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Sun
26
Apr

MassRoots Partners with Seed-to-Sale System Flowhub

The MassRoots team is thrilled to announce that we are partnering and taking an equity position in a full seed-to-sale system, currently operating in stealth under the name Flowhub. Over the coming weeks, the MassRoots and Flowhub development teams will be integrating their systems, expanding the services available to MassRoots' users and dispensaries.

Sun
26
Apr

Mike Folmer: Pennsylvania's Unlikely Champion Of Medical Marijuana

HARRISBURG (CBS) — Medical marijuana legislation is advancing through the Pennsylvania legislature and the profile of the man leading the charge is not what most people would expect.

State Senator Mike Folmer, a Lebanon County Republican, is not just the sponsor of legislation to legalize medical marijuana, he is passionate about it. That passion, he says, comes from what he has learned about it.

Sun
26
Apr

Hemp backers say bill gives momentum, especially for tribes

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) -- Some observers say a North Dakota bill passed this legislative session that sets guidelines for industrial hemp production should make it easier to grow and may help create an industry for Indian tribes, although it could take a while to sort out federal policies.

Hemp can be used to make clothing, lotion and many other products, but growing it has been illegal under federal law because it is type of cannabis plant and looks like marijuana. Unlike marijuana, people can't get high on hemp.

The measure sponsored by Republican Rep. David Monson is meant to put the state in line with the new federal farm bill that allows hemp to be grown through state agriculture departments and college research stations.

Sun
26
Apr

Eye on NY: Meet the man behind proposed medical marijuana growing facility in Seneca County

When discussing medical marijuana, the conversation inevitably turns to whether the federal government or a state will legalize recreational use of the drug. 

That's not the case when you're talking to Josh Stanley, who has been called the "pioneer" of Colorado's medical marijuana industry. 

Stanley and his business, Citiva Medical, are focused squarely on the medicinal uses of the cannabis plant. With New York legalizing the use of medical marijuana, the company is looking to be one of five licensed growers of the drug in the state. 

For Stanley, the question is why move to New York? Why not stay in Colorado where he became a leading voice for the medical marijuana movement? 

In short, it's about science. 

Sat
25
Apr

Pot Shop Warnings for Pregnant Women Rejected in Colorado

DENVER (AP) -- A Colorado proposal to require marijuana shops to post warnings for pregnant and nursing women failed Wednesday when Senate Republicans said the first-in-the-nation requirement would be unfair.

The bill to require maternal pot warning signs had the support of some Republicans and the state Health Department.

Supporters conceded that there's limited research that maternal marijuana use harms fetuses and nursing children. But they said Colorado should err on the side of warning consumers about the newly legal drug.

Sat
25
Apr

Legal Cannabis Industry Projected to be Worth $40 Billion in Near Future

Marijuana Industry Worth More than the NFL & Organic Food Industries

As noted in a recent article for Seattle Weekly, "According to ArcView research, an estimated $2.7 billion of legal [cannabis] was sold in the U.S. last year (a 74 percent increase from the $1.5 billion in 2013).  Sixteen million Americans admitted to having fired up in the last month.  As the ranks increase, the industry is projected to grow to $10.8 billion by 2018, and $40 billion by 2020, making it bigger business than the NFL or the organic food industry."

Sat
25
Apr

BioTrackTHC Partners with Cannabis Global Initiative to Expand Business Opportunities

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., April 22, 2015 -- BioTrackTHC the leading provider of seed-to-sale software solutions for medical and retail marijuana businesses and state governments, today announced that it has retained Cannabis Global Initiative (CGI) to expand the reach of BioTrackTHC's cannabis tracking technology to new domestic and international regions.

"CGI and its president, Wanda James, are primary movers in this sector and we know that this agreement will bolster BioTrackTHC's already rapidly growing business," said Steven Siegel, CEO, BioTrackTHC. "In fact, just this week Wanda James was named as one of the 20 most influential people in the cannabis industry by International Business Times, a tremendous and well-deserved honor."

Sat
25
Apr

Marijuana Is Not, Repeat Not, a Gateway Drug

With states legalizing marijuana by popular vote, some politicians, including Boston mayor Marty Walsh and New Jersey governor Chris Christie, are still calling marijuana a gateway drug.

Sat
25
Apr

Denver Metro Chamber sues Colorado Cannabis Chamber over logo

Leaders at the Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce say the new Colorado Cannabis Chamber of Commerce logo looks too much like theirs and are suing for trademark infringement.

Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce filed a lawsuit in U.S. District Court late Thursday saying the Colorado Cannabis Chamber of Commerce is infringing on its trademark, and the leaders believe the similar logos will result in confusion and harm to the Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce brand. It's asking the court to prohibit the Colorado Cannabis Chamber from using its current logo.

Fri
24
Apr

30 arrested at nursery-style marijuana grow in Delano

Sheriff Mike Boudreaux speaks at a Friday press conference about the raiding of a Delano-based compound that included more than 49 “nursery-style” green houses filled with marijuana plants.(Photo: Stephanie Weldy/Visalia Times-Delta)

For sheriff deputies, it was the largest pot bust of the county's current marijuana season after raiding a large-scale, "nursery-style" marijuana grow Thursday morning in Delano.

The raid led to the arrest of 30 individuals of Laotian descent and the seizure of 2,600 pounds of partially processed marijuana, worth an estimated street value of over $2.6 million, and 49 pounds of fully processed marijuana, worth a projected $50,000.

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