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San Francisco Board of Supervisors Votes to Create the Office of Cannabis

San Francisco Board of Supervisors Votes to Create the Office of Cannabis

San Francisco Board of Supervisors Votes to Create the Office of Cannabis

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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Marijuana Company of America (MCOA) Receives Financing for Joint Venture in Washington State

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.

STATUS QUO

Demystifying and Disrupting the Status Quo at WORLDZ Summit 2017

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.

San Francisco Office of Cannabis to Regulate Recreational Marijuana Sales

San Francisco Office of Cannabis to Regulate Recreational Marijuana Sales

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.

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CaliPharms Humboldt County Medical Cannabis Facility Reports Full Production

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.

CANNA ANGELS

Canna Angels, LLC Hosts Showcase Event Announcing Major Interdisciplinary Cannabis Research Institute

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.

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California Cannabis Czar Lori Ajax Announced as Keynote Speaker for California Cannabis Business Conference – Sept. 21-22 in Anaheim

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.

Cannabiniers

Cannabiniers Announces the Launch of Brewbudz, the world’s first Cannabis Infused “Good for You, Good for the Earth” Beverage Line

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.

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Hydrofarm Inc. Partners With Serruya Private Equity

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.

Beyond The Marijuana Index: MJIC Inc CEO Talks Company's Desire To Be 'Amazon Of Weed'

Beyond The Marijuana Index: MJIC CEO Talks Company’s Desire To Be ‘Amazon Of Weed’

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.

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California State Board of Food and Agriculture to Hear Updates on Regional Collaboration Initiatives, California Fairs and the CalCannabis Program on July 11

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.

Cannabis Banking

Treasurer Chiang’s Cannabis Banking Working Group Meets in San Diego to Hear From Congressman Dana Rohrabacher About Federal Solutions to Lack of Banking Services for New Industry

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.

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Cannabis Growers Brace for Proposed Limits on Chemicals in Crop Sprays

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.

Sonoma County Medical Marijuana Business Applications Available July 5

Sonoma County Medical Marijuana Business Applications Accepted July 5

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.

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The Future of Marijuana Arrives in Orange 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.

Nevada Recreational Marijuana Gets Green Light for Sales on July 1

Nevada Recreational Marijuana Greenlit for Sales on July 1

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.

Sonoma County to Begin Accepting Cannabis Business Permits

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).

L.A. County Cannabis Advisory Team Begins Work in June

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.

Medical Marijuana Delivered Directly to Customers From Eaze

Medical Marijuana Delivered Directly to Customers From Eaze

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.

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HelloMD Announces Partnership with Medical Cannabis Provider PharmaCannis

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.

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Counties Submit Comments Regarding Proposed Cannabis Regulations

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.

New California Bill Would Allow County Fair Vendors To Sell Marijuana

New California Bill Would Allow County Fair Vendors To Sell Marijuana

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.

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HelloMD Brings Successful Online Marijuana Doctor Service to New York

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.

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Solis Tek, Inc. Introduces Nutrient Line Designed Specifically for Commercial Cannabis Growers to Enhance Terpene Profiles

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.

MedMen Opportunity Fund Closes Below $100 Million Target

MedMen Opportunity Fund Closes Below $100 Million Target

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.

Cannabis Country Fair

Inaugural Cannabis Country Fair Opens Cannabis Competition Submissions June 12-July 3

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.

California Cannabis Study: State's Legal Market Poised for $5 Billion Windfall

California Cannabis Study: State’s Legal Market Poised for $5 Billion Windfall

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.

Libertarians

Libertarians Object to Proposed Marijuana Regulations

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.

Medical Marijuana Advocates Worry Pot Price Spike Coming to California

Medical Marijuana Advocates Worry Pot Price Spike Coming to California

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.

Los Angeles Issues Dispensary Map, Draft Business Regs and Zoning Ordinance

Los Angeles Issues Dispensary Map, Draft Business Regs and Zoning Ordinance

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.

City Controller Ron Galperin Maps Marijuana Dispensaries

City Controller Ron Galperin Maps Marijuana Dispensaries; Advocates for Enforcement to Protect Neighborhoods and to Collect Taxes Due

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.

Los Angeles County Cannabis Ban Extended to Unincorporated Areas

Los Angeles County Cannabis Ban Extended to Unincorporated Areas

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.

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SolisTek President, Alan Lien, Speaking at Cannabis World Congress & Expo in NY on June 15

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.

Impact of Cannabis Businesses

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.

California Medical Cannabis Regulation Meeting in Los Angeles

California Medical Cannabis Regulation Meeting in Los Angeles

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.

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Drug Policy Alliance and ACLU of California Sue City of Fontana Over Ordinance That Conflicts With Rights Granted by California’s Marijuana Legalization Initiative

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”).

Rep. Correa Sends Secretary Shulkin Letter on Veteran Use of Medical Marijuana

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.

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Legislation (AB 1578) to Protect Californians Against Federal Attacks on Lawful Marijuana Activity Passes California State Assembly

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.


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