Washington Stats From Leaf Data Systems For The Week Ending May 31, 2018

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WASHINGTON: The below statistics cover activity in Leaf Data Systems for the time period between February 1, 2018 and May 31, 2018. 

DEA: Marijuana Seizures Fell Nearly 40 Percent In 2017

The agency and its partners reported making 4,502 arrests in conjunction with their cannabis eradication efforts - a 20 percent decline from 2016.

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA: Seizures of indoor and outdoor cannabis crops in the United States fell nearly 40 percent between 2016 and 2017, according to annual data compiled by the US Drug Enforcement Administration. According to figures published in the DEA’s Domestic Cannabis Eradication/Suppression Statistical Report, the agency and its law enforcement partners confiscated an estimated 3.38 million marijuana Read the full article…

DEA Clarifies Stance: Not All CBD Is Prohibited

The Drug Enforcement Administration confirmed this month that CBD does not fall under the CSA

Drug Enforcement Administration confirmed this month that CBD does not fall under the Controlled Substances Act CALIFORNIA: The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) has issued a statement further clarifying their interpretation and enforcement of the Controlled Substances Act (CSA). In their statement, they make clear the critical difference between CBD and THC, a distinction that cannabidiol retailers Read the full article…

Oregon Marijuana Company Launches Cannabis For Opioids Swap

“Numerous studies, including those reported by Newsweek, NBC News, US News and World Report, CNN and others, have shown that states with legal marijuana programs have declining rates of opioid addiction, with some states reporting a decrease in deaths as high as 25%. We want to help people in the communities we serve, as well as demonstrate that cannabis companies can be part of the President’s solution to the crisis.”

OREGON: Kaya Holdings has announced it will be holding talks with Oregon state and local law enforcement authorities and compliance officials to launch “Kaya Cares,” a Cannabis-for-Opioids swap program whereby people dependent on opioids and wishing to explore cannabis as a safe alternative can exchange their prescription opioids for cannabis products at no cost. “We decided Read the full article…

Kush Bottles To Open New Facility In Las Vegas

Legal pot is on a fast track in NV

CALIFORNIA:  Kush Bottles, a leading provider of packaging, supplies, vaporizers, hydrocarbon gases, solvents, accessories and branding solutions for the regulated cannabis industry, today announced it has signed a lease for a new warehouse facility in Las Vegas to meet demand from the consumer market as well as support the current and new businesses entering the industry or expanding operations. With the 13,000 square foot facility, expected to be Read the full article…

OLCC Will Pause Acceptance of Marijuana License Applications

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Focus Will Be on Existing Licensees and Current Applicants OREGON:  The Oregon Liquor Control Commission announced today it will temporarily shift licensing staff to exclusively process recreational marijuana license renewals and applications for recreational marijuana licenses received by June 15, 2018.  Any applications for recreational marijuana submitted after June 15 will be set aside for processing until the Read the full article…

Stu Zakim Joins MJBA Publishing Advisory Board

Stu Zakim Joins MJBA Publishing Advisory Board

Former Rolling Stone, Playboy and American Media Publicist providing his experience, network and support to the leading media company and cannabis industry association NEVADA: MJBA Publishing, the parent company behind the influential Marijuana Business Association (MJBA) and the publishers of MJ News Network, Marijuana Channel One and MJ Headline News, has announced that Stu Zakim, Read the full article…

Hypnosis Practitioner Jen Wilding Releases Mental Marijuana Meditation Audios As Alternative To Cannabis Use

it is possible to use a hypnosis process for both deep relaxation and to generate that beautiful feeling of positive elation (or high) many people seek with medicinal plant use

CALIFORNIA: Jen Wilding, a Los Angeles-based hypnosis practitioner, and personal development coach released two audio recordings earlier this month intended to serve as an alternative to marijuana use to achieve a relaxed, pleasant altered-state experience. The two Mental Marijuana audios subtitled Indica Meditation and Sativa Meditation are designed to provide the listener-participant with a drug-free Read the full article…

Marapharm Ventures Expanding Washington State Operations With Sun-Grown Production

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CANADA: Marapharm Ventures has entered into a Letter of Intent and Definitive Agreements to expand its Washington State operations. In a press release, the company announced it has closed the foregoing transactions and acquired certain operational assets, land and water rights related to two licensed cannabis producers and processors operating in Tonasket, Washington. Just South of the Canadian border in Central Washington, Tonasket is home Read the full article…

MedMen Begins Trading On The Canadian Securities Exchange

Leading Cultivator, Producer and Retailer of State-Sanctioned Cannabis Now Accessible to Public Equity Investors

CALIFORNIA: MedMen Enterprises began trading today (5/29/18) on the Canadian Securities Exchange under the ticker symbol “MMEN.”  With more than 800 employees and 18 licensed facilities in California, Nevada and New York, MedMen is one of the fastest growing companies in the quickly evolving U.S. cannabis industry. The three states where MedMen currently operates account for about Read the full article…