Now You Can Buy Weed Stocks on the U.S. Stock Exchange
For those hoping to get in on the cannabis stock game, a Canadian company has gotten approval to start trading on the NASDAQ. It’s the U.S. Stock Exchange’s first listed marijuana company, according to VICE.
PEILCC Announces Two Cannabis Retail Outlet Locations
Charlottetown, PE, Feb. 28, 2018 /Weed Wire/ —The Prince Edward Island Liquor Control Commission has announced new details regarding the province’s model for cannabis sales.
State of the States’ Medical Cannabis Programs
WASHINGTON, DC, Feb. 28, 2018 /Weed Wire/ — Today the medical cannabis advocacy organization, Americans for Safe Access, released its annual report entitled “Medical Marijuana Access in the United States: A Patient-Focused Analysis of the Patchwork of State Laws.”
Tennessee House Speaker Helps Break Tie on Medical Cannabis Bill
Efforts to legalize medical cannabis in Tennessee have gotten some unexpected support from state House Speaker Beth Harwell. On Feb. 27, 2018, Harwell voted to break a tie in the House Criminal Justice Subcommittee in favor of HB 1749 / SB 1710, also known as the Medical Cannabis Act. Under the proposed measure, medical cannabis…
Oklahoma Lawmakers Consider Medical Marijuana Regulations
Oklahoma lawmakers are considering regulations on the medical marijuana industry before a statewide vote in June on whether to approve its use.
Michigan Lawmakers Further Delay Marijuana Transport Bill
Michigan lawmakers have delayed a promising bill that would overturn a law that declares the possession or transportation of marijuana in a vehicle a misdemeanor.
Vermont Weighs Saliva Tests to Screen Drivers for Marijuana
A bill that would allow police to test a driver’s saliva for marijuana is being considered by Vermont lawmakers as the state prepares to legalize the drug.
California City Police Continue Marijuana Crackdown
Police in California City are continuing to crack down on illegal marijuana grows in the city; in total, over 21,000 plants have been seized.
Shoppers Drug Mart Now Has Four Canadian Cannabis Suppliers
Shoppers Drug Mart may have yet to receive its medical cannabis license from Health Canada, but it is moving full steam ahead to make sure it has secured multiple Canadian cannabis suppliers to provide its customers with products.
NYPD Under Fire After Stats Reveal 86% of Marijuana Arrests Are of Minorities
NYPD officials acknowledged a “troubling” racial gap in people they’re arresting for marijuana — but defended their enforcement efforts, saying they’re responding to residents complaining about people smoking pot.
Cannabis to be a “Safe,” “Effective” Medical Treatment in First-of-its-Kind, Peer-Reviewed Study of Thousands of Cancer Patients Using Tikun Olam™ Strains
NEW YORK AND TEL AVIV, Feb. 27, 2018 /Weed Wire/ — For the first time, a major scientific study has confirmed what cannabis advocates have known for decades: that cannabis can be a safe and effective palliative treatment in patients suffering from the debilitating effects of cancer. The article, “Prospective Analysis Of Safety And Efficacy Of Medical Cannabis In Large Unselected Population Of Patients With Cancer” just published in the European Journal of Internal Medicine, studied thousands of cancer patients at Tikun Olam clinics in Israel.
Cannalogix Partners with Anantlife to Become the First Research Institute in The US to Offer DNA Tests for Cannabis Side Effects
PORTLAND, Ore., Feb. 27, 2018 /Weed Wire/ — A joint-collaboration that started earlier this year between Anantlife’s Dr. Rahul Kushwah and Cannalogix Foundation’s Chief Research Officer, J.B. Creel – on behalf of all patients seeking relief from the systemic effects of an imbalanced Endo-Cannabinoid System (ECS), has resulted in creation of the world’s first genetic kit measuring a Clinical Endo-Cannabinoid Deficiency (CECD).
MassRoots Appoints Glass House Farms Founder Graham Farrar to Board of Directors
DENVER, Feb. 27, 2018 /Weed Wire/ — MassRoots, Inc. (“MassRoots” or the “Company”) (OTCQB: MSRT), one of the leading technology platforms for the regulated cannabis industry, today announced it appointed Mr. Graham Farrar, Founder and Owner of Mission Health Associates (d.b.a. Glass House Farms), to its Board of Directors on February 21, 2018.
Hopefuls Await License Decision for Growing Marijuana in Arkansas
On Tuesday, the Arkansas Medical Marijuana Commission plans to announce the state’s first five groups that will be allowed to legally grow medical cannabis.
Judge Dismisses Lawsuit Challenging Federal Cannabis Prohibition
A United States District Judge has dismissed a lawsuit that sought to overturn federal cannabis prohibition.
Leading Cannabis Compliance Company Simplifya Closes $3 Million Series B Funding Round
DENVER, Feb. 27, 2018 /Weed Wire/ — Simplifya, the developer of the nation’s leading cannabis industry compliance software, announced Thursday it has closed a $3 million Series B round of funding. It was led by a $1 million investment from Merida Capital Partners, a private equity fund that targets fundamental growth drivers underpinning the rapid development of the cannabis industry.
Nasdaq to Get First Pot Listing
The Nasdaq Stock Market will list its first cannabis shares on Tuesday, marking a key milestone for an industry that has been rejected by the Trump administration.
DPH Suspends Retail Sales at Medical Marijuana Dispensary Healthy Pharms
BOSTON, Feb. 26, 2018 /Weed Wire/ — The Massachusetts Department of Public Health (DPH) has suspended retail sales of all medical marijuana products at Healthy Pharms, Inc., a Registered Marijuana Dispensary (RMD), until further notice.
Supreme Makes Strategic Investment in Distribution Partner and Secures Supply Agreement with BlissCo
TORONTO, Ontario, Feb. 26, 2018 /Weed Wire/ — The Supreme Cannabis Company, Inc. (“Supreme Cannabis” or the “Company”) (TSXV:FIRE), is pleased to announce that it has completed a $3,000,000 strategic equity investment (the “Investment”) in BlissCo Cannabis Corp. (“BlissCo”).
CPAC 2018 Debate: Pot or Not?
Take a look this debate from this year’s Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC). Is legalizing marijuana a smart move for the states?