Two Illinois legislators have introduced bills to legalize recreational marijuana in the state. However, state Sen. Heather Steans and state Rep. Kelly Cassidy, both Democrats from the north side of Chicago, said they will not put the bills up for a vote this year. Rather, they will hold hearings on the bills with an eye toward putting them up for a vote next year.
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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.
DENVER, March 20, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — MassRoots, Inc. (OTCQB: MSRT), a leading technology platform for the medical cannabis industry, announced today that the company has registered more than one million users on its platform.
On March 17, 2017, event organizers behind the Denver 420 Fest, a two-day cannabis festival, announced that the event has been canceled.
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.
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.
BOULDER, Colo., March 15, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — Move over, Blue Dream. A new strain is muscling into your territory on the dispensary shelf.
DENVER, March 15, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — MassRoots, Inc. (OTCQB:MSRT), one of the leading technology platforms for the cannabis industry, is pleased to announce it has retired all convertible debt on its balance sheet.
The Colorado House has voted to impose a new restriction on the number of marijuana plants that can be grown in a residential space, according to a March 13, 2017 article in the Denver Post. If passed into law, the bill approved in the House would restrict all residential growing to 16 plants.
On March 9, 2017, the Colorado Department of Regulatory Agencies announced that Colorado Securities Commissioner Gerald Rome has ordered John W. Long, Jr., of Nederland, as well as his marijuana businesses, Green Farms Consulting and Green Farms Holdings, to cease and desist offering and selling unregistered securities.
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).
The Denver FBI honored a youth dropout prevention group Thursday, apparently without realizing it is partially funded with taxes from the marijuana industry.
The Colorado Senate has approved marijuana clubs, where members can bring their own pot, according to a March 9, 2017, article by the Associated Press. Under the senate bill, the marijuana clubs would only be permitted to serve light snacks. Alcohol would be prohibited. However, Gov. John Hickenlooper has suggested he might veto the bill.
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.
BOULDER, Colo., March 8, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — As Wana Brands continues to dominate the Colorado market and expand into emerging markets, the leading producer of cannabis-infused edibles has released a reformation of a classic favorite as well as a new line extension.
A committee in the Colorado House has voted to restrict the number of home-grown marijuana plants to 12, according to the Associated Press. The committee voted 11-2 for the limitation. Currently, medical-marijuana users are allowed to have up to 99 plants at home, while recreational users can have six, which can be placed in greenhouses operated by co-ops.
BOULDER, Colo, March 6, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — As the company prepares for growth into new markets, Wana Brands–Colorado’s No. 1 infused gummie manufacturer–has expanded its ranks with the addition of marketing expert, consumer analyst and award-winning fine artist Julia Bright as Brand Manager.
DENVER, March 3, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — Medicine Man Technologies Inc. (OTCQB: MDCL), one of the country’s leading cannabis branding and consulting companies, announced today that it has entered into agreements to acquire both Pono Publications Ltd. and Success Nutrients, Inc.
Delays in implementing Texas’s medical marijuana law could be keeping the state from millions in tax revenues, according to Forbes. The Texas Compassionate Use Act became law on June 1, 2015, but it required doctors to write prescriptions for medical marijuana. Two problems stem from that requirement.
A Duke doctor has refused to continue seeing a nine-year-old North Carolina girl because her family gives her cannabidiol oil to cope with a rare illnes. The nine-year-old, Mia Morley, has a medical condition called Lennox Gastaut Syndrome. Her father, Dylan Morley, said Dr. Muhammad Mikati’s decision was based upon the federal status of CBD oil, which is not FDA approved.
In Oregon, Washington state and Colorado, marijuana tax revenues totaled at least $335 million in either the last calendar year or the last fiscal year.
Colorado Attorney General Cynthia Coffman, said she would like Jeff Sessions to witness the state’s flourishing recreational pot industry before imposing a crackdown.
During a Feb. 27, 2017, meeting with reporters at the U.S. Justice Department, Attorney General Jeff Sessions gave a new explanation of his views on marijuana and federal law. “Most of you probably know I don’t think America is going to be a better place when more people of all ages and particularly young people start smoking pot,” Sessions said.
BOULDER, Colo., Feb. 28, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — Surna Inc. (OTCQB: SRNA), a technology company that engineers equipment for controlled environment agriculture (CEA) with special expertise in cannabis cultivation, signed a contract with Vancouver’s Sante Veritas Therapeutic to design and provide equipment for the environmental control system in its first commercial cultivation facility.
In a nationally broadcast interview on Feb. 26, 2017, Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper said his state has sovereignty on matters of marijuana, despite the federal government’s anti-pot laws and the new attorney general’s stance as a weed opponent. Hickenlooper was a guest on NBC’s Meet the Press.
DENVER, Feb. 23, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — MassRoots, Inc. (OTCQB:MSRT), one of the leading technology platforms for the cannabis industry, is pleased to report its monthly page views have increased 68% month over month.
WASHINGTON, Feb. 23, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — Rep. Jared Polis (D-Colo.) released the following statement after White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer suggested that the Trump administration will step up enforcement of federal laws against recreational marijuana.
DENVER, Feb. 23, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — The following statement by Kristi Kelly, Executive Director, Marijuana Industry Group, is being released in response to a Thursday, Feb. 23, 2017, announcement by White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer that the Department of Justice was going to target recreational marijuana businesses.
DENVER, Feb. 23, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — The Cannabis Business Alliance (CBA) has released a statement regarding recent comments from the White House on adult-use marijuana.
DENVER, Feb. 23, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — United Cannabis Corporation (OTCQB: CNAB) (the “Company” or “United Cannabis”) today announced that it has signed an exclusive licensing agreement with Vessel Life Sciences (“VLS”) to produce and distribute its products, including the award-winning Prana Bio Nutrient Medicinals, throughout Pennsylvania.
Sue Sisley, M.D., is leading the way in studying medical marijuana and post-traumatic stress disorder. In her talk, “Coping With PTSD,” hear Sisley discuss the first clinical trial to study the effects of medical marijuana in the treatment of post-traumatic stress disorder in military veterans.
Gummies and mints are turning out to be marijuana hits at recreational dispensaries. “From the beginning, cannabis consumers embraced our gummies as well as our approach to crafting edibles,” said Americanna CEO and founder Dan Anglin.
A bill introduced in the Colorado Senate could allow licensed dispensaries to obtain a state endorsement to make deliveries to homes. If passed, Senate Bill 192 would allow residential deliveries of up to one ounce of recreational marijuana and up to two ounces of medical marijuana. Dispensaries would not be allowed to deliver to commercial, public, hotel or dormitory addresses.
BOULDER, Colo., Feb. 21, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — Surna Inc. (OTCQB: SRNA) converted $2.76 million of its 10% convertible promissory notes, consisting of approximately $2.28 million in principal and $480,000 of accrued interest, into approximately 18 million shares of newly issued common stock and cash payments of less than $200,000.
In mid-February, researchers at Colorado State University and the Center for Health, Work & Environment at the Colorado School of Public Health, published “Work and Well-Being in the Colorado Cannabis Industry.”
On Feb. 16, 2017, the Board of Trustees for the city of Parachute, Colorado, approved a business license renewal for Tumbleweed Express, a drive-through retail marijuana dispensary set to open in the coming months.
DENVER, Feb. 17, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — MassRoots, Inc. (OTCQB:MSRT), one of the leading technology platforms for the cannabis industry, announced today a general business update on the Company and legal cannabis marketplace.
DENVER, Feb. 15, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — In response to Gov. Hickenlooper’s recent visit to speak with California legislators in Sacramento, Calif., in advance of legalization of adult-use cannabis, The Cannabis Business Alliance (CBA) has released a statement.
BOULDER, Colo., Feb. 15, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — Colorado cannabis leader Americanna today announces that Colorado stores serving recreational customers sold more of its Sour Leaf Gummies than any other edibles product in the state, despite Americanna’s entrance into the cannabis market nearly four months after the year began, on April 20 (4/20).
Over the next five years, the U.S. marijuana market could be worth tens of billions of dollars, and according to GreenWave Advisors, LLC, these five states could move the needle most for marijuana companies. Learn just how big the marijuana market may be in California, Washington, Pennsylvania, Colorado, and Michigan in 2021.
DENVER, Feb. 14, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — The fact that 190 million Americans now live in states where marijuana has been legalized to some degree is raising a number of questions and issues about how to integrate the American workforce and marijuana consumers rights in regards to drug testing.
SACRAMENTO, Calif., Feb. 10, 2017 /Weed Wire/ – Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper, who has become a legislative leader when it comes to the unique hurdles that occur with legalization of recreational marijuana, will kick off Tuesday’s Senate Oversight Hearing on cannabis taxes and regulatory timelines.
WASHINGTON Feb. 10, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — The Marijuana Policy Project issued the following statement in response to the Colorado Department of Revenue’s announcement that $1.3 billion in regulated marijuana sales took place in calendar year 2016.
In 2016, Colorado sales of recreational and medical marijuana sales combined hit $1.3 billion, according to a Feb. 9, 2017, article by the Associated Press. The figure, drawn from a Colorado Department of Revenue report, shows a steady climb from $699 million in 2014 and $996 million in 2015.
GREENWOOD VILLAGE, Colo., Feb. 9. 2017 /Weed Wire/ — CannaGrow Holdings, Inc. (OTC PINK: CGRW), a Liaison and Consultant providing turnkey solutions to licensed growers, announces the meeting of a major company benchmark as Licensed Grower, Category One Botanicals, LLC, completes their first major harvest cycles and initiates marketing and distribution of wholesale retail Marijuana products in the State of Colorado.
DENVER, Feb. 8, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — MassRoots, Inc. (MSRT) one of the leading technology platforms for the cannabis industry, announced today that the company will host a shareholder update call on Monday, February 13, 2017 at 4:15 pm EST.
DENVER, Feb. 7, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment recently released a comprehensive guide for worker safety and health in the marijuana industry.
On Feb. 1, 2017, the Connecticut General Assembly’s Office of Fiscal Analysis released a fiscal estimate for the legalization of recreational marijuana in the state, noting that the state could earn $30.1 million to $63.9 million in tax revenue during the first full year of implementation.
DENVER, Feb. 7, 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 it has secured its sixth client in the state of Pennsylvania.
DENVER, Feb. 2, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — The Cannabis Business Alliance (CBA) has released a statement regarding the case against Richard Kirk, who has pled guilty to second-degree murder after confessing to the murder of his wife Kristine Kirk. Much of the news coverage attempted to connect the tragedy to the consumption of a cannabis infused edible.