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Old places and new cannabis spaces
We love to read stories where commercial real estate and cannabis intersect. This piece starts with a bang, too: "If you would have told me when I started in the real estate capital markets industry that I would be financing a cannabis building, I would have asked you what you were smoking." There's more: After the author closed his first cannabis deal it led him to dozens of other loan and joint-venture equity requests in both the cannabis and hemp spaces.

Read books, get smart
There's no reason not to read books. Free from the library or easy to download, get reading! Here are five solid reads to bulk up your cannabis book collection.

Goodbye Xanax my old friend
new study has found that many patients stopped using benzodiazepine after receiving medical cannabis. The findings have been published in the journal Cannabis and Cannabinoid Research. Many patients also reported decreased daily distress due to medical conditions after being prescribed cannabis.

China gets in the game
Two of China's 34 regions are quietly leading a boom in cultivating cannabis to produce CBD, the "nonintoxicating compound that has become a consumer health and beauty craze in the United States and beyond." For export only, we presume.

Too much of a good thing
You've probably heard that Oregon and Washington have an overabundance of cannabis - enough to last until 2025. That's not great. The cause: laws that weren't ready for the onslaught of growers and probably federal laws that prohibit sales across state lines. Something has to give.