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Cannabis Industry News - August 25, 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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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 […]


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OH Supreme Court Seeks Rule Changes Allowing Attorneys to Help MMJ Companies

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The Ohio Supreme Court has directed its staff to write a draft amendment to the Ohio Rules of Professional Conduct […]


Preliminary Cultivation Licenses Awarded in Maryland

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Maryland has awarded preliminary medical marijuana licenses to more than 20 companies to cultivate and process cannabis in the state, […]


Top Mass. MMJ Doctor Steps Away Citing ‘Hostilities’

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A long-time Massachusetts medical marijuana doctor announced she will no longer recommend cannabis therapy, citing the medical license suspension of […]


Ohio Village Passes Resolution Preventing MMJ Industry Bans

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As some Ohio municipalities are banning medical marijuana dispensaries, one central Ohio village is keeping an open mind. The Johnstown […]


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Federal Appeals Court Bars DOJ from Funding MMJ Prosecutions

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A federal appeals court has ruled that the U.S. Department of Justice cannot spend money to prosecute federal medical marijuana […]


Cannabis Growers’ Fair Attracts OR Growers from Around the State

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The Oregon Cannabis Growers’ Fair last weekend attracted people from every corner of the state — and from beyond Oregon’s […]


Pro-Legalization Advocates Set Aside $800,000 for Vegas Ad Buys

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The Coalition to Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol in Nevada has reserved more than $800,000 for commercials in Las Vegas, with […]


Montana MMJ Providers Close Shop as New Law Takes Effect

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Medical marijuana providers in Montana are closing for business ahead of new rules being implemented in the state that prevent […]