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What Corona Owner’s $4 Billion Bet on a Marijuana Firm Says About Pot’s Future

What does a beer company do to hedge against slowing growth in its main business? In the case of the parent company of Corona, the answer is to invest heavily in the marijuana industry. Constellation Brands, which also makes Robert Mondavi wine and Svedka vodka, announced on Wednesday that it had invested $4 billion in Canopy Growth, a publicly traded Canadian cannabis producer.

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What Pot Legalization in Canada Means for the U.S.

With Donald Trump subverting America’s global standing – feuding with allies, palling around with dictators, snatching toddlers from migrant mothers – Justin Trudeau just may be the leader of the Free World. Starting this week, the prime minister’s youthful, forward-looking Canada is now also the leader of the weed world.

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1 Important Fact About Canadian Marijuana That You’re Probably Overlooking

In a shade over two months, on Oct. 17, history will be made. After months of debate in Parliament, and years of promises from Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, recreational marijuana will become officially legal in Canada and go on sale in private and government-owned dispensaries.

To say that legalized cannabis is a big deal would be a big understatement. Though estimates vary wildly given that no industrialized country has ever given the green light to adult-use weed before, the industry could be looking at adding $5 billion in yearly sales. This would come atop the hundreds of millions of dollars the legal pot industry has been generating from domestic weed sales and exports to foreign countries where medical marijuana is legal.

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Even Alabama Republicans Disagree With Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ Views On Marijuana Legalization

Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ views on cannabis became more evident than ever last week when he made public his decision to repeal the Cole Memo, an Obama-era memorandum that has essentially protected state-legal cannabis businesses from federal prosecution.

While this move didn’t surprise anyone, the following information may come as a shock: Sessions’ position on marijuana might not even be representative of his home state, Alabama, often considered a conservative, deep-South red state.

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5 Cannabis Friendly Warm-Weather Destinations

Originally Published: December 26th, 2014.

Cannabis laws are being reformed in many states throughout America, and similar changes are being made all over the world as people are learning more about the benefits that can be obtained from this plant with the not-so-positive reputation. While the one-and-only Amsterdam, Netherlands has been known as the place for marijuana-friendly tourists to vacation, some people would prefer to escape to a warmer, perhaps even tropical, destination. Now that laws are being reformed, there are many warm-climate destinations joining the realm of marijuana tourism.

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Vape Pen Guide: A Look at Dry Herb, Wax, and Oil Cartridge Vaporizer Pens

If you haven’t been living under a rock the past few years, you’ve probably noticed the massive popularity that vape pens have been gaining as an alternative to smoking herb. Since most are now designed to fit in your palm or pocket, the vape pen of today is a much more portable, discreet, and stylish way to vape than the vaporizers of the past.

The use of personal vaporizers as a means of enjoying or medicating with marijuana has become so commonplace that the word “vape” was recently added to the Oxford English Dictionary, and was even named as their word of the year in 2014.

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Publix Heiress Donates $800,000 to Fight Medical Marijuana Legalization in Florida

State election records show that the Carol Jenkins Barnett Family Trust donated $800,000 July 14 to Drug Free Florida, the lobbying group running a scare-tactics campaign to kill Florida’s medical marijuana amendments. The same group helped squash 2014’s medical marijuana amendment, which fell just two percentage points short of the 60 percent vote it needed to pass statewide.

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