A New York-based company has purchased a Central Florida pot operation for $43 million in cash and stock, amid expectations that the industry will explode following the voter-approved legalization of medical marijuana more than a year ago.
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TORONTO, Ont., Jan. 4, 2018 /Weed Wire/ — Liberty Health Sciences Inc. (CSE: LHS) (OTCQX: LHSIF) (“Liberty” or the “Company”) announced today that it has entered into a binding term sheet to acquire all of the issued and outstanding shares of 242 Cannabis Canada Ltd. (the “242 Shares”), whose wholly-owned subsidiary 242 Cannabis, LLC, has agreed to purchase a 387 acre parcel of land in Gainesville, Florida (the “Property”).
On Dec. 29, 2017, a Florida judge ordered the state health department to halt the issuance of a medical marijuana cultivation license intended for a member of the Florida chapter of the Black Farmers and Agriculturalists Association.
MIAMI, Dec. 21, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — Amazon Hemp Ltd. (www.azhempusa.com) a wholly owned subsidiary of Amazonas Florestal Ltd. (www.azflusa.com) (OTC: PINK: AZFL), a natural resources company dedicated to innovative, sustainable forest management, Industrial CBD Hemp and the certification and sales of carbon credits, today announced an update on the completion of its CBD products formulations and the expected launching date for its first products.
ROCKLEDGE, Fla., Dec. 20, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — Elev8 Brands, Inc. (OTC Pink: VATE), a holding company focused on the commercial development of hemp and CBD-based products including hemp coffee, tea, E-juices, tinctures, and lotions which target the health and wellness markets, announces its new brand “Zoe” as their premium line of CBD products.
ROCKLEDGE, Fla., Dec. 12, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — Elev8 Brands, Inc. (OTC Pink: VATE), a holding company focused on the commercial development of hemp and CBD-based products including hemp coffee, tea, and E-juices, which target the health and wellness markets, announces that they are now working with an Orlando, Florida based coffee roaster.
ROCKLEDGE, Fla., Dec. 5, 2017 /Weed Wire/ – Elev8 Brands, Inc. (OTC Pink: VATE), a holding company focused on the commercial development of hemp and CBD-based products including hemp coffee, tea, and E-juices, which target the health and wellness markets, announces that Lucky’s Market in Orlando, Florida (in the Alafaya Village shopping center) has placed a new order for Elev8 Hemp Tea.
ROCKLEDGE, Fla., Nov. 20, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — Elev8 Brands, Inc. (OTC Pink: VATE), a holding company focused on the commercial development of hemp and CBD-based products including hemp coffee, tea, and E-juices, which target the health and wellness markets, announces Elev8 Hemp Tea, in Green and Black varieties, is now approved and available for customers with Amazon Prime accounts.
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., Nov. 13, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — BioTrackTHC, in cooperation with several competitors and Washington State’s cannabis industry at large, has successfully deployed the Universal Cannabis System (UCS), a statewide seed-to-sale cannabis tracking system that is preserving the industry while awaiting the delayed delivery of the new official system.
TALLAHASSEE, Fla., Nov. 2, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — This morning Senator Farmer filed SB 726, a bill to legalize the smoking of marijuana for medical use.
In the state of Florida, Orange County Commissioners heard emotional testimony from patients and parents as they held the first of two public hearings aimed at deciding whether to ban medical marijuana dispensaries within unincorporated Orange County on Oct. 31, 2017.
BOULDER,Colo., Oct. 30, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — Wana Brands, Colorado’s top-selling infused products manufacturer, will provide its popular family of extended-release cannabis capsules, WanaCapsXR in five new states, Nevada, Arizona, Illinois, Florida and Oregon.
MIAMI, Oct. 30, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — Montel Williams and Montel Williams Enterprises, Inc. have filed suit in Federal Court in Miami against several corporate entities including three based in Arizona along with Timothy Isaac, an Arizona resident and member of the three named Arizona entities, relating to claims of fraudulent online medical cannabis scams that are deceiving consumers.
Rep. Matt Gaetz has been in Congress for less than a year, but the Florida Congressman has already become one of the House’s foremost leaders working to reform federal marijuana policies. Just one problem: GOP leadership doesn’t seem especially interested in giving the issue a fair shake.
While some data has been collected on how marijuana affects HIV symptoms, there has yet to be a large-scale study on the topic; however, researchers at the University of Florida are getting ready to change that.
TORONTO, Ontario, Oct. 24, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — Liberty Health Sciences Inc. (CSE:LHS) (OTCBB:LHSIF) (“Liberty” or the “Company”) today announced a partnership with Colorado-based MM Technology Holdings, LLC (“Mary’s”) to bring its award-winning line of Mary’s Medicinals® cannabis products to the Florida market.
On Oct. 10, 2017, Christian Bax, Executive Director of the Florida Office of Medical Marijuana Use, issued a request to Robert Cohen, Director of the Division of Administrative Hearings, asking for Administrative Law Judge John Van Laningham to be removed from a medical marijuana case involving cultivation licenses.
MIAMI, Oct. 11, 2017 /Weed Wire/ – Amazonas Florestal Ltd. (www.azflusa.com) (OTC PINK: AZFL), a natural resources company dedicated to innovative, sustainable forest management, industrial CBD hemp and the certification and sales of carbon credits wants to update shareholders and investors that the Company will resume operations this week in order to complete harvesting process for the first 100 acre plantation between this week and the next.
MIAMI, Fla., Oct. 6, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — After transferring to the Miami VA Healthcare System and during a medical intake, the VA was adamant about Jonathan Fruchter being referred to drug counseling regardless of the fact that he is patient #P0032257 with the Compassionate Use Registry in the state of Florida.
In the state of Florida, one medical marijuana provider hopes to kick start the rule making process for edible marijuana. On Sept. 29, 2017, Surterra Wellness filed a petition with the state Department of Health, demanding that the department begin crafting rules and regulations for edible medical marijuana.
The state of Florida will miss its deadline to distribute new medical marijuana licenses. According to Sunshine State News, Christian Bax, the executive director of the Office of Medical Marijuana Use, sent a letter on Sept. 29, 2017, informing lawmakers that the office would not be able to distribute the five new medical marijuana licenses.
TORONTO, Ontario, Sept. 29, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — Liberty Health Sciences Inc. (CSE:LHS) (OTCBB:LHSIF) (“Liberty” or the “Company”) today announced that the Florida Department of Health, Office of Medical Marijuana Use, approved the transfer of the license to cultivate, process and dispense medical marijuana in the State from Chestnut Hill Tree Farm LLC (“Chestnut”) to Liberty, effective September 28, 2017.
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., Sept. 26, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — Real Brands, Inc. (OTC PINK: RLBD) is pleased to announce today that they have acquired the CBD Pharmacy trademark™ plus four (4) US utility patents for the manufacture of consumable legal cannabis and hemp products as defined by the states on a state by state basis.
A black farmer in the state of Florida has filed a lawsuit against the Florida Department of Health alleging that the state’s medical marijuana laws are unconstitutional and unfairly block him from obtaining a medical marijuana license.
On Sept. 20, 2017, Florida health officials unveiled an emergency rule that outlines new standards for the Florida medical marijuana application process.
PALM BEACH, Fla., Sept. 15, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — More than 100 high net-worth investors from around the world will gather in Palm Beach at the Arcview Investor Forum next week to consider opportunities from dozens of promising cannabis companies in a “Shark Tank” like format.
On the night of Saturday, Sept. 9, 2017, Hurricane Irma hit the state of Florida, bringing 140-mile-per-hour winds with it. After forcing residents in certain areas to evacuate, it seems as though Hurricane Irma let one thing off the hook —
Florida medical cannabis supply.
Liberty Health Sciences Inc. (CSE:LHS) (OTCBB:SCQBD) (“Liberty” or the “Company”) announced today that there is no structural damage to its facility in Alachua, Florida as a result of Hurricane Irma.
MIAMI, Fla., Sept. 5, 2017 /Weed Wire/ – Amazonas Florestal Ltd. (www.azflusa.com) (OTC PINK: AZFL), a natural resources company dedicated to innovative, sustainable forest management, Industrial CBD Hemp and the certification and sales of carbon credits, today announced that the company [AF1] has secured the 10.5 Acre Property in Weld County, Colorado, through its alliance with TSC on a long-term lease.
PALM BEACH, Fla., Aug. 30, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — More than 200 high-net worth investors from around the world, eager to invest in the fastest growing industry in America will gather at the Eau Palm Beach Resort & Spa for a two day “Shark Tank”-like pitch forum on Tuesday, September 19th and Wednesday, September 20th, hosted exclusively for members of The Arcview Investor Network.
In a 6-1 vote, council members approved an ordinance regulating dispensaries and processing facilities within Tampa city limits.
TAMPA, Fla., Aug. 16, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — First Harvest Corp. (OTCQB: HVST) (the “Company” or “First Harvest”), a technology, media and mobile gaming platform with a focus on the cannabis industry, announced today its monetizing beta version launch of Ufly420.
On August 2, 2017, the Florida Department of Health issued two more medical marijuana licenses. The highly coveted licenses went to Tornello Landscape, better known as “3 Boys Farm,” and Plants of Ruskin.
SARASOTA, Fla., Aug. 2, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — Two Florida-based companies will form AltMed Florida to leverage AltMed Enterprises’ award-winning medical cannabis products and Plants of Ruskin’s multi-generational agricultural experience in Florida.
On July 24, 2017, the Ohio Department of Commerce and State Board of Pharmacy formally requested that the Ohio Medical Marijuana Control Program receive a substantial budget increase. With the Ohio Controlling Board approving the request, the program will receive a budget increase of $6 million over the next two years.
The city of Orlando has delayed a vote on whether or not to ban new medical marijuana retail outlets.
Orlando trial attorney John Morgan has filed a lawsuit against Florida over the state’s ban on medical cannabis smoking. As the chief financier of the push to legalize medical cannabis in Florida, Morgan has long threatened to sue the state if the legislature banned medical cannabis smoking.
Florida medical marijuana legislation has finally expanded the state’s medical marijuana program. On June 26, 2017, Florida Gov. Rick Scott signed into law SB 8-A, a bill that expands the state’s program by adding cultivators and qualifying conditions.
Florida may have legalized medical marijuana in 2016, but that hasn’t stopped Orlando International Airport from banning the substance on its property.
During a special session which wrapped up on June 9, the Florida legislature passed new rules for its medical marijuana measure. Florida will have more than double the current amount of medical marijuana operators in the state under a proposal approved by lawmakers.
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., June 13, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — VPR Brands, LP (OTC PINK: VPRB), a market leader specializing in vaporizers and accessories for essential oils, cannabis concentrates, and extracts, will be a sponsor of the The Cannabis World Congress & Business Expo (CWCBExpo) at the Jacob K. Javits Center in New York this June 14-16th.
With the Florida Legislature’s passage of a medical marijuana bill, Orlando trial attorney John Morgan has announced plans to sue the state over its medical marijuana smoking ban.
TALLAHASSEE, June 9, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — The Florida Senate today passed Senate Bill 8A, Medical Use of Marijuana, and Senate Bill 6A, Public Records/Medical Marijuana Use Registry/Physician Certification for Marijuana and Dispensing/Department of Health. Together, the bills implement Article X, section 29 of the Florida Constitution, which allows the use of marijuana by patients with debilitating medical conditions.
On June 7, 2017, the Florida legislature reached an agreement on rules regulating medical marijuana in the state. House Majority Leader Ray Rodrigues said that the two chambers of government had reached a “conceptual agreement” and that the House was currently reviewing the Senate’s proposed measure.
TALLAHASSEE, June 7, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — Senator Rob Bradley (R-Fleming Island) today stated his intention to file legislation to implement Article X, section 29 of the Florida Constitution, which allows the use of marijuana by patients with debilitating medical conditions.
Florida lawmakers may get a second chance at establishing the state’s medical marijuana rules. On June 2, 2017, Florida Gov. Rick Scott issued a proclamation calling for the state legislature to reconvene for a special legislative session.
On May 25, 2017, the Florida Department of Health issued a Notice of Regulation Development Procedure, laying the groundwork for how the department will regulate the state’s medical marijuana program.
Orlando trial lawyer and Amendment 2 financier John Morgan is prepared to invest $100 million in Florida’s medical marijuana industry.
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla., May 22, 2017 /Weed Wire/ – Today, Drug Free America Foundation called on Governor Rick Scott, Senate President Joe Negron, and Speaker Richard Corcoran to hold a special session to address the implementation of Amendment 2 in the Florida State Legislature.
BOULDER, Colo.; SARASOTA, Fla., May 17, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — Wana Brands and AltMed Enterprises announce the completion of licensing deals to bring Wana Brands’ top selling edibles to the Arizona market and AME’s award winning MüV line of medical cannabis infused products to the Colorado market.