420MEDIA Trailblazers In Cannabis: Meet Cannabis Nurse Heather Manus

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Digital marketing agency 420MEDIA and the Marijuana Business Association (MJBA) have joined forces to create a series highlighting entrepreneurs trailblazing the cannabis scene. We’ll ask each of these industry pioneers the same 5 questions.  This week, we meet Nurse Heather Manus, RN, the founder of the Cannabis Nurses Network.  1. Tell us about your Company Established in 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…

Curaleaf New Jersey Launches State’s First And Only Line Of Strain Specific Pure Cannabis Vape Concentrates

NJ’s leading dispensary increases product offerings after receiving state approval

NEW JERSEY: Curaleaf New Jersey, a provider of state licensed cannabinoid-based products, today launched a new line of natural, terpene rich, strain specific, vaporable cannabis concentrates for patients of its Bellmawr dispensary. The first in New Jersey to manufacture products in this category, Curaleaf continues to set the industry standard by expanding its already-diverse medical cannabis Read the full article…

Have a Heart Completes $25 Million Series A Financing

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Continued retail license wins attract smart capital to fuel aggressive growth WASHINGTON: Seattle-based cannabis retailer Have a Heart has closed the largest private financing for a pure-play U.S. retail cannabis company to date. The $25 million series A round was led by private, accredited investors with significant cannabis and technology industry experience. Founded in 2011, Have Read the full article…

Surterra’s Beau Wrigley, Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville Create New Medical Marijuana Brand Coral Reefer

Jimmy Buffett and Beau Wrigley launch cannabis brand Coral Reefer

GEORGIA:   Surterra Wellness, a leading medical cannabis company, has announced a landmark global licensing deal to create a new medical marijuana brand, Coral Reefer. The new venture between Surterra and Coral Reefer will develop and market medical and therapeutic cannabis products, merchandise and a broad range of wellness lifestyle products under the Coral Reefer brand Read the full article…

First Medicinal Cannabis Kitchen Of Its Kind in the Country Debuts In Arizona Friday, Oct. 5

Chef Carylann Principal is Executive Chef of The Mint Dispensary in Tempe, where she has helped to create a revolutionary new concept in the medicinal cannabis industry with the nation’s first full-service, on-site cannabis kitchen. (Photo: Business Wire)

Full-service Kitchen will offer chef-prepared foods to patients from a cannabis-infused menu ARIZONA: The Mint Dispensary, operator of one of the largest medicinal cannabis dispensaries in the United States, is launching the country’s first full-service cannabis kitchen in Tempe, Ariz., on Friday, Oct. 5. Patients seeking relief through medicinal cannabis can now access freshly prepared, cannabis-infused 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…

MJIC Acquires Puff Pack

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CALIFORNIA:  MJIC,  a leading provider of fully-licensed cannabis wholesale distribution, retail, compliance and supply chain solutions in California, has announced the acquisition of Puff Pack, an online, on-demand subscription service. Puff Pack, currently based in Los Angeles, boasts a global clientele, with as many as 3,000 subscribers receiving monthly curated packages with the latest ancillary products. 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.

 Hearing Aid Legislation
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…