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Legal Pot Could Steal More Than a Quarter of Beer Drinkers

Legal Pot Could Steal More Than a Quarter of Beer Drinkers

Legal Pot Could Steal More Than a Quarter of Beer Drinkers

In the latest speculation about the impact of legal marijuana on beer sales, Cannabiz Consumer Group research shows more than a quarter of beer drinkers have switched or would switch to marijuana, causing a major hit to retail sales of beer. Cannabiz estimates retail sales of beer could drop $2 billion annually, or 7.1 percent of existing sales.

Federal Marijuana Does Not Test Well

Federal Marijuana Does Not Test Well

Marijuana grown by the federal government for research purposes does not have the same quality as the pot from other sources. Until recently, the U.S. federal government had to grow all the marijuana that would be used in scientific research, but researchers have found the government’s pot to be, essentially, irrelevant.

Study: High-Achieving Teens More Likely to Smoke Cannabis

UK Study: High-Achieving Teens More Likely to Smoke Cannabis

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.

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.

Eaze Delivery Platform Data Reveals Trends in California Marijuana Consumption

Eaze Data Reveals Trends in California Marijuana Consumption

In 2016, Californians ordered marijuana on the Eaze platform once every 30 seconds, according to the “Eaze Insights: 2016 State of Cannabis Data Report.” That doubled 2015’s rate of an order once every minute. Eaze, an online platform for marijuana deliveries, drew its report from 250,000 platform users and a supplemental survey of 5,000 state residents.

New Study Makes Comprehensive Review of Scientific Health Data on Marijuana

New Study Makes Comprehensive Scientific Review of Health Data on Pot

The National Academics of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine has released a 395-page report that looks at a wide range of scientific evidence on the effectiveness of marijuana as medicine. “The Health Effects of Cannabis and Cannabinoids” provides “a comprehensive review of scientific evidence related to the health effects and potential therapeutic benefits of cannabis.”


Doctors, NFL Players Ask League to Rethink Marijuana Ban

Doctors For Cannabis Regulation has written an open letter to the National Football League encouraging the sports organization to rethink its ban on marijuana. The letter reads in part, “cannabis deserves the serious attention of your medical staff as a viable pain management alternative and potential neuroprotectant.”

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Idaho Mom Charged After Giving Her Daughter Marijuana For Seizures

An Idaho mother is trying to get her children back after being charged with giving marijuana to her 3-year-old daughter, according to FirstCoastNews.com. Last month, Kelsey Osborne of Gooding, Idaho, attempted to stop her daughter’s seizures by giving the child a smoothie that included a tablespoon of marijuana-infused butter.

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THC Levels in Colorado Marijuana Higher Than National Average

Laboratory tests on marijuana strains in Colorado have revealed THC levels much higher than the national average. The average THC content in confiscated cannabis samples was 9.6 percent in 2013, according to the NIH National Institute on Drug Abuse. But lab tests of Colorado pot show THC levels as high as 32 percent.

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Utah Gubernatorial Candidate Calls For Legalizing Medical Marijuana

Utah’s Democratic gubernatorial candidate called for legalizing medical pot after his wife pleaded guilty to misdemeanor possession. Under current Utah laws, Mike Weinholtz said, doctors have only one option for some conditions: opiates. But his wife was able to enjoy physical activities after using pot.


Colorado Could Add PTSD to its Medical Marijuana Law

Colorado lawmakers could vote to add post-traumatic stress disorder to its medical marijuana law, adding another state to the 18 that officially recognize cannabis as a remedy for the condition. A Colorado legislative panel voted 5-0 to add PTSD to eight other conditions that qualify for medical marijuana.

Rick Steves

Travel Guru Rick Steves to Tour Massachusetts in Support of Pot Legalization

Travel guru Rick Steves of PBS fame will make a four-day tour of Massachusetts in support of the state’s ballot question on legalizing marijuana. If affirmed by Massachusetts voters this November, Question 4 will allow, among other things, adults 21 years of age and older to “possess and cultivate marijuana in limited amounts,” as described by supporters.


THC-Free Cannabis Beer Gets Federal Approval

Dude’s Brews in Aurora, Colo., is planning to distribute a cannabis-based beer, according to a Sept. 15, 2016, article at Westword.com. The beer, named General Washington’s Secret Stash IPA, was recently approved by the federal government’s Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau.


Trulieve Eyes South Florida For Expansion

Trulieve, based in Tallahassee, Fla., opened the state’s first licensed medical marijuana clinic and made its first home delivery in late July 2016. About a week ago, the company opened its second clinic in Clearwater, Fla. Now it’s eyeing South Florida for expansion, according to an Aug. 25, 2016, article in the Sun-Sentinel.

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Fewer Marijuana Dispensaries Have Opened in San Diego Than Once Expected

Despite city regulations allowing up to 36 dispensaries, San Diego has only eight after two years of legalized medical marijuana, according to an Aug. 9, 2016, article in the San Diego Union-Tribune. City regulations allow four medical marijuana dispensaries in each of San Diego’s nine city council districts. Six more were approved “months ago.”

Hometowne Rx

Leonard Marshall Partners With Hometowne RX For Cannabis-Based Medicine

Leonard Marshall, former defensive end for the New York Giants, has partnered with a small pharmacy chain in New Jersey to make cannabis-based medicines if the state legalizes pot, according to an article in the New York Daily News. Aisha Bhatti, director of pharmacy for Hometowne Rx, said her company is “watching the trends” with legalization.


Newsom Says Pot Legalization in California ‘Not a Done Deal’

California Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom is telling supporters of the Adult Use of Marijuana Act legalization is not a sure thing. The Adult Use of Marijuana Act is expected soon to be set for November’s ballot, but Newsom, speaking to the National Cannabis Industry Association’s convention in Oakland, Calif., on June 21, 2016, said that does not guarantee its passage.


Medical Marijuana Successfully Treats Some Pets

Medical marijuana is helping some pets with serious illnesses, leading more businesses to provide cannabis-based products for sick animals. The Guardian told the story of a Swiss mountain dog with grand mal seizures whose owners treated with a cannabis-derived product from Treatibles. The seizures decreased and eventually disappeared.

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Association Calls for Crackdown on Unregulated Medical Marijuana Dispensaries Source

The Association of Cannabis Professionals, which represents licensed medical marijuana dispensaries, is calling on San Diego to enforce its laws and shut down the medical marijuana stores functioning without a proper license. View full article here.


US Senate Vote Could Finally Allow Cannabusinesses Banking Access

It’s been a couple years now since Colorado and Washington first legalized recreational use and sale of marijuana. In that time we’ve seen lots of changes, but one of the most important things that needs to change, but simply hasn’t, is the lack of banking access for cannabis companies.   One of the most dangerous


New Study: Cannabis Usage Risks Reduced

In the past cannabis has been the scapegoat of mental health professionals. Much research indicates that use of the plant is responsible for a myriad of mental health problems. However, new research seems to point in a different direction. “Our findings suggest caution in the implementation of policies related to legalization of cannabis for recreational

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CCBE Sessions Target Energy-Efficient Solutions for Growers

Managing the costs of growing cannabis is a particular challenge for growers. One of the largest fixed costs is electricity. Since the cost of electricity is unlikely to go down, growers need to look for new and disruptive ways to manage their use of it.

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Giadha Aguirre DeCarcer Speaks to Women Grow DC

On Dec. 4, 2015, Giadha Aguirre DeCarcer, Founder and CEO of New Frontier, spoke to the Women Grow DC meeting. The message in a nutshell was that now is the time and cannabis is the place for entrepreneurship. She described her own story as an example of the unique opportunities afforded to women and men in a new industry


AnnaBís Introduces High-Fashion, Cannabis-Toting Handbags

Jeanine Moss and Ann Shuch are self-described “fashionable women of means,” but it’s not enough that they look good; they want you to look good, too. That’s why they created AnnaBís, a line of handbags and clutches specifically crafted for users who appreciate the sweet leaf and high fashion in equal measure.


Botany & Marijuana: Shedding Some White Light

Nick Brumm is the founder of NextLight, a company created to reflect his conviction that, as his website puts it, the quest for a “perfect spectrum” by the makers of purple light emitting diodes is a “gimmick rather than a scientific dispute.”


Cannabis Investor Town Hall Online

On Sept. 10, Viridian Capital Advisors LLC, in collaboration with CannabisFN, rolled out the first of its free monthly online events designed to give investors the opportunity to interact with leading analysts and investment bankers in the cannabis industry.


Cannabis Business Expo Coming to Los Angeles

Next week the cannabis world will gravitate to Southern California for the Cannabis World Congress & Business Expo at the Los Angeles Convention Center, Sept. 16-18. The three-day event, which figures to attract over 2,500 attendees, will present a variety of seminars, exhibits, services and products.

Lexaria Releases Press Kit to the Media

KELOWNA, B.C., July 7, 2015 /Weed Wire/ – Lexaria Corp. (CSE: LXX) (OTCQB: LXRP), a food sciences company focused on the delivery of cannabinoid compounds procured from legal, agricultural hemp, through gourmet foods based upon its proprietary infusion technology, today announced the release of its official press kit providing media partners with detailed information about the company and its technologies, as well as high resolution images and other assets to assist with content creation.

Studio McDermott and The State of Cannabis

Studio McDermott Debuts Kickstarter Project to Fund In-Depth Look at Oregon’s Emerging Cannabis Industry

PORTLAND, Ore., June 25, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — Studio McDermott, one of Portland’sleading creative studios has just announced their Kickstarter project to assist in funding “Oregon: The State of Cannabis,” an in-depth look at Oregon’s burgeoning cannabis industry and the pioneers behind it.


Pueblo for Positive Impact Resists Marijuana Industry in Colorado

Pueblo for Positive Impact is an advocacy group in Pueblo County, Colorado that, according to its website, supports “Robust economic development for Pueblo County” and stand against “Government bodies which devise policy without sufficient citizen input,” but basically they don’t want marijuana around.

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“Marijuana Week” in Denver: Start-ups & Investors Gather for Deals and Advocacy

Oakland, CA, June 20, 2015 /Weed Wire/ — More than 200 high net worth investors from around the world eager to invest in the fastest growing industry in America will gather in Denver, CO at the ArcView Investor Forum, the country’s first and most active investor group in the industry. Taking place at the Exdo Event Center for a two day Shark Tank-like pitch forum on Friday, June 26th and Saturday, June 27th, accredited investors will be reviewing pitches from more than 20 companies who competed fiercely for the pitch slots out of a field of hundreds of applicants.

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Canna Security America to Exhibit at the Cannabis World Congress & Business Expo in NYC

New York, N.Y., June 17, 2015 /Weed Wire/ — Canna Security America, a leading provider of physical security systems and cash management services to the legal cannabis industry, is pleased to announce that it will be exhibiting at the 2nd Annual Cannabis World Congress & Business Expo. The conference will be held at the Jacob Javits Center in New York City from Wednesday, June 17 through Friday, June 19. Canna Security America will exhibit in booth # 143.

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CannaPharmaRx to Exhibit at the Cannabis World Congress & Business Expo in NYC

NEW YORK, N.Y., June 17, 2015 /PR Newswire/ — CannaPharmaRx (OTCQB:CPMD), a leader in the research, development, and commercialization of cannabinoid-based drug products, is pleased to announce that it will be exhibiting at the 2nd Annual Cannabis World Congress & Business Expo. The conference will be held at the Jacob Javits Center in New York, NY from Wednesday, June 17 through Friday, June 19. CannaPharmaRx will exhibit in booth # 316.

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Aquarius Cannabis to Exhibit at the Cannabis World Congress & Business Expo in NYC

NEW YORK, June 17, 2015 /Weed Wire/ — Aquarius Cannabis, a U.S.-based branding company in the medical and recreational marijuana industries, is pleased to announce that it will be exhibiting at the 2nd Annual Cannabis World Congress & Business Expo. The conference will be held at the Jacob Javits Center in New York City from Wednesday, June 17 through Friday, June 19. Aquarius will exhibit in booth # 342.


New E-Commerce Startup Glasshous Launches To Change The Way People Buy Cannabis Accessories

BOULDER, Colo., June 1, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — With brick and mortar retailers across America languishing and ecommerce flourishing, Glasshous.com is introducing modern consumers shopping online for cannabis accessories a superior experience.

Zimmer Keynote and CWCBExpo

Cannabis Business Certification and Career Workshops Presented at New York Trade Show & Conference

PARAMUS, N.J., May 29, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — A six-hour certification program on “How to Open a Cannabis Business,” is being presented at the Cannabis World Congress & Business Exposition (CWCBExpo) at the Javits Center in New York, NY. Taking place on Wednesday, June 17th this workshop is part of a dedicated day of education at the leading event on the East Coast for the legalized and medical marijuana industry.


In 420 Games, Athletes Outpace Cannabis Stigma

The setting couldn’t be more ideal this mid-May morning in San Jose’s vast Hellyer Park as the 500 or so runners form a pack at the starting line. The temperature is in the low 60s and there’s a slight wind coming out of the west-northwest, really not much of a concern to the entrants.

eCann, Inc. Announces Cannabis Investor Summit

SAN FRANCISCO, May 21, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — eCann, Inc. is today announcing a new platform for investors looking to get into the legal cannabis industry. “The Cannabis Investor Summit,” the brainchild of Eddie Miller, Lawrence Michelson and Boris Tsibelman, will showcase the investment opportunities and benefits of investing in the Cannabis industry with an emphasis on the transparency of a cloud-based environment.

Consumers Becoming More Aware of Hemp’s Nutritional Benefits as Companies Race to Introduce Healthy, Cannabis Infused Beverages

CORAL SPRINGS, Florida, May 20, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — Hemp-based consumer products for the nutraceutical, pharmaceutical and supplement industries continue to evolve as more and more states nationwide soften on restrictions for Legal & Medical Marijuana industries.

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National Cannabis Industry Association Presents The Second Annual Cannabis Business Summit and Expo

DENVER, May 15, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — The National Cannabis Industry Association – the Voice of the Cannabis Industry – is announcing its second annual national conference, the Cannabis Business Summit and Expo, taking place June 29-July 1 in Denver, Colorado.

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Who is the Marijuana Majority? The influencers may surprise you

Successful people, not just “lazy stoners”, want pot laws to change. That’s the message of new website Marijuana Majority, which displays over 600 influencers including Peter Thiel, Sean Parker, Paul Bucheit, and Dustin Moskovitz who’ve supported marijuana law reform through donations or quotes. Now it wants Twitter’ers to persuade pot-favoring politicians, celebs, and technologists to


“Big Ag” to Begin MMJ Cultivation in Illinois

Illinois’s Compassionate Use of Medical Cannabis Pilot Program Act establishes a 4-year pilot program allowing the cultivation and dispensing of marijuana for medical purposes. Although the law became effective in January, 2014, much of this year has been spent building the regulatory framework necessary to administer the program.

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