Could cannabis lessen sports head injuries?
A recent major study on brain damage among former professional football players found that the brains of deceased players that were studied showed signs of chronic traumatic encephalopathy, a condition linked to head trauma. There might be a solution to lessen concussions: cannabis.

Cannabis meets affordable housing
Los Angeles is looking into the possibility of setting up a public bank to do business with marijuana dispensaries. The twist?  Said bank would focus on providing financing to small businesses and developers of affordable housing.

New trends in cannabis business
A new report is out that identifies several trends in the industry. Up there are new luxury brands (inevitable) as well as the emergence of software management companies - and data - like required seed to sale tracking. All that data being gathered? It's gold for many.

We do
Guess which next industry has jumped on the cannabis bandwagon? Weddings! In Colorado, Cannabis Wedding Expo is a new event where brides and grooms can meet marijuana vendors and get info on wedding services like day-of coordination, overall planning, floral arrangements, and cannabis open bars.

Headline of the week
Sen. Cory Booker Wants to Make Marijuana Legal Across U.S.- Could That Curb Opioid Epidemic?

Booker introduced a wide-reaching bill this week that would drop the federal prohibition on marijuana and even encourage states to legalize the drug.

And, while we're on the subject, a congressional committee voted last week to extend protections of state medical marijuana programs against federal interference.