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Cannabis Industry News - August 27, 2016

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Kenny Morrison: Firing Up in California

August 5, 2016 | Shango Los | Tags: ,

Kenny Morrison is the founder and CEO of VCC Brands (formerly known as the Venice Cookie Company), a California-based cannabis edibles producer. […]


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HempStaff Works to Sculpt and Connect Cannabis Talent Nationwide

August 10, 2016 | Featured Company | Tags: ,

HempStaff is a Florida-based enterprise focused on cannabis staffing, networking, and educational opportunities. There are two core offerings at HempStaff. The […]


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Industry Representative Fills Vacant Alaska Marijuana Control Board Seat

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The owner of a proposed Anchorage retail marijuana store has been tabbed to fill the seat on the Alaska Marijuana […]


Uruguayan Cannabis Company Diversifying with Hemp Crops

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One of the two marijuana producers in Uruguay is betting that the hemp market will be more lucrative than the […]


MI Court Rules Against Rec. Campaign’s ‘Stale’ Signatures, Appeals Planned

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The Michigan Court of Claims has ruled against MI Legalize in their bid to get a marijuana-legalization question on the […]


Oklahoma MMJ Campaign Submits Enough Signatures to Qualify for Ballot

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Activists behind the Oklahomans for Health medical cannabis legalization campaign have submitted enough signatures to secure a spot on the […]


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First Full-Scale Cultivation Site Inspected and Approved in Juneau, Alaska

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Rainforest Farms has received certification to begin cannabis cultivation at their Juneau, Alaska site following a successful inspection by the […]


Hemp Crop Planted at University of Louisville

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Researchers at the University of Louisville’s Conn Center for Renewable Energy Research have planted a 40-by-40-foot plot of hemp in […]


California Cannabis Market Estimated at $6.5B if Voters Pass Prop. 64

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According to research by New Frontier and Arcview Market Research, California’s legal cannabis market could be worth as much as […]


US Anti-Doping Agency Investigating UFC’s Nate Diaz Over CBD Vape Pen Use

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UFC star Nate Diaz is being investigated by the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency following the fighter’s appearance at a press conference […]


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Washington to Allow Private Companies to Apply for Cannabis Research Permits

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Despite the DEA’s failure to reclassify cannabis, Washington state is moving forward with plans to allow private companies to conduct scientific […]


Oregon Nets $25.5M in Recreational Cannabis Taxes During First Six Months

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Oregon collected $25.5 million in tax payments from the recreational marijuana industry in the second quarter, the Associated Press reports. […]


Black Caucus to Meet With Maryland Governor Over Lack of Diversity in MMJ Licenses

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The chairwoman of the Legislative Black Caucus of Maryland is urging the governor to intervene in the awarding of medical […]


New York Gov. Signs Hemp Bill, First Farm Licensed

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New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has signed a bill authorizing the sale, distribution, transportation, and processing of industrial hemp, which […]


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Second Arkansas Medical Cannabis Campaign Submits Enough Signatures for Ballot Inclusion

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The second potential ballot initiative to legalize medical marijuana in Arkansas has submitted another 34,804 signatures, according to a TVH […]


NY Health Department Releases Two-Year Review of MMJ Program

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The New York Department of Health has recommended that five more organizations be authorized to cultivate and dispense medical marijuana […]


Slow Counting Could Cost OK MMJ Plan Spot on Ballot

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Slow counting of ballot petitions could hurt the chances of a medical marijuana initiative to be put to voters in […]


Officials and Business Owners Gearing up for Oregon’s Recreational Rollout

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Oregon’s Liquor Control Commission is processing more than 1,300 applications for marijuana businesses, having processed about 200 so far, almost […]


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Israeli MMJ Patient Sues Government Over ‘Tainted’ Cannabis

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A medical marijuana patient in Israel is suing the government after they revoked his grow license, claiming that the Health […]


Draft Regulations for Pennsylvania MMJ Program Released

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Pennsylvania officials have released a draft of the rules that will govern the medical marijuana growers and processors in the […]


Auburn, WA City Council Passes Ordinance Restricting Cannabis Operators

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The Auburn, Washington City Council passed an ordinance restricting the number of retail dispensaries, processors and producers in the city, […]


Canada’s Largest MMJ Producer Launches Artist-in-Residence Program

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Canada’s largest producer of medical cannabis announced yesterday that the latest addition to their team is not a master grower, […]


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Nearly Two Thirds Support Legalization in California

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According to a University of California, Berkeley Institute of Governmental Studies poll, 63.8 percent of respondents supported legalizing cannabis for […]


Justice Department Announces it Will Stop Using Private Prisons

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The Justice Department has announced that it plans to end its use of private prisons. In a memo released Thursday […]


Consultant Pleads Guilty to Role in Native American Cannabis Resort Scheme

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One of the two consultants charged for their role in a Native American tribe plan to open a marijuana resort […]


Boulder, CO Annexation Plan Threatens Cannabis Companies

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Cannabis companies in east Boulder, Colorado are worried that a plan by the city to annex 15 properties will force […]