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Marijuana Business

Wine Country Fires Hit Northern California Cannabis Industry Hard

By Phillip Smith The wildfires raging through Northern California’s Wine Country these past weeks have killed at least 41 people, left dozens missing, and thousands burned out of their homes. They have also put a significant hurt on the region’s namesake wine industry, and its up-and-coming country cousin, the weed […]

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Marijuana Legalization

Maine: Marijuana Regulation Vote This Monday

I received the following important message out of Maine yesterday: This coming Monday, the Maine legislature will hold a special session to vote on the MLI committee’s omnibus bill. As we have mentioned, we support the passage of the marijuana regulation bill. The committee has worked transparently over the last […]

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Marijuana Legalization

Support This University Of Rhode Island Cannabis Research Project

I received the following message today out of Rhode Island: Students at the University of Rhode Island, led by a former Providence Journal editor, are investigating the enforcement of Rhode Island’s marijuana decriminalization law. The project is examining how many marijuana citations are being issued and where they are being […]

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Marijuana Business

Pennsylvania: First Medical Cannabis Grower/Processor To Begin Production

The Pennsylvania Department of Health today approved Cresco Yeltrah to begin growing and processing medical marijuana at its Jefferson County location, making it the first facility to be deemed fully operational in Pennsylvania’s medical marijuana program. “Every day we hear from patients who are desperately waiting for medical marijuana to help […]

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Medical Marijuana

Medical Marijuana Expert Ethan Russo Joins Center Of Excellence

International Cannabis and Cannabinoids Institute (ICCI) welcomes Ethan Russo, MD as the new Director of Research and Development. ICCI is the first-ever international Center of Excellence for the advancement of cannabis and cannabinoid treatments located in the Czech Republic. ICCI identifies, coordinates, and supports global research priorities for the advancement […]

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Marijuana Events

Register For NCIA’s October Cannabis Caucus Events

I have attended multiple NCIA Quarterly Cannabis Caucus events in Portland, and they are always an amazing opportunity to learn and network with other members of the cannabis community. The next round of events are coming up. I encourage everyone to attend if they are able. Below is more information […]

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Medical Marijuana

Michigan Governor Makes Appointments To Marijuana Advisory Panel

Gov. Rick Snyder announced initial appointments to the Marihuana Advisory Panel established by the Medical Marihuana Facilities Licensing Act. Housed within the Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs, the 17-member Panel was created to make recommendations to the Department and to the Medical Marihuana Licensing Board concerning the administration, implementation, […]

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Marijuana Legalization

Efforts To Legalize Cannabis In Michigan Must Not Be In Vain

I received the following urgent message out of Michigan today: Thanks to supporters like you, a November 2018 ballot initiative that would regulate marijuana like alcohol in Michigan is within reach! In fact, the campaign has already collected 90% of the total signatures necessary to make that happen. Victory is […]