Level Brands And Isodiol Strike Multimillion-Dollar CBD Products Deal

kathy ireland Heath & Wellness, a Level Brands Business Unit, Enters into License with Isodiol Bringing the Parties Together in a Multimillion-Dollar Cannabidiol (CBD) Products Deal

NORTH CAROLINA: Level Brands has announced a licensing agreement with Vancouver-based Isodiol International to develop consumer products for kathy ireland® Health & Wellness, a licensor to Level Brands, and for Level Brands subsidiary I’M1, the company’s lifestyle brand for men. According to a company press release, Level Brands will receive an initial US$2 million payment in the form of Read the full article…

City Of West Hollywood Provides Green Light for Adult-Use Retail Cannabis

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CALIFORNIA: The City of West Hollywood has become one of the first cities in the state to permit Adult-Use Retail cannabis sales. The City of West Hollywood has issued Temporary Use Permits (TUPs) to four existing Medical-Use Dispensaries, which authorize Adult-Use Retail sales at their current locations on a temporary basis beginning on Tuesday, January 2, 2018. These Read the full article…

Women In Cannabis Launch Campaign Against Domestic Abuse

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ARIZONA: The Giving Tree Wellness Center, one of Arizona’s leading medical marijuana dispensaries, has announced a partnership with three other women-led Phoenix-based organizations to launch a Confident Woman campaign to raise awareness about domestic violence. The Giving Tree Wellness Center, Monarch Wellness Center, Kindred and Huxton, have partnered to create a collaborative medical marijuana product to Read the full article…

Oregon AG Rosenblum Statement On U.S. DOJ Rescinding Federal Marijuana Guidance

"This is an industry that Oregonians have chosen—and one I will do everything within my legal authority to protect.”

OREGON: Statement from Oregon Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum: “Last year in Oregon, we collected over $60 million in state taxes as a result of our now legal marijuana industry. At the Oregon Department of Justice we will continue to make sure Oregon’s marijuana industry thrives under our carefully considered state regulatory requirements. The United States Read the full article…

Justice Department Issues Memo On Marijuana Enforcement

Justice Department Issues Memo on Marijuana Enforcement

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA:  The Department of Justice today issued a memo on federal marijuana enforcement policy announcing a return to the rule of law and the rescission of previous guidance documents. Since the passage of the Controlled Substances Act (CSA) in 1970, Congress has generally prohibited the cultivation, distribution, and possession of marijuana. In the Read the full article…

U.S. Attorney Bob Troyer Issues Statement Regarding Marijuana Prosecutions in Colorado

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COLORADO:  U.S. Attorney Bob Troyer of the District of Colorado has issued the following statement regarding marijuana prosecutions: “Today the Attorney General rescinded the Cole Memo on marijuana prosecutions, and directed that federal marijuana prosecution decisions be governed by the same principles that have long governed all of our prosecution decisions.  The United States Attorney’s Office Read the full article…

Open Letter To Attorney General Jeff Sessions

The Marijuana Business Association will continue to deliver on our mission: to serve as the leading provider of reliable business intelligence, professional community, and credible opportunity for participants in legal cannabis.  We have enhanced the value of MJBA membership, while keeping our fees reasonable and our programs accessible. Business membership starts at just $250.

Editorial by David Rheins, Founder/Executive Director of the Marijuana Business Association (MJBA) and publisher of the MJ News Network.   Dear Attorney General Sessions: Speaking on behalf of the tens of thousands of legal cannabis businesses, and the more than 150,000 workers employed in the legal cannabis industry, we ask you to rethink your decision to Read the full article…

Skipta And The Fresh Toast Bring Cannabinoid Medicine Information To Healthcare Professionals

Skipta and The Fresh Toast

PENNSYLVANIA & WASHINGTON: Skipta, a leading social network of specialized online medical communities for verified healthcare professionals, including Oncology Nation, Psychiatrist Connect and Doctor Unite, announced today its partnership with new media company, The Fresh Toast, to provide trusted, reliable information on cannabinoid medicine. In a first for the cannabis industry, this partnership will provide guidelines and research information Read the full article…

2017 Year In Review: NORML’s Top Ten Events In Marijuana Policy

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#1: Public Support In Favor Of Adult Use Legalization Reaches All-Time High Sixty-four percent of US adults – including for the first time a majority of self-identified Republicans – believe that the adult use of marijuana should be legal, according to nationwide polling data published in October by Gallup. The percentage is the highest level of support Read the full article…

Berkeley Mayor Celebrates The First Day Of Adult Use Cannabis Sales At Nation’s Longest Running Dispensary

Left to right: Roger La Chance, Director of Operations, Berkeley Patients Group (BPG), Nancy Skinner, CA State Senator, Sean Luse, COO (BPG), Jesse Arreguin, Berkeley Mayor, Tim Schick, CEO (BPG), Sabrina Fendrick, Director of Government Affairs (BPG) (Photo: Business Wire)

CALIFORNIA: Berkeley Patients Group (BPG), the nation’s oldest, continuously operating dispensary in the country, as well as the first dispensary in the Bay Area – and fifth in the state – to receive a temporary retail permit from the California Bureau of Cannabis Control, will once again make history as it opens its doors to the Read the full article…