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.
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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.
On May 15, 2017, the Florida Department of Health sent a cease-and desist-letter to Trulieve, one of Florida’s seven licensed medical marijuana companies, ordering them to stop selling whole flower medical marijuana to their patients.
FT. LAUDERDALE, Fla., May 15, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — DNA Brands Inc. (OTC PINK: DNAX) is pleased to announce today that it will be pursuing the CBD/MMJ/ Industrial Hemp marketplace after CEO Adrian McKenzie recently returned from Colorado
On May 10, 2017, Florida House Speaker Richard Corcoran joined a growing number of voices calling for the state legislature to convene a special session on medical marijuana so it can pass legislation regarding the program’s implementation and regulation.
John Morgan and Ben Pollara, two of Florida’s biggest medical marijuana advocates, are having a very messy and very public falling out over the Florida legislature’s failure to regulate the state’s medical marijuana program.
If Florida lawmakers are to have any say in how the state regulates its medical marijuana program, it will have to wait until next year. On May 5, 2017, the Florida state legislature failed to pass HB 1397, a bill that would regulate the state’s medical marijuana program, before the end of the legislative session.
BOCA RATON, Fla., May 7, 2017 /Weed Wire/ – Maridose LLC, the Florida based company founded by former Procter & Gamble executive and advertising consultant, announced today that its’ new Maridose Marijuana Dosage Calculator is now available on the Apple APP store.
On May 2, 2017, the Florida House of Representatives voted to approve House Bill 1397, a bill that would regulate the state’s developing medical marijuana program.
Medical marijuana might be legal in Florida, but Disney World has updated its website to specifically list “marijuana” as a prohibited item.
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., May 2, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — The State of Delaware Department of Health and Social Services (DHSS), the government agency responsible for regulating the medical use of cannabis in Delaware, has executed the state’s cannabis seed-to-sale tracking and patient registry contract with BioTrackTHC.
SAINT PETERSBURG, Fla., May 1, 2017 /Weed Wire/ – HempTech Corp. (OTC PINK: HTCO), a provider of advanced Controlled Environment Agriculture (CEA) with sophisticated automation and analytical tools for the cultivators of legal industrial hemp and marijuana, announces today that it is redeploying CannaTRACK: an Enterprise Asset Management System.
FT. LAUDERDALE, Fla., April 27, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — BioTrackTHC COO Moe Afaneh announces membership with ASTM International. This will allow Dr. Afaneh to offer his years of experience in the cannabis industry to the ASTM International decision-making process.
On April 19, 2017, the Florida Department of Health announced that state residents should be cognizant of medical cannabis scams as the DOH has received reports of fraudulent advertisements for free or cheap medical cannabis.
TALLAHASSEE, Fla., April 19, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — The Florida Department of Health is urging Florida residents to use caution to avoid medical marijuana scams.
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., April 11, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — Washington State’s former Attorney General Rob McKenna, Washington State’s former Chief Deputy Attorney General Brian Moran, and Maryland’s former Chief Deputy Attorney General Kay Winfree have gone on record with a legal memo asserting, “It is our opinion that the BioTrackTHC seed to sale inventory system is fully compliant with the requirements of the Cole Memorandum.”
On April 6, 2017, United States Rep. Matt Gaetz, R-Fla., announced the introduction of a bill to reschedule cannabis from Schedule I to Schedule III, shifting it from a class of drugs categorized as having no medical benefit to a class of drugs categorized as having known medical benefits paired with low rates of abuse and dependence.
Medical marijuana producer Aphria Inc. is expanding into the lucrative U.S. market with an initial $25 million investment to set up shop in Florida, which recently legalized pot for medical use.
WASHINGTON, April 5, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — Today, Representatives Carlos Curbelo (FL–26) and Earl Blumenauer (OR–3) introduced the Small Business Tax Equity Act of 2017, H.R. 1810.
LEAMINGTON, Ontario, April 4, 2017 /Weed Wire/ – Aphria Inc. (“Aphria” or the “Company”) (TSX:APH)(OTCQB:APHQF) is pleased to announce the launch of its US expansion strategy through a strategic lead investment in an entity to be renamed Liberty Health Sciences Inc. (“Liberty”) that will operate in the United States under the brand “Aphria USA”.
On April 3, 2017, the Florida Senate Committee on Health Policy voted unanimously to approve Senate Bill 406, a bill regulating the state’s emerging medical marijuana market.
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.
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., March 30, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — BioTrackTHC has partnered with the Hawaii Department of Health (DOH) to be the first in the history of the cannabis industry to deploy a live seed-to-sale cannabis Traceability System in a FedRAMP authorized environment.
WASHINGTON, March 30, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — Republican Congressman Matt Gaetz and Democratic Congressman Darren Soto have joined forces in a bipartisan effort to make it easier for ill-patients and scientific and medical researchers to obtain marijuana.
SARASOTA, Fla., March 30, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — Le Herbe, manufacturer of ultra premium cannabis beverages, introduces partnership with Qsonica for development of modern cannabis extraction, preservation and processing techniques.
On March 28, 2017, the Florida House Health Quality Subcommittee voted to approve a bill that would regulate the state’s burgeoning medical marijuana market.
The Florida Senate is approximately two weeks away from passing a bill that would regulate its newly minted medical marijuana program.