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Cannabis Patients, Advocates, and Industry Leaders Converge at National Medical Cannabis Unity Conference in D.C.

Cannabis Patients, Advocates, and Industry Leaders Converge at National Medical Cannabis Unity Conference in D.C.

WASHINGTON, March 28, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — Starting on Friday, April 7th and running until Tuesday, April 11th, medical cannabis industry business leaders, medical and legal professionals, advocates, and patients will gather at the Unity 2017 conference in Washington, D.C. to discuss common-sense policies and approaches to safe medical cannabis access and use. With the uncertainty of policies under a new U.S. administration, 2017 will be one of the most important years for medical cannabis policy ever.

Rubicon Organics

Rubicon Organics Receives Municipal Permit for the Cultivation & Manufacturing of Cannabis in Greenfield, California

BELLINGHAM, Wash., March 28, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — Rubicon Organics (“Rubicon” or the “Company”) is pleased to announce that its application to the City of Greenfield for a municipal cultivation and manufacturing permit has been approved.


Aurora Cannabis to be Cornerstone Investor in Australian Medical Cannabis IPO

VANCOUVER, March 28, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — Aurora Cannabis Inc. (the “Company” or “Aurora”) (TSXV: ACB) (OTCQB: ACBFF) (Frankfurt: 21P; WKN: A1C4WM) is pleased to announce that it has committed to taking part in the initial public offering (“IPO”) of Cann Group Limited (“Cann Group”) on the Australian Stock Exchange (“ASX”) as the cornerstone investor.

Medical Marijuana Inc.

Medical Marijuana, Inc. Major Investment AXIM Biotech Enters Term Sheet Agreement With U.S. API Company To Develop Bioequivalent Product To Marinol

SAN DIEGO, Calif., March 28, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — Medical Marijuana, Inc. (OTC: MJNA), the first-ever publicly traded cannabis company in the United States, announced today that its major investment company AXIM® Biotechnologies, Inc. (AXIM® Biotech) (OTCQB: AXIM), has entered into a Term Sheet Agreement with a U.S.-based controlled-substances API (Active Pharmaceutical Ingredient) production company to develop a dronabinol-based functional, controlled-release chewing gum product based on AXIM IP and technology.

Cannabis Science

CBIS Ramps Up Production and Releases More New Products to Meet the Substantial Requests From Self-Medicating Patients Across the Country as it Highlights Moonlight Cannabis as its Newest Spotlight Dispensary for the Month of April 2017

IRVINE, Calif., March 27, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — Cannabis Science, Inc. (OTC PINK: CBIS), a U.S. company specializing in the development of cannabis-based medicines, is pleased to announce that it has substantially increased its production for its self-medicating patient product line distributed through cannabis dispensaries in California.

Tuatara and Marijuana Advocate Willie Nelson Celebrates Launch of Willie’s Reserve Cannabis Brand with Concerts in Washington and Colorado

Annie Nelson Launches Annie’s Edibles With Artisan Cannabis Infused Chocolates in Washington

SEATTLE, March 27, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — Annie Nelson, wife of award-winning music legend and marijuana advocate Willie Nelson, debuts Annie’s Edibles as part of the WILLIE’S RESERVE™ legendary cannabis stash.


MariBiz Garners Enthusiastic Response at California Cannabis Business Expo for Its Unique, Innovative, Mobile-First Platform for Canna-Business Owners

LAS VEGAS, March 27, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — MariBiz (http://maribiz.com/), the mobile-first platform for canna-businesses that wants to turn #Green2Gold, made big noise at the California Cannabis Business Expo in San Diego — and the investment community is taking notice.


Cannabis Legalization Spawns Diverse Consumer Marketplace

BROOKLYN, N.Y., March 27, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — Tailoring products and services to the different emerging consumer groups and their unique motivations presents a challenge to entrepreneurial cannabis businesses. To help meet this challenge, two marketing veterans are launching RED BOMBr, a strategy consultancy for the cannabis industry, that helps product makers, dispensaries, growers, and investors better understand the opportunities presented by different consumers.


Aphria Strengthens US Investment Platform, Increases Position in Copperstate Farms Investors to 18.5%

LEAMINGTON, Ontario, March 27, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — Aphria Inc. (“Aphria” or the “Company”) (TSX:APH)(OTCQB:APHQF), through its subsidiary Aphria (Arizona) Inc., is pleased to announce that it made an additional investment of $3 million (USD) in Copperstate Farms Investors, LLC (“Investors”).

John Chiang

Treasurer Chiang, Cannabis Banking Working Group to Meet in Oakland After Trump Administration Signals Marijuana Crackdown

OAKLAND, Calif., March 27, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — State Treasurer John Chiang and the Cannabis Banking Working Group will meet Monday in Oakland to discuss solutions that provide greater access to banking to California’s future $7 billion legal cannabis industry.

Shine Papers

Shine Papers Partners With The Game on Innovative Line of Cannabis Products, Launch ‘Pure Leaf,’ a Luxury Broadleaf Wrap

LOS ANGELES, March 24, 2017, /Weed Wire/ — Shine Papers, inventors of the world’s first 24 karat gold rolling papers, announces its official partnership with hip-hop artist and cannabis community ambassador, Jayceon Taylor pka The Game, to develop an exclusive line of luxury cannabis products.

Vodis Pharma

Vodis Pharmaceuticals Inc. Announces Construction Underway on Bellingham Cannabis Facility Expansion

VANCOUVER, British Columbia, March 23, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — Vodis Pharmaceuticals Inc. (CSE: VP / FSE: 1JV1) (“Vodis” or the “Company”) announces today they have received municipal building permits to complete construction to the full 10,000 square foot of production canopy space of their Bellingham facility tenanted to Tier 2 cannabis licensee, Our Church International LLC (“OCI”)

Cannabis Benchmarks

Cannabis Benchmarks® and Guardian Data Systems Partner To Provide Cannabis Businesses Real-Time Pricing and Transaction Data for Better Inventory Management

STAMFORD, Conn., March 23, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — Cannabis Benchmarks®, a division of New Leaf Data Services, LLC, and Guardian Data Systems, a leading ERP and POS solution provider, have announced a partnership to bring real-time transaction and cost data to cannabis businesses.

New Federalism Fund

Business Leaders Form New Group to Support State-Based Cannabis Trade

DENVER, March 23, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — A coalition of companies related to the legal cannabis industry have announced the formation of the New Federalism Fund (NFF), an effort dedicated to working with Congress and the administration to protect current state-based regulatory systems for the legal cannabis industry.

Steans Seeks to Mend Budget Woes by Legalizing Marijuana

CHICAGO, March 23, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — Senator Heather Steans (D-Chicago) seeks to create a new revenue source for the State of Illinois by legalizing and taxing recreational marijuana. Senate Bill 316 legalizes the possession of up to 28 grams of marijuana and will allow facilities to sell marijuana products.

Consumption Ban

Vermont House Committee Approves Proposal to End Marijuana Prohibition; New Poll Shows Strong Public Support

MONTPELIER, Vt., March 22, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — The state House Judiciary Committee approved a bill 8-3 Wednesday that would make personal possession and cultivation of small amounts of marijuana legal for adults 21 and older.

Consumption Ban

Illinois General Assembly to Consider Ending Marijuana Prohibition, Regulating and Taxing Marijuana for Adult Use

SPRINGFIELD, Ill., March 23, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — State lawmakers introduced legislation Wednesday that would end marijuana prohibition in Illinois and establish a system in which marijuana is regulated and taxed for adult use.

American Cannabis Company

American Cannabis Company, Inc. Announces Successful Submission of State Application Materials For All Five Of Its Active Pennsylvania Clients

DENVER, March 22, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — American Cannabis Company, Inc. (OTCQB: AMMJ) (the “Company”), a full-service business-to-business consulting solutions provider, and seller of ancillary products to the cannabis industry, today announced that five of its active clients have successfully submitted application materials and supporting documents for the purpose of acquiring business licenses to operate within the newly founded medical cannabis program that is to be regulated by the State of Pennsylvania.

Medical Marijuana Inc.

Medical Marijuana, Inc. Investment AXIM Biotech Retains Ora To Manage Upcoming Product Development And Clinical Trials On Glaucoma And Dry Eye Indications

NEW YORK, March 21, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — Medical Marijuana, Inc. (OTC: MJNA), the first-ever publicly traded cannabis company in the United States, announced today that its major investment company AXIM® Biotechnologies, Inc. (AXIM® Biotech) (OTC: AXIM), a world leader in cannabinoid research and development, has retained the services of Ora®, Inc.,

VIDEO: Rep. Tulsi Gabbard Calls for Federal Decriminalization of Marijuana

WASHINGTON, March 21, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — Continuing her commitment to common sense criminal justice reform, Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (HI-02) spoke on the House floor today urging Congress to pass bipartisan legislation to federally decriminalize marijuana.


Aurora Cannabis Appoints Neil Belot Chief Global Business Development Officer

VANCOUVER, British Columbia, March 21, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — Aurora Cannabis Inc. (the “Company” or “Aurora”) (TSXV: ACB) (OTCQB: ACBFF) (Frankfurt: 21P; WKN: A1C4WM) is pleased to announce that Neil Belot has been promoted to Chief Global Business Development Officer.


Aphria Continues Success Story With TSX Listing

LEAMINGTON, Ontario, March 21, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — Aphria Inc. (“Aphria” or the “Company”) (TSX VENTURE:APH)(OTCQB:APHQF), a Health Canada Licensed Producer of medical cannabis products, today announced that the common shares (the “Common Shares”) of the Company will begin trading on the Toronto Stock Exchange (“TSX”) as of the open of the market on March 22, 2017.

CDOT - Colorado Department of Transportation

CDOT and Lyft Launch ‘320 Movement’ to Promote Marijuana Safety

DENVER, March 20, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — Next month, tens of thousands of people will gather in Civic Center Park in a celebration of cannabis culture—more affectionately known as 4/20. As marijuana users begin to plan their attendance at what is estimated to be the world’s largest 4/20 rally, CDOT has partnered with Lyft to launch the 320 Movement, a movement to plan a ride before you’re high.


Oregon Liquor Control Commission Issues Marijuana Recall

PORTLAND, Ore., March 18, 2017 /Weed Wire/ – The Oregon Liquor Control Commission is issuing an immediate health and safety advisory due to the identification of potentially unsafe pesticide residue on retail plant material produced from marijuana cultivated by Emerald Wave Estate, LLC.

Drug Policy Alliance Council Emergency Access

Bill that Would Add Opioid Use Disorder to List of Conditions that Qualify for Medical Marijuana in New Mexico Heads to Governor’s Desk

SANTA FE, N.M., March 20, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — Late Friday night, the New Mexico State Senate approved a bill that would make changes to New Mexico’s medical marijuana law.


Statement on the Adequacy of Marijuana Provided by NIDA for Phase 2 Clinical Trials for PTSD in Veterans

PHOENIX, March 17, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — As of March 15, 2017, five participants have received marijuana (cannabis) provided by the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) in an ongoing Phase 2 clinical trial sponsored by the non-profit Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies (MAPS) at the Scottsdale Research Institute (SRI) in Phoenix, Ariz. MAPS is committed to sponsoring rigorous clinical research to develop cannabis into a prescription medicine through the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).


CannaGrow Holdings Announces Positive Lab Analysis on First Winter Production Cycle in Ranger Series Climate Controlled Greenhouse

GREENWOOD VILLAGE, Colo., March 16, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — CannaGrow Holdings, Inc., (OTC PINK: CGRW) — A Liaison and Consultant providing turnkey solutions to licensed growers, announces Category One Botanicals, LLC, the Licensed Grower, has received the lab analysis on the first Winter Test Run in the Ranger Series 2000 Climate Controlled Greenhouse.

THC BioMed

THC Announces $10,000,000 Capital Commitment

VANCOUVER, British Columbia, March 16, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — THC BioMed Intl Ltd. (“THC” or the “Company”) (CSE:THC) announces that it has entered into a capital commitment agreement (the “Capital Commitment”) with GEM Global Yield Fund LLC SCS (“GEM”) for a $10 million Capital Commitment from GEM to invest into THC.

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

New York State Department of Health Announces Latest Enhancements to Improve Patient Access to Medical Marijuana Program

ALBANY, N.Y., March 16, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — The New York State Department of Health today announced several enhancements to the state’s Medical Marijuana Program that will improve patient access. These measures include authorizing physician assistants to certify patients and adding chronic pain as a qualifying condition.


Wellness Connection of Maine Now Offers Debit Payment Option

PORTLAND, Maine, March 16, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — Wellness Connection of Maine (WCM), the state’s largest medical cannabis operator, now offers members the ability to pay for cannabis without using cash. A new mobile app, CanPay, is the first of its kind technology for the cannabis industry.

Oxford Cannabinoid Technologies

The University of Oxford and Kingsley Capital Partners Announce Ground Breaking Cannabinoid Biomedicine Research Programme

OXFORD, England, March 15, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — Oxford University (“Oxford”) and Kingsley Capital Partners (“Kingsley”) today announce the launch of a pioneering research programme to investigate the role of cannabinoids in biology and medicine.

Impact Network

IMPACT Network Announces Clinical Research Focus on Cannabis for Women

DENVER, March 15, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — IMPACT Network, a nonprofit dedicated to Improving Marijuana Policy and Accelerating Cannabinoid Therapeutics, announced their new focus on cannabis for women’s health, as well as several new executive team appointments that will support Founder and Executive Director, Dr. Michele Ross, and newly promoted Deputy Executive Director Susan Parker.

Medical Marijuana Inc.

Study Results: Medical Marijuana, Inc. Subsidiary HempMeds Mexico Announces Release of Study Using Its Real Scientific Hemp Oil-X to Treat Epileptic Children

SAN DIEGO, Calif., March 14, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — Medical Marijuana, Inc. (MJNA), the first publicly traded cannabis company in the United States, today announced that its subsidiary HempMeds® Mexico is holding a press conference in Mexico City, Mexico, today to reveal the positive results of a recent study conducted by renowned Mexican physician Dr. Saul Garza Morales on the effects of the Company’s Real Scientific Hemp Oil-X™ (RSHO-X™) product in treating children with severe epilepsy.


Enlucem Releases Findings of Calif. Consumer Cannabis Study

SAN FRANCISCO, March 14, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — Enlucem, a strategic brand consultancy currently advising startups in the cannabis space, announced today the results of a detailed consumer study of Californians’ attitudes toward cannabis products.

CO Dept Agriculture

Settlement with Northglenn, Colo. Retailer Resolves Alleged Violations of the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act

DENVER, March 13, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has reached an agreement with Grow Depot, a Northglenn, Colo. hydroponics and organics supply store, resolving alleged violations of the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA).

Request for Proposal: Medical Marijuana Cultivator, Processor, and Testing Laboratory License Application Process

COLUMBUS, Ohio, March 13, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — The Ohio Department of Commerce is looking for expertise and is requesting information around the development of a scoring system (“Rubric”) and application review process for the evaluation of applicants for licenses to cultivate medical marijuana, to process medical marijuana, and to function as a testing laboratory for medical marijuana.


Zynerba Pharmaceuticals Announces Completion of Enrollment for ZYN002 in Two Phase 2 Clinical Trials for Epilepsy and Osteoarthritis

DEVON, Penn., March 13, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — Zynerba Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ:ZYNE), a clinical-stage specialty pharmaceutical company dedicated to the development of innovative transdermal synthetic cannabinoid treatments, today announced that it has completed enrollment in the Phase 2 STAR 1 (Synthetic Transdermal Cannabidiol for the Treatment of Epilepsy) clinical trial evaluating ZYN002 cannabidiol (CBD) gel in adult epilepsy patients with refractory focal seizures.


Alternate Health Corp. Announces Closing of a CAD $7.5M Non-Brokered Private Placement

PLANO, Texas, March 13, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — Alternate Health Corp. (CSE:AHG, OTC:ATEHF) (the “Company”) is pleased to announce that it closed on March 6, 2017, a non-brokered private placement with gross proceeds of CAD$7,569,055 less finder’s fees of CAD$259,330.50.

Nederland Marijuana Business Ordered to Cease All Investment Solicitations

Nederland Marijuana Business Ordered to Cease All Investment Solicitations

DENVER, March 9, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — Colorado Securities Commissioner Gerald Rome has issued a cease and desist order to John W. Long, Jr. of Nederland along with his businesses, Green Farms Consulting, LLC and Green Farms Holdings, LLC, for the unauthorized solicitation of investment funds by an unlicensed representative for a marijuana business.

SEC Charges Marijuana-Related Company and Executives With Touting Bogus Revenues

SEC Charges Marijuana-Related Company and Executives With Touting Bogus Revenues

WASHINGTON, March 9, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — The Securities and Exchange Commission today charged a California-based company and its founder with falsely touting “record” revenue numbers to investors and claiming to be a leader in the marijuana industry while some of its earnings came from sham transactions with a secret affiliate.

Consumption Ban

New Hampshire House of Representatives Overwhelmingly Approves Bill to Decriminalize Marijuana Possession

CONCORD, N.H., March 9, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — The state House of Representatives overwhelmingly approved HB 640 on Wednesday (318-36), bringing New Hampshire one step closer to becoming the final state in New England to decriminalize marijuana possession.

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