Legal marijuana may be a multi-billion dollar industry in Colorado, but cannabis is still illegal federally — so any job in the industry can be considered trafficking in a controlled substance.
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DENVER, Feb. 14, 2018 /Weed Wire/ – MassRoots, Inc. (“MassRoots” or the “Company”) (OTCQB:MSRT), one of the leading technology platforms for the regulated cannabis industry, is pleased to release the following shareholder update from its Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Isaac Dietrich
DENVER, Feb. 13, 2018 /Weed Wire/ – Colorado-based biotech company Next Frontier Biosciences today announced the assembly of its Research and Development Team, enhancing the company’s lineup of accomplished biotechnology executives and research scientists.
Colorado marijuana shops raked in a record $1.51 billion sales of medical and recreational cannabis, edibles and concentrate products during 2017, according to Colorado Department of Revenue data released Friday.
In an effort to combat cannabis-impaired driving, the Colorado Department of Transportation has launched a new prevention campaign that invites state residents to share their opinions and habits on driving with cannabis.
A Colorado dispensary opened the first marijuana drive-thru of its kind. Could New Jersey be next if recreational cannabis becomes legal?
DENVER, Feb. 8, 2018 /Weed Wire/ – The National Cannabis Industry Association (NCIA) has recognized, L’Eagle Services — a Denver based cannabis cultivator and retail dispensary specializing in clean cannabis — with the NCIA Excellence in Innovation Award for their leading edge in sustainable cultivation practices.
BOULDER, Colo., Feb. 8, 2018 /Weed Wire/ – Leading infused product manufacturer, Wana Brands, has been awarded the NCIA’s Excellence in Innovation Award. The NCIA’s Excellence in Innovation Award winner, announced today at NCIA’s Seed to Sale Show, recognizes trailblazing individuals and companies driving the growth of the cannabis industry.
DENVER, Feb. 7, 2018 /Weed Wire/ — Utopia All Natural Wellness Spa and Lounge LLC will submit its application Wednesday for one of Denver’s first Cannabis Consumption Establishment licenses.
A bill before the Colorado State Legislature would allow legalized delivery of marijuana. State Rep. Jonathan Singer and others are behind the push to make delivery of pot in Colorado legal.
DENVER, Feb. 5, 2018 /Weed Wire/ — This Industry Bulletin is being issued to notify licensees of new requirements for outdoor or greenhouse medical and retail marijuana cultivations (collectively referred to as “Outdoor Cultivations”), effective January 1, 2019.
DENVER, Feb. 5, 2018 /Weed Wire/ — NanoSphere Health Sciences Inc. (CSE: NSHS, “NanoSphere”) is pleased to announce that, in response to growing demand for the NanoSphere’s Evolve NanoSerum™ product, its Colorado license partner has increased production capacity at its facility.
DENVER, Feb. 2, 2018 /Weed Wire/ — Join Evolve Formulas, a brand of NanoSphere Health Sciences, for a special cannabis dispensary lunch in aid of homelessness charity Kitchen One for One!
DENVER, Jan. 31, 2018 /Weed Wire/ — Award-winning music legend and marijuana advocate Willie Nelson has announced that his legendary WILLIE’S RESERVE™ cannabis stash will launch a new product line sourced from Sungrown cannabis.
Celebrities who flaunted their pot smoking for decades when it was taboo are now cashing in on the legal cannabis boom.
DENVER, Jan. 30, 2018 /Weed Wire/ — Jane West, the eponymous lifestyle brand from the woman leading marijuana’s shift into mainstream culture, today launched its first equity crowdfunding campaign. The company is seeking $1.07 million in funding by April 20, 2018.
BOULDER, Colo., Jan. 30, 2018 /Weed Wire/ — Due to popular demand, the once limited-edition Wana Mango Gummies (Sativa) are now available in Colorado dispensaries year-round.
BOULDER, Colo., Jan. 24, 2018 /Weed Wire/ – Boulder-based fine cannabis extract producer Green Dot Labs announced today the release of its first live resin pen, a collaboration with legendary electronic music collective STS9.
DENVER, Jan. 23, 2018 /Weed Wire/ — NanoSphere Health Sciences Inc. (CSE: NSHS, “NanoSphere”) is pleased to announce that it has signed an agreement to license its technology, as it pertains to cannabis products, in the State of California.
CHICAGO, Jan. 22, 2018 /Weed Wire/ — Issues of teen use and cannabis public education programs were discussed today at the Senate and House committee hearing on legalizing adult-use cannabis.
When legal cannabis sales commenced in the Centennial State in 2014, some opponents were concerned that negative public health effects would outweigh any positives derived from tax revenue; however, under the state’s helm, the Colorado cannabis industry continues to make the grade in public cannabis education.
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.
El Paso County District Attorney Dan May talks about the impact of legalized recreational marijuana in the state of Colorado.
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.
The fledgling cannabis industry is full of wide-eyed claims about what pot can do. Outperform your favorite energy drink? Maybe. Cure cancer? Worth a try. The biggest believers and entrepreneurs make the plant sound almost magical.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Colorado U.S. Senator Cory Gardner will meet with Attorney General Jeff Sessions to discuss marijuana enforcement policy.
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.
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.
The national movement to legalize marijuana took a big step forward this week – and a big step back. California became the largest state in the nation to permit recreational pot use, but on Thursday Attorney General Jeff Sessions rescinded Obama-era guidelines meant to limit federal prosecutions. Atlantic senior editor Derek Thompson joins “CBS This Morning: Saturday” to discuss why this situation is so confusing and what this means for business owners in the burgeoning marijuana industry.
Gov. John Hickenlooper today released the following statement on the Trump Administration’s decision to rescind the Cole Memorandum.
DENVER, Jan 4., 2018 /Weed Wire/ — The Cannabis Business Alliance (CBA) has released a statement on the United States Department of Justice’s decision to rescind all previously issued Department guidance concerning marijuana policy, including the Cole Memo, which has significantly limited which charges prosecutors can pursue in states where marijuana is legal.
On Jan. 4, 2018, United States Attorney General Jeff Sessions issued a memo to announce a reversal of federal marijuana enforcement policy, rescinding five Obama-era memos that guided U.S attorneys to take a hands-off approach in regards to investigating and prosecuting state-legal marijuana businesses complying with state law.
In 2012, Colorado legalized cannabis and kickstarted a multibillion dollar industry with every product imaginable — brownies, gummy bears, granola bars, even lube! But to say that we’ve “legalized cannabis” is mistaken — we’ve commercialized THC. In this fascinating talk, expert Ben Cort examines the impacts of this growing new industry on everything from policing & arrest rates to LGBTQ issues.
WASHINGTON, Jan. 4, 2018 /Weed Wire/ — Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) today spoke on the Senate floor regarding the reported action being taken by the Justice Department on marijuana legalization enforcement.
DENVER, Jan. 4, 2018 /Weed Wire/ – U.S. Attorney Bob Troyer of the District of Colorado has issued the following statement regarding marijuana prosecutions.
BOULDER, Colo., Jan. 4, 2018 /Weed Wire/ — Rep. Jared Polis, D-Colo., gave the following statement after Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced he would reverse the Cole Memo, and target states – like Colorado – that have legalized marijuana.
LAKEWOOD, Colo., Jan. 4, 2018 /Weed Wire/ — U.S. Rep. Ed Perlmutter (CO-07) released the following statement after Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced his decision to rescind the “Cole memo”, a document from the U.S. Department of Justice which provided guidance for federal enforcement of marijuana activity.
DENVER, Jan. 4, 2018 /Weed Wire/ — Below is a statement from Attorney General Cynthia H. Coffman on Potential Changes to Federal Policies Regarding Marijuana:
A new report has confirmed that United States Postal Service Inspectors were busy tracking down Colorado marijuana packages that were being sent to and from the state in 2016.
Dozens of retailers in California have been licensed to begin selling recreational marijuana on New Year’s Day. Emily Dufton, author of “Grass Roots: The Rise and Fall and Rise of Marijuana in America,” joined CBSN to discuss whether we’ll see other states follow suit.
Colorado’s marijuana sales continue to rise, from more than $683 million sold the first year it was legal to more than $1.2 billion from January to October this year. But with more and more states legalizing recreational cannabis, will sales in Colorado suffer?
On Dec. 28, 2017, Denver District Attorney Beth McCann announced that charges have been filed against 10 Sweet Leaf dispensary employees arrested on Dec. 14 for selling unlawful amounts of cannabis to customers.