Can Marijuana Legalization Help Grow The US Economy?

Can weed fix the US Economy?

By John Levy While many marijuana dispensaries claim to not be raking in much profit, the same cannot be said for their state.  With medical marijuana becoming a growing business, the biggest advantage has been the kick back.  How does marijuana legalization help to grow the US economy?  It has little to do with the Read the full article…

Reverend Al Sharpton To Keynote CWCBExpo In LA & Boston

Cannabis World Congress

NEW JERSEY:  Cannabis World Congress & Business Expositions (CWCBExpo) is pleased to announce that civil rights leader and founder of the National Action Network, Rev. Al Sharpton will be continuing his Keynote Address series at the upcoming 4th Annual Los Angeles event, September 13-15, at the LA Convention Center and at the premiere of the Read the full article…

State Tax Revenues Benefit From Legalized Cannabis Market

Marijuana is big business

NEW YORK:  The legal cannabis market is expected to generate more tax revenue for states in the U.S, according to a report from New Frontier Data. The U.S. cannabis market could generate $2.3 billion in state tax revenue from retail sales by 2020. The projection is based on the assumption for projected growth in all states currently legal Read the full article…

San Francisco Supervisors Approve ‘Office Of Cannabis’

San Francisco Office of Cannabis

CALIFORNIA: San Francisco officials have approved a new Office of Cannabis in advance of recreational marijuana sales starting in California next year. The San Francisco Chronicle reports that the Board of Supervisors on Tuesday also directed the new office to analyze disparities that keep certain minority groups out of the cannabis business. Its other task Read the full article…

Oregon Marijuana Worker Permit

All persons working in the OLCC-licensed recreational marijuana industry, including licensees, must have a valid Marijuana Worker Permit.

OREGON: Remember: All persons working in the OLCC-licensed recreational marijuana industry, including licensees, must have a valid Marijuana Worker Permit. This includes anyone working at an OLCC-licensed producer, processor, wholesaler, or retail business. You must be at least 21 years old to be eligible for a permit. Apply for a Marijuana Worker Permit

Teamsters Decry Shutdown of L.A. Cannabis Facility With Union Ties

“Businesses that are following the law should not be harassed just because they are part of the cannabis industry.”

Dubious Police Raid of THC Design Results in Loss of 50 Good-Paying Jobs By Kristin Heidelbach CALIFORNIA:  A cannabis cultivator who just last week reached a labor peace agreement with Teamsters Joint Council 42 for the right to organize some 150 employees at his three facilities in the city has been forced to shut down Read the full article…

NSAV to Spin-Off Hemp Beer Subsidiary To Shareholders

Hemp beer

PENNSYLVANIA: NSAV Holding, Inc., announced today that the Company will spin-off its hemp beer division as a stand-alone public company. In conjunction with the spin-off, NSAV shareholders will be awarded shares in the proposed public entity based upon their holdings in NSAV. The Company has already formed Hemp Beer Inc., a Colorado corporation, and has Read the full article…

Freedom Leaf To Open CBD Oil Extraction Facility In Las Vegas

Clifford Perry

NEVADA: Freedom Leaf  today announced that it has agreed to purchase CO2 Supercritical Extraction equipment for legal hemp CBD extraction from NuAxonTech, the producer of world class, large capacity Co2 Supercritical Extraction equipment. Clifford J. Perry, Freedom Leaf CEO, explained, “As part of our strategic business model, the equipment will be installed in Las Vegas this week Read the full article…

WSLCB Seeks Input On New Cannabis Advertising Rules

WSLC B proposes new pot shop signage regs

NOTICE OF RULE MAKING – Pre-proposal – #17-14 WASHINGTON: The Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board has entered into the initial stage of rule making (CR 101) to consider rule changes in Chapter 314-55 related to advertising. Rule changes are needed as a result of changes to advertising requirements in law due to the passage Read the full article…

WSLCB Notice to Stakeholders – Sales of Plants/Clones And Seeds Interim Policy

WSLCB releases new interim rules for plants, clones and stems

INTERIM POLICY NOTICE – #BIP-01-2017 WASHINGTON: The Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board has issued an Interim Policy to provide requirements and guidance for sales of immature marijuana plants or clones and seeds between licensed producers and qualifying patients, designated providers, and members of a registered cooperative in response to the passage of ESSB 5131 during Read the full article…