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May 20, 2019
Free ‘Transitioning to Cannabis’ Webinar to Take Place June 20

GPN Magazine and Cannabis Product News are hosting a free webinar on June 20, 2019. The webinar, "Transitioning to Cannabis," will discuss considerations growers should make before taking the plunge into cannabis production. The presenter,... more »

May 20, 2019
Massachusetts OKs Cannabis Cafes

Massachusetts marijuana regulators have approved a plan to slowly roll out cannabis cafes where adults could use pot in a social setting. The 3-2 vote by the Cannabis Control Commission on Thursday calls for an... more »

May 16, 2019
Hemptown USA Raises $17.2 Million

Hemptown Organics Corp, a multi-state hemp operation doing business as Hemptown USA, has announced the completion of a $17.2 million round of financing, which closed May 10, 2019. The financing enables Hemptown USA to embark... more »

May 16, 2019
New York Introduces New Marijuana Bill

After the failure to include recreational marijuana in the New York state budget earlier this year, sponsors of the legislation are introducing a new bill. The proposal would create an Office of Cannabis Management to... more »

May 15, 2019
Georgia Becomes 42nd State to Allow Hemp Farming

Hemp, Inc., a global leader in the industrial hemp industry, announced that Georgia Governor Brian Kemp has signed a bill to allow hemp farming. "Governor Kemp signing this bill is a monumental step forward for... more »

May 9, 2019
Curaleaf to Acquire Ohio Grown Therapies’ Licenses

Curaleaf announced it has entered into an agreement that grants it an option to purchase Ohio Grown Therapies medical cannabis cultivation and processing licenses. The value of the deal is estimated at $20 million. Curaleaf... more »

May 9, 2019
Texas House Passes Bill to Expand Access to Medical Marijuana

The Texas House advanced a bill on Monday that would expand the list of debilitating conditions that allow Texans to legally use medical cannabis. House Bill 1365 would add Alzheimer's, Crohn's disease, muscular dystrophy, post-traumatic... more »

May 7, 2019
Illinois Governor Plans to Legalize Recreational Marijuana

Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker announced on Saturday that he has reached an agreement with key lawmakers on a plan to legalize recreational marijuana in the state starting next year. The legislation would allow adults 21... more »

May 2, 2019
Curaleaf to Purchase Cura Partners

Curaleaf Holdings Inc. plans to acquire state-regulated cannabis business of Cura Partners, owners of the Select cannabis wholesale brand. The acquisition will be conducted through an all-stock transaction valued at $948.8 million. Following the completion... more »

May 1, 2019
Harvard, MIT Receive $9 Million for Cannabis Research

Charles R. Broderick, an alumnus of MIT (Massachusetts Technology Institute) and Harvard University, has made gifts to both alma maters to support research into the effects of cannabis on the brain and behavior. The gifts,... more »

April 27, 2019
LSSU Launches Cannabis Business Degree Program

Lake Superior State University (LSSU) is launching a baccalaureate of science in cannabis business. The cannabis business program was designed for future managers, supervisors and business developers within a commercial enterprise. “Our core mission is... more »

April 26, 2019
New York to Host CWCBExpo, Cannabis Week

Cannabis World Congress & Business Exposition (CWCBExpo) will host Cannabis World Congress Week alongside its sixth annual expo, May 29-June 1. Local and national cannabis advocacy groups, legislators, entrepreneurs, non-profits, academics, healthcare professionals, influencers and... more »

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