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…

Done Deal: Helix TCS And BioTrackTHC

Helix TCS Inc. and BioTrackTHC Close Previously Announced Merger

COLORADO: Helix TCS, in conjunction with its strategic capital partner, Rose Capital, completed the closing of its merger with BioTrackTHC on June 1st.  Zachary L. Venegas will continue as the CEO of Helix TCS, and will assume the role of Executive Chairman for the combined company.  Patrick Vo will continue as CEO of BioTrack. “The closing Read the full article…

Introducing El Dorado — The New Gold Standard In Legal Cannabis

Jake The Professor and the El Dorado Cannagar

By Jake The Professor The El Dorado is the most luxurious, and most expensive legal cannabis product ever produced.  Crafted by Ariel Payopay, owner of Leira, the El Dorado is a 24 Karat Gold cannabis cigar – or Cannagar.  At $10,000 a pop, this high-end cannabis experience is perfect for the special occasion – Weddings, Read the full article…

Maryland Hemp Distribution Bill Signed Into Law

House Bill 698 expands the state's existing pilot program to explicitly permit for the distribution, marketing, and sale of hemp - both in state and out of state. Lawmakers had overwhelmingly passed the bill by a vote of 182 to 1.

MARYLAND:  Republican Gov. Larry Hogan has signed legislation into law expanding the state’s hemp production program. House Bill 698 expands the state’s existing pilot program to explicitly permit for the distribution, marketing, and sale of hemp – both in state and out of state. Lawmakers had overwhelmingly passed the bill by a vote of 182 to 1. For more information, contact Read the full article…

MJBA Launches Ohio Chapter June 12th, Interest High As September 8th Deadline Approaches

Entrepreneurs talk shop at Cannabis tech meetup.

OHIO: The Marijuana Business Association (MJBA), a leading national trade association for participants in the legal cannabis industry and publishers of the MJ News Network, will host its debut meetup in Cleveland, Ohio, as part of the midwest leg of it national “CannaFest Destiny” educational tour that includes stops in Michigan, Ohio and Indiana. The professional Read the full article…

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

LCB Leaf Data

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…