On July 18, 2017, the San Francisco Board of Supervisors voted unanimously to create the Office of Cannabis. Consisting of three employees, the new department will be responsible for approving permits for recreational cannabis dispensaries in the city.
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ESCONDIDO, Calif., July 19, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — MARIJUANA COMPANY OF AMERICA INC. (“MCOA” or the “Company”) (OTC: MCOA), an innovative cannabis and hemp marketing and distribution Company, is pleased to announce that it has contributed the first installment of capital to Bougainville Ventures, Inc.
LOS ANGELES, July 19, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — MedMen Co-founder and CEO Adam Bierman will be a lecturer at the business and culture conference WORLDZ in Hollywood on Aug. 1, where he will share his experience on disrupting the status quo and unlocking huge potentials in the booming, multi-billion dollar cannabis industry.
With legalized recreational marijuana sales fast approaching, San Francisco is set to create a new Office of Cannabis to handle cannabis permits and complaints and serve as a centralized resource for the public and businesses.
An often held assumption about medical marijuana dispensaries is that they are a magnet for drugs, violence and crime; however, a new study in the Journal of Urban Economics turns that assumption on its head.
RIVERSIDE, Calif., July 13, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — CaliPharms, Inc. (OTC PINK: KGET), a Company operating in the California Medicinal Cannabis industry, publicly trading under the OTC Markets symbol “KGET,” continues its successful production of medicinal cannabis in Humboldt County.
The next new challenge for the growing cannabis industry may be the energy required to produce the plant in indoor marijuana grows.
SAN FRANCISCO, July 12, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — Canna Angels LLC, a leading angel investment consortium focused on opportunities within the cannabis industry, today announced that RET. California State Senator Joe Dunn and Dr. Daniele Piomelli, PhD, Pharm.D., will be featured guests at the Canna Angels July 19 Founders Showcase.
ANAHEIM, Calif., July 11, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — The California Cannabis Industry Association (CCIA), California’s leading cannabis industry association, and the National Cannabis Industry Association (NCIA), the only national trade association representing the legal marijuana industry, announce Lori Ajax, the first-ever appointed Chief of the Bureau of Cannabis Control in California (informally known as the “Cannabis Czar”) as the keynote speaker for the associations’ newly launched California Cannabis Business Conference, taking place at the Anaheim Marriott in Anaheim, CA, September 21-22, 2017.
SAN DIEGO, July 11, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — Cannabiniers, a foodservice, technology & brand management company revolutionizing the cannabis industry with patented, safe and natural flower-based extraction technology, today announced the official launch of Brewbudz, the world’s first product line of cannabis infused coffee, tea and cocoa delivered through a 100% compostable flower-based single-brew pod, in Nevada.
SAN DIEGO, July 10, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — On Monday July 10, IrieCBD will launch two new products, adding to its ever-expanding offerings of CBD health and wellness products.
A beloved but beleaguered landscape is now sprouting new luxury greenhouses, fueled by a dream of marijuana riches that is changing the people and produce of this corner of Steinbeck Country.
PETALUMA, Calif., July 11, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — Hydrofarm, LLC, a leading wholesaler and manufacturer of hydroponics equipment and horticultural products, announced today the Company has received a significant equity investment led by Serruya Private Equity Partners (SPE), a family managed private equity group with a heritage of developing brands.
MJIC Inc., the company behind the much-discussed Marijuana Index*, tracks U.S. and Canada-traded weed stocks and has been used as the base for the main cannabis ETFs out there. However, the media seems to have emphasized only one of the company’s multiple business segments.
Sonoma County businesses are now applying for commercial marijuana permits.
SACRAMENTO, Calif., July 6, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — The California State Board of Food and Agriculture will hear updates on a variety of programs impacting agricultural communities across the state at its upcoming meeting on July 11th in Sacramento. Discussion items include an overview of regional collaborations aimed to develop agricultural workforce strategies and accelerate on-farm innovation, as well as updates on CDFA’s CalCannabis Cultivation Licensing Program and California’s Fair Network.
SAN DIEGO, July 6, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — Congressman Dana Rohrabacher and other expert witnesses will brief State Treasurer John Chiang and members of his Cannabis Banking Working group on how to provide banking services to California’s soon-to-be-legalized recreational cannabis industry in San Diego on Friday.
The laid-back days when marijuana growers could spray crops with chemicals without fear of consequences are just about over as California prepares to deploy a strict new testing regimen, but the proposed regulations have sparked debate over claims they’ll force many pot merchants out of business.
In California, Sonoma County workers have been busy preparing for the expected rush of business owners waiting at the county’s door on July 5, 2017. Starting at 8 a.m. on Wednesday, Sonoma County medical marijuana business applications will be accepted at departments throughout the county.
LOS ANGELES, June 30, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — National cannabis firm MedMen celebrates the grand opening of its retail location in Orange County, bringing its industry-leading retail experience to more cannabis patients in Southern California.
The partygoers of Sin City will soon be given the opportunity to indulge in recreational marijuana this Saturday. On July 1, 2017, Nevada recreational marijuana sales will commence as dispensaries will have the green light to sell to adults.
WASHINGTON, June 29, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — The proposed branding ban by the California state legislature for cannabis businesses harms consumers, hurts business, and doesn’t accomplish its stated goal.
SANTA ROSA, Calif., June 28, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — The County of Sonoma will begin accepting permit applications for commercial and medical cannabis businesses on Wednesday July 5, 2017. In anticipation of an increase in customers on July 5, the Permit Center will have additional staffing and processes in place to serve the cannabis customers and to limit the impact on existing Permit Sonoma (Permit and Resource Management Department) customers. The Permit Center will also extend public hours on July 5, operating from 8am to 4pm (previously 10:30 to 4).
LOS ANGELES, June 23, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — Los Angeles County’s cannabis regulation efforts have entered an important new phase with the convening of a diverse advisory group made up of health and policy experts, community leaders, cannabis industry representatives and other key stakeholders.
As California’s medical marijuana industry has grown to an $800 million dollar business, one company is hoping to take advantage of that by delivery the product directly to the customer.
Cannabis startups among other entrepreneurs are receiving a big platform to represent the emerging marijuana industry at this year’s San Diego Startup Week.
SAN FRANCISCO, June 21, 2017 /Weed Wire/ – HelloMD, the nation’s largest community of medical cannabis patients, experts, and trusted brands, announced today that they have partnered with PharmaCannis, a multi-region, vertically integrated medical cannabis provider.
SACRAMENTO, Calif., June 19, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — This week, RCRC, the California State Association of Counties (CSAC), and the Urban Counties of California (UCC) submitted comments on the proposed cannabis regulations from the State licensing agencies.
A new California bill making its way through state legislation would allow county fair vendors to sell pot alongside the corn dogs and cotton candy.
SAN FRANCISCO, June 15, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — HelloMD, the nation’s largest community of medical cannabis patients, experts and trusted brands, announced that its telemedicine services will be available throughout New York State effective today.
CARSON, Calif., June 15, 2017 / Weed Wire/ — Solis Tek (OTCQB: SLTK), a vertically integrated technology innovator, developer, manufacturer and distributor focused on bringing products and solutions to commercial cannabis growers in legal markets across the U.S., announced today the launch of its Nutrient Line, which uses natural ingredients to help growers increase yield, lower costs and ultimately grow healthier plants.
On June 12, 2017, the MedMen Opportunity Fund, a California-based private equity fund focused on the legal marijuana industry, filed Form D with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission, indicating that it had raised approximately $60 million of its $100 million offering.
LAYTONVILLE, Calif., June 13, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — The Inaugural Cannabis Country Fair (CCF) has opened entry submissions for its cannabis competition, which introduces a new competition category classification: Terpene Dominant Categories.
On June 15, 2017, the California State Legislature will vote on a state budget package, including a cannabis budget trailer bill.
SACRAMENTO, Calif., June 12, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — California’s North Coast is the epicenter of cannabis country with four Northern California counties growing approximately 60 percent of the cannabis in America.
As the Golden State prepares to roll out new medical and recreational regulations on Jan. 1, 2018, a recent California cannabis study has estimated that all of that preparation will result in a $5 billion windfall for the state’s legal market.
SACRAMENTO, Calif., June 12, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — The Libertarian Party of California strongly supports legal marijuana, for either medical or recreational use. However, we oppose the increase in new laws and regulations that has accompanied this trend.
In 2016, more than 750,000 people in the state of California were registered medical marijuana users, making up nearly 2 percent of the state’s population. So what will change for the medical industry since the legalization of marijuana? Prices.
In the span of two days, the City of Los Angeles has taken three important steps toward regulating its legal cannabis market—issuing a cannabis dispensary map, draft commercial cannabis regulations and a proposed zoning ordinance.
LOS ANGELES, June 7, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — With legal recreational marijuana coming to California in January 2018, Los Angeles City Controller Ron Galperin released a map showing the status of medical marijuana dispensaries in the City, along with suggestions on how to better ensure that the businesses pay taxes and comply with local regulations intended to protect residents and customers.
On June 6, 2017, a Los Angeles County cannabis ban was extended after a unanimous vote by the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors. The regulations call for a ban on commercial cannabis businesses in unincorporated areas and also include new rules for personal cultivation.
CARSON, Calif., June 7, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — Solis Tek (OTCQB: SLTK), a vertically integrated technology innovator, developer, manufacturer and distributor focused on bringing products and solutions to commercial cannabis growers in both the medical and recreational space in legal markets across the U.S., announced today that Alan Lien, Co-Founder, Chairman and President of Solis Tek, will be presenting on “Light Science in the Grow Room” at the 4th Annual Cannabis World Congress & Business Expo.
LOS ANGELES, June 6, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors Chairman Mark Ridley-Thomas issued the following statement regarding an ordinance prohibiting all cannabis businesses and activities in the unincorporated areas of the County. The ordinance also imposes reasonable regulations on personal cannabis cultivation while businesses are further studied for potential regulation.
The California Bureau of Medical Cannabis Regulation is holding a public regulation hearing on June 8, 2017, in Los Angeles. The event, the second of four scheduled hearings, gives stakeholders the opportunity to comment on the proposed California medical cannabis regulations.
NBA analyst Brian Windhorst confirms that the Cleveland Cavaliers’ locker room smelled like marijuana, and Jalen Rose does not see a problem with it.
SACRAMENTO, Calif., June 6, 2017 /Weed Wire/ – Yesterday, the Drug Policy Alliance and ACLU of California filed a lawsuit against the City of Fontana challenging a city ordinance that is in conflict with Proposition 64 (also known as the “Adult Use of Marijuana Act” or “AUMA”).
RIVERSIDE, Calif., June 5, 2017 /Weed Wire/ – CaliPharms and Pacific Cannabis Growers, Inc. was issued on May 15, 2017 a 10,000 SQ-FT Mixed-light grow permit by the County of Humboldt.
WASHINGTON, June 2, 2017 /Weed Wire/ – Rep. Lou Correa sent Department of Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin a letter asking for clarification of the Department’s policy on medical marijuana usage in states where it is legally prescribed.
SACRAMENTO, Calif., June 2, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — Last night, the California State Assembly passed legislation that would prohibit state and local agencies from using resources to assist federal law enforcement authorities with marijuana enforcement against people in compliance with California state law.
California moved a step closer Thursday to becoming a “sanctuary state” where local and state police would not assist federal enforcement of marijuana laws.