Viola Launches Viola Cares With National Non-Profit Organization Root And Rebound

Viola Teams Up With Rebound

Social Impact Initiative Aims to Destigmatize Minority Representation and Increase Social Equity Within the Cannabis Industry CALIFORNIA: Viola, a nationwide leader in the production and sale of premium quality cannabis products founded by NBA veteran Al Harrington, today announced the official launch of its social equity initiative - Viola Cares. Through education, equitable offerings, expungement, and incubation programs, Read the full article…

Acreage Announces Grand Opening Of The Botanist By Compassionate Care Foundation in Atlantic City

Atlantic City Boardwalk

The Botanist by Compassionate Care Foundation is the first The Botanist dispensary to open in the state of New Jersey NEW JERSEY:  Acreage Holdings, one of the largest vertically integrated, multi-state operators of cannabis licenses and assets in the U.S., today announced the opening of The Botanist by Compassionate Care Foundation on Saturday, February 22, 2020, Read the full article…

Governor Cuomo Announces He Will Visit States That Have Legalized Cannabis Programs to Help Inform His Efforts to Pass Legislation as Part of Budget

Cuomo Talks Legal Cannabis

Builds on Regional Cannabis Regulation and Vaping Initiatives Previously Announced With Connecticut, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island and Massachusetts Governor Cuomo: “I’m going to visit Massachusetts, Illinois and California or Colorado, which are three states that have legalized it and have different versions, and bring my team to meet with them, discuss what they’ve done, Read the full article…

Cannabis & CBD Retail Market To Reach $33 Billion In 2024

CBD Infusionz Gummies

MARYLAND:  U.S. retail sales of cannabis and CBD products reached $14 billion in 2019, and are on pace to increase 18% per year to $33 billion in 2024, according to data published in Cannabis and CBD: U.S. Retail Market Trends and Opportunities, the latest report by leading market research firm Packaged Facts. Cannabis products can be segmented by delivery format—i.e., the Read the full article…

Cannabis Use Among Older Adults Has Increased 75 Percent Since 2015

Jake Dimmock in his West Seattle laboratory

NEW YORK: Cannabis use continues to increase in popularity among adults 65 years of age and older in the United States, according to a new study from NYU Grossman School of Medicine. Published today in JAMA Internal Medicine, researchers estimate that cannabis use in adults age 65 and older increased from 2.4 percent to 4.2 percent in the United Read the full article…

OLCC Commission Approves Marijuana Licensee Stipulated Settlements


OREGON: At its monthly meeting on February 20, 2020, the Commissioners of the Oregon Liquor Control Commission approved three marijuana violation stipulated settlement agreements: Slabtown in Portland will pay a fine of $5,280 AND serve a 32-day recreational marijuana retailer license suspension for two violations. Licensee is: Slabtown Proprietors, LLC; Portadelphia, LLC, Member; Albert Corrado, Member/Manager; Rose City Brands, LLC, Member; Troy Patterson, Member; CannaRefinery, LLC, Read the full article…

OLCC February Commission Meeting Is Thursday, February 20, 2020


Thursday, February 20, 2020 9:00 a.m. AGENDA OLCC Commisioners: Chairman Paul Rosenbaum Jennifer Currin Kiauna Floyd Michael Harper Matthew Maletis Hugh Palcic Marvin Révoal For more information, contact: 503-872-5006 / 1-800-452-6522 Commission Meeting Calendar

Acreage Announces Resignation Of Board Member Bill Weld To Focus On Presidential Campaign

Bill Weld For President 2020

NEW YORK: Acreage Holdings, announced that Bill Weld, former Governor of Massachusetts and a 2020 Republican candidate for President of the United States, has resigned as a member of Acreage’s Board of Directors to focus on his political campaign. “I have greatly enjoyed working with CEO Kevin Murphy and the other members of the Board to help Read the full article…

Ohio Board Of Pharmacy Awards Third Dispensary Certificate Of Operation In Newark


  OHIO: The State of Ohio Board of Pharmacy today awarded a Dispensary Certificate of Operation to Herbology, located at 1150 N. 21st St., Newark. The Board has now issued 50 Dispensary Certificates of Operation. The interactive map of Dispensaries with Certificates of Operation will be updated within two business days.

Kirkpatrick Named Director Of Oklahoma Medical Marijuana Authority

OK Director Kirkpatrick

OKLAHOMA: Oklahoma native Travis Kirkpatrick is the new director of the Oklahoma Medical Marijuana Authority. Kirkpatrick has served as interim director for the last 90 days. Health Commissioner Gary Cox said he made the decision based on Kirkpatrick’s leadership at the authority over the last few months. “We are excited about the leadership of Travis Read the full article…