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Cannabis Business Alliance Statement: Federal Comments on Adult Use Cannabis

Cannabis Business Alliance Statement: Federal Comments on Adult Use Cannabis

DENVER, Feb. 23, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — The Cannabis Business Alliance (CBA) has released a statement regarding recent comments from the White House on adult-use marijuana.


United Cannabis Corporation Enters Licensing Agreement With Vessel Life Science LLC

DENVER, Feb. 23, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — United Cannabis Corporation (OTCQB: CNAB) (the “Company” or “United Cannabis”) today announced that it has signed an exclusive licensing agreement with Vessel Life Sciences (“VLS”) to produce and distribute its products, including the award-winning Prana Bio Nutrient Medicinals, throughout Pennsylvania.

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Consumer Protection Commissioner Proposed New Medical Marijuana Conditions

HARTFORD, Conn., Feb. 23, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — Today, Commissioner Jonathan A. Harris informed the Board of Physicians of his decision regarding which conditions DCP will seek to add to the list of debilitating conditions through the regulation making process.

Americans for Safe Access

Memo to Congress: DEA Dumped the “Gateway-Theory” Due To Science

WASHINGTON, Feb. 23, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — Today, Americans for Safe Access, a national nonprofit dedicated to ensuring safe and legal access to medical cannabis for therapeutic use and research, sent a memo to Congress informing members that the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) has removed false information about cannabis from its website after months of public pressure.


Keith Stroup Brings “NORMLization” and the Future of Marijuana to the California Cannabis Business Expo, March 5-8

SAN DIEGO, Calif., Feb. 23, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — Keith Stroup, founder of National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws (NORML), brings his team and the group’s thoughts on the future of marijuana legalization to the California Cannabis Business Expo, March 5-8, Sheraton Marina, San Diego.


Courtagen Receives Notice of Allowance for a Genetically Targeted Pain Therapy Patent in the U.S.

WOBURN, Mass., Feb. 23, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — Courtagen Life Sciences, Inc., an innovative endocannabinoid platform and molecular information company, announced today that the company has received a Notice of Allowance from the United States Patent and Trademark Office for its patent application no. 14/895,557, titled “Methods and Kits for Treating and Classifying Individuals at Risk of or Suffering from TRAP1 Change-of-Function.”


MYM Closes Acquisition of Majority Interest in Inspection-Stage Licensed Producer Application

VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Feb. 22, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — MYM Nutraceuticals Inc. (CSE:MYM) (the “Company” or “MYM”) is pleased to announce that it has completed its acquisition of a majority interest in Sublime Culture Inc. (“Sublime”) and its inspection-stage application to become a Licensed Producer of medical cannabis.

United Patients Group

United Patients Group and Sonoma State University Offer First Public University Medical Marijuana Course in the Nation

ROHNERT PARK, Calif., Feb. 22, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — Two leaders in California education – United Patients Group, a leading medical cannabis education organization and Sonoma State University are teaming up to offer the first medical cannabis course from a major public university in the country.

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Multiple Sclerosis Approval: Medical Marijuana, Inc. Subsidiary HempMeds® Brasil Receives Brazilian Government Permission for Import of Flagship Product RSHO™

SAN DIEGO, Calif., Feb. 21, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — Medical Marijuana, Inc. (OTC: MJNA), the first publicly traded cannabis company in the United States, subsidiary, HempMeds® Brasil today announced that the Brazilian government has authorized a doctor’s prescription for the Company’s hemp cannabidiol (CBD) oil product Real Scientific Hemp Oil™ (RSHO™) to treat patients in the country suffering from Multiple Sclerosis.


Talib Kweli & The Pharcyde to Headline the 2017 National Cannabis Festival

WASHINGTON, Feb. 13, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — The National Cannabis Festival announced Talib Kweli, The Pharcyde, and Backyard Band as headliners for the second-annual music, art, and advocacy festival celebrating the legalization of cannabis in Washington, DC.

Marley Natural

Marley Natural Celebrates Anniversary with Limited-Edition Cannabis Collection

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 21, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — Marley Natural, the official Bob Marley cannabis brand, is pleased to announce the launch of the Anniversary Herb Collection featuring artwork and packaging designed by Bob’s legendary art director, Neville Garrick.

American Cannabis Company

American Cannabis Company, Inc. Announces It Has Secured A Contract And Equity Stake With A New Client In The State Of Florida

DENVER, Feb. 21, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — American Cannabis Company, Inc. (OTCQB: AMMJ) (the “Company”), a full-service business-to-business consulting solutions provider, and seller of ancillary products to the cannabis industry, today announced it has secured its second client in the state of Florida.


Marapharm Ventures Inc. “Marapharm” announces an acquisition in California

KELOWNA, British Columbia, Feb. 21, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — Marapharm has entered into an agreement to purchase a Medical Delivery Service with the specific and limited purpose to deliver, facilitate or coordinate cannabis transactions between qualified patients and caregivers.

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Surna Inc. Converts $2.76 Million of Debt

BOULDER, Colo., Feb. 21, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — Surna Inc. (OTCQB: SRNA) converted $2.76 million of its 10% convertible promissory notes, consisting of approximately $2.28 million in principal and $480,000 of accrued interest, into approximately 18 million shares of newly issued common stock and cash payments of less than $200,000.


Impending Implementation of California’s 2018 Business-critical Cannabis Regulations to be Addressed at Upcoming San Diego Cannabis Business Expo

LOS ANGELES, Calif., Feb. 21, 2017—MJIC, Inc., the leading provider of cannabis regulatory compliance solutions and services, media, investor capital and supply chain distribution, announced today that it expects to sell out for its upcoming third annual Cannabis Business Expo, March 5 – 8 in San Diego, California.


Office of Drug Control Grants First Cannabis Licence

CANBERRA, Australia, Feb. 20, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — On Friday 17 February 2017, the Office of Drug control issued the very first licence under the medicinal cannabis provisions of the Narcotic Drugs Act 1967. The licence is a cannabis research licence and has been issued to Cannoperations Pty Ltd, a wholly owned subsidiary of the Australian company Cann Group Limited.

Marijuana Control Board Rules in CBD Oil Violations

ANCHORAGE, Alaska, Feb. 17, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — In a unanimous vote, the Marijuana Control Board determined the CBD (cannabidiol) oil seized last week by the Alcohol and Marijuana Control Office (AMCO) to be marijuana product, except that which is labeled as made exclusively from seeds and that does not also include the term “CBD.

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Crown Baus Capital Corp. Acquires 100-Acre Investment Participation in Cannabis Science’s California and Nevada Property and Drug Development Projects

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., Feb. 17, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — Crown Baus Capital Corp. (OTC PINK: CBCA) announces the Company acquires 100-acre investment participation in the Cannabis Science, Inc. (OTC PINK: CBIS) Property and Drug Development Projects spread across California and Nevada.


Canopy Growth Corporation Renews Agreement with XIB Consulting Inc.

SMITH FALLS, Ontario, Feb. 17, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — Canopy Growth Corporation (TSX: WEED) (“Canopy Growth” or the “Corporation”) announced that it has renewed the engagement agreement (“agreement”) with XIB Consulting Inc. (“XIB”) that the Corporation announced on April 7, 2016 and subsequently renewed October 7, 2016.


Dana Rohrabacher to Keynote California Cannabis Business Expo March 5-8

SAN DIEGO, Calif., Feb. 16, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — Congressman Dana Rohrabacher (R-Calif.) will be the opening keynote at the Third Annual California Cannabis Business Expo, March 5-8 at the Sheraton Marina, San Diego. There will be an opening night reception for Rohrabacher, who has been a staunch supporter of legal cannabis.

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Nation’s Leading Cannabis and Drug Policy Reform Advocates Commend Congressional Members on Formation of Congressional Cannabis Caucus

WASHINGTON, Feb. 16, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — The nation’s leading cannabis and drug policy reform organizations commended Congressional members Thursday on the formation of the Congressional Cannabis Caucus.


Parliamentary Secretary Bill Blair Launches Tour to Meet with Canadians to Discuss Cannabis Legalization and Regulation

TORONTO, Ontario, Feb. 16, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — Bill Blair, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada Jody Wilson-Raybould, has started a cross-country tour to discuss the legalization and regulation of cannabis.

United Patients Group

United Patients Group and Sonoma State University Offer First Medical Marijuana Course in the Nation

SONOMA, Calif., Feb. 16, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — Two leaders in California education – United Patients Group, a leading medical cannabis education provider, and Sonoma State University, the beloved university in heart of fertile Northern California – are teaming up to offer one of the first medical cannabis courses from a major public University in the country.

Rohrabacher, Blumenauer, Young, Polis to Hold Press Conference to Launch New Cannabis Caucus, Discuss the Future of Cannabis Policy

WASHINGTON, Feb. 15, 2017 /Weed Wire/ – Representatives Dana Rohrabacher (CA-48), Earl Blumenauer (OR-03), Don Young (AK-At Large), and Jared Polis (CO-02) on Thursday, February 16, will hold a press conference to discuss the role of the newly formed Cannabis Caucus and the future of cannabis policy.

Cannabis Business Alliance CBA

Cannabis Business Alliance Statement: States on Path to Cannabis Legalization can find insight from Colorado’s Industry for Best Practices in Regulation and Child Safety

DENVER, Feb. 15, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — In response to Gov. Hickenlooper’s recent visit to speak with California legislators in Sacramento, Calif., in advance of legalization of adult-use cannabis, The Cannabis Business Alliance (CBA) has released a statement.


Americanna Celebrates No. 1 Edible

BOULDER, Colo., Feb. 15, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — Colorado cannabis leader Americanna today announces that Colorado stores serving recreational customers sold more of its Sour Leaf Gummies than any other edibles product in the state, despite Americanna’s entrance into the cannabis market nearly four months after the year began, on April 20 (4/20).

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New York State Assembly Passes Landmark Legislation to Seal Past Marijuana Possession Convictions

ALBANY, N.Y., Feb. 15, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — Yesterday, the New York State Assembly voted in support of A.2142, a bill that will seal the criminal records of people who have been unjustly and unconstitutionally arrested for simple possession of marijuana in public view.


Report to physicians: ‘Engage in the Practice of Medicine’ When Recommending Medical Marijuana

PORTLAND, Ore., Feb. 15, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — A report presented this month to the Oregon Legislature, HB 4014 Clinical Guidelines Work Group: Guidelines for Attending Physicians When Recommending the Medical Use of Marijuana, provides recommendations to physicians on appropriate care of a patient diagnosed with one or more debilitating conditions for which the physician is recommending the medical use of marijuana.

Hawaii DOH

Hawaii Department of Health Approves Pono Life Sciences Maui LLC to Acquire and Cultivate Medical Marijuana

HONOLULU, Hawaii, Feb. 14, 2017 /Weed Wire/ – The Hawaii State Department of Health (DOH) today issued a Notice to Proceed to Acquire and Cultivate Marijuana to Pono Life Sciences Maui LLC for their production center on Maui.

SU Ag Center & College of Ag. Set to Host Medical Marijuana Town Hall Meeting

BATON ROUGE, La., Feb. 14, 2017 /Weed Wire/ – The Southern University Land-Grant Campus – consisting on the SU Ag Center and College of Agricultural, Family and Consumer Sciences – will host a Medical Marijuana Town Hall Meeting on February 23, 2017 at 2 p.m. in the Southern University Ag Center.


NORML Forms Multi-State Workplace Drug Testing Coalition

DENVER, Feb. 14, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — The fact that 190 million Americans now live in states where marijuana has been legalized to some degree is raising a number of questions and issues about how to integrate the American workforce and marijuana consumers rights in regards to drug testing.


Campaigning Against Censorship, CannaSmack Announces “Free The Leaf,” Partnership with NORML

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah, Feb. 14, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — To date, 28 of 50 states, plus Washington D.C., Puerto Rico and Guam, have legalized forms of medical and recreational marijuana. Enter CannaSmack, a woman-owned and operated company that manufactures all natural, cruelty free, hemp-infused lip balms and lotions plus a line of SPF products made entirely in the USA using domestic hemp sourced from Oregon.

Hybrid Tech

Hybrid Tech and Lemnis Oreon International Partnership May Revolutionize Cannabis Industry

PORTLAND, Ore., Feb. 14 , 2017 /Weed Wire/ — Hybrid Tech, LLC – the cannabis industry’s premier design, engineering and consulting firm – today announced a strategic international partnership with Lemnis-Oreon, the world’s leader in hydronically cooled LED grow light manufacturing.


Tilray Announces Medical Cannabis Export to New Zealand

NANAIMO, British Columbia, Feb. 14, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — Tilray, a global leader in medical cannabis research and production, today announced that it has received necessary approvals in Canada and New Zealand to export medical cannabis to New Zealand.

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Medical Marijuana Inc. Subsidiary, HempMeds, Announces New Affiliate Program Showcasing Customer Loyalty

SAN DIEGO, Calif., Feb. 13, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — Medical Marijuana, Inc. (OTC: MJNA) announced today that its subsidiary HempMeds® is announcing a new affiliate program showcasing customer loyalty by allowing them to earn a commission by referring customers to the company.


Aurora Cannabis and Radient Technologies Provide Update on Exclusive Collaboration Arrangements

VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Feb. 13, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — Aurora Cannabis Inc. (the “Company” or “Aurora”) (TSXV: ACB) (OTCQB: ACBFF) (Frankfurt: 21P; WKN: A1C4WM) and Radient Technologies (“Radient”) (TSXV: RTI) are pleased to provide an update on their previously announced collaboration arrangements.

Americans for Safe Access

DEA Removes Marijuana Misinformation from Website After Months of Public, Legal Pressure

WASHINGTON, Feb. 13, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — After months of public pressure, the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) has removed factually inaccurate information from its website.

Colorado Governor Hickenlooper to Kick Off Tuesday’s Oversight Hearing on Cannabis Taxes and Regulatory Timelines

SACRAMENTO, Calif., Feb. 10, 2017 /Weed Wire/ – Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper, who has become a legislative leader when it comes to the unique hurdles that occur with legalization of recreational marijuana, will kick off Tuesday’s Senate Oversight Hearing on cannabis taxes and regulatory timelines.

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Colorado Government Reports $1.3 Billion in Marijuana Sales Generated Nearly $200 Million in Tax Revenue in 2016

WASHINGTON Feb. 10, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — The Marijuana Policy Project issued the following statement in response to the Colorado Department of Revenue’s announcement that $1.3 billion in regulated marijuana sales took place in calendar year 2016.

CannMed 2017

CannMed 2017 Conference Announces Expanded Speaker List for Medical Cannabis Health and Research Conference to be Held in Boston in April

WOBURN, Mass., Feb. 10, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — Medicinal Genomics and Courtagen Life Sciences, today announced an increasingly influential speaker lineup for CannMed 2017.


Marijuana Enforcement Acts on Retail Violations

ANCHORAGE, Feb. 9, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — Today, enforcement officers of the Alcohol and Marijuana Enforcement Office seized items from several retail stores across the state containing CBD (cannabidiol) oil that appear to be offered for sale in violation of several provisions of AS 17.38, including requirements for testing, packaging, and labeling.

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Treasurer Chiang, Working Group Meet in Los Angeles to Find Ways to Provide Banking Services to $7B Legal Cannabis Industry

SACRAMENTO, Calif., Feb. 10, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — California’s $7 billion a year legal cannabis industry is about to launch 10 months from now. But it is hampered by having no access to basic banking services enjoyed by other businesses.

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