Marijuana Index: January 2018 Summary Report
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A letter dated Jan. 17, 2018, from Jon Wainwright, a managing director at NERA Economic Consulting, to the Maryland Department of Transportation, on Wainwright’s findings regarding the 2017 Disparity Study as it applies to Maryland’s medical cannabis industry.
ALBUQUERQUE, NM, Jan. 16, 2018 /Weed Wire/ — Ultra Health distributed 230,415 copies of an informational printed media insert to 19 newspapers across New Mexico from January 10, 2018 to January 14, 2018, reaching nearly one third of New Mexican households.
A letter from a group of mayors across America to Attorney General Jeff Sessions criticizing the Department of Justice’s misguided rollback of the Cole Memo.
Marijuana Index: December 2017 Summary Report
On Jan. 9, 2018, Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards sent a letter to President Donald Trump, urging Trump to protect state-legal medical marijuana patients and businesses from federal interference.
Oklahoma State Question 788, a medical cannabis ballot measure appearing on Oklahoma’s ballot on June 26, 2018.
On Jan. 4, 2018, United States Attorney General Jeff Sessions issued a memo on federal marijuana enforcement policy, rescinding the Ogden and Cole memos, as well as Wilkinson’s policy statement for Indian Country.
CARABOODA, Western Australia, Dec. 18, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — AusCann Group Holdings Ltd (ASX:AC8 or ‘the Company’) is pleased to announce that its 50:50 Chilean joint venture, DayaCann, has commenced planting of its second medicinal cannabis crop, following the grant of its cultivation licence as announced on 22 November 2017.
Oakland, Calif., Dec. 15, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — Harborside is proud to be selected “Best Dispensary” by the San Francisco Chronicle’s 2018 GreenState Cannabis Awards! The first-ever awards honor exceptional performance throughout the cannabis industry.
Marijuana Index: November 2017 Summary Report
ATLANTA, Nov. 21, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — CannaInvestor Magazine (www.cannainvestormag.com), the leading industry investment magazine for cannabis investors, analysts, executives, entrepreneurs, and financial media, features three private companies in its November 2017 magazine issue (https://joom.ag/G1SL) — Healing Budz, Inc., Blue Cord Farms, Inc., and 500 N 3rd St., LLC.
Marijuana Index: October 2017 Summary Report
Marijuana Index: September 2017 Summary Report
A white paper by BDS Analytics on retail and consumer cannabis trends in California, released Sept. 11, 2017.
Marijuana Index: August 2017 Summary Report
Initiative Measure No. 502
Oregon’s permanent rules for marijuana labeling, concentration limits and testing, effective May 31, 2017, with the pesticide testing requirement in section 333-007-0320 now expired and updated by the OLCC.
On Aug. 6, 2017, Sue Sisley, M.D., sent a letter to Secretary of Veterans Affairs David Shulkin to request that he stop the Phoenix Veterans Affairs Medical Center’s obstruction of the first clinical trial to study the effects of medical cannabis in the treatment of post-traumatic stress disorder in military veterans.
“Enforcement Efforts Related to Illegal Cannabis Cultivation” is a Sacramento City Council Report prepared by Joe Devlin, Chief of Office of Cannabis Policy and Enforcement and presented on Aug. 22, 2017.
LITTLE ROCK, Ark., Aug. 23, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — The Arkansas Cannabis Industry Association is proud to formally announce the hiring of Erin Holland, owner of Amplify, a newly-formed digital media and marketing company in Little Rock.
On Aug. 16, 2017, Oregon State Police Superintendent Travis Hampton sent a letter to U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions to explain how OSP is collecting data to determine enforcement and societal trends that have resulted since Oregon legalized recreational cannabis in 2014.
On Aug. 22, 2017, Oregon Gov. Kate Brown sent a letter to U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions, explaining the Oregon policies that keep the state’s marijuana market safe and secure.
TAMPA, Fla., Aug. 16, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — First Harvest Corp. (OTCQB: HVST) (the “Company” or “First Harvest”), a technology, media and mobile gaming platform with a focus on the cannabis industry, announced today its monetizing beta version launch of Ufly420.
Marijuana Index: July 2017 Summary Report
KAUAI, Hawaii, Aug. 4, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — Chronic Jobs today launches its online job platform dedicated to the marijuana industry. The platform will offer all the various types of services expected from leading recruitment platforms – such as job postings and applications – but tailored specifically and enhanced for the legal marijuana sector.
On July 31, 2017, the American Gaming Association sent a letter to the U.S. Treasury asking the treasury to clarify the FinCEN marijuana banking guidance as it applies to casinos.
On Aug. 1, 2017, U.S. Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Ore., sent a letter to Attorney General Jeff Sessions asking Sessions to release recommendations on marijuana, violent crime and immigration policies from the Department of Justice’s Task Force on Crime Reduction and Public Safety.
On July 27, 2017, Citizens for Safer Neighborhoods, a group of local business people advocating for a recreational market in Colorado Springs, released “The Economic Impact of Allowing Retail Marijuana Establishments in Colorado Springs,” a study conducted by Professor Jack Strauss at the University of Denver’s Daniels College of Business.
LOS ANGELES and NEW YORK, July 27, 2017 /Weed Wire/ – Hightimes Holding Corp. (“High Times”), publisher of HIGH TIMES® magazine and a leading voice of the cannabis community since 1974, and Origo Acquisition Corporation (NASDAQ: OACQ) (“Origo”), a special purpose acquisition company, announced that they have entered into a definitive merger agreement. Upon closing of the transaction, High Times will be a publicly traded company.
Information from Southern University’s pre-Proposal medical cannabis conference on May 19, 2017.
On July 17, 2017, in Cristina Barbuto vs. Advantage Sales and Marketing, the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court ruled that a Massachusetts medical marijuana patient could sue her employer for handicap discrimination after she was fired for being a registered medical marijuana patient.
Ruling of Judge Daniel Dailey in the People of Colorado v. Kevin Keith McKnight, with Dailey ruling that the scent of a controlled substance on a vehicle is not enough probable cause for police in Colorado to search a vehicle.
On June 30, 2017, a group of United States Senators sent a letter to Attorney General Jeff Sessions to ask for the Department of Justice’s assurance that it follow the Consolidated Appropriates Act 2017 and not use funds to punish financial institutions that handle accounts for industrial hemp companies permitted under the 2014 Farm Bill.
ATLANTA, GA, July 10, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — CannaConsumer Magazine announced today that it has published its June / July 2017 issue of the CannaConsumer Magazine. In this issue, learn about Paul Himmelstein and his passion for providing many types of insurance for cannabis consumers.
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.
Marijuana Index: June 2017 Summary Report
Orlando International Airport’s marijuana prohibition policy was approved by the Greater Orlando Aviation Authority Board on June 21, 2017.
Oklahoma medical marijuana initiative for 2018 ballot, certified by the Secretary of State on June 15, 2017.
Securities and Exchange Commission v. CannaVEST Corp. a/k/a CV Sciences, Inc. and Michael J. Mona, Jr., Civil Action No. 2:17-cv-01681 (D. Nev. filed June 15, 2017)
On June 15, 2017, Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf sent a letter to Attorney General Jeff Sessions, saying that the federal government should not interfere with the state’s medical marijuana program.
Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper signed the Marijuana Transporter License Act on June 10, 2016. The act went into effect on July 1, 2017.
FinCEN marijuana banking update. Depository Institutions (by type) providing banking services to marijuana related businesses (Data ending 31 March 2017).
When Gov. Phil Scott signed S.16 on June 8, 2017, it became Act No. 65, expanding Vermont’s medical marijuana program by adding conditions to the list of conditions that qualify a patient for the medical marijuana registry, allowing a fifth registered dispensary and permitting each dispensary to have two locations.
Draft commercial cannabis activity prohibition and limited immunity in Los Angeles, issued on June 8, 2017.
Proposed Requirements for Commercial Cannabis Activity in Los Angeles, issued on June 8, 2017.
On June 7, 2017, Los Angeles City Controller Ron Galperin sent a letter to the Los Angeles Mayor and City Council on the Controller’s Office creating a website to map marijuana dispensaries operating in the city of Los Angeles with current Business Tax Registration Certificates, those dispensaries that formerly held BTRCs and those dispensaries that have been subject to actions by the L.A. City Attorney’s Office.
Marijuana Index: May 2017 Summary Report
On May 25, 2017, the Nevada Attorney General sent a letter to Jim Hartman regarding his open meeting law complaint against the Nevada Tax Commission’s meeting on early-start marijuana regulations.
On April 12, 2017, the Oregon Health Authority released the Oregon Medical Marijuana Program Dispensary Sales Report 2016.