Weekend Unlimited Shares Begin Trading On The Canadian Securities Exchange

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Trading Under the Symbol YOLO on the CSE on October 15, 2018 CANADA: Weekend Unlimited, a lifestyle cannabis company, announced that  its shares began trading Monday, October 15, 2018 on the Canadian Securities Exchange under the symbol YOLO. The Company is the result of a two for one consolidation and the previously announced amalgamation of Open Source Read the full article…

MedMen Acquires First Dispensary In San Francisco Bay Area

MedMen Expands Footprint in its Home State into Northern California

CALIFORNIA: MedMen Enterprises announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire a licensed dispensary from Berkeley Patients Group in Emeryville, California. As a result of the transaction, MedMen will have one of only two adult-use licenses issued in the City of Emeryville, just outside San Francisco. The dispensary is located in a young professional hub Read the full article…

Mentor Capital Adds Three Cannabis Investments in Two Months

G Farma, Solis Tek, and GB Sciences Increase Mentor’s Marijuana Holdings

CALIFORNIA: Mentor Capital announced that its investment in G FarmaLabs Limited has increased to $2,700,000 following yesterday’s seventh investment tranche delivered to G Farma of $250,000 from Mentor for additional leased equipment and working capital. In addition to receiving consulting fees, repayment, interest, and lease payments, Mentor has captured a $1 option for a 3.75% equity Read the full article…

PRØHBTD Accelerates Growth With Two Office Openings In Canada

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Cannabis Lifestyle Media and Brand Platform Expands Operations to Toronto and Vancouver CANADA: PRØHBTD, a leading cannabis lifestyle media and brand platform, recently opened new offices in Toronto and Vancouver. The first international expansion beyond PRØHBTD’s primary Los Angeles headquarters, the two offices will lead the company’s growth strategy in Canada in advance of the Read the full article…

OLCC Processor Rules Advisory Committee Meeting

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OREGON: The OLCC is currently in rule making to address issues surrounding the processing of marijuana. The purpose of this meeting will be to review applicable building/fire codes and address other processor safety issues that have arisen within the industry. Meeting Details: September 7, 2018 9:30 – 11:30 am 9079 SE McLoughlin Blvd. Portland, OR Read the full article…

Illinois Governor Signs Landmark Medical Marijuana Legislation

"This law will give thousands of Illinoisans who struggle with the negative side effects of opioids, including harmful addiction, another choice to manage their pain," the governor said.

 Gov. Rauner extends health insurance to fertility preservation
Gov. Rauner extends health insurance to fertility preservation
​A new law (HB 2617) signed by Gov. Bruce Rauner amends the Illinois insurance code to require coverage of egg or sperm preservation, a well-established medical practice that gives hope to patients who receive life-saving cancer treatment that they can one day have their own children.

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Gov. Rauner approves landmark legislation to cover hearing aids for children
The governor signed House Bill 4516 at the Capitol with 10-year-old Hunter Martin. Hunter and his brother, Owen, 7, both wear hearing aids. Hunter, who resides in Illiopolis, testified in front of House and Senate committees in 2017 and again this year to advocate for the new law.

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Governor signs measures to ramp up treatment of mental illness, opioid abuse
Gov. Bruce Rauner this week signed a bill package that increases access to mental health and substance use disorder treatment and addresses the state's opioid crisis.

 Rauner enacts legislation to streamline services for veterans
Rauner enacts legislation to streamline services for veterans
​Legislation signed by Gov. Bruce Rauner streamlines veteran identification services and makes it easier for homeless veterans to access needed medical benefits. Rauner also made Nov. 4th GI Bill of Rights Day to pay tribute to the American Legion committee, chaired by the 29th Governor of Illinois, that wrote the historic Serviceman's Readjustment Act of 1944.

ILLINOIS: Gov. Bruce Rauner today signed the Alternatives to Opioids Act of 2018, adding those who might otherwise seek opioids for pain management to the list of those eligible for medical marijuana. “This law will give thousands of Illinoisans who struggle with the negative side effects of opioids, including harmful addiction, another choice to manage their Read the full article…

OLCC Executive Director Update On Marijuana Licensing

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To our OLCC Recreational Marijuana Licensees: Since the Oregon Liquor Control Commission began issuing recreational marijuana licenses in April 2016 applicant interest has never diminished.  You can see that reflected in the application data we publish on a daily basis. Earlier this summer our agency placed a pause on processing applications.  Even before then the number of Read the full article…

Have a Heart, UFCW 21 Forge Washington State’s First Adult-Use Cannabis Union Contract

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WASHINGTON: Have a Heart and the UFCW 21 today signed Washington state’s first collective bargaining agreement between the union and an adult-use cannabis retailer. “This relationship is quite unusual, in a very positive sense,” said Todd Crosby, UFCW 21 President. “It’s rare for an employer and their employees to reach a first contract so quickly and one Read the full article…

Forum in Bend To Focus On Safety In Cannabis Industry

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OREGON: Cannabis growers and extractors are invited to an unprecedented opportunity to learn from government and business leaders about safety and health in the cannabis industry as part of a two-day event in Bend next month. Oregon’s Occupational Safety and Health Division (Oregon OSHA), a division of the Department of Consumer and Business Services, is Read the full article…