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New West Summit 3.0 Features Disruptive, Game-Changing Developments in Technology, Investment and Media in the Cannabis Space

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.

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Drug Policy Alliance to Host 2017 International Drug Policy Reform Conference in Atlanta, October 11– 14

WASHINGTON, Sept. 21, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — More than 1,500 people will gather in Atlanta, Georgia, October 11 – 14 for DPA’s biennial International Drug Policy Reform Conference (#Reform17) at the Omni Atlanta Hotel @ CNN Center to discuss these issues and much more. Press are invited to attend, and speakers are available for one-on-one interviews.

LARA Releases Advisory Bulletin Regarding Co-Location of Medical Marihuana Facilities

LANSING, Mich., Sept. 21, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — The State of Michigan’s Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (LARA) released an advisory bulletin today to inform and advise prospective medical marihuana licensees regarding co-location of medical marihuana facilities.

Clockwork Coffee

Stillwater Brands Launches Clockwork Coffee, Cannabis-Infused Coffee Sticks

DENVER, Sept. 21, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — Stillwater Brands, known for its cannabis-infused Stillwater and Whitewater teas, as well Ripple dissolvable cannabinoids, has launched Clockwork Coffee, the first cannabis-infused instant coffee sticks.

Financial Results Earth Alive

American Cannabis Company, Inc. Signs Exclusive Distribution Agreement with Earth Alive

DENVER, Sept. 21, 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 signed an exclusive distribution agreement with Earth Alive, a leading Canadian clean-tech company that develops and manufactures state-of-the-art microbial technology-based products.

Cannatech

Future Farm and Cannatech Sign JV Term Sheet to Grow Hemp

VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Sept. 21, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — Future Farm Technologies Inc. (the “Company” or “Future Farm”) (CSE: FFT) (CSE: FFT.CN) (CNSX: FFT) (OTCQB: FFRMF) is pleased to announce a new joint venture with Cannatech LLC, a Massachusetts cannabis consulting company (https://www.cannatech.com/about-us).

Education Tour

First Half of Greenhouse Ventures and Thomas Jefferson Univserity’s PA Medicinal Cannabis Education Tour Educates Upwards of 200 Healthcare Professionals Across PA

PHILADELPHIA, Penn., Sept. 20, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — Greenhouse Ventures has hosted three of six PA Medicinal Cannabis Education Tour events to date in Philadelphia, Allentown, and Pittsburgh, totaling upwards of 200 healthcare professionals from across Pennsylvania.

Governor Sandoval Reconvenes Gaming Policy Committee

CARSON CITY, Nev., Sept. 20, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — Governor Brian Sandoval today announced he has signed an Executive Order reconvening the Gaming Policy Committee to gather information, engage in discussion, and provide recommendations on policies related to the potential interactions between Nevada’s gaming industry and the state’s fledgling marijuana industry.

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Tetra Bio-Pharma to Engage in Co-Development and Distribution Partnership With Major Healthcare Specialty Distributor

OTTAWA, Ontario, Sept. 20, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — Tetra Bio-Pharma Inc. (“Tetra” or the “Company”) (TSX VENTURE:TBP)(OTCQB:TBPMF), today announced that it has signed a letter of intent (LOI) with a major player of the healthcare specialty industry.

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OHA Concludes Review of Youth Marijuana Use Prevention Pilot Campaign

PORTLAND, Ore., Sept. 20, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — An Oregon Health Authority (OHA) education campaign aimed at youth and young adults raised awareness among its target audience of the risks associated with marijuana use, an independent evaluation has found.

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Emerald Health Therapeutics’ Scientific Advisors Publish Research Discovery of THCA Cannabinoid’s Neuroprotective Treatment Potential

VICTORIA, British Columbia, Sept. 20, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — Emerald Health Therapeutics Inc. (EHT) (TSXV:EMH) (OCTQX:EMHTF), a Canadian licensed medical producer of cannabis, is pleased to report that members of its scientific advisory team have made a novel discovery highlighting the potential of tetrahydrocannabinolic acid (THCA), a naturally occurring non-psychotropic cannabinoid, to treat Huntington’s disease and other metabolic, neurodegenerative and neuroinflammatory diseases.

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Emerald Health Therapeutics Expands its Cannabis Supply with Purchase from Supreme Pharmaceuticals

VICTORIA, British Columbia, Sept. 20, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — Emerald Health Therapeutics Inc. (EHT) (TSXV: EMH; OCTQX: EMHTF) today announced that its wholly owned subsidiary, Emerald Health Botanicals Inc., has completed a purchase of dried cannabis from Supreme Pharmaceuticals Inc.’s (Supreme) (TSXV: FIRE) subsidiary, 7ACRES.

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Agritek Holdings, Inc. Announces Acquisition Of Performance Nutrition California Retail Location With eBay And Amazon Online Stores Adding In Excess Of $500,000 In Additional Gross Revenue And Product Sales For Company

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 20, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — Agritek Holdings, Inc. (OTCQB: AGTK) www.AgritekHoldings.com, a fully integrated, active real estate investor for the medicinal sector and branding consultant today announced that the Company has executed an Asset Purchase Agreement for the acquisition of Performance Nutrition Center.

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Supreme Completes Sale with Emerald Health Botanicals Inc.

TORONTO, Ontario, Sept. 20, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — Supreme Pharmaceuticals Inc. (“Supreme” or the “Company”) (TSXV:FIRE) is pleased to announce its wholly owned subsidiary, 7ACRES, has completed a sale of dried cannabis to Emerald Health Botanicals Inc.

Author will I AM Chronicles His Spiritual Reflection of Finding God While Using Marijuana in His Interactive Debut Novel

LAKE IN THE HILLS, Ill., Sept. 20, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — A year ago, author will I AM was enjoying his Friday evening while using marijuana and what happened to him that night he describes as a divine encounter with God.

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Cannabis Compliance Forms A Strategic Partnership For Secure Transport Of Cannabis

TORONTO, Sept. 19, 2017 /Weed Wire/ – Cannabis Compliance Inc., (CCI) of Toronto, Ontario, Canada, is pleased to announce the formation of a strategic partnership with 3|Sixty Secure Corp. of Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, to provide the ultimate in security, transport and compliance for Canadian medical marijuana.

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American Green Successfully Completes Transaction for the Purchase of Nipton, CA, Ahead of Schedule

PHOENIX, Ariz., Sept. 19, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — Today American Green, Inc. (OTC: ERBB) has announced that after the necessary time to crystalize the first phase of its multi-year plan, it has started working in and around Nipton with locals and visiting specialists alike.

Bureau of Cannabis Control to Hold CEQA Study Results Workshop in Fresno

SACRAMENTO, Calif., Sept. 19, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — The Bureau of Cannabis Control (Bureau) will hold a public workshop in Fresno to receive comments regarding the recent release of its California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) Initial Study and Proposed Negative Declaration (IS/ND) for its regulatory licensing and enforcement program (Proposed Program) for commercial cannabis distributors, retailers, testing laboratories and microbusinesses.

Commercial Cannabis Production

Niagara College to Offer Canada’s First Postsecondary Credential in Commercial Cannabis Production

NIAGRA FALLS, Ontario, Sept. 19, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — Responding to a need for skilled graduates who are knowledgeable in the complex regulations and requirements of an emerging industry, Niagara College will launch a Graduate Certificate program in Commercial Cannabis Production in 2018.

MariMed

Cannabis Science Pioneer Tikun Olam Expands Partnership with MariMed to Bring Branded Cannabis Products to More U.S. MMJ States

NEWTON, Mass. and NEW YORK, N.Y., Sept. 19, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — Tikun Olam, the world pioneer in cannabis research, and MariMed Inc. (OTCQB:MRMD), a preeminent management company in the U.S. medical cannabis industry, announced an expansion of their licensing agreement for Tikun Olam products to be grown, manufactured and sold through MariMed’s network of managed and affiliated licensed facilities throughout the United States.

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Grosso Proposes Bills to Deal with Opioid Crisis, Improve Public Health as Council Returns from Summer Recess

WASHINGTON, Sept. 19, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — Today Councilmember David Grosso (I-At Large) introduced two bills to address the opioid crisis in the District of Columbia.

Cannabis Accepted as Part of Treatment Plan for Veteran During Stay at VA NJ PTSD/Homeless Inpatient Unit

TRENTON, N.J., Sept. 20, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — The only way the VA can learn about the multiple benefits of cannabis related to PTSD, and how medical cannabis can save lives, is by sitting down with the person who is actually allowed to consume it directly under the watchful eye of the Veterans Administration, Jonathan Fruchter.

American Pain Society

American Pain Society Supports Passage of Marijuana Effective Studies Act

CHICAGO, Sept.18, 2017 /Weed Wire/ – A bipartisan group of senators led by Brian Schatz (D-Hawaii) has reintroduced the Marijuana Effective Studies Act of 2016 (MEDS Act), which will remove excessive regulatory barriers inhibiting researchers from obtaining marijuana plants to conduct studies assessing the drug’s medical effectiveness and safety.

THCA Island Mist Emerald Health

Emerald Health Therapeutics Launches Island Mist, One of Canada’s Highest CBD and CBD to THC Ratio Dried Flower Products

VICTORIA, British Columbia, Sept. 18, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — Emerald Health Therapeutics Inc. (Therapeutics) (TSXV: EMH; OCTQX: EMHTF) has released Island Mist, its proprietary high cannabidiol (CBD) and high CBD to THC ratio dried flower product.

LSU AgCenter

LSU AgCenter Finalizes Medical Marijuana Contract Aimed at Helping Patients With Debilitating Conditions

BATON ROUGE, La., Sept. 18, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — The LSU AgCenter has finalized its agreement with GB Sciences Louisiana LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of GB Sciences, Inc., to produce medical cannabis products for qualifying patients in Louisiana.

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New Hampshire’s Marijuana Decriminalization Bill Takes Effect TOMORROW

CONCORD, N.H., Sept. 15, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — New Hampshire’s bill decriminalizing possession of small amounts of marijuana will officially take effect on Saturday, making New Hampshire the 22nd state in the nation — and the last of the New England states — to eliminate the possibility of jail time for simple marijuana possession.

Bureau of Cannabis Control to Hold CEQA Study Results Workshop in Long Beach

SACRAMENTO, Calif., Sept. 15, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — The Bureau of Cannabis Control (Bureau) will hold a public workshop in Long Beach to receive comments regarding the recent release of its California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) Initial Study and Proposed Negative Declaration (IS/ND) for its regulatory licensing and enforcement program (Proposed Program) for commercial cannabis distributors, retailers, testing laboratories and microbusinesses.

Baseline Study

UMass Amherst Health Researchers Launch Baseline Survey of Marijuana Use in Massachusetts

AMHERST, Mass., Sept. 15, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — As Massachusetts prepares to begin sales of recreational marijuana in 2018, researchers at the University of Massachusetts Amherst School of Public Health and Health Sciences (SPHHS), in collaboration with the UMass Donahue Institute and staff at the state Department of Public Health (DPH), have begun a one-year baseline study to assess the level of marijuana use before legal, recreational sales go into effect.

Arcview Investor Forum

Marijuana Entrepreneurs Pitch Private Investors In Palm Beach, FL Sep 19-20

PALM BEACH, Fla., Sept. 15, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — More than 100 high net-worth investors from around the world will gather in Palm Beach at the Arcview Investor Forum next week to consider opportunities from dozens of promising cannabis companies in a “Shark Tank” like format.

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MassRoots Plans Point-of-Sale Expansion Amid Imminent Nevada Regulatory Change

DENVER, Sept. 15, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — MassRoots, Inc. (OTCQB:MSRT), one of the leading technology platforms for the cannabis industry, is pleased to report it is planning to expand its point-of-sale system, MassRoots Retail (formerly known as Odava), to the Nevada cannabis market.

Haleigh's Hope Receives USDA Organic Certification for 2017 Hemp Crop

Haleigh’s Hope Receives USDA Organic Certification for 2017 Hemp Crop

SOUTH PARK, Colo., Sept. 14, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — Haleigh’s Hope is excited to announce that they received USDA (United States Department of Agriculture) Organic Certification for its hemp crop at both farm locations in Colorado.

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Arkansas Cannabis Industry Association Invites the Public to Join Them in Celebrating Arkansas History After the Passing of the Medical Cannabis Application Deadline

LITTLE ROCK, Ark., Sept. 14, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — The Arkansas Cannabis Mixer will take place on Thursday, September 21st from 6-8pm at the Comfort Inn & Suites Presidential in Little Rock, AR.

Series B

Eaze Continues Advancing Cannabis Industry with an Additional $27M Raised

SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 14, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — Eaze, the leading cannabis technology company, announced today an additional $27 million in Series B financing, led by Bailey Capital with participation from DCM Ventures, Kaya Ventures and FJ Labs.

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AusCann: Medical Liason Managers Appointed

CARABOODA, Western Australia, Sept. 14, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — AusCann Group Holdings Ltd (ASX:AC8 or ‘the Company’) is pleased to announce it has appointed three Medical Liaison Managers (MLMs), to manage doctor communications and assist in the prescription of AusCann’s cannabinoid medicines in Australia.

MEDS Act

Gardner Backs Effort to Advance Medical Marijuana Research

WASHINGTON, Sept. 14, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) introduced the Marijuana Effective Drug Study (MEDS) Act of 2017 to improve the process for conducting scientific research on marijuana as a safe and effective medical treatment.

Gardner Backs Effort to Advance Medical Marijuana Research

Gardner Backs Effort to Advance Medical Marijuana Research

WASHINGTON, Sept. 14, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) introduced the Marijuana Effective Drug Study (MEDS) Act of 2017 to improve the process for conducting scientific research on marijuana as a safe and effective medical treatment. The legislation’s lead sponsor was Senator Orrin Hatch (R-UT).

Senator Gaines Calls For State Of Emergency In Siskiyou County Due To Marijuana Grows

SACRAMENTO, Calif., Sept. 13, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — Senator Ted Gaines (R-El Dorado) sent the following letter to Governor Brown requesting that he declare a State of Emergency in Siskiyou County related to the rampant illegal marijuana grows.

Tillis Co-Introduces Bipartisan Legislation To Expand Research Into Medical Value Of Marijuana

WASHINGTON, Sept. 13, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — Today, Senator Thom Tillis (R-NC) joined Senators Brian Schatz (D-HI), Orrin Hatch (R-UT), Cory Gardner (R-CO) and Chris Coons (D-DE) to introduce the Marijuana Effective Drug Studies (MEDS) Act of 2017, bipartisan legislation that would make it easier for researchers to study the medical effectiveness and safety of marijuana.

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Independent Research Firm Light Laboratory Inc. Releases First Comprehensive Study on Cannabis Commercial Lighting Solutions

CARSON, Calif., Sept. 13, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — According to an independent, third party test of six lighting companies/products serving the commercial cannabis sector conducted by Light Laboratory Inc., an independent photometric testing laboratory, Solis Tek’s Digital Lighting solutions scored highest in terms of overall value for cultivators.

ADVISORY: Hatch to Speak on Medical Marijuana Research, Possible Benefits

WASHINGTON, Sept. 13, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — Senator Orrin Hatch (R-UT), a member and former Chairman of both the Senate Judiciary Committee and the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee, will speak on the Senate floor today about medical marijuana research and the possible benefits of medical marijuana as an alternative to opioids. The speech will take place at 3:30 on the Senate floor.

Hatch Introduces Medical Marijuana Research Bill

WASHINGTON, Sept. 13, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — Today, Senator Orrin Hatch (R-UT) introduced the Marijuana Effective Drug Study Act of 2017, or MEDS Act, to improve the process for conducting scientific research on marijuana as a safe and effective medical treatment. In introducing this legislation, Senator Hatch was joined by Senator Schatz (D-HI) and cosponsors Senator Chris Coons (D-DE), Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO), and Senator Thom Tillis (R-NC).

Governor Signs Bill Prohibiting Pot Use While Driving or Riding in Cars

SACRAMENTO, Calif., Sept. 12, 2017 /Weed Wire/ – Smoking or consuming marijuana in any form while driving or riding in vehicles will be specifically prohibited by law in California come January 1 under a bill by Senator Jerry Hill that Governor Brown signed Monday.


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