With cultivation and dispensary applicants navigating the application process for the Natural State’s medical marijuana program, a new association has formed to act as the voice for the Arkansas medical marijuana industry.
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DENVER, July 19, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — The 2nd annual 420 Games, landing in Denver on Saturday July 22, 2017, is not your typical marijuana-focused event.
Change is the only constant. Reflecting on the past seven years in the cannabis industry, I marvel at how much has changed and how quickly it has happened.
WASHINGTON, June 5, 2017 /Weed Wire/ – The Hemp Industries Association (HIA) and Vote Hemp launched the 8th annual Hemp History Week, to occur June 5-11, 2017, throughout the country. As event organizers advocate for full federal legalization of industrial hemp farming this Spring, Hemp History Week raises awareness about the environmental sustainability, health benefits, regenerative agriculture potential, and new technological applications of industrial hemp.
On April 1, 2017, the 2nd annual 420 Games is being held at California’s Santa Monica Pier. The event stands in it’s own lane in terms of marijuana-themed occasions. The games will include a 4.2-mile run, a pre- and post-run yoga workout, and speeches from former NFL players. The event in Santa Monica kicks off the 420 Games’ 2017 Tour, which will also head to Colorado and Oregon.
On Sept. 19, 2016, Dr. Bronner’s, a leading maker of natural hemp-based soap in North America, announced that it has invested $660,000 into campaigns for the responsible legalization and regulation of marijuana in California, Massachusetts, Maine, Arizona and Nevada.
After a series of protests in the spring—most notably a mass smoke-in at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue—DCMJ is once again hitting the streets to advocate for making it legal to take a hit.
On July 10, 2016, NORML announced that Allen F. St. Pierre, executive director of NORML, a consumer advocacy organization focused on reforming state and federal cannabis laws, had submitted his resignation to the NORML board of directors.
On May 10, 2016, Dead & Company, a band including surviving members of the Grateful Dead and guitarist John Mayer, performed on ABC’s “Jimmy Kimmel Live” and used the opportunity to advocate for the legalization of marijuana.
On Feb. 12, 2016, on “Real Time with Bill Maher,” host Bill Maher directed his “New Rules” editorial segment to proponents of marijuana legalization, reminding them that legalization is not guaranteed, even if it is recreationally legal in four states.
In Florida, a constitutional ballot initiative that would legalize medical marijuana in the state has officially garnered the number of signatures required to qualify for the 2016 ballot.
Marijuana Investor News decided to talk to the industry to see what its leaders really hope Santa leaves under the proverbial “tree,” or sets out with the stockings.
The National Organization for the Normalization of Marijuana Laws has just announced the appointment of Evan Nison to the National Board of Directors. The 25-year-old Nison is one of the youngest ever named to such a senior position within the organization.
The National Cannabis Industry Association, a national trade group, is expanding its advocacy efforts on Capitol Hill to address the industry’s top federal priorities—access to basic banking services and fair federal taxation.
In the simplest terms, an advocate is a champion for a cause—a person or a group of people with the goal of influencing a larger population, be it on an economic scale, political scale or just to sway public opinion.
While many took advantage of the holiday weekend to have a cookout with friends and family, a group of courageous veterans came together in Little Rock, Arkansas, to fight for the cause of medical marijuana.
Join me in taking the pro-cannabis message to the masses, making an effort to extend beyond an audience of those who are open to our views and instead focusing on those for whom cannabis isn’t an issue.
The United Food and Commercial Workers union has been organizing employees in the U.S. cannabis and hemp industries since 2008. Its Cannabis Workers Division now represents several thousand workers in six states and Washington, D.C.
One of the most important components of the marijuana industry is the dispensary. Since marijuana can’t ship (legally) through the post office, and since laws in most states are at best vague about delivery services, the best way to sell legal marijuana is in a building, usually called a dispensary.
Shockingly, despite the fact that the legal industry relies on legalization advocacy efforts, very little funding for three of the “Big Four” of marijuana advocacy organizations comes from within the industry.
Cannabis stocks traded lightly with a positive bias. The 4/20 holiday is now behind us, 10ks are done, so cannabis traders and investors are looking toward the next potential catalyst. In the coming weeks, we will get a look at 10Qs for Q1.
Between 2012 and 2050 the United States will experience a considerable increase in its older population, with aging baby boomers largely contributing to that growth.
Cannabis stocks were mostly lower today, not too surprising given the day of the week. Unfortunately, the earlier enthusiasm around the potentially game changing CARERS Act has quickly waned.
In New Jersey, the advocacy group United New Jersey for Marijuana Reform (NJUMR) made its presence known to the world this week as it held a press conference in Newark to call for the legalization of recreational marijuana.
Most quarterly updates have been released for cannabis stocks, outside of companies posting annual filings and delayed PINKs.
A group of businesswomen hitting Capitol Hill on Thursday want lawmakers to recognize that the marijuana industry isn’t just a boys’ club.
The best advocacy organizations are able to take a belief and turn it into a movement. The 2015 MJINews Power Organizations are the organizations at the forefront of legalization, with some supporting legalization and others not.
Harborside Health Center, well-known for being featured on the Discovery Channel’s Weed Wars, recognizes the benefits its patients receive from a nurturing environment and reliable, top-line products.
This is a coalition effort that will hopefully resemble the coalition effort in Maryland, which is the best example of how organizations across the political spectrum can join together to reform a state’s marijuana laws.
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. We all know women and men who have suffered from this horrible disease. In 2014, approximately 300,000 new cases will be diagnosed and 40,000 women will die.
There’s “Big Coal” and “Big Tobacco;” there’s “Big Oil,” and with the dominoes of cannabis prohibition tumbling, “Big Pot” rises.