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Leafly Cutting Unlicensed Cannabis Companies From Dispensary Finder Tool

Leafly Cutting Unlicensed Cannabis Companies From Dispensary Finder Tool

Leafly Cutting Unlicensed Cannabis Companies From Dispensary Finder Tool

Prior to recreational cannabis legalization in California, unlicensed cannabis companies proliferated under a system that didn’t require state licenses to operate medical cannabis businesses; however, the opportunity for those operating under the guise of legality is over in California and a popular cannabis dispensary and strain review website is erring on the side of caution.

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Government of Canada to Invest in Cannabis Education and Awareness

OTTAWA, Ontario, Oct. 31, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — The Government of Canada introduced legislation to legalize, strictly regulate and restrict access to cannabis to keep it out of the hands of Canadian youth and the profits from criminals and organized crime.

Survey: 11% of Government Employees in D.C. Area Have Bought Legal Pot

Survey: 11% of Government Employees in D.C. Area Have Bought Legal Pot

Washington, D.C., isn’t a large market for the cannabis industry, but it could be very influential with regards to legalization. It turns out that quite a few cannabis buyers are government employees, according to new research.

Government Jobs Sprouting as Legal Pot Looms in California

Government Jobs Sprouting as Legal Pot Looms in California

Scientists. Tax collectors. Typists. Analysts. Lawyers. And more scientists. Recreational marijuana use becomes legal in California in 2018, and one of the things to blossom in the emerging industry isn’t green and leafy – it’s government jobs.

Trump Extends Cannabis Protections 'Til December as Plans for Study, States Remain Hazy

Trump Extends Cannabis Protections ‘Til December as Plans for Study

In his temporary budget-dealing with Democrats, President Trump has agreed to continue a ban on using federal funds to interfere in states’ legal cannabis practices, but as 2018 nears, a government stance is largely still up in the air.

Cannabis Accepted as Part of Treatment Plan for Veteran During Stay at VA NJ PTSD/Homeless Inpatient Unit

TRENTON, N.J., Sept. 20, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — The only way the VA can learn about the multiple benefits of cannabis related to PTSD, and how medical cannabis can save lives, is by sitting down with the person who is actually allowed to consume it directly under the watchful eye of the Veterans Administration, Jonathan Fruchter.

Cultivation and Cannabis in California Counties

Cultivation and Cannabis in California Counties

Northern California counties are on the front lines of cannabis regulation. In this video, County Supervisors from in and around the area share their best advice on how to move forward in regulating this newly legal industry. Cannabis growers also weigh in on the importance of collaboration and working with local government to craft an ordinance that works for everyone.

Israel Medical Marijuana: Joint Panel Approves Government-Run Export Plan

Israel Medical Marijuana: Joint Panel Approves Export Plan

Israel’s Finance and Health ministries approved a medical marijuana export plan that looks to increase annual revenue from $1 billion to $4 billion as the government-supervised program seeks to brand and market its pot products internationally.

Cannabis Science CBIS U.S. Federal Government Clearance

Cannabis Science, Inc. Receives U.S. Federal Government Clearance to Receive U.S. Federal Government Contracts

IRVINE, California, May 26, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — Cannabis Science, Inc. (OTC PINK: CBIS), a U.S. company specializing in the development of cannabinoid-based medicines, has received U.S. Federal Government clearance to receive U.S. Federal Government contracts.

World First: Uruguay Registering Adults for Recreational Cannabis Program

World First: Uruguay Registering Adults for Recreational Cannabis Program

On May 2, 2017, Uruguay’s National Drug Board announced that it had opened its cannabis registry system, commencing the process of Uruguay registering adults for its recreational cannabis program and making the country the first in the world to have a government-run recreational program.

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Cannabis Canada Association Welcomes Government of Canada’s Proposed Cannabis Act

OTTAWA, Ontario, April 13, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — Cannabis Canada, the leading organization of companies that hold Health Canada licenses to cultivate and sell medical cannabis, welcomes the legislation tabled today by the Government of Canada to legalize, regulate, and restrict access to cannabis.


Marijuana Industry Group Responds to White House Press Secretary, Sean Spicer’s Comments on Recreational Marijuana

DENVER, Feb. 23, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — The following statement by Kristi Kelly, Executive Director, Marijuana Industry Group, is being released in response to a Thursday, Feb. 23, 2017, announcement by White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer that the Department of Justice was going to target recreational marijuana businesses.

Why these pot stocks smoked the ASX today

Why These Pot Stocks Smoked the ASX Today

It certainly has been a great day for pot stocks on the ASX. This morning Federal Health Minister Greg Hunt announced that the government would allow medical marijuana companies to distribute cannabis oils and medications in Australia within the next couple of months.

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Treasurer Chiang, Working Group Meet in Los Angeles to Find Ways to Provide Banking Services to $7B Legal Cannabis Industry

SACRAMENTO, Calif., Feb. 10, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — California’s $7 billion a year legal cannabis industry is about to launch 10 months from now. But it is hampered by having no access to basic banking services enjoyed by other businesses.


MedMen CEO Joins Policy Council at National Cannabis Industry Association

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 30, 2016 /Weed Wire/ — Adam Bierman, co-founder and chief executive of Los Angeles-based cannabis firm MedMen, has been tapped by the industry’s top trade organization to help lead its efforts in shaping federal marijuana policy.

Institutional Cannabis: Defining Institutional Stakeholders

Institutional Cannabis: Defining Institutional Stakeholders

For the purpose of this column we consider three types of institutions: government, academic and corporate. They are the thought leaders, market leaders and mainstream actors from outside the industry that are stakeholders in the effects of an economic outcome.

Medicinal Cannabis to be Legalised in Australia from November

Medicinal Cannabis to be Legalised in Australia from November

The final decision comes after Federal Parliament this year lent bipartisan support to changes to the Narcotic Drugs Act to allow cannabis to be legally grown and produced in Australia for medicinal purposes as part of a national scheme.

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New Survey Reveals Increase in Marijuana Use Among U.S. Adults

A new study reveals an increase in the number of U.S. adults using marijuana, according to an Aug. 31, 2016, report at CBSNews.com. The study, published in The Lancet Psychiatry, was led by Dr. Wilson M. Comptom of the National Institute on Drug Abuse at the National Institutes of Health.

Canada to Strictly Regulate Adult Use Cannabis

Government of Canada Moves Forward on Marijuana Legalization and Regulation

OTTAWA, Ontario, June 30, 2016 /Weed Wire/ — Today, Canada is taking an important step towards legalizing, strictly regulating and restricting access to marijuana, working to ensure marijuana is kept out of the hands of children, and the profits out of the hands of criminals.

High in Persia: Marijuana Use on the Rise in Iran

High in Persia: Marijuana Use on the Rise in Iran

Marijuana use is on the rise in what some make consider one of the most unlikely places on Earth. According to The New York Times, the Islamic Republic of Iran is seeing an uptick in marijuana use even though it has some of the harshest drug laws in the world.


Australia Takes Steps Toward Medical Cannabis

Ninety-one percent of Australians reportedly favor legalization of marijuana for medical purposes. The strongest support comes from the over-50 set. In December, the federal government created a nationally-consistent licensing scheme to regulate the cultivation of cannabis for medicinal and scientific purposes.


Former Minnesota Regulator Takes Reins at LeafLine Labs

Minnesota is one of the most tightly regulated marijuana states in the United States at the moment. Only two licenses were approved for the entire state last year to serve the country’s first legislatively defined “smokeless state.”

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New Mexico Department of Health Awards Medical Cannabis Software Government Contract to BioTrackTHC

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., April 22, 2015 /Weed Wire/ — The New Mexico Department of Health’s Medical Cannabis Program has awarded BioTrackTHC™, a division of Bio-Tech Medical Software, Inc., a contract for the provision and deployment of an integrated patient and provider tracking software application.


Inside Canada’s New Corporate Weed System

In this episode of Canadian Cannabis, Damian visits two gigantic weed factories in Ontario to check out what kind of bud the government has legally authorized. He also chats with pot activists throughout British Columbia to get their take on the new licensed producer system.

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