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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
LITTLE ROCK, Ark., Sept. 18, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — The Arkansas Cannabis Industry Association (“ACIA”) announced today that Robert deBin has been appointed to the association’s Board of Directors.
LAS VEGAS, Sept. 18, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — Player’s Network, Inc. (OTCQB: PNTV), a diversified holding company operating in media and marijuana, announced today a shareholder update letter from CEO Mark Bradley.
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.
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.
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.
MONCTON, N.B., Sept. 15, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — The provincial government has secured suppliers of cannabis for the recreational-use market in anticipation of the federal government legalizing such use by July 2018.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
SANTA ROSA, Calif., Sept. 14, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — The Sonoma County Board of Supervisors passed a resolution on September 12, 2017, to modify and extend the Temporary Code Enforcement Penalty Relief Program for Cannabis businesses.
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).
OLYMPIA, Sept. 13, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — The Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board (WSLCB) will hold a public hearing on Wed. Oct. 4, 2017, to receive public input on whether the State should allow home grows of recreational marijuana.
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.
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.
PERTH, Australia, Sept. 13, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — The Board of Zelda Therapeutics Ltd (ASX: ZLD, Zelda or the Company) is pleased to announce it is making significant progress with its research programme in Chile.
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.
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.
NEW YORK, Sept. 13, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — The Green Market Report (GMR), the cannabis industry’s newest source for in depth financial reporting, launched on Tuesday, September 12, 2017 in New York.
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).
Gov. David Ige and state Financial Institutions Commissioner Iris Ikeda announced a “banking solution” that allows Hawai‘i’s medical cannabis dispensaries to access financial services and use a cashless payment system
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.