OAKLAND, Calif., Feb. 26, 2018 /Weed Wire/ – Worldwide consumer spending on legal cannabis is projected to reach $57 billion by 2027, according to the “The Road Map to a $57 Billion Worldwide Market” report released today by Arcview Market Research, in partnership with BDS Analytics.
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Bright Side of the Bay: 8 Winners Selected for Oakland Dispensary Licenses
In California, officials with the city of Oakland have been working for more than a year to create and implement the city’s Dispensary Equity Permit Program, and with the winners of Oakland dispensary licenses having been announced, the fruits of their labor are being realized.
City Announces First Cannabis Dispensary Permit Recipients Under Equity Program
OAKLAND, Calif., Jan. 31, 2018 /Weed Wire/ — The City of Oakland held a public drawing today to select qualified individuals and businesses to be eligible for four (4) new cannabis dispensary permits made available specifically to equity applicants. Those selected were Alphonso T. Blunt Jr., Marshall Crosby, Rickey McCullough, and Zhongzhang Yan.
NanoSphere Health Sciences Inc. Signs License Agreement to Open California Market
DENVER, Jan. 23, 2018 /Weed Wire/ — NanoSphere Health Sciences Inc. (CSE: NSHS, “NanoSphere”) is pleased to announce that it has signed an agreement to license its technology, as it pertains to cannabis products, in the State of California.
NEW REPORT: Legal Marijuana Industry to Generate $40 billion in Economic Impact by 2021
OAKLAND, Calif., Jan. 2, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — The total economic output from legal cannabis will grow 150% from $16 billion in 2017 to $40 billion by 2021, according to the “US Legal Cannabis: Driving $40 Billion Economic Output” report released today by Arcview Market Research, in partnership with BDS Analytics.
California Recreational Cannabis Sales Commence at 100 Retailers Across State
While not all Golden State dispensaries had received their temporary licenses to start adult-use sales on New Year’s Day, the state’s legal commercial cannabis market still went live on Jan. 1, 2018, with California recreational cannabis sales commencing at approximately 100 retailers across the state.
Recreational Marijuana Entrepreneurs Attend Oakland Cannabis Summit
Phil Matier reports on Alameda County officials and business people sorting out rules of recreational marijuana sales at summit.
Harborside Wins Best Dispensary in California!
Oakland, Calif., Dec. 15, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — Harborside is proud to be selected “Best Dispensary” by the San Francisco Chronicle’s 2018 GreenState Cannabis Awards! The first-ever awards honor exceptional performance throughout the cannabis industry.
Alameda County Announces Winter Cannabis Summit
OAKLAND, Calif., Dec. 14, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — As California gears up to establish a legal, taxed and tightly regulated system for medical and adult-use cannabis, Alameda County is hosting a Winter Cannabis Summit on Wednesday, December 20th, from 9am- 4pm, at the Alameda County Board of Supervisors Chambers, 1221 Oak St., 5th Floor, Oakland.
NEW REPORT: Legal Marijuana Sales to Grow 33% to $10 Billion in 2017
OAKLAND, Calif., Dec. 6, 2017 /Weed Wire/ – Consumer spending on legal cannabis in North America is outpacing previous estimates, according to a new report out today from Arcview Market Research.
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.
NEW REPORT: Marijuana Stores as Profitable as Starbucks
OAKLAND, Calif., Nov. 16, 2017 /Weed Wire/ – A new report released today shows that licensed marijuana stores are as profitable as Starbucks stores, if only they were taxed at the federal level like Starbucks.
As California’s Legalization of Recreational Marijuana Approaches in January 2018, ProperRx Goes the Extra Mile With Delivery & Care for Medical Marijuana Patients
OAKLAND, Calif., Nov. 9, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — January 1, 2018 marks the day that recreational marijuana will officially become legal in California. As districts contemplate how dispensaries will be affected, Proper Rx, a trailblazer in the industry, is devoted to educating its community about cannabis’ medicinal benefits.
Freedom Leaf, Inc. Accepts Invitations to Present At Financial Conferences in Oakland and Las Vegas, Building On Success With WallStreetResearch Plans Major Outreach To Financial Community In October 2017
LAS VEGAS, Sept. 26, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — Freedom Leaf, Inc.™ (OTCQB: FRLF), The Marijuana Legalization Company ™, will be making presentations at two major financial conferences in October, at the New West Summit in Oakland (Oct. 13, 14, 15), and at the Alternative Asset ReLeaf Summit (Oct. 23) in Las Vegas, Freedom Leaf’s hometown.
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.
Big-Name Tech Investors Pour Millions Into Marijuana
The storied Silicon Valley venture firm Benchmark Capital has launched a slew of tech companies: Twitter, Uber, Snapchat, Instagram. Now its search for the next big thing has led it to … pot.
Harborside Named BEST of the East Bay 2017 in Four Cannabis Categories
OAKLAND, Calif., July 25, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — The East Bay Express 2017 “Best of the East Bay” winners have been announced and Harborside has won all four cannabis categories for which they received nominations! Harborside thanks their patients for such accolades.
Yofumo Launches with $1.5 Million Seed Investment to Redefine the Cannabis Post-Harvest Process
DENVER & OAKLAND, Calif., June 13, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — At the Cannabis Business Summit today, Yofumo Technologies announced that it has closed $1.5 million in seed funding. The company also announced that its patent-pending post-harvest system, already in multiple grows, has been selected by two leading growers: CANNDESCENT of southern California and Dark Horse Genetics of Denver.
Some Cities, States Help Minorities Enter Marijuana Industry
Cities and states with legal pot are trying to make up for the toll marijuana enforcement took on minorities by letting them join the marijuana industry.
California Roll Out: Oakland Medical Cannabis Permit Application Now Available
On May 23, 2017, in California, the Oakland medical cannabis permit application was released for those interested in cultivating, manufacturing, distributing, delivering, transporting and testing medical cannabis.
City of Oakland Releases Medical Cannabis Permit Applications
Oakland, Calif., May 23, 2017 /Weed Wire/ – Today, the City of Oakland released its Medical Cannabis Permit Application for individuals interested in cultivating, manufacturing, delivering, distributing, testing or transporting medical cannabis in Oakland.
Marijuana Breathalyzer Company Raises $8.1M in Series B Financing
On May 23, 2017, Hound Labs Inc., a marijuana breathalyzer company in Oakland, announced that it has closed its Series B round of financing with $8.1 million from Benchmark, a California-based venture capital firm that has made successful early-stage investments in companies like Uber and Snapchat, among others.
Hound Labs, Inc. Secures Series B Financing from Benchmark
OAKLAND, Calif., May 23, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — Hound Labs, Inc., creators of the patent-pending Hound® marijuana breathalyzer, announced today that Benchmark invested $8.1 million in the company.
Cannabis Banking in California: Cole Memo Co-Author’s Recommendations
On March 27, 2017, California’s Cannabis Banking Working Group held a meeting at Oakland City Hall in Oakland, Calif., to address possible solutions to resolve the state-federal banking issue for California’s legal marijuana businesses. California State Treasurer John Chiang announced the Cannabis Banking Working Group back on Dec. 2, 2016, and today’s event marked the…
Treasurer Chiang, Cannabis Banking Working Group to Meet in Oakland After Trump Administration Signals Marijuana Crackdown
OAKLAND, Calif., March 27, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — State Treasurer John Chiang and the Cannabis Banking Working Group will meet Monday in Oakland to discuss solutions that provide greater access to banking to California’s future $7 billion legal cannabis industry.
Historic Debate on Drugs at Oxford Union in Great Britain
OAKLAND, Calif., Feb. 14, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — In a forward thinking move, Oxford has invited American cannabis leader, advocate and educator Steve DeAngelo, to participate in a debate on drugs.
National Marijuana Leaders Land Sundance Film Festival & Chef Dance Event Cannabis Author & Pioneer Steve DeAngelo of Harborside To Speak in Park City
OAKLAND, Calif., Jan. 19, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — Steve DeAngelo, named by Fortune Magazine as one of the Top 7 Most Powerful People in the cannabis industry, will speak at “Arcview’s Future of Cannabis” event on January 21, 22 & 23 in Park City, UT during Sundance Film Festival’s Chef Dance.
Consumers Spend $53.3B on Legal, Medical & Illicit Marijuana Sales in North America
OAKLAND, Calif., Jan. 17, 2016 /Weed Wire/ — Arcview Market Research, the leading publisher of cannabis market research, released the first ever estimate of the entire North American cannabis market, including legal, medical and illicit marijuana sales.
North American Marijuana Sales to Top $20.2 Billion by 2021, Grew 30 Percent in 2016
OAKLAND, Calif., Jan. 3, 2016 /Weed Wire/ — Arcview Market Research, the leading publisher of cannabis market research, released a new 2016 North American cannabis market size estimate as well as projections for the market through 2021, while announcing the availability of presales of its 5th edition of the State of Legal Marijuana Markets Report.
NEW REPORT: Washington Marijuana Sales Expected to Double, Grow to Over $2 Billion by 2020
OAKLAND, Calif., Dec. 27, 2016 /Weed Wire/ — Arcview Market Research, the leading publisher of cannabis market research, in partnership with New Frontier Data, the cannabis Big Data and analytics authority has released its Washington Legal Cannabis Market State Profile, which explores the recent significant changes to the state’s cannabis industry.
Vapor Slide Takes Top Prize at Arcview’s Oakland Winners Fund Pitch Competition
OAKLAND, Calif., Dec. 23, 2016 /Weed Wire/ — Vapor Slide, a first of its kind dual-purpose oil cartridge vaporizer that works either independently or with a water pipe, won the $50,000 grand prize for best pitch at Arcview’s Oakland Winners Fund pitch competition.
NEW REPORT: Massachusetts Marijuana Sales to Top $1 Billion by 2020
OAKLAND, Calif., Dec. 22, 2016 /Weed Wire/ — Arcview Market Research, the leading publisher of cannabis market research, in partnership with New Frontier Data, the cannabis Big Data and analytics authority has released its Massachusetts Legal Cannabis Market State Profile.
NEW REPORT: Arizona Marijuana Sales to Top $681 Million by 2020 Despite Failure of Prop. 205
OAKLAND, Calif., Dec. 6, 2016 /Weed Wire/ — Arcview Market Research, the leading publisher of cannabis market research, in partnership with New Frontier Data, the cannabis Big Data and analytics authority has released its Arizona Legal Cannabis Market State Profile along with the official Arcview Market Research market projection.
Arcview Market Research in partnership with New Frontier Data has released its Florida Legal Cannabis Market State Profile.
OAKLAND, Calif., Dec. 6, 2016 /Weed Wire/ — Arcview Market Research, the leading publisher of cannabis market research, in partnership with New Frontier Data, the cannabis Big Data and analytics authority has released its Florida Legal Cannabis Market State Profile.
The Cannabis Industry’s Ivy League of Educational Institutions Opens Enrollment For New York Grow Seminars in December
OAKLAND, Calif., Nov. 21, 2016 /Weed Wire/ — Oaksterdam University, the Ivy League of cannabis education since 2007, will be holding a seminar in New York City for those interested in an education on indoor horticulture practices in the newly legal cannabis industry.
Marijuana Legalization: An Open Letter from Dale Sky Jones on the Passing of Prop 64 in California
OAKLAND, Calif., Nov. 14, 2016 /Weed Wire/ — Once again, the most popular candidate on the ballot was cannabis.
Bipartisan Landslide Win for National Cannabis “Referendum”
OAKLAND, Nov. 9, 2016 /Weed Wire/ — In the midst of the most divisive election in living history the issue of cannabis reform has united voters across the nation.
Oaksterdam – Proud International Education Partner of Rastafari Rootzfest in Negril with Ganjamaica Cup
OAKLAND, Calif., Nov. 3, 2016 /Weed Wire/ — The second staging of Rastafari Rootzfest™ will be held once again at the Long Bay Beach Park in global ganja capital Negril from December 9-11, 2016.
Harborside Changes the Face of Cannabis…Again! Nation’s Model Cannabis Dispensary Celebrates 10 Years of Success with Bold Rebranding
OAKLAND, Calif., Oct. 4, 2016 /Weed Wire/ — Harborside Health Center (now known simply as “Harborside”), the nation’s model cannabis company, celebrates its 10-year anniversary this week with an innovative design rebrand that will reinvent the original industry standard Harborside pioneered a decade ago, and has since been adopted nationwide.
NCIA: Now Open – Call for Proposals
DENVER, Oct. 3, 2016 /Weed Wire/ — Once again, we’re calling for proposals! We received many great submissions for our Seed To Sale Show and are now opening up the call for propsals for our 4th annual Cannabis Business Summit & Expo in Oakland, CA, June 12-14, 2017.
NEW REPORT: Key Marijuana Ballot Initiatives Could Inject $7.8 Billion Annually into the Market by 2020
OAKLAND, Calif., Sept 23, 2016 /Weed Wire/ — Arcview Market Research, the leading publisher of cannabis market research, in partnership with New Frontier Data, the cannabis Big Data and analytics authority has released the Mid-Year Update of the 4th Edition of the State of Legal Marijuana Markets.
New Breathalyzer Detects Marijuana Whether Smoked or Eaten
Law enforcement officers could soon have a way to test for the presence of marijuana in drivers, whether the cannabis has been smoked or consumed in food. Hounds Labs, Inc., of Oakland, Calif., announced on Sept. 14, 2016, its new breathalyzer is being tested in the field, according to an article posted the same day at CBS SF Bay Local.
Dale Sky Jones – Chancellor of Oaksterdam University Featured Speaker at Cannabis World Congress on September 9th Cannabis Business Executive Names Dale Sky Jones as One of the Industry’s Most Influential Women
OAKLAND, Calif., Sept. 8, 2016 /Weed Wire/ — Dale Sky Jones is the Executive Chancellor of Oakland, California-based Oaksterdam University (OU), a business and horticulture college that educates patients, professionals, growers, elected officials and regulators on every aspect of the cannabis industry.
NEW REPORT: California Marijuana Sales to Top $6.5 Billion by 2020
OAKLAND, Calif., Aug. 23, 2016 /Weed Wire/ — Arcview Market Research, the leading publisher of cannabis market research, in partnership with New Frontier, the cannabis Big Data and analytics authority, has released its 2016 California Legal Cannabis Market State Profile.
New Cannabis Business Accelerator Launches in Oakland
On July 20, 2016, Ackrell Capital, an investment bank, and Vator, a tech platform for startups and investors, announced the launch of CannaVator, a 10-week cannabis business accelerator program in Oakland, California.
NEW REPORT: Nevada Marijuana Sales Projected to Hit $630 Million by 2020
OAKLAND, Calif., July 5, 2016 /Weed Wire/ — Arcview Market Research, the leading publisher of cannabis market research, in partnership with New Frontier, the cannabis Big Data and analytics authority, has released its 2016 Nevada Legal Cannabis Market State Profile
urban-gro Introduces New Line of LED Products for Cannabis Market
LAFAYETTE, Colo., June 20, 2016 /Weed Wire/ — urban-gro, the product solutions expert for the commercial Cannabis cultivator, announced today P.L. Light Systems’ new line of LED lighting, HortiLED, for the Cannabis market.
Terra Tech Releases Update on Blüm Oakland Dispensary
NEWPORT BEACH, Calif., June 20, 2016 /Weed Wire/ — Terra Tech Corp. (OTCQX: TRTC) (“Terra Tech” or the “Company”), a vertically-integrated, cannabis-focused agriculture company, today announced a corporate update on its Blüm dispensary, located in Oakland, California.
Steep Hill Offers Media Tour of Leading National Cannabis Testing Lab During Arcview and National Cannabis Industry Association Conferences
BERKELY, Calif., June 17, 2016 /Weed Wire/ — Steep Hill offers a media tour of cannabis testing lab.
NCIA Debuts New Interactive Policy Map Powered by CannaRegs and New Frontier
DENVER, June 9, 2016 /Weed Wire/ — The National Cannabis Industry Association (NCIA), in partnership with association members CannaRegs and New Frontier, announce the launch of a new State-by-State Marijuana Policies Map, providing a valuable, regularly updated overview of every state’s approach to cannabis and cannabis markets.