The transparency of New York’s Medical Marijuana Program has been questioned by many New Yorkers, but on Aug. 19, 2016, the New York State Department of Health released a two-year report on the state’s Medical Use of Marijuana Under the Compassionate Care Act, as confirmed by a staff member with the NYS Medical Marijuana Program.
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Pro MAX Grow Names Cannabis Industry Veteran Christie Lunsford Chief Operating Officer
TAPPAN, N.Y., Aug. 11, 2016/Weed Wire/ — Pro MAX Grow has announced the hiring of Christie Lunsford as its new Chief Operating Officer, reporting directly to Chief Executive Officer Jeff Gasman.
NYC Marijuana Arrests Are Up By Nearly A Third Compared To Last Year
Mayor Bill de Blasio campaigned on a pledge to tone down the NYPD’s practice of turning possession of small amounts of marijuana into a crime, when officially it is supposed to be treated like a traffic ticket.
Transparency of New York’s Medical Marijuana Program in Question
As of July 26, 2016, the New York State Department of Health had 639 physicians registered with the state’s medical marijuana program and 5,966 patients certified by physicians, but some New Yorkers and advocates are asking the state for more details. When New York Gov. Andew Cuomo signed the Compassionate Care Act, legalizing medical marijuana, into law…
Tauriga Sciences Inc. Secures Requisite Additional Capital to Finance Auditor Engagement Through Completion of First Fiscal Quarter 2017 Audit; Period Ending June 30, 2016
NEW YORK, Aug. 4, 2016 /Weed Wire/ — Tauriga Sciences, Inc. (OTC PINK: TAUG) (“Tauriga” or the “Company”), a diversified life sciences technology Company, today announced that it has secured additional capital from an existing institutional investor in order to finance additional audit and interim reporting related work.
3rd Annual CannAwards Nominations Open, Honoring & Celebrating Innovation & Leadership in Cannabis
NEW YORK, July 21, 2016 /Weed Wire/ — Cannabis Economy has opened nominations for the 3rd Annual CannAwards at www.CannAwards.com. The CannAward presented to each winner is an actual 3 foot, 3 pound sledgehammer with the CannAwards logo emblazoned on the handle.
Microsoft Corporation’s Senior Director of Global Security Joins the Viridian Advisory Board
NEW YORK, June 27, 2016 /Weed Wire/ — Viridian Capital Advisors, a financial and strategic advisory firm dedicated to the legal cannabis marketplace, is pleased to announce that Mr. Brian Tuskan has joined our advisory board.
Viridian Cannabis Investment Conference in Florida Packs the House
NEW YORK, June 24, 2016 /Weed Wire/ — On June 8th, Viridian Capital Advisors held its third event in the Viridian Cannabis Investment Series, this time in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida.
New York Assembly Votes to Seal Past Convictions For Pot Possession
If you were arrested for simple possession of marijuana in public view while in New York, that part of your criminal record could be sealed. The New York State Assembly voted June 15, 2016, to seal those records with a 99-42 vote including support from both major political parties. Now supporters are hoping the state Senate will pass a complementary bill.
Report: New York’s Patients Struggling to Access Medical Marijuana
On June 13, 2016, the Drug Policy Alliance issued a report that systematically assesses the first four months of New York’s medical marijuana program.
Final Program for This Week’s Viridian Cannabis Investment Conference in Florida
NEW YORK, June 7, 2016 /Weed Wire/ — Viridian Capital Advisors is pleased to release the final event program for this week’s Viridian Cannabis Investment Conference in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. This event will take place at The Westin Fort Lauderdale Hotel on Wednesday, June 8th. To view the full conference program, including speaker biographies as well as…
Minnesota Investigating Vireo Health in Possible Smuggling Scheme
According to Lohud.com, recent court records show that Vireo Health, parent company of Minnesota Medical Solutions and Vireo Health New York, has been accused of illegally taking approximately $500,000 of medical cannabis oil from Minnesota and smuggling it into New York.
Kush Bottles CEO Selected to Present at New York City’s Largest Cannabis Industry Convention
LOS ANGELES, May 26, 2016 /Weed Wire/ — Kush Bottles, Inc. (OTCQB: KSHB), America’s premier supplier of packaging, accessories, and branding solutions for the legal cannabis industry, announced that company Co-Founder and CEO, Nicholas Kovacevich, will speak at the Cannabis World Congress and Business Expo in New Yorkon June 17, 2016.
Lexaria’s CEO Chris Bunka Will be Speaking at the Widely Acclaimed Cannabis Growth Capital Summit
KELOWNA, British Columbia, May 26, 2016 /Weed Wire/ — Lexaria is pleased to announce that CEO Chris Bunka will be speaking at the widely acclaimed Cannabis Growth Capital Summit on June 15 in New York. Investors and supports are encouraged to register for this highly anticipated event!
DigiPath to Present at the Viridian Cannabis Investment Conference in Florida
NEW YORK, May 25, 2016 /Weed Wire/ — DigiPath Inc. (OTCQB: DIGP), an independent cannabis testing and media firm, is pleased to announce that the Company was selected to present at the Viridian Cannabis Investment Conference, to be held at The Westin Fort Lauderdale Hotel in Fort Lauderdale, Florida on June 8, 2016.
New York Police Commissioner Blames Violent Crime on Marijuana
In the war on crime, the causes of violent crime are innumerable and inexorably intertwined, but if New York City Police Commissioner Bill Bratton is to believed, one major contributor is marijuana.
Viridian Capital Advisors to Host Florida’s First Cannabis Investment Conference
NEW YORK, May 23, 2016 /Weed Wire/ — Viridian Capital Advisors, LLC, a leading financial and strategic advisory firm dedicated to the cannabis industry, announces that the Viridian Cannabis Investment Series is coming to Ft. Lauderdale, as the first-ever cannabis investment conference in the state of Florida.
Meet the Best, Brightest and Boldest at the Cannabis Growth Capital Summit, New York City, June 15
NEW YORK, May 23, 2016 /Weed Wire/ — Navigating frontier markets successfully requires the right guide. Successful guides must be not just the best and the brightest, but the boldest, as they go where others have not trekked before. Meet the venture cannabists—the early adopters who blazed the cannabis trail—at the Cannabis Growth Capital Summit on June 15, 2016, at the Javits Center in New York City.
Blue Line Protection Group Engages Viridian Capital Advisors
NEW YORK, May 12, 2016 /Weed Wire/ — Blue Line Protection Group, Inc. (OTCQB: BLPG), a leading security, transportation and risk mitigation solutions provider for financial institutions servicing the legal cannabis industry, is pleased to announce that it has engaged Viridian Capital Advisors for investor relations and corporate advisory services.
Become a Venture Cannabist at the Cannabis Growth Capital Summit, New York City, June 15
NEW YORK, May 10, 2016 /Weed Wire/ — With the capital markets underperforming, investors are looking for non-correlated assets and many are turning to the legal cannabis market for diversification.
Viridian Announces Two More Presenting Companies for Florida Cannabis Investment Conference
NEW YORK, May 10, 2016 /Weed Wire/ — Viridian Capital Advisors is pleased to announce two additional companies selected to present at our Florida cannabis investment conference on June 8, 2016 at the Westin Fort Lauderdale Hotel.
Leading Medical Marijuana Scientist to Keynote Viridian Cannabis Investment Conference in Florida
NEW YORK, May 2, 2016 /Weed Wire/ — Viridian Capital Advisors is pleased to announce that Dr. Sue Sisley, M.D., a leading medical marijuana scientist in the U.S., will be a keynote speaker at the Viridian Cannabis Investment Conference in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida on June 8, 2016.
urban-gro Hires Cannabis Industry Veteran
NEW YORK, May 2, 2016 /Weed Wire/ — urban-gro, the product solutions expert for the commercial Cannabis cultivator, is augmenting its expertise on the East Coast with the addition of former MedCann Advisors CEO Mark Doherty as Director of Sales.
Viridian to Keynote on Cannabis Investment Trends at Greenhouse Ventures Cannabis Event in Philadelphia, PA
NEW YORK, April 28, 2016 /Weed Wire/ — Viridian Capital Advisors is pleased to announce that it has been selected as a keynote speaker for the Greenhouse Ventures medical cannabis event, taking place at the Chemical Heritage Foundation in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on April 30, 2016.
ASA: National Medical Cannabis Advocacy Group Partners with Leading Global Law Firm
NEW YORK, April 28, 2016 /Weed Wire/ — Orrick, a leading global law firm, is partnering with Americans for Safe Access’ (ASA) Patients’ Rights Project to provide pro bono support to medical cannabis patients, many if not most of whom are low-income, to navigate the often confusing legal landscape of medical cannabis laws.
Students to Rally Outside UN Meeting on Global Drug War
NEW YORK, April 18, 2016 /Weed Wire/ — About 200 students and youth allies will demonstrate outside of a high-level United Nations meeting on the global war on drugs in New York tonight.
Students to Rally Outside UN Meeting on Global Drug War
NEW YORK, April 14, 2016 /Weed Wire/ — About 200 students and youth allies will demonstrate outside of a high-level United Nations meeting on the global war on drugs in New York this Monday.
Canna Security America (CSA) Increasing Their Market Share as the National Security Solutions Provider for the Cannabis Industry
DENVER, April 14, 2016 /Weed Wire/ — Canna Security America (CSA) (OTCQB: CSAX) is the established security solutions provider in the cannabis industry, with the largest market share, and is the dominant player in the space since 2009.
Students from Across US & Globe Meet in DC to Plan Campaigns to End Drug War
WASHINGTON, April 13, 2016 /Weed Wire/ — More than 500 students and supporters from at least 35 states and 16 countries will gather near the nation’s capital this weekend to talk about ending the failed war on drugs.
Patients and Their Families Gather in Albany to Demand Changes to New York’s Broken Medical Marijuana Law
ALBANY, N.Y., April 12, 2016 /Weed Wire/ — Today, dozens of advocates gathered in Albany to urge legislators to support a slate of bills that would amend the Compassionate Care Act, New York’s medical marijuana law. T
Vireo Invites Presidential Candidates to Tour Medical Cannabis Facilities
On April 11, 2016, Vireo Health of New York, one of the five licensed medical marijuana providers in New York, announced that it had invited all five presidential candidates to tour its medical cannabis cultivation and lab facilities at Tryon Technology Park in Perth, New York.
Viridian to Keynote the Cannabis “Green Rush” Session at the 2016 Black Enterprise Entrepreneurs Summit
NEW YORK, April 5, 2016 /Weed Wire/ — Viridian Capital Advisors is pleased to announce that it has been selected as a keynote speaker for the 2016 Black Enterprise Entrepreneurs Summit, taking place in Miami, Florida from May 4-7, 2016.
Etain Opening Fourth and Final Dispensary in New York
On April 1, 2016, Etain, a family-run business and one of the five licensed medical marijuana providers in New York, will open one more dispensary in the state.
MJIC Inc. to Present at MoneyShow Cannabis Investing Virtual Event on March 30
NEW YORK, March 23, 2016 /Weed Wire/ — MJIC Inc., today announced that Chief Executive Officer, David Friedman, will present at the Cannabis Investing Virtual Event which is being produced by the MoneyShow and in association with PR Newswire.
Vireo Calls on Google to Stop Rejecting Medical Cannabis Ads
NEW YORK, March 18, 2016 /Weed Wire/ — Vireo Health of New York (“Vireo”), one of five companies licensed by the New York State Department of Health to produce and sell medical cannabis, is urging Google (NASDAQ: GOOG) to accept its advertisements using the words ‘medical cannabis’ and ‘medical marijuana.’
Slight Increase in Registered Physicians and Patients in New York
On March 3, 2016, the New York State Department of Health updated its website to announce that 445 physicians have registered to certify patients for the New York State Medical Marijuana Program, with 1,399 patients having been certified those physicians.
Etain Opening Third Medical Marijuana Dispensary in New York
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.
New York State Medical Marijuana Program Faces Low Enrollment and Limited Availability
On Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2016, the New York State Department of Health updated its website to announce that 334 physicians have registered to certify patients for the New York State Medical Marijuana Program, with 551 patients having been certified.
Leading Veteran Wall Street Research Analyst Raymond Katz Joins GreenWave Advisors Advisory Board
NEW YORK, Jan. 28, 2016 /Weed Wire/ — GreenWave Advisors LLC announced today the addition of Raymond Katz to its Advisory Board.
Medical Marijuana Company Vireo Health Raising $31.5 Million
On Jan. 20, 2016, Vireo Health, a medical marijuana holding company, filed Form D with the Securities and Exchange Commission, notifying the SEC of its exempt offering and sale of securities valued at $31.5 million under Rule 506(c).
New York State Begins Medical Marijuana Sales
It is a moment that activists and legalization proponents from the business community thought might never happen. The state of New York started medical marijuana sales on Jan. 7, 2016.
Medical Marijuana Products Declared Kosher by Orthodox Union
Some New Yorkers will soon be able to partake in medical marijuana without having to worry about it clashing with their religious beliefs.
Announcing the Annual TCCG Holiday Capsule Giveaway
NEW YORK, Dec. 22, 2015 /Weed Wire/ — The Capsule Consulting Group and Cheryl Shuman are excited to announce that they will be working together on a new joint project.
MyDX - How a Handheld Chemical Analyzer Would Allow Consumers to Regain Control Over Their Food, Air and Water Quality
NEW YORK, Dec. 9, 2015 /Weed Wire/ — What about MyDx, Inc. (OTCQB:MYDX) led investors to invest $7 million this year into the company’s plan to manufacture and sell home chemical analyzers?
Viridian and Equities.com Partner to Provide Cannabis Market Coverage
NEW YORK, Dec. 3, 2015 /Weed Wire/ — Viridian Capital Advisors and Equities.com are pleased to announce the launch of a new program designed to provide comprehensive coverage of the cannabis marketplace.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo Signs Early Access Medical Marijuana Bills
On Nov. 11, 2015, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed a pair of bills that will expedite the distribution of medical marijuana to the critically ill.
Breaking: Gov. Cuomo Signs Medical Marijuana Emergency Access Bill
NEW YORK, Nov. 11, 2015 /Weed Wire/ — After months of pressure from patients and advocates, Gov. Cuomo signed a bill today that will expedite access to medical marijuana for critically ill patients.
Patients And Families Rally at Cuomo’s Office to Demand He Sign Emergency Access to Medical Marijuana Bill
NEW YORK, Nov. 6, 2015 /Weed Wire/ — One day before the deadline for Governor Cuomo to sign or veto a bill that would create emergency access to medical marijuana, patients and advocates will rally outside his office to emergency access to medical marijuana.
Emergency Access to Medical Marijuana Bill Delivered to Governor Cuomo’s Desk
NEW YORK, Nov. 2, 2015 /Weed Wire/ — Friday, the New York State Assembly delivered to the Governor a bill to expedite access to medical marijuana for critically ill patients.
Viridian Capital Advisors to Present On Live Webinar Hosted by the MoneyShow
NEW YORK, N.Y., Oct. 29, 2015 /Weed Wire/ — Viridian Capital Advisors, a New York City-based firm that is a financial and strategic advisory platform dedicated to the Cannabis sector, will be speaking on a live webinar entitled, “Investing in the Cannabis Market While Managing Risk.”