Black Market

Ukraine Utilizing Blockchain in Land Transfers

The Ukrainian government is the latest in a string of governments and international groups around the world to implement Blockchain solutions to …

Blockchain

Why Are the Feds Trying to Recreate the Black Market? | Ganjapreneur

It’s either pure stubbornness, ignorance, corruption or officials in Washington D.C. really want to recreate the black market.<p>Our politicians can’t …

Cannabis

Canada Ponders an Unusual Drug Problem: a Shortage of Marijuana - Bloomberg

The biggest challenge for Justin Trudeau’s forthcoming legal recreational marijuana market is a shortage of pot, the finance minister of Canada’s …

Cannabis

Lacking Treatment Options, Opioid Addicts Turn to Black Market

CAMDEN, N.J.—Stuck on a waiting list for a prescription drug to help wean her off heroin, Diana Sherwood turned to the black market, buying the medication on the street for $20.<p>Ms. Sherwood, who is 30 years old and homeless, said a controlled medication called Suboxone helps with “the sweats, the …

Addiction

As pot comes out of black market, regulators face scrutiny

Take a black-market business that relies on cash. Move the business out of the shadows by giving it government oversight. Hire new regulators to keep watch on the business, all without any experience regulating a brand-new industry.<p>The result can be a recipe for government corruption.<p>Recent cases …

Cannabis

Jeff Sessions' drug policies will expand black market, not reduce crime

In Jeff Sessions' explanation for instructing federal prosecutors to avoid seeking mandatory minimums in some drug cases, he got a lot of things …

Justice

Central Bank to sell $100 mln at Forex market Auction

Central Bank of Nigeria plans to sell $100 million at a special foreign currency auction on Monday, the bank said as part of its efforts to improve …

Central Banks

Moody's downgrades Australian bank credit ratings

Credit rating agency Moody's has downgraded a dozen Australian banks, including the big four, citing increased risks in the nation's increasingly …

Business (Australia)

Dude, don’t bogart our marijuana revenues

Paging Grover Norquist: Antitax anxiety has broken out on Beacon Hill, with some Democratic lawmakers suddenly professing concern about raising taxes …

Cannabis

Morneau wants provinces to keep taxes on legalized marijuana low

Ottawa is seeking a pledge from the provinces that they will keep marijuana taxes low after legalization to help drive criminals and black market dealers out of business.<p>Finance Minister Bill Morneau intends to push for a low-tax commitment from his provincial counterparts in meetings Sunday and …

Cannabis

The Cinderella story of Trap Girl's trans front woman

<i>Drew Arriola Sands, left, sings in the South Gate band Trap Girl at La Conxa, 2017.; Credit: Amina Cruz</i>Chris Greenspon | Off-Ramp®Growing up, Drew …

Southern California

Legal pot to be $5 billion business in California: study

Tourists are likely to make up a significant portion of the state's new marijuana industry.

Cannabis

Oregon defends legal marijuana market to feds

The session, disclosed publicly Monday, took place as the Trump administration re-examines the federal government's approach to marijuana …

Cannabis

Newest pot sales numbers show Colorado on track for an even bigger payday in 2017

The green rush won’t last forever. But it looks far from over.State agricultural regulators tour a cannabis growing facility in Colorado in January. …

Cannabis

Apple suppliers caught 'selling customers' personal data' on Chinese black market

The scam had netted more than 50 million yuan ($7.36 million), police said.<p>More than a dozen individuals have been arrested by Chinese authorities on …

Security

17 of the most valuable items on the black market may surprise you

Drugs, weapons and human trafficking.<p>That's probably what comes to mind when thinking about the black market -- but the illegal trade is more varied …

AOL

Chinese Apple Staff Detained for Selling $7 Million Worth of User Data

Twenty Apple employees, and two accomplices, were apprehended this week by Chinese authorities over their alleged role in orchestrating an …

Security

Apple distributors arrested in China after pocketing 50 million yuan selling users' personal data

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IT

Two New Laws Take Aim At Black Market Marijuana In Colorado

Colorado is ramping up efforts to try and prevent marijuana from being diverted to the black market. Gov. John Hickenlooper signed two bi-partisan …

Cannabis

These Luxury Chocolates Are Inspired by Supreme, BAPE & More

Missed the latest drop and need something to make the loss a little less bitter? What you need is some streetwear-themed chocolate bars.<p>Designed by …

Lifestyle

iPhone Data Theft Tests China's New Cybersecurity Law

BEIJING—A week after China’s first cybersecurity law took effect, an investigation over the alleged theft and sale of iPhone users’ information looked set to test how well Apple Inc. and other companies protect Chinese citizens’ personal data.<p>Police in eastern China said they had detained 22 …

Cybersecurity

China arrests 22 suspects for selling Apple user data on black market

Police in the coastal Chinese province of Zhejiang have arrested 22 Apple distributors, accusing them of reselling iPhone user data to anyone willing …

Apple

Colorado toughens up on home grows, boosts funding for black market enforcement

Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper has signed House Bills 1220 and 1221, which cap home-grow limits at 12 plants and allocate $6 million of marijuana …

Cannabis

West Australian town with lowest toddler vaccination rate revealed

The community of Denmark in WA's South West has the lowest rate of vaccinated toddlers in the state, a new health report has revealed.<p>The Australian …

Islamic State (ISIS)

Why The E.U. Bitcoin Black Market Killer Probably Won’t Work

Over the weekend, the European Union announced a collaboration between 15 European cyber-security bodies that will attempt to undo the blockchain’s …

Bitcoin

'Incoherent mess': elite universities go nuclear on Turnbull government reforms

• <b>Political Insider</b>: Sign up for our newsletter<p>The nation's most prestigious universities have launched a savage attack on the Turnbull government's …

Islamic State (ISIS)

RBA keeps interest rates on hold at historic low of 1.5 per cent

• <b>BusinessDay</b>: Sign up for our newsletter<p>The Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) has left the cash rate at a record low 1.5 per cent for the 10th …

Reserve Bank of Australia

Motorists behaving badly ... and they know it

Speeding, texting while driving and answering hand-held mobile phones. These dangerous driving practices are rife on Victorian roads.<p>The extent of …

Islamic State (ISIS)

15 Hilarious Reminders That Online Shopping is Risky Business

Whenever you buy something online, you kinda have to rely on faith that it's actually going to show up as described.We all know that this isn't …

Humor

The Astounding Size of the Marijuana Economy Dwarfs 10 of America's Most Popular Food and Drink Staples

Legal pot sales alone swamp some surprising product lines, but when you add in estimated black market sales, marijuana is a real monster.Marijuana is …

Cannabis