The Wink In Weed: Woodstock Nation Goes to Pot

Pot Culture is Pop Culture

By David Rheins It’s early for a Saturday in Seattle, but I’m German and so I am the first to arrive. Entering the swanky lobby of the downtown boutique hotel, the vibe is New York City chic, appropriate enough for my introduction to New Yorker Michael Lang – the once and still cherubic face behind Read the full article…

Spending On Legal Cannabis Accelerates

Big and getting bigger

NEW YORK: The rapid growth of the legal cannabis industry could help spur the U.S. economy. According to a report from The Marijuana Policy Group, the legal cannabis market in Colorado alone created about 18,000 cannabis-related jobs in 2015 and generated about $2.39 billion in economic activity for the state. In 2016, cannabis-related companies employed an estimated 100,000 to Read the full article…

MedMen Acquires New York Medical Marijuana Company

MedMen is coming to NY

CALIFORNIA: MedMen, a Los Angeles-based cannabis management and investment firm, announced today that it has acquired Bloomfield Industries, Inc., one of only five Registered Organizations licensed to operate a medical marijuana business in the State of New York. The acquisition provides MedMen with the opportunity to apply its operational expertise and institutional best practices to one Read the full article…

Oregrown Launches Home Delivery of Craft Cannabis

Customers at the flagship Oregrown dispensary in Bend, Oregon.

OREGON:  Oregrown Industries, Oregon’s premier farm-to-table marijuana company, will offer home delivery of craft cannabis products and locally made glass pipes from its flagship store in downtown Bend, Oregon beginning next week. “Home cannabis delivery is coming to Bend, and Oregrown is your door-to-door connection,” said Oregrown cofounder Aviv Hadar.  “We have worked very hard to make the Oregrown store experience Read the full article…

Largest U.S. Banks Host Accounts for Marijuana Businesses, Says American Banker

banks and marijuana money...closer than they say

FLORIDA: A recent study commissioned by industry journal American Banker reveals that the nation’s four largest banks have opened accounts for pot shops and marijuana-related businesses. Conducted by MRB Monitor, a firm that helps financial institutions identify the risks associated with the marijuana industry, the study examined public records in the state of Massachusetts and found that 34 Read the full article…

“Not For Kids” Warning Label: What It Means For Your Cannabis Business

The “Not for Kids” warning symbol will be required to be placed on all packages of marijuana products meant to be eaten or swallowed effective February 14, 2017. The Board recognizes that changing packaging requires time which is why the effective date has been pushed out to mid-February, enforcement of the new requirement will commence at the same time.

By Jason Lammers Effective Feb 14th, 2017 the new Not for Kids warning symbol will be required on all cannabis edibles. Here’s what it means for your cannabis business. The LCB is defining marijuana edibles as “marijuana infused products meant to be eaten or swallowed” Warning symbol must be a minimum size of ¾” tall Read the full article…

Washington State Liquor & Cannabis Board: Lab and Quality Assurance Rules Update

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WASHINGTON: The Washington State Liquor & Cannabis Board (WSLCB) has released the following Lab and Quality Assurance Rules Update: Effective Date We have received several inquiries on whether the new requirements proposed in the Lab and Quality Assurance rule-making would be going into effect on February 26, 2017. Due to the volume of public comments Read the full article…

Alternate Health Announces Cannabis Production Partnership With California Native American Band

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CANADA: Alternate Health has entered into a 30 year joint venture agreement with the Alturas Native Band to support the development, production, research and extraction of CBD’s used to create medicinal products in this state-of-the-art cannabis production facility. According to a company news release, the cannabis produced at this facility will be extracted on-site to create Read the full article…

Tilray Becomes North America’s First GMP Certified Medical Cannabis Producer

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CANADA: Tilray, a global leader in medical cannabis research and production, today announced that it has become the first medical cannabis producer in North America to be GMP certified in accordance with the European Medicines Agency’s (EMA) Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) standards. As North America’s only GMP certified medical cannabis producer, Tilray is uniquely positioned to expand Read the full article…

GrowGeneration Officially Opens 11th Store In Las Vegas

GrowGen opens 11th store in LV

NEVADA: GrowGeneration, one of the largest specialty retail hydroponic and organic gardening store chains selling to both the commercial and home cannabis markets, announced the opening of its 11th store in Las Vegas on January 17th. GrowGen separately announced that it is one of 11 companies recently added to MJIC’s Marijuana Index. GrowGen’s 11th store, located at 5885 Read the full article…