Leafly Pickup Expands Into Canada

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CANADA: Leafly, the leading technology platform that helps people discover and find cannabis, today announced the launch of Leafly Pickup in Canada. Leafly Pickup allows consumers to browse the menus of participating cannabis retailers, reserve products online, and then pick up and purchase products in-store directly from the retailer. Leafly Pickup is available now with leading Read the full article…

Aphria’s Board of Directors Rejects Green Growth Brand’s Hostile Takeover Bid As Significantly Undervalued And Inadequate

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CANADA: Aphria announced that its Board of Directors has rejected the hostile bid by Green Growth Brands to acquire all of the outstanding common shares of the Company including any Common Shares that may become issued and outstanding after January 22, 2019, but prior to the expiry of the hostile bid upon the exercise, conversion or exchange of options, warrants, Read the full article…

WSLCB Approves Jan. 1, 2020 Date For All Marijuana Products, Packaging & Labeling

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WASHINGTON: On December 12, 2018, the Board adopted interim packaging and labeling policies. These policies will remain in effect until adoption of rules to implement them. It is anticipated that once adopted, all changes will be enforced January 1, 2020, giving licensees approximately one year to prepare for the new rules by selling out existing Read the full article…

420MEDIA Trailblazers In Cannabis: Alan Brochstein, CFA & Partner At New Cannabis Ventures

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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. Each week, we’ll profile a noteworthy business pioneer, and ask each 5 questions. This week’s featured trailblazer is Alan J. Brochstein, CFA, Partner at New Cannabis Ventures and Analyst & Portfolio Manager Read the full article…

Aphria Signs Agreement To Supply Cannabis To The Manitoba Adult-Use Market

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CANADA: Aphria has signed a Supply Agreement with the Manitoba Liquor and Lotteries Corporation to provide a portfolio of high-quality, branded cannabis and cannabis derivative products for sale in Manitoba’s adult-use market. “We are thrilled to finalize this Agreement with the MBLL,” said Jakob Ripshtein, Chief Commercial Officer at Aphria. “Our broad portfolio of adult-use brands and products Read the full article…

Pro Athletes to Discuss CTE and Cannabis At New York Trade Show & Conference

Hemp is a hot topic for next week's CWCBexpo in NYC

NEW YORK: A number of high profile professional athletes will discuss sports and cannabis on a panel at the upcoming Cannabis World Congress & Business Exposition (CWCBExpo) on June 16, 2016 at the Jacob K  Javits Convention Center. According to event promoters, pro athletes from the NFL and NHL will provide frank insight on how legally Read the full article…

Will Pennsylvania Farmers Be Allowed To Grow Hemp Again?

Diamond introduced House Bill 967 to create a pilot program for industrial hemp research. The plant could be grown in special programs under the Department of Agriculture and at universities.

PENNSYLVANIA: A black and white picture from Hanover, Pennsylvania circa 1908 shows a farmer harvesting his field of hemp. Thirty years later, it was illegal to grow the plant. “Hemp was grown in Pennsylvania for hundreds of years and all of sudden, in the reefer madness craze of the 1930s, it got taken off the availability Read the full article…

The Marijuana Users Bill Of Rights

Don’t let anyone say this is legalization. Nothing is legal except possession of under an ounce of store-bought marijuana.

Posted by Ed Rosenthal  In mid-August I attended Seattle Hempfest. It was the first Hempfest since the implementation of I-502, which passed by popular vote in 2012 and “legalized” marijuana in the State of Washington. What Washington has is not legalization and it is clear to me we must define what legalization really means to users of marijuana through a Marijuana Read the full article…

South Africa Parliament Introduces Bill To Legalize Dagga

Last year Oriani-Ambrosini was diagnosed with stage four, inoperable lung cancer, which forms the background to this bill.

SOUTH AFRICA: The Medical Innovation Bill, a bill to legalize Cannabis in South Africa for medical, economic and industrial purposes, was introduced in parliament today. The bill was submitted by Member of Parliament, Mario GR Oriani-Ambrosini from the Inkatha Freedom Party. The Medical Innovation Bill aims to make provision for innovations in medical treatments by legalizing Read the full article…

House Blocks DEA From Targeting Medical Marijuana

"Some people are suffering, and if a doctor feels that he needs to prescribe something to alleviate that suffering, it is immoral for this government to get in the way," Rohrabacher said, his voice rising. "And that's what's happening."

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA: Reflecting growing national acceptance of cannabis, a bipartisan coalition of House members voted early Friday to restrict the Drug Enforcement Administration from using funds to go after medical marijuana operations that are legal under state laws. An appropriations amendment offered by Rep. Dana Rohrabacher (R-Calif.) prohibiting the DEA from spending funds to Read the full article…