In January entrepreneur Mike Tyson reportedly met with members of Antigua’s cabinet to discuss his participation in a conference. Since the Antiguan government created the Antigua and Barbuda Medicinal Cannabis authority in 2018, the Caribbean nation has fast-tracked cannabis industry development.

Initially scheduled for April and now rescheduled for September, this conference is expected to be where the pugilist’s preliminarily approved wellness center will get under way. More business is expected to follow.
CBD Testers

  • “Foreign investors are not limited in how much they can own or control when investing, and are allowed to hold the entirely of their investment.” Ahem.
  • Last fall, U.K.-based Eco Equity joined the interests who’ve been licensed for dispensaries in the West Indies nation. Foreign investors can transfer property titles in roughly 40 days.
  • Get past the many paragraphs of backstory and you’ll learn that the Antigua ranch project would feature a hotel that Tyson would buy or lease.

Quick Hits

  1. Where larger California cities have begun expunging cannabis crime convictions on a mass level, Nevada governor Steve Sisolak is offering up a resolution for blanket pardons. Cannabis sales convictions wouldn’t be eligible. 
  2. Earlier this month the City of San Jose received a grant to study its cannabis equity strategy. The nearly $150,000 state grant ought to inform how San Jose spends its 2019 award of $560,000.
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