NATIONAL

American Legion Passes Resolution Urging US Government to Give Vets Access to Medical

https://merryjane.com/news/american-legions-resolution-urging-government-to-give-veterans-access-to-medical-marijuana

LAW FIRM PRESS RELEASES

Marijuana Company of America Has Retained The Brand Law Firm, P.A., And, Craig A. Brand, Esq.

http://www.marketwired.com/press-release/marijuana-company-america-has-retained-the-brand-law-firm-pa-and-craig-a-brand-esq-2230982.htm

ESCONDIDO, CA–(Marketwired – Aug 22, 2017) – MARIJUANA COMPANY OF AMERICA, INC. (“MCOA” or the “Company“) (OTC: MCOA), an innovative cannabis and hemp marketing company, is pleased to announce that it has retained Craig A. Brand, Esq., The Brand Law Firm P.A. (TBLF), and his cannabis consulting team to provide specialized legal support.

The Brand Law Firm, P.A. is a specialized law firm focused on complex business, banking and investments in the cannabis and hemp industry with national and international clients spanning across all sectors of the industry. From cultivation and extraction to landlords, dispensaries, product development, taxation and banking to compliance and more, TBLF provides industry expertise and is a leading source of knowledge, skill and experience in the cannabis and hemp industries. The Brand Law Firm and its legal, affiliate and consulting teams have more than 75 years of defense and industry experience, training and knowledge.

Craig A. Brand, Esq. and TBLF will provide MCOA with legal support in the areas of general corporate compliance, cannabis and hemp related matters regarding licensing, applications import/export, state, national and international government relations, regulatory analysis and compliance, securities, taxation, product and brand development, as well as introductions to the top product and service providers in the industry.

“We are very fortunate to have an attorney like Craig Brand and his team at The Brand Law Firm advising the Company in all legal matters. Having an experienced legal team led by Craig to guide us will give our Company team confidence in knowing we will always be compliant,” said CEO Donald Steinberg.

Forward Looking Statements
This news release contains “forward-looking statements” which are not purely historical and may include any statements regarding beliefs, plans, expectations or intentions regarding the future. Such forward-looking statements include, among other things, the development, costs and results of new business opportunities and words such as “anticipate”, “seek”, intend”, “believe”, “estimate”, “expect”, “project”, “plan”, or similar phrases may be deemed “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Actual results could differ from those projected in any forward-looking statements due to numerous factors. Such factors include, among others, the inherent uncertainties associated with new projects, the future U.S. and global economies, the impact of competition, and the Company’s reliance on existing regulations regarding the use and development of cannabis-based products. These forward-looking statements are made as of the date of this news release, and we assume no obligation to update the forward-looking statements, or to update the reasons why actual results could differ from those projected in the forward-looking statements. Although we believe that any beliefs, plans, expectations and intentions contained in this press release are reasonable, there can be no assurance that any such beliefs, plans, expectations or intentions will prove to be accurate. Investors should consult all of the information set forth herein and should also refer to the risk factors disclosure outlined in our annual report on Form 10-12G, our quarterly reports on Form 10-Q and other periodic reports filed from time-to-time with the Securities and Exchange Commission. For more information, please visit www.sec.gov.

For more information, please visit the Company’s websites at:
MarijuanaCompanyofAmerica.com
hempSMART.com
agoracom.com/ir/MarijuanaCompanyofAmerica

 

CALIFORNIA

Officials still unsure about cannabis’ future in Napa County

http://napavalleyregister.com/officials-still-unsure-about-cannabis-future-in-napa-county/article_ba5724a1-fcc9-5d8e-a071-4ba22108838c.html

The future of the cannabis industry in Napa County and its cities is still uncertain despite the passing of Proposition 64 last year. Local leaders met again this week to discuss the possibilities during a meeting of the Napa Countywide Cannabis Roundtable.

Some members of the roundtable, including Board of Supervisors Chairwoman Belia Ramos, recently headed out to Oakland to tour cannabis-related facilities. Ramos’ concern after touring the facilities was that there is very little regulation when it comes to marijuana edibles.

“It’s mostly an industry that’s left to its own devices,” she said at the meeting held in Napa on Friday.

American Canyon Mayor Leon Garcia echoed her concern, saying the packaging for edibles – including lollipops and baked goods – isn’t child-proof like prescription drugs are. Instead, he said, they look appealing to children.

Paul Dohring, St. Helena City Councilman, said he was concerned about the lack of testing facilities.

COLORADO

Colorado’s Governor Sets Jeff Sessions Straight on Marijuana Legalization 

It has not been the disaster portrayed by the prohibitionists whose numbers the attorney general likes to cite.

http://reason.com/blog/2017/08/25/colorados-governor-sets-jeff-sessions-st

NEVADA

Nevada regulators reaffirm stance that pot and gaming don’t mix

https://lasvegassun.com/news/2017/aug/25/nevada-regulators-reaffirm-stance-pot-gaming-mix/

When it comes to recreational marijuana here, the message from the Nevada Gaming Commission to casino companies is clear: Stay away from the newly legal industry, whether it’s pot use by customers or business relationships with the weed industry.

The commission discussed the issue Thursday during its monthly meeting at the request of the gaming industry and the Nevada Gaming Control Board, the enforcement arm of the state’s gaming regulatory structure.