MARIJUANA NEWS ROUNDUP – SEPT. 27, 2019

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John Legend, (r), is getting into the THC edibles business. (Photo by Amanda Edwards/WireImage)
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News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Fri. SEPT. 27, 2019: Here are the marijuana headlines making news globally and in the Caribbean and Latin America for the week-ending September 27, 2019:

Singer John Legend just announced a partnership with PLUS Products, which currently holds the two top spots in California’s list of best-selling THC edibles.

The marijuana industry scored a major victory on Wednesday, as the House of Representatives voted to let federally-insured banks work with cannabis shops and related companies in states that have legalized marijuana.

World Cup-winning soccer superstar Megan Rapinoe and her twin sister, Rachael, both of whom were star soccer players at the University of Portland, have launched a CBD brand called Mendi.

Martha Stewart, one of the most-watched cannabis influencers, this week revealed that she and her guests “got a little silly” after eating gummy bears at one of her parties.

Total sales of legal marijuana or cannabis in the U.S. states where medical marijuana is legal is expected to soar to almost $30 billion by 2025.

Colorado brewery, Ska Brewing says it plans to release a pomegranate-flavored CBD seltzer this fall through its sister company, Oh Hi Beverages.

Uruguayan-based Fotmer Life Sciences announced Tuesday that the company has become the first to complete a “commercial export of medical cannabis from Latin America,” sending a shipment to Australia.

The Australian city of Canberra has become the first city there to legalize marijuana.

The Us’ Department of Veterans Affairs is under pressure to ease restrictions on veterans’ access to medical marijuana to help treat pain and other ailments.

The CanEx Jamaica Business Conference and Expo got off to a great start thursday at the Montego Bay Convention Centre in St James, with participants engaging in discussion around the burgeoning global cannabis industry over the next few days.

And three marijuana stocks to consider this week are: iAnthus Capital Holdings, Aleafia and Health Greenlane Holdings.

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