Arizona House Agriculture Committee Approves Industrial Hemp Bill

Arizona’s House Land, Agriculture and Rural Areas Committee has approved a measure to legalize industrial hemp cultivation in the state, according to a report from Arizona Public Media. The measure has already been approved by the Senate. Sen. Sonny Borrelli, the Republican bill sponsor, indicated the measure would help boost the state’s agricultural economy, noting…

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West Virginia Senate Committee Approves MMJ Bill; Could Allow Flower Access

A bill approved by the West Virginia Senate Judiciary Committee would require the state Office of Medical Cannabis to create a rule allowing flower products to be available under the state’s medical cannabis program, but the Legislature would still need to approve the rule, the Charleston Gazette-Mail reports. The law comes after the Medical Cannabis…

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Cannabis Tech Companies BioTrackTHC and Helix TCS Announce Merger

Cannabis technology companies BioTrackTHC and Helix TCS, Inc., have announced they will merge – and while they will operate independently, the companies will “rationalize common business functions.” BioTrackTHC is one of the largest providers of seed-to-sale technology in the cannabis space, providing its software to nine governments, along with inventory management and point-of-sale solutions to…

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Two-thirds of Illinois voters support marijuana regulation for adults.

Two-thirds of Illinois voters support marijuana regulation for adults.Two-thirds of adult voters across the state support legalizing cannabis for adults 21 and over. Dear Supporter, Southern Illinois University’s Paul Simon Public Policy Institute issued another key poll, and support for legalizing cannabis and treating it like alcohol remains strong. Two-thirds of adult voters across the…

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Former Chairman of Epilepsy Foundation Wants CBD for Kids

Former Chairman of Epilepsy Foundation Wants CBD for KidsThe Epilepsy Foundation acknowledged medical marijuana as an effective epilepsy medication in 2014. The Epilepsy Foundation wants CBD for Children The Epilepsy Foundation acknowledged medical marijuana as an effective epilepsy medication in 2014 after the former chairman, Warren Lammert, saw how medical marijuana helped his daughter suffering…

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Emma Chasen: Educating the World About Cannabis Science

Emma Chasen is the Director of Education for Sativa Science Club, an organization that encourages industry-wide quality standards. She also, in 2016, received the Willamette Week‘s Portland, Oregon Best Budtender award. In this Ganjapreneur.com podcast episode, Emma joined our host TG Branfalt for a conversation about the creation process behind her educational courses for individuals seeking…

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Death Toll Rising: U.S. Opioid Overdose Rates Jump 30 Percent in One Year

At Ganjapreneur, we’ve written time and again about the opioid epidemic ravaging the United States. This is not a new issue — but it is getting worse.  The Center for Disease Control (CDC) recently released the results of a year-long study which tracked overdose-related hospital visits throughout the U.S. between June 2016 and September 17. During…

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Oklahoma House Unanimously Approves Bi-Partisan Industrial Hemp Bill; Moves to Senate

Oklahoma’s House has unanimously approved an industrial hemp pilot program bill which would allow the state’s farmers to obtain a license to grow the crop, KOKH reports. The measure is sponsored by Democratic Rep. Mickey Collens and Majority Floor Leader Jon Echols, a Republican. “The potential provided in this bill is limitless. In the long…

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Weedmaps Receives Cease-and-Desist Order from California Cannabis Regulators Over Unlicensed Dispensary Ads

California’s head of the Bureau of Cannabis Control Lori Ajax has sent a cease-and-desist letter to Weedmaps directing the Irvine-based internet company that maps cannabis dispensaries to stop advertising unlicensed retailers in the state, according to an Orange County Register report. Ajax said if the company does not immediately remove the ads, it could face…

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