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Evan Hilton is a Chicago based entrepreneur, as well as the president and founder of Mon Chéri, LLC, the parent company of GreenMCMeds, MonChériMeds, and GreenTechSolutionGroup. For the past six years, Hilton has been focused on providing innovative tools and services that improve healthcare outcomes. As a healthcare professional, he noticed several disparities in the…

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Cannabis connoisseur Lil Wayne is racing along with a slew of other celebrities to get in on the weed ownership game. Much like renowned weed whiffers Snoop Dogg, Wiz Khalifa, Willie Nelson and Whoopi Goldberg, Lil Wayne is taking advantage of the decriminalization of marijuana to launch his own brand called GKUA, which is set…

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Sarai A. Graves, CEO and co-founder of Eye of Da Chi Networks, is a project manager with over 10 years of experience in marketing, logistics, organizing, and event planning. She has worked on several youth initiatives throughout Illinois to close the digital divide and increase financial literacy for urban youth. Since 2007 Graves has assisted…

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In her seven years working for Oregon’s Department of Human Services, master grant writer Holli Linn acquired a host of skill sets that have served her well. Among her many hats, she now wears that of a publicist, mental health and social justice advocate, and most recently, independent business owner. Linn’s transition from government to…

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Easily one of the most anticipated breakout sessions during the first day of RIDE Con 2019, “Bangi: Cannabis Land — Access and Ownership,” featured a trio of cannabis investors – Roland Martin, Matthew Knowles and Ryan Mack. Each provided indispensable knowledge for budding entrepreneurs in the industry. Bangi (pronounced bon-ghee) means “marijuana” or “hemp” in…

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Jason Derulo wants marijuana to be legalized. The “Swalla” hitmaker says the psychoactive drug can be “really helpful” for those struggling with serious pain from pre-existing medical conditions, and he believes it should be decriminalized to help “subside” their suffering. The 29-year-old star, who performed at the 2018 MTV European Music Awards (EMAs) at the Bilbao Exhibition Centre…

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The old ad campaign of “Have a coke and a smile” is taking on new meaning as the Coca-Cola Corp. is getting ready to cash in on the legal marijuana business. Bloomberg News reports that the multi-national soft drink giant is in negotiations to produce a drink infused with cannabis oil. The Coca-Cola corporation is…

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President Trump made an announcement yesterday that has some pot smokers checking their hearing and “ganja-prenuers” jumping for joy. As he was boarding the presidential helicopter he fielded a question from a reporter regarding a current bill making its way through Congress. The bill is known as Strengthening the Tenth Amendment Through Entrusting States (STATES)…

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Ziggy Marley is urging marijuana users to “grow your own” as a part of a campaign to rid pot of pesticides. The 49-year-old musician and son of the late reggae star Bob Marley who smoked cannabis as part of his Rastafarian religion, is campaigning for regulation of the cannabis farming industry to ensure the weed…

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Rolling out talks Medical Marijuana with Dr. Rasean Hodge, Activist Nicole Buffong, Advocate Diego Salas Posted by Rolling Out on Monday, April 2, 2018 Rolling out recently hosted a panel discussion on medical marijuana in Georgia. The panel featured Dr. Rasean Hodge, who certifies patients for medical marijuana, activist and cannabis patient Nicole Buffong and…

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Attorney General Jeff Sessions rescinded the Cole Memo, an Obama-era policy that paved the way for legalized marijuana to flourish in states across the country, creating new confusion about enforcement. Michael Weiner and Joeseph Lynyak are partners at the international law firm Dorsey & Whitney. Weiner has been working with companies and investors successfully over…

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There have been very few opportunities for Blacks in this country to be in a position to capitalize on a new industrial movement as leaders. If we look back on the history of this country and look at the major eras that made family fortunes whether it’s cotton, oil, railroads, steel or computers, Blacks have…

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Further proof that Georgia has unfair laws when it comes to marijuana occurred in Cartersville this past New Year’s Eve. That is when local police responded to a report of shots fired at a subdivision. But what they found was not a gun or shooting victims but a peaceful private party. According to the Daily…

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Former geavyweight boxing champion Mike Tyson has taken off his gloves to become a marijuana farmer. Just before Christmas, Tyson and his business partners broke ground on Tyson Ranch, a 40-acre piece of property in California City, California. The ranch will dedicate 20 acres to growing high-grade cannabis for medicinal and recreational use. According to…

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With the advent of Georgia’s new laws regarding the use of medical marijuana, many healthcare providers are looking at this option for their patients; one such provider is Dr. Rasean T. Hodge. Dr. Hodge is a graduate of Morehouse College, did his residency at the Morehouse School of Medicine and received his medical degree from UMDNJ…

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