ALBANY, N.Y., Dec. 8, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — The New York State Department of Health today announced the filing of regulations for adoption that will improve the state’s Medical Marijuana Program for patients, practitioners and registered organizations.
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WASHINGTON, Dec. 8, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — The U.S. House of Representatives today voted to extend protections for state medical marijuana programs through December 22.
The Bureau of Cannabis Control (Bureau) today officially launched its online licensing system and is now accepting applications for commercial cannabis licenses for retailers, distributors, microbusinesses, testing laboratories and cannabis events. The new online licensing system allows applicants to easily apply for a temporary and annual commercial cannabis license, submit payments and track the status of an existing application.
The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) is now accepting applications for commercial cannabis manufacturing. Interested parties can submit their temporary license application by email or mail to the Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch (MCSB), with a copy of their local authorization. Reviews of these applications will begin immediately.
HALIFAX, N.S., Dec. 7, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — Following consultation with Nova Scotians, health experts, law enforcement officials, municipalities, and other stakeholder groups, the province announced key decisions about the legalization of cannabis today, Dec. 7.
CHARLOTTETOWN, Prince Edward Island, Dec. 7, 2017 /Weed Wire/ – The provincial government today outlined three significant directions related to implementing the federal government’s objective of legalizing cannabis.
WASHINGTON, Dec. 7, 2017 /Weed Wire/ – New Frontier Data, the leading provider of data, analytics and business intelligence for the cannabis industry, has been tracking the key indicators and disruptors to the cannabis market and monitoring how the market will be affected if Congress fails to re-up Rohrabacher-Blumenauer.
CARABOODA, Western Australia, Dec. 7, 2017 /Weed Wire/ – The licence was granted under the Narcotic Drugs Act 1967 to Tasmanian Alkaloids, AusCann’s strategic partner and allows for the joint manufacture and supply of medical cannabis products in Australia.
WASHINGTON, Dec. 7, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (HI-02) and a bipartisan coalition of 20 Members of Congress called on the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to consider medical marijuana as a pain management alternative to opioids
Today, Americans for Safe Access released “Medical Cannabis as a Tool to Combat Pain and the Opioid Crisis: A Blueprint for State Policy.” The blueprint outlines legislative and regulatory solutions related to medical cannabis that states can utilize to combat the opioid epidemic.
OTTAWA, Ontario, Dec. 6, 2017 /Weed Wire/ – Tetra Bio-Pharma Inc. (“Tetra” or the “Company”) (TSX VENTURE:TBP)(OTCQB:TBPMF), a global leader in cannabinoid-based drug development, is pleased to announce that Tetra opened the Toronto Stock Exchange (“TSX”) yesterday at a ceremony to recognize the listing and trading of Tetra, which began on August 16th 2017 under the symbol TBP.
COLUMBUS, Ohio, Dec. 6, 2017 /Weed Wire/ – Auditor of State Dave Yost today called on the Commerce Department to suspend the issuance of Level 1 cultivator’s licenses for medical marijuana following media reports that one of the application graders was a convicted drug dealer.
HARRISBURG, Penn., Dec. 6, 2017 /Weed Wire/ – The Wolf Administration’s Pennsylvania Department of Health today approved Ilera Healthcare LLC., in Taylor Township, Fulton County to grow and process medical marijuana, becoming the fourth facility to be operational.
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.
VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Dec. 6, 2017 /Weed Wire/ – Friday Night Inc. (Friday Night) (CSE: TGIF) (FWB: 1QF) (OTC: TGIFF) is pleased to announce that Alternative Medicine Association (“AMA”) has signed a production contract to produce high-grade concentrates for a major dispensary chain in Nevada.
WINNIPEG, Manitoba, Dec. 5, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — The Manitoba government is introducing new legislation today that would set out where and how legal cannabis may be sold, with additional measures to protect young Manitobans and empower municipal decision-making, Justice Minister Heather Stefanson announced today.
VANCOUVER, B.C., Dec. 5, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — After considering input from 48,951 British Columbians, and submissions from 141 local and Indigenous governments and a range of other interested stakeholders, the Province has announced a number of key decisions related to the anticipated legalization of non-medical cannabis in July 2018.
DENVER, Dec. 5, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — The National Cannabis Industry Association (NCIA), the only national trade association representing the legal marijuana industry, announces Tony Magee, Founder and Executive Chairman of Lagunitas Brewing Company, as the keynote speaker for Seed to Sale Show®, returning to the Colorado Convention Center in Denver, CO from February 7-8, 2018.
OTTAWA, Ontario, Dec. 5, 2017 /Weed Wire/ – Today, the Honourable Ralph Goodale, Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness, launched the Government of Canada’s drug-impaired driving public awareness campaign to communicate to Canadians the risks associated with driving under the influence of cannabis and other drugs.
LAS VEGAS, Dec. 5, 2017 /Weed Wire/ – Leafceuticals, Inc., a wholly owned division of FRLF has entered into an initial purchase agreement with hemp producer Harris Farms, Ltd, of Pahrump, NV
VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Dec. 5, 2017 /Weed Wire/ – Future Farm Technologies Inc. (the “Company” or “Future Farm”) (CSE: FFT) (OTCQB: FFRMF) is pleased to announce it has entered into an Offer to Purchase Real Estate for the acquisition of a 15,000-sq ft building in Providence, Rhode Island.
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.
DENVER, Dec. 5, 2017 /Weed Wire/ – As more cannabis consumers seek out purified cannabinoids and alternatives to smoking, vaporizing or consuming edibles, Verra Wellness’ suite of purified cannabinoid products for the medical and adult-use marijuana markets is now available in Colorado.
LITTLE ROCK, Ark., Dec. 5, 2017 /Weed Wire/ – The cannabis industry comes to the Statehouse Convention Center in Little Rock, Arkansas tomorrow for the state’s first-ever cannabis trade show.
BROOMFIELD, Colo., Dec. 4, 2017 /Weed Wire/ – The Colorado Department of Agriculture (CDA) is announcing that four industrial hemp seed varieties have passed the statewide THC validation and observation trial and are now eligible to be grown by the Colorado Seed Growers Association for production of “CDA Approved Certified Seed.”
LANSING, Mich., Dec. 4, 2017 /Weed Wire/ – The Dept. of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (LARA) has issued emergency administrative rules for the purpose of implementing the Medical Marihuana Facilities Licensing Act (MMFLA). Signed by Gov. Rick Snyder and effective today, these rules shall remain in effect for six months.
SANTA ROSA, Calif., Dec. 4, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — The County of Sonoma has issued the first Cannabis Cultivation Permit on Monday, December 4. Shannon and Cameron Hattan, co-founders of Fiddlers Greens, were issued a Zoning Permit from the Department of Ag Weights and Measures which allows up to 10,000 square feet of outdoor medical cannabis cultivation on their property outside of Sebastopol.
TORONTO, Ontario, Dec. 4, 2017 /Weed Wire/ – Liberty Health Sciences Inc. (CSE:LHS) (OTCBB:LHSIF) (“Liberty” or the “Company”) an industry leading investor and operator in the U.S. medical cannabis market, announced today that it has qualified to trade on the OTCQX® Best Market, an OTC Markets Group Inc. financial market. Liberty upgraded to OTCQX from the Pink® market.
OTTAWA, Ontario, Dec. 4, 2017 /Weed Wire/ – Cannabis Compliance Inc., (CCI) of Toronto, Ontario is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Maurizio Calconi to the CCI team as VP of CCI’s Staffing Solutions division.
OTTAWA, Ontario, Dec. 4, 2017 /Weed Wire/ – Cannabis Compliance Inc. (“CCI”) is pleased to announce that it is working with National Access Cannabis Corp. (“NAC”), providing technical services in connection with NAC’s anticipated proposal to the Manitoba Request for Proposal for Retail Cannabis stores (RFP 10QGET-CRS-2017) (the “RFP”) due December 22, 2017.
ANCHORAGE, Alaska, Dec. 1, 2017 /Weed Wire/ – The Alcohol and Marijuana Control Office enforcement team has discovered that most edible products produced by Frozen Budz manufacturing facility (license #10012) were not tested as required by 3 AAC 306.550 before being transferred to retail marijuana stores and sold to consumers.
PALM SPRINGS, Calif., Dec. 1, 2017 /Weed Wire/ – Move over, 4/20. California has a new pot holiday: Jan. 1, 2018.
PORTLAND, Ore., Dec. 1, 2017 /Weed Wire/ – The Oregon Liquor Control Commission (OLCC) today rolled out a series of videos highlighting how participation in the regulated cannabis industry ensures public safety, creates consumer confidence, and contributes to economic growth for businesses and the state. OLCC licensees share their stories and explain in their own words the value of the regulated marketplace.
SAINT PAUL, Minn., Nov. 30, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — Minnesota Commissioner of Health Dr. Ed Ehlinger today announced the decision to add autism spectrum disorders and obstructive sleep apnea as new qualifying conditions for the state’s medical cannabis program.
SPOKANE, Wash., Nov. 30, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — Many patients who are being treated for opioid addiction in a medication-assisted treatment clinic use marijuana to help manage their pain and mood symptoms. But new research led by Marian Wilson, Ph.D., of the Washington State University College of Nursing found that frequent marijuana use seems to strengthen the relationship between pain and depression and anxiety, not ease it.
NANAIMO, British Columbia, Nov. 30, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — We’re excited to announce that Tilray received research funding from the National Research Council of Canada Industrial Research Assistance Program (NRC IRAP) to support product development and other research projects.
WASHINGTON D.C., Nov. 30, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — New Frontier Data, the global cannabis industry authority in business intelligence and data analysis reporting, in partnership with The Green Hub, one of the first medical cannabis research and information platforms in Brazil, has just published its first in-depth look at the Brazilian nascent cannabis market.
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.
DALLAS, Texas, Nov. 30, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — Bayport International Holdings, Inc. (OTC PINK: BAYP) announces further details and updates regarding the web development of its latest cannabis technology acquisition in progress.
VERNON, British Columbia, Nov. 30, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — True Leaf Medicine International Ltd. (“True Leaf” or the “Company”) (CSE: MJ) (FSE: TLA) (OTCQB: TRLFF), announced today that it has received a notice of qualification from the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) of its Regulation A+ Tier 2 Offering Statement under Title IV of the JOBS Act to raise up to $10 million CAD in an offering that launches today.
TORONTO, Ont., Nov. 30, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — The Association of Municipalities of Ontario (AMO) President Lynn Dollin was at Queen’s Park today to request that the Government of Ontario cover municipal costs related to the legalization of cannabis, and provide municipalities with a share of tax revenues generated by cannabis sales.
WASHINGTON, Nov. 30, 2017 /Weed Wire/ – Representatives Dana Rohrabacher, R-CA, and Earl Blumenauer, D-OR, led a bipartisan group of lawmakers urging House and Senate leadership to continue state medical marijuana protections in any legislation to fund the government beyond Dec. 8, 2017.
LINTHICUM, MD., Nov. 29, 2017 /Weed Wire/ – Joy Strand will become executive director of the Natalie M. LaPrade Maryland Medical Cannabis Commission on Dec. 4. Strand, who has more than 40 years’ experience in healthcare, arrives as licensed companies begin to provide their medical products to qualified patients.
WASHINGTON, D.C., Nov. 29, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — New Frontier Data, the leading provider of data, analytics and business intelligence in the cannabis industry, and MassRoots, Inc. (OTCQB: MSRT), the largest social media platform in the cannabis space worldwide, have partnered to elevate digital marketing practices and better understand social consumer behavior at a pivotal time in the cannabis industry.
WASHINGTON, Nov. 29, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — On Saturday, December 2nd, there will be an expungement fair in Los Angeles, CA for people who are looking to get their felony records reduced, dismissed, or expunged of their criminal record.
DENVER, Nov. 29, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — COHNNABIS, the cannabis-focused division of top marketing and brand agency COHN Marketing, is proud to announce it has been honored with a 2017 Gold Davey Award for Package Design created for Denver-based cannabis flower and extract producer Seed & Smith.
VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Nov. 29, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — Friday Night Inc. (“Friday Night” or the “Company”) (CSE: TGIF) (FWB: 1QF) (OTC: VPGDF) announces audited year-end financials for the year ended July 31, 2017.
VICTORIA, British Columbia, Nov. 29, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — Emerald Health Therapeutics, Inc. (TSXV: EMH; OTCQX: EMHTF) (“Emerald” or the “Company”) announces that it acquired today 1,666,6667 units (the “Units”) of Vanc Pharmaceuticals Inc. (“Vanc”) of Suite 810 – 789 West Pender Street, Vancouver, British Columbia, V6C 1H2 at a price of $0.15 per Unit pursuant to a private placement offering (the “Transaction”).
VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Nov. 29, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — Future Farm Technologies Inc. (the “Company” or “Future Farm”) (CSE: FFT) (OTCQB: FFRMF) is pleased to announce that it has closed on the previously announced acquisition of a 120-acre industrial hemp farm in Amity, ME.
DOVER, Del., Nov. 29, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — Metatron (OTC PINK: MRNJ), a mobile and web technology pioneer having released over 2000 Marijuana, CBD, secure chat and related apps on iTunes and Google Play, is pleased to report the development of Bitweed, a cryptocurrency transaction and tracking app for Cannabis that is expected to evolve into its own CryptoCoin.