The Cannabrander: Marketing Vs. Branding

Ben  Weinberg writes about cannabis and marketing for MJNewsNetwork.com

By Ben Weinberg “Build it and they will come,” may sound great as an incorporeal whisper from the far depths of an Iowa corn field, but as a strategy it lacks any obvious utility. You may indeed have built a better mousetrap but, in the absence of any clear branding, how will your potential customers Read the full article…

Will Higlin Named OLCC Deputy Director

Will Higlin

OREGON: Will Higlin has been appointed Deputy Director for the Oregon Liquor Control Commission as of April 1, 2017.  The announcement comes after Merle Lindsey, respected 35-year veteran of OLCC, announced his retirement from the agency as Deputy Director. Higlin joined the OLCC in May 2014 as the Liquor Licensing Director, and was quickly promoted to Read the full article…

Senator Savino Keynote & New York State Legislature Panel on Adult Use Highlights of Cannabis World Congress

New York State Senator Diane Savino will keynote at CWCBExpo NY

NEW YORK: The Cannabis World Congress & Business Exposition (CWCBExpo) is pleased to announce that New York State Senator Diane Savino has been added as a Keynote Speaker at the 4th Annual CWCBExpo, June 14-16 at the Javits Center in New York.   Senator Savino is recognized as one of the country’s most influential marijuana lawmakers Read the full article…

WSLCB Notice of Extension: Petition of Kittitas County for a Declaratory Order

wslcb

WASHINGTON: Recently the Board solicited comments from interested parties concerning the Petition of Kittitas County for a Declaratory Order. Initially the Board anticipated issuing a Declaratory Order by today unless an extension of time was necessary. Due to the volume and nature of the comments received the Board has determined that additional time is needed Read the full article…

OmniCannabis II: The amending

omnicannabis2

by Bailey Hirschburg This is a follow up to an earlier story reported by MJNewsNetwork: OMNICANNABIS: The WA State Senate Made Behemoth Pot Legislation, And It May Be Too Big To Fail In the end, my observation in the first omnicannabis article was omniscient, “in rushing to remove the band-aid from this wound, Washington Senators sacrificed Read the full article…

The Legal Cannabis Market Is Expected to Grow

Marijuana is big business

NEW YORK: According to a research report by New Frontier Data, in 2017 medical cannabis sales are forecasted to grow to $5.3 billion, accounting for 67% of total cannabis sales. By 2025, medical sales in current legal states are forecasted to grow to $13.2 billion, at which point medical sales will account for 55%. Comparatively, adult-use sales Read the full article…

Tilray Announces Medical Cannabis Export To Cyprus

Tilray to export mmj to Cyprus

CANADA:  Tilray, a global leader in medical cannabis research and production, today announced that Tilray cannabinoid products have arrived and are cleared for distribution in European Union member state Cyprus after the company received necessary approvals in Canada and Cyprus to export cannabinoid formulations for patients in Cyprus. “We are proud to be able to offer Read the full article…

OLCC To Create Cannabis Tracking System User Groups

OLCC news

OLCC Seeks applicants for Metrc User Group and Training Advisory Groups OREGON: The Oregon Liquor Control Commission is announcing the formation of three groups to enhance the functionality of and training related to the OLCC’s Cannabis Tracking System (Metrc). The three groups will be: A licensee user group that will prioritize and request system enhancements to Metrc; A licensee training advisory group that Read the full article…

Tilray Completes First Bulk Medical Cannabis Export To Australia Under New Regulations

Tilray mmj products are going Down Under

CANADA: Tilray, a global leader in medical cannabis research and production, today announced it has completed its first import of medical cannabis products into Australia under the country’s new import regulations. The products were produced at Tilray’s federally licensed, GMP-certified facility in Canada and can be dispensed to any patient with a valid prescription. “We are Read the full article…

Delaware Executes Cannabis Tracking Contract With BioTrackTHC

Delaware selects BioTrackTHC

DELAWARE: The State of Delaware Department of Health and Social Services (DHSS), the government agency responsible for regulating the medical use of cannabis in Delaware, has executed the state’s cannabis seed-to-sale tracking and patient registry contract with BioTrackTHC. Delaware’s stated goals for the Medical Marijuana Program include, “protect the people of Delaware by minimizing the risk of theft and Read the full article…