cannabis industry, saying it was “hard to stomach” that those who spent years sending people to jail for pot offences are now poised to profit as the country moves towards legalisation. […]

NBA Star Karl-Anthony Towns Throws Support Behind Removing Cannabis From Banned List

Last month, former NBA commissioner David Stern, who led the league from 1984 until 2014, made headlines for suggesting that the Association should medical marijuana “completely legal.” Stern, who was doing an interview with former NBA player Al Harrington, said “I’m now at the point where, personally, I think [marijuana] probably should […]

Previously Opposed, This Former Police Chief from Toronto Now Runs a Cannabis Company

Once an outspoken critic of legalizing pot, Julian Fantino says he changed his mind after veterans convinced him of the benefits of medical marijuana in treating post-traumatic stress disorder and managing pain. The former Toronto police chief was recently named executive chair of a GTA medical marijuana company. Fantino told […]