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Humboldt County Pesticide Training for Cannabis Cultivators

Humboldt County Pesticide Training for Cannabis Cultivators

EUREKA, Calif., May 10, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — On May 31 the Agricultural Commissioner’s Office and the California Department of Pesticide Regulation will offer pesticide use compliance training for the commercial cannabis cultivation industry.

Standards Go Global: ASTM Forming Cannabis Committee

Standards Go Global: ASTM Forming Cannabis Committee

On April 25, 2017, ASTM International, an international voluntary consensus standards organization, announced that its board of directors had approved the formation of a cannabis committee, signaling the professional development of global standards for the legal cannabis industry.

4 Pitfalls to Avoid in Your Cannabis Career

4 Pitfalls to Avoid in Your Cannabis Career

When it comes to the cannabis industry, it’s difficult to even find an accurate comparison in business. Every business in this industry is effectively a startup in addition to the fact that we’re in one of the newest and fastest growing industries in the world; that makes it like a startup on steroids. To say it’s unpredictable and risky is an understatement.

Wyden, Blumenauer Announce Bipartisan Path to Marijuana Reform

WASHINGTON, March 30, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — Senate Finance Committee Ranking Member Ron Wyden, D-Ore., along with senior member of the House Ways and Means Committee Representative Earl Blumenauer, D-Ore., today introduced three pieces of legislation to preserve the integrity of state marijuana laws and provide a path for responsible federal legalization and regulation of the marijuana industry.

World of Cannabis: Acquisitions and Mergers

Buying, selling or investing in any business requires proper due diligence. In the cannabis industry – you need to take extra steps. Hear Kevin Sutherland, CEO of Canna Mergers, and Paul Shively, a compliance expert, discuss the diligence you need to perform as you invest in the legal cannabis industry.

The Devil in the Details: Silvia San Nicolas on Cannabis Compliance

The Devil in the Details: Silvia San Nicolas on Cannabis Compliance

When it comes to the legal marijuana industry, the devil is in the details; and nothing is more devilish, or more onerous, than complying with the intricate rules and regulations imposed upon the industry.


Impending Implementation of California’s 2018 Business-critical Cannabis Regulations to be Addressed at Upcoming San Diego Cannabis Business Expo

LOS ANGELES, Calif., Feb. 21, 2017—MJIC, Inc., the leading provider of cannabis regulatory compliance solutions and services, media, investor capital and supply chain distribution, announced today that it expects to sell out for its upcoming third annual Cannabis Business Expo, March 5 – 8 in San Diego, California.

Mandatory Testing

Statement from Health Canada on the Testing of Cannabis for Medical Purposes for Unauthorized Pest Control Products

OTTAWA, Ontario, Feb. 7, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — Recently, two licensed producers of cannabis for medical purposes undertook voluntary recalls of cannabis products that contained low levels of prohibited pest control products (myclobutanil/bifenazate/pyrethrins).

Humboldt's Finest

Humboldt’s Finest Launches as America’s Craft Cannabis Brand Leading the Way in Sustainable Cultivation

HUMBOLDT, Calif., Dec. 6, 2016 /Weed Wire/ — A collective of Humboldt County, California cannabis farms have announced an alliance to create America’s craft cannabis brand: Humboldt’s Finest.


Green Bits and Leafly Partner to Help Cannabis Business Owners Provide Better Information to Patients and Consumers

SAN JOSE, Calif., Dec. 5, 2016 /Weed Wire/ — Green Bits, the painless point-of-sale (POS) for cannabis retailers and dispensaries, has partnered with Leafly, the world’s largest cannabis information resource, to provide legal cannabis business owners an easier way to provide patients and consumers up-to-date menu information to help them choose the right product.

Does the Marijuana World Need Another Magazine?

Does the Marijuana World Need Another Magazine?

The short answer to the headline question is yes, the marijuana world does need another magazine and it needs this one. Although I’m not paid by the word, the inaugural issue of Marijuana Industry News magazine deserves better than a one-word defense, so here it is.

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Hoban Law Group and Tokken Announce Partnership in Providing Regulatory Compliance Accessibility to the Cannabis Industry

DENVER, Nov. 15, 2016 /Weed Wire/ — Hoban Law Group, the nation’s premier cannabusiness law firm, and Tokken, announce a collaboration to assist marijuana businesses, ancillary enterprises, and financial institutions with regulatory hurdles in the cannabis industry.

Shelter from the Storm: Ninth Circuit Provides Shield for MMJ Businesses

Shelter from the Storm: Ninth Circuit Provides Shield for MMJ Businesses

Last month, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit in San Francisco issued an opinion in United States v. McIntosh that essentially eviscerates the power of the federal government to prosecute cannabis businesses that strictly comply with state medical marijuana laws.

Progressive Edibles Executives: Keep Up with the Feds

Progressive Edibles Executives: Keep Up with the Feds

While the demand for edibles continues to rise, so too do the expectations for producers to follow good manufacturing practices and food safety plans consistent with federal requirements.

Viridian Capital

Viridian Announces Two More Presenting Companies for Florida Cannabis Investment Conference

NEW YORK, May 10, 2016 /Weed Wire/ — Viridian Capital Advisors is pleased to announce two additional companies selected to present at our Florida cannabis investment conference on June 8, 2016 at the Westin Fort Lauderdale Hotel.


Detroit Dispensaries Drop Medical Marijuana Lawsuit

On April 8, 2016, a lawsuit challenging Detroit’s new medical marijuana laws was dropped by the group of medical marijuana dispensaries that had filed the case. Under the new rules, medical marijuana dispensaries are barred from operating within 1,000 feet of a school, park, church or day care.


Consultancy Predicts Cannabis Shortage Due to Quality Control Issues

On March 16, 2016, Comprehensive Cannabis Consulting, a cannabis consultancy and author of Cannabis Benchmarks, announced that it predicts there will be a cannabis shortage in Colorado and Oregon due to noncompliant cannabis being removed from circulation.

3C Predicts Cannabis Shortage Due to Quality Control Issues

DENVER, March 16, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — Comprehensive Cannabis Consulting (3C), the leading consultancy and think-tank for the Cannabis Industry, and author of the industry leading Cannabis Benchmarks® report, predicts that regulatory compliance – specifically quality control and safety testing – in Colorado and Oregon will knock significant amounts of cannabis out of circulation due to noncompliance for contamination and pesticide residues.

Sales and Tax Use Session

CCBE to Cover Navigating Sales and Use Tax Laws in Obtaining State Licenses

In the session “How California Sales and Use Tax Law Can Prevent Your Business From Obtaining a State License” at the California Cannabis Business Expo on March 5, Mike Parnes will discuss California’s sales and use tax law’s applicability to cannabis-related businesses.

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OLCC Continues Cannabis Tracking System (CTS) Training Next Workshops Coming to Ashland, Salem

PORTLAND, Ore., Feb. 9, 2016 /Weed Wire/ — More than 400 people attended workshops in Portland last week as the Oregon Liquor Control Commission (OLCC) rolled out the first of three phases of training with the Cannabis Tracking System (CTS) for Oregon’s Recreational Marijuana System.

Good Chemistry

Good Chemistry Expands Executive Team with the Addition of Laura Davis as Director of Compliance

DENVER, Jan. 26, 2016 /Weed Wire/ — Good Chemistry, one of Denver’s leading medical and recreational marijuana dispensaries, has announced the newest addition to their executive team, Laura Davis, who joins as Director of Compliance.


Privateer Hires Former Federal Reserve Bank Examiner

On Jan. 12, 2016, Privateer Holdings, a private equity firm focused on the legal cannabis industry, announced that it has hired Dante Tosetti, formerly a Federal Reserve Bank Examiner, as Director of Treasury Compliance.

Compliance in Oregon

Compliance and Content: Oregonians Prepare for Recreational Marijuana Licensing

Since the passing of Measure 91, Oregon’s path to marijuana legalization has been awash in waves of new legislation. These legislative waves have produced a policy roadmap that can sometimes be difficult to navigate.

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Cannabis Compliance 101 in Hawaii: Presented By MJ Freeway & The NCIA

DENVER, Dec 8., 2015 /Weed Wire/ — National Cannabis Industry Association (NCIA), alongside leading cannabis industry software and service provider MJ Freeway, will host “Cannabusiness Compliance 101,” a 3.5-hour seminar on December 9th in Honolulu, HI.

Denver Consulting Group

Denver Consulting Group Expands Licensing and Business Building Services for the Cannabis Industry

DENVER, Oct. 7, 2015 /Weed Wire/ — Denver Consulting Group (www.denverconsultinggroup.com), the nation’s leading provider of dispensary application and business-building services to the cannabis industry, announced today that the company has accepted new marijuana industry clients.


CannaScore Launches Real-Time Compliance Software for the Cannabis Industry

DENVER, Oct. 7, 2015 /Weed Wire/ — CannaScore (www.canna-score.com), the developers of the world’s first real-time compliance software for the marijuana industry, announced that its patented cannabis compliance auditing system is now available.

Kush Bottles and President Ben Wu and Northwest

President of Kush Bottles Named to Oregon Liquor Control Commission Marijuana Subcommittee

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 25, 2015 — Kush Bottles (www.kushbottles.com), North America’s premier supplier of customizable child-resistant packaging solutions and accessories for the legal cannabis industry, announced today that Ben Wu, the company’s president, was named to the Oregon Liquor Control Commission Recreational Marijuana Rules Advisory Technical Subcommittee on Packaging.


Four Washington Dispensaries Sold Pot To Minors

Last week, the Washington Liquor Control Board ran its first regulatory compliance check on recreational marijuana dispensaries in the state and the results were less than stellar. Four out of the 22 retail stores checked were found selling marijuana to minors.

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