On April 1, 2016, Medizin, a medical marijuana dispensary at 4850 W. Sunset Road, will host its grand opening at 10 a.m. PT.
On March 23, 2016, Coral Reefer, a legalization advocate and popular voice in the cannabis community, released her coverage of the California Cannabis Business Expo, which took place March 3-5, 2016, in San Francisco.
On March 17, 2016, the New Orleans City Council passed Ordinance Calendar No. 31,148, decriminalizing simple possession of cannabis and synthetic cannabinoids.
On March 14, 2016, GW Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ: GWPH), a biopharma company with two promising cannabis-based medications, announced positive results for the first pivotal Phase 3 study of Epidiolex, a CBD-based medicine, in treating Dravet syndrome, a severe form of pediatric epilepsy.
On March 9, 2016, Essence Dispensary, a medical marijuana provider in Nevada, opened its second location on 2307 S Las Vegas Blvd, being the only medical marijuana dispensary on the Las Vegas Strip.
On March 3, 2016, Shelley Gillen, a mother whose 13-year-old son suffers from severe epileptic seizures, met with Nebraska Sen. Sue Crawford in an attempt to convince the senator to support LB 643, a bill introduced by Sen. Tommy Garrett that would establish the Cannabis Compassion and Care Act.
On March 3, 2016, the Tampa City Council will meet to hear the first reading of an ordinance that would decriminalize 20 grams or less of cannabis.
On Feb. 29, 2016, the Las Vegas Paiute Tribe broke ground on a new medical marijuana dispensary near downtown Vegas, with additional plans to open a cultivation facility on the tribe’s Snow Mountain Reservation.
On Feb. 27, 2016, KRQE News 13 in Albuquerque reported that two young Girl Scouts were selling their Girl Scout cookies outside of Ultra Health, a medical marijuana dispensary in Albuquerque, that afternoon.
At a U.S. Senate Aging Committee hearing entitled, “Opioid Use Among Seniors – Issues and Emerging Trends,” on Feb. 24, 2016, Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Massachusetts, discussed how investing in medical marijuana research could help tackle the opioid crisis among senior citizens.
On Feb. 22, 2016, Denver City Council’s Marijuana Moratorium Committee met to discuss the saturation rate of marijuana facilities within the city limits.
The Apothecarium, a medical marijuana dispensary in Las Vegas, opened for business on Feb. 20, 2016. At the helm of the operation is co-owner Dave Kallas, a retired Las Vegas police officer who had 21 years on the force.
On Feb. 12, 2016, on “Real Time with Bill Maher,” host Bill Maher directed his “New Rules” editorial segment to proponents of marijuana legalization, reminding them that legalization is not guaranteed, even if it is recreationally legal in four states.
On Feb. 9, 2016, the Anchorage Assembly met to discuss municipal regulations for legalized recreational cannabis businesses.
Iowa State Rep. Peter Cownie, R-West Des Moines, announced on Feb. 9, 2016, that he would be filing a medical cannabis bill on Feb. 10 that would allow for the cultivation and distribution of medical cannabis oil in Iowa.
On Feb. 8, 2016, the City of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, held a press conference regarding Mayor Eric Papenfuse’s ordinance proposal to amend the city’s codified ordinances to decriminalize small amounts of marijuana.
Essence Dispensary, a medical marijuana provider in Nevada, has plans to open three dispensary locations in the Las Vegas Valley by this spring.
On Feb. 3, 2016, California Gov. Jerry Brown signed Assembly Bill 21, emergency legislation drafted by Assemblyman Jim Wood.
On Feb. 3, 2016, the CNBC series The Pulse @ 1 Market released its interview with Leslie Bocskor, CEO of Electrum Partners, as a part of Althea Chang’s article, “Tech start-ups hope for marijuana sales growth.”
On Feb. 2, 2016, Sacramento City Council passed a new ordinance that allows a building zoned for agricultural or commercial use to operate as a cultivation facility, with such a facility now allowed to be up to 22,000 square feet in size.
On Feb. 3, 2016, Etain LLC, a family-run business and one of the five licensed medical marijuana providers in New York, will open another dispensary in the state.
On Feb. 1, 2016, TEDx released “Stoners coming out – beyond the marijuana monster myths,” a talk given by writer David Schmader at TEDxRainier, a community-based event licensed by TED, on Nov. 21, 2015, in Seattle, Washington.
On Dec. 21, 2015, the Oregon Liquor Control Commission announced that it had released a recreational marijuana license tutorial on its website and its YouTube channel.
On Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2015, Oregon Rep. Earl Blumenauer requested an end to marijuana prohibition during the morning hour portion that preceded the House’s regularly scheduled legislative session.
Cashinbis talks with Frank Marino, CEO of MJIC Inc., while at the Cannabis World Congress & Business Expo in Los Angeles. Marino reveals that MJIC expects to trade publicly by June 2016.
In a city with dispensaries as common as coffee shops, Denver is undoubtedly the epicenter of the legal marijuana movement. And if you’re in the business of bud, it’s a good place to be: Colorado accounted for a third of the country’s 2.7 billion dollar marijuana market last year.
Watch the Marijuana Investor Summit wrap up by Pot Stocks.
While some people spent 4/20 enjoying marijuana, others in Denver were learning how to invest in the growing pot industry to make some money.
BOULDER, Colo. — Marijuana growers around this famously pot-friendly city next year will start paying special fees to offset their contributions to climate change.
“All for One” is Addey Lane’s pro-Cannabis movement song kick starting awareness to the fight to legalize cannabis/hemp in pop culture.
Emmy winning independent journalist Ben Swann released a video detailing the hypocrisy of the federal government holding patents on medical marijuana, and the health benefits of CBD oil.
Reporter Charlo Greene quit on-air during KTVA-TV’s 10 p.m. newscast Sunday, revealing herself as the owner of the medical marijuana business Alaska Cannabis Club and telling viewers that she would be using all of her energy to fight for legalizing marijuana in Alaska.
Garyn Angel had five minutes to make his pitch to five wealthy investors on why they should fund his marijuana startup. “We have 133,000 Facebook followers,” said Angel, president and CEO of Seattle-based Magical Butter, which sells cookware to make marijuana-infused butter, oils, sauces or lotions. “We’re looking for $2 million to $3 million.” Read…
On Wednesday, September 3, 2014, South Carolina’s Medical Marijuana Study Committee met to discuss how to implement its CBD oil law, which will allow patients with certain forms of epilepsy to use cannabidiol, one of marijuana’s medicinal compounds.
Just when you thought all variations on the Ice Bucket Challenge had been exhausted, rapper B-Real from Cypress Hill shows up with a bucket of marijuana.
In this episode of Canadian Cannabis, Damian visits two gigantic weed factories in Ontario to check out what kind of bud the government has legally authorized. He also chats with pot activists throughout British Columbia to get their take on the new licensed producer system.
June 24 (Bloomberg) — David Friedman, an investor and publisher of Marijuana Investor News, and Patrick Rea, founder of Miso Capital, talk with Bloomberg’s Jennifer Oldham about investing in the marijuana industry.
Recreational marijuana is legal in Colorado and Washington state, and though it’s still illegal under federal law, more states are considering the move, setting the stage for a potential gold rush that could conceivably rival the repeal of prohibition. Economics correspondent Paul Solman talks to entrepreneurs looking to cash in on the cannabis industry.
A Seattle food truck hopes to sell marijuana-infused treats around the city, but as KIRO’s David Ham reports that may be only a pipe dream – for now.
Sir Richard Branson explains why he believes in legalization of marijuana and the business case for investing in the industry.
David Letterman – “Top Ten Courses at the Marijuana University” from May 16, 2014.
After years of debating, Minnesota lawmakers passed a bill on May 16, 2014, that clears the way for medical marijuana. Patients must meet one of eight conditions to receive treatment.
At one point, he was against medical marijuana, but now Dr. Oz is an advocate for its use.
Alan Brochstein talks to Steve Kubby of Kubby TV about investing in stocks within the cannabis industry.