New MyJane Study: Majority of Orange County Women Would Consider Cannabis to Treat Stress, Sleep Issues and Pain

Majority of Orange County Women Would Consider Cannabis to Treat Stress, Sleep Issues and Pain

CALIFORNIA:  Seventy-nine percent of women surveyed in Orange County, California, agree that their most common health and wellness issues can be addressed with cannabis products, according to a just-released survey conducted by San Diego-based research firm GroupSolver for MyJane in advance of its launch. The survey also revealed the state of Orange County cannabis usage, 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…

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…

MedMen Announces Acquisition Of Florida Marijuana License And Cultivation Facility

Marijuana is big business

CALIFORNIA: MedMen, the country’s leading cultivator, producer and retailer of state-sanctioned cannabis, has signed a definitive agreement to acquire dispensary and cultivation assets from Florida-based Treadwell Nursery. As part of the transaction, MedMen will acquire Treadwell Nursery’s cultivation facility situated on 5 acres in Eustis, Florida and the right to open 25 medical marijuana dispensaries in the State of Read the full article…

Aphria Selects Great North Distributors For Canadian Distribution Of Adult-Use Cannabis

Cannabis in Canada

CANADA: Aphria and Great North Distributors, a wholly-owned Canadian subsidiary of Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits, have signed an agreement for Great North Distributors to serve as exclusive manufacturer’s representative for Aphria’s adult-use cannabis products throughout Canada, following the legalization of recreational cannabis for adult-use anticipated later this year. Under the terms of the agreement, Great North Distributors Read the full article…

Mentor Capital Adds $2.3 Million To Cash and Cannabis Investment In 1st Quarter 2018

Marijuana is big business

First Quarter 10-Q Filing for Marijuana and Cannabis M&A Company CALIFORNIA: Mentor Capital announced that it has filed its quarterly 10-Q filing for the first quarter ended March 31, 2018, with the Securities and Exchange Commission. For the quarter ended March 31, 2018, Mentor had revenues of $1,016,199 and gross profit of $345,707 with a resulting Read the full article…

Isodiol To Acquire California Hemp Farm Farmtiva

The exclusive partnership with the Imperial Valley Conservation Research Center and Farmtiva will harvest the first legally grown hemp in California in 24 years under the Agricultural Act of 2014 § 7606 (“2014 Farm Bill”).

CANADA:  Isodiol International Inc., a global CBD innovator specializing in the development of pharmaceutical and health and wellness products, has announced that it has entered into a binding agreement to acquire 51% of Farmtiva, a cultivator of hemp with operations in California that provides hemp farming and distribution support for farmers and other industry participants. Farmtiva has Read the full article…

The 7th CannaGrow Expo Is Headed To Palm Springs, CA May 19-20

The 7th CannaGrow Expo
May 19 + 20, 2018 • Palm Springs, CA

CALIFORNIA: The 7th CannaGrow Expo will be hosted May 19-20, 2018 at the Palm Springs Convention Center & Renaissance Hotel. The CannaGrow Expo is a two-day educational event dedicated to the art & science of cannabis cultivation and extraction. Designed to provide cannabis growers and extractors from around the world an opportunity to network, share strategies, learn from Read the full article…

Coachella Valley Is Cultivation Central For California Indoor

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By Stu Zakim CALIFORNIA: The Coachella Valley Cannabis Alliance Network (CVCAN) and its second annual cultivation conference this past weekend in Desert Springs CA painted a very positive picture of the state of cannabis cultivation. A series of panel conversations combined with a selection of vendors pointed to Desert Springs and the surrounding area becoming Read the full article…

3rd Annual Los Angeles 420 Games Set to Attract Thousands to Santa Monica Pier & Venice Beach

Jim McAlpine cheering runners on at the 420 Games finish line (PRNewsfoto/420 Games)

CALIFORNIA: The 420 Games today announced dates and planned activities for the third annual Los Angeles 420 Games. The Games will take place on Saturday, March 31 and Sunday, April 1, 2018 at the Santa Monica Pier, bringing famous faces, Professional athletes, X-Games and BMX athletes, and over one hundred cannabis brands together for two-days of healthy competition and community. “The 420 Games provides a Read the full article…