OLCC Hosts Metrc Licensee User Group Meeting July 11th

Oregon Liquor Control Commission Headquarters

9079 SE McLoughlin Blvd, Room 103A (Commission Hearing Room)

Portland, OR 97222-7355

OREGON: The Oregon Liquor Control Commission will hold a Metrc Licensee User Group meeting, which is open to the public, on Wednesday July 11, 2018, from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Metrc is the Cannabis Tracking System (CTS) utilized by the state of Oregon.  Members of the public who wish to observe this meeting can preview Read the full article…

Criminalized To Capitalized: Social Equity Pilot Program Seeks Aspiring Cannabis Business Owners With Past Cannabis Convictions

The disproportionate impact of cannabis criminalization on Los Angeles's low-income and marginalized residents aroused the concern of the Los Angeles City Council, which passed a motion in June of 2017 directing the city to develop a Social Equity Program to decrease disparities in life outcomes for marginalized communities and address disproportionate impacts of the war on drugs in those communities.

CALIFORNIA: Largely missing from California’s booming new legal cannabis industry are millions of potential cannabis entrepreneurs systematically criminalized by the war on drugs, according to Los Angeles management consulting firm Seira, which today announced a search for participants in its Pilot Program for Cannabis Social Equity. Participants in this Pilot Program will receive mentorship, training, and access to business Read the full article…

Medical Marijuana Advisory Committee July 2018 Meeting Change Of Date, Venue

Ohio Medical Marijuana Control Program

OHIO: The Medical Marijuana Advisory Committee’s July meeting will now be held July 19, 2018, beginning at 1:00 p.m. The meeting will be held in Room 2925 of the Rhodes Tower. Click here for a copy of the meeting notice.

6th Annual Northern Nights Releases Next Artist Additions & Activations

Northern Lights

Emancipator, Mr. Carmack, Thomas Jack, and Sage The Gemini join Dirtybird Players CALIFORNIA: Deep in the heart of NorCal’s renowned Emerald Triangle lies the crown jewel of the West Coast festival camping circuit, Northern Nights Music Festival (NNMF), set to take place amongst the redwoods this July 20-22, 2018. Embarking on its sixth journey around Read the full article…

DJ Snoopadelic and Kokane Headline Oklahoma Hempfest September 7-9th

OK Hempfest

By Scott McKinley Who could imagine Oklahoma going for Medical Cannabis?  After the state just claimed the crown for most incarcerations,  the people have truly spoken with this one. Being an 8-year member of Seattle Hempfest, I know the power of a “Protestival” done right. This will be my third year of sponsoring a stage in Seattle and Read the full article…

Cannabis Ambassador At Large: Jake Goes To Terp School

Jake The Professor Terp School

By Jake The Professor I work with cannabis users every day in my role at Diego Pellicer.  I often meet customers who come into the store looking for the highest concentration of THC for the lowest price.  It is my duty to explain to them why 31% THC may not be their most important consideration.   Cannabis today is Read the full article…

Cannafest Destiny Tour Stops At First Church Of Cannabis In Indy On June 13th, 2018

Cannafest Destiny Tour Stops at First Church of Cannabis in Indy on 6/13

INDIANA: Marijuana Business Association (MJBA) Founder David Rheins and Curved Papers Founder Michael O’Malley will be featured speakers at the weekly services of the First Church of Cannabis, spreading education and encouragement to Indianapolis’ cannabis community on Wednesday, June 13th, as part of the midwestern leg of their “Cannafest Destiny” educational tour. The two will Read the full article…

OLCC Notice of Public Hearing: Harvest Notification Rule

OLCC news

OREGON: The Commission is tasked with regulating the recreational market. One key task of regulation is to prevent diversion of marijuana into other markets. Staff has identified harvest as an opportunity for diversion and is seeking to adopt a notification requirement for outdoor growers. This would require outdoor growers to notify the Commission of five Read the full article…

NYC Cannabis Parade Redux: A Month Ago Today

Curved Papers Founder Michael O'Malley address the NYC Cannabis Parade 2018

By Michael O’Malley NEW YORK: New York Gubernatorial hopeful Cynthia Nixon thrilled the crowd on a perfect Spring Day.  I had taken the opportunity that Steve Bloom, Editor of Freedom Leaf and Celebstoner.com, had given me to speak at the NYC Cannabis Parade on May 5th seriously, because it seemed to me like the chance of Read the full article…

Farmer Tom Travels To Spain

Farmer Tom Goes To Spain

By Farmer Tom Lauerman Last fall Farmer Tom had a chance to take an international trip to Spain to participate in Spannabis.  I have a long history with one of the private cannabis social clubs in Barcelona, Greenardos.  I first met them when they stayed with us on the farm for about a month, four years ago. During Read the full article…