San Francisco Supervisors Approve ‘Office Of Cannabis’

San Francisco Office of Cannabis

CALIFORNIA: San Francisco officials have approved a new Office of Cannabis in advance of recreational marijuana sales starting in California next year. The San Francisco Chronicle reports that the Board of Supervisors on Tuesday also directed the new office to analyze disparities that keep certain minority groups out of the cannabis business. Its other task Read the full article…

Study: Cannabis Dispensaries Deter Crime

crime is down in towns with legal weed

CALIFORNIA: The forced closure of medical cannabis retail facilities is associated with an uptick in crime, according to data published in the Journal of Urban Economics. University of Southern California researchers assessed the impact of dispensary closures on crime rates in the city of Los Angeles. Investigators analyzed crime data in the days immediately prior to and then immediately 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…

Legal Medical Marijuana Delivery Arrives In San Jose

Delivery comes to San Jose

CALIFORNIA: Eaze, the leading marijuana technology company, announced its official launch in San Jose today. Residents with a valid medical marijuana recommendation can now use Eaze to place orders for marijuana delivered on demand by a licensed dispensary. Residents in need of a recommendation can connect to a doctor on demand from their phone using Read the full article…

7 in 10 Californians 21 & Older Ready to Use Cannabis Products Recreationally

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CALIFORNIA: Enlucem, a strategic brand consultancy currently advising startups in the cannabis space, announced today the results of a detailed consumer study of Californians’ attitudes toward cannabis products. Results of the 800-person survey found that the market potential for medical marijuana and other future cannabis products in California is staggering – between 15 million and Read the full article…

Mentor Capital Discusses Opioids Vs. Cannabis at Congressman Rohrabacher Reception

Dana Rohrabacher

CALIFORNIA: Mentor Capital  met with Congressman Dana Rohrabacher of Newport Beach at his reception by the Cannabis Host Committee in San Diego, March 6th, 2017. Mentor CEO Chet Billingsley, nicknamed “The Doc” by the Congressman, outlined in discussion how 20% of the opiate crises and 6,000 annual deaths could be avoided by the projected 20% Read the full article…

Medical Marijuana Workers Fight For Labor Rights At Ontario Agriculture Tribunal

Medical Marijuana workers fight for rights

CANADA: The struggle to win union rights for medical cannabis workers in Canada has entered a new chapter, with the commencement of hearings at Ontario’s Agriculture, Food, and Rural Affairs Appeal Tribunal (AFRAA Tribunal) for workers at MedReleaf in Markham, Ontario. The Markham-based MedReleaf operates an industrial facility with approximately 50 employees who grow, trim, harvest, Read the full article…

MedMen Acquires New York Medical Marijuana Company

MedMen is coming to NY

CALIFORNIA: MedMen, a Los Angeles-based cannabis management and investment firm, announced today that it has acquired Bloomfield Industries, Inc., one of only five Registered Organizations licensed to operate a medical marijuana business in the State of New York. The acquisition provides MedMen with the opportunity to apply its operational expertise and institutional best practices to one Read the full article…

Cannabis Industry Unites to Help Homeless in LA

CALIFORNIA: A one-of-a-kind charity called Holiday Heroes — originally started in Bulgaria – headed by the CEO of Advanced Nutrients, opened its latest chapter in Los Angeles, California just in time to bring hope and happiness to the homeless this Christmas season. “BigMike handing out backpacks at a Family Shelter run by Volunteers of America in Los Angeles.   Read the full article…

New Report: Edibles Market Will Grow To $11B In 2017

Edibles in California will reach $11B by end of 2017

CALIFORNIA:  OutCo, a Southern California based fully vertical cannabis company has partnered with Monocle Research in Orlando, Florida to conduct groundbreaking research on the new state of cannabis in California. The recent approval of recreational marijuana use in the state of California has generated an immense amount of interest from both businesses and consumers, as they attempt to grasp the size and scope of Read the full article…