Welcome back to The Week in Weed, your weekly look at all things legalized marijuana.
- Chart of the Week: Snapshot of Increased Investment Activity in the Marijuana Industry
(Marijuana Business Daily: News, 6 June 2016)
The cannabis industry is becoming increasingly attractive to investors, who are pumping more money than ever into marijuana companies. One indication of the increased activity: In 2015, cannabis companies secured more than $215 million in venture capital, according to data from the investment research firm CB Insights.
Two insurers to stop treating all pot users as smokers as marijuana increasingly accepted
(National Post, 30 May 2016)
In a sign of marijuana’s growing normalization in Canada, two major life insurance companies have decided to treat cannabis users as non-smokers, reversing a long-standing policy and offering many of them far cheaper premiums.
- Gov. Kasich signs Ohio’s medical marijuana bill into law
(Columbus Dispatch, 9 June 2016)
A bill authorizing physicians to prescribe marijuana derivatives to treat a host of health conditions was signed into law this afternoon by Ohio Gov. John Kasich.
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