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IS CANNABIS BANKING A REALITY?
Cannabis Credit Union Gets Go-Ahead from Federal Reserve
After years of frustrations and legal struggles, there appears to be light on the horizon for Colorado’s embattled Fourth Corner Credit Union, the first financial institution created specifically to serve the legal cannabis industry. Click to read all the details!
BIG CHANGES AT THE NCIA
Rob Kampia Removed from National Cannabis Industry Association Board
Rob Kampia, the embattled former chief of the Marijuana Policy Project, was removed from the board of directors of the National Cannabis Industry Association this week, Marijuana Business Daily has learned. Kampia’s ouster adds to recent turmoil at the NCIA and raises questions about the organization’s future.
GREEN TOURISM IN SAN FRANCISCO
San Francisco's First Cannabis Tour of 2018 Is Ready to Roll
Cannabis tourism is beginning to heat up in California. Led by Victor Pinho, an East Bay-based longtime industry marketer, Emerald Farm Tours is the first such business to launch in San Francisco in 2018, and aims to serve international and national visitors who are canna-curious but don’t know where to begin.
Will Cannabis Delivery Survive in California's Legal Market?
The Golden State’s legal cannabis delivery economy remains densely muddled. The state may license and allow delivery services, but local municipalities retain the legal right to prohibit them. Numerous cities and counties either ban cannabis delivery outright or restrict delivery to existing storefront cannabis companies. Confusion has mounted in the past four weeks, as the state has begun issuing delivery licenses in a bureaucratic trickle. So what's the deal with legal pot delivery in California?
Who We're Following
Emerald Exchange (@emeraldexchange) has one goal: To support and promote small cannabis farmers. Follow along as they shine a light on the people, farms, and products that make the industry so unique!
What We're Listening To
Our editor went to New Orleans last week and was immersed in the toe-tapping, finger-snapping world of jazz. Cliff, one of our web developers, recommends curing the NoLa jazz itch by listening to "Stand Up" by CA's own Royal Jelly Jive!