DEA Report: Uptick In Marijuana Seizures In 2016

Pot Dispensary Raid on 4/20

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA:  Seizures of indoor and outdoor cannabis crops reported by the US Drug Enforcement Administration rose in 2016, according to annual data compiled by the agency. According to the DEA’s Domestic Cannabis Eradication/Suppression Statistical Report, law enforcement confiscated more than 5.3 million marijuana plants nationwide in 2016. The total is a 20 percent increase over the Read the full article…

The Blinc Group Launches With VIP Party On Super Yacht

Leading Vapor & Cannabis Industry Entrepreneurs, Investors, and Influencers from Across the Globe Gather for VIP Event

 Leading Vapor & Cannabis Industry Entrepreneurs, Investors, and Influencers from Across the Globe Gather for VIP Event NEW YORK: The Blinc Group, a business incubator for the vapor and cannabis technology industries, will join investors, entrepreneurs, influencers, and thought leaders for their official launch party on Wednesday, October 18, 2017. The celebration will take place Read the full article…

Shango Anniversary Party Oct. 27 At Win Sivers, Oregon Location

Pot shop gets in the Halloween spirit

OREGON: Shango Premium Cannabis will celebrate the third anniversary of its Shango Win Sivers and Shango Harold dispensary locations with a Halloween party Friday, Oct. 27, that includes a grand prize drawing for a free trip to Las Vegas. The catered celebrations will take place from 5 to 9 p.m. at each location and feature Read the full article…

Former NFL Champion Marvin Washington Joins BudTrader.com As Investor And Board Member

Marvin Washington and BudTrader CEO Brad McLaughlin on HighTimes radio.

CALIFORNIA: BudTrader.com, an online medical marijuana marketplace, has announced that former NFL defensive end and champion Marvin Washington has become an investor in the company. In addition to his investment, Washington has joined BudTrader’s Advisory Board, already consisting of former WeedMaps CTO Grant Koneke, Cannabis industry icon, Douglas Leighton, and Jim Skelton, former CEO of Ocean Pacific. In a statement released Read the full article…

Marapharm Is Building A Third Facility In Las Vegas

Marapharm announces third facility in Las Vegas

CANADA: Marapharm Ventures Inc. has announced construction plans for a third building which will be 65,635 square feet on the 7 acre property located in Las Vegas, adjacent to 2 existing cultivation buildings. The ground prep pad is ready to build on, most infrastructure is designed and in place and building plans go for bid in October 2017. Construction will begin Read the full article…

Honest Herbal Defends Against Alba’s The Honest Company

Honest Herbal fights back

COLORADO: The manufacturer of full spectrum CBD hemp products — Honest Herbal — is defending its right to describe its products as “Honest.”  On September 26, 2017, The Honest Company (THC) filed a trademark lawsuit claiming that Honest Herbal could not use the word “Honest” to describe its CBD Hemp products.  Through a press release, Honest Herbal Read the full article…

Tilray Exports Medical Cannabis Products To New Zealand or Nationwide Distribution

Products currently available in New Zealand include precisely formulated medical cannabis oils containing tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and cannabidiol (CBD).

CANADA: Tilray, a global leader in medical cannabis research and production, today announced that Tilray medical cannabis products have been successfully exported to New Zealand and are now available for distribution nationwide. The products were produced at Tilray’s federally licensed, Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP)-certified facility in Canada and can be dispensed to any patient with valid Read the full article…

Cannabis Nurses Network Conference 2017 Is Oct 5-7 At UNLV Las Vegas

Cannabis Nurses Network™ Presents 
Cannabis Education for Nurses at UNLV-Las Vegas, NV

NEVADA:  Cannabis Nurses Network is producing the first ever 5.33 CEU Nursing accredited program October 5th – 7th, 2017, at UNLV-Las Vegas, Nevada (Greenspun Hall and Foundations Bldg) 4505 S. Maryland Pkwy., Las Vegas, NV 89154. The 2-day series is being produced in partnership with UNLV Students for Sensible Drug Policy, and Las Vegas NORML, and is Read the full article…

MJBA Founder To Talk Media And PR At King Cannabis Expo

It's been an amazing year for  the legal cannabis industry and the MJBA.

WASHINGTON: Before he founded the influential Marijuana Business Association in 2012, MJBA Founder David Rheins was a successful media and marketing executive, with an impressive track record of brand building at some of the world’s most successful media companies, including Rolling Stone, Spin, and AOL Time Warner. Rheins is fond of drawing the parallels with his Read the full article…

Big Business Starting To Look At Canada’s Newest Industry

Philip Morris is one of many big tobacco concerns eyeing legal weed

UNITED KINGDOM: Twenty years ago, it was vilified as a ‘gateway drug’. Now, cannabis has grown into a big business, with the potential to become even bigger as laws are scheduled to change to reflect shifting social attitudes towards marijuana and investment picks up to take advantage of increased demand. And make no mistake: the Read the full article…