WSLCB Issues Ban On Sale Of Flavored Vapor Products

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To:         Cannabis Licensees Fr:          Liquor and Cannabis Board Re:         Sale of Flavored Vapor Products is Prohibited –  Effective Oct. 10, 2019  This message is to follow up today’s Washington State Board of Health meeting where the Board of Health took action on Gov. Inslee’s Executive Order 19-03: Addressing the Vaping Use Public Health Crisis. Read the full article…

Cresco Labs Announces Closing Of Acquisition In New York State

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Acquisition Adds One of Only 10 Vertically Integrated Cannabis Business Licenses Issued by the State of New York ILLINOIS: Cresco Labs, one of the largest vertically integrated multi-state cannabis operators in the United States, today announced that it has closed its acquisition of 100% of the membership interests of Gloucester Street Capital, the parent entity of Read the full article…

Viola Closes $16 Million Investment Round Led By Gotham Green Partners

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CALIFORNIA: Viola, a national leader in the production and sale of premium quality cannabis products founded by NBA veteran Al Harrington, today announced the closing of a $16 million funding round led by Gotham Green Partners. The investment firm, known for its financial support of some of the most reputable cannabis companies in the industry, is the first institutional Read the full article…

Leafly Announces Leafly Learn Online Education Platform for Training & Certifying Budtenders

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WASHINGTON: Leafly, the world’s leading cannabis resource, today announced Leafly Learn, an online education platform created to empower cannabis retail workers to serve customers with confidence. To celebrate, Leafly is hosting a 16-city tour across North America to bring Leafly Learn directly to budtenders. Leafly Learn and the Budtender Education Tour will teach budtenders about the science of cannabis and how Read the full article…

OLCC Action on Governor Brown’s Vaping Executive Order

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Commission Will Meet to Pass Emergency Temporary Rules OREGON: The Oregon Liquor Control Commission (OLCC) will meet next week to act on the Executive Order on the Vaping Public Health Crisis issued today by Oregon Governor Kate Brown.  The Governor’s order directs the Oregon Health Authority (OHA) and the OLCC to enact a temporary ban on Read the full article…

Ohio Board Of Pharmacy Awards Dispensary Certificate Of Operation In Canton

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OHIO: The State of Ohio Board of Pharmacy today awarded a Dispensary Certificate of Operation to ZenLEAF Canton, located at 1851 Steinway Blvd. SE, Canton.   The interactive map of Dispensaries with Certificates of Operation will be updated within the next 48 hours.

The Blinc Group And Think20 Labs Announce Research Partnership Focused On Cannabis Vaping Emissions

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NEW YORK: The Blinc Group, the leading provider of customized vaping solutions for the Cannabis industry, and Think20 Labs, an analytical testing laboratory for Hemp and Cannabis, announced a research partnership. The objective of this research is to develop a vaping apparatus that helps identify possible dangerous compounds that are inhaled by consumers. More in-depth Read the full article…

U.S. Federal Cannabis Legalization Could Be Worth $128.8 Billion In Taxes And 1.6 Million Jobs

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DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA: New Frontier Data, the authority in data, analytics and business intelligence for the global cannabis industry, releases its new study Cannabis In the U.S. Economy: Jobs, Growth and Tax Revenue, 2019 Edition. The report looks at the current state of legal cannabis jobs and tax revenues and projects the impact that full federal Read the full article…

Indiana NORML Applauds Acting Marion County Prosecutor Ryan Mears’ Focus

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INDIANA:  In a press conference, Acting Marion County Prosecutor Ryan Mears announced that the Marion County Prosecutor’s Office will no longer prosecute citizens for possessing less than an ounce of cannabis.      Indianapolis now becomes the first Hoosier city to exercise “lowest priority” status for dealing with simple possession of small amounts of cannabis. According Read the full article…

Oregon State University’s Global Hemp Innovation Center Receives $1M For Genetics Research

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OREGON: Oregon State University’s Global Hemp Innovation Center has received a $1 million gift to explore hemp genomics, research that can grow understanding of how hemp may be used in health and nutrition products, textiles and construction materials. The gift to the OSU Foundation was provided by Oregon CBD, a hemp seed research and development company. Read the full article…