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SEC OKs Reg. A+ Cannabis Offering

Although still technically illegal under Federal law, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission has apparently cleared an offering by a cannabis grower. True Leaf Medicine International Ltd.  (issued a press release that it has received a notice of qualification from … Continue reading

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Crowdfunding Medical Costs Grows Exponentially

Will we become a society of Blanche DuBois-es when it comes to our medical bills under the Republican health care legislation? It seems so, as Bloomberg notes that: “Crowdfunding platforms such as GoFundMe and YouCaring have turned sympathy for Americans … Continue reading

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Real Estate Magnate Crowdfunding To Support Psychedelic Research

How does crowdfunding fit into a story about a real estate magnate with cancer and the Peruvian hallocinogen ayahuasca? Rodrigo Niño, a NYC real estate developer, after having a psychedelic experience to relieve his fear of death (the drug makes … Continue reading

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Self Experimenting Doctors Turn to Crowdfunding

Some doctors/researchers are risking their lives to experiment on themselves then plan to use crowdfunding to further their research. The Wall Street Journal reports that “a number of scientists who have experimented on themselves with new or yet-to-be approved medical … Continue reading

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Scientists Turn To Crowdfunding

Because the National Institutes of Health grant rate is at about 22% and other grants are dying up, scientists are turning more and more to crowdfunding. While some have called it “panda science,” the number of scientific projects on crowdfunding … Continue reading

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Prohibited Crowdfunding Rewards

Getting into the weeds of crowdfunding can be pretty interesting. For example, did you know that the following items are PROHIBITED as rewards by Kickstarter: illness cures, lotteries, energy drinks, hate propaganda (which probably includes swastika stickers), genetically modified organisms … Continue reading

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Crowdfunding To Help Returning Vets

Crowdfunding can be used for many things. This is a cause I’m supporting and hope you will too. “A feature documentary about a Marine returning from Afghanistan with the invisible injuries of war who meets a therapist who is confronting … Continue reading

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