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General Cannabis Taps Industry Leader Joe Hodas for COO Role in Preparation for Growth in Multiple Markets

General Cannabis Taps Industry Leader Joe Hodas for COO Role in Preparation for Growth in Multiple Markets

DENVER, Feb. 21, 2018 /Weed Wire/ — General Cannabis Corp. (OTCQB:CANN), the comprehensive resource for the highest quality service providers available to the regulated cannabis industry, has hired cannabis industry veteran Joe Hodas as Chief Operating Officer (COO).

BAM

Friday Night Inc. and BAM Agree to Termination of LOI

VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Feb. 21, 2018 /Weed Wire/ — Friday Night Inc. (Friday Night) (CSE: TGIF) (FWB: 1QF) (OTCQB: TGIFF) today announced that it has terminated its letter of intent (“LOI”) dated December 20, 2017 to acquire Body & Mind Inc. (“BAM”) in an all-stock transaction.

Canna-Hub

Canna-Hub Now Accepting Lease Commitments Within Multi-Tenant Cannabis Zoned Facilities in Fresno County, California

SACRAMENTO, Calif., Feb. 20, 2018 /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 a new 16-acre community in the city of Mendota, California.

Manitoba Distribution and Retail of Cannabis and Retail Sales Evaluating Proposals

Province Announces Conditional Acceptance of Proposals to Operate Retail Cannabis Locations

WINNIPEG, Manitoba, Feb. 16, 2018 /Weed Wire/ — Following a request for proposals (RFP) issued on Nov. 7 seeking qualified applicants to operate retail cannabis locations, the Manitoba government has evaluated the submissions according to the criteria established in the RFP and conditionally accepted four proposals.

LARA Publishes Michigan’s Medical Marihuana “Universal Symbol”

LANSING, Mich., Feb. 15, 2018 /Weed Wire/ – The Dept. of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (LARA) released information today to inform and advise license applicants regarding the labeling of medical marihuana products under the Medical Marihuana Facilities Licensing Act.

Cannabis Advisory Committee

Bureau of Cannabis Control Announces March 1 Subcommittee Meetings and Input Survey

SACRAMENTO, Feb. 15, 2018 /Weed Wire/ – The Bureau of Cannabis Control (Bureau) announced today that the Cannabis Advisory Committee will be holding a second series of subcommittee meetings on Thursday, March 1 in Sacramento.

Medical Marijuana Patients in Pennsylvania Can Begin Legally Obtaining Their Medicine Today

Medical Marijuana Patients in Pennsylvania Can Begin Legally Obtaining Their Medicine Today

BERHARRISBURG, Pa., Feb. 15, 2018 /Weed Wire/ – Medical marijuana sales began in Pennsylvania today, allowing certified patients to obtain their medicine legally for the first time. Six out of the 10 dispensaries that have been approved to operate were set to open their doors, and up to 81 more dispensaries are expected to open across the state over the next few months.

BioTrackTHC

North Dakota Awards Medical Marijuana Seed-to-Sale Tracking Contract to BioTrackTHC

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., Feb. 15, 2018 /Weed Wire/ – The North Dakota Department of Health, the government agency responsible for implementing the state’s voter-approved medical marijuana program, has awarded the contract to BioTrackTHC to develop and implement the state’s medical marijuana seed-to-sale traceability system.

Berkeley Sanctuary for Cannabis

City of Berkeley Becomes First in the U.S. to Grant Sanctuary to Cannabis Users, Businesses and Landlords

BERKELEY, Calif., Feb. 14, 2018 /Weed Wire/ – The City of Berkeley has become the first city in the country to grant sanctuary to adult users of cannabis, businesses selling the product, and property owners where dispensaries and other cannabis-related business are located, Mayor Jesse Arreguin announced Wednesday. The decision means that no city department, agency, officer or employee can use city funds to assist in the enforcement of federal laws surrounding cannabis.

Return the Love

True Leaf Launches Return the Love™ Program With Support for B.C. Therapy Dog Groups

VERNON, British Columbia, Feb. 14, 2018 /Weed Wire/ – True Leaf Medicine International Ltd. (“True Leaf”) (CSE: MJ) (FSE: TLA) (OTCQB: TRLFF), the quality of life cannabis company for people and their pets, announced today the launch of its Return the Love™ charitable giving program as a core part of its mission to be Canada’s leading purpose-driven cannabis company.

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MassRoots Provides Shareholder Update and Plans for Continued Growth

DENVER, Feb. 14, 2018 /Weed Wire/ – MassRoots, Inc. (“MassRoots” or the “Company”) (OTCQB:MSRT), one of the leading technology platforms for the regulated cannabis industry, is pleased to release the following shareholder update from its Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Isaac Dietrich

Senator Jerry Hill Introduces Bill to Enable Students Who Rely on Medicinal Cannabis to Take Their Medication at School

SACRAMENTO, Calif., Feb. 14, 2018 /Weed Wire/ – K-12 public school students with special needs or severe disabilities who rely on cannabis-based medicine may soon be able to take their medication at school under legislation introduced Tuesday by state Senator Jerry Hill.

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Jackson City Council Votes Unanimously to Decriminalize Marijuana, Heads to Mayor’s Desk

WASHINGTON, Feb. 14, 2018 /Weed Wire/ – Yesterday the City Council of Jackson, Mississippi voted unanimously to decriminalize marijuana, amending Chapter 86, Article III in the City of Jackson Code of Ordinances to effectively limit the maximum penalty for possession of 30 grams or less of cannabis to a $100 fine, with no prison time.

SAQ

Tilray® Signs Letter of Intent with Société des alcools du Québec (SAQ) to Supply Province with Cannabis

NANAIMO AND MONTREAL, Feb. 14, 2018 /Weed Wire/ – Tilray, a global pioneer in cannabis cultivation, processing and distribution, announced today that it has signed a Letter of Intent (LOI) with Société des alcools du Québec (SAQ) to supply the province of Quebec with high-quality cannabis products in anticipation of adult-use legalization later this year.

Pennsylvania Medical Marijuana Dispensaries Ready to Serve Patients This Week

Pennsylvania Medical Marijuana Dispensaries Ready to Serve Patients This Week

While the Keystone State’s first dispensary held its grand opening on Jan. 27, 2018, it didn’t have medical marijuana available for patients to purchase, but now the wait to buy products from Pennsylvania medical marijuana dispensaries is almost over. Starting on Feb. 15, and progressing through the week, a handful of dispensaries will open with products available for patients to purchase.

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Raids on CBD Businesses in Tennessee Leave Patients without Access; Underline Need for Change in Federal Marijuana Laws

RUTHERFORD COUNTY, Tenn., Feb. 13, 2018 /Weed Wire/ – Yesterday, DEA agents, detectives from the local sheriff’s office, and Smyrna, Murfreesboro, and LaVergne police raided 23 Rutherford County businesses accused of selling candy products containing cannabidiol (CBD), a non-intoxicating compound derived from the cannabis (and hemp) plant. Law enforcement claims that the products were of particular concern because they were seemingly being marketed towards minors.

Wyden Urges Appropriators to Respect State Marijuana Laws

WASHINGTON, Feb. 13, 2018 /Weed Wire/ – U.S. Sen. Ron Wyden, along with a bipartisan group of 17 senators, this week sent a letter to the Senate Committee on Appropriations Chairman Thad Cochran (R-MI) and Vice Chairman Patrick Leahy (D-VT), urging them to respect states’ laws regarding the regulation of marijuana when finalizing fiscal year 2018 appropriations.

Resentencing and the Decriminalization of Cannabis

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 13, 2018 /Weed Wire/ – The Board of Supervisors unanimously approved a motion by Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas calling on the Office of Cannabis Management, in collaboration with various Los Angeles County departments and community stakeholders, to develop a countywide plan to facilitate the resentencing of minor cannabis convictions.

Study: Medical Cannabis Treatment Significantly Reduces Chronic Pain in Elderly

Study: Medical Cannabis Treatment Significantly Reduces Chronic Pain in Elderly

Baby boomers have become a growing market segment in the legal cannabis industry as the acceptance of medical cannabis treatment continues to spread across the world, and now it appears that medical cannabis treatment may offer senior citizens a safer alternative to opioids in the treatment of chronic pain.

Next Frontier Biosciences Scientific Advisory Board Colin Osborne

Next Frontier Biosciences Assembles Distinguished Research and Development Team

DENVER, Feb. 13, 2018 /Weed Wire/ – Colorado-based biotech company Next Frontier Biosciences today announced the assembly of its Research and Development Team, enhancing the company’s lineup of accomplished biotechnology executives and research scientists.

Bought Deal Financing Neptune

Neptune and Tetra Bio-Pharma Enter Co-Development Agreement for Purified Cannabinoid Oil-Based Products targeting Pain and Inflammation

LAVAL, Quebec, Feb. 12, 2018 /Weed Wire/ – Tetra Bio-Pharma Inc. (“Tetra”) (TSX VENTURE:TBP)(OTCQB:TBPMF) and Neptune Technologies & Bioressources Inc. ( “Neptune”) (NASDAQ:NEPT)(TSX:NEPT) today announced that they entered into an agreement for the co-development, commercialization and marketing of purified cannabinoid oil-based products to address pain and inflammation relief applications for the natural health products and pet veterinary markets.

Vireo Health

Vireo Raises Awareness of NY’s Medical Marijuana Program in El Diario and The Jewish Week

NEW YORK, Feb. 9, 2018 /Weed Wire/ – Vireo Health of New York (“Vireo”), one of five medical marijuana companies currently operating in New York State, is proud to announce new print and digital advertisements appearing in New York publications El Diario and The Jewish Week.

Wolf Administration Approves Two Medical Marijuana Dispensaries to Begin Operation

HARRISBURG, Penn., Feb. 9, 2018 /Weed Wire/ – Governor Tom Wolf today announced the Pennsylvania Department of Health approved medical marijuana dispensaries in Chester and Lancaster counties to begin operations, bringing the statewide total to eight.

Bought Deal Financing Neptune

Tetra Bio-Pharma Announces $8 million Bought Deal Offering

ORLEANS, Ontario, Feb. 8, 2018 /Weed Wire/ – Tetra Bio-Pharma Inc. (“Tetra” or the “Company”) (TSX VENTURE:TBP) (OTCQB:TBPMF) a global leader in cannabinoid-based drug development and discovery, announced today that it has entered into a bought deal financing agreement to sell 8,000,000 units of the Company (the “Units”) at a price of $1.00 per Unit for gross proceeds of approximately $8.0 million (the “Offering”).

Canadian Securities Regulators Publish Revised Disclosure Expectations for Issuers With US-Related Marijuana Activity

TORONTO, Ontario, Feb. 8, 2018 /Weed Wire/ – The Canadian Securities Administrators (CSA) today published CSA Staff Notice 51-352 (Revised) Issuers with U.S. Marijuana-Related Activities, which sets out CSA staff’s disclosure expectations for specific risks facing issuers with marijuana-related activities in the U.S.

NM Medical Cannabis Enrollment Up Nearly 50 Percent

NM Medical Cannabis Enrollment Up Nearly 50 Percent

ALBUQUERQUE, Feb. 8, 2018 /Weed Wire/ — New Mexico’s Medical Cannabis Program ended January 2018 with 47,840 enrolled patients according to the New Mexico Department of Health report, a 49 percent increase over the same month in 2017.

New Report Finds Thousands of Marijuana Citations Issued Since Possession Decriminalized

New Report Finds Thousands of Marijuana Citations Issued Since Possession Decriminalized

SOUTH KINGSTOWN, R.I., Feb. 8, 2018 /Weed Wire/ — A new report compiled by Peter Phipps, a professor of journalism at the University of Rhode Island, and students in his Media and Law course found that Rhode Island police officers continue to devote resources to enforcing laws against marijuana even after possession of small amounts was decriminalized in 2013.

City of Seattle to Nullify All Misdemeanor Marijuana Possession Convictions From Years Prior to Legalization

City of Seattle to Nullify All Misdemeanor Marijuana Possession Convictions From Years Prior to Legalization

SEATTLE, Feb. 8, 2018 /Weed Wire/ — Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan and City Attorney Pete Holmes announced today that the city will nullify all misdemeanor convictions for marijuana possession in the years before marijuana was legalized for adult use in Washington state.

Bill to Allow Judicial Discretion to Order Probation For Non-Violent Drug Offenses Introduced in CA State Senate

Bill to Allow Judicial Discretion to Order Probation For Non-Violent Drug Offenses Introduced in CA State Senate

WASHINGTON,D.C., Feb. 8, 2018 /Weed Wire/ – The California State Legislature will consider a bill to allow judges to order probation, rather than jail or prison for persons convicted of possessing drugs, selling drugs or similar offenses, if the court believes it is in the best interests of justice, based on the facts of the case.

LARA: State Application Deadline for Medical Marihuana Facilities Operating with Local Approval is Feb. 15th

LARA: State Application Deadline for Medical Marihuana Facilities Operating with Local Approval is Feb. 15th

LANSING, Mich., Feb. 8, 2018 /Weed Wire – The Dept. of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (LARA) reminded prospective medical marihuana license applicants today that the deadline for applicants currently operating with local approval is February 15th.

DEA’s Internal Review Process Results in Removal of Misinformation About Cannabis From Website

DEA’s Internal Review Process Results in Removal of Misinformation About Cannabis From Website

WASHINGTON, D.C. Feb. 8, 2018 /Weed Wire/ – In a letter dated January 26th, Americans for Safe Access (ASA), a national nonprofit organization dedicated to ensuring safe and legal access to medical cannabis for therapeutic use and research, learned that the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) denied their Information Quality Act (IQA) petition requesting the correction of misinformation disseminated on the DEA website on the health effects of medical cannabis, originally filed more than a year ago.

SAQ

Tilray Announces Completion of Series A Funding Round

TORONTO, Ontario, Feb. 8, 2018 /Weed Wire/ – Tilray, a global pioneer in medical cannabis research, cultivation, processing and distribution, today announced the completion of its Series A funding round totaling C$60 million. The round was comprised of a group of leading global institutional investors.

NCIA Excellence

L’Eagle Services Presented with NCIA’s Excellence in Innovation Award for Cultivation

DENVER, Feb. 8, 2018 /Weed Wire/ – The National Cannabis Industry Association (NCIA) has recognized, L’Eagle Services — a Denver based cannabis cultivator and retail dispensary specializing in clean cannabis — with the NCIA Excellence in Innovation Award for their leading edge in sustainable cultivation practices.

Innovation Award

Wana Brands honored with NCIA’s Excellence in Innovation Award

BOULDER, Colo., Feb. 8, 2018 /Weed Wire/ – Leading infused product manufacturer, Wana Brands, has been awarded the NCIA’s Excellence in Innovation Award. The NCIA’s Excellence in Innovation Award winner, announced today at NCIA’s Seed to Sale Show, recognizes trailblazing individuals and companies driving the growth of the cannabis industry.

Minors Matt Maletis Policy Changes Ratified and Licensee and Video Series and Minor Decoy Checks Penalties Audit

OLCC Response to Secretary of State IT Audit: Improvements in Process, More Changes Planned, Implementation Scheduled

PORTLAND, Ore., Feb. 7, 2018 /Weed Wire/ – The Oregon Liquor Control Commission values transparency and acknowledges that many of the findings released today in the Oregon Secretary of State’s Information Technology audit of the OLCC accurately reflect the current condition of the agency’s IT portfolio, but that the overall health of the agency’s IT infrastructure remains sound.

Kate Brown and Federal Marijuana Policy and Oregon Liquor Control Commission

Secretary of State Dennis Richardson Releases Audit of the Oregon Liquor Control Commission

SALEM, Ore., Feb. 7, 2018 /Weed Wire/ — Today, Secretary of State Dennis Richardson released an audit of The Oregon Liquor Control Commission (OLCC). The audit titled: Cannabis Information Systems Properly Functioning but Monitoring and Security Enhancements are Needed found that OLCC has taken positive steps to establish information systems for recreational marijuana regulation.

Tabled in Parliament the Draft Law: Provisions for Finished Products Production Cannabis Pharmacy

Tabled in Parliament the Draft Law: Provisions for Finished Products Production Cannabis Pharmacy

ATHENS, Greece, Feb. 7, 2018 /Weed Wire/ — Tabled today in Parliament the Draft Law “Provisions for the Production of Finished Products Pharmacy Hemp” which regulates the field of production, control and distribution of formulations containing pharmaceutical cannabis in order to promote productive investment in this sector and generate development benefits to the economy and the State.

Leafly Cutting Unlicensed Cannabis Companies From Dispensary Finder Tool

Leafly Cutting Unlicensed Cannabis Companies From Dispensary Finder Tool

Prior to recreational cannabis legalization in California, unlicensed cannabis companies proliferated under a system that didn’t require state licenses to operate medical cannabis businesses; however, the opportunity for those operating under the guise of legality is over in California and a popular cannabis dispensary and strain review website is erring on the side of caution.

Utopia All Natural Wellness Spa and Lounge

Denver Could Soon Be Home to the Nation’s First Legal Cannabis Spa

DENVER, Feb. 7, 2018 /Weed Wire/ — Utopia All Natural Wellness Spa and Lounge LLC will submit its application Wednesday for one of Denver’s first Cannabis Consumption Establishment licenses.

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Craft Cannabis Alliance Announces Founding Board of Directors

PORTLAND, Ore., Feb. 7, 2018 /Weed Wire/ — This week, the Craft Cannabis Alliance announced its founding board of directors, a group that includes the leaders of some of Oregon’s most well-known brands, as this mission-driven industry association prepares to move from start-up to action.

British Columbia Marijuana Market Details Revealed

British Columbia Marijuana Market Details Revealed

Canada is nearing its rollout of recreational marijuana this summer and while there have been challenges in keeping up with the federal deadline, the British Columbia marijuana market is taking shape.


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