Washington Cannabis & Hemp News

04/03/2020 - 7:50pm
Washington State Liquor & Cannabis Board – Conference Meeting
(Cannabis, United States, Washington) The Board will be holding a special Board meeting on Monday, April 6, at 1 pm.Following guidance issued in the Governor’s Proclamation 20-28 (Open … Read More...
https://cannabislaw.report/67568-2/
04/03/2020 - 6:32pm
Washington State Officials Temporarily Lift Ban on Kids at Pot Processing Plants
(Processing, United States, Washington) The children are prohibited from working in the plants.
https://hightimes.com/news/washington-state-officials-temporarily-lift-ban-kids-…
04/03/2020 - 2:00pm
Green Organic Dutchman, Green Organic Dutchman, Invictus MD Strategies Corp. SPRWF, TGODF, IVITF
Cannabis Weekly Round-Up: Ontario Axes Essential Status, Illinois Thrives
(California, Canada, Cannabis, Colorado, Green Organic Dutchman, Green Organic Dutchman, Growing, Illinois, Investing, Investment, Invictus MD Strategies Corp., Israel, IVITF, Michigan, Nevada, Organic, Processing, Production, Recreational, SPRWF, TGODF, United States, Vaporizers, Washington, Recreational Cannabis) The cannabis space continued to be impacted by the coronavirus outbreak this week, with the conversation on whether marijuana is essential developing further in Canada. Meanwhile, a troubled Canadian cannabis company received creditor protection, while across the border, Illinois reported solid Q1 sales after legalizing recreational cannabis on January 1. Read on for a closer look at some of the biggest cannabis news over the last five days. Find out what experts say about profiting from the cannabis market in 2020! Read our FREE 2020 cannabis outlook report! Give me my free report! Cannabis essential no more in Ontario Concerns about coronavirus-related store closures caused cannabis sales spikes in various regions in mid-March , but since then panic buying has largely dissipated. In the US, sales jumps occurred in areas like California, Colorado, Nevada and Washington, while in Canada, BC, Ontario and Quebec reported elevated levels of buying. BMO Capital Markets analyst Tamy Chen...
https://investingnews.com/daily/cannabis-investing/cannabis-weekly-ontario-axes-…
04/03/2020 - 1:57pm
Congresswoman Wants Ban On DC Marijuana Sales Lifted Through Coronavirus Legislation
(Cannabis, District of Columbia, Loans, Massachusetts, Medical Marijuana, Recreational, United States, Washington, Dispensaries, Cultivation, Retail Sales) A congresswoman is calling on the government to end a policy prohibiting Washington, D.C. from legal marijuana sales, arguing that the jurisdiction is in particular need of tax revenue from cannabis commerce due to the coronavirus outbreak. Rep. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) has repeatedly condemned the congressional rider barring the District of Columbia from allowing retail sales that has been extended each year since 2014, shortly after local voters approved a ballot measure to legalize low-level possession and home cultivation. But given the need for resources to combat the pandemic, she said a reversal of the provision should be included in the next COVID-related relief bill. “At this moment of unparalleled need, D.C. should be able to collect tax revenue from all available sources, like every other jurisdiction, including from recreational marijuana, which is believed to be widely used in the District,” the congresswoman said in a press release on Friday, adding that D.C. was...
https://www.marijuanamoment.net/congresswoman-wants-ban-on-dc-marijuana-sales-li…
04/03/2020 - 1:03pm
North Dakota Activists Say Marijuana Legalization Initiative Unlikely In 2020 Due To Coronavirus
(Arizona, California, Cannabis, Events, Growing, Idaho, Legalization, Medical Marijuana, Missouri, Nebraska, New York, North Dakota, Oregon, United States, Virginia, Washington, Cultivation) North Dakota activists announced on Thursday that they are suspending their campaign put marijuana legalization on the November ballot due to the coronavirus outbreak. In a Facebook post, Legalize ND said “we are going to have to face a few hard realities going forward” as businesses are shuttering, public events are being cancelled and individuals are encouraged to shelter in place. The pandemic means in-person signature gathering can’t take place, and the state does not allow for alternative signing options such as by mail or online. “Due to the virus all of our major avenues for signature collection have been cancelled or indefinitely postponed, and going door to door is not safe for both those knocking and those getting knocked,” the group said. “Businesses will continue to collect, but we don’t want to create another vector for the coronavirus. As a result, at this time if something major doesn’t change we will not be able to make the 2020 ballot.” Legalize ND said there’s no way...
https://www.marijuanamoment.net/north-dakota-activists-say-marijuana-legalizatio…
04/03/2020 - 11:45am
Arizona Legal Marijuana Campaign Asks Supreme Court To Allow Electronic Signatures Amid Coronavirus
(Arizona, California, Cannabis, Education, Events, Idaho, Law, Legalization, Medical Marijuana, Missouri, Nebraska, New York, Oregon, Recreational, United States, Washington) Several campaigns to put initiatives on Arizona’s November ballot—including one to legalize marijuana—are asking the state Supreme Court to allow electronic signature gathering amid the coronavirus pandemic, which has made in-person ballot petitioning all but impossible. Smart and Safe Arizona, the group behind the cannabis measure, along with three other campaigns, filed a petition with the court on Thursday, requesting that it direct the secretary of state to let them digitally collect signatures. They stressed that the infrastructure already exists, as residents are able to use a system called E-Qual to sign ballot petitions for individual candidates running for office. While the marijuana campaign has already gathered more than 320,000 signatures , which is well over the required 237,645 signatures for statutory proposals, they have yet to be verified and activists would like to continue collection efforts to ensure that they qualify for the ballot. In the filing, the groups...
https://www.marijuanamoment.net/arizona-legal-marijuana-campaign-asks-supreme-co…
04/03/2020 - 10:34am
Acreage Holdings, Helix Technologies ACRGF, HLIX
Acreage Holdings Lays Off 122 Employees, Kills Deep Roots Deal
(Acquisition, Acreage Holdings, ACRGF, California, Cannabis, Facilities, Helix Technologies, HLIX, Illinois, Iowa, Management, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Nevada, New York, North Dakota, Oregon, Processing, Products, Rhode Island, United States, Washington, Dispensaries, Cultivation, Security) Acreage Holdings, Inc. (CSE: ACRG.U) (OTCQX: ACRGF) has hit the reset button as the company lays off 122 employees and kills the Deep Roots among other measures. The company blamed the COVID19 virus and other “uncontrollable factors.” The company also said it was suspending its previous 2020 financial targets and will provide a more detailed update on its first-quarter earnings call tentatively scheduled for May 13, 2020. “Although we are facing difficult times, I remain optimistic about the U.S. cannabis industry and Acreage in particular,” said Acreage Chair and Chief Executive Officer, Kevin Murphy. “But as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, we have made the very difficult decision to furlough several of our employees and close certain facilities while we navigate through the crisis. Additionally, we withdrew from certain agreements with Deep Roots and Greenleaf as circumstances have materially changed. These bold measures will help to ensure that we emerge from this very...
https://www.greenmarketreport.com/acreage-holdings-lays-off-122-employees-kills-…
04/03/2020 - 8:25am
Harvest Health & Recreation HRVSF
Harvest Health & Recreation Inc (OTCMKTS:HRVSF) Issues A Corporate Update: Signs An Accord To Acquire Interurban Capital Group, Inc For $85.8 Million
(Arizona, California, Cannabis, Development, Financing, Florida, Harvest Health & Recreation, Hemp, HRVSF, Investment, Iowa, Management, Maryland, Medical Marijuana, Pennsylvania, United States, Washington, Dispensaries) Harvest Health & Recreation Inc (OTCMKTS:HRVSF) has signed a definitive merger accord to takeover Interurban Capital Group, Inc for $85.8 million. The company will issue 309,452 multiple voting shares and assumes a debt of $19.1 million, which will be converted into 205,594 multiple voting shares. The assets of Interurban Capital comprise indirect and direct licenses. Interurban Capital holds rights to takeover entities together with licenses in Washington, Iowa, and California. Greater financial flexibility Steve White, CEO of Harvest Health said the company is pleased to welcome Heart dispensaries into its family. Following the merger with Interurban Capital, Harvest Health gets access to funds. Also, the new set of shareholders provides greater financial flexibility to Harvest Health. It will get access to more resources for investment in key markets that comprise Pennsylvania, Maryland, Florida, and Arizona. Harvest Health increases the footprint The merger is subject to the...
https://www.mmjobserver.com/harvest-health-recreation-inc-otcmktshrvsf-issues-a-…
04/03/2020 - 6:48am
No, cannabis is not a miracle cure for covid-19 - The Washington Post
(Cannabis, United States, Washington) No, cannabis is not a miracle cure for covid-19 The Washington Post
https://www.washingtonpost.com/outlook/2020/04/03/no-cannabis-is-not-miracle-cur…
04/02/2020 - 8:41pm
Marijuana business hide income, use illegal deductions to cut tax bill - The Washington TImes
(Cannabis, United States, Washington) Marijuana business hide income, use illegal deductions to cut tax bill The Washington TImes
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/apr/2/marijuana-business-hide-income-u…
04/02/2020 - 4:01pm
Idaho Activists Suspend Campaign To Legalize Medical Marijuana Due To Coronavirus
(Arizona, California, Cannabis, Events, Idaho, Legalization, Medical Marijuana, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, New York, Oregon, Recreational, South Dakota, United States, Washington, THC) A campaign to put a medical marijuana initiative on Idaho’s November ballot announced on Thursday that it is suspending its signature collection efforts due to the coronavirus pandemic. It’s the latest in a series of drug policy reform campaign cancellations in recent weeks. Activists across the country have been left virtually helpless to qualify measures as governments continue to impose restrictions on public gatherings, encourage social distancing and issue shelter-in-place orders amid the COVID-19 outbreak. The Idaho Cannabis Coalition said that volunteers will no longer be conducting in-person signature gathering, and that will likely leave the campaign without enough signatures to make the ballot. They had to collect 55,057 by May 1 to qualify. Additionally, the state requires that initiatives receive signatures from six percent of registered voters from a majority of legislative districts. What that means is “the odds are against Idahoans being able to vote on medical...
https://www.marijuanamoment.net/idaho-activists-suspend-campaign-to-legalize-med…
04/02/2020 - 3:50pm
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez: Give marijuana shops same leeway as liquor stores during pandemic - Washington Times
(Cannabis, United States, Washington) Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez: Give marijuana shops same leeway as liquor stores during pandemic Washington Times
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/apr/2/alexandria-ocasio-cortez-give-ma…
04/02/2020 - 3:05pm
Illinois Stores Sold Nearly $36 Million Worth Of Recreational Marijuana In March, Despite Coronavirus
(Cannabis, Facilities, Grower, Illinois, Massachusetts, Medical Marijuana, Products, Recreational, Regulations, United States, Washington, Dispensaries, Cultivation) Even amid the coronavirus pandemic, Illinois marijuana shops sold almost $36 million in cannabis products in March, according to a report from the state Department of Financial and Professional Regulation released on Thursday. More than 812,000 adult-use marijuana products were sold in the 31-day period. While the majority of those sales ($27 million) came from in-state buyers, out-of-state visitors accounted for about $8.8 million. By comparison, Illinois sold about $35 million worth of cannabis in February and nearly $40 million during its first month of sales in January. “Three straight months of consistent adult use cannabis sales show there is—and will continue to be—strong support and demand from consumers,” Toi Hutchinson, the state’s cannabis czar, said in a press release. The notice also talks about marijuana policies during the COVID-19 outbreak , which has shuttered non-essential businesses across Illinois and the country. Gov. J. B. Pritzker (D) signed an order deeming...
https://www.marijuanamoment.net/illinois-stores-sold-nearly-36-million-worth-of-…
04/02/2020 - 1:26pm
When will your state’s COVID-19 cases peak? Check this chart
(United States, Washington) The University of Washington's IHME model projects caseloads to peak in many states right around 4/20. The post When will your state’s COVID-19 cases peak? Check this chart appeared first on Leafly .
https://www.leafly.com/news/health/when-will-your-states-covid-19-cases-peak-che…
04/02/2020 - 12:52pm
IRS Rejects Watchdog Recommendation To Provide Marijuana Business Tax Guidance
(Banking, Cannabis, Compliance, Consulting, Law, Media, Medical Marijuana, Recreational, Tracking, United States, Washington, Financial Services) A new Treasury Department internal watchdog report criticizes the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) for failing to adequately advise taxpayers in the marijuana industry about compliance with federal tax laws. In its review of IRS policy with respect to cannabis businesses, the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration (TIGTA) found that IRS is missing millions of dollars in tax assessments in state-legal markets and that taxpayers experience a significant impact due to an federal tax code known as 280E that prevents marijuana companies from making business deductions that are available to other industries. Part of the solution, TIGTA said, should be for IRS to “develop and publicize guidance specific to the marijuana industry.” “Such guidance would improve awareness of tax filing requirements for taxpayers in this industry, such as the correct application of” the policy, “which would reduce the burden of tracking inventory for certain small businesses,” the report, which was...
https://www.marijuanamoment.net/irs-rejects-watchdog-recommendation-to-provide-m…
04/02/2020 - 10:15am
Cannabis Brands Want Their Own Store, CalEthos Deems it Essential -- CFN Media
(Cannabis, Media, United States, Washington) Cannabis Shelf Space Deemed Essential. Seattle, Washington--(Newsfile Corp. - April 2, 2020) - CFN Media (OTCQB: CNFN), the leading agency ...
https://finance.yahoo.com/news/cannabis-brands-want-own-store-141300462.html&ct=…
04/02/2020 - 9:34am
Chemistree Technology Inc. CHMJF
Chemistree Provides Sugarleaf – Washington Update COVID-19 Response and Operations Update
(Banking, Canada, Cannabis, Chemistree Technology Inc., CHMJF, Compliance, Distribution, Events, Facilities, Investing, Investment, Investors, Law, Management, Manufacture, Medical Marijuana, Monitoring, Packaging, Processing, Products, Recreational, Regulations, United States, Vertically Integrated, Washington, Licensee, Recreational Cannabis, Cultivation, Security) Chemistree Technology Inc. (CSE: CHM and CHM.wt) (US OTCQB:CHMJF) (the “Company” or “Chemistree”), wishes to provide stakeholders with an update on the Company’s Washington State assets. Currently, it is business as usual at Sugarleaf’s cultivation facility during the COVID-19 pandemic while strictly adhering to the Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board (WSLCB) guidelines. At this time, the WSCLB has clarified the position that cannabis producers, processors, and retailers are considered essential and not required to close due to the coronavirus restrictions. Chemistree is closely monitoring the situation and receiving weekly reports from the general manager of the Washington State licensee partner, detailing ongoing operations and market conditions. Sugarleaf general manager Travis Royce commented, “I am gratified with the way our company and staff have come together and dealt with the current state of affairs. While the situation is not in any way ideal, we have a single...
https://investingnews.com/daily/cannabis-investing/chemistree-provides-sugarleaf…
04/02/2020 - 9:02am
Congresswoman Wants Recreational Marijuana Stores Open To Serve Veterans Amid Coronavirus Outbreak
(Cannabis, Law, Loans, Massachusetts, Medical Marijuana, Products, Recreational, United States, Washington, Dispensaries, Recreational Cannabis) A congresswoman is raising concern that a U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) policy prohibiting its doctors from recommending medical marijuana to patients means that military veterans could be especially impacted by her home state’s decision to shut down recreational cannabis shops amid the coronavirus outbreak. Rep. Katherine Clark (D-MA) raised the issue in a tweet, linking to a story about a veterans advocacy group that is calling on Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker (D) to reopen adult-use shops so that veterans can continue to obtain marijuana products more readily and without fear of being penalized. While medical cannabis dispensaries remain open in the state, the Veterans Cannabis Project said service members often resist registering as patients out of concern about losing federal benefits. Getting certified as medical cannabis patients can also take time and money that many veterans don’t have. In contrast, any adult over 21 years of age can walk into a recreational...
https://www.marijuanamoment.net/congresswoman-wants-recreational-marijuana-store…
04/02/2020 - 8:28am
Want Shrooms That Never Cause Bad Trips? Scientists Are Working On It
(Cannabis, CBD, Germany, Products, Regulations, United States, Washington, THC, Pharmaceuticals) Have you ever experienced a challenging trip from eating too many shrooms or eating them at the wrong time? Or with the wrong people? A group of scientists think they can change that by designing magic mushroom products that will never, ever cause a bad trip. CaaMTech , a pharmaceutical company based in Washington State, claims that aeruginascin, a compound only found in the Inocybe aeruginascens mushroom , could hold the key to reducing anxiety, paranoia, dysphoria, or otherwise any experience that equates to a bad time while tripping on shrooms. In other words, as Troy Farah wrote for DoubleBlind magazine, aeruginascin is to shrooms what CBD is to weed. Just as CBD can taper, or dampen, the frenetic effects of THC from cannabis, aeruginascin could do the same for the psychedelic experiences caused by the psilocybin, psilocin , and baeocystin found in shrooms. “We’re thinking that preventing bad trips could increase the patient success rate,” Andrew Chadeayne, the CEO and founder of...
https://merryjane.com/news/want-shrooms-that-never-cause-bad-trips-scientists-ar…
04/02/2020 - 6:26am
Canopy Growth Corporation CGC
Feds warn company over CBD coronavirus cure claims (Newsletter: April 2, 2020)
(Alabama, Alaska, Alcohol, Arizona, Cannabis, Canopy Growth Corporation, CBD, CGC, Edibles, Food, Foods, Grower, Hemp, Illinois, Massachusetts, Medical Marijuana, New York, Oklahoma, Products, Research, Rhode Island, Science, South Carolina, Tobacco, Tracking, United States, Venezuela, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Dispensaries, Funding) AOC: marijuana biz should stay open like liquor stores; Feds fund COVID & cannabis research; WA gov signs equity bill; USDA approves hemp plans Subscribe to receive Marijuana Moment’s newsletter in your inbox every weekday morning. It’s the best way to make sure you know which cannabis stories are shaping the day. (function() { window.mc4wp = window.mc4wp || { listeners: [], forms: { on: function(evt, cb) { window.mc4wp.listeners.push( { event : evt, callback: cb } ); } } } })(); Email address: Leave this field empty if you're human: Your support makes Marijuana Moment possible… By starting a $10 per month pledge on Patreon —or about 45 cents per issue of this newsletter—you can help us rely less on ads to cover our expenses, hire more journalists and bring you even more marijuana news. https://www.patreon.com/marijuanamoment / TOP THINGS TO KNOW The Food and Drug Administration and Federal Trade Commission sent a letter warning former NFL player Kyle Turley’s company to stop...
https://www.marijuanamoment.net/feds-warn-company-over-cbd-coronavirus-cure-clai…
04/02/2020 - 4:30am
What's essential? Cannabis, and sales are brisk in Washington - The Daily Herald
(Cannabis, United States, Washington) What's essential? Cannabis, and sales are brisk in Washington The Daily Herald
https://www.heraldnet.com/news/whats-essential-cannabis-and-sales-are-brisk-in-w…
04/02/2020 - 4:26am
What's essential? Cannabis, and sales are brisk in Washington
(Cannabis, United States, Washington) Cannabis, and sales are brisk in Washington. Pot shops stay open amid COVID-19, with curbside pickup. And stimulus checks are coming soon. by ...
https://www.heraldnet.com/news/whats-essential-cannabis-and-sales-are-brisk-in-w…
04/02/2020 - 3:00am
Episode 76 - We Interrupt Our Regularly Scheduled Programming...
(Alcohol, California, Cannabis, Containers, Edibles, Facilities, Germany, Iceland, Illinois, Israel, Manufacturing, Media, Mexico, New York, Research, Social Media, Thailand, Tracking, United States, Washington, Dispensaries, Pharmaceuticals) ...to keep abreast of cannabis in the age of COVID. To keep this podcast relevant we'll be doing a series of shorter interviews with colleagues around the world, who speak personally and professionally about the challenges they're facing. In this episode we take you to Tel Aviv and Denver, where life has taken dramatic turns.In the last weeks COVID has had me on the run, physically and mentally. I know I’m no different than most of you. Some days I find myself glued to my screens -- going down the rabbit scroll I call it. Other days I’ll escape through movies and TV series – my latest distractions included The Valhalla Murders (if you’re a fan of Nordic noir crime thrillers this one will keep you in its grip for 6 hours. It’s set in Iceland, which looks like nowhere else on earth, so it’s a great visual, virtual vacation from HazMat gear and face masks) and Fabulous Fungi, if you’re interested in the healing powers of mushrooms, psychedelic and otherwise. I’m also meditating daily,...
https://www.spreaker.com/user/bravenewweed/episode-76-we-interrupt-our-regularly…
04/01/2020 - 5:57pm
Nutritional High International Inc. SPLIF, CLYXF, VMGI
Nutritional High Announces Financial Results for Second Quarter Ended Jan 31, 2020
(Acquisition, Banking, Brand Development, Branding, California, Canada, Cannabis, CLYXF, Colorado, Development, Distribution, Distributor, Edibles, Events, Extraction, Facilities, Growing, Investing, Investment, Law, Legalization, Management, Manufacturing, Media, Medical Marijuana, Nevada, Nutritional High International Inc., Oregon, Processing, Production, Products, Recreational, Regulations, Research, SPLIF, Subsidiaries, United States, Vaporizers, Vertically Integrated, VMGI, Washington, Dispensaries, Extracts, Security) Nutritional High International Inc. (“Nutritional High” or the “Company”) (CSE: EAT , OTCQB: SPLIF) is pleased to announce its financial results and business update for the second quarter ended January 31, 2020. All Figures in Thousands CAD, unless otherwise stated Green Therapeutics (Nevada) and Palo Verde (Colorado) financials are not consolidated in these results * Historically, revenue was derived from lease and interest income; beginning fiscal Q3 2018, the Company started to earn revenue from Cannabis sales Q2 2020 Financial Highlights: Revenue$3.1 million from the sale of cannabis related products, primarily generated from our distributor in California, Calyx Brands Inc. (“Calyx”). Q2 Revenue represents a decline of $3.5M vs prior quarter and $3.0M vs prior year, due to the termination of the distribution relationship between Calyx and a subsidiary of Plus Products Holdings Inc. Despite this lost business, Calyx continues to have a strong retail footprint of 600+ dispensaries...
https://investingnews.com/daily/cannabis-investing/nutritional-high-announces-fi…
04/01/2020 - 4:45pm
CGC
Cannabis Regulators Respond to Coronavirus Concerns
(Arkansas, California, Canada, Cannabis, Cannabis and Hemp, CGC, Cleaning, Colorado, Compliance, Connecticut, Consultations, Facilities, Food, Growers, Hawaii, Hemp, Illinois, Iowa, Law, Maine, Management, Maryland, Massachusetts, Medical Marijuana, Mexico, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Monitoring, Montana, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Packaging, Pennsylvania, Processing, Production, Regulations, Testing, Tracking, Training, United States, Utah, Washington, Industrial Hemp, Licensee, Dispensaries, Cultivation) Editor’s note: this story was originally published on March 19 and was most recently updated on April 1. We’ll continue to update as regulators announce new policies. So far, during the COVID-19 pandemic, cannabis sales are through the roof as consumers stock up in anticipation of supply chain disruption. But, despite this upswing, cannabis companies are bracing for impact. As Cannabis Wire reported this week, a dilemma has hit the nascent industry: to close or not to close? Already, Canopy Growth chose to close nearly two dozen shops in Canada, and we’re tracking how other companies are reacting. But what happens in the case of forced closures? Cannabis regulators will have to weigh tough decisions in the coming days as businesses, from gyms to bowling alleys to bars, are asked to close as part of broader efforts to contain the spread of the virus. (While Canadian consumers can legally order cannabis online, should closures occur, changes are taking place north of the border. On...
https://cannabiswire.com/2020/04/01/cannabis-regulators-respond-to-coronavirus-c…
04/01/2020 - 4:05pm
Washington Governor Signs Bill To Diversify State's Marijuana Industry - Marijuana Moment
(Cannabis, United States, Washington) Washington Governor Signs Bill To Diversify State's Marijuana Industry Marijuana Moment
https://www.marijuanamoment.net/washington-governor-signs-bill-to-diversify-stat…
04/01/2020 - 3:12pm
Medical Marijuana Certification Largo MD
(Cannabis, Georgia, Maryland, Medical Marijuana, Training, United States, Washington) Largo, MD, MMJ doctors, Dispensary, Training, Certification, Maryland, medical marijuana doctors, Upper Marlboro, Medical Cannabis Card Dr. John Bedeau MD - johnbedeaumd@gmail.com -301-257-6690 Two Locations 6323 Georgia Avenue N.W. Suite 207 Washington, DC 20011 9301 Largo Drive West Suite 201 Upper Marlboro, MD 20774 google.com/search?ei=UeeEXvz6K4P-9APIlrywDw&q=Medical+Marijuana+Certification+Largo+MD&oq=Medical+Marijuana+Certification+Largo+MD&gs_lcp=CgZwc3ktYWIQAzoECAAQR1DrHFi-HmCgVGgAcAJ4AIABSogBigGSAQEymAEAoAEBqgEHZ3dzLXdpeg&sclient=psy-ab&ved=0ahUKEwi855qV98foAhUDP30KHUgLD_YQ4dUDCAs&uact=5 Cast: PlannMedia Tags: Largo Maryland , Medical Marijuana Certification , Largo , MD , MMJ doctors , Training , Dispensary , Certification , Maryland , Upper Marlboro , Medical Cannabis Card and medical marijuana doctors
https://vimeo.com/403044389
04/01/2020 - 3:03pm
Medical Marijuana Evaluations Largo MD
(Cannabis, Georgia, Maryland, Medical Marijuana, United States, Washington) marijuana doctor, Largo, MD, medical marijuana doctors, Upper Marlboro, evaluations, dispensary, Maryland, medical card, Renewal, Cannabis Dr. John Bedeau MD - johnbedeaumd@gmail.com -301-257-6690 Two Locations 6323 Georgia Avenue N.W. Suite 207 Washington, DC 20011 9301 Largo Drive West Suite 201 Upper Marlboro, MD 20774 google.com/search?ei=JeWEXqL1AdfB0PEPr-uD8AE&q=Medical+Marijuana+Evaluations+Largo+MD&oq=Medical+Marijuana+Evaluations+Largo+MD&gs_lcp=CgZwc3ktYWIQAzoECAAQR1CmKljNQGCqQ2gAcAN4AIABVYgBmQKSAQE0mAEAoAEBqgEHZ3dzLXdpeg&sclient=psy-ab&ved=0ahUKEwjim-GL9cfoAhXXIDQIHa_1AB4Q4dUDCAs&uact=5 Cast: PlannMedia Tags: Largo Maryland , marijuana doctor , Medical Marijuana Evaluations , Largo , evaluations , MD , dispensary , Upper Marlboro , Maryland , Renewal , Cannabis , medical marijuana doctors and medical card
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04/01/2020 - 1:58pm
Resource Innovation Institute Forms Water Working Group to Research Cannabis Water Impacts
(California, Cannabis, Growers, Growing, Management, Research, United States, Washington, Cultivation) PORTLAND, Ore. (April 1, 2020) – PRESS RELEASE – Resource Innovation Institute , an organization promoting energy efficiency for cannabis growers, has announced the formation of its Water Working Group . The group, made up of experts in multiple fields and disciplines, is an important part of RII’s push for more sustainable water management in the fast-growing cannabis agricultural sector.The Water Working Group will advise RII on a range of issues, including upgrades to its Cannabis PowerScore benchmarking tool to enable governments and other stakeholders a more accurate understanding of cannabis water use, and how geographies and cultivation methods impact usage rates. The group will also counsel RII on its farm outreach strategies to gather best practices.“Resource Innovation Institute facilitates our multi-disciplinary Technical Advisory Council to provide peer-reviewed objective guidance on how to cultivate cannabis in a resource efficient manner across a variety of grow...
http://www.cannabisbusinesstimes.com/Article/resource-innovation-institute-forms…
04/01/2020 - 11:47am
Adult-Use Cannabis Sales Are Slumping as the Reality of Lockdown Hits
(California, Cannabis, Colorado, Marketing, Recreational, United States, Washington, Recreational Cannabis, Cultivation) Legal marijuana sales broke records two weeks ago, just as the US began to see its first confirmed coronavirus cases. However, recreational cannabis sales figures have started falling in California, Washington State, and Colorado, the nation’s three largest legal weed markets. According to data from the weed analytics firm Headset, Colorado saw the largest sales slump over the weekend (from March 27-29), down 47 percent compared to the same weekend in 2019, MJBizDaily reported. “The entire tourism industry shut down” in lieu of lockdowns to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus, said Lisa Gee, the marketing director at the Colorado cannabis chain Lightshade. “The ski areas officially closed three weeks ago. This would have been spring break, so you’re removing an entire sector.” Annually, Colorado’s tourism industry generates over $20 billion in sales and draws nearly 90 million tourists from around the country and the world. Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, the state ranked 8th...
https://merryjane.com/news/adult-use-cannabis-sales-are-slumping-as-the-reality-…
04/01/2020 - 9:37am
Is This Going to Speed Up Legalization in America?
(Alaska, Cannabis, Colorado, Investment, Legalization, Massachusetts, Medical Marijuana, New York, Texas, United States, Washington) If states were to speed up legalization, it would help line the tax coffers. The budget shortfalls that states face in the first quarter of 2020 – and probably the second too – will be massive. A reduction in business activity means less money for the government. One proposal is for states to speed up cannabis legalization in order to fill in the gaps. Without it, states are going to face difficult decisions about which services to cut, people to lay off, and programs to discontinue. Unlike the U.S. federal government, states are required to balance their budgets each year — they cannot simply take out a big loan to cover the lean times. One easy fail safe solution to make up for the shortfall? Speed up cannabis legalization. Seeds that Could Speed Up Legalization Take New York as an example. According to a press release from the state comptroller’s office, the state projects a $4 billion loss in collected taxes for 2020. And that’s as a best-case scenario. The state originally...
https://www.rxleaf.com/speed-up-legalization/
04/01/2020 - 3:02am
Home Values Increase in Neighborhoods with Marijuana Dispensaries
(Arizona, Cannabis, Colorado, Legalization, Oklahoma, Products, Recreational, Research, United States, Washington, Dispensaries, Recreational Cannabis) According to research by a team of economists from University of Oklahoma, the passing of marijuana sales by states is associated with home values increasing. The researchers stated that their “results suggest that preferences for public services – derived from a new source of tax revenue – and dispensaries as a commercial amenity create largely positive effects following the legalization of recreational marijuana,” NORML reported. In Colorado and Washington, the researchers determined that houses in neighborhoods with new dispensary openings nearby saw 7% price appreciation. They assessed the relationship between regional home values and state-specific cannabis legalization and found “a large positive spillover effect on the housing market following legalization.” In particular, “a five percent appreciation in home prices following the passage of RML (recreational marijuana laws) and an 11 percent appreciation once sales of marijuana products begin.” Other studies over the last...
https://azmarijuana.com/marijuana-news/home-values-increase-in-neighborhoods-wit…
03/31/2020 - 2:19pm
Marijuana Legalization ‘Not Likely’ In New York Budget, Governor Says On Eve Of Deadline
(Arizona, California, Cannabis, Connecticut, Events, Legalization, Medical Marijuana, Missouri, Nebraska, New Jersey, New York, Oregon, Regulations, United States, Washington) Marijuana legalization is “not likely” to be included in the final budget in New York, Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) said on Tuesday, explaining that the issue proved too complicated as the state grapples with the coronavirus. Another sign that the policy change isn’t happening as Cuomo and advocates had planned comes from a pair of newly revised budget bills that exclude the proposal, making it all but certain that legalization won’t make the final cut. “Too much, too little time,” the governor said of the proposal during a press conference. Watch Cuomo’s cannabis comments in the video below: Later in the day, Cuomo expanded on why legal cannabis likely would be left out of the budget in a radio interview. “We’re not going to get there. I don’t believe we get there because in truth that is something that had to be talked through and worked through, and the legislature wasn’t here. I was doing this COVID virus,” he told WAMC’s Alan Chartock. “That requires time to do it right.” “That is not a...
https://www.marijuanamoment.net/marijuana-legalization-not-likely-in-new-york-bu…
03/31/2020 - 2:03pm
Recreational cannabis sales in three key markets still falling after initial coronavirus-related spike
(California, Cannabis, Colorado, Recreational, United States, Washington, Recreational Cannabis) Despite a couple of temporary sales spikes in recent weeks, adult-use cannabis sales in California, Colorado and Washington state are all suffering from the economic fallout surrounding the coronavirus pandemic. According to point-of-sale data provided by Seattle-based Headset, adult-use cannabis sales were less than those for the same day in 2019 for six consecutive days […] Recreational cannabis sales in three key markets still falling after initial coronavirus-related spike is a post from: Marijuana Business Daily: Financial, Legal & Cannabusiness news for cannabis entrepreneurs
https://mjbizdaily.com/recreational-cannabis-sales-in-three-key-markets-still-fa…
03/31/2020 - 12:24pm
Psychedelics Activists In DC Have New Plan to Collect Signatures During Pandemic
(California, Cannabis, Oregon, United States, Washington, Washington DC) This Monday, Washington DC Mayor Muriel Bowser issued a quarantine order requiring all non-essential workers to remain at home in order to slow the spread of COVID-19 infections. But as necessary as these measures are, they could derail a serious effort to bring natural psychedelics reform to the nation's capital. Earlier this year, Decriminalize Nature DC began circulating a petition to place a psychedelics reform initiative on this year's general election ballot. If passed, the measure would require city police to regard the possession and use of plant-based entheogens like psilocybin mushrooms, ayahuasca, or peyote as their lowest enforcement priority. Denver , Oakland , and Santa Cruz all recently passed similar measures, and activists in hundreds of other US cities are also fighting for local psychedelics reform initiatives. Unfortunately, the coronavirus pandemic has forced Decriminalize Nature DC to suspend its efforts at signature collection . Activists asked DC officials to...
https://merryjane.com/news/psychedelics-activists-in-dc-have-new-plan-to-collect…
03/30/2020 - 6:00pm
Deemed 'essential' in Washington, rec weed gets looser rules amid outbreak - The Daily World
(United States, Washington) Deemed 'essential' in Washington, rec weed gets looser rules amid outbreak The Daily World
https://www.thedailyworld.com/northwest/deemed-essential-in-washington-rec-weed-…
03/30/2020 - 3:32pm
DC Activists Have A New Plan To Get Psychedelics Decriminalization On The Ballot Despite Coronavirus
(Arizona, California, Cannabis, Events, Exploring, Law, Legalization, Medical Marijuana, Missouri, Nebraska, New York, Oregon, United States, Washington) Activists in Washington, D.C. are considering a new strategy to get a measure to decriminalize psychedelics on the November ballot, with the coronavirus outbreak having forced them to suspend in-person signature gathering . While Decriminalize Nature D.C. hoped that officials would pass emergency legislation allowing the digital collection of signatures , they aren’t actively considering that option. And the District Council’s chairman said he would not simply place the initiative on the ballot for voters to decide regardless of the signature count. That’s left the group in a challenging position. But they’re not out of ideas yet. Now the campaign is exploring the possibility of conducting “micro-scale petition signature collection” to make the ballot. The plan would involve having petitions mailed to supporters, who would circulate it and collect signatures from “registered DC voters in their immediate vicinity, such as family, roommates, friends and close-by neighbors” and then...
https://www.marijuanamoment.net/dc-activists-have-a-new-plan-to-get-psychedelics…
03/30/2020 - 3:00pm
Road Trip
(Cannabis, Colorado, Growers, United States, Washington, Cultivation) In our effort to bring Marijuana Venture’s Interchange event to new markets, a few states came to mind as the obvious choices, and Colorado was at the top of the list. From the safety of our desks, it seemed like a no-brainer. Marijuana Venture has successfully produced Interchange eight times in Washington, bringing cannabis growers... The post Road Trip appeared first on Marijuana Venture .
https://www.marijuanaventure.com/road-trip/
03/30/2020 - 2:28pm
EVIO
Thanks to COVID-19, Lack of Protective Gear Could Lead to Cannabis Shortages
(Alcohol, Cannabis, Cleaning, EVIO, Facilities, Production, Products, Regulations, Testing, United States, Washington) The ongoing coronavirus pandemic has created a global shortage of facemasks, gloves, goggles, and other personal protective equipment (PPE) — items that are absolutely essential for medical professionals who are valiantly fighting the spread of this virus. As a result of the shortage, some healthcare workers in the US have been reusing potentially contaminated masks, or even creating their own improvised protective gear out of trash bags or bandanas. Personal protective equipment is also essential for many cannabis industry workers. Some elements of the pot production process, like flower trimming or pre-roll preparation, create airborne dust which can pose respiratory risks to employees. Technicians at cannabis testing labs also use protective gear to help ensure that their tests are conducted in a sterile environment. Canadian cannabis producers already donate excess PPE to medical facilities, and US pot businesses may soon be asked to do the same . Medical industry needs and panic...
https://merryjane.com/news/thanks-to-covid-19-lack-of-protective-gear-could-lead…
03/30/2020 - 2:28pm
Marijuana Legalization Left Out Of New York Budget, According To Draft Summary Document
(Arizona, California, Cannabis, Events, Extraction, Growers, Legalization, Management, Medical Marijuana, Missouri, Nebraska, New York, Oregon, United States, Washington, Cultivation, Funding) The New York legislature seems poised to eliminate a proposal to legalize marijuana through the budget this year, according to an unverified document outlining the policies included in the spending legislation currently under final negotiations ahead of a vote this week. The draft budget report, which was shared with Marijuana Moment, includes a line stating that the “Adopted Budget omits the Executive proposal to legalize adult use cannabis.” It also “eliminates $34.31 million in funding for the Office for Cannabis Management,” a government body that would have been responsible for regulating the marijuana market. The apparent exclusion of Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s (D) legalization proposal, while disappointing to reform advocates, is not entirely surprising in the context of the coronavirus outbreak. While the governor repeatedly stressed that the policy change should be enacted through the budget , he and top lawmakers have tried to temper expectations in recent weeks as legislative...
https://www.marijuanamoment.net/marijuana-legalization-left-out-of-new-york-budg…
03/30/2020 - 1:26pm
New Research Sheds Light on Potentially Negative Effects of Cannabis
(Cannabis, Research, United States, Washington) Coughing fits, anxiety and paranoia are three of the most common adverse reactions to cannabis, according to a recent study by Washington State ...
https://globalhealthnewswire.com/2020/03/30/new-research-sheds-light-on-potentia…
03/30/2020 - 9:08am
4Front Ventures Corp. FFNTF
4Front Ventures Announces Management Changes, Updated Capital Plan and Strong Business Performance
(4Front Ventures Corp., Acquisition, Arizona, Branding, California, Cannabis, Events, Facilities, FFNTF, Financing, Genetics, Illinois, Investing, Investment, Law, Legalization, Management, Manufacturing, Marketing, Massachusetts, Media, Monitoring, Production, Products, Regulations, Retail Stores, Software, United States, Washington, Wisconsin, Cultivation) 4Front Ventures Corp. (CSE: FFNT , OTCQX:FFNTF) (“4Front” or the “Company”) announced today that as part of its focus on continually increasing operational excellence, reducing capital and operating expenses, and achieving positive cash flow in the second half of 2020, a number of changes have been put in place. The Company also announced strong business trends, corporate overhead reductions and divestiture of non-core assets. In order to further the focus on operational excellence, the Company’s Board of Directors appointed Leo Gontmakher, previously Chief Operating Officer, to the position of Chief Executive Officer. Former CEO Josh Rosen, will transition to Executive Chairman of the Board of Directors. Nicolle Dorsey, former Executive Vice President of Finance will become the Company’s Chief Financial Officer, replacing former CFO Brad Kotansky. Mr. Gontmakher co-founded Northwest Cannabis Solutions, which under his leadership grew to be one of the largest and most successful...
https://investingnews.com/daily/cannabis-investing/4front-ventures-announces-man…
03/30/2020 - 8:46am
4Front Ventures Corp. FFNTF
4Front Ventures Corp. (FFNT.CN) (FFNTF) Announces Management Changes
(4Front Ventures Corp., Acquisition, Arizona, Branding, California, Cannabis, Events, Facilities, FFNTF, Financing, Genetics, Illinois, Investing, Investment, Investments, Law, Legalization, Management, Manufacturing, Marketing, Maryland, Massachusetts, Media, Michigan, Monitoring, Pennsylvania, Production, Products, Regulations, Retail Stores, Software, Stocks, United States, Washington, Wisconsin, Cultivation) 4Front Ventures Announces Management Changes, Updated Capital Plan and Strong Business Performance 4Front Ventures Corp. (FFNT.CN) (FFNTF) (“4Front” or the “Company“) announced today that as part of its focus on continually increasing operational excellence, reducing capital and operating expenses, and achieving positive cash flow in the second half of 2020, a number of changes have been put in place. The Company also announced strong business trends, corporate overhead reductions and divestiture of non-core assets. In order to further the focus on operational excellence, the Company’s Board of Directors appointed Leo Gontmakher , previously Chief Operating Officer, to the position of Chief Executive Officer. Former CEO Josh Rosen , will transition to Executive Chairman of the Board of Directors. Nicolle Dorsey , former Executive Vice President of Finance will become the Company’s Chief Financial Officer, replacing former CFO Brad Kotansky . Mr. Gontmakher co-founded Northwest...
https://marijuanastocks.com/ffnt-cn-ffntf-announces-management-changes/
03/30/2020 - 6:13am
KushCo KSHB
DEA sued over ‘secret’ cannabis law interpretation (Newsletter: March 30, 2020)
(Biodiesel, California, Cannabis, CBD, Clothing, Colorado, Delaware, Florida, Grower, Growers, Hemp, Illinois, KSHB, KushCo, Law, Legalization, Massachusetts, Medical Marijuana, Missouri, Montana, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Products, Recreational, Regulations, Research, Rhode Island, Science, South Carolina, South Dakota, Subsidiaries, Testing, Tracking, United States, Vermont, Washington, THC, Dispensaries, Financial Services, Cultivation) Missouri legal marijuana effort impeded by COVID; Fed Small Biz Assn touts hemp progress; Colorado cannabis deliveries begin Subscribe to receive Marijuana Moment’s newsletter in your inbox every weekday morning. It’s the best way to make sure you know which cannabis stories are shaping the day. (function() { window.mc4wp = window.mc4wp || { listeners: [], forms: { on: function(evt, cb) { window.mc4wp.listeners.push( { event : evt, callback: cb } ); } } } })(); Email address: Leave this field empty if you're human: Your support makes Marijuana Moment possible… This issue of Marijuana Moment, and our original reporting that is featured in it, are made possible by the generous support of 440 Patreon sponsors . Cannabis industry professionals receive valuable rewards for pledges of $25 and up. Check out the perks of being a sponsor on our Patreon page. https://www.patreon.com/marijuanamoment / TOP THINGS TO KNOW Scientists are suing the Drug Enforcement Administration over its alleged...
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03/30/2020 - 5:01am
Singlepoint, Inc., Singlepoint SING
SinglePoint, Inc. (OTCMKTS:SING) Unveils Hemp Seed Oil Infused Hand Sanitizer – Klen Hands To Combat Coronavirus
(Alcohol, CBD, Growing, Hemp, Manufacture, Manufacturing, Production, Products, Seed Oil, SING, Singlepoint, Singlepoint, Inc., United States, Washington) SinglePoint, Inc. (OTCMKTS:SING) has unveiled hemp seed oil infused hand sanitizer – Klen Hands to help people combat coronavirus. The company ensures shipment of hand sanitizer within ten days of receiving the confirmed order. Stay clean with hemp-infused hand sanitizer Hand sanitizer is vital to stay clean, hydrate, and get protected from coronavirus. SinglePoint has developed innovative hand sanitizers using hemp-based ingredients to prevent the spread of the deadly virus – coronavirus and safeguard the lives. It comprises hemp seed oil and 62% of ethyl alcohol to keep your hands clean. Manufacture of Klens Hands at Carlbads facility SinglePoint manufactures Klen Hands sanitizer at its Carlbads facility. It will fulfill the orders immediately and ship to the customer location. Chief Executive Officer of SinglePoint, Greg Lambrecht, said the company is working relentlessly to develop solutions for the technology and products to prevent the spread of COVID-19. It has deep ties to the...
https://mmjreporter.com/singlepoint-inc-otcmktssing-unveils-hemp-seed-oil-infuse…
03/30/2020 - 1:05am
Declaring CB ‘essential’ marks a watershed moment in history
(California, Cannabis, Colorado, Illinois, Massachusetts, Medical Marijuana, Michigan, Nevada, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Stocks, United States, Washington, Dispensaries) Declaring CB ‘essential’ marks a watershed moment in history The COVID-19 pandemic has forced government officials to make life-or-death decisions about which goods and services are essential, and which are not. Essential businesses stay open; those not on the list must close to the public. In state after state, and province after province, regulators have declared medical marijuana essential. This is a watershed moment worth noting. In California, New York, Washington, Illinois, Massachusetts, Colorado, Nevada, Michigan, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Ohio, governors have closed non-essential businesses, but specifically allowed medical (and sometimes adult-use) cannabis dispensaries to remain open. Read More Published at Fri, 27 Mar 2020 18:53:46 +0000 The post Declaring CB ‘essential’ marks a watershed moment in history appeared first on Marijuana Stocks Report .
https://www.marijuanastocksreport.com/declaring-cb-essential-marks-a-watershed-m…
03/29/2020 - 10:26pm
Washington State Update: Rulemaking – Cannabis-related Board actions:
(Cannabis, Products, Quality Control, Testing, United States, Washington) 27 March. The WSLCB Board held a special Board meeting authorized under the Governor’s Proclamation 20-28 . During the Board’s meeting they considered and authorized the withdrawal of one proposed rule, and adopted five emergency rules, all listed here: Cannabis-related Board actions: Board Withdrawal of CR 102 for QC Testing – The Board withdrew its proposed rulemaking related to quality assurance sample testing. Quality Control Testing and Products Requirements (Rulemaking Withdrawn) Notice to Stakeholders CR-102 Filed as WSR 20-07-052 on March 11, 2020 Notice to Stakeholders CR-102 Filed as WSR 20-03-176 on January 22, 2020 Small Business Economic Impact Statement Significant Analysis Withdrawal of Rulemaking WSR 20-08-088 Emergency rule (CR103E) regarding WAC 314-55-092 : Allows LCB to waive fees and penalties required for marijuana licensees who were or are late paying their monthly excise taxes. The period of time covered by this rule is retroactive and covers from February 29,...
https://cannabislaw.report/washington-state-update-rulemaking-cannabis-related-b…
03/29/2020 - 9:23pm
New study from US reveals that vast majority of medical marijuana dispensed has THC levels of up to 15%
(California, Cannabis, CBD, Colorado, Maine, Massachusetts, Medical Marijuana, Mexico, New Hampshire, New Mexico, Products, Recreational, Research, Rhode Island, United States, Vermont, Washington, Websites, THC, Dispensaries, Pharmaceuticals) The European Pharmaceutical review reports….According to new research, more than 90 percent of the legal marijuana products offered in medical dispensaries in the US are much stronger than what clinical studies have shown doctors recommend for chronic pain relief. “We know that high-potency products should not have a place in the medical realm because of the high risk of developing cannabis-use disorders, which are related to exposure to high tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) content products,” said the study’s lead author, Dr Alfonso Edgar Romero-Sandoval, associate professor of anaesthesiology at Wake Forest School of Medicine, part of Wake Forest Baptist Health, US. “Several earlier studies showed that levels of up to 5 percent THC – the main psychoactive compound in marijuana that provides pain relief as well as intoxication – were sufficient to reduce chronic pain with minimal side effects.” The goal of this study was to evaluate the advertised THC and cannabidiol (CBD) content of legal...
https://cannabislaw.report/new-study-from-us-reveals-that-vast-majority-of-medic…
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