HARTFORD, Conn., Feb. 22, 2018 /Weed Wire/ – On Monday, February 26th at 8:30am, the Board of Physicians will hold a public hearing to discuss the addition of four conditions to the Medical Marijuana Program.
BATON ROUGE, LA, Feb. 22, 2018 /Weed Wire/ – Southern University is currently in the process of finalizing its contract with Lafayette based Advanced Biomedics, LLC as the University’s medical marijuana cultivation and production facility operator.
OTTAWA, Ontario, Feb. 22, 2018 /Weed Wire/ – Tetra Bio-Pharma Inc. (“Tetra” or the “Company”) (TSX-V:TBP) (OTCQB:TBPMF), a global leader in cannabinoid-based drug development and discovery, is pleased to announce the completion of the sale of its shares of GrowPros MMP Inc. (“GrowPros”) to North Bud Farms Inc. (the “Purchaser” or “North Bud”) as previously announced in Tetra’s December 21st, 2017 press release.
TORONTO, Ontario, Feb. 22, 2018 /Weed Wire/ – CANNABIS COMPLIANCE INC. (CCI) of Toronto, Ontario, Canada, is pleased to announce the conditional acceptance for securing cannabis retail licence in Manitoba for National Access Cannabis (NAC).
NEWARK, NJ, Feb. 22, 2018 /Weed Wire/ – A series of conversations on marijuana legalization in New Jersey will focus on the racial justice and public health and safety aspects behind the push to legalize.
COLUMBUS, Ohio, Feb. 22, 2018 /Weed Wire/ – The following statement may be attributed to Ohio Auditor of State Dave Yost regarding legislation sponsored by Sen. Bill Coley, R-Cincinnati, on oversight of the state’s medical marijuana program:
The workshop will focus on what licensing information is needed and what resources are available for people planning to apply for state commercial cannabis licenses. The workshop will focus on what licensing information is needed and what resources are available for people planning to apply for state commercial cannabis licenses.
SACRAMENTO, Calif., Feb. 21, 2018 /Weed Wire/ — Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones announced today he has approved the first surety bond program for the cannabis industry in the State of California. Continental Heritage Insurance Company is the first insurer in the state to be approved to offer surety bonds for the cannabis industry.
DENVER, Feb. 21, 2018 /Weed Wire/ — General Cannabis Corp. (OTCQB:CANN), the comprehensive resource for the highest quality service providers available to the regulated cannabis industry, has hired cannabis industry veteran Joe Hodas as Chief Operating Officer (COO).
VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Feb. 21, 2018 /Weed Wire/ — Friday Night Inc. (Friday Night) (CSE: TGIF) (FWB: 1QF) (OTCQB: TGIFF) today announced that it has terminated its letter of intent (“LOI”) dated December 20, 2017 to acquire Body & Mind Inc. (“BAM”) in an all-stock transaction.
NEWARK, Feb. 20, 2018 /Weed Wire/ — Leaders in legal cannabis markets will speak with New Jerseyans at Essex County College on Feb. 21 at 6:30 pm.
SACRAMENTO, Calif., Feb. 20, 2018 /Weed Wire/ — Canna-Hub, a California-based real estate development and property management Company for the cannabis industry, today announced it is accepting lease commitments at a new 16-acre community in the city of Mendota, California.
WINNIPEG, Manitoba, Feb. 16, 2018 /Weed Wire/ — Following a request for proposals (RFP) issued on Nov. 7 seeking qualified applicants to operate retail cannabis locations, the Manitoba government has evaluated the submissions according to the criteria established in the RFP and conditionally accepted four proposals.
LANSING, Mich., Feb. 15, 2018 /Weed Wire/ – The Dept. of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (LARA) released information today to inform and advise license applicants regarding the labeling of medical marihuana products under the Medical Marihuana Facilities Licensing Act.
SACRAMENTO, Feb. 15, 2018 /Weed Wire/ – The Bureau of Cannabis Control (Bureau) announced today that the Cannabis Advisory Committee will be holding a second series of subcommittee meetings on Thursday, March 1 in Sacramento.
OTTAWA, Feb. 15, 2018 /Weed Wire/ — As part of its ongoing efforts to provide Canadian pharmacists with practice tools and resources, CPhA has developed a new medical cannabis evidence guide.
BERHARRISBURG, Pa., Feb. 15, 2018 /Weed Wire/ – Medical marijuana sales began in Pennsylvania today, allowing certified patients to obtain their medicine legally for the first time. Six out of the 10 dispensaries that have been approved to operate were set to open their doors, and up to 81 more dispensaries are expected to open across the state over the next few months.
FREDERICTON, GNB, Feb. 15, 2018 /Weed Wire/ – The Cannabis NB store designs were unveiled today.
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., Feb. 15, 2018 /Weed Wire/ – The North Dakota Department of Health, the government agency responsible for implementing the state’s voter-approved medical marijuana program, has awarded the contract to BioTrackTHC to develop and implement the state’s medical marijuana seed-to-sale traceability system.
BERKELEY, Calif., Feb. 14, 2018 /Weed Wire/ – The City of Berkeley has become the first city in the country to grant sanctuary to adult users of cannabis, businesses selling the product, and property owners where dispensaries and other cannabis-related business are located, Mayor Jesse Arreguin announced Wednesday. The decision means that no city department, agency, officer or employee can use city funds to assist in the enforcement of federal laws surrounding cannabis.
VERNON, British Columbia, Feb. 14, 2018 /Weed Wire/ – True Leaf Medicine International Ltd. (“True Leaf”) (CSE: MJ) (FSE: TLA) (OTCQB: TRLFF), the quality of life cannabis company for people and their pets, announced today the launch of its Return the Love™ charitable giving program as a core part of its mission to be Canada’s leading purpose-driven cannabis company.
DENVER, Feb. 14, 2018 /Weed Wire/ – MassRoots, Inc. (“MassRoots” or the “Company”) (OTCQB:MSRT), one of the leading technology platforms for the regulated cannabis industry, is pleased to release the following shareholder update from its Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Isaac Dietrich
SACRAMENTO, Calif., Feb. 14, 2018 /Weed Wire/ – K-12 public school students with special needs or severe disabilities who rely on cannabis-based medicine may soon be able to take their medication at school under legislation introduced Tuesday by state Senator Jerry Hill.
WASHINGTON, Feb. 14, 2018 /Weed Wire/ – Yesterday the City Council of Jackson, Mississippi voted unanimously to decriminalize marijuana, amending Chapter 86, Article III in the City of Jackson Code of Ordinances to effectively limit the maximum penalty for possession of 30 grams or less of cannabis to a $100 fine, with no prison time.
NANAIMO AND MONTREAL, Feb. 14, 2018 /Weed Wire/ – Tilray, a global pioneer in cannabis cultivation, processing and distribution, announced today that it has signed a Letter of Intent (LOI) with Société des alcools du Québec (SAQ) to supply the province of Quebec with high-quality cannabis products in anticipation of adult-use legalization later this year.
SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. 14, 2018 /Weed Wire/ – Eaze, the leading marijuana technology company, announced today that Jennifer Lujan joined the company as Director of Social Impact.
RUTHERFORD COUNTY, Tenn., Feb. 13, 2018 /Weed Wire/ – Yesterday, DEA agents, detectives from the local sheriff’s office, and Smyrna, Murfreesboro, and LaVergne police raided 23 Rutherford County businesses accused of selling candy products containing cannabidiol (CBD), a non-intoxicating compound derived from the cannabis (and hemp) plant. Law enforcement claims that the products were of particular concern because they were seemingly being marketed towards minors.
HARRISBURG, Penn., Feb. 13, 2018 /Weed Wire/ – Governor Tom Wolf today announced medical marijuana will be available for patients at approved dispensaries beginning February 15.
WASHINGTON, Feb. 13, 2018 /Weed Wire/ – U.S. Sen. Ron Wyden, along with a bipartisan group of 17 senators, this week sent a letter to the Senate Committee on Appropriations Chairman Thad Cochran (R-MI) and Vice Chairman Patrick Leahy (D-VT), urging them to respect states’ laws regarding the regulation of marijuana when finalizing fiscal year 2018 appropriations.
LOS ANGELES, Feb. 13, 2018 /Weed Wire/ – The Board of Supervisors unanimously approved a motion by Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas calling on the Office of Cannabis Management, in collaboration with various Los Angeles County departments and community stakeholders, to develop a countywide plan to facilitate the resentencing of minor cannabis convictions.
DENVER, Feb. 13, 2018 /Weed Wire/ – Colorado-based biotech company Next Frontier Biosciences today announced the assembly of its Research and Development Team, enhancing the company’s lineup of accomplished biotechnology executives and research scientists.
LAVAL, Quebec, Feb. 12, 2018 /Weed Wire/ – Tetra Bio-Pharma Inc. (“Tetra”) (TSX VENTURE:TBP)(OTCQB:TBPMF) and Neptune Technologies & Bioressources Inc. ( “Neptune”) (NASDAQ:NEPT)(TSX:NEPT) today announced that they entered into an agreement for the co-development, commercialization and marketing of purified cannabinoid oil-based products to address pain and inflammation relief applications for the natural health products and pet veterinary markets.
SAN RAFAEL, Calif., Feb. 9, 2018 /Weed Wire/ – Fees for medicinal cannabis retailer business applications and licenses are going before the Marin County Board of Supervisors for consideration on February 13.
NEW YORK, Feb. 9, 2018 /Weed Wire/ – Vireo Health of New York (“Vireo”), one of five medical marijuana companies currently operating in New York State, is proud to announce new print and digital advertisements appearing in New York publications El Diario and The Jewish Week.
TORONTO, Ontario, Feb. 9, 2018 /Weed Wire/ – Liberty Health Sciences Inc. (CSE: LHS or US OTCQX: LHSIF) (the “Company” or “Liberty”) is providing the following statement in response to the Canadian Securities Administration’s (the “CSA”) Staff Notice 51-352 Issuers with U.S. Marijuana-Related Activities (the “Notice”), revised February 8, 2018.
HARRISBURG, Penn., Feb. 9, 2018 /Weed Wire/ – Notice is hereby given, under 28 Pa. Code § 1151.39 (relating to electronic tracking system), that the Department of Health (Department) is prescribing the use of MJ Freeway’s electronic tracking system.
HARRISBURG, Penn., Feb. 9, 2018 /Weed Wire/ – Governor Tom Wolf today announced the Pennsylvania Department of Health approved medical marijuana dispensaries in Chester and Lancaster counties to begin operations, bringing the statewide total to eight.
ORLEANS, Ontario, Feb. 8, 2018 /Weed Wire/ – Tetra Bio-Pharma Inc. (“Tetra” or the “Company”) (TSX VENTURE:TBP) (OTCQB:TBPMF) a global leader in cannabinoid-based drug development and discovery, announced today that it has entered into a bought deal financing agreement to sell 8,000,000 units of the Company (the “Units”) at a price of $1.00 per Unit for gross proceeds of approximately $8.0 million (the “Offering”).
TORONTO, Ontario, Feb. 8, 2018 /Weed Wire/ – The Canadian Securities Administrators (CSA) today published CSA Staff Notice 51-352 (Revised) Issuers with U.S. Marijuana-Related Activities, which sets out CSA staff’s disclosure expectations for specific risks facing issuers with marijuana-related activities in the U.S.
ALBUQUERQUE, Feb. 8, 2018 /Weed Wire/ — New Mexico’s Medical Cannabis Program ended January 2018 with 47,840 enrolled patients according to the New Mexico Department of Health report, a 49 percent increase over the same month in 2017.
SOUTH KINGSTOWN, R.I., Feb. 8, 2018 /Weed Wire/ — A new report compiled by Peter Phipps, a professor of journalism at the University of Rhode Island, and students in his Media and Law course found that Rhode Island police officers continue to devote resources to enforcing laws against marijuana even after possession of small amounts was decriminalized in 2013.
SEATTLE, Feb. 8, 2018 /Weed Wire/ — Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan and City Attorney Pete Holmes announced today that the city will nullify all misdemeanor convictions for marijuana possession in the years before marijuana was legalized for adult use in Washington state.
WASHINGTON,D.C., Feb. 8, 2018 /Weed Wire/ – The California State Legislature will consider a bill to allow judges to order probation, rather than jail or prison for persons convicted of possessing drugs, selling drugs or similar offenses, if the court believes it is in the best interests of justice, based on the facts of the case.
LANSING, Mich., Feb. 8, 2018 /Weed Wire – The Dept. of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (LARA) reminded prospective medical marihuana license applicants today that the deadline for applicants currently operating with local approval is February 15th.
WASHINGTON, D.C. Feb. 8, 2018 /Weed Wire/ – In a letter dated January 26th, Americans for Safe Access (ASA), a national nonprofit organization dedicated to ensuring safe and legal access to medical cannabis for therapeutic use and research, learned that the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) denied their Information Quality Act (IQA) petition requesting the correction of misinformation disseminated on the DEA website on the health effects of medical cannabis, originally filed more than a year ago.
SEATTLE, Feb. 8, 2018 /Weed Wire/ – Former U.S. Attorney and Seattle Mayor Jenny A. Durkan and City Attorney Pete Holmes announced that the City of Seattle will move to vacate misdemeanor marijuana possession convictions prosecuted by the City before marijuana was legalized in Washington.
BELLEVILLE, Ontario, Feb. 8, 2018 /Weed Wire/ – Loyalist College is pleased to announce that it has been awarded $660,000 in funding through the Government of Ontario’s Colleges Applied Research and Development Fund (CARDF).
TORONTO, Ontario, Feb. 8, 2018 /Weed Wire/ – Tilray, a global pioneer in medical cannabis research, cultivation, processing and distribution, today announced the completion of its Series A funding round totaling C$60 million. The round was comprised of a group of leading global institutional investors.
DENVER, Feb. 8, 2018 /Weed Wire/ – The National Cannabis Industry Association (NCIA) has recognized, L’Eagle Services — a Denver based cannabis cultivator and retail dispensary specializing in clean cannabis — with the NCIA Excellence in Innovation Award for their leading edge in sustainable cultivation practices.
BOULDER, Colo., Feb. 8, 2018 /Weed Wire/ – Leading infused product manufacturer, Wana Brands, has been awarded the NCIA’s Excellence in Innovation Award. The NCIA’s Excellence in Innovation Award winner, announced today at NCIA’s Seed to Sale Show, recognizes trailblazing individuals and companies driving the growth of the cannabis industry.