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San Francisco Muni Bans Cannabis Ads on Its Buses

San Francisco Muni Bans Cannabis Ads on Its Buses

Cannabis ads on Muni buses are set to disappear in metaphorical a puff of smoke. Ads for recreational pot will be banned going forward on San Francisco’s public transit system after a vote by the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency on Tuesday.

Mendocino County: Cannabis Facilities Business License Application

UKIAH, Calif., Nov. 16, 2017 /Weed Wire/ – Ordinance No. 4394, which adopted Chapter 6.36 – Cannabis Facilities Businesses and Chapter 20.243 – Cannabis Facilities, is effective November 16, 2017, and provides for business licenses and zoning requirements for the following cannabis-related business types

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Licensing Authorities Release Emergency Medicinal and Adult-Use Cannabis Regulations

SACRAMENTO, Nov. 16, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — California’s three state cannabis licensing authorities announced today that proposed emergency licensing regulations for commercial medicinal and adult-use cannabis have been posted online and are available to the public for review.

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Steep Hill and Eybna Partner to Commercialize Customized Cannabis Terpene Formulations

BERKELEY, Calif., Nov. 15, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — Jmîchaeĺe Keller, President and CEO of Steep Hill and Nadav Eyal, Co-founder and CEO of Eybna announced today that Steep Hill and Eybna Technologies Ltd., have partnered on the first technology to produce custom terpene formulations for incorporation into cannabis-derived products.

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Meet The C-Suite at Steep Hill

BERKELEY, Calif., Nov. 14, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — Jmîchaeĺe Keller, President and CEO of Steep Hill, the global leader in cannabis science, technology and analytics, announced today the finalization of the C-Suite strategic leadership team that will put Steep Hill in an optimal position to fully capitalize on the upcoming adult use legalization in California and drive the company’s expansion into global markets around the world.

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Agritek Holdings, Inc. Announces Expansion Plans For Additional 900 Acres In Pueblo, Colorado For CBD Research Cultivation Farm And New Infused Products Agreement

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 14, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — Agritek Holdings, Inc. (OTCQB: AGTK) www.AgritekHoldings.com, a fully integrated, active real estate investor for the cannabis sector and consultant for multiple cannabis brands today announced that the Company has agreed and entered into negotiations to purchase the surrounding nine-hundred (900) acres of its’ existing 80 acre Hemp planned research site in Pueblo, Colorado.

Seven Things California Cannabis Businesses Need to Know About Taxes

Seven Things California Cannabis Businesses Need to Know About Taxes

While prospective California cannabis businesses were notified recently by the Department of Tax and Fee Administration that they need to go ahead and register with the CDTFA for a seller’s permit, there are seven additional things California cannabis businesses need to know about tax rates and registration.

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Cannabis Business Groups Raise Over $50,000 for California’s Fire Relief Efforts This Week

SANTA ROSA, Calif., Nov. 9, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — The National Cannabis Industry Association (NCIA), the nation’s largest trade association representing legal marijuana businesses, and its California affiliate, California Cannabis Industry Association (CCIA) hosted a fundraiser on the evening of Monday, November 6 in support of the Redwood Credit Union’s Fire Relief Fund.

Proper Rx

As California’s Legalization of Recreational Marijuana Approaches in January 2018, ProperRx Goes the Extra Mile With Delivery & Care for Medical Marijuana Patients

OAKLAND, Calif., Nov. 9, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — January 1, 2018 marks the day that recreational marijuana will officially become legal in California. As districts contemplate how dispensaries will be affected, Proper Rx, a trailblazer in the industry, is devoted to educating its community about cannabis’ medicinal benefits.

Southern California Coalition, California Grower’s Association and California Minority Alliance Form Important Collaboration to Strengthen Cannabis Industry’s Grassroots and Public Policy Efforts in California

Three groups recently formed a working partnership to drive a cohesive voice and the implementation of sensible public policy, business, legislative, advocacy and local and statewide decisions.

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Cannabis Sellers Must Register with the California Department of Tax and Fee Administration

SACRAMENTO, Nov. 8, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — Individuals planning to sell cannabis or cannabis products on January 1, 2018, must register with the California Department of Tax and Fee Administration (CDTFA) for a seller’s permit.

Four Ways the California Treasurer Wants to Improve Cannabis Banking Services

Four Ways the California Treasurer Wants to Improve Cannabis Banking Services

While there have been attempts at the federal level to ensure the availability of cannabis banking services, the Golden State is forging ahead with its own strategies so it can be prepared for the rollout of recreational cannabis in 53 days.

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THC Design Launches THC Design MIX – California’s First Free-Flowing Encapsulated Cannabis Powder

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 8, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — THC Design, the leading breeder and cultivator of premium, organic, safe, estate-grown cannabis in California, announced it will launch California’s first free-flowing encapsulated cannabis powder—THC Design MIX—at the HIGH TIMES Harvest Cup SoCal 2017 in San Bernardino, Calif. on Nov. 11-12, 2017.

Fitch: Cannabis Taxes Set to Rise With Votes in Seven California Cities

Fitch: Cannabis Taxes Set to Rise With Votes in Seven California Cities

SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 8, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — Residents of seven California cities voted to impose local taxes on cannabis in Tuesday’s elections. With retail sales set to begin on January 1, the newly approved measures will add to the already substantial tax burden on legal cannabis, potentially undermining California’s fledgling legalization initiative, according to Fitch Ratings.

John Chiang and Cannabis Banking and Lack of Banking

Treasurer Chiang Releases Recommendations to Address Lack of Banking for Cannabis Industry

SACRAMENTO, Calif., Nov. 7, 2017 /Weed Wire/ – State Treasurer John Chiang today released a report outlining steps California can take to address the lack of banking services that force much of the cannabis industry to operate in cash.

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Bureau of Cannabis Control to Host First Cannabis Advisory Committee Meeting

SACRAMENTO, Nov. 6, 2017 /Weed Wire/ – The Bureau of Cannabis Control (Bureau) today announced that it will host the first public Cannabis Advisory Committee meeting on Thursday, November 16 in Sacramento.

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Treasurer Chiang Unveils Findings and Recommendations On Cannabis Banking After Year-Long Study

SACRAMENTO, Calif., Nov. 6, 2017 /Weed Wire/ – State Treasurer John Chiang will release a report on steps California can take to address a lack of banking services that forces much of the cannabis industry to operate business in cash.

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Legendary Actress Whoopi Goldberg’s Female-Centric Cannabis Brand Whoopi & Maya to Debut at Colorado Launch Party

DENVER, Nov. 6, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — Cannabis-infused product manufacturer RMZ Colorado is throwing an exclusive launch party from 6-10 p.m. on Nov. 9 for the Colorado debut of top-selling cannabis brand Whoopi & Maya, a signature line of products made with a blend of cannabis, essential oils and quality ingredients formulated for personal wellness and menstrual relief.

California Approves Commercial Insurer's Offering of Cannabis Business Insurance

California Approves Commercial Insurer’s Offering of Cannabis Business Insurance

It looks like the California Insurance Commissioner has taken a pivotal step for the state’s cannabis industry. On Nov. 2, 2017, Dave Jones approved a commercial insurer’s offering of cannabis business insurance for the first time.

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Milken Institute to Host Cannabis Panel on the Eve of Full Legalization in California

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 2, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — On the eve of California ushering in the largest marijuana market in the world, one of the nation’s leading think tanks, the Milken Institute will host a panel discussion on cannabis with top industry and policy leaders at its 2017 California Summit on Nov. 8 in Los Angeles.

First Commercial Insurer to File Cannabis Business Insurance is Approved by Insurance Commissioner

Cannabis businesses licensed by the State of California may now purchase commercial insurance coverage from an admitted commercial insurance company. Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones has approved the filing of the first admitted commercial insurance company to file cannabis business insurance, so that the insurer can begin writing policies and offering coverage for cannabis business owners.

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Agritek Holdings, Inc. Announces New Appointment To The Board Of Directors As Chief Technology Officer Including New Intellectual Property For Compliance Within Cannabis Sector

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 31, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — Agritek Holdings, Inc. (OTCQB: AGTK) www.AgritekHoldings.com, a fully integrated, active real estate investor for the cannabis sector and consultant for multiple cannabis brands, today announced that the Company has appointed Mr. Anton Ansalmar Founder of Rapid Healthcare Inc and MediK8Mobile Inc, as Chief Technology Officer and member of the Board of Directors of Agritek Holdings Inc. effective November 1, 2017.

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NOVEMBER 6: Cannabis Business Groups to Host Fire Relief Fundraiser in Santa Rosa

SANTA ROSA, Calif., Oct. 27, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — In response to the devastating fires that swept through Northern California this month, the National Cannabis Industry Association (NCIA) and its state affiliate, the California Cannabis Industry Association (CCIA), are hosting a cannabis industry fundraiser for community fire relief efforts on November 6 in Santa Rosa, CA.

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Agritek Holdings, Inc. Announces Debut Of Microdose Strips Oral Tabs Brand At This Weekend’s HempCon Halloweed Fest In San Francisco October 27th Thru The 29th

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 27, 2017 /Weed Wire/ – Agritek Holdings, Inc. (OTCQB: AGTK), www.AgritekHoldings.com, a fully integrated, active real estate investor for the cannabis sector and consultant for multiple cannabis brands today announced that the Company will be debuting its’ newly licensed brand Microdose Strips.

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United Nations Invites Medical Marijuana, Inc. Subsidiary HempMeds® Mexico Executive to Speak at World Health Organization Convention in Geneva, Switzerland

SAN DIEGO, Oct. 26, 2017 /Weed Wire/ – Medical Marijuana, Inc. (OTC: MJNA), the first-ever publicly traded cannabis company in the United States, announced today that subsidiary HempMeds® Mexico Executive Raúl Elizalde has been invited to speak on behalf of the family of companies, to the U.N. at the World Health Organization’s (WHO) International Drug Scheduling; Convention on Psychotropic Substances; Single Convention on Narcotic Drugs in Geneva, Switzerland, on Nov. 6, 2017.

This Is Why California Wants Commercial Carriers to Offer Cannabis Coverage

This Is Why California Wants Commercial Carriers to Offer Cannabis Coverage

With last week’s devastating wildfires in Northern California and the state’s impending rollout of recreational cannabis on Jan. 1, 2018, California wants legal cannabis businesses to have commercial cannabis coverage and California Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones is on a mission to make it happen.

Fundraiser for Burned Marijuana Farms Shut Down

Fundraiser for Burned Marijuana Farms Shut Down

The wildfires scorching Northern California have burned down at least 34 marijuana farms, just as the state prepares to launch a legal recreational marijuana industry. Now an attempt to crowdfund money online for farmers in Sonoma and Mendocino counties has been shut down by payment provider WePay.

Meet the Martha Stewart of Marijuana: Cheryl Shuman

Meet the Martha Stewart of Marijuana: Cheryl Shuman

Cheryl Shuman has run the Beverly Hills Cannabis Club for more than two decades, serving high-grade strands to A-list celebrities and throwing exclusive pot parties for the Hollywood elite. VICE met up with the self-made cannabis queen to tour her extensive weed farm, see how she runs her business, and hear how the drug helped her fight cancer.

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Insurance Commissioner Holds Public Hearing on Insurance Gaps for Cannabis Industry

LOS ANGELES, Calif., Oct. 19, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones held a public hearing today to identify insurance gaps faced by the cannabis industry. Cannabis businesses and insurance industry representatives testified about the limited availability of insurance for the cannabis businesses.

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Cannabis Farm Escapes North Bay Fire with Help from Harborside

SALINAS, Calif., Oct. 18, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — The North Bay fires have not just affected the wine industry, but cannabis farmers all over Northern California. On Monday, Harborside Farms accepted the final load of cannabis plants harvested from an artisanal cannabis garden threatened by fires and smoke in West Marin.

Series A Financing

Plus Receives $2M Series A for Cannabis-Infused Products The Green Opportunity Leads Round

PALO ALTO, Calif., Oct. 18, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — Plus, the cannabis infused products manufacturer, is pleased to announce the closing of its Series A financing (the “Financing”). The Financing was comprised of $2 Million USD of Series A Preferred Stock (the “Shares”), and was led by The Green Opportunity Funds (TGOF)

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Solis Tek, Inc. Enhances its Digital Lighting Product Offerings; Introduces Controller to Enable Commercial Growers to Take Complete Control of Lighting Environment

CARSON, Calif., Oct. 17, 2017 /Weed Wire/ – Solis Tek (OTCQB: SLTK), a vertically integrated technology innovator, developer, manufacturer and distributor focused on bringing products and solutions to commercial cannabis growers in legal markets across the U.S., announced today the availability of its lighting controller, which enables commercial growers to harness more control of its garden’s lighting environment.

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MJIC Marijuana Index Rebalances for Q3; Adds 4 New Cannabis Companies

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 17, 2017 /Weed Wire/ – MJIC Inc. completed its third quarter rebalancing of the Marijuana Index, adding two new cannabis companies each to the United States Marijuana Index and the Canadian Marijuana Index.

California Releases Cannabis Insurance List as Wildfires Continue to Rage

California Releases Cannabis Insurance List as Wildfires Continue to Rage

Wildfires are continuing to lay waste to Northern California. Beyond the loss of life and land, some of those that have survived are waiting to sift through the ashes of their cannabis businesses knowing they don’t have cannabis insurance to recoup their losses.

Golden Tarp Awards

Humboldt County’s Golden Tarp Awards Announces First-Ever Live Streaming of Their 4th Annual Light Dep Cannabis Competition Judging

GARBERVILE, Calif., Oct. 12, 2017 /Weed Wire/ – The Ganjier, the cannabis industry’s widely respected platform for advice and information on specializations such as cannabis cultivation, law, manufacturing, branding and marketing, announced the call for entry for the fourth annual Golden Tarp Awards.


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