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Jennifer Lujan

Eaze Welcomes Jennifer Lujan as Director of Social Impact

Eaze Welcomes Jennifer Lujan as Director of Social Impact

SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. 14, 2018 /Weed Wire/ – Eaze, the leading marijuana technology company, announced today that Jennifer Lujan joined the company as Director of Social Impact.

District Attorney George Gascón Applies Proposition 64 Retroactively to Every Marijuana Case Since 1975

SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 31, 2018 /Weed Wire/ — Today, District Attorney George Gascón announced that the San Francisco District Attorney’s Office will be retroactively applying Proposition 64, which legalized the possession and recreational use of marijuana for adults ages 21 years or older, to misdemeanor and felony convictions dating back to 1975.

Court Challenge Seeks to Block Vast California Marijuana Farms

Court Challenge Seeks to Block Vast California Marijuana Farms

An alliance of California marijuana growers filed a lawsuit Tuesday to block state rules that they fear could open the way for vast farms that would drive smaller cultivators out of business or send them into the black market.

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Eaze Data Report: Major Increase in Legal Marijuana Sales in California

SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 18, 2018 /Weed Wire/ — Eaze, the leading marijuana technology company, today released its Eaze Insights: 2017 State of Cannabis data report, a comprehensive overview of consumer trends driving the marijuana industry year over year.

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Proper Rx Leads the Charge in Northern California with Their Unique Delivery Only Dispensaries in Oakland and San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., Dec. 13, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — Since 2010, Proper Rx’s delivery-only medical cannabis dispensary located in California’s East Bay has strived to create a community without pain.

San Francisco Muni Bans Cannabis Ads on Its Buses

San Francisco Muni Bans Cannabis Ads on Its Buses

Cannabis ads on Muni buses are set to disappear in metaphorical a puff of smoke. Ads for recreational pot will be banned going forward on San Francisco’s public transit system after a vote by the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency on Tuesday.

Fitch: Cannabis Taxes Set to Rise With Votes in Seven California Cities

Fitch: Cannabis Taxes Set to Rise With Votes in Seven California Cities

SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 8, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — Residents of seven California cities voted to impose local taxes on cannabis in Tuesday’s elections. With retail sales set to begin on January 1, the newly approved measures will add to the already substantial tax burden on legal cannabis, potentially undermining California’s fledgling legalization initiative, according to Fitch Ratings.

DEA Report: 71% of Cannabis Plants Seized in 2016 Came from California

DEA Report: 71% of Cannabis Plants Seized in 2016 Came from California

While California may grow eight times the amount of cannabis state residents can consume, the United States Drug Enforcement Administration is dimming the brilliance of the Golden State’s illegal cannabis plants.

New West Summit

New West Summit 3.0 Features Disruptive, Game-Changing Developments in Technology, Investment and Media in the Cannabis Space

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., Sept. 21, 2017 /Weed Wire/ – New West Summit, the first conference to focus exclusively on disruptive ground-breaking, innovative technology and scientific developments in the cannabis space, today announced keynote and featured speakers and events for the third annual conference occurring October 13-15, 2017, at the Marriott City Center, Oakland, CA.

Jennifer Lujan

Eaze Continues Advancing Cannabis Industry with an Additional $27M Raised

SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 14, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — Eaze, the leading cannabis technology company, announced today an additional $27 million in Series B financing, led by Bailey Capital with participation from DCM Ventures, Kaya Ventures and FJ Labs.

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.

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.

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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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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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.

United Patients Group

United Patients Group Takes Center Stage at This Week’s “Best Answer for Cancer Summit” In San Diego

SAN DIEGO April 26, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — Medical marijuana education leader United Patients Group is proud to take center stage at the Answers for Cancer Summit in San Diego this week, hosted by the Best Answer for Cancer Foundation.

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Supreme Court Ethics Committee Advises Judges Against Investments in Marijuana Enterprises

SAN FRANCISCO, April 19, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — The California Supreme Court Committee on Judicial Ethics Opinions (CJEO) has adopted a formal opinion advising judges that maintaining any interest in an enterprise that involves medical or recreational marijuana is incompatible with the obligation to follow the law under California Code of Judicial Ethics.

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Enlucem Releases Findings of Calif. Consumer Cannabis Study

SAN FRANCISCO, March 14, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — Enlucem, a strategic brand consultancy currently advising startups in the cannabis space, announced today the results of a detailed consumer study of Californians’ attitudes toward cannabis products.

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Heliospectra Appoints Redeye AB as New Certified Adviser

GOTHENBURG, Sweden and SAN FRANCISCO, /Weed Wire/ — Heliospectra AB(publ) (OTCQB: HLSPY, FIRSTNORTH: HELIO), a world leader in intelligent lighting technology for controlled plant growth environments, whose shares are listed on Nasdaq First North and the North American ADR, has appointed Redeye AB as new Certified Adviser for Nasdaq First North as of March 1, 2017.

San Francisco Bay Area Now Has a Cold-Brewed Cannabis Coffee

San Francisco Bay Area Now Has a Cold-Brewed Cannabis Coffee

A new cold-brewed coffee drink infused with THC is now available in the San Francisco Bay area. Somatik is a joint effort between the edibles company of the same name and Ritual Roasters. The 8-ounce bottles are available at several Bay-area dispensaries or through the CANNVIS delivery service for $12 each.

Jennifer Lujan

New Report from Eaze Shows Record Legal Marijuana Use in California

SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. 8, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — Following decades of stigmatization and prohibition, a new data report titled, Eaze Insights: State of Cannabis 2016, reveals that Californians are increasingly comfortable with marijuana use and are embracing its benefits.

Lab Finds Toxic Fungicide on Medical Marijuana in San Francisco Area

Lab Finds Toxic Fungicide on Medical Marijuana in San Francisco Area

A reporter at a San Francisco-area television station sent six samples of medical marijuana to a laboratory in Berkeley, Calif., for testing, and the results have raised some red flags, according to the KPIX website. “Only one of those six had no detectable pesticides,” Dr. Donald Land, a researcher at Steep Hill Lab, said.

City College of San Francisco Begins Cannabis Curriculum

City College of San Francisco to Begin Cannabis Curriculum

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.

Jennifer Lujan

Leading Industry Group Names Eaze CEO Keith McCarty Entrepreneur of the Year

SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 22, 2016 /Weed Wire/ — Keith McCarty, founder and CEO of Eaze, the leading cannabis technology company, has been named Entrepreneur of the Year by MJIC’s World of Cannabis committee.

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Cannabis Sativa Subsidiary Ibudtender Anchors Halloweed at San Francisco Cow Palace

MESQUITE, Nevada, Oct. 28, 2016 /Weed Wire/ — Cannabis Sativa (OTCQB: CBDS) is proud to announce that Ibudtender, “Your Personal Budtender” (www.ibudtender.com), a Cannabis Sativa, Inc. subsidiary, is anchoring HALLOWEED, a Prop 215 friendly event in San Francisco’s Cow Palace on October 28,29, & 30, 2016.

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Eaze Becomes the Most Funded Marijuana Technology Company with $25M Total Funding

SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 24, 2016 /Weed Wire/ — Eaze, the leading on-demand medical marijuana technology company, today announced the completion of a $13 million Series B financing round making Eaze the fastest growing and most funded cannabis technology company in the world.

Richard Branson

Richard Branson Calls For Marijuana Legalization at New West Summit

Sir Richard Branson, founder of the Virgin Group, used Skype on Oct. 15, 2016, to tell about 1,000 New West Summit conference goers they should work for marijuana legalization. The summit, tagged “The Future of Cannabis, Now,” was held in downtown San Francisco, according to an Oct. 16, 2016, article at CNET.

Fed's Williams Sees 'Unsustainable Tension' on Pot-related Banking

Fed’s Williams Sees ‘Unsustainable Tension’ on Pot-related Banking

As more and more states legalize the use of marijuana, which is banned under U.S. federal laws, banks are facing “unsustainable tension” that needs to be resolved by Congress, San Francisco Fed President John Williams said on Tuesday.

Harvest

Harvest Dispensary to Debut California’s First Private Medical Cannabis Lounge

SAN FRANCISCO, August 9, 2016 /Weed Wire/ — Harvest, San Francisco’s first boutique-style medical cannabis dispensary, announces the grand opening of its long-anticipated private membership consumption lounge.

420 Games

Announcing The 420 Games San Francisco August 27th, 2016

SAN FRANCISCO, July 6, 2016 /Weed Wire/ — We are very proud to announce the 3rd Annual San Francisco 420 Games. This will be our biggest and best event yet again featuring Lagunitas beer tasting, great music and educational speeches. Come run with us and continue to help change the perception of cannabis and the people who use it!


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