Report: Cannabis Industry Venture Capital Investments Already Beyond 2016 Figures


Title: National Cannabis Industry Association Hires Genifer Murray as Chief of Staff. Longtime cannabis advocate, business owner and co-founder of GENIFER M, will begin new position on October 16

Author: PR Newsire

Date: 16 October 2017


Extract: COTTSDALE, Ariz., Oct. 16, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — GENIFER M (, a luxury cannabis-inspired jewelry company, announced that its co-founder, Genifer Murray, has been named Chief of Staff at the National Cannabis Industry Association (NCIA). Her position will be based in Denver, CO.The NCIA is the only national trade association advancing the interests of the legal and regulated cannabis industry, which supports tens of thousands of jobs, millions in tax revenues, and billions in economic activity in the United States.

Murray is a leading cannabis advocate, founding member of the Women’s CannaBusiness Network, former president and founder at CannLabs – one of the first cannabis testing labs in the nation, and co-founder of GENIFER M – a luxury, cannabis-inspired jewelry company.



Arkansas Receives More than 320 MMJ Industry Applications



On Monday, October 16, 2017, the Marijuana Enforcement Division held its permanent rulemaking hearing on proposed amendments to the medical and retail marijuana rules.  At the hearing the Division announced it has extended the deadline for written comment on proposed rules.  Written comment on proposed rules will now be accepted until Monday, October 23, 2017 at 9:00 a.m.  Proposed rules are available on the Division’s website at the following link:

Thank you,

The Marijuana Enforcement Division



Title:  First Pa. medical marijuana grow facility receives go-ahead to begin production

Author: ( Thanks to Andrew Sacks of SWD for the spot)

Date: 17 October 2017


Extract: Pennsylvania gave the final go-ahead Tuesday for the state’s first medical marijuana grow facility to begin production, marking the next step for the new industry.

Cresco, which describes itself as “Illinois’ largest medical cannabis brand,” also received a permit through the state’s competitive application process to build dispensaries. It plans to situate them in Butler County, in Pittsburgh’s strip district and at a third as-yet undisclosed location.