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NYSDOH Announces Chronic Pain to Be Added As Qualifying Condition for Medical Marijuana Enhancements

New York State Department of Health Announces Enhancements to Medical Marijuana Program

New York State Department of Health Announces Enhancements to Medical Marijuana Program

ALBANY, N.Y., June 22, 2017 /Weed Wire/ – The New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH) today announced several new enhancements to the state’s Medical Marijuana Program as the number of certified patients continues to rise since the addition of chronic pain as a qualifying condition.

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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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Toby Keith Fires Up Wacky Tobaccy And New Video June 23

NASHVILLE, Tenn., June 21, 2017 /Weed Wire/ – Singer, songwriter, producer and entertainer Toby Keith knows how to have a good time and write funny songs. The man whose songs have amassed more than 90 million broadcast performances is also beloved for his “bus song” album cut “Weed With Willie.” And his “Red Solo Cup” became a viral sensation long before radio took notice. Next up, “Wacky Tobaccy,” out June 23.

Cannabis Tech Group

NYC-Based Cannabis Tech Group Launches to Bridge Burgeoning Tech & Cannabis Industries; Announces First Professional Event: Cannabis + Analytics, Thursday, June 29th at Galvanize NYC in Soho

NEW YORK, June 21, 2017 /Weed Wire/ – The Cannabis Tech Group (CTG), the bi-coastal pioneers whose mission is to bring together the cannabis and technology industries together in a way not yet seen on the East Coast—will hold the first in a nationwide series of events on Thursday, June 29, 2017, from 6:00-9:00 p.m. in Soho at Galvanize NYC.

Jawara McIntosh, Son of Legendary Reggae Artist Peter Tosh, Beaten Into A Coma While Serving 6 Month Marijuana Sentence

NEW YORK, June 21, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — On February 21, 2017, Jawara McIntosh, son of legendary reggae artist Peter Tosh, was beaten into a coma at Bergen County Jail in New Jersey while serving a six-month sentence for marijuana related charges.

Senate Passes Senator Savino’s Bill Adding PTSD as Treatable by Medical Marijuana

ALBANY, NY, June 20, 2017 / — The New York State Senate on Tuesday passed legislation sponsored by Senator Diane Savino (D-SI/Brooklyn) to add Post Traumatic Stress Disorder to the list of qualifying conditions treatable with medical marijuana in New York State.

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New York Poised to Become 27th State to Provide PTSD Patients With Access to Medical Marijuana

ALBANY, New York, June 20, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — A bipartisan proposal to add post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) as a qualifying condition for New York’s medical marijuana program has received final approval from state lawmakers and is headed to the desk of Gov. Andrew Cuomo.

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Cresco Yeltrah Awarded Marijuana Grow Facility in Jefferson County, PA

BROOKEVILLE, Penn., June 20, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — After proposing a very detailed community support program and outlining plans to manage the highest level of regulatory compliance, Cresco Yeltrah (CY) was awarded a cultivation license today as part of the Pennsylvania Compassionate Medical Cannabis program. The awardees of the state’s very stringent application process were announced today by the Department of Public Health.

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Pennsylvania Department of Health Releases 12 Medical Marijuana Permits for Growers/Processors

HARRISBURG, Penn., June 20, 2017 /Weed Wire/ – The Pennsylvania Department of Health today released information on the issuance of 12 permits for medical marijuana growers/processors in the state. The permittees will now have six months in which to become operational before they can begin growing medical marijuana. Entities receiving permits were notified by mail.


Greenspoon Marder Supports the Oregon Cannabis Association National Lobby Days in Washington, D.C.

PORTLAND, Ore., June 20, 2017/Weed Wire/ — Greenspoon Marder is proud to support the Oregon Cannabis Association (OCA) 3rd Annual National Lobby Days in Washington, D.C. on Wednesday, June 21 and Thursday, June 22.

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Counties Submit Comments Regarding Proposed Cannabis Regulations

SACRAMENTO, Calif., June 19, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — This week, RCRC, the California State Association of Counties (CSAC), and the Urban Counties of California (UCC) submitted comments on the proposed cannabis regulations from the State licensing agencies.

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NJ United for Marijuana Reform Coalition Members Testify at Marijuana Legalization Hearing

NEWARK, N.J., June 19, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — Key members of the New Jersey United for Marijuana Reform (NJUMR) coalition testified at a legislative hearing to discuss a bill to legalize, tax and regulate marijuana for adults in New Jersey.

Americans for Safe Access Tennessee Introduced medical cannabis

Medical Cannabis Advocates Call on Trump Administration to Use all Tools Available to Fight Opiate Crisis

WASHINGTON, June 16, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — Today, June 16th, Governor Chris Christie (NJ) will chair the first meeting of the President’s commision on Drug Addiction and Combating Opioid abuse. Americans for Safe Access has submitted comments to the Commission detailing how medical cannabis can be used as a tool in fighting the opioid epidemic.

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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.

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CDFA Announces Public Review and Comment Period for the Draft Program Environmental Impact Report (PEIR) for Cannabis Cultivation

SACRAMENTO, June 15, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — The California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) has prepared a Draft Program Environmental Impact Report (PEIR) outlining potential environmental effects associated with the adoption and implementation of statewide cannabis cultivation regulations.

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Bipartisan Bill to End Federal Prohibition of Medical Marijuana Reintroduced in U.S. Senate

WASHINGTON, June 15, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — U.S. Sens. Rand Paul (R-KY), Corey Booker (D-NJ), and Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) reintroduced a bill Thursday that would end the federal prohibition of medical marijuana. Sens. Mike Lee (R-UT) and Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) also signed on to the legislation as original co-sponsors.

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Black Marijuana Magazine Now Launched!

ATLANTA, June 15, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — BLACK Marijuana Magazine is pleased to announce the inaugural launch of its new magazine on Wednesday, June 14, 2017. We invite all African American recreational cannabis consumers to subscribe at

BBB Warning: Marijuana Shipment Businesses

DENVER, June 15, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — BBB is issuing a warning after receiving a tip through ScamTracker that has led to the investigation of two web-based businesses–Denver Marijuana and Denver Smoke Buds. The BBB is investigating whether these businesses have attempted to capitalize on the legality of Colorado’s medical and recreational marijuana laws by falsely posing as legitimate sources for this substance.

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Senate and House Reintroduce Groundbreaking Medical Marijuana Bill

WASHINGTON, June 15, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — Today, a bipartisan group of Senators and Representatives introduced the CARERS Act. The Senate bill was introduced by Senators Booker (D-NJ), Paul (R-KY), Gillibrand (D-NY), Lee (R-UT), Franken (D-MN), and Murkowski (R-AK). The House companion was reintroduced by Rep Young (R-AK) and Rep Cohen (D-TN).

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LSU AgCenter Selects Vendor for Medical Marijuana Program

BATON ROUGE, La., June 15, 2017 / Weed Wire/ — The LSU AgCenter has notified the Board of Supervisors of their intent to contract with GB Sciences, Inc., to produce a medical marijuana product for qualifying patients. GB Sciences will work under the LSU AgCenter license in compliance with state law and rules established by regulatory agencies.

Americans for Safe Access Tennessee Introduced medical cannabis

Medical Marijuana Bill Introduced With New Sponsors, Improved Chance for Passage; Advocates Praise Legislation As ‘Critical’

WASHINGTON, June 15, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — Today, Senators Cory Booker (D-NJ), Senator Mike Lee (R-UT), Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY), Senator Rand Paul (R-KY), Senator Al Franken (D-MN), and Senator Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) introduced the most comprehensive medical cannabis bill in the United States Senate to date.

Lawmakers Reintroduce Bipartisan, Bicameral Medical Marijuana Bill

WASHINGTON, June 15, 2017 / Weed Wire/ — Senators Cory Booker (D-NJ), Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY), Rand Paul (R-KY), Lisa Murkowski (R-AK), Al Franken (D-MN), and Mike Lee (R-UT) along with Representatives Steve Cohen (D-TN) and Don Young (R-AK) today reintroduced a bipartisan, bicameral bill that would allow patients to access medical marijuana in states where it is legal without fear of federal prosecution.

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Tilray Announces Support for Clinical Trial Examining Cannabis and Chronic Lung Disease

NANAIMO, British Columbia, June 15, 2017 / Weed Wire/ — Tilray, a global leader in medical cannabis research and production, today announced a partnership with the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre (RI-MUHC) in Montreal, one of the world’s premier public academic and research institutions, to study the effects of vaporized cannabis on symptoms associated with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).

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NJ Marijuana Legalization Hearing on New Legislation

TRENTON, N.J., June 15, 2017 / Weed Wire/ — On Monday, the New Jersey Senate Judiciary Committee will hold a hearing on Senate Bill 3195 at 11:00 am in Committee Room 4 in the New Jersey Statehouse. Senate Bill 3195, introduced last month by Senator Nicholas P. Scutari (D-Middlesex, Somerset, Union), would legalize small amounts of marijuana for adults 21 years and older.

Governor Wolf

Governor Wolf Vows to Protect PA Medical Marijuana Patients from Federal Government

HARRISBURG, Penn., June 15, 2017 /Weed Wire/ – In a letter to U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions, Governor Tom Wolf today said the federal government should not get in the way of Pennsylvania delivering relief via medical marijuana to suffering children, families and veterans. The letter comes after reports that Attorney General Sessions had personally asked Congress to repeal an amendment that protected state-approved medical marijuana programs from disruption by the federal government.

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American Cannabis Company, Inc. Announces It Has Secured A Contract With A New Client In Ohio

DENVER, June 15, 2017 / Weed Wire/ — American Cannabis Company, Inc. (OTCQB: AMMJ) (“ACC”), a full-service business-to-business consulting solutions provider, and seller of ancillary products to the cannabis industry, today announced it has secured its second client in the state of Ohio.

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Solis Tek, Inc. Introduces Nutrient Line Designed Specifically for Commercial Cannabis Growers to Enhance Terpene Profiles

CARSON, Calif., June 15, 2017 / Weed Wire/ — Solis Tek (OTCQB: SLTK), a vertically integrated technology innovator, developer, manufacturer and distributor focused on bringing products and solutions to commercial cannabis growers in legal markets across the U.S., announced today the launch of its Nutrient Line, which uses natural ingredients to help growers increase yield, lower costs and ultimately grow healthier plants.

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American Cannabis Company, Inc. Announces It Has Secured A Contract With A New Client In North Dakota

DENVER, June 14, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — American Cannabis Company, Inc. (OTCQB: AMMJ) (“ACC”), a full-service business-to-business consulting solutions provider, and seller of ancillary products to the cannabis industry, today announced it has secured its first client in the state of North Dakota.

Wyden : Sessions’ Attacks on Medical Marijuana Again Show He only Values States’ Rights When He Thinks States Are Right

WASHINGTON, June 14, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — U.S. Senator Ron Wyden, D-Ore., today issued the following statement after news reports that U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions requested that Congressional leaders reverse protections provided to legal marijuana states.


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.

IDPH to Begin Accepting Applications for Expanded Medical Cannabidiol Program (6/13/17)

DES MOINES, Iowa, June 13, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — On May 12, 2017, Governor Branstad signed legislation expanding the Medical Cannabidiol Act, first enacted July 1, 2014. Today, the Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) filed emergency rules implementing a portion of the new law.

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Inaugural Cannabis Country Fair Opens Cannabis Competition Submissions June 12-July 3

LAYTONVILLE, Calif., June 13, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — The Inaugural Cannabis Country Fair (CCF) has opened entry submissions for its cannabis competition, which introduces a new competition category classification: Terpene Dominant Categories.

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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.

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Rev. Al Sharpton to Keynote the Cannabis World Congress Conference Regarding the Decriminalization of Marijuana & Diversity & Inclusion in the Cannabis Industry

NEW YORK, June 13, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — As a guest of Cannabis World Congress & Business Expositions (CWCBExpo), Rev. Al Sharpton will discuss the need for greater inclusion of underrepresented communities in the fast-growing cannabis industry, which is expected to exceed $20 billion in 2020.

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Drug Policy Alliance Launches Marijuana Legalization Campaign in New Jersey Focused on Racial and Social Justice

TRENTON, N.J., June 12, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — Today, the New Jersey Office of the Drug Policy Alliance launched its racial justice focused marijuana legalization campaign with a video produced by Brave New Films.

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Albany Press Conference: New York State Legislators Renew Push for Marijuana Legalization

ALBANY, New York, June 12, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — Today, a coalition of community advocates led by Drug Policy Alliance will join Senator Liz Krueger (New York) and Assemblymember Crystal Peoples-Stokes (Buffalo) to announce reintroduction of the Marijuana Regulation and Taxation Act (MRTA, S.3040A/A.3506A), a bill that would establish a legal market for marijuana in New York.

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The Shark Tank of Cannabis is Searching for the Industry’s Next Marijuana Millionaires

NEW YORK, June 12, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — The Marijuana Show, Amazon’s TV Series, dubbed the “Shark Tank” of cannabis, has partnered with the Cannabis World Congress & Business Expositions (CWCB Expo).

Foundation of Cannabis Unified Standards and ASTM International Sign MOU on Cannabis Standards

Foundation of Cannabis Unified Standards and ASTM International Sign MOU on Cannabis Standards

W. CONSHOHOCKEN, Penn., June 12, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — Yesterday, global standards organization ASTM International and the Foundation of Cannabis Unified Standards (FOCUS) announced a Memorandum of Understanding to work together to address standardization needs for the cannabis industry.


Libertarians Object to Proposed Marijuana Regulations

SACRAMENTO, Calif., June 12, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — The Libertarian Party of California strongly supports legal marijuana, for either medical or recreational use. However, we oppose the increase in new laws and regulations that has accompanied this trend.

Florida Senate

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.

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Commissioner Seagull Recommends New Medical Marijuana Conditions

HARTFORD, Conn., June 9, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — On Wednesday, June 7th, the Board of Physicians met to discuss five (5) petitions to add new conditions to the Medical Marijuana Program. The Board took votes and made recommendations to the Commissioner.

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