Weedmaps Appoints New Chief Executive Officer

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Doug Francis steps aside as CEO to serve as Chairman;President Chris Beals to Assume Role as CEO CALIFORNIA: Weedmaps today announced that the Company’s Board of Directors has appointed Chris Beals as Chief Executive Officer, effective March 6, 2019. In addition to assuming day-to-day leadership of Weedmaps, Beals will serve as a member of the Company’s Read the full article…

NJ Governor Murphy & Legislative Leadership Announce Agreement On Outlines Of Legalization Of Adult-Use Marijuana

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Agreement Reached on Tax Rate, Regulatory Structure, and Expungement Provisions NEW JERSEY: Governor Phil Murphy, Senate President Steve Sweeney, Assembly Speaker Craig Coughlin, Senator Scutari, and Assemblywoman Quijano today announced an agreement on the broad outlines of legislation to legalize adult-use marijuana in New Jersey. “Legalizing adult-use marijuana is a monumental step to reducing disparities Read the full article…

420MEDIA Trailblazers In Cannabis: Edmund M. DeVeaux, Burton Trent Public Affairs

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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 Edmund M. DeVeaux, Executive Vice President/Member at Burton Trent Public Affairs LLC, and Policy Advisor of the Read the full article…

Dauntless Announces Acquisition Of Soro Software

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Acquisition brings CRM and business intelligence functionality to GIANT platform WASHINGTON: Dauntless, Inc. has acquired Soro Software, Inc., announcing an agreement to combine forces and move forward together.  “We’re super excited about working with Dauntless!”, said Soro CEO Jerry Tindall. He says, “Our companies just clicked so well together; it was a no-brainer”. Dauntless CEO, Clark Musser, Read the full article…

MJBA Communications Chief Stu Zakim To Moderate Panel On Cannabis In The Media At NECANN Boston

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Panel of Cannabis media leaders to explore “changing attitudes, access and headlines” MASSACHUSETTS: As reporting on cannabis migrates to a broader range of media outlets and reporters covering this beat find themselves playing catch-up to deal with the daily developments of a growing industry, MJBA‘s Communications lead, Stu Zakim, will moderate a panel at the Read the full article…

Ohio Medical Marijuana Sales Figures – March10, 2019

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The following are program sales totals from 1/16/2019 to 3/10/2019: Total Sales: $1,854,900 Total Volume of Product Sold: 245 pounds The Ohio Medical Marijuana Control Program will provide weekly sales figures through April 1st, after which a monthly report will be made available. Patient registration information will continue to be reported on a monthly basis.

Latest Research On Blockchain In The Legal Cannabis Supply Chain Highlighted At SXSW

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Blockchain in Legal Cannabis: Weeding Out Supply Chain Inefficiencies is latest addition to research firms’ eBook series TEXAS: Worldwide spending on legal cannabis is growing rapidly, but the market will not realize its full potential without efficient supply chains to deliver an expanding array of products. Blockchain technology could address this issue by providing greater Read the full article…

First US Clinical Study Assessing Hemp-Derived Cannabinoid Supplementation In Recovery From Traumatic Brain Injury Begins In Colorado

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COLORADO:  The Flowering HOPE Foundation and Clover Leaf University have just announced sponsorship and collaboration on the first US clinical study to be approved to investigate plant-derived cannabinoid supplements in recovery from brain injury.  The study will analyze quantitative EEG brain activity and a cannabinoid-sensitive salivary biomarker in 40 subjects with mild traumatic brain injury and controls who currently Read the full article…

Altria Becomes Largest Shareholder in Cronos Group, A Leading Global Cannabinoid Company

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VIRGINIA: Altria announced the completion of its approximately USD $1.8 billion (CAD $2.4 billion) investment in Cronos Group, a leading global cannabinoid company, following receipt of shareholder and Canadian regulatory approvals. Altria’s investment represents an approximate 45% economic and voting interest in Cronos Group with a warrant to acquire additional ownership at a price of CAD $19.00 Read the full article…

Ohio Department Of Commerce Submits Proposed Rule Package To The Common Sense Initiative

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OHIO: The Ohio Department of Commerce Medical Marijuana Control Program is submitting the following proposed rule package for review to the Common Sense Initiative and soliciting public input on draft changes to Ohio Administrative Code Chapter 3796. Business Impact Analysis Draft Rule Language The proposed draft language addresses the following amendments: 3796:2-1-06 (Amended): This rule outlines Read the full article…