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Cannabis Industry News - August 30, 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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Bend Tour Co. Offering Dispensary Tours in Oregon

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Oregon’s Bend Tour Company is launching a marijuana dispensary tour of the city aimed at “demystifying cannabis,” according to a […]


New Zealand Poll: 76 Percent Support Medical Marijuana Access

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According to a UMR Research poll, 76 percent of New Zealanders support legal access to medical marijuana, compared to 12 […]


Upland, CA Has Closed 24 Dispensaries in Two Years

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Since 2014, officials in Upland, California have shuttered 24 medical marijuana dispensaries, collecting $250,000 through judgements, settlements, and court costs, […]


Battle Over Question Title in Oklahoma Could Force MMJ Off Ballot

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Advocates in Oklahoma are preparing a legal challenge against Attorney General Scott Pruitt over his rewording of the medical marijuana […]


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Michigan Cannabis Cup Day 1: The Cannabis Market is Alive and Well

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Growing up primarily on the East Coast, a Cannabis Cup is one of those events that you’d read about in […]


Montana MMJ Ballot Initiative Potentially Derailed by Clerical Error

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A clerical error in the Montana ballot initiative to reverse new restrictions on the medical marijuana program could set back […]


New Brunswick, Canada Approves Loan for MMJ Facility, Economic Boon Expected

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A New Brunswick, Canada economic policy advisor has high hopes for the marijuana sector, saying it could create thousands of […]


Denver Bud Company Submits Samples for Organic Cannabis Association Approval

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The Denver Bud Company expects to have their first product certified by the Organic Cannabis Association within the next few […]


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‘Marley Natural’ Branded Cannabis Debuts in Oregon

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The “official Bob Marley cannabis brand” unveiled its Marley Natural lifestyle products in Portland this week, designed to mirror the […]


AZ’s Prop. 205 Survives Legal Challenge, Will Head to Voters in November

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The measure to legalize cannabis for recreational use in Arizona will be put to voters after a Maricopa County Superior […]


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 […]


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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 […]


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 […]


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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 […]


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. […]


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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 […]


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 […]