LOS ANGELES, June 23, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — Los Angeles County’s cannabis regulation efforts have entered an important new phase with the convening of a diverse advisory group made up of health and policy experts, community leaders, cannabis industry representatives and other key stakeholders.
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Indiana leaders in agriculture and food systems met in Monrovia, Indiana to discuss opportunities for growing Hemp commercially.
On May 31, 2017, the Colorado Department of Agriculture emailed an update on cannabis production, announcing that the Colorado School of Public Health and the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment are holding a safety training event for marijuana cultivation workers on June 28 at the CU Anschutz Campus in Aurora.
On May 27, 2017, the Canna Community Connection brought together stakeholders for a Reno medical marijuana event to give back to veterans in Nevada by offering them access to free physician evaluations and medical marijuana cards.
DENVER, May 2, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — MassRoots, Inc. (OTCQB: MSRT), a leading technology platform for medical cannabis patients and businesses, is pleased to announce that its Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Isaac Dietrich, will be presenting at the 2017 Canaccord Genuity Cannabis Conference on Wednesday, May 10th at 3:30PM ET at The Intercontinental Barclay New York in New York City.
Rep. Jared Polis, D-Colo., co-sponsor of a bill to end federal prohibition of marijuana, is preparing to educate lawmakers on Capitol Hill about marijuana policy, on May 3, 2017, and it seems the event may have another major talking point to address: bankruptcy protection for marijuana businesses.
In an effort to educate lawmakers on Capitol Hill, Rep. Jared Polis, D-Colo., co-sponsor of a bill to end federal prohibition of marijuana, recently announced that he will be hosting The Marijuana Big Thinker Talks on May 3, 2017, at the Rayburn House Office Building Foyer in Washington, D.C.
WASHINGTON, May 1, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — Rep. Jared Polis, D-Colo., will host a series of conversations focused on the need to pass legislation that legalizes marijuana at the federal level. The Marijuana Big Thinker Talks will bring medical experts, analysts, business leaders, professional athletes, and federal, state, and local officials together to highlight the robust cannabis industry.
Calling upon the federal government to reschedule marijuana, activists with the group DC Marijuana Justice staged a smoke-in on United States Capitol grounds on April 24, 2017, and some were subsequently arrested by United States Capitol Police for possession.
Coinciding with the national marijuana holiday of 4/20, a notorious marijuana prohibitionist blasted efforts to legalize marijuana nationwide while speaking at a drug abuse summit in Atlanta, Georgia.
If you’re looking for an educational 420 event in Southern California this year, the University of California, Los Angeles, has a light to shine on cannabis science.
LOS ANGELES, April 5, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — UCLA is hosting its first-ever cannabis research symposium April 20, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., at the Neuroscience Research Building Auditorium.
On April 1, 2017, the 2nd annual 420 Games is being held at California’s Santa Monica Pier. The event stands in it’s own lane in terms of marijuana-themed occasions. The games will include a 4.2-mile run, a pre- and post-run yoga workout, and speeches from former NFL players. The event in Santa Monica kicks off the 420 Games’ 2017 Tour, which will also head to Colorado and Oregon.
On March 17, 2017, event organizers behind the Denver 420 Fest, a two-day cannabis festival, announced that the event has been canceled.
NEWPORT BEACH, Calif., March 3, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — Terra Tech Corp. (OTCQX: TRTC) (“Terra Tech”) or (the “Company”), a vertically integrated cannabis-focused agriculture company, today announced that its CEO, Derek Peterson, will participate on two upcoming cannabis industry panels. Mr. Peterson will be a panelist at the California Cannabis Industry Association’s (CCIA) 2nd Annual Policy Conference on March 7th, 2017, and MJIC Media’s 3rd Annual Spring Cannabis Business Expo on March 8th, 2017.
Heightened public awareness leading up to the U.S. elections in November drew in massive increases in trading volume, pushing the U.S. Marijuana Index and Canadian Marijuana Index to double in price in less than a two-month period in September and October.
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.
One of the biggest challenges faced by cultivators is controlling and mitigating crop damaging pests and microbial contamination.
SAN DIEGO, Calif., Feb. 16, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — Congressman Dana Rohrabacher (R-Calif.) will be the opening keynote at the Third Annual California Cannabis Business Expo, March 5-8 at the Sheraton Marina, San Diego. There will be an opening night reception for Rohrabacher, who has been a staunch supporter of legal cannabis.
On Feb. 14, 2017, Louisiana’s Southern University Land-Grant Campus announced that it will hold a medical marijuana meeting in Baton Rouge on Feb. 23 at 2 p.m.
On Jan. 20, 2017, marijuana activists in Philadelphia staged a peaceful protest and community outreach event in Rittenhouse Square.
On Jan. 5, 2017, Michigan State University Extension announced that it will be give workshops on Michigan’s new medical marijuana laws to local governments as a means of helping municipalities navigate the updated regulatory landscape.
Kush Bottles, Inc. (OTCQB: KSHB), a leading provider of packaging supplies, accessories and branding solutions for the regulated cannabis industry, has been invited to participate in Cowen’s Cannabis Colloquium which is being held in New York City on January 12, 2017.
On Nov. 15, 2016, Marijuana Investor Summit will survey the southwestern region of the United States at the Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas, Nevada.
From children with seizures to athletes with joint pain, people are using cannabis to cope effectively. This one herb and its variety of therapeutic compounds seem to affect every aspect of our bodies and minds. How is this possible?
As The World of Cannabis takes over Las Vegas next week, Marijuana Investor Summit will hold the Cannabis Industry Awards on the evening of Nov. 15, 2016, at the Rain Nightclub at the Palms Casino Resort.
Are you an entrepreneur eager to fund your cannabis business? Needless to say, banks are not going to be your first choice. How can you raise capital legally and then bank the money you make?
With more than 50 years of academic research and development, Israel leads the way in the science and medicine of cannabis. On Nov. 15, 2016, The World of Cannabis is bringing Israel to the Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas, Nevada, to explore how the country is poised to break medical and scientific barriers in an exciting frontier market.
OAKLAND, Calif., Nov. 3, 2016 /Weed Wire/ — The second staging of Rastafari Rootzfest™ will be held once again at the Long Bay Beach Park in global ganja capital Negril from December 9-11, 2016.
With recreational marijuana on several state ballots next week and polls showing strong support for its passage, California represents the largest market in North America and it has the most potential to be the driving force for other states to follow suit.
Could cannabis be effectively treating PTSD? On Nov. 16, 2016, Marijuana Investor Summit is bringing Dr. Sue Sisley to the Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas, Nevada, to discuss her study on the use of medical cannabis in treating PTSD.
It seems everyone knows about the memo that created the opportunity for Indian Nations to participate in the legal cannabis industry, but how does this co-exist with other state and federal laws?
With the country’s legal marijuana marketplace poised to electrify the economy, “The World of Cannabis” is bringing Canada to the Palms Casino Resort on Nov. 15, 2016, in Las Vegas, Nevada.
With Jamaica and Puerto Rico making moves in the legal market, “The World of Cannabis” will welcome the Caribbean to the Palms Casino Resort on Nov. 15, 2016, in Las Vegas, Nevada.
On Oct. 25, 2016, Colorado State University-Pueblo announced that Dr. Raphael Mechoulam, the “Father of Cannabis Research,” will deliver the inaugural Mechoulam Lecture at the 2017 Institute of Cannabis Research Conference at CSU-Pueblo next April.
On Oct. 26, 2016, Humboldt State University’s Humboldt Institute for Interdisciplinary Marijuana Research will sponsor a panel discussion on Proposition 64, the November 2016 ballot measure that if passed by voters would legalize recreational marijuana in the state.
The legal cannabis industry is both global and local. On the one hand it must cope with obstacles and risks that are specific to a given municipality or even neighborhood. On the other it gets to participate in a worldwide phenomenon with constant opportunities defined by physiology and economics.
On Oct. 2, 2016, Maureen Leehey, MD, discussed the potential of cannabis in treating Parkinson’s disease at the 3rd Annual Parkinson’s Disease Symposium at the University of Colorado Movement Disorders Center.
On Oct. 7, 2016, the Louisiana State University Agricultural Center announced that it will hold a public forum on Oct. 28 to discuss Louisiana’s medical marijuana program as it concerns the LSU AgCenter.
SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Living marijuana plants went on display Friday at the Oregon State Fair, with organizers saying it’s the first state fair in the nation to allow cannabis for public viewing.
On July 28, 2016, Fox 12 Oregon reported that the Oregon State Fair, taking place Aug. 26-Sept. 5, 2016, in Salem at the L.B. Day Amphitheatre, is going to include a marijuana exhibit this year.
Not wanting their protests during the Democratic National Convention to go up in smoke, the men who pushed for the decriminalization of marijuana in Philadelphia informally met with two of the city’s police supervisors.
It was an unprecedented meeting of the minds and it happened at Harvard Medical School. The subject of April’s confab? Medical cannabis.
Although recreational marijuana is legal in the state of Oregon, public health laws still prevent public consumption and giveaways.
DENVER, July 8, 2016 /Weed Wire/ – IMPACT Network, a nonprofit dedicated to Improving Marijuana Policy and Accelerating Cannabis Therapeutics, is hosting IMPACT: Cancer & Cannabis.
The cannabis industry is growing in every respect and events are no exception. From small regional meetings to full-scale 3-day expos across the United States, an industry enthusiast could spend 85% of the year going to events. But which ones are worth it?
On April 28, 2016, PROMED, the Council for the International Promotion of Costa Rica Medicine, announced that it is hosting the Latin America Medical Cannabis Conference July 27-29 in Costa Rica as a part of the ExpoMed series.
NEW YORK, May 10, 2016 /Weed Wire/ — With the capital markets underperforming, investors are looking for non-correlated assets and many are turning to the legal cannabis market for diversification.
On May 5, 2016, Honolulu Civil Beat released an interview with Cheech Marin and Tommy Chong, with the comedic duo discussing marijuana legalization and Donald Trump. Cheech and Chong were in Honolulu as a part of their national tour.
On May 2, 2016, Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper participated in the Milken Institute Global Conference in Los Angeles, and had the chance to briefly discuss recreational marijuana legalization in Colorado.