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Wolf Administration Approves Medical Marijuana Dispensary and Grower/Processor to Operate

HARRISBURG, Jan. 19, 2018 /Weed Wire/ – Governor Tom Wolf today announced the Pennsylvania Department of Health approved a Butler County medical marijuana dispensary and a Lawrence County grower/processor to begin operations.

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Coloradans Know More About Marijuana Now Than When It Was Legalized

DENVER, Jan. 18, 2018 /Weed Wire/ – Recent evaluation results show that Colorado’s marijuana public education efforts have ensured more adults know the laws covering retail marijuana, more parents are planning to talk to their children about the risks of marijuana use, most young women know the danger of marijuana use during pregnancy and breastfeeding, and more young people know that using marijuana makes it harder to complete the tasks that help them reach their goals.

Hatch Applauds Utah Reps for Introducing Medical Marijuana Legislation

WASHINGTON, Jan. 18, 2018 /Weed Wire/ —Senator Orrin Hatch (R-UT), the senior Republican in the United States Senate, issued the following statement after Utah Representatives Rob Bishop, John Curtis, Chris Stewart, and Mia Love introduced the House companion to the to the MEDS Act, Hatch’s signature medical marijuana research legislation.

Bipartisan Group of Senators Urges FinCEN to Stay the Course on Cannabis Banking

WASHINGTON, Jan. 18, 2018 /Weed Wire/ – A bipartisan group of Senators, led by Sen. Jeff Merkley (D-OR) and Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-AK), today urged the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) to keep in place guidance that has enabled some financial institutions to provide banking services for legitimate cannabis businesses in states that have legalized medical or recreational cannabis.

Rep. Tulsi Gabbard, Members of Congress Call on DEA to Support Industrial Hemp Industry

WASHINGTON, Jan. 18, 2018 /Weed Wire/ — Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (HI-02) and a bipartisan coalition of 28 Members of Congress called on the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) to honor Congressional legislation supporting the industrial hemp industry.

Curbelo: Attorney General’s Marijuana Witch Hunt Favors Those Operating Illegally, Hurts Legal Businesses’ Ability to Compete

WASHINGTON, Jan. 18, 2018 /Weed Wire/ — Last night, Representative Carlos Curbelo (FL-26), the sponsor of legislation to provide tax parity to legally operating marijuana businesses, joined a bipartisan group of House colleagues on the House Floor to discuss Attorney General Jeff Session’s recent decision to crack down on legally operating marijuana businesses.

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Eaze Data Report: Major Increase in Legal Marijuana Sales in California

SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 18, 2018 /Weed Wire/ — Eaze, the leading marijuana technology company, today released its Eaze Insights: 2017 State of Cannabis data report, a comprehensive overview of consumer trends driving the marijuana industry year over year.

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California Department of Tax and Fee Administration Releases ‘Tax Help for the Cannabis Industry’ Video Series

SACRAMENTO, Jan. 17, 2018 /Weed Wire/ – The California Department of Tax and Fee Administration (CDTFA) has produced a three-part video series to help individuals who operate cannabis-based businesses learn about their tax responsibilities.

Members of Congress urge the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network at Treasury to Preserve Banking Guidance for Marijuana Industry

WASHINGTON, Jan. 17, 2018 /Weed Wire/ – Following the January 4 announcement by the U.S. Department of Justice to withdraw the Cole guidance, today Representatives Denny Heck (WA-10) and Ed Perlmutter (CO-07) sent a letter to U.S. Treasury’s Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) requesting they preserve the 2014 guidance for marijuana-related businesses to operate under the Bank Secrecy Act.

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Paul, Wyden, Polis, and Massie Defend Hemp

WASHINGTON, Jan. 17, 2018 /Weed Wire/ — Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky.; Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Ore.; Rep. Jared Polis, D-Colo.; and Rep. Tom Massie, R-Ky.; defended hemp farmers and businesses, authoring an amicus brief to the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in the Hemp Industries Assn, et. al. v. D.E.A. case.

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New Jersey Cannabusiness Association to Host Cannabis Educational Seminar for Local Officials

TRENTON, NJ, Jan. 17, 2018 /Weed Wire/ – The debate about cannabis legalization in New Jersey is intensifying by the minute. Unfortunately, this heightened focus on the issue has brought with it many of the same fallacies and falsehoods that have existed for nearly a century. To help combat this outdated and misinformation, the New Jersey CannaBusiness Association (NJCBA), will host an educational event for local officials in February.

Polis Defends Hemp’s Small Businesses and Farms in 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals

Polis Defends Hemp’s Small Businesses and Farms in 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals

WASHINGTON, Jan. 17, 2018 /Weed Wire/ — Rep. Jared Polis, D-Colo., defended hemp farmers and businesses, authoring a brief to the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in the Hemp Industries Assn, et. al. v. D.E.A. case.

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Attorney General Becerra Urges Congress to Incorporate $6.7 Billion Cannabis Industry into Banking System

SACRAMENTO, Jan. 16, 2018 /Weed Wire/ – California Attorney General Xavier Becerra today joined a bipartisan group of 18 state attorneys general in urging Congress to advance legislation that will enable the cannabis industry to participate in the banking system in states that have legalized medicinal or adult use of cannabis. The recent decision by the Trump Department of Justice to rescind prior federal guidance rolled back critical protections for the legal cannabis industry.

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Colorado is Home to First U.S.-Bred Certified Hemp Seed

BROOMFIELD, Colo., Jan. 16, 2018 /Weed Wire/ –In the race to develop a successful, viable hemp industry, Colorado is now home to the first U.S.-bred hemp seed to qualify as Association of Official Seed Certifying Agencies (AOSCA) certified seed. “This is an exciting time for the industrial hemp industry. It seems breeding, technology, and information advances are happening at the speed of light; this is a giant step for American hemp farmers,” said Duane Sinning, CDA’s Division of Plant Industry Assistant Director.

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Liberty Health Sciences Opens Inaugural Medical Cannabis Dispensary in Florida in The Villages

TORONTO, Ontario, Jan. 16, 2018 /Weed Wire/ – Liberty Health Sciences Inc. (CSE: LHS) (OTCQX: LHSIF) announced today that it has opened its inaugural medical cannabis dispensary in Florida, strategically located in The Villages, the state’s largest retirement community.

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Tetra Bio-Pharma Receives Approval from Health Canada of its Phase 1 Clinical Trial with PPP005 (Cannabis Oil)

OTTAWA, Ontario, Jan. 16, 2018 /Weed Wire/ – Tetra Bio-Pharma Inc. (“Tetra” or the “Company”) (TSX VENTURE:TBP)(OTCQB:TBPMF), a global leader in cannabinoid-based drug development and discovery, is pleased to announce that it has received a No Objection Letter (NOL) from the Therapeutic Products Directorate (TPD), Health Canada to evaluate the safety, pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics of its cannabis oil PPP005.

Bureau of Cannabis Control to Hold Public Licensing Workshop in Monterey

SACRAMENTO, Jan. 16, 2018 /Weed Wire/ – The Bureau of Cannabis Control (Bureau) will host a public licensing workshop in Monterey on January 22. The workshop will focus on what licensing information is needed and what resources are available for people planning to apply for state commercial cannabis licenses.

AG Coffman Urges Congress to Update Banking Laws Regarding Legally Operating Marijuana Businesses

DENVER, Jan. 16, 2018 /Weed Wire/ – Today, Attorney General Cynthia H. Coffman joined a bipartisan group of Attorneys General in sending a letter to Congress urging them to take the necessary legislative actions to allow legal marijuana businesses access to banking services.

Province Sets Next Policy Directions for Cannabis Legalization

Province Sets Next Policy Directions for Cannabis Legalization

CHARLOTTETOWN, Prince Edward Island, Jan. 16, 2018 /Weed Wire/ — As Prince Edward Island works to meet the federal government’s timeline for cannabis legalization this summer, the province continues to set policy direction to meet the needs and expectations of Islanders.

Award-Winning Team Behind Green Man Cannabis Launches New Retail Franchise, ONE Cannabis

DENVER, Jan. 16, 2018 /Weed Wire/ – The seasoned entrepreneur behind Green Man Cannabis—one of the best cannabis dispensaries in the nation, well known for its connoisseur grade craft cannabis and many Cannabis Cup wins—is looking to save others from making the countless, million-dollar mistakes he made with the launch of his new franchised brand ONE Cannabis.

REVEL Brings Cannabis Innovators to the East Coast

NEW YORK, Jan. 16, 2018 /Weed Wire/ – REVEL, formerly Cannabis Tech Group, is hosting it’s breakout event “Cannabis + Science” on January 25, 2018 in Soho at Galvanize NYC. REVEL has rebranded and reformatted to a “TED Talk”-style cannabis innovation showcase.

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Ultra Health Announces Nation’s First In-Depth, Experiential Cannabis Dispensary and Second Cultivation Site

ALBUQUERQUE, NM, Jan. 16, 2018 /Weed Wire/ — Ultra Health distributed 230,415 copies of an informational printed media insert to 19 newspapers across New Mexico from January 10, 2018 to January 14, 2018, reaching nearly one third of New Mexican households.

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Friday Night Inc. Announces LOI to Acquire Harvest Foundation

VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Jan. 16, 2018 /Weed Wire/ – Friday Night Inc. (Friday Night) (CSE: TGIF) (FWB: 1QF) (OTCQB: TGIFF) is pleased to announce that it has entered into a letter of intent to acquire 100% of Harvest Foundation LLC, a cannabis cultivation facility located adjacent to Friday Night’s Alternative Medicine Association (“AMA”).

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Mountjoy Sparkling Announces New Products and Distribution Partner as Demand Increases

SONOMA COUNTY, Calif., Jan. 16, 2018 /Weed Wire/ – Mountjoy Sparkling, Northern California’s leading producer of cannabis-infused sparkling water, announces a new distribution partner, Green Reef Distributing.

Recreational Market Growth Plans for Cannabis Industries Discussed

Fourth Company Signed to Supply Cannabis for Recreational Market

FREDERICTON, GNB, Jan. 15, 2018 /Weed Wire/ – A memorandum of understanding has been signed with Nuuvera Inc. to supply the provincial government with cannabis for the recreational market. The agreement was reached as the federal government prepares to legalize the recreational use of cannabis later this year.

Mayors to DOJ: Rollback of Federal Marijuana Policy is a Misguided Legal Overreach

SEATTLE, Jan. 11, 2018 /Weed Wire/ — Seattle Mayor and former U.S. Attorney Jenny A. Durkan and Denver Mayor Michael Hancock led a letter to Attorney General Jeff Sessions criticizing the Department of Justice’s misguided rollback of the “Cole Memo,” which provided guidance on federal marijuana enforcement policy. The letter signed by ten Mayors from the across the country asks the Department of Justice to prioritize their efforts to combat the opioid epidemic instead of wasting law enforcement resources on legal marijuana.


North Dakota Department of Health Division of Medical Marijuana Establishes Dispensary Regions

BISMARK, ND, Jan. 11, 2018 /Weed Wire/ — The North Dakota Department of Health (NDDoH) has established eight regions for medical marijuana dispensaries within the Medical Marijuana Program.

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NanoSphere Health Sciences Inc. is nominated for NCIA’s Excellence in Technology Award and receives OTC Trading Symbol

DENVER, Jan. 11, 2018 /Weed Wire/ — NanoSphere Health Sciences Inc. (CSE: NSHS, “NanoSphere”) is pleased to announce that it has been nominated for the National Cannabis Industry Association’s Excellence in Technology Award in Infused Products and Extraction.

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Simplifya, a Leading Cannabis Compliance Company, Closes First Part of Series B Financing With $1 Million From Merida Capital Partners

DENVER, Jan. 11, 2018 /Weed Wire/ — Simplifya, a developer of the cannabis industry’s leading regulatory compliance software, announced Thursday it has closed a lead investment of $1 million in its Series B financing from Merida Capital Partners, a private equity fund that targets fundamental growth drivers underpinning the rapid development of the cannabis industry.

Bennet, Gardner Fight to Maintain Banking Services for Marijuana Businesses and Consumers

WASHINGTON, Jan. 11, 2018 /Weed Wire/ — Colorado U.S. Senators Michael Bennet (D) and Cory Gardner (R) today sent a letter to the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (“FinCEN”), urging it to retain its February 14, 2014 guidance for financial institutions that serve marijuana businesses.

Senate Follow Public and Passes Legalization Bill

MONTPELIER, Jan. 10, 2018 /Weed Wire/ — Today the Senate passed H.511, a bill legalizing possession of small amounts of cannabis for Vermonters over the age of 21. This follows growing public support and more than 17 years of work in the Vermont legislature.

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Thursday: Following Votes on Legalizing Marijuana in NH and VT, New York State Legislators Hold Public Hearing on Regulating and Taxing Marijuana for Adult Use

NEW YORK, Jan. 10, 2018 /Weed Wire/ — On January 11, 2018, the New York State Assembly Standing Committees on Codes, Health, and Alcohol and Drug Abuse will convene a public hearing to discuss the Marijuana Regulation and Taxation Act (MRTA, S.3040A/A.3506A), a bill that would legalize the production, distribution, and use of marijuana for adults over the age of 21.

Recreational Market Growth Plans for Cannabis Industries Discussed

Growth Plans for Cannabis Industries Discussed

FREDERICTON, New Brunswick, Jan. 10, 2018 /Weed Wire/ – Opportunities NB held a media briefing today to discuss growth plans for cannabis industries. Cannabis services and products have been identified as a key opportunity for growth in the New Brunswick Economic Growth Plan.

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L’Eagle Services Earns Clean Green Certification

DENVER, Jan. 9, 2018 /Weed Wire/ — As cannabis consumers begin to differentiate between quality product and the rest of their product selections, L’Eagle Services — a cannabis cultivator and retail dispensary specializing in clean cannabis — is now offering its clients Clean Green Certified cannabis flower and infused products they can count on.

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Polis, Coffman, DeGette, Perlmutter ask Sessions to Leave states That have Legalized Marijuana Alone

WASHINGTON, Jan. 9, 2018 /Weed Wire/ — Members of the Colorado Congressional Delegation; led by Rep. Jared Polis, D-Colo.; sent a bipartisan letter to Attorney General Jeff Sessions asking him to reverse his decision on the Cole Memorandum.

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Yolo DA Enforces New Cannabis Laws: West Sacramento Warehouse Owner Enjoined from Leasing to Illegal Growers While Other Landlords and Cultivators Admit Liability, Pay Penalties

WOODLAND, Calif., Jan. 8, 2018 /Weed Wire/ – Yolo County District Attorney Jeff Reisig announced today that on January 4, 2018, Yolo County Superior Court Judge Sonia Cortés issued a preliminary injunction against multiple defendants, including the landlord of a warehouse in West Sacramento.

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CDFA, Bureau of Cannabis Control and Department of Public Health Offer Workshops on California’s Cannabis Track-and-Trace System

SACRAMENTO, Calif., Jan. 8, 2018 /Weed Wire/ — The California Department of Food and Agriculture’s CalCannabis Cultivation Licensing Division, along with the Bureau of Cannabis Control and the California Department of Public Health, are offering 14 workshops in January and February on California’s Cannabis Track-and-Trace system.

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High-Net Worth Marijuana Investors Gather in L.A. Following Start of CA adult use Market

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 8, 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 Fairmont Miramar Hotel for a two day “Shark Tank”-like pitch forum on Tuesday, January 30th and Wednesday, January 31st, hosted exclusively for members of The Arcview Investor Network.

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