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July 11, 2019
Jay-Z Partners with Caliva as Brand Strategist

Shawn "Jay-Z" Carter — billionaire rapper, producer and entreprenuer — is joining the cannabis industry as chief brand strategist for Caliva, a California-based company that grows, manufactures and sells a variety of branded products. Formed... more »

July 10, 2019
Study: Cannabis Legalization Tied to Less Teen Use

New research suggests legalizing recreational marijuana for U.S. adults in some states may have slightly reduced teens' odds of using pot. To see how teen marijuana use compares in states with and without such laws,... more »

July 9, 2019
Cannabis Europa Coming to North America in Fall 2019

Founders of Cannabis Europe are bringing the continent's premier cannabis networking event to North America. While the European market has seen a year of rapid change — with the UK, Luxemourg and France moving down... more »

July 2, 2019
New Jersey Expands Medical Marijuana Program

New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy signed a law today that significantly expands the state's medical cannabis program, including a regulatory framework that could accommodate broader legalization in the future. The new law creates a Cannabis... more »

July 1, 2019
University of Florida Researching Hemp Varieties

After Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis signed a bill creating a state hemp program, there has been urgency to find varieties of the crop that can grow well in the state's subtropical environment. "I get calls... more »

June 28, 2019
University of Maryland Launches Degree in Medical Cannabis Science

The University of Maryland School of Pharmacy has launched the country's first Master of Science program in medical cannabis science and therapeutics. The school says the degree will provide students with the knowledge and skills... more »

June 27, 2019
Rancho Tissue Technologies Enters Hemp/CBD Markets

Rancho Tissue Technologies is entering the hemp and hemp/CBD markets, offering clean, high-quality, true-to-type tissue culture and propagation of hemp. "With 40 years of tissue culture experience, I regularly receive requests from growers wanting tissue=cultured... more »

June 26, 2019
Florida Creates State Hemp Program

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis signed a bill Tuesday authorizing a state hemp program. SB 1020, which creates an industrial hemp program, cleared the Senate and House by unanimous votes. The bill allows the Department of... more »

June 26, 2019
Illinois Becomes 11th State to Legalize Recreational Marijuana

Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker signed a bill Tuesday that permits residents to purchase and possess up to 1 ounce of cannabis at a time and non-residents up to 15 grams. The move also means that... more »

June 21, 2019
CannabizTeam Launches CannabizTEMP

CannabizTeam, a cannabis-focused executive search and staffing firm, announced the debut of CannabizTEMP, a company specializing in providing consulting and on-demand access to temporary workers to the cannabis industry. CannabizTEMP will initially focus on California,... more »

June 20, 2019
Canopy Rivers Announces Collaboration with ZeaKal

Canopy Rivers Inc. has announced an investment and strategic collaboration with ZeaKal, a California-based plant science innovator with proprietary technologies that sustainably increase photosynthesis, improve plant yield and enhance nutritional profiles for a variety of... more »

June 16, 2019
UCBA Summer Summit to Feature California’s Cannabis Industry Leaders

The United Cannabis Business Association (UCBA), a trade association for legal retail cannabis in California, has announced its second annual Policy Summit, presented by Linx. The one-day event will take place on June 21, at... more »

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