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2 Million Patients Impacted by Failure to Renew Rohrabacher-Blumenauer Amendment?

WASHINGTON, Dec. 7, 2017 /Weed Wire/ – New Frontier Data, the leading provider of data, analytics and business intelligence for the cannabis industry, has been tracking the key indicators and disruptors to the cannabis market and monitoring how the market will be affected if Congress fails to re-up Rohrabacher-Blumenauer.

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Final Operational Licence Now in Place

CARABOODA, Western Australia, Dec. 7, 2017 /Weed Wire/ – The licence was granted under the Narcotic Drugs Act 1967 to Tasmanian Alkaloids, AusCann’s strategic partner and allows for the joint manufacture and supply of medical cannabis products in Australia.

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Tetra Bio-Pharma Opens Markets at TSX Listing Ceremony

OTTAWA, Ontario, Dec. 6, 2017 /Weed Wire/ – Tetra Bio-Pharma Inc. (“Tetra” or the “Company”) (TSX VENTURE:TBP)(OTCQB:TBPMF), a global leader in cannabinoid-based drug development, is pleased to announce that Tetra opened the Toronto Stock Exchange (“TSX”) yesterday at a ceremony to recognize the listing and trading of Tetra, which began on August 16th 2017 under the symbol TBP.

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Auditor Yost Calls on Commerce Department to Suspend Issuance of Marijuana Cultivator Licenses

COLUMBUS, Ohio, Dec. 6, 2017 /Weed Wire/ – Auditor of State Dave Yost today called on the Commerce Department to suspend the issuance of Level 1 cultivator’s licenses for medical marijuana following media reports that one of the application graders was a convicted drug dealer.

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Wolf Administration Approves Fulton County Facility to Begin Medical Marijuana Production

HARRISBURG, Penn., Dec. 6, 2017 /Weed Wire/ – The Wolf Administration’s Pennsylvania Department of Health today approved Ilera Healthcare LLC., in Taylor Township, Fulton County to grow and process medical marijuana, becoming the fourth facility to be operational.

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Friday Night Inc. Signs Production Agreement with Nevada Dispensary

VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Dec. 6, 2017 /Weed Wire/ – Friday Night Inc. (Friday Night) (CSE: TGIF) (FWB: 1QF) (OTC: TGIFF) is pleased to announce that Alternative Medicine Association (“AMA”) has signed a production contract to produce high-grade concentrates for a major dispensary chain in Nevada.

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Manitoba Introduces Measures to Responsibly Control Retail Sales of Cannabis

WINNIPEG, Manitoba, Dec. 5, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — The Manitoba government is introducing new legislation today that would set out where and how legal cannabis may be sold, with additional measures to protect young Manitobans and empower municipal decision-making, Justice Minister Heather Stefanson announced today.

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BC Releases First Decisions on Cannabis Regulation After Public Engagement

VANCOUVER, B.C., Dec. 5, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — After considering input from 48,951 British Columbians, and submissions from 141 local and Indigenous governments and a range of other interested stakeholders, the Province has announced a number of key decisions related to the anticipated legalization of non-medical cannabis in July 2018.

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Tony Magee, Founder of Lagunitas Brewing Company, Announced as Keynote Speaker for NCIA’s Seed to Sale Show — Feb. 7-8 in Denver

DENVER, Dec. 5, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — The National Cannabis Industry Association (NCIA), the only national trade association representing the legal marijuana industry, announces Tony Magee, Founder and Executive Chairman of Lagunitas Brewing Company, as the keynote speaker for Seed to Sale Show®, returning to the Colorado Convention Center in Denver, CO from February 7-8, 2018.

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Don’t Drive High: Public Awareness Campaign Launches Today

OTTAWA, Ontario, Dec. 5, 2017 /Weed Wire/ – Today, the Honourable Ralph Goodale, Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness, launched the Government of Canada’s drug-impaired driving public awareness campaign to communicate to Canadians the risks associated with driving under the influence of cannabis and other drugs.

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Freedom Leaf’s Wholly Owned Division, Leafceuticals Inc., Launches CO2 Supercritical Extraction Facility Operations in Nevada In Conjunction With NV Hemp Producer and Reliable Steel, a Leading Las Vegas Fabricator

LAS VEGAS, Dec. 5, 2017 /Weed Wire/ – Leafceuticals, Inc., a wholly owned division of FRLF has entered into an initial purchase agreement with hemp producer Harris Farms, Ltd, of Pahrump, NV

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Verra Wellness Revolutionary Product Line Launches

DENVER, Dec. 5, 2017 /Weed Wire/ – As more cannabis consumers seek out purified cannabinoids and alternatives to smoking, vaporizing or consuming edibles, Verra Wellness’ suite of purified cannabinoid products for the medical and adult-use marijuana markets is now available in Colorado.

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CDA Announces Colorado’s 2017 CDA-Approved Certified Hemp Seed Varieties

BROOMFIELD, Colo., Dec. 4, 2017 /Weed Wire/ – The Colorado Department of Agriculture (CDA) is announcing that four industrial hemp seed varieties have passed the statewide THC validation and observation trial and are now eligible to be grown by the Colorado Seed Growers Association for production of “CDA Approved Certified Seed.”

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LARA Releases Medical Marihuana Emergency Administrative Rules

LANSING, Mich., Dec. 4, 2017 /Weed Wire/ – The Dept. of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (LARA) has issued emergency administrative rules for the purpose of implementing the Medical Marihuana Facilities Licensing Act (MMFLA). Signed by Gov. Rick Snyder and effective today, these rules shall remain in effect for six months.

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Sonoma County Issues First Cannabis Business Permit

SANTA ROSA, Calif., Dec. 4, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — The County of Sonoma has issued the first Cannabis Cultivation Permit on Monday, December 4. Shannon and Cameron Hattan, co-founders of Fiddlers Greens, were issued a Zoning Permit from the Department of Ag Weights and Measures which allows up to 10,000 square feet of outdoor medical cannabis cultivation on their property outside of Sebastopol.

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Liberty Health Sciences Inc. Moves to OTCQX Market

TORONTO, Ontario, Dec. 4, 2017 /Weed Wire/ – Liberty Health Sciences Inc. (CSE:LHS) (OTCBB:LHSIF) (“Liberty” or the “Company”) an industry leading investor and operator in the U.S. medical cannabis market, announced today that it has qualified to trade on the OTCQX® Best Market, an OTC Markets Group Inc. financial market. Liberty upgraded to OTCQX from the Pink® market.

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CCI Appoints Mr. Maurizio Calconi as Vice President for CCI Staffing Solutions, a division of Cannabis Compliance Inc.

OTTAWA, Ontario, Dec. 4, 2017 /Weed Wire/ – Cannabis Compliance Inc., (CCI) of Toronto, Ontario is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Maurizio Calconi to the CCI team as VP of CCI’s Staffing Solutions division.

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CCI and NAC Announce Manitoba Tender Intentions

OTTAWA, Ontario, Dec. 4, 2017 /Weed Wire/ – Cannabis Compliance Inc. (“CCI”) is pleased to announce that it is working with National Access Cannabis Corp. (“NAC”), providing technical services in connection with NAC’s anticipated proposal to the Manitoba Request for Proposal for Retail Cannabis stores (RFP 10QGET-CRS-2017) (the “RFP”) due December 22, 2017.

Alaska Suspends Frozen Budz

Consumer Alert: Edible Products Manufactured by Frozen Budz Have Not Been Tested

ANCHORAGE, Alaska, Dec. 1, 2017 /Weed Wire/ – The Alcohol and Marijuana Control Office enforcement team has discovered that most edible products produced by Frozen Budz manufacturing facility (license #10012) were not tested as required by 3 AAC 306.550 before being transferred to retail marijuana stores and sold to consumers.

New Video Series Aims to Convince Black Market in Oregon to Go Legal

New Video Series Aims to Convince Black Market in Oregon to Go Legal

With U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions criticizing Oregon’s cannabis policies and an Oregon marijuana processor busted in Nebraska recently, the black market in Oregon has been giving the state some bad press; however, the OLCC is trying to change that with the launch of a new video series that aims to convince participants in the black market to go legal.

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Video Series Introduces Oregon’s Regulated Cannabis Industry

PORTLAND, Ore., Dec. 1, 2017 /Weed Wire/ – The Oregon Liquor Control Commission (OLCC) today rolled out a series of videos highlighting how participation in the regulated cannabis industry ensures public safety, creates consumer confidence, and contributes to economic growth for businesses and the state. OLCC licensees share their stories and explain in their own words the value of the regulated marketplace.

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Medical Cannabis Program to Add autism and Obstructive Sleep Apnea as Qualifying Conditions

SAINT PAUL, Minn., Nov. 30, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — Minnesota Commissioner of Health Dr. Ed Ehlinger today announced the decision to add autism spectrum disorders and obstructive sleep apnea as new qualifying conditions for the state’s medical cannabis program.

Marijuana Use May Not Aid Patients in Opioid Addiction Treatment

SPOKANE, Wash., Nov. 30, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — Many patients who are being treated for opioid addiction in a medication-assisted treatment clinic use marijuana to help manage their pain and mood symptoms. But new research led by Marian Wilson, Ph.D., of the Washington State University College of Nursing found that frequent marijuana use seems to strengthen the relationship between pain and depression and anxiety, not ease it.

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Tilray Receives Support For Medical Cannabis Innovation

NANAIMO, British Columbia, Nov. 30, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — We’re excited to announce that Tilray received research funding from the National Research Council of Canada Industrial Research Assistance Program (NRC IRAP) to support product development and other research projects.

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Medical Cannabis Could Generate $1.4 Billion in Brazil

WASHINGTON D.C., Nov. 30, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — New Frontier Data, the global cannabis industry authority in business intelligence and data analysis reporting, in partnership with The Green Hub, one of the first medical cannabis research and information platforms in Brazil, has just published its first in-depth look at the Brazilian nascent cannabis market.

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Oaksterdam University Celebrates 10 Years of Cannabis Education and Legalization with the O’Dammy Awards Ceremony; Legacy Book Will Honor Those Who Fought For Cannabis Rights

OAKLAND, Calif., Nov. 30, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — In another cannabis industry ‘first,’ Oaksterdam University (OU) set the bar for what could be called the most elaborate cannabis event to ever be held, by celebrating its 10th Anniversary with an Emmy-like awards ceremony and dinner.

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Bayport International Holdings, Inc. (OTC Pink: BAYP) Releases Updates On Cannabis Tech Acquisition

DALLAS, Texas, Nov. 30, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — Bayport International Holdings, Inc. (OTC PINK: BAYP) announces further details and updates regarding the web development of its latest cannabis technology acquisition in progress.


AMO Calls on Ontario Government to Cover Municipal Cannabis Costs, Share New Taxes With Local Governments

TORONTO, Ont., Nov. 30, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — The Association of Municipalities of Ontario (AMO) President Lynn Dollin was at Queen’s Park today to request that the Government of Ontario cover municipal costs related to the legalization of cannabis, and provide municipalities with a share of tax revenues generated by cannabis sales.

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Rohrabacher, Blumenauer Urge Lawmakers to Keep Medical Marijuana Protections

WASHINGTON, Nov. 30, 2017 /Weed Wire/ – Representatives Dana Rohrabacher, R-CA, and Earl Blumenauer, D-OR, led a bipartisan group of lawmakers urging House and Senate leadership to continue state medical marijuana protections in any legislation to fund the government beyond Dec. 8, 2017.

Joy Strand Joins Cannabis Commission as Executive Director

LINTHICUM, MD., Nov. 29, 2017 /Weed Wire/ – Joy Strand will become executive director of the Natalie M. LaPrade Maryland Medical Cannabis Commission on Dec. 4. Strand, who has more than 40 years’ experience in healthcare, arrives as licensed companies begin to provide their medical products to qualified patients.

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Saturday: Free Expungement Fair in Los Angeles for People Clearing or Reducing Marijuana Records

WASHINGTON, Nov. 29, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — On Saturday, December 2nd, there will be an expungement fair in Los Angeles, CA for people who are looking to get their felony records reduced, dismissed, or expunged of their criminal record.

The Hawkeye State to Welcome First Iowa Medical Cannabidiol Company

Hawkeye State to Welcome First Iowa Medical Cannabidiol Company

The Hawkeye State is preparing to welcome the first Iowa medical cannabidiol company into the state’s medical cannabidiol program.. On Nov. 28, 2017, the Iowa Department of Public Health announced its intent to award a medical cannabidiol manufacturer license to MedPharm Iowa, a company based in Des Moines.

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Emerald Health Therapeutics, Inc. Acquires Shares of Vanc Pharmaceuticals Inc.

VICTORIA, British Columbia, Nov. 29, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — Emerald Health Therapeutics, Inc. (TSXV: EMH; OTCQX: EMHTF) (“Emerald” or the “Company”) announces that it acquired today 1,666,6667 units (the “Units”) of Vanc Pharmaceuticals Inc. (“Vanc”) of Suite 810 – 789 West Pender Street, Vancouver, British Columbia, V6C 1H2 at a price of $0.15 per Unit pursuant to a private placement offering (the “Transaction”).

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Future Farm Closes on 120-Acre Licensed Industrial Hemp Farm and Projects Over $10 Million in Revenue

VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Nov. 29, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — Future Farm Technologies Inc. (the “Company” or “Future Farm”) (CSE: FFT) (OTCQB: FFRMF) is pleased to announce that it has closed on the previously announced acquisition of a 120-acre industrial hemp farm in Amity, ME.

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Metatron (MRNJ) Integrates New Cryptocurrency App for Cannabis Payments and Signs Deal with Biotech Company

DOVER, Del., Nov. 29, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — Metatron (OTC PINK: MRNJ), a mobile and web technology pioneer having released over 2000 Marijuana, CBD, secure chat and related apps on iTunes and Google Play, is pleased to report the development of Bitweed, a cryptocurrency transaction and tracking app for Cannabis that is expected to evolve into its own CryptoCoin.

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MedPharm Iowa to Serve as First Medical Cannabidiol Company in Iowa

DES MOINES, Iowa, Nov. 28, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — Today the Iowa Department of Public Health issued a notice of intent to award a manufacturing license to manufacture medical cannabidiol in Iowa to MedPharm Iowa, LLC.

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Silicon Valley Pioneer Adam Schwartz Joins New Frontier Data Board of Directors

WASHINGTON, Nov. 28, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — New Frontier Data, the leading provider of data, analytics and business intelligence in the cannabis industry, is proud to announce the appointment of Adam Schwartz, Founder and CEO of Articulate, a global leader in online learning software, to its board of directors.

Steans and Cassidy: Legal Cannabis Could Bring Revenue, Jobs to Illinois

CHICAGO, Nov. 28, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — Illinois could see up to $699 million in new revenue by legalizing cannabis use among adults through a measure that would spur economic development while protecting public safety. Lawmakers heard from advocates today during a combined Senate and House hearing.

Three More Maryland Medical Marijuana Dispensary Licenses Awarded

Three More Maryland Medical Marijuana Dispensary Licenses Awarded

With several Maryland medical marijuana dispensary licensees preparing to open their doors within the next week and certified patients ready to buy their products, the state has awarded three more dispensary licenses, giving Maryland a total of nine licensed dispensaries.

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Maryland Medical Cannabis Commission Approves Licenses for More Dispensaries, Bringing Number to 9

LINTHICUM, Md., Nov. 28, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — During its recent meeting, the Maryland Medical Cannabis Commission voted to approve licenses for three more dispensaries, bringing the number of such licensed companies to nine. The companies are Growing Ventures LLC, GTI Maryland LLC (dba Rise Silver Spring) and Maryland Wellness Access (dba Remedy Columbia). They


Canna-Hub Now Accepting Lease Commitments Within First-of-its-Kind Cannabis Business Community in Williams, California

SACRAMENTO, Calif., Nov. 28, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — Canna-Hub, a California-based real estate development and property management Company for the cannabis industry, today announced it is accepting lease commitments at its first-of-its-kind cannabis business community in City of Williams, California, offering cannabis business operators the ability to lease space in newly constructed multi-tenant facilities designed specifically for cannabis operations.

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Emerald Health Therapeutics Announces Positive Health Canada Review of License Application for Prominent Fouth Facility

VICTORIA, British Columbia, Nov. 28, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — Emerald Health Therapeutics Inc. (TSXV: EMH; OTCQX: EMHTF) (“Emerald”) announced today that its licensed producer application (submitted through its subsidiary, Emerald Health Botanicals) for its new Richmond, BC greenhouse facility under Access to Cannabis for Medical Purpose Regulations (“ACMPR”) has met the requirements of the paper-based review of Health Canada’s Office of Medical Cannabis (“OMC”).

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