Category: Breaking News

World Wrap: Canada, Italy, Jamaica, Luxembourg

World Wrap: Canada, Italy, Jamaica, Luxembourg

22 April 2018: CANADA: cannabis companies find funding alternative with debt financing. ITALY: Cannabis Flowers Are Legal in Italy. You Just Can’t Eat or Smoke Them. JAMAICA: Central bank asked to solve cannabis banking issues. LUXEMBOURG: Medical cannabis law nears completion

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USA Wrap: Politics, Federal, Cannabis Market, IP, Ohio, Pennsylvania

USA Wrap: Politics, Federal, Cannabis Market, IP, Ohio, Pennsylvania

22 April 2018: POLITICS: Bernie Sanders joins Cory Booker’s push to legalize marijuana. FEDERAL: Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer Announces Bill to De-Schedule Cannabis. CANNABIS MARKET:  “A watershed 4/20.” U.S. cannabis market poised to hit $25B by 2025″ IP: Steep Hill wins IP court battle with New Mexico, competing medical cannabis lab. OHIO: Recreational marijuana petition rejected by Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine. PENNSYLVANIA: (i) Marijuana growers seek to extinguish Pa.’s cannabis research program (ii) Israeli marijuana giant partners with Pa. medical grower

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Medical Wrap: Press Releases, New Orleans, Veterans Affairs

Medical Wrap: Press Releases, New Orleans, Veterans Affairs

19 April 2018: PRESS RELEASE: (i) People who use medical marijuana more likely to use and misuse prescription drugs Study in Journal of Addiction Medicine. (ii) Aurora Cannabis Gains Rights to Orally Dissolvable Thin Film Wafer Technology. NEW ORLEANS: First medical marijuana pharmacy in New Orleans area gets permit approved. VETERANS AFFAIRS: Bi-Partisan Bill Would Make Clear Veterans Affairs can Study MMJ.

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USA Wrap: Environment, Taxation Lawsuit, Maine,

USA Wrap: Environment, Taxation Lawsuit, Maine,

18 April 2018: ENVIRONMENT:Marijuana companies face new regulations, oversight tied to water use. TAXATION: Marijuana Industry Group Video & Inforgraphic re Cannabis taxation. LAWSUIT: Colorado marijuana edibles company Wana Brands sued over alleged information theft. MAINE:Gov. Plans to Veto Rec. Cannabis Implementation Bill.

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USA Roundup: The Markets, Legislative, Tech, Alaska, New York.

USA Roundup: The Markets, Legislative, Tech, Alaska, New York.

17 April 2018: THE MARKETS: (i)Jeff Sessions Trumped — Are Marijuana Stocks About to Skyrocket? An upheaval in the U.S. marijuana industry could be on the way. But the operative word is “could.” (ii) PRESS RELEASE: Marijuana Stocks are About to Explode – Sorry, Not Sorry Jeff .Sessions! LEGISLATIVE: Weekly Legislative Schedule: Bills in CA, CO, LA, NH, and SC Get Hearings. TECH: 4 Reasons Hackers are Targeting the Cannabis Industry. ALASKA: House Passes Bill Restricting Public Access to Some Cannabis Possession Criminal Records. NEW YORK: New York Gov: Legal Cannabis is ‘Going to be Here Anyway’.

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California Wrap: State, Clearlake City Council, Grover Beach City Council, Guadalupe City Council, Lompoc

California Wrap: State, Clearlake City Council, Grover Beach City Council, Guadalupe City Council, Lompoc

16 April 2018: STATE: Exclusive analysis: Only one in seven California cities allow recreational marijuana stores. CLEARLAKE CITY COUNCIL: Clearlake City Council supports new welcome sign, assesses penalties on unpermitted marijuana grows. GUADALUPE CITY COUNCIL: OKs ban on commercial cannabis cultivation. GROVER BEACH CITY COUNCIL: Is recreational marijuana coming to Grover Beach? Council ‘confident we can make the jump’.LOMPOC: Residents to explore formation of cannabis trade association.

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USA Wrap: Opinion, New York, Utah

USA Wrap: Opinion, New York, Utah

16 April 2018: OPINION:The Disgusting Hypocrisy of John Boehner. NEW YORK: Cuomo follows Nixon and takes a step toward supporting marijuana legalization. UTAH: Op-ed: Don’t be deceived by Utah’s marijuana initiative

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Weekend Papers: Music Festival To Allow on Site Recreational Cannabis Purchases, MedMen’s Ad Campaign, Banning Fake Urine! Canadian Reefer Madness Lawyer In Bat Attack, Sex (and now) Drugs in the City, Japanese Teens Like Weed as do Hong Kong Kids, Florida Court Lets Lung Cancer Patient Home Grow Cannabis, And Yet Another Huge Nigerian Cannabis Bust, Canadian Senators Don’t Like the idea Of People Growing Their Own, Quebec..We’ll Have 359 Tons of Weed Please !

Weekend Papers: Music Festival To Allow on Site Recreational Cannabis Purchases, MedMen’s Ad Campaign, Banning Fake Urine! Canadian Reefer Madness Lawyer In Bat Attack, Sex (and now) Drugs in the City, Japanese Teens Like Weed as do Hong Kong Kids, Florida Court Lets Lung Cancer Patient Home Grow Cannabis, And Yet Another Huge Nigerian Cannabis Bust, Canadian Senators Don’t Like the idea Of People Growing Their Own, Quebec..We’ll Have 359 Tons of Weed Please !

14 April 2018: Chalice Becomes First Music Festival To Allow On-Site Recreational Cannabis Purchases. With $2 Million Ad Push, Cannabis Retailer MedMen Hopes to Finally Ditch the ‘Stoner’ Cliche.States move to ban fake urine, a new challenge for drug testing in age of opioid epidemic, legal marijuana. Marijuana-induced psychosis behind Toronto lawyer’s bat attack, judge rules. Japan sees record number of marijuana cases in 2017 as youth involvement rises. Nigerian Customs seizes N74 million worth of Indian hemp. Senators take aim at homegrown cannabis in Canadian legalization bill. Quebec inks ‘bombshell’ supply deals for 359 tons of cannabis.

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Planet Wrap: Canada, Columbia, Israel, Malta, Mexico, New Zealand

Planet Wrap: Canada, Columbia, Israel, Malta, Mexico, New Zealand

12 April 2018: CANADA: Nova Scotia cannabis legislation to move ahead without amendments. COLUMBIA: Creso Pharma updates market on Colombian medical cannabis acquisition. ISRAEL: Moves Step Closer To Permitting Medical Marijuana Exports MALTA: MGC Pharma gets go-ahead to build medical cannabis facility. MEXICO: Supreme Court considers legalizing marijuana. NEW ZEALAND: Grey Power branch to Govt: Let us grow medicinal cannabis.

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USA Wrap: Connecticut, Hawaii, Maine, Michigan, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania

USA Wrap: Connecticut, Hawaii, Maine, Michigan, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania

12 April 2018: CONNECTICUT: House Appropriations Committee Advances Cannabis Legalization Bill. HAWAII: Lawmakers Consider Allowing Edibles & Tourist Med Cards. MAINE: House passes new compromise on legal marijuana sales. MICHIGAN: Will Legislators Undercut Marijuana Legalization Before Voters Decide This Fall? NEW JERSEY: Delay expected for final vote on Jersey City pot plan. NEW YORK: Former Erie County Executive Joel Giambra pushes hard for the Legalization of Marijuana in NYS. OREGON: County considers marijuana tax on November ballot. PENNSYLVANIA: Marijuana board OKs sale of cannabis leaf and flower.

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California Wrap: Politics, Local Authorities, Business, Carpinteria City, Riverside County, Santa Cruz County, Sonoma County

California Wrap: Politics, Local Authorities, Business, Carpinteria City, Riverside County, Santa Cruz County, Sonoma County

12 April 2018: POLITICS: Candidates Vie to Unseat Dianne Feinstein, CA’s Anti-Pot SenatorLOCAL AUTHORITIES: Cannabis rules in California: Are some cities trying to regulate away Prop 64 ? (Part 2 of 3 part report) BUSINESS: Forget the Emerald Triangle. The Central Coast is becoming California’s weed hotspot. CARPINTERIA CITY: Council Extends Moratorium on Commercial Cannabis Operations. RIVERSIDE COUNTY: Considering these rules for cannabis in unincorporated areas. SANTA CRUZ COUNTY: Updated pot production rules slated for voteSONOMA COUNTY: County seeks compromise on site of cannabis operations.

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USA Wrap: Media, Compliance, Colorado, Maine

USA Wrap: Media, Compliance, Colorado, Maine

8 April 2018: MEDIA:  (i) Marijuana publications proving to be a pot of gold. (ii) Press Release:  Cannabis Wire To Relaunch On New Blockchain Publishing Platform, Civil, Late Spring 2018. COMPLIANCE: Improved Controls on Inventory Leads to Fewer Violations. COLORADO: Dept of Revenue Update. MAINE: Professionals For Regulating Marijuana Update.

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