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.
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Lawmakers Threaten DOH Funding After Medical Marijuana Delays in Florida
Dr. Ahmed El-Haddad with Mari J MD Medical Marijuana says the rollout here in Florida has worked in some respects. It’s a system he says that still has a lot of room for improvement.
Liberty Health Sciences Announces Definitive Agreement For The Acquisition Of A 387-Acre Parcel Of Land In Gainesville, Florida
TORONTO, Ontario, Jan. 31, 2018 /Weed Wire/ — Liberty Health Sciences Inc. (CSE: LHS) (OTCQX: LHSIF) (“Liberty” or the “Company”) announced today that it has entered into a definitive share purchase agreement (the “Definitive Agreement”) with 242 Cannabis Canada Ltd. to acquire all of the issued and outstanding shares (the “Purchased Shares”) of its wholly-owned subsidiary, 242 Cannabis, LLC, a Florida limited liability company, which includes a 387-acre parcel of land in Gainesville, Florida (the “Property”) which was previously owned by Alico Citrus Nursery, LLC, a Florida limited liability company (“Alico”).
Case Challenging Florida Medical Cannabis Smoking Ban Moves Forward
A lawsuit challenging a ban on Florida medical cannabis smoking has been given the approval to proceed, but one of the key players in the suit will have to drop out.
Judge Hears Case Challenging Florida Medical Marijuana Smoking Ban
Should Florida medical marijuana patients be allowed to smoke their medicine? That’s the question a Leon County Circuit Judge must decide.
Marijuana Sales Prompt New Business for Tech Firms
This month California became the largest U.S. state to sell recreational marijuana. As sellers pop up all over America, business opportunities are also developing.
Florida tech firm Spring Big builds customer loyalty program software for pot shops, many in California.
Central Florida Medical Marijuana Firm Sold in $43M Deal
A New York-based company has purchased a Central Florida pot operation for $43 million in cash and stock, amid expectations that the industry will explode following the voter-approved legalization of medical marijuana more than a year ago.
Liberty Health Sciences Inc. Announces Proposed Acquisition of a 387 Acre Parcel of Land in Gainesville Including 200,000 Square Feet of Greenhouse and Processing Facilities
TORONTO, Ont., Jan. 4, 2018 /Weed Wire/ — Liberty Health Sciences Inc. (CSE: LHS) (OTCQX: LHSIF) (“Liberty” or the “Company”) announced today that it has entered into a binding term sheet to acquire all of the issued and outstanding shares of 242 Cannabis Canada Ltd. (the “242 Shares”), whose wholly-owned subsidiary 242 Cannabis, LLC, has agreed to purchase a 387 acre parcel of land in Gainesville, Florida (the “Property”).
Florida Judge Halts Issuance of Cultivation License Intended for Black Farmer
On Dec. 29, 2017, a Florida judge ordered the state health department to halt the issuance of a medical marijuana cultivation license intended for a member of the Florida chapter of the Black Farmers and Agriculturalists Association.
Amazonas Hemp Ltd. Announces Update On The Completion of Its First Product That Will Be Launched In January And Receipt of First Pre-Orders
MIAMI, Dec. 21, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — Amazon Hemp Ltd. (www.azhempusa.com) a wholly owned subsidiary of Amazonas Florestal Ltd. (www.azflusa.com) (OTC: PINK: AZFL), a natural resources company dedicated to innovative, sustainable forest management, Industrial CBD Hemp and the certification and sales of carbon credits, today announced an update on the completion of its CBD products formulations and the expected launching date for its first products.
Elev8 Brands, Inc. Launches All New CBD Product Line
ROCKLEDGE, Fla., Dec. 20, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — Elev8 Brands, Inc. (OTC Pink: VATE), a holding company focused on the commercial development of hemp and CBD-based products including hemp coffee, tea, E-juices, tinctures, and lotions which target the health and wellness markets, announces its new brand “Zoe” as their premium line of CBD products.
Elev8 Hemp, LLC Improves Efficiency and Brings on New Local Roaster
ROCKLEDGE, Fla., Dec. 12, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — Elev8 Brands, Inc. (OTC Pink: VATE), a holding company focused on the commercial development of hemp and CBD-based products including hemp coffee, tea, and E-juices, which target the health and wellness markets, announces that they are now working with an Orlando, Florida based coffee roaster.
Elev8 Brands, Inc. Announces New Hemp Tea in Brick and Mortar Stores
ROCKLEDGE, Fla., Dec. 5, 2017 /Weed Wire/ – Elev8 Brands, Inc. (OTC Pink: VATE), a holding company focused on the commercial development of hemp and CBD-based products including hemp coffee, tea, and E-juices, which target the health and wellness markets, announces that Lucky’s Market in Orlando, Florida (in the Alafaya Village shopping center) has placed a new order for Elev8 Hemp Tea.
Elev8 Brands, Inc. Announces Its Hemp Tea Now Available on Amazon Prime
ROCKLEDGE, Fla., Nov. 20, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — Elev8 Brands, Inc. (OTC Pink: VATE), a holding company focused on the commercial development of hemp and CBD-based products including hemp coffee, tea, and E-juices, which target the health and wellness markets, announces Elev8 Hemp Tea, in Green and Black varieties, is now approved and available for customers with Amazon Prime accounts.
BioTrackTHC Successfully Launches Private Traceability System to Preserve the WA State Cannabis Industry
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., Nov. 13, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — BioTrackTHC, in cooperation with several competitors and Washington State’s cannabis industry at large, has successfully deployed the Universal Cannabis System (UCS), a statewide seed-to-sale cannabis tracking system that is preserving the industry while awaiting the delayed delivery of the new official system.
Senator Farmer Files Bill to Allow Smoking Marijuana for Medical Use
TALLAHASSEE, Fla., Nov. 2, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — This morning Senator Farmer filed SB 726, a bill to legalize the smoking of marijuana for medical use.
Florida’s Orange County Debating Whether to Ban Medical Marijuana Dispensaries
In the state of Florida, Orange County Commissioners heard emotional testimony from patients and parents as they held the first of two public hearings aimed at deciding whether to ban medical marijuana dispensaries within unincorporated Orange County on Oct. 31, 2017.
WanaCapsXR to Enter Five New States; World’s Only Extended Release Cannabis Capsule Offers More Traditional Delivery Option for MMJ Patients
BOULDER,Colo., Oct. 30, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — Wana Brands, Colorado’s top-selling infused products manufacturer, will provide its popular family of extended-release cannabis capsules, WanaCapsXR in five new states, Nevada, Arizona, Illinois, Florida and Oregon.
Montel Williams Files Lawsuit To Shut Down Fraudulent Medical Cannabis Scams
MIAMI, Oct. 30, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — Montel Williams and Montel Williams Enterprises, Inc. have filed suit in Federal Court in Miami against several corporate entities including three based in Arizona along with Timothy Isaac, an Arizona resident and member of the three named Arizona entities, relating to claims of fraudulent online medical cannabis scams that are deceiving consumers.
GOP Congressman Wants Trump to Help Legalize Medical Marijuana
Rep. Matt Gaetz has been in Congress for less than a year, but the Florida Congressman has already become one of the House’s foremost leaders working to reform federal marijuana policies. Just one problem: GOP leadership doesn’t seem especially interested in giving the issue a fair shake.
This Will Be the Largest Study on How Marijuana Affects HIV Symptoms
While some data has been collected on how marijuana affects HIV symptoms, there has yet to be a large-scale study on the topic; however, researchers at the University of Florida are getting ready to change that.
Liberty Health Sciences Inc. Signs Exclusive Licensing And Raw Materials Agreement With Mary’s Medicinals To Provide Floridians With Range Of Award-Winning Cannabis Products
TORONTO, Ontario, Oct. 24, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — Liberty Health Sciences Inc. (CSE:LHS) (OTCBB:LHSIF) (“Liberty” or the “Company”) today announced a partnership with Colorado-based MM Technology Holdings, LLC (“Mary’s”) to bring its award-winning line of Mary’s Medicinals® cannabis products to the Florida market.
Florida Health Officials Request Judge’s Removal from Medical Marijuana Case
On Oct. 10, 2017, Christian Bax, Executive Director of the Florida Office of Medical Marijuana Use, issued a request to Robert Cohen, Director of the Division of Administrative Hearings, asking for Administrative Law Judge John Van Laningham to be removed from a medical marijuana case involving cultivation licenses.
Amazonas Florestal Ltd. Releases Update Informing Public That its Subsidiary, Amazon Hemp Ltd., Is Ready To Resume Operations and Complete the Harvesting Process for the First 100 Acre Field Beginning This Week After A Slow Down Of Operations Due to Incle
MIAMI, Oct. 11, 2017 /Weed Wire/ – Amazonas Florestal Ltd. (www.azflusa.com) (OTC PINK: AZFL), a natural resources company dedicated to innovative, sustainable forest management, industrial CBD hemp and the certification and sales of carbon credits wants to update shareholders and investors that the Company will resume operations this week in order to complete harvesting process for the first 100 acre plantation between this week and the next.
VA Hospital is Denying Veteran PTSD Treatment Due to Cannabis Use When He Has a Florida Medical Card
MIAMI, Fla., Oct. 6, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — After transferring to the Miami VA Healthcare System and during a medical intake, the VA was adamant about Jonathan Fruchter being referred to drug counseling regardless of the fact that he is patient #P0032257 with the Compassionate Use Registry in the state of Florida.
Florida Medical Marijuana Provider Wants to Kick Start Rules for Edibles
In the state of Florida, one medical marijuana provider hopes to kick start the rule making process for edible marijuana. On Sept. 29, 2017, Surterra Wellness filed a petition with the state Department of Health, demanding that the department begin crafting rules and regulations for edible medical marijuana.
Florida Missing Deadline to Distribute New Medical Marijuana Licenses
The state of Florida will miss its deadline to distribute new medical marijuana licenses. According to Sunshine State News, Christian Bax, the executive director of the Office of Medical Marijuana Use, sent a letter on Sept. 29, 2017, informing lawmakers that the office would not be able to distribute the five new medical marijuana licenses.
Liberty Health Sciences Inc.’s License Transfer Application Approved by the Florida Department of Health, Office of Medical Marijuana Use
TORONTO, Ontario, Sept. 29, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — Liberty Health Sciences Inc. (CSE:LHS) (OTCBB:LHSIF) (“Liberty” or the “Company”) today announced that the Florida Department of Health, Office of Medical Marijuana Use, approved the transfer of the license to cultivate, process and dispense medical marijuana in the State from Chestnut Hill Tree Farm LLC (“Chestnut”) to Liberty, effective September 28, 2017.
Real Brands, Inc. (RLBD) Acquires CBD Pharmacy Trademark Plus Four (4) US Utility Patents and four Additional Colorado Trademarks
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., Sept. 26, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — Real Brands, Inc. (OTC PINK: RLBD) is pleased to announce today that they have acquired the CBD Pharmacy trademark™ plus four (4) US utility patents for the manufacture of consumable legal cannabis and hemp products as defined by the states on a state by state basis.
Black Farmer Sues Florida Over Medical Marijuana Rules
A black farmer in the state of Florida has filed a lawsuit against the Florida Department of Health alleging that the state’s medical marijuana laws are unconstitutional and unfairly block him from obtaining a medical marijuana license.
Emergency Rule Issued for Florida Medical Marijuana Application Process
On Sept. 20, 2017, Florida health officials unveiled an emergency rule that outlines new standards for the Florida medical marijuana application process.
Marijuana Entrepreneurs Pitch Private Investors In Palm Beach, FL Sep 19-20
PALM BEACH, Fla., Sept. 15, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — More than 100 high net-worth investors from around the world will gather in Palm Beach at the Arcview Investor Forum next week to consider opportunities from dozens of promising cannabis companies in a “Shark Tank” like format.
Florida Medical Cannabis Supply Safe in Wake of Hurricane Irma
On the night of Saturday, Sept. 9, 2017, Hurricane Irma hit the state of Florida, bringing 140-mile-per-hour winds with it. After forcing residents in certain areas to evacuate, it seems as though Hurricane Irma let one thing off the hook —
Florida medical cannabis supply.
Liberty Health Sciences Inc. Confirms No Structural Damage to Florida Facility Following Hurricane Irma
Liberty Health Sciences Inc. (CSE:LHS) (OTCBB:SCQBD) (“Liberty” or the “Company”) announced today that there is no structural damage to its facility in Alachua, Florida as a result of Hurricane Irma.
Amazonas Florestal Ltd. Announced Today That The Company’s Subsidiary Amazon Hemp Has Secured An Additional Property in Weld County, Colorado
MIAMI, Fla., Sept. 5, 2017 /Weed Wire/ – Amazonas Florestal Ltd. (www.azflusa.com) (OTC PINK: AZFL), a natural resources company dedicated to innovative, sustainable forest management, Industrial CBD Hemp and the certification and sales of carbon credits, today announced that the company [AF1] has secured the 10.5 Acre Property in Weld County, Colorado, through its alliance with TSC on a long-term lease.
Marijuana Entrepreneurs Pitch Hundreds of Private Investors In Palm Beach, FL
PALM BEACH, Fla., Aug. 30, 2017 /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 at the Eau Palm Beach Resort & Spa for a two day “Shark Tank”-like pitch forum on Tuesday, September 19th and Wednesday, September 20th, hosted exclusively for members of The Arcview Investor Network.
Medical Marijuana Gets the Green Light in Tampa
In a 6-1 vote, council members approved an ordinance regulating dispensaries and processing facilities within Tampa city limits.
First Harvest Launches Ufly420 for On-Demand Legal Cannabis Delivery
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.
Florida Department of Health Issues 2 More Medical Marijuana Licenses
On August 2, 2017, the Florida Department of Health issued two more medical marijuana licenses. The highly coveted licenses went to Tornello Landscape, better known as “3 Boys Farm,” and Plants of Ruskin.
AltMed Enterprises to Join Plants of Ruskin Creating Medical Cannabis Dream Team in Florida
SARASOTA, Fla., Aug. 2, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — Two Florida-based companies will form AltMed Florida to leverage AltMed Enterprises’ award-winning medical cannabis products and Plants of Ruskin’s multi-generational agricultural experience in Florida.
Regulators Granted Budget Increase for Ohio Medical Marijuana Control Program
On July 24, 2017, the Ohio Department of Commerce and State Board of Pharmacy formally requested that the Ohio Medical Marijuana Control Program receive a substantial budget increase. With the Ohio Controlling Board approving the request, the program will receive a budget increase of $6 million over the next two years.
Orlando Delays Medical Marijuana Retail Ban
The city of Orlando has delayed a vote on whether or not to ban new medical marijuana retail outlets.
John Morgan Suing the State of Florida Over Medical Cannabis Smoking Ban
Orlando trial attorney John Morgan has filed a lawsuit against Florida over the state’s ban on medical cannabis smoking. As the chief financier of the push to legalize medical cannabis in Florida, Morgan has long threatened to sue the state if the legislature banned medical cannabis smoking.
Florida Medical Marijuana Legislation Signed by Governor
Florida medical marijuana legislation has finally expanded the state’s medical marijuana program. On June 26, 2017, Florida Gov. Rick Scott signed into law SB 8-A, a bill that expands the state’s program by adding cultivators and qualifying conditions.
No High Flying in Florida: Orlando Airport Bans Medical Marijuana
Florida may have legalized medical marijuana in 2016, but that hasn’t stopped Orlando International Airport from banning the substance on its property.
Florida Legislature Approves Medical Marijuana Measure
During a special session which wrapped up on June 9, the Florida legislature passed new rules for its medical marijuana measure. Florida will have more than double the current amount of medical marijuana operators in the state under a proposal approved by lawmakers.
VPR Brands, LP will be sponsoring the Cannabis World Congress and Business Exposition
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., June 13, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — VPR Brands, LP (OTC PINK: VPRB), a market leader specializing in vaporizers and accessories for essential oils, cannabis concentrates, and extracts, will be a sponsor of the The Cannabis World Congress & Business Expo (CWCBExpo) at the Jacob K. Javits Center in New York this June 14-16th.
John Morgan Plans to Sue Florida Over Medical Marijuana Smoking Ban
With the Florida Legislature’s passage of a medical marijuana bill, Orlando trial attorney John Morgan has announced plans to sue the state over its medical marijuana smoking ban.
Florida Senate Passes Legislation to Expand Compassionate Use of Medical Marijuana
TALLAHASSEE, June 9, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — The Florida Senate today passed Senate Bill 8A, Medical Use of Marijuana, and Senate Bill 6A, Public Records/Medical Marijuana Use Registry/Physician Certification for Marijuana and Dispensing/Department of Health. Together, the bills implement Article X, section 29 of the Florida Constitution, which allows the use of marijuana by patients with debilitating medical conditions.
Florida Legislature Reaches Agreement on Rules Regulating Medical Marijuana
On June 7, 2017, the Florida legislature reached an agreement on rules regulating medical marijuana in the state. House Majority Leader Ray Rodrigues said that the two chambers of government had reached a “conceptual agreement” and that the House was currently reviewing the Senate’s proposed measure.