Border Officials: Canadians Involved In Legal Marijuana Industry To Be Barred Entry To The United States

Section 212 of the US Immigration and Nationality Act states that foreigners are ineligible to enter the US if they are "determined to be a drug abuser" or if they have assisted in the trafficking of an illicit substance.

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA: A top official from the US Customs and Border Patrol has affirmed that the agency will enforce a federal policy prohibiting those involved with the Canadian marijuana industry from entering the United States. Section 212 of the US Immigration and Nationality Act states that foreigners are ineligible to enter the US if they Read the full article…

Curaleaf New Jersey Launches State’s First And Only Line Of Strain Specific Pure Cannabis Vape Concentrates

NJ’s leading dispensary increases product offerings after receiving state approval

NEW JERSEY: Curaleaf New Jersey, a provider of state licensed cannabinoid-based products, today launched a new line of natural, terpene rich, strain specific, vaporable cannabis concentrates for patients of its Bellmawr dispensary. The first in New Jersey to manufacture products in this category, Curaleaf continues to set the industry standard by expanding its already-diverse medical cannabis Read the full article…

Former Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa Joins MedMen’s Board Of Directors

Former Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa Joins MedMen’s Board of Directors

CALIFORNIA: MedMen Enterprises announced that former Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa has joined its Board of Directors. Villaraigosa brings with him two decades of public service. He served two terms as mayor of Los Angeles from 2005 to 2013, was the Speaker of the California State Assembly from 1998 to 2000, a Los Angeles councilmember from 2003 Read the full article…

Marijuana Business Association Is Media Sponsor Of First Oklahoma Hempfest

Come to the largest first ever annual cannabis policy and reform event in Oklahoma

MJBA Founder David Rheins Is Featured Speaker At Historic Hemp Festival WASHINGTON: The first Oklahoma Hempfest  is shaping up to be enormous. Promoter Scott McKinley has assembled a world-class lineup of major talent for the FREE event, including DJ Snoopadelic (Snoop Dogg), Kokane, GapX The Band, Twista, Ryan Upchurch “The Redneck” and many more, and Read the full article…

Major Alcohol Industry Association Announces Support For Right To Legalize Cannabis

Major Alcohol Industry Association Announces Support for Right to Legalize Cannabis

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA: Wine & Spirits Wholesalers of America (WSWA) has announced an official policy position in favor of a state’s right to establish a legal, well-regulated, adult-use cannabis marketplace; it is the first and only beverage alcohol association to do so. In states where cannabis is or will subsequently be legalized, the association calls 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…

Green With Envy: Why the Biggest Battleground for the Beverage Industry Will be in Cannabis

Infused beverages represent a growth segment of the canna economy

ILLINOIS: Legal cannabis provides a valuable opportunity to reshape the consumer beverage industry, according to Cannabiz Consumer Group (C2G). Today, beverages generate nearly $1.5 trillion annually for the US economy. Manufacturers profiting from increasing demand for beverages that are healthier alternatives to traditional sodas and sugary drinks, while delivering unique flavors and experiences. Coupled with ample Read the full article…

INDIVA and Bhang Corporation Create Canadian and International Joint Venture

Alternative Health to provide laboratory services for a large multi-state laboratory provider.

CANADA: INDIVA Limited has announced a 50/50 joint venture with, and a USD $1 million investment into, Bhang Corporation, an award-winning licensor of cannabis and CBD edibles and concentrates. The joint venture, which is managed by INDIVA, has exclusive rights to manufacture and sell Bhang products in Canada and the right to export those products internationally. Bhang is an intellectual Read the full article…

Wurk Raises $3.2 Million In Bridge Funding Round

The company, which helps cannabis companies manage payroll, human resources, timekeeping, scheduling and tax compliance, streamlines operations and minimizes compliance risks in the ever-changing cannabis regulatory environment.

COLORADO: Wurk, the workforce management company for the cannabis industry, has raised $3.2 million in a bridge funding round, with participation from both new and returning investors, including Poseidon Asset Management, which led the round, as well as Phyto Partners, Altitude Investment Partners, Arcview Investor Network and Arcadian Fund. According to a company press release, Wurk will utilize the new Read the full article…

MRX Announces Next Generation CO2 Cannabis Extraction System

MRX introduces ew cannabis/hemp extractor.

OREGON:  MRX Xtractors has introduced the MRX 100C extractor—its newest commercial extraction technology targeting the ever-expanding cannabis and hemp industry. The demand for extracted cannabis and hemp has reached unprecedented levels. Along with the increase in demand, the industry faces strict regulations and high-quality expectations. Previous technology has not been able to keep up with maintaining a Read the full article…