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Unless You’re a Citizen, Legal Marijuana Isn’t for You

Unless You’re a Citizen, Legal Marijuana Isn’t for You

Unless You’re a Citizen, Legal Marijuana Isn’t for You

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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MassRoots Provides Shareholder Update and Plans for Continued Growth

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

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Next Frontier Biosciences Assembles Distinguished Research and Development Team

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 Sales Hit a Record $1.5 Billion in 2017

Colorado Marijuana Sales Hit a Record $1.5 Billion in 2017

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.

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L’Eagle Services Presented with NCIA’s Excellence in Innovation Award for Cultivation

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.

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Wana Brands honored with NCIA’s Excellence in Innovation Award

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.

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Denver Could Soon Be Home to the Nation’s First Legal Cannabis Spa

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.

MED Bulletin: New Outdoor Cultivation Security Requirements Mandatory on Jan. 1, 2019

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.

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NanoSphere Health Sciences Inc. Increases Capacity at Key Colorado Production Facility

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.

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STS9 and Green Dot Labs Announce Gobnugget Live Resin Pen Limited Release, Golden Ticket Giveaway

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.

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NanoSphere Health Sciences Inc. Signs License Agreement to Open California Market

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.

This Is Why the Colorado Cannabis Industry Makes the Grade in Education

This Is Why the Colorado Cannabis Industry Makes the Grade in Education

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.

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Coloradans Know More About Marijuana Now Than When It Was Legalized

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.

Paul, Wyden, Polis, and Massie Defend Hemp

Paul, Wyden, Polis, and Massie Defend Hemp

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.

What the Marijuana Genome Map Means for the Future of Pot

What the Marijuana Genome Map Means for the Future of Pot

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.

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Colorado is Home to First U.S.-Bred Certified Hemp Seed

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.

AG Coffman Urges Congress to Update Banking Laws Regarding Legally Operating Marijuana Businesses

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.

Award-Winning Team Behind Green Man Cannabis Launches New Retail Franchise, ONE Cannabis

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.

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NanoSphere Health Sciences Inc. is nominated for NCIA’s Excellence in Technology Award and receives OTC Trading Symbol

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.

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Simplifya, a Leading Cannabis Compliance Company, Closes First Part of Series B Financing With $1 Million From Merida Capital Partners

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.

Bennet, Gardner Fight to Maintain Banking Services for Marijuana Businesses and Consumers

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.

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L’Eagle Services Earns Clean Green Certification

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.

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Polis, Coffman, DeGette, Perlmutter ask Sessions to Leave states That have Legalized Marijuana Alone

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.

What's Next for Marijuana Industry After Recent Crackdown?

What’s Next for Marijuana Industry After Recent Crackdown?

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.

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Cannabis Business Alliance Statement: Department of Justice Rescinds All Marijuana Policies, Jeopardizing a Legal Cannabis Industry That Removes Power from Drug Cartels While Creating Safety Measures and Supporting Economic Growth

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.

Politicians Outraged by Reversal of Federal Marijuana Enforcement Policy

Politicians Outraged by Reversal of Federal Marijuana Enforcement Policy

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.

TEDx Talks: Surprising Truths About Legalizing Cannabis

TEDx Talks: Surprising Truths About Legalizing Cannabis

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.

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Polis, leader of Congressional Cannabis Caucus, Condemns Attorney General’s Decision on Marijuana

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.

Perlmutter Statement on AG Sessions’ Decision to Rescind DOJ Guidance for Marijuana Activity

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.

Recreational Marijuana Sales Begin in California

Recreational Marijuana Sales Begin in California

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.

With More States Legalizing Recreational Weed, Will Sales in Colorado Suffer?

With More States Legalizing Recreational Weed, Will Sales in Colorado Suffer?

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?


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