Dollar General to sell CBD cosmetics in select Tennessee and Kentucky stores

Dollar General to sell CBD cosmetics in select Tennessee and Kentucky stores
FILE PHOTO: A sign is seen outside a Dollar General store in Chicago, Illinois, U.S. May 23, 2016. REUTERS/Jim Young (Reuters) – Discount store chain Dollar General Corp (DG.N) said on Tuesday it would sell cannabidiol (CBD) cosmetic products in more than 1,000 stores in Tennessee and Kentucky, as demand for the products grows. CBD is a non-psychoactive chemical found... Read More

Could life insurance go up in smoke for some vapers?

Could life insurance go up in smoke for some vapers?
LONDON/NEW YORK (Reuters) – Global reinsurers are stepping up their warnings to life insurer clients about the potential risks of vaping, putting pressure on underwriters to charge certain vapers higher rates than smokers, or even exclude them altogether. FILE PHOTO: A man uses a vaping product in the Manhattan borough of New York, New York, U.S., September 17, 2019. REUTERS/Carlo... Read More

Wave of European Cannabis firms to list in 2020, analyst says

Wave of European Cannabis firms to list in 2020, analyst says
LONDON (Reuters) – Up to five companies active in the cannabis industry could go public in 2020 in Europe, a continent whose stock markets have largely missed out on the North-American “pot stocks” frenzy, a leading industry analyst said on Thursday. FILE PHOTO: Leaves of a Carmagnola hemp strain plant at a medical cannabis plantation in Trikala, Greece, August 26,... Read More

Pot stocks soar as U.S. House committee clears bill on federal weed legalization

Pot stocks soar as U.S. House committee clears bill on federal weed legalization
(Reuters) – Shares of marijuana companies rose on Thursday after a U.S. congressional committee passed a legislation to decriminalize cannabis, taking it a step closer to being approved by the Democratic-controlled House of Representatives. A marijuana leaf is displayed at a medical marijuana dispensary in Seattle, Washington, in a file photo. REUTERS/Anthony Bolante The bill, which was passed 24 to... Read More

Trump to meet with vaping industry as he mulls tighter regulation

Trump to meet with vaping industry as he mulls tighter regulation
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump said on Monday he will be meeting with vaping industry representatives as his administration considers tightening e-cigarette regulations amid a nationwide outbreak of vaping-related injuries and deaths. “Will be meeting with representatives of the Vaping industry, together with medical professionals and individual state representatives, to come up with an acceptable solution to the... Read More

Siemens CEO deplores admiration for ‘pot smoker’ after deputy praised Elon Musk

Siemens CEO deplores admiration for ‘pot smoker’ after deputy praised Elon Musk
FRANKFURT (Reuters) – Siemens (SIEGn.DE) Chief Executive Joe Kaeser on Friday lamented Germans who fail to recognize true visionaries and instead admire pot smokers who talk about space travel, only days after his deputy praised Tesla CEO Elon Musk. FILE PHOTO: Siemens CEO Joe Kaeser looks on before visit of German Chancellor Angela Merkel at the company’s plant in Goerlitz,... Read More

Siemens CEO deplores admiration for ‘pot smoker’ after his deputy praised Tesla

Siemens CEO deplores admiration for ‘pot smoker’ after his deputy praised Tesla
FILE PHOTO: Siemens CEO Joe Kaeser looks on before visit of German Chancellor Angela Merkel at the company’s plant in Goerlitz, Germany, July 15, 2019. REUTERS/Hannibal Hanschke/File Photo FRANKFURT (Reuters) – Siemens (SIEGn.DE) Chief Executive Joe Kaeser on Friday lamented Germans who fail to recognize true visionaries and instead admire pot smokers who talk about space travel, only days after... Read More

Drake signs up for Toronto marijuana venture

Drake signs up for Toronto marijuana venture
FILE PHOTO – 2019 Billboard Music Awards- Show – Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S., May 1, 2019 – Drake accepts the award for Billboard Top Artist. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni (Reuters) – The biggest of Canada’s new brand of marijuana producers will join forces with Toronto-born rap star Drake to launch a fully-licenced joint venture in the city to produce and distribute cannabis,... Read More

As ‘Cannabis 2.0’ kicks off in Canada, industry strangled by limited retail outlets

As ‘Cannabis 2.0’ kicks off in Canada, industry strangled by limited retail outlets
(Reuters) – A year after Canada legalized use of recreational marijuana cannabis stocks have lost half their market value, and investors betting that the launch of higher-margin pot-infused drinks and other products will quickly lift shares may be in for a bumpy ride. FILE PHOTO: Cannabis products on display at the Hunny Pot Cannabis Co. retail cannabis store after marijuana... Read More