ALASKA

Facebook Shuts Down Alaska Cannabis Business Pages

http://www.law.com/sites/almstaff/2017/07/12/facebook-shutting-down-pot-pages-still-wont-like-marijuana/

Read more at Law.com above

ARKANSAS

No applicants yet for Arkansas’ medical MJ business licenses

FLORIDA

Coral Gables Considers Banning Medical Marijuana Dispensaries

http://www.miaminewtimes.com/news/despite-state-legalization-coral-gables-looks-to-ban-medical-marijuana-dispensaries-9484485

There’s another problem with the language approved by state lawmakers, though: Individual cities and counties can still ban marijuana dispensaries for whatever reason they want. At a city commission meeting this morning at 9, Coral Gables plans to do just that, despite the fact that voter data shows the City Beautiful’s residents voted for legal access to medical pot by a 7-3 margin.

Two-term Commissioner Vince Lago is sponsoring the ordinance, which he says is meant to “protect Coral Gables values and the quality of life of our residents.” If his plan passes, the Gables would be the first city in Miami-Dade to outright ban pot dispensaries, though Miami Beach has approved several moratoriums already.

“My biggest fear is that this could spiral out of control,” Lago says.

MASSACHUSETTS

Cannabis Conference Brings Business Expertise to the Commonwealth

Massachusetts Cannabis Laws in Flux as CannaCon Arms Consumers and Entrepreneurs with Cannabis Industry Insights

Boston, MA (July 6, 2017) – Massachusetts, Hynes Convention Center, July 13-15, 2017 – With a projected $1.1 billion dollars on the line for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in the cannabis industry, CannaCon, one of the longest running, most respected cannabis conference series, is coming to town. The CannaCon business conference takes over the Hynes Convention Center July 13-15. Tickets are available at CannaCon.org.

The leader in cannabis education and business in Colorado, California and Washington, CannaCon is known for entering new markets like Massachusetts and creating stability that gives each state a strong foundation for success.

“CannaCon’s presence in Boston is timely. Our legislators are struggling with how to proceed with a pro-Cannabis vote last November and meanwhile, those people interested in entering this fast-moving marketplace are in need of vital information,” said Robert Smart, CEO, CannaCon. “This is why we do what we do. We want to see states and their citizens be successful.”  

Among the experts who will be speaking at CannaCon Boston include:

Johnnie Rush: Rush has held senior executive roles with creative pioneers such as the Marriott Corporation, Walt Disney Parks and Resorts, HSNi, Cornerstone and Walt Disney Imagineering. He will share tips on how to establish a cannabis retail identity.

Sumit Mehta: In addition to his role at Mazakali, Mehta is the Finance and Strategy Consultant to The Arcview Group and Managing Partner at Emerald Ventures. He has directed cannabis investments since 2014 and currently serves on the Canopy investment committee. Mehta will provide insights into cannabis business investing.

Danny Danko: Senior Cultivation Editor for High Times will talk on how to pursue personal cannabis cultivation for pennies to the dollar.

Cheryl Shuman: The “Queen of Cannabis” teaching cannabis branding and marketing. Come listen as Cheryl helps you define who you are, put you in touch with your target audience and build long-term loyalty.

See a full list of expert cannabis speakers at CannaCon.

Thursday July 13th

Attend a six-hour instructional seminar, hosted by Cloverleaf University. The seminar identifies national opportunities, legislative parameters, associated risks, business models and regulations concerning the opening of a cannabis business and more. A job fair is available as well.

Friday and Saturday July 14th and 15th

Session topics include: Medical Laws,How to Make Your Own Cannabis Topicals, Intellectual Property and Canna-Business, Professional Industry Perspectives, Cannabis Branding and Marketing, Food Infusions, Launching Successful Cannabis Business, Using Science to Support Your Cannabis Business, Home Cannabis Cultivation, Commercial Growing and Breeding, Grow Room Safety and Success and many more.

Follow CannaCon on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram

CannaCon is dedicated to creating and strengthening lifelong partnerships within the emerging cannabis industry. It is our mission to provide a global venue for Cannabis Businesses, entrepreneurs, Investors, and community partners to showcase industry products, people and innovations; to cultivate business values within the cannabis industry through education and responsible community involvement.

 

NORTH DAKOTA

North Dakota eyes spring 2018 start for medical cannabis sales

OHIO

Ohio Cannabis Cultivation Applicants Include Multi-State Players and a Canadian Licensed Producer

Ohio Cannabis Cultivation Applicants Include Multi-State Players and a Canadian Licensed Producer

 

OREGON

Cannabis Summer Fair

Dear Friends and Members,

We are so excited- The Summer Fair is almost here- if you do not have your tickets yet, please get them soon as more than two thirds of our tickets are already gone and we are still weeks away! You can get your free tickets here.

Please join the Oregon Cannabis Association on July 29th from 11-6 pm for the most fun cannabis event of the year. With more than fifty cannabis exhibitors, a consumption tent, games, food and entertainment this is just what you need for a mid-summer break. For a look at the TONS of exhibitors please visit us at www.thesummerfair.com.

We are extremely close to being sold out of our low cost booths so please let us know right away if you are interested. If you are interested in sponsor opportunities, please email us here for more information.

Can’t wait to see everyone there and thanks to our amazing headline sponsor Hotbox Farms in eastern Oregon. Headset and Sweet Cannabis as well as Eco Firma Farms, Pruf Cultivar, Serra, Phyre, Lucid, Willamette Week and Bunk!

See you at the fair…

www.thesummerfair.com

TEXAS

Texas judge suspended after sexting bailiff, buying marijuana and other drugs

A judge in Houston was suspended today by the Texas Supreme Court amid accusations that she sexted her bailiff, use the bailiff to buy drugs, hired prostitutes, and once consumed marijuana she seized from a defendant.

Hilary H. Green, a Harris County justice of the peace elected in 2007 as a Democrat, became the subject of an investigation after her divorce from the City of Houston Controller Ronald C. Green. During the divorce proceedings, each accused one another of ethical misdeeds the Houston Chronicle reported in 2015

UTAH

Utah Ag. Department Considering Expanding Hemp Research to Farmers