SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., Sept. 21, 2017 /Weed Wire/ – New West Summit, the first conference to focus exclusively on disruptive ground-breaking, innovative technology and scientific developments in the cannabis space, today announced keynote and featured speakers and events for the third annual conference occurring October 13-15, 2017, at the Marriott City Center, Oakland, CA.
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With recreational marijuana set to become legal in California in just a few months, this year’s Cannabis World Congress and Business Expo was bigger than ever.
On Sept. 6, 2017, organizers behind Cannabis World Congress & Business Expositions announced that the events in Los Angeles and Boston would no longer feature political provocateur Roger Stone as keynote speaker. The announcement comes after weeks of outrage and threats of boycott from marijuana organizations over Stone’s inclusion.
The festival-goers were so lit, they didn’t even realize Ice Cube was an hour and a half late for his performance.
Activists within the cannabis community are boycotting a major industry event because of the inclusion of self-described “political dirty trickster” Roger Stone as a keynote speaker.
LOS ANGELES, Aug. 17, 2017 /Weed Wire/ – MJAC2017, the premier cannabis event devoted to retail investors powered by CBMJ – Canna Broadcast Media, today reveals its leading lineup.
On the heels of U.S. Sen. Cory Booker, D-NJ, introducing legislation to Congress to deschedule cannabis, the National Conference of State Legislatures adopted a resolution at its summit in Boston on Aug. 7, 2017, urging the federal government to deschedule cannabis by removing it from the Controlled Substances Act.
Cannabis scientists may want to start planning for a trip to the Holy Land. The International Cannabinoid Research Society, the longest running scientific society focused on cannabis research, has picked Jerusalem for the site of its annual International Symposium on the Cannabinoids in 2021.
With the upcoming implementation of Proposition 64 on Jan. 1, 2018, the California State Association of Counties, the Rural County Representatives of California and the Urban Counties of California joined forces to co-sponsor the California Counties Cannabis Summit on July 19, 2017, in Sacramento, to get on the same page.
While Los Angeles County cannabis regulations have yet to be developed, the county is ready to gain insight from its residents on a range of issues that need to be addressed to regulate cannabis in its unincorporated areas.
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.
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.