Level Brands And Isodiol Strike Multimillion-Dollar CBD Products Deal

kathy ireland Heath & Wellness, a Level Brands Business Unit, Enters into License with Isodiol Bringing the Parties Together in a Multimillion-Dollar Cannabidiol (CBD) Products Deal

NORTH CAROLINA: Level Brands has announced a licensing agreement with Vancouver-based Isodiol International to develop consumer products for kathy ireland® Health & Wellness, a licensor to Level Brands, and for Level Brands subsidiary I’M1, the company’s lifestyle brand for men. According to a company press release, Level Brands will receive an initial US$2 million payment in the form of Read the full article…

City Of West Hollywood Provides Green Light for Adult-Use Retail Cannabis

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CALIFORNIA: The City of West Hollywood has become one of the first cities in the state to permit Adult-Use Retail cannabis sales. The City of West Hollywood has issued Temporary Use Permits (TUPs) to four existing Medical-Use Dispensaries, which authorize Adult-Use Retail sales at their current locations on a temporary basis beginning on Tuesday, January 2, 2018. These Read the full article…

Open Letter To Attorney General Jeff Sessions

The Marijuana Business Association will continue to deliver on our mission: to serve as the leading provider of reliable business intelligence, professional community, and credible opportunity for participants in legal cannabis.  We have enhanced the value of MJBA membership, while keeping our fees reasonable and our programs accessible. Business membership starts at just $250.

Editorial by David Rheins, Founder/Executive Director of the Marijuana Business Association (MJBA) and publisher of the MJ News Network.   Dear Attorney General Sessions: Speaking on behalf of the tens of thousands of legal cannabis businesses, and the more than 150,000 workers employed in the legal cannabis industry, we ask you to rethink your decision to Read the full article…

Skipta And The Fresh Toast Bring Cannabinoid Medicine Information To Healthcare Professionals

Skipta and The Fresh Toast

PENNSYLVANIA & WASHINGTON: Skipta, a leading social network of specialized online medical communities for verified healthcare professionals, including Oncology Nation, Psychiatrist Connect and Doctor Unite, announced today its partnership with new media company, The Fresh Toast, to provide trusted, reliable information on cannabinoid medicine. In a first for the cannabis industry, this partnership will provide guidelines and research information Read the full article…

2017 Year In Review: NORML’s Top Ten Events In Marijuana Policy

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#1: Public Support In Favor Of Adult Use Legalization Reaches All-Time High Sixty-four percent of US adults – including for the first time a majority of self-identified Republicans – believe that the adult use of marijuana should be legal, according to nationwide polling data published in October by Gallup. The percentage is the highest level of support Read the full article…

Latest Arcview/BDS Data: Cannabis Consumer Spending Outpaces Industry Estimates

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NEW YORK: Arcview Market Research reports that consumer spending on legal cannabis in North America is outpacing previous estimates. The report indicates that retail cannabis sales will grow 33% from 2016 to nearly $10 billion this year. By 2021 the legal market is expected to reach $24.5 billion, at a 28% compound annual growth rate (CAGR). Arcview also reported that according Read the full article…

Book Release: “The Marijuana Smugglers Guide: Based On A True Story Volume 1”

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NEW YORK: Vietnam vet Larry David, Sr.’s “The Marijuana Smugglers Guide: Based on a true story Volume 1” is one man’s personal account of an illicit but lucrative career smuggling cannabis from Mexico into the United States and Canada.  Published by New York City-based Page Publishing, the irreverent memoir sheds light on the mechanics of an illicit career that, Read the full article…

Dixies’ Tripp Keber Moves To BR Brands; Co-Founder Chuck Smith Is New CEO

Trip Keber is Out As CEO of Dixie Brands

COLORADO:  “Pot Baron” Tripp Keber is turning over the reins of Dixie Brands to co-founder Chuck Smith.  The flamboyant co-founder is relinquishing his CEO role and will “ascend to a new role within Rose Capital affiliate, BR Brands,” according to a company press release. Dixie Brands is the owner of Dixie Elixirs & Edibles, Therabis, and Aceso Wellness.  Read the full article…

Major Developments In Cannabis Industry Today Including Significant License Developments

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FLORIDA: Canadian and North American Cannabis companies are quickly ramping up operations getting ready to meet the anticipated surge in demand when recreation customers could start ordering across Canada. Bill C-45, which will legalize cannabis across the country, largely leaves it up to the provinces and territories to determine how marijuana can be sold and used. Canada’s Cannabis Act Read the full article…

The Goodship Joins Privateer Holdings

The Goodship joins Privateer Holdings

WASHINGTON:  The Goodship, Washington state’s popular and beloved cannabis edibles brand, announced today that it has joined the Privateer Holdings family of brands. Together, The Goodship and Privateer Holdings will develop new products and expand the brand’s availability to consumers in new markets across North America. Founded in 2014 by Jody Hall, The Goodship makes “damn Read the full article…