As more states legalize cannabis for both medical and recreational use, anti-drug education programs struggle to stay relevant. Particularly, Drug Abuse Resistance Education (D.A.R.E.)—a popular school program—isn’t sure how to adapt to new, sensible drug policies across the United States.
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LITTLE ROCK, Ark., Feb. 1, 2018 /Weed Wire/ — The Drug Policy Education Group, Arkansas Cannabis Industry Association, Illegally Healed, and the Arkansas Hemp Association are hosting the 2nd Cannabis Patient Day at the Arkansas State Capitol in Little Rock on Tuesday, February 27th, at 10AM.
CHARLOTTETOWN, Prince Edward Island, Jan. 16, 2018 /Weed Wire/ — As Prince Edward Island works to meet the federal government’s timeline for cannabis legalization this summer, the province continues to set policy direction to meet the needs and expectations of Islanders.
DENVER, Dec. 20, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — Many Denver youth feel that using marijuana is the social norm, but that’s not actually the case. In fact, 74 percent of Denver youth had not used marijuana in the last 30 days, according to the 2015 Healthy Kids Colorado Survey.
BOULDER, Colo., Dec. 19, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — The entrepreneur behind CannaInsider, the most popular cannabis business podcast in the world, today announces the establishment of a new scholarship aimed at pivoting traditional college students towards cannabis educational programs.
The Massachusetts Medical Society has launched a comprehensive cannabis curriculum for physicians recommending medical cannabis for patients.
KINGSTON, Jamaica, Nov. 12, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — The Ministry of Health wishes to clarify an apparent misunderstanding within the public domain as to the legal requirements for prescribing ganja for medical or therapeutic purposes.
Northern Michigan University began the country’s first college program designed to train undergraduate students for the medical marijuana industry this month.
CHARLOTTETOWN, Prince Edward Island, Aug. 31, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — The provincial government wants Islanders’ thoughts on what cannabis legislation should look like for Prince Edward Island.
The grass is looking greener for one Colorado school district as it has recently accepted a marijuana tax grant. The Aspen School District was given a $250,000 grant from the Colorado Department of Education’s School Health Professionals Grant Program.
For anyone curious about working in the world of weed, a new resource makes job-hunting easier. A recruiting agency for legal cannabis firms has launched a website that aims to serve as a one-stop shop for employers and job seekers.
The Massachusetts Medical Society has developed a marijuana training program for doctors so they can openly talk with their patients about it.
Since 2012, the Massachusetts Medical Society hasn’t become an advocate for medical cannabis; however, it has embraced medical cannabis education as a means of closing a knowledge gap in the medical community.
WALTHAM, Mass., July 24, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — The Massachusetts Medical Society, together with Dr. Stephen B. Corn and Dr. Meredith Fisher-Corn from medical education website TheAnswerPage.com, has developed a Comprehensive Cannabis Curriculum intended to equip doctors and healthcare providers with a robust training on the medical, legal and social issues regarding marijuana use.
SYDNEY, May 30, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — Victorian tertiary students will now be able to study the supply chain of medicinal cannabis, following the launch of Australia’s first ever full-scale cannabis education program.
A new study from the United Kingdom has revealed academically high-achieving students are two times as likely to smoke marijuana during their teen years. The nine-year study of 6,059 school children was conducted by researchers at University College London. The study was published in the medical journal BMJ Open.
ROHNERT PARK, Calif., Feb. 22, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — Two leaders in California education – United Patients Group, a leading medical cannabis education organization and Sonoma State University are teaming up to offer the first medical cannabis course from a major public university in the country.
Ohioans now can get an education in their state’s medical marijuana program. Richard Pine, an Ohio native, has opened the Cleveland Cannabis College. The college will offer courses in horticulture, history, law and other areas related to medical marijuana. Classes will begin in Fall 2017.
With its Humboldt Institute for Interdisciplinary Marijuana Research, Humboldt State University in California has been at the academic forefront of marijuana since 2012, but other institutions of higher education in the state are starting to follow suit.
On Jan. 17, 2017, Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper announced a plan to raise the sales tax on marijuana from 10% to 12% in order to cover a $135.1 million budgetary shortfall.
DENVER, Jan. 17, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — The Office of State Planning and Budgeting (OSPB) today submitted budget amendments to the Joint Budget Committee that apply to the FY 2017-18 budget request.
Now that adult-use marijuana is legal in California, a two-year community college in San Francisco is planning a curriculum for training people in the pot business. City College of San Francisco is developing the program with Oaksterdam University and the United Food and Commercial Workers labor union. CCSF plans to begin the program in spring 2018.
WASHINGTON, Jan. 10, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — The National Cannabis Industry Association (NCIA) today launched We Are The Cannabis Industry, a campaign designed to tell the stories of real people who work in America’s legal marijuana industry and highlight how the emerging business sector is creating significant benefits for both individuals and the economy.
The course is designed for students in the field of medical administration, after they have completed one year of study at least.
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.
On Dec. 15, 2016, the Ohio Board of Pharmacy and the Ohio State Medical Board released draft rules for the state’s medical marijuana system.
On Dec. 9, 2016, the journal Cannabis and Cannabinoid Research announced the results of a recent study of dispensary staff, with only 55% of dispensary staff reporting that they had received formal training to dispense cannabis to consumers.
PORTLAND, Maine, Dec. 1, 2016 /Weed Wire/ — Wellness Connection of Maine (WCM) and Becky DeKeuster, WCM’s Co-Founder, announced today that Ms. DeKeuster has left the company to pursue new professional opportunities.
OAKLAND, Calif., Nov. 21, 2016 /Weed Wire/ — Oaksterdam University, the Ivy League of cannabis education since 2007, will be holding a seminar in New York City for those interested in an education on indoor horticulture practices in the newly legal cannabis industry.
LOS ANGELES, Oct. 19, 2016 /Weed Wire/ — In conjunction with the brand that will represent the heart of California farmers, Humboldt’s Finest, Spark The Conversation launches a multi-city, two-week education event and activation campaign.
Temple University will offer a Marijuana 101 course next year, according to Philadelphia Magazine. The course was created by Linn Washington, a professor in the the Temple School of Media and Communication, and Chris Goldstein, a writer and marijuana activist. It is designed to cover all the basics of marijuana, including history, agriculture and pop culture.
DENVER, Oct. 3, 2016 /Weed Wire/ — Once again, we’re calling for proposals! We received many great submissions for our Seed To Sale Show and are now opening up the call for propsals for our 4th annual Cannabis Business Summit & Expo in Oakland, CA, June 12-14, 2017.
DENVER, Sept. 14, 2016 /Weed Wire/ — Hoban & Feola is presenting with The Cannabis Professional Advancement Series on September 16th at the University of Denver.
DENVER, Sept. 1, 2016 /Weed Wire/ — Hoban & Feola is presenting with The Cannabis Professional Advancement Series on September 16th at the University of Denver.
Med-X is a company I have been researching today that provides nontoxic and 100 percent all-natural pest management products to people who grow marijuana legally.
PORTLAND, Ore., July 8, 2016 /Weed Wire/ — The Oregon Liquor Control Commission has launched a Marijuana Worker Permit application system for workers in Oregon’s recreational marijuana industry.
Thomas Jefferson University in Center City has created a medical marijuana education and research center, which the school called the “first center of its kind.”
Jefferson University in Philadelphia has established The Center for Medical Cannabis Education and Research, according to Phillymag.com. University officials said the CMCER is the “first center of its kind.” Its purpose will be to provide doctors and patients with direction for marijuana-based therapies, and it will gather information about medical marijuana research.
On April 28, 2016, PROMED, the Council for the International Promotion of Costa Rica Medicine, announced that it is hosting the Latin America Medical Cannabis Conference July 27-29 in Costa Rica as a part of the ExpoMed series.
On May 6, 2016, the Washington State Department of Health announced that it had reviewed and approved two programs for medical marijuana consultant training, with both programs ready to register students.
BONSALL, Calif., May 10, 2016 /Weed Wire/ — MARIJUANA COMPANY OF AMERICA (OTC: MCOA) is pleased to announce that it has entered into an agreement with Cannabis Career Institute (“CCI”) to develop a comprehensive library of cannabis and hemp education curriculum online that will be distributed through the Club Harmoneous Success Education Platform.
PORTLAND, Ore., Feb. 17, 2016 /Weed Wire/ — The OLCC is sponsoring a Public Safety, Education & Enforcement Committee, to gather law enforcement professionals from around the state to discuss public safety-related issues and coordination needs in implementing OLCC’s recreational marijuana program.
WASHINGTON, Feb. 11, 2016 /Weed Wire/ — A bipartisan group of U.S. senators is pushing to repeal a Higher Education Act provision that strips college financial aid from students with drug convictions.
With the California Cannabis Business Expo hitting San Francisco March 3-5, 2016, here are 11 tips for hacking your cannabis expo experience so you can build your network and expand your knowledge.
The Med-X management team has built a cannabis company that focuses on ancillary products, research and development, and education.
DENVER, Dec. 21, 2015 /Weed Wire/ — The Cannabis Business Alliance (CBA) offers insight into the rapidly evolving cannabis industry and an outlook for 2016:
The Endocannabinoid Deficiency Foundation will officially become the Impact Network on November 1, 2015.
As marijuana legalization sweeps the nation, companies are trying to keep up with the times by updating the classic beer goggles to simulate marijuana intoxication.
LOS ANGELES, Sept. 14, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — What: Cannabis World Congress & Business Exposition in Los Angeles (CWCBExpo). When: September 16, 2015–Pre Conference Workshops. September 17&18, 2015–Keynotes, Exhibits, and Seminars.
Advocates of freedom for adult marijuana use, sales, production, and investment should know their foes, and should know for example that DATIA was the motivating force behind passage of the Drug Testing Integrity Act of 2008.