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Vermont: Governor Rejects Marijuana Depenalization Measure

Vermont: Governor Rejects Marijuana Depenalization Measure

MONTPELIER, VT., May 24, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — Republican Gov. Phil Scott today Senate Bill 22, that sought to eliminate criminal and civil penalties for the adult use and possession of marijuana.

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Gov. Phil Scott Vetoes Historic Bill That Would Have Made Marijuana Legal for Adults in Vermont, Offers ‘Path Forward’ for Compromise During Summer Veto Session

May 24, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — Gov. Phil Scott announced Wednesday he is vetoing a bill that would have made marijuana legal for adults in Vermont, but offered “a path forward” for passing it later this year.

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ASX Medicinal Cannabis Company Signs Exclusive Strategic Alliance with US-Based Pharmaceutical Company

SYDNEY, Australia, May 24, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — The Hydroponics Company Limited (ASX:THC) (“THC” or “the Company”) is pleased to announce that it has signed an exclusive Strategic Alliance with Colorado-based healthcare solutions company Phoenix Life Sciences Inc (“Phoenix Life”) to collaboratively research, develop, manufacture, distribute and sell medicinal cannabis products in Australia and internationally.

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MassRoots Provides Shareholder Update on Strategic Initiatives and Upcoming Events

DENVER, May 24, 2017 /Weed Wire/ —MassRoots, Inc. (OTCQB: MSRT), a leading technology platform for the medical cannabis industry, is pleased to announce the Company has filed its quarterly report with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) for the quarter ending March 31, 2017.

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Amazonas Florestal Ltd. Announced Today That The Company’s Wholly Owned Subsidiary Amazon Hemp Has Completed the Planting of Its First 100-Acre CBD Hemp Plantation in the State of Colorado

MIAMI, Fla., May 23, 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’s wholly owned subsidiary Amazon Hemp has completed Planting of its first 100 Acre CBD Hemp Plantation in the State of Colorado.

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VividGro Announces New Director and Senior Agronomist

WEST WARWICK, R.I., May 23, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — Lighting Science® today announced the appointment of noted horticultural and SSL technology expert Emil Radkov as Senior Agronomist and Director of VividGro, a division of Lighting Science Group focused on advanced agricultural and horticultural LED solutions.

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StarGreen Capital Will Invest $100 million Over the Next Year to Support Entrepreneurs in California’s Legal Medical and Recreational Cannabis Industries

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., May 23, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — StarGreen Capital announced today its plans to invest $100 million over the next year in California’s legal medical and recreational cannabis industries.

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Aclara Research Leads Medical Cannabis Industry with Release of Largest Illinois Patient Study

CHICAGO, Ill., May 23, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — Aclara Research, a leader in the development of patient and consumer insights within the medical cannabis industry, today released the results of The Illinois Medical Cannabis Patient Experience Study – the first of Illinois patients since the inception of the pilot program in 2012.

Insurance Department Connects Stakeholders to Discuss Cannabis Regulations and Insurance Issues

SACRAMENTO, Calif., May 22, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — Today Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones convened 63 insurance-related stakeholders to make sure they have time to comment on cannabis-related regulations with insurance provisions currently under consideration by other state agencies.

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Drug Free America Foundation Calls on State Leaders to Hold Special Session on Marijuana

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla., May 22, 2017 /Weed Wire/ – Today, Drug Free America Foundation called on Governor Rick Scott, Senate President Joe Negron, and Speaker Richard Corcoran to hold a special session to address the implementation of Amendment 2 in the Florida State Legislature.

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Vireo Launches First Marijuana Ad Campaign In NYC Subway History

NEW YORK, May 22, 2017 /Weed Wire/ – Vireo Health of New York (“Vireo”), one of only five medical marijuana companies licensed by New York State, has announced the launch of what is believed to be the first-ever medical marijuana advertising campaign in the history of the New York City subway system.

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Metatron, Inc. ($MRNJ) Seeks To Enter The Multi-Billion Dollar Coffee Market With A Single Serve Maker And Specialty CBD Infused Coffee Blend

DOVER, Del., May 22, 2017 /Weed Wire/ – Metatron (OTC PINK: MRNJ), an emerging pioneer of releasing Marijuana & CBD related apps on iTunes and Google Play, is pleased to announce it is entering the Health and Wellness markets of Cannabonoid extracts and seeks to specialize in the development of cannabinoid-based products and is making plans to enter the Multi-Billion Dollar coffee markets with its own single serve coffee maker and specialty blend of CBD infused Coffee.

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Organic Cannabis Association applauds WSDA and State of Washington for delivering organic standard

DENVER, May 22, 2017 /Weed Wire/ – The Organic Cannabis Association, dedicated to rigorous cultivation standards for the legal cannabis industry, today commended the State of Washington for taking the first step to provide an organic certification for the state’s marijuana cultivators.

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AusCann Secures $12 million in Institutional Placement

CARABOODA, Western Australia, May 19, 2017 /Weed Wire/ – AusCann Group Holdings Ltd (ASX:AC8 or “the Company”) is pleased to announce it has successfully raised $12 million (before capital raising costs) via a Placement to institutional and high net worth investors.

Alaska Police Standards Council (APSC) Addresses Possession, Distribution, and Cultivation of Marijuana by Officers

JUNEAU, Alaska, May 18, 2017 /Weed Wire/ – In February of 2015, following the legalization of recreational marijuana in Alaska, the Alaska Police Standards Council (APSC) examined the applicable state regulations prohibiting certified police, correction, probation/parole, and municipal corrections officers from using or consuming marijuana and determined by a unanimous vote that the regulations should and would remain unchanged.

DeGette, Coffman Introduce Bill to Respect States’ Rights on Marijuana

WASHINGTON, May 18, 2017 /Weed Wire/ – Representatives Diana DeGette (CO-01) and Mike Coffman (CO-06) today introduced a bill to ensure that the federal government does not pre-empt state laws on marijuana.

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Marijuana Legalization Ballot Language Approved by the State Board of Canvassers

LANSING, Mich., May 18, 2017 /Weed Wire/ – The Michigan State Board of Canvassers officially approved today the ballot language put forth by the Coalition to Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol.

Gabbard, Garrett Urge House to Pass Federal Marijuana Decriminalization Legislation

WASHINGTON, May 17, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — Reps. Tulsi Gabbard (HI-02) and Tom Garrett (VA-05) hosted a press conference today urging Congress to pass H.R.1227, the Ending Federal Marijuana Prohibition Act.

Cortez Masto Introduces Legislation to Provide Access to Banking Services for Legal Cannabis Businesses

WASHINGTON, May 17, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) joined Senators Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.), Cory Gardner (R-Colo.), Ron Wyden (D-Ore.), Rand Paul (R-Ky.), Michael Bennet (D-Colo.), Patty Murray (D-Wash.), Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), and Brian Schatz (D-Hawaii) to introduce legislation to ensure that legal cannabis businesses can access banking services.

Bipartisan Group of Senators Introduces Legislation to Provide Access to Banking Services for Legal Cannabis Businesses

WASHINGTON, May 17, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) today joined a bipartisan group of senators led by Senator Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.) and including Senator Cory Gardner (R-Colo.), Senator Ron Wyden (D-Ore.), Senator Rand Paul (R-Ky.), Senator Michael Bennet (D-Colo.), Senator Patty Murray (D-Wash.), Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) and Senator Brian Schatz (D-Hawaii) to introduce legislation to ensure that legal cannabis businesses can access banking services.

Bipartisan Group of Senators Introduces Legislation to Provide Access to Banking Services for Legal Cannabis Businesses

WASHINGTON, May 17, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — Today, Oregon’s Senator Jeff Merkley led a bipartisan group of Senators – including Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO), Senator Ron Wyden (D-OR), Senator Rand Paul (R-KY), Senator Michael Bennet (D-CO), Senator Patty Murray (D-WA), Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-NV) and Senator Brian Schatz (D-HI) – to introduce legislation to ensure that legal cannabis businesses can access banking services.

Senator Murray Introduces Legislation to Provide Access to Banking Services for Legal Cannabis Businesses

WASHINGTON, May 17, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — Today, Senator Patty Murray (D-WA) joined a bipartisan group of senators to introduce legislation to ensure that legal cannabis businesses can access banking services.

Attorney General Explanation Released for Initiated Measure to Legalize All Quantities of Marijuana

PIERRE, S.D., May 17, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — South Dakota Attorney General Marty Jackley announced today an Attorney General Explanation for a proposed initiated measure has been filed with the Secretary of State.

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Wana Brands and AltMed Enterprises Sign Licensing Deals to Expand Product Offerings in Colorado & Arizona

BOULDER, Colo.; SARASOTA, Fla., May 17, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — Wana Brands and AltMed Enterprises announce the completion of licensing deals to bring Wana Brands’ top selling edibles to the Arizona market and AME’s award winning MüV line of medical cannabis infused products to the Colorado market.

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SeeThruEquity Initiates Coverage On Medical Marijuana, Inc. Investment Company AXIM Biotech (OTC: AXIM) With A Target Price Of $17.00

SAN DIEGO, Calif., May 17, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — Medical Marijuana, Inc. (OTC PINK:MJNA), the first-ever publicly traded cannabis company in the United States, announced today that its investment company AXIM® Biotechnologies, Inc. (AXIM® Biotech) (OTC: AXIM) received coverage initiation from SeeThruEquity, a leading independent equity research firm focused on smallcap and microcap public companies, with a price target of $17.00.

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Majority of Minnesota Medical Cannabis Patients Saw Benefit During the Program’s First Year

ST. PAUL, Minn., May 16, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — A majority of Minnesota patients using medical cannabis reported benefits during the first year of the program, according to early data from a first-of-its-kind study by the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH).

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Los Angeles’ Largest Trade Association of Prop D Cannabis Dispensaries Kicks Off the “Get L.E.G.A.L.” Public Education Campaign

LOS ANGELES, May 15, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — The United Cannabis Business Association (UCBA), the largest trade association of Proposition D-compliant medical marijuana dispensaries, hosted a tour of New Age Care Center to help elected officials, the media and the community better understand how these highly-regulated businesses operate. During the tour, the UCBA kicked off the Get L.E.G.A.L. Public Education Campaign for its members.

Rep. Garrett to Hold Press Conference on Federal Marijuana Deregulation Legislation

WASHINGTON, May 16, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — Today 5th District Congressman Tom Garrett shared a reminder with details for a press conference highlighting H.R. 1227 – the Ending Federal Marijuana Prohibition Act of 2017.

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Agritek Holdings, Inc. Announces Timely Filing Of 10 Q For Period Ending March 31, 2017 With Upgraded Listing To The OTCQB

LOS ANGELES, May 16, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — Agritek Holdings, Inc. (OTCQB: AGTK), www.AgritekHoldings.com, a fully integrated, active cannabis real estate investor and branding consultant in the legal cannabis sector today announced that the Company has timely filed its 10 Q report for the period ending March 31, 2017 in accordance and compliance with its recent upgraded listing on the OTCQB.

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Inaugural Cannabis Country Fair Celebrates Cannabis Wellness Culture with Headlining Music Acts, Industry Panelists and More!

LAYTONVILLE, Calif., May 16, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — Tim Blake, pioneer in the organic cannabis industry and founder and producer of The Emerald Cup, announced today the initial music and speaker lineup for the inaugural Cannabis Country Fair, taking place July 21-23 at Black Oak Ranch (known as the Hog Farm and co-owned by the legendary rock band, Grateful Dead) in Laytonville, Calif.

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Alternate Health Announces Completion of Initial Study to Treat Zika Virus Symptoms with Hemp-Derived Cannabinoids

TORONTO, Ontario, May 16, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — Alternate Health Corp. (CSE:AHG, OTC:AHGIF), a diverse healthcare company revolutionizing patient care and research in the emerging medical cannabis industry, announced today the completion of its initial study to demonstrate the effectiveness of cannabinoids in treating chronic post-Zika virus symptoms.

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The New Jersey Cannabusiness Association (NJCBA) Endorses Senator Scutari’s Cannabis Legislation for Adult-Use

TRENTON, N.J., May 15, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — The New Jersey CannaBusiness Association (NJCBA), the state’s leading business advocacy group for expanding access to medical cannabis and responsible adult-use of cannabis, fully endorses Senator Nicholas Scutari’s adult-use cannabis legislation.

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DNA Brands to Enter the Exploding Medical Marijuana/ CBD/ Industrial Hemp Markets

FT. LAUDERDALE, Fla., May 15, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — DNA Brands Inc. (OTC PINK: DNAX) is pleased to announce today that it will be pursuing the CBD/MMJ/ Industrial Hemp marketplace after CEO Adrian McKenzie recently returned from Colorado

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USEI Announces That Its Cannabis Grow Project Has Started in California

SANTA CLARITA,Calif., May 15, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — USEI CANNABIS Initiatives CORP, a wholly owned subsidiary of US ENERGY INITIATIVES CORPORATION, INC. (OTC PINK: USEI) is a California based company and is pleased to announce that it has begun growing cannabis in southern California.

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Tilray Unveils New Product Categorization System in Canada

NANAIMO, British Columbia, May 15, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — Tilray, a global leader in medical cannabis research and production, today unveiled a new product categorization system that simplifies the process of choosing medical cannabis products for patients in Canada.

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Cannabis Business Alliance (CBA) Lauds Colorado General Assembly for a Successful 2017 Legislative Session

DENVER, May 12, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — As the 2017 General Assembly Session comes to a close, the Cannabis Business Alliance (CBA) applauds legislators for another productive session in regards to the continued regulation of the legal cannabis industry in Colorado.

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Pennsylvania Department of Health Releases Application to Become an Approved Laboratory for Medical Marijuana Testing

HARRISBURG, Penn., May 12, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — Secretary of Health Dr. Karen Murphy today announced applications are now available online for laboratories to become an approved laboratory for the testing of medical marijuana for the Commonwealth’s medical marijuana program.

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New Jersey Medicinal Marijuana Review Panel Recommends Adding Chronic Pain and other Conditions to List of Qualifying Conditions

TRENTON, N.J., May 11, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — Today, the New Jersey Medicinal Marijuana Program Review Panel made initial recommendations to the Health Commissioner to approve chronic pain related to musculoskeletal disorders, migraines, anxiety, chronic fatigue related to ailments such as irritable bowel syndrome, Tourrette syndrome as qualifying conditions for the medical marijuana program.

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United Patients Group Presents “Science of Cannabis” Conference On Capitol Hill in Cooperation with Congressional Cannabis Caucus

WASHINGTON, May 11, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — Medical cannabis education leader United Patients Group will spearhead a comprehensive bipartisan seminar on the science of cannabis on Capitol Hill.

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Alternate Health Announces First-Ever American Medical Association-Approved Cannabis and Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy Treatment for Continuing Medical Education Accreditation

TORONTO, Ontario, May 11, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — Alternate Health Corp (CSE:AHG) (OTC:AHGIF) announced today that its Continuing Medical Education (CME) program for doctors on Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE) and Cannabis has been approved and accepted by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) in partnership with the American Medical Association (AMA).


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