NY Governor Cuomo Forms Workgroup To Draft Legislation for Regulated Adult-Use Marijuana Program

NY Gov forms committee to study adult-use cannabis

NEW YORK: Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today appointed a workgroup to draft legislation for a regulated adult-use marijuana program for the legislature to consider in the upcoming session based on the findings of a multi-agency study he commissioned in January. The study, led by the Department of Health, concluded that the positive impacts of a regulated marijuana market in New York State outweigh the potential negative Read the full article…

Manhattan D.A. Vance Ends Prosecution Of Marijuana Possession And Smoking Cases

D.A. Renews Call on New York State to Legalize Marijuana

New “Decline-To-Prosecute” Policy Follows National Review of Public Safety in Jurisdictions Where Marijuana is no Longer Criminally Prosecuted NEW YORK: Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus R. Vance, Jr., today released the D.A.’s Office’s new policy to decline to prosecute marijuana possession and smoking cases, effective tomorrow, August 1. The policy, which is included below, is expected to reduce Manhattan Read the full article…

Acreage Holdings Closes $119 Million Private Round – Largest In U.S. Cannabis History

Acreage Holdings closes largest round in US Cannabis history

Company Announces Completion of Roll-up and Plans for Public Listing on Canadian Securities Exchange for Q3 2018 NEW YORK: Acreage Holdings, one of the United States’ largest vertically integrated multi-state cannabis operators,  announced it has successfully closed its Series E funding round. The Company secured $119 million of capital and concurrently completed the rollup of control Read the full article…

Vape Co. CEO: Trump’s Trade War Will Stifle The Cannabis Industry

Tariffs won’t bring back jobs to America

The 25% increase in tariffs impact on vaping & cannabis NEW YORK:  Today, The Blinc Group’s Co-CEO,  Arnaud Dumas de Rauly,  is testifying at The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) public hearings regarding proposed tariffs on approximately $16 billion worth of Chinese products. These proposed tariffs increases – including HTS No. 8543709930 and HTS Read the full article…

The Blinc Group Enters Into Exclusive Distribution Agreement With Headies For Florida

Headies will have exclusive access to Puffmen’s portfolio for Florida

Headies will have exclusive access to Puffmen’s portfolio for Florida NEW YORK: The Blinc Group today announced that its customer in the vaping distribution industry, Headies Smoke Shops, has signed an agreement with Puffmen, to be the exclusive distributor in the State of Florida for its nicotine and cannabis vaping portfolio. Recognized as one of Read the full article…

New York State Department of Health Announces Opioid Replacement Now a Qualifying Condition for Medical Marijuana

New York State Department of Health Announces Opioid Replacement Now a Qualifying Condition for Medical Marijuana

Temporary ID Cards Will be Available for Certified Patients to Purchase Products More Quickly NEW YORK:  The New York State Department of Health today announced the filing of emergency regulations adding any condition for which an opioid could be prescribed as a qualifying condition for medical marijuana. Effective immediately, registered practitioners may certify patients to use medical Read the full article…

The Blinc Group’s Arnaud Dumas de Rauly Chairs 2 International Vape Standards Committees

Arnaud Dumas de Rauly as Chair of ISO/TC126/SC3 and CEN/TC437

NEW YORK: The Blinc Group, a distribution-centric incubator/accelerator of vapor technologies announces that its Co-Founder and Co-CEO, Arnaud Dumas de Rauly, has been appointed as Chair of the ISO/TC126/SC3 as well as Chair of the CEN/TC437 vapor product standards committees. ISO/TC126/SC3 relates to the standardization of terminology, test methods and product information for vapor products. The committee includes the following workgroups: ISO/TC Read the full article…

The Blinc Group Debuts X-Pro Series By Ultraflo

The Blinc Group announces the X-Pro Series by Ultraflo. The most versatile & consistent vape cartridges.

NEW YORK: The Blinc Group has launched its latest innovation in vape technology: the X-Pro Series – a revolutionary new heating element that heats only the oil you’re vaping, maintaining the flavor and quality of your oil down to the last drop. The Ultraflo X-Pro Series cartridges, powered by a patent pending technology, are by design the most consistent and versatile 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…

Blockchain Technology Integration In The Cannabis Supply Chain

The report indicates that enhanced transparency and immutability, improving smart contracts, increasing security concerns are factors that drive the growth of the market.

NEW YORK: According to a market research reported by IndustryARC, the blockchain market in supply chain is expected to reach $424.24 million by 2023, with a compound annual growth rate of 48.37 percent during the forecast period. A supply chain is a network between a company and its suppliers to produce and distribute products or services to the Read the full article…