WSLCB Notice of Continued Public Hearing WSR 20-07-052

WASHINGTON: The Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board has continued the public hearing on WSR 20-03-176 regarding marijuana quality control rule revisions, originally scheduled for Wednesday, March 18, 2020 at 10:00 a.m. to Wednesday, April 1, 2020 at 10:00 a.m.

As a result of this continuance, the public comment period has been extended to the close of business on April 1, 2020.

This notice and other relevant rulemaking materials may be viewed at lcb.wa.gov/laws/laws-and-rules under Proposed Rules.

The Liquor and Cannabis Board encourages your participation in the rulemaking process by giving input on this rule. The board will hold at least one public hearing before the rules are adopted.

Public Comment

Please forward your initial comments to the Liquor and Cannabis Board by mail, e-mail, or fax by April 1, 2020.

By mail:   Rules Coordinator                 By e-mail:              By fax:

                Liquor and Cannabis Board    rules@lcb.wa.gov    360-664-9689

                P.O. Box 43080

                Olympia, WA  98504-3080

Public          April 1, 2020

Hearing:       10:00 a.m.

                    Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board – Board Room

                    1025 Union Avenue

                    Olympia, WA  98501

Burns & Levinson Hosts Third Annual State of the Cannabis Industry Conference In Boston October 23, 2019

Capital markets, investments, M&A and regulatory issues will be key topics at event

MASSACHUSETTS: Burns & Levinson will host its third annual “State of the Cannabis Industry” conference, which will focus on capital markets, investments, M&A, and regulatory issues in the rapidly growing multi-billion dollar cannabis industry. The conference will be held on October 23, 2019 from 7:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the Westin Waltham Boston hotel.

The event, which is also sponsored by CohnReznick and KushCo Holdings, will feature an interview with Commissioner Steven Hoffman, Chairman of the Massachusetts Cannabis Control Commission, in an exclusive one-on-one Q&A with Frank A. Segall, co-chair of the Cannabis Business & Law Advisory Group at Burns & Levinson. This is the second year that Hoffman has participated in this high-profile event, and the two will discuss current and future issues in the Massachusetts cannabis industry.

B&L Speakers 2019

Keynote speakers include: Dan Fireman, founder of Fireman Capital Partners, and Karen Munkacy, MD, founder and CEO of Garden Remedies. 

“Cannabis is already a multi-billion dollar industry, and its growth is projected to increase at an exponential and unprecedented rate in the coming years. This is opening up significant business opportunities in the capital markets, investments and M&A areas to invest in and acquire cannabis and cannabis-related companies,” said Segall. “We want to help the investment and business community understand the risks and rewards, and give them the strategies they need to take advantage of these opportunities,” added Scott Moskol, who co-chairs Burns’ Cannabis Business & Law Advisory Group with Segall.

Past “State of the Cannabis Industry” conferences have focused on banking and institutional investing in the cannabis space.

Burns & Levinson was the first major Boston corporate law firm to develop a cannabis business practice, and has been advising cannabis businesses, entrepreneurs and investors across the country for over six years. Burns helps clients navigate the complex legal and business framework that surrounds the rapidly growing marijuana industry in the U.S. The firm has unrivaled experience in cannabis business formation and corporate structuring, M&A, cannabis and hemp/CBD banking issues and debt financing; fund formation, debt and equity financing; real estate acquisitions and leasing; labor and employment issues; intellectual property protection; 280E taxation issues; and cannabis litigation.

For more information about the conference and to register click here. For information on sponsorship opportunities, please contact Kristen Weller at kweller@burnslev.com.

 

Heady Vermont Hosts Second Annual Hemp Fest – Sept. 8-9 in Burke

VERMONT: Heady Vermont will host its second annual Vermont Hemp Fest, taking place September 8-9, 2018 at Burke Mountain Hotel and Conference Center in East Burke, Vermont.

Already one of Vermont’s premiere cannabis events, Hemp Fest 2018 will feature two days of programming, including a keynote address from Oregon CBD’s Seth Crawford, Ph.D, agricultural, hemp and CBD exhibitors, an exclusive investors’ forum, food trucks, live music, yoga, and a hemp brunch on Sunday morning. This event will not include cannabis containing THC and is open to all ages.

Hemp Fest 2018’s interactive panel presentations will include topics such as CBD Hemp Cultivation, Harvesting, Testing, processing CBD products, selling your Vermont hemp crop, Industrial Hemp Processing, Starting a Vermont Hemp Business, Insurance, Compliance and Staying Legal, State and Federal Cannabis Regulations, and Making CBD Products.

“People around the country and region are starting to realize that Vermont is quickly becoming a national leader in CBD and Hemp cultivation,” says Heady Vermont co-founder and Hemp Fest organizer Eli Harrington. “The number of registered hemp permits in Vermont has quadrupled, public interest and business interest has increased exponentially. It’s still early in the hemp industry and this is the kind of event where people in the northeast get together and make those priceless connections in person.”

Reflecting the growth of the CBD Hemp industry in Vermont and nationally, the 2018 Vermont Hemp Fest will feature keynote speaker Seth Crawford, Ph.D., co-founder of Oregon CBD, one of the country’s largest cannabis breeding companies. Crawford thinks that this year’s Hemp Fest is happening at a critical historical moment.

“Once the Farm Bill is signed into law,” says Crawford, “non-psychoactive cannabis becomes legal nationwide. Those endless fields of cannabis we used to dream about during prohibition are now possible. Some are already being grown by forward thinking farmers in early adopting pilot program states like Vermont and are being transformed into food, fiber, oil, and flowers. This is literally the ground floor of an international market for a crop with limitless potential.”

Preference for vendor spaces is being given to Vermont companies, and while tickets are $40 for the general public, discounted tickets are available to Heady Vermont members, residents of the Northeast Kingdom, patients, caregivers and veterans. Full weekend tickets and Sunday Only passes are both available for purchase on the Heady Vermont website.

As a sponsor, Burke Mountain is offering a limited number of 25% discounted rooms starting at $112 per night to attendees and exhibitors from Thursday, September 6 through Sunday, September 9, 2018. Those discounts can be redeemed by booking directly on the Burke Mountain Hotel website by using the code ‘HFEST’. In addition to the hotel, campsites are available at the Burke Mountain Campground’s 25 sites and 5 lean-tos. Both those accommodations can be booked on the Burke Mountain Hotel website, or by calling the hotel directly at (866) 966-4820.

Hemp Fest sponsors include iaso goods, Lily Hill, Vermont Hempicurean, and Ropana CBD.

Address: Burke Mountain Hotel and Conference Center, 2559 Mountain Rd, East Burke, VT. Saturday, September 8, 11am – 10pm, Sunday, September 9, 10am-1pm.

Snoop Dogg Rocks The Baltic Room Old School For GrassHopperHub Launch

WASHINGTON: Rapper, TV Star and cannaprenuer Snoop Dogg, aka DJ Snoopadelic,  took over the Baltic Room on a rare snowy evening in Seattle and rocked the house old school for the launch of GrasshopperHub.com.

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Marijuana Channel One had a bird’s eye view of the fun. Enjoy!

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