Higher Ground TV Crashes Adweek With Irreverent Cannabis Campaign

HigherGroundTV refreshes Perception/Reality for Ad Week

Hollyweed, CA: Higher Ground TV launched a “Marijuana vs. Cannabis” campaign at AdWeek to bring awareness of the benefits of legalization. Parodying Rolling Stone’s acclaimed “Perception vs. Reality” campaign of the 1980s (Fallon McElligott agency), the new ads instead use the words “marijuana” and “cannabis” to juxtapose the past history of Reefer Madness with the Read the full article…

Steep Hill Study Provides Evidence Of Substantial Pesticide Contamination In California Cannabis Clones

CLONES AS CARRIERS

CALIFORNIA: Steep Hill Labs, a global industry leader in cannabis testing and analytics, has released a study,  Study of Pesticides in Cannabis Plant Clones, which shows that – whether through direct use or via cross-contamination – the presence of pesticides in the California cannabis supply is endemic and can be sourced to the persistent presence of pesticides in clones. Read the full article…

Vast Display Network Acquired By CCTV

Envisioned as the "Netflix of Cannabis," CCTV produces and publishes the latest cannabis-related news, entertainment and business content and delivers it directly to consumers at point-of-sale, over the Internet, and on TV

WASHINGTON:  Cannabis Club TV, the digital cannabis infotainment network backed by Tommy Chong, has acquired Vast Display Network in a stock and cash deal valued at $2.75 million over two years. As part of the package, CCTV will be leveraging the services of the CannAvolve sales and marketing teams to support company growth and market reach. Vast founder Dan Kemmis has Read the full article…

Report: Legal Cannabis Industry Responsible For 150,000 Full Time Jobs

One of the most troubling aspects of current marijuana policy in this country, even in those states that have legalized marijuana, is the continuing job discrimination faced by those who smoke marijuana.

WASHINGTON: The legal cannabis industry is responsible for the creation of an estimated 150,000 full-time jobs, according to state-by-state datacompiled by the online content provider Leafly.com. Their analysis identified 149,304 full-time jobs supported by the legal marijuana industry. Not all of the jobs included in the tally involved direct contact with the plant, as ancillary businesses like Read the full article…

Existing Greenhouse Growers Taking Big Interest In The Cannabis Market

Marijuana - The #1 Profit Opportunity for Greenhouse Growers in the Next Decade

By Nour Doumani An increasing number of growers in traditional horticultural markets are looking into the burgeoning cannabis industry and deciding whether or not they want to take part. 20.7% of North American greenhouse growers stated they are either already planning on growing cannabis or plan to investigate growing it in the next few years, according Read the full article…

Big Business Starting To Look At Canada’s Newest Industry

Philip Morris is one of many big tobacco concerns eyeing legal weed

UNITED KINGDOM: Twenty years ago, it was vilified as a ‘gateway drug’. Now, cannabis has grown into a big business, with the potential to become even bigger as laws are scheduled to change to reflect shifting social attitudes towards marijuana and investment picks up to take advantage of increased demand. And make no mistake: the Read the full article…

Cannabis Science Pioneer Tikun Olam Expands Partnership With MariMed

Tikun Olam

Combines Tikun Products & Unparalleled Research with MariMed’s Cultivation & Distribution Networks MASSACHUSETTS and NEW YORK:  Tikun Olam, the world pioneer in cannabis research, and MariMed Inc., a preeminent management company in the U.S. medical cannabis industry, announced an expansion of their licensing agreement for Tikun Olam products to be grown, manufactured and sold through MariMed’s Read the full article…

The Dirt On Growing Green: What’s This Organic Matter?

A standard soilless media, dominated by organic materials – pictured here Miller Soils’ Red’s Biochar Blend

By Sunny Kaercher Perhaps one of the most prolific, and misused, words of the past decade, organic, appears as if it is here to stay.  This article is not about organic cultivation methodologies — or even any certifying body that might confirm that regulate it —  but rather, organic matter in the soil (and/or “grow Read the full article…

Eaze Raises Additional $27 Million

“Eaze is one of the strongest investment opportunities in the rapidly growing cannabis industry,” said David Chao, General Partner of DCM Ventures.

CALIFORNIA: Cannabis technology companyEaze has announced an additional $27 million in Series B financing, led by Bailey Capital with participation from DCM Ventures, Kaya Ventures and FJ Labs. The latest round brings Eaze’s total funding to $52 million. Eaze will use the financing for continued expansion throughout California and other states, to provide safe, convenient and professional Read the full article…

Green Dot Labs Announces Strategic Partnership With Tuatara Capital

Green Dot Labs Announces Strategic Partnership With Tuatara Capital

COLORADO: Green Dot Labs, a Boulder, Colo.-based producer of fine cannabis extracts, announced today the closing of its Series A round with a $3.3 million lead investment from Tuatara Capital. “To date, Green Dot Labs has focused on developing quality-driven indoor cultivation and extraction methodologies and delivering high-end products to the Colorado market. Tuatara shares our commitment to producing quality cannabis products as Read the full article…