Cannabis Industry Unites to Help Homeless in LA

Over 40 volunteers met at the Hollywood mansion of Advanced Nutrients founder and CEO Michael "BigMike" Straumietis to assemble 1,100 backpacks for adults and 500 backpacks for children packed full of the essential hygiene supplies, living necessities and non-perishable food items to help the homeless.

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…

Event Wrapup: CWCBExpo LA

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CALIFORNIA:  According to organizers, the Cannabis World Congress & Business Exposition, attracted more than 4,000 attendees to the September 7-9, event at the Los Angeles Convention Center.  Deemed the most professionally run event in the industry, CWCBExpo delivered on-point education, business connections, and helped build mainstream awareness for this burgeoning market. The CWCBExpo LA featured a Read the full article…

Montel Williams to Keynote Cannabis World Congress Los Angeles

Montel Williams to keynote CWCBExpo in LA

NEW JERSEY: Montel Williams, media celebrity and medical marijuana advocate will deliver a Keynote Address at the 3rd Annual Cannabis World Congress & Business Exposition, in Los Angeles, California.  Taking place Sept. 7-9, at the Los Angeles Convention Center, CWCBExpo is the leading trade show and conference on the West Coast for the medical marijuana Read the full article…

Education Takes Top Billing At Cannabis World Congress in Los Angeles

More than 100 speakers will provide subject matter expertise on tracks that cover:  Starting & Running a Cannabis Business; Industry Trends & Innovations; Legislation & Advocacy; Science & Technology; and Legal & Finance.

NEW JERSEY: Organizers of the Cannabis World Congress & Business Exposition (CWCBExpo) unveiled its programming lineup for September 7-9 at the Los Angeles Convention Center in Los Angeles, California.  More than 100 speakers will provide subject matter expertise on tracks that cover:  Starting & Running a Cannabis Business; Industry Trends & Innovations; Legislation & Advocacy; Science & Read the full article…

Green Cures Announces Final Negotiations For 20 Acres of Agricultural Land

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CALIFORNIA: Green Cures, a medical marijuana and industrial hemp products innovator, announced that the company is in final stages of their negotiations to lease 20 acres of agricultural land in the Adelanto, CA area. GRCU’s major negotiations to lease 20 acres with the option to purchase are months ahead of the November legalization vote in California. Read the full article…

Medical Marijuana Moves To Louisiana House

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LOUISIANA: A bill that would expand medical marijuana in Louisiana cleared another hurdle here Monday, moving it one step away from final legislative passage. Mills’ bill would expand the number of conditions that could be treated with the drug, which would be taken orally in an oil form, change the wording from “prescribe” to “recommend” to Read the full article…

California Legislature Sends Marijuana Regulations To Gov. Brown

State Senate leader Kevin de León worked with his colleagues late into the night on Thursday as the deadline for the 2015 legislative session approached.

CALIFORNIA: California lawmakers on Friday passed wide-ranging proposals for regulating the medical marijuana industry, which would lay groundwork for state control of the cultivation and sale of cannabis in the event that voters legalize recreational use of the drug next year. The package of bills, crafted in a compromise between legislative leaders and the governor, Read the full article…

Unlicensed Marijuana Stores Grow Like Weeds in LA

Passed by California voters nearly two decades ago, but absent statewide regulation, the legalization of medical marijuana has spawned a vast network of illegal dispensaries and wide disparities over how businesses are monitored across the state- if they are at all.

CALIFORNIA: Graffiti-tagged buildings, barricaded doors and iron-barred windows mark nearly every block of Avalon Boulevard as it cuts through the predominantly Hispanic neighborhood of Wilmington, 20 miles south of downtown Los Angeles. The streets are lined with small mom-and-pop shops – clothing stores, a piñata shop, garages and small, family-owned restaurants – and a clutch of Read the full article…

This Man Is Serving More Than 13 Years In Prison For Two Joints Worth Of Marijuana

he state Board of Pardons and Parole rejected Noble's petition for clemency in May simply because he hasn’t served 10 or more years in prison yet

LOUISIANA: This summer, Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal (R) signed a bill that significantly decreases criminal penalties for marijuana possession in the state. But for some prisoners already serving time on marijuana charges, the state’s old draconian drug laws continue to apply. Take the case of Bernard Noble. A 49-year-old father of seven, Noble is serving more than 13 Read the full article…

Bobby Jindal Signs Marijuana Bills That Reform Criminal Penalties, Medical Marijuana Access

Gov. Bobby Jindal on Monday signed two bills that in one year represent more progress on reforming marijuana laws than the state has made in the 24 years since legalizing medical marijuana in 1991.

LOUISIANA:  Gov. Bobby Jindal on Monday signed two bills that in one year represent more progress on reforming marijuana laws than the state has made in the 24 years since legalizing medical marijuana in 1991. In the case of one of the bills, which would set up a framework for dispensing marijuana for medical purposes (SB 143), Read the full article…