Franwell and METRC Withdrawal Proposal; MJ Freeway Is Washington’s New Marijuana Traceability Software

MJ Freeway wins WSLCB seed to sale contract

Attention Licensees: The below message was sent yesterday by Deputy Director Peter Antolin to licensees who had written to the Board and staff regarding the marijuana traceability Apparent Successful Vendor and RFID tags. WASHINGTON: The WSLCB will not require RFID as part of the marijuana traceability project. It’s Request for Proposal (RFP) was clear that the Read the full article…

Study: Maternal Cannabis Use Not Associated With Adverse Neurodevelopment

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MARYLAND: Cannabis exposure in utero is not associated with any significant, long-lasting adverse outcomes in offspring, according to a scientific review published online ahead of print in the journal Preventive Medicine. A pair of researchers from the University of Maryland, Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences and the Virginia Commonwealth University, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Psychiatry reviewed four Read the full article…

Study: Cannabis Use Not An Independent Risk Factor For Increased Likelihood Of Psychotic Symptoms

Study: Cannabis and mental illness

PENNSYLVANIA: There exists “minimal evidence” in support of an association between cannabis use by itself and the onset of psychotic symptoms in young people, according to data published online ahead of print in the Journal of Adolescent Health. Investigators from the University of Pennsylvania, Department of Psychiatry assessed the relationship between drug use and the onset of psychotic symptoms Read the full article…

WSLCB NOTICE OF RULE MAKING – Pre-proposal – #17-11

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WASHINGTON: The Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board would like your input on the attached proposed rule changes (CR-102) to amend rules in Chapter 314-55 WAC related to Marijuana Producers Licenses and Tiers, and related rules. This notice can be found at lcb.wa.gov/laws/laws-and-rules under Proposed Rules. The Liquor and Cannabis Board encourages you to give input on this Read the full article…

Vermont: Governor Rejects Marijuana Depenalization Measure

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VERMONT:  Republican Gov. Phil Scott has rejected legislation, Senate Bill 22, that sought to eliminate criminal and civil penalties for the adult use and possession of marijuana. The Governor said that he did not support the legislation as written, but remains open to working with lawmakers over the summer on ways to amend the state’s cannabis policies. Representatives from the Read the full article…

NORML Responds To Steve Cook Addressing Marijuana Policy At The Department Of Justice

“Given that Sessions has recently reiterated that the Cole Memo is valid, Steve Cook would be wise to maintain the current interpretation and not interfere with the right of states to set and enforce their own marijuana policies," concluded Justin Strekal, Political Director of NORML.

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA: In response to the Department of Justice detailing Steve Cook to address marijuana policy, Justin Strekal, Political Director for NORML stated: “Steve Cook and Jeff Sessions are advocating for the failed policies of the “Just Say No” era — policies that resulted in the arrests of millions of otherwise law abiding citizens who possessed personal use Read the full article…

The Tragically Hip Partner With Newstrike On Medical Marijuana

THE TRAGICALLY HIP PARTNER WITH NEWSTRIKE ON MEDICAL MARIJUANA

CANADA: Newstrike Resources Ltd. has confirmed that one of Canada’s most iconic group of musical artists, The Tragically Hip, are the investors and partners identified indistinctly as the “band” in the Company’s Filing Statement dated May 18, 2017, filed as part of the recently completed business combination with HPI Holdings Ltd. Newstrike’s common shares are expected to commence Read the full article…

U.S. Military Veterans Rally To Kick Off Southeast Cannabis Conference & Expo

Southeast Cannabis Conference is June 9-11

FLORIDA: A special rally for U.S. military veterans will kick off the opening of the Southeast Cannabis Conference and Expo (SECC Expo) on June 10 at the Greater Ft. Lauderdale / Broward County Convention Center, 1950 Eisenhower Boulevard. Admission for active military and veterans is free and the expo runs through June 11. The SECC Expo along with sponsors FlavRx, EveRx, Buds Read the full article…

Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board Upgrades Marijuana Report

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WASHINGTON:  The Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board (WSLCB) today updated its dashboard-style report that includes snapshots of frequently requested marijuana data. The new Marijuana Report is more automated than the previous iteration. Users will see new visualizations and have greater access to the data that powers those visualizations. A list of features: Data fields – Enhanced data Read the full article…

The Cannabrander: Marketing Vs. Branding

Ben  Weinberg writes about cannabis and marketing for MJNewsNetwork.com

By Ben Weinberg “Build it and they will come,” may sound great as an incorporeal whisper from the far depths of an Iowa corn field, but as a strategy it lacks any obvious utility. You may indeed have built a better mousetrap but, in the absence of any clear branding, how will your potential customers Read the full article…