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Higher Education Now Playing a Role in Diversifying the Cannabis Industry

Diversity matters in every industry, but in the fast-growing cannabis field, it’s important that people in underserved and underrepresented communities who previously bore the racial impact of cannabis’ illegal status, are now part of this booming space. Several barriers to entry in the cannabis industry remain since a 2017 study done by Marijuana Business Daily …

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Roz McCarthy continues to build a national social advocacy nonprofit while expanding the “Black Buddha” cannabis brand to new states

Minorities for Medical Marijuana is the largest community-based non-profit organization that is dedicated to bridging the gap between the legalized cannabis industry and communities of color through advocacy, education, and outreach services as it relates to social equity and social justice. The organization offers education, marketing, and business development opportunities to minority communities. Founded in …

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Hemp is not the boost Ohio farmers expected – at least not so far

Julie Doran, founder of the Ohio Hemp Farmers Cooperative and the Hemp Farm Summit in Columbus, talks about harvesting her first 5-acre crop in the fall. Some regulation is necessary to ensure that farmers are growing legal hemp rather than illegal marijuana, but she says the present restrictions make it tough for farmers to survive. …

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Where Ohio State Rep. Juanita Brent stands on Marijuana reform

State Rep. Juanita Brent is not just a life-long community advocate from Cleveland, Ohio, she’s a strong advocate for cannabis legalization and changes in law. In 2018, she was elected to her first term as State Representative to the 12th Ohio House District, and next month she’s up for re-election. In May she introduced a …

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CBD is everywhere: Why these millennial brothers decided to invest in Whole Plant

At 26, Alex Huska and his stepbrother, Josh Reminick, co-own Whole Plant™, a Cleveland-based hemp company that they launched less than two years ago. His belief in whole plant products is based on his own personal affliction with Crohn’s disease. Standard medicine failed. But he says alternative solutions gave him relief. Cannabidiol, also known as …

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From software entrepreneur to hemp farmer: Jerry Whiting continues to thrive during a pandemic

    Jerry Whiting is the co-founder & president of LeBlanc CNE, Inc., which  specializes in hemp genetics, product development, research & education.  He makes plant-based medicines including a hemp tincture and hemp topical oil among other things. He also writes a monthly hemp column  for Leaf Nation magazine, with plans to restart a podcast. …

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THE SECOND ANNUAL OHIO CANNABIS HEALTH & BUSINESS SUMMIT COMING TO THE I-X CENTER, JUNE 20-21

(CLEVELAND, OH) – Northeast Ohio is about to get much greener this summer with the second annual Ohio Cannabis Health & Business Summit at the I-X Center, June 20-21, 2020. The two-day expo is open to all and intended for anyone seeking knowledge about obtaining a medical cannabis card, medical cannabis treatments, cannabis law in …

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