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Congress Again With the Big Tech Questions

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The Senate Intelligence Committee and the House Energy and Commerce Committee this week tried again to get a handle on whether the nation’s big social media companies are some sort of threat to the greater good. They also tried again to figure out just what it is these companies, that …

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Lede on Cannabis

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The Lede Story Oh, Canada! U.S. cannabis stocks are flying high. One investor recently noted the crazy valuations of cannabis companies by comparing the stocks to bitcoin. But while we may sometimes be talking about U.S.-listed stocks, we’re talking mostly about Canadian companies.  Shares of Canadian cannabis-related companies are driving up …

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So What Exactly is in that Jamaican Herb?

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The Jamaica Medical Cannabis Corporation Ltd. (JMCC), a Canadian-Jamaican medical cannabis exporter, signed an agreement to invest $2 million USD over ten years to identify analyze, and preserve Jamaica’s indigenous cannabis strains. MCC signed an official Memorandum of Agreement with the National Foundation for the Development of Science and Technology (NFDST), to …

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Coca-Cola Buying British Coffee Chain Costa

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Coca-Cola is to buy the Costa coffee chain from owner Whitbread in a deal worth just over $5 billion (£3.9bn). Whitbread bought Costa, which is now the UK’s biggest coffee chain in 1995. At the time, it had just 39 outlets. It now has more than 2,400 UK coffee shops, …

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Nevada Cannabis Sales Far Higher Than Expected

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Nevada dispensaries sold nearly $425 million worth of recreational marijuana and pulled in nearly $70 million in tax revenue in the state’s first full year of sales, officials announced Tuesday. Including recreational and medical marijuana as well as marijuana-related goods and accessories, Nevada stores eclipsed a half-billion dollars in sales, …

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