WASHINGTON, Jan. 19, 2018 /Weed Wire/ – A new report by the Drug Policy Alliance, From Prohibition to Progress: A Status Report on Marijuana Legalization, demonstrates how and why marijuana legalization is working so far.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
TORONTO, Ontario, Jan. 16, 2018 /Weed Wire/ – On October 16, 2017, the CSA published Staff Notice 51-352 Issuers with U.S. Marijuana-Related Activities.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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”).
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.
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.
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.
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.
TORONTO, Ontario, Jan. 11, 2018 /Weed Wire/ — CANNABIS COMPLIANCE INC., (CCI) of Toronto, Ontario, Canada, is pleased to announce that it has entered an agreement dated January 6th, 2018 that will see CCI make a strategic investment in 3|SIXTY TRANSPORT LTD.
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.
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.
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.
DENVER, Jan. 11, 2018 /Weed Wire/ — Yesterday the Colorado Department of Human Services (CDHS) announced 12 total awards to communities to support behavioral health and law enforcement partnerships in collaboration with CDHS’ Office of Behavioral Health.
PORTLAND, Ore., Jan. 10, 2018 /Weed Wire/ – During the winter holiday season the Oregon Liquor Control Commission conducted additional minor decoy operations across Oregon, and found that some licensed marijuana retailers are selling marijuana products to minors.
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.
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.
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.
SEATTLE, Wash., Jan. 10, 2018 /Weed Wire/ — Rhizo Sciences announces construction of 400,000 square foot export facility in Lesotho, Africa to meet growing international medical cannabis export demand.
LITTLE ROCK, Ark., Jan. 10, 2018 /Weed Wire/ — Tree of Life Seeds, Inc., an Arkansas-owned, premium hemp genetics company based in Colorado, has launched a full line of hemp oil CBD products and is planning to bring production facilities to Arkansas.
WASHINGTON, Jan. 10, 2018 /Weed Wire/ — Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) today released the below statement following his meeting with Attorney General Jeff Sessions.
SACRAMENTO, Jan. 9, 2018 /Weed Wire/ — The Bureau of Cannabis Control (Bureau) today announced that the Cannabis Advisory Committee will hold its first meeting of the year on Thursday, January 18, in Sacramento.
CONCORD, N.H., Jan. 9, 2018 /Weed Wire/ — The New Hampshire House of Representatives approved a bill to make marijuana legal for adults on Tuesday by a vote of 207-139.
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.
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.
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.
PHOENIX, Ariz., Jan. 8, 2018 /Weed Wire/ — Arizona medical marijuana patients can now access the country’s most consistent cannabis gummies as Wana Brands’ popular flavors hit shelves at dispensaries, such as the MüV by AltMed dispensary in Phoenix.
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.
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.
VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Jan. 8, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — Friday Night Inc. (Friday Night) (CSE: TGIF) (FWB: 1QF) (OTCQB: TGIFF) has issued the following statement to shareholders in response to the recent USA Department of Justice memorandum rescinding the Cole memo.