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World of Cannabis - Medical Marijuana State Initiatives

World of Cannabis: Medical Marijuana State Initiatives

World of Cannabis: Medical Marijuana State Initiatives

Watch the World of Cannabis in Las Vegas tackle the details of medical marijuana state initiatives. Matthew Abel, attorney and director of Michigan NORML, covers recent medical marijuana developments in Michigan. Ari Gerstin, an attorney in Miami, and Michael C. Minardi, Senior Partner at Minardi Law, provide an update on medical marijuana in Florida.

Is Money Influencing Some Florida Lawmakers to Limit the Market?

Is Money Influencing Some Florida Lawmakers to Limit the Market?

Some key lawmakers in Florida’s weed wars are already seeing the green from it, as money is being funneled into the pockets of the very people who are writing the rules on legal pot.


Greenspoon Marder Cannabis Law Practice Monitoring Department of Justice Potential Regarding Recreation Cannabis

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., Feb. 24, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — Greenspoon Marder recognizes that there are a number of possible interpretations of this messaging; however, we are hopeful that this does not mean a reassessment of the recreational market.


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.

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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.


Sapphire Risk Advisory Group Selected as the Security Consultant for the Florida Cannabis Coalition

TAMPA, Fla., Feb. 7, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — Sapphire Risk Advisory Group has been selected as the security consultant for the Florida Cannabis Coalition. Florida is one of the newer States to legalize Medical Marijuana joins over 28 other States in this growing industry.


Gerry Greenspoon Announces Launch of the Organization for Safe Cannabis Regulation (OSCR) in Florida

TALLAHASSEE, Fla., Feb. 2, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — Gerry Greenspoon, a prominent Florida attorney who has been involved in efforts to legalize medical cannabis in Florida, today announces the launch of the Organization for Safe Cannabis Regulation (OSCR), a nonprofit Florida corporation formed to ensure that the mandate of the voters under Amendment 2 is carried out by the Florida Legislature and Department of Health.

How Big Is the Opportunity for Marijuana Stocks in Florida?

How Big Is the Opportunity for Marijuana Stocks in Florida?

Florida is undeniably behind the curve when it comes to passing pro-pot legislation, but the Sunshine State did make up some ground in November, when voters legalized medical marijuana in the state. How big could the medical marijuana market be in Florida for marijuana stocks?

Florida Department of Health Releases Proposed Medical Marijuana Rules

Florida Department of Health Releases Proposed Medical Marijuana Rules

On Jan. 17, 2017, the Florida Department of Health unveiled a set of proposed regulations for Florida’s medical marijuana system. Under the proposal, rules and regulations guiding Florida’s low-THC medical marijuana program would be applied to the state’s wider system.

Florida Board of Medicine to Hold Public Hearing on Medical Marijuana

Florida Board of Medicine to Hold Public Hearing on Medical Marijuana

On Feb. 3, 2017, the Florida Board of Medicine will hold a public hearing to discuss a proposed amendment to the state’s telemedicine regulations that would prevent physicians from recommending medical marijuana over the internet.

Florida Authorizes CHT Medical to Distribute Medical Marijuana

Florida Authorizes CHT Medical to Distribute Medical Marijuana

On Dec. 21, 2016, CHT Medical, a subsidiary of Chestnut Hill Tree Farm and one of the five original nurseries licensed to cultivate non-euphoric medical marijuana in Florida, announced that it had received state authorization to begin processing and distributing medical marijuana.


Legal Learning Series Launches Cannabis Industry Professional Services Organization - The Cannabis LAB Presented by Greenspoon Marder

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., Dec. 19, 2016 /Weed Wire/ — Legal Learning Series, a leader in legal education, networking and events, announced today the launch of The Cannabis LAB, a professional services organization for the cannabis industry, presented by the national law firm of Greenspoon Marder.

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Cannabis Producer & Retailer Kaya Holdings (OTCQB: KAYS) Conference Call Scheduled for Tuesday December 20

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., Dec. 16, 2016 /Weed Wire/ — Kaya Holdings, Inc. (KAYS) announced today that it will be hosting a shareholder and interested-investor conference call and webinar on Tuesday, December 20, 2016 at 14:00 EST.

U.S. Congressmen Establish Bipartisan Cannabis Caucus

U.S. Congressmen Establish Bipartisan Cannabis Caucus

Two U.S. congressmen have established a bipartisan Cannabis Caucus, set to meet next year, according to KIVI-TV’s website. U.S. Rep. Dana Rohrabacher, R-Calif., and U.S. Rep. Earl Blumenauer, D-Ore., founded the caucus in hopes of reforming federal marijuana laws. Rohrabacher said he wants to make states’ rights central to his efforts.

MMJ Delivery Starting Soon in Florida's Winter Garden

MMJ Delivery Starting Soon in Florida’s Winter Garden

Knox Nurseries, one of six licensed medical marijuana providers in the state of Florida, is set to begin selling marijuana on Dec. 9, 2016. Located in Winter Garden, the nursery has additional plans to open a dispensary in Ivanhoe Village, north of downtown Orlando, at the beginning of next year.

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Arcview Market Research in partnership with New Frontier Data has released its Florida Legal Cannabis Market State Profile.

OAKLAND, Calif., Dec. 6, 2016 /Weed Wire/ — Arcview Market Research, the leading publisher of cannabis market research, in partnership with New Frontier Data, the cannabis Big Data and analytics authority has released its Florida Legal Cannabis Market State Profile.


Hawaii Department of Health Contracts with BioTrackTHC™ to Implement Medical Marijuana Seed-to-Sale Tracking and Traceability System

FT. LAUDERDALE, Fla., Nov. 28, 2016 /Weed Wire/ — The Hawaii State Department of Health has signed a contract with BioTrackTHC™, formally authorizing the company to begin work on the development and deployment of the BioTrackTHC™ integrated tracking and traceability software system for the state’s Medical Marijuana Dispensary Licensing Program.

Doctor to Open First Tallahassee, Fla., Medical Marijuana Practice

Doctor to Open First Tallahassee, Fla., Medical Marijuana Practice

A doctor in Tallahassee, Fla., will open the city’s first medical marijuana practice, according to a Nov. 22, 2016, article in the Tallahassee Democrat. Dr. Joseph Dorn announced his new practice following the Nov. 8, 2016, election in which Floridians approved Amendment 2, allowing medical marijuana in the state.

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NORML says Florida City Moratoriums on Medical Marijuana Dispensaries Will Be Illegal

Now that Florida voters have allowed medical marijuana with the passage of Amendment 2, some cities have placed six-month or one-year moratoriums on medical marijuana shops. But a representative of NORML says those moratoriums will be illegal when Amendment 2 becomes law on Jan. 3, 2017.


BioTrackTHC™ Wins 2016 Marijuana Industry Award for Software/Tech Company of the Year

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., Nov. 17, 2016 /Weed Wire/ — BioTrackTHC™, a leading provider of seed-to-sale cannabis tracking and traceability technology, was awarded the 2016 Marijuana Industry Award in the category of Software/Tech Company of the Year.


Greenspoon Marder Announces Further Expansion of Cannabis Law Practice in Portland, Oregon

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., Nov. 15, 2016 /Weed Wire/ — Greenspoon Marder is pleased to announce that Amy T. Margolis will be joining the firm as a shareholder in the firm’s new Portland, Oregon office set to open in January 2017.


BIOS Lighting to Unveil New Grow Light at Marijuana Business Conference & Expo in Las Vegas Nov. 16-18

ORLANDO, Fla., Nove. 10, 2016 /Weed Wire/ — BIOS Lighting, a manufacturer and internationally recognized innovator of LED lighting solutions for biological and agricultural industries, today announced that they will be unveiling Icarus Gi II, the newest addition to their Icarus line of industrial grade grow lights, while exhibiting at the fifth annual Marijuana Business Conference and Expo in Las Vegas November 16-18.

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Teleconference Wednesday at 12:30pm (ET) / 9:30am (PT): What Do Election Results Mean for Marijuana Law Reform?

WASHINGTON, Nov. 8, 2016 /Weed Wire/ — This Election Day is shaping up to be a watershed moment for efforts to end marijuana prohibition, with five states voting on marijuana legalization and four more on medical marijuana.

AR: Voters could legalize marijuana for quarter of all Americans

Voters Could Legalize Marijuana For Quarter of All Americans

Potential victories in Arizona, Nevada, Massachusetts and Maine would fill in much of the rest of the West and extend recreational use to the Northeast. Opinion polls show voters favoring the initiative in all five states.In addition, measures to legalize medical marijuana or expand its use are on the ballot in North Dakota, Montana, Arkansas and Florida.


Law Enforcement Against Prohibition Endorses (LEAP) FL Medical Marijuana Initiative

MEDFORD, Mass., Nov. 7, 2016 /Weed Wire/ — Law Enforcement Against Prohibition (LEAP), a nonprofit group of police, judges, prosecutors, and other criminal justice professionals advocating for marijuana reform, endorses Amendment 2.

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Voters in Nine States Will Decide Whether to Roll Back Marijuana Prohibition on Tuesday

WASHINGTON, Nov. 7, 2016 /Weed Wire/ — Voters in nine states will decide whether to roll back marijuana prohibition on Tuesday, marking the biggest Election Day in history for marijuana policy reform.

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