OLCC Executive Director Update On Marijuana Licensing

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To our OLCC Recreational Marijuana Licensees: Since the Oregon Liquor Control Commission began issuing recreational marijuana licenses in April 2016 applicant interest has never diminished.  You can see that reflected in the application data we publish on a daily basis. Earlier this summer our agency placed a pause on processing applications.  Even before then the number of Read the full article…

Have a Heart, UFCW 21 Forge Washington State’s First Adult-Use Cannabis Union Contract

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WASHINGTON: Have a Heart and the UFCW 21 today signed Washington state’s first collective bargaining agreement between the union and an adult-use cannabis retailer. “This relationship is quite unusual, in a very positive sense,” said Todd Crosby, UFCW 21 President. “It’s rare for an employer and their employees to reach a first contract so quickly and one Read the full article…

Forum in Bend To Focus On Safety In Cannabis Industry

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OREGON: Cannabis growers and extractors are invited to an unprecedented opportunity to learn from government and business leaders about safety and health in the cannabis industry as part of a two-day event in Bend next month. Oregon’s Occupational Safety and Health Division (Oregon OSHA), a division of the Department of Consumer and Business Services, is Read the full article…

Mentor Capital Upgraded To OTCQX Best Market

Marijuana and Cannabis M&A Company Trades on Top OTC Market Tier

CALIFORNIA: Mentor Capital, an M&A and funding provider for the cannabis and medical marijuana sector, will start to trade on the OTCQX Best Market effective today. Mentor joins more than twenty companies during 2018 that have upgraded to OTCQX from the OTCQB® Venture Market, according to OTC Markets Group, Inc. U.S. investors can find current financial disclosure Read the full article…

Harris Poll: Majority Of Americans Want Marijuana Legalized

"Voters believe that ending America's failed marijuana prohibition laws is a common-sense issue, not a partisan one,"

NEW YORK: Eighty-five percent of Americans believe that marijuana “should be legalized for medical use,” and 57 percent of respondents endorse regulating it for anyone over the age of 21, according to national survey data compiled by Harris Insight & Analytics. Among younger respondents (those ages 18 to 44), 68 percent agree that cannabis should be legal. Most Read the full article…

MedMen Opens First Branded Store In Las Vegas

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CALIFORNIA: In classic Las Vegas fashion, with red-feathered showgirls and an Elvis impersonator entertaining the crowds, MedMen Enterprises opened its first branded store in the tourist mecca and entertainment capital of the world. Located at 823 3rd Street in the Arts District and near the Fremont Street Experience, MedMen Downtown Las Vegas is the Company’s 14th store nationwide. MedMen has Read the full article…

OLCC Notice Of Public Hearing: Sale Of Marijuana Items To Minors

Delaware Gov signs expungement bill

OREGON: The OLCC Rule Amendments increase the penalty for any sale of a marijuana item to a minor. The Commission is charged with regulating the sale of marijuana items. From the inception of the marijuana program, one of the key public safety concerns has been preventing the sale of marijuana items to minors. The Commission also requests Read the full article…

Tilray Signs Letter Of Intent With Pharmasave

Tilray® Signs Letter of Intent with Pharmasave

CANADA:  Tilray Canada announced that it has entered into a Letter of Intent (LOI) to become a preferred medical cannabis supplier to Pharmasave, the premier independent pharmacy banner in Canada. Subject to changes to Canadian regulations that would allow such distribution, Tilray will supply and distribute Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) certified Tilray-branded medical cannabis products through Pharmasave pharmacists. Read the full article…

Snoop Dogg To Speak At C2 Montréal 2018

noop Dogg to speak at C2 Montréal 2018 (CNW Group/C2 Montréal)

CANADA: C2 Montréal is proud to announce that Snoop Dogg will be a speaker at the 7th edition of its flagship event, which will be held from May 23 to 25, 2018 in Montreal, Canada at the Arsenal. The artist turned entrepreneur will take centre stage in the Big Top to discuss his entrepreneurial vision for the cannabis industry. Joining Read the full article…

Sales Of Cannabis Products For Medical And Adult Use

Legal cannabis sales continue to rise according to a new report from New Frontier

NEW YORK:  The legal cannabis market was worth $6.6 billion in 2016 and is forecast to grow to $24.1 billion by 2025, registering a compound annual growth rate of 16 percent, according to a report by New Frontier Data. By segment, the medical cannabis market was worth $4.7 billion in 2016 and is expected to grow to $13.3 billion by 2025. Recreational cannabis sales Read the full article…