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House of Wise and Last Prisoner Project Team Up to Launch Justice For All Campaign, Petition Urging Biden Administration For Federal Cannabis Clemency



Today, CBD and personal wellness brand House of Wise and Last Prisoner Project, a nonprofit dedicated to advancing criminal justice reform for the cannabis community, announce their new campaign, Justice For All.

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Green Scientific Labs Announces Temporary Marijuana Facility Permit in Ann Arbor, Michigan



Green Scientific Labs Holdings Inc., a leading cannabis and hemp testing laboratory, announced today that it has received its temporary marijuana facility permit the City of Ann Arbor on March 22, 2022.

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PURA Sees Potential Boost From Federal Marijuana Legalization Up For House Vote



Puration, Inc. management today highlighted the potential benefits to the company in the event marijuana were legalized federally. The House is expected to vote this week on legalization:

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Palmate Raises the Bar for Cannabinoid Ingredient Companies



Palmate, LLC (Palmate) announced that it is now certified with the Brand Reputation through Compliance Global Standard (BRC) for food safety, placing it among the few CBD and cannabinoid ingredient companies with a certification recognized by Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI).

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Finally, A Health Insurance Program Crafted For Cannabis Businesses



The National Cannabis Risk Management Association (NCRMA) announces the launch of a new health insurance program for cannabis companies – Health ReLeaf.

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CPG Manufacturer Global Widget Achieves Organic Certification for Gummy Manufacturing



Consumer packaged goods manufacturer Global Widget announces the acquisition of its organic certification following a comprehensive audit at its gummy manufacturing facility in Tampa, Florida.

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Eco Innovation Group Receives Notice of Allowance from USPTO Covering Glytech, LLC Supercritical Plant Extraction Technology



Eco Innovation Group, Inc. (OTC: ECOX) ("ECOX" or the "Company"), an innovative company aggregating investments in new technologies that promote environmental and social well-being and the advancement of green energy solutions, today announced that it has received a Notice of Allowance from the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) for its patent covering methods of extraction of plant materials obtained using Glytech's supercritical glycerin extraction technology exclusively licensed to ECOX.

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USMJ Announces Adult Use Marijuana Cultivation Eligibility In New York



North American Cannabis Holdings, Inc. (USOTC: USMJ) today announced the company has confirmed its eligibility to apply for the new adult-use marijuana cultivation license recently passed into law in the State of New York.

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American Council of Cannabis Medicine Announces Launch of Pennsylvania Advocacy Initiatives Including Work to Approve Delivery



Today, the American Council of Cannabis Medicine (ACCM) announced that Pennsylvania is fully opening up for historic Yes We Cann! Advocacy initiative, and state centric Elevated States program this week.

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MOCA WORKERS RATIFY FIRST CONTRACT



Workers at Ascend Wellness/Modern Cannabis (MOCA) locations in River North and Logan Square have both voted unanimously to ratify their first contracts with Teamsters Local 777.

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Pesticides in Pot Go Under the Microscope



Today, the Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board (WSLCB) which oversees recreational cannabis in the state, voted unanimously to approve new regulations for quality control of adult-use cannabis.

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Like LegalZoom for Weed....Leafsheets launches platform to simplify cannabis business and lower barriers to entry



Leafsheets.com launches it’s game changing cannabis business support platform, aiming to decrease the barriers to entry for cannabis business hopefuls and operators by making their Standard Operating Procedures, Plans and vital information available online, with more cannabis business support tools to come.

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PERFECT HERBAL BLENDS AWARDED INFUSED CANNABIS PRODUCT PATENT BY USPTO



California cannabis IP company Perfect Herbal Blends, Inc. (www.perfect-blends.com) announced that its first composition of matter patent (US 11,253,564) covering the company's novel infused flower cannabis products has been granted by the USPTO.

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Expanded Training for the Growing Cannabis Industry



The cannabis industry has exploded in Oklahoma, ranking ninth in the country for the number of jobs in the cannabis industry, according to a 2021 jobs report by Leafly, a cannabis investor group.

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If you live in Oregon, are over the age of 21 and purchased in Oregon, Select Elite, Select Pax or other qualified Select products during the period between August 15, 2018 and November 22, 2019, you may be eligible for a class action settlement



CPT Group, Inc., announces a proposed Settlement in a class action lawsuit called Pope, et al. v. Cura Partners, Inc., State of Oregon, Multnomah County Circuit Court, Case No. 20CV05932 (the "Settlement").

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Cannabis Users Want Full Information and Verification of Product Safety According to New SICPA & Harris Poll Study



A new nationwide study commissioned by SICPA North America, a leading provider of regulatory compliance solutions, shows overwhelming support among cannabis users for more in-depth information about the products they may use.

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N.E.W. Releases 2021 Impact Report



As part of a nationwide, grassroots effort to improve social justice through legal relief, National Expungement Works (N.E.W.) released its inaugural Impact Report, highlighting its successful 2021 efforts to repair the harms of the criminal justice system through free legal and wraparound services for individuals with a criminal record.

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ALM Announces New Course on Understanding and Handling Cannabis Insurance Claims



The National Underwriter Company, an ALM business, is launching the third course in the six-course Cannabis Insurance Coverage Specialist (CICS) designation, Understanding and Handling Cannabis Insurance Claims.

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17 Organizations Issue Joint Open Letter to State Agriculture Leaders



On February 9, 2022, 17 industry and regulatory organizations issued a joint open letter to state agriculture leadership, calling on them to support greater education and scientific research to ensure the safety of hemp as an animal-feed ingredient prior to any Federal or state approval.

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New York Drops Qualifying Conditions for Medical Marijuana Patients



NuggMD, the nation's leading medical cannabis telemedicine service, is preparing for a surge in New York's medical marijuana program. New York dropped qualifying conditions for the medical marijuana program on January 24, 2022. This allows physicians and other medical practitioners to prescribe medical marijuana for any condition if they feel it can be treated by cannabis.

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STEM Solutions LLC Builds Federally Authorized Cannabis Lab for MMJ BioPharma Labs



MMJ BioPharma Labs recently became one of the only federally authorized labs dedicated to cannabis extraction, research, and development with their approved DEA Analytical Lab Registration for schedule 1-4 drugs. MMJ BioPharma's primary focus is on cannabis research and development. MMJ BioPharma Labs will be assisting MMJ International Holdings in the research and development of its proprietary gel cap medicine, for the eventual FDA approval of its medicines MMJ 001 and MMJ 002 to treat Multiple Sclerosis and Huntington's Disease. Clinical trials will begin soon.

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Enveric Biosciences Announces Successful Synthesis and Filing of Provisional Patent for EV104, Cannabinoid and Celecoxib Conjugate



Enveric Biosciences (NASDAQ: ENVB) ("Enveric" or the "Company"), a neuroscience company developing next-generation, psychedelic-inspired mental health, and oncology treatments, today announced the development of EV104a and EV104b, new molecular conjugates for Osteoarthritis ("OA") and other pain indications.

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Cannabis related emergency department visits by youth increased five fold in Ontario between 2003 and 2017



Cannabis-related emergency department visits and subsequent hospitalizations for adolescents and young adults in Ontario have increased nearly five-fold from 2003 to 2017, according to a new study led by the CHEO Research Institute.

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Fyllo Unveils Jurisdiction Dashboard to Accelerate Regulatory Research



Fyllo, the leader in compliance-first SaaS solutions for highly regulated, high-growth industries, today announced the launch of Jurisdiction Dashboard, a powerful new feature in the Fyllo Regulatory Database.

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LIM College to Offer Masters Degree in The Business of Cannabis



LIM College, a leading educational authority in the business of fashion and its adjacent fields, is launching a Master of Professional Studies (MPS) degree program in The Business of Cannabis.

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BTIS Announces Exclusive Access to Newly Expanded Workers Compensation Insurance



Builders & Tradesmen's Insurance Services, Inc. (BTIS), a managing general agency focused on serving small businesses with end-to-end insurance solutions, is pleased to announce exclusive access to a newly expanded workers' compensation coverage option – now available in six states.

This broad market access is accessible in California, Arizona, Colorado, Oregon, Nevada and Texas, with additional states coming soon. Over 400 eligible class codes are available, including recently added options for truckers, cannabis ventures and ghost-policies. New ventures are encouraged – carpentry, wallboard, painting, trucking and many others will be considered. Coverage is provided by an A- (Excellent) rated carrier by A.M. Best.

"We are thrilled to offer our clients exclusive access to this broad insurance product, along with a simplified quoting and binding process," says Paul Holbein, CEO of BTIS. "With new payment plan options, coverage in more states and online bind confirmation, it's truly never been easier to secure the best insurance options out there. As this program expands, we look forward to working with an even wider range of businesses to meet their work comp needs."

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Registration for Cannabis Training at Kalamazoo Valley Community College Now Open



Registration is now open for Kalamazoo Valley Community College's three cannabis certificate programs. The college announced the addition of the programs last month in an effort to provide job skills training for those interested in a cannabis-related career. Register at www.kvcc.edu/cannabis/.

According to Business Wire, cannabis is the fastest growing industry in America. To address the critical need for workers in the industry, Kalamazoo Valley has partnered with Green Flower, a leader in cannabis education, to offer these in-demand programs.

"The cannabis industry is creating thousands of career opportunities in Michigan and yet, nationally, a significant shortage of qualified professionals exists," said Craig Jbara, vice president for strategic and business development at Kalamazoo Valley. "These programs are designed to give participants the foundational knowledge needed to work in the rapidly expanding cannabis industry. Similar training programs across the country have proven to be very successful for employers."

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72 percent of Cannabis Operators, Lack of Banking is Biggest Concern



Whitney Economics, the leading economic consulting firm in the cannabis industry, has just released its latest report, U.S. Cannabis Business Conditions Survey Report. This report reveals how cannabis industry operators are viewing the success of the cannabis industry and what factors are limiting their growth. Their number one concern is a lack of banking or financial services then followed by market volatility, big business competition, and taxes.

"Operators are kept up at night worrying about how to survive in an environment where there is little support, extremely strong competition from illicit dealers from one side, and the existential threat of corporate competition on the other. The only solution for operators is to advocate for a level playing field and hope that reform will occur sooner, and not later," - Beau Whitney

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ANAB Launches Cannabis Certificate Accreditation Program, Providing Quality Assurance to Consumers, Industry, and the Global Economy



As part of its long-term effort to support safety, quality, and consumer health amid the continued growth of the cannabis industry, the ANSI National Accreditation Board (ANAB), a wholly owned subsidiary of the American National Standards Institute (ANSI), has announced the formal launch of its new Cannabis Certificate Accreditation Program (C-CAP).

Many states and localities have recently legalized medical marijuana and adult-use cannabis-derived products, from over-the-counter topicals to growing medical applications—driving the demand for cannabis accreditation within the industry. As part of the new program, ANAB will assess and accredit certificate programs as conforming to the requirements of ASTM D8403-21, Standard Practice for Certificate Programs within the Cannabis and Hemp Industries, developed by ASTM International's Subcommittee D37.06 on Personnel Training, Assessment, Credentialing. ANAB staff were members of this committee and provided significant input on the design of the standard.

The standard practice provides protocols to certificate issuers for developing and administering certificate programs for stakeholders within the cannabis and hemp industries for determining best practices for administering professional certificate programs within the industries.

The application process for accreditation of a Cannabis Certificate Program tracks the time-tested process for ANAB's Certificate Accreditation Program (CAP) against ANSI/ASTM E2659, Standard Practice for Certificate Programs.

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THC BioMed Granted License to Cultivate Cannabis for Medical and Scientific Use



THC BioMed Intl Ltd. ("THC BioMed" or the "Company") announces that it has been granted a licence by an overseas government to cultivate cannabis for medical and scientific use.

We are in advanced discussions with the host government to conduct Scientific Research with Cannabis. We intend to conduct scientific research and development on whether Cannabidiol ("CBD") and other compounds from the cannabis plant have the potential to prevent or inhibit SARS_CoV_2 infection.

We are interested in researching and studying cannabis compounds and their potential effects on SARS_CoV_2 infection. Since March 2020, we have been looking into the possibilities and challenges of carrying out an R&D program in relation to cannabis and SARS_CoV_2. Other scientific research regarding cannabis is also of interest to us. We have made inquiries with different governments regarding licences to conduct cannabis research and development. We are currently in advanced talks with the host government and received, on January 19, 2022, a licence for the production of cannabis for medical and scientific use.

We are now seeking amendments or clarification on our new licence regarding whether additional permission is required for the conduct of our planned scientific testing. There is no guarantee that the research and development we intend to conduct will be allowed under the current licence or that a further licence for research and development, if needed, will be granted to us.

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Xebra Satisfies Conditions to Licence Unique Water Soluble Cannabinoid Emulsion IP, Backed by Human Trials



Xebra Brands Ltd. ("Xebra") (CSE: XBRA) (OTCQB: XBRAF) (FSE: 9YC), a cannabis company, is pleased to announce that it has satisfied all conditions pursuant to its agreement with New Age Nanotech, to license its clinically_backed, patent pending cannabinoid emulsion technology, Solutech™; to transform cannabis extracts into shelf_stable clear and odourless, water_soluble forms, ideal for the infusion of beverages, edibles and topicals. Many options were evaluated globally for cannabinoid delivery IP, and Xebra identified only one that has undergone human testing _ Solutech™.

Solutech™ is one of the fastest_acting, most bioavailable and comprehensively studied delivery systems for cannabinoids, including THC and CBD, uniquely differentiated by the completion of a pioneering Phase_I human clinical trial. Xebra believes that as the cannabis industry develops, that consumers will demand better and safer products, and that claims about characteristics such as absorption, homogeneity, bioavailability, and shelf_life will be more closely scrutinized by regulators.

Xebra is aiming to utilize Solutech™ in the launch of its Vicious Citrus THC Lemonade in Canada, which is planned for the Spring of 2022. Xebra is also planning to outfit a facility in Mexico to produce Solutech™, a market where Xebra holds the exclusive licence. Xebra's license is also exclusive in Colombia, and non_exclusive in Europe and the rest of the Americas, including Canada, but limited to California in the United States.

Xebra has fully paid the consideration for the right to produce and use Solutech™. The agreement is effective immediately with an indefinite perpetual term, unless terminated under specific circumstances.

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Labstat International Inc. & The Blinc Group Study Finds Vape Habits Do Not Cross Borders



Labstat International Inc., Canada's leading independent third-party cannabis testing company, in partnership with The Blinc Group, Inc., the regulatory-focused designer and provider of premium, customized and bespoke vaporizer technologies, have conducted the first North American Cannabis Vape Consumption Survey aimed at better understanding how consumers use vaping devices. The study, Cannabis Puffing Regimes: A first step in developing standardized testing for cannabis vape products, found that cannabis consumption through vape devices is vastly different than nicotine and varies across borders.

"We set out to better understand how consumers use vape products to create a puffing regime to help inform policy. As expected, we found that the vape consumer is quite different from your traditional nicotine user, but we also found it interesting to learn that there were also many differences between an American consumer and a Canadian consumer," said Arnaud Dumas de Rauly, CEO and co-founder of the Blinc Group.

Administered by Abacus Data, the Cannabis Vape Consumption Survey collected information from both medical and adult-use consumers across North America to understand how they use cannabis vape devices. More than 2,000 medical and adult-use cannabis consumers across North America answered questions pertaining to their vape consumption habits. Labstat and The Blinc Group used the data to create a baseline "puffing regime" for cannabis vape testing.

To develop the regime the survey examined participants vaping frequency, formula preferences, length of vaping sessions, number of puffs inhaled, the intensity of those inhalations and the life of a vape cartridge.

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CERTIFi by Mercy College Partners with Green Flower to Offer Cannabis Certification Program



CERTIFi by Mercy College and Green Flower have announced a partnership that will provide two education tracks in the high-demand cannabis field. The eight-week and six-month certification offerings will allow students to pursue various pathways for rewarding careers in the cannabis industry.

CERTIFi, Mercy's newly launched credentialing initiative, along with Green Flower, an industry leader in cannabis education, will offer courses taught by industry experts that will include cannabis business, dispensary, cultivation, cannabis healthcare and medicine, and cannabis law and policy. These certifications will help students gain essential knowledge to create a successful career in a field that is facing a shortage of qualified professionals.

"We are excited to partner with Green Flower, an industry leader in providing cannabis education," said Brian Amkraut, Ph.D., Vice President and General Manager Workforce Development and Community Impact at Mercy College. "There are thousands of opportunities for entrepreneurs interested in this new industry but many lack the basic and advanced knowledge of the various scientific and business elements of the field. Mercy is looking forward to being a part of the solution and providing resources for individuals to enter this field."

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CULTA Announces Membership in the Sustainable Cannabis Coalition



CULTA, an independent producer of craft cannabis and extracts in Maryland, is proud to announce that it's joined the Sustainable Cannabis Coalition (SCC). This is just the latest move in the cultivator's long-term and ongoing investment in a more sustainable future.

The SCC is a group of cannabis industry leaders that work together to improve and promote sustainability in all facets of the cannabis industry, including cultivation, manufacturing, and distribution. CULTA joins the likes of Gro iQ, Trulieve, CohnReznick, and 365 Cannabis, and hopes that other Maryland-based brands will join them in prioritizing sustainability in 2022 and beyond.

"Unfortunately, the HVAC systems and high-intensity grow lights that are essential to CULTA's day-to-day operations come with a large carbon footprint," said Mackie Barch, co-founder of CULTA. "By joining the Sustainable Cannabis Coalition, maintaining our Clean Green Certification, and continuing to make sustainability one of the core focal points of our company, we hope to offset our carbon emissions completely within ten years."

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Feds Loosen Grip on Cannabis



Royal Emerald Pharmaceuticals (REP) is proud to announce that it has received four federal licenses to grow, research, develop, and manufacture alternative drugs derived from cannabis (marijuana) and other botanicals in December 2021. REP is the first-of-its-kind cannabis pharmaceutical company in the United States to receive these highly coveted licenses.

The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) issued three licenses for bulk manufacturing, analytical lab and import in December. An earlier license was issued for distribution. Now, REP has all four federal (DEA) licenses needed to move forward with their next phase of development. This latest move by the DEA is a clear message that the federal government is loosening its grip on marijuana specifically grown for research purposes. It has been a long and hard battle for entrepreneurs in the cannabis industry to win approval from the DEA, but now it has finally happened.

"We are excited and very happy to receive these DEA licenses for cannabis research," said Mark Crozier, Founder and CEO of Royal Emerald Pharmaceuticals. "This news is huge and comes with immense responsibilities - we have been chosen to provide researchers and universities with high quality cannabis so they can move forward with their research projects. These researchers have struggled for decades to be recognized by the medical and scientific communities. Now, they can," Crozier said.

REP's main campus is a 100,000 square foot facility located on Palm Drive in Desert Hot Springs. REP expects to hire 250 employees to staff the grow and research facility in early 2022, and up to 1,000 employees after phase two is completed.

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Madwell, The Ad Council, and NHTSA Tackle the Topic of Drug Impaired Driving



Independent creative agency Madwell teamed up with The Ad Council and the U.S. Department of Transportation's National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) to launch PSAs that aim to get marijuana users to think twice before getting behind the wheel and driving while high. The work is part of NHTSA and The Ad Council's Drug-Impaired Driving Prevention campaign, which launched in spring 2019 to address this pressing traffic safety issue, which is growing increasingly important as more states legalize the sale and usage of marijuana.

Research indicates that young men do not believe consuming marijuana has an effect on their driving. Thus, the challenge for this campaign is to create doubt in this long-standing claim, while taking into account that the young male target trusts their experiences over experts, especially when it comes to something as polarizing as marijuana usage, and is highly resistant to being told what to do.

"Our strategy focused on solving a timeless paradox," said Amber Hahn, Madwell's SVP, Head of Integrated Strategy. "We know young men are resistant to messages from enforcers and experts, particularly around topics like marijuana use. The best way to begin to change attitudes and behavior on this issue is to frame it up through the lens of their personal experience, as if it was coming from a peer."

In a 15-second spot titled "I'm in an Ad," the hero, in a smoky house party, breaks character (and the 4th wall) to remind the audience not to drive if they're high. As the lights go up, the smoke-filled room is revealed to actually be a studio set.

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Compliance Topics Related to the COVID 19 Pandemic Top the Regulatory Issues Facing Businesses in 2022



Paychex, Inc., a leading provider of integrated human capital management software solutions for human resources, payroll, benefits, and insurance services, today shared the top 10 regulatory issues that employers should monitor in 2022. The list, compiled annually by the team of regulatory compliance experts at Paychex, identifies the items that should be top of mind as business owners and HR leaders continue to manage the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic and plan for the year ahead.

"Policies enacted in response to the COVID-19 will continue to dominate the regulatory landscape in 2022, which will also include issues such as paid leave, retirement, and others that affect a company's business and HR operations," said Frank Fiorille, vice president of risk, compliance, and data analytics at Paychex. "Our team of 200+ compliance experts are monitoring changes in federal, state, and local jurisdictions to understand new laws and regulations as quickly as possible, then we use that knowledge to inform and help guide our clients, so they have a better understanding of how these measures impact their business."

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University of Denvers Center for Professional Development Launches Cannabis Certificate Programs



The University of Denver's Center for Professional Development is partnering with cannabis education company Green Flower to offer three non-credit cannabis certificate programs to help provide a skilled workforce in the fast-growing Colorado cannabis industry.

The new certificate programs are The Business of Cannabis, Cannabis Healthcare and Medicine, and Cannabis Agriculture and Horticulture. All courses are delivered online in a self-paced format to meet the needs of busy adults.

As the first state to legalize recreational cannabis, Colorado has been a leader in industry growth, reporting $1.77 billion in cannabis sales and 34,700 cannabis-related jobs in 2020. Nationwide, legal cannabis worker jobs are projected to grow by 250 percent by 2028, outpacing other fast-growing careers. This growth is creating increased demand for a workforce skilled in various aspects of the industry, and the University of Denver cannabis certificates aim to fill that need.

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Elevate Holistics Brings Medical Marijuana Renewals to the Natural State



Elevate Holistics, a multistate solution provider in the medical marijuana industry, is bringing back its platform to simplify the process of renewing medical marijuana cards in Arkansas.

"Medical marijuana has been available in Arkansas for over five years, but accessibility has remained a struggle," said Stephen Stearman, CEO of Elevate Holistics. "We are thrilled to begin the new year by returning to the state and making renewals available to all those who need them."

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Mandatory Insurance Coverage for Medical Cannabis Now Expands to More than 50 million Colombians



Khiron Life Sciences Corp, a vertically integrated medical cannabis leader with core operations in Latin America and Europe, announces that the Government of Colombia has added high and low THC medical cannabis to its list of mandated covered medications for every insurance provider in the country. This change will continue to cement Khiron's leadership position in the Colombian domestic medical cannabis market, leveraged by the Company's premium brand and its "seed to sale" medical cannabis clinic model.

"In March 2020, Khiron became the 1st licensed producer in Colombia to sell medical cannabis to patients through our wholly-owned clinics. Since then, the Company has continued to experience double-digit monthly growth and has exceeded more than 57,000 prescriptions sold to date, servicing more than 16,000 individual patients in the country and becoming a category leader in the Colombian medical cannabis industry. In December 2020, the Colombian government included medical cannabis as an approved medication for insurance coverage", commented Alvaro Torres, Khiron CEO, and Director.

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Panaxias facility in Malta granted EU GMP Standard



Panaxia Global, the controlling owner of Panaxia Labs Israel Ltd. (TASE: PNAX), a global pharma company that develops, manufactures and markets progressive cannabis-based products in pharmaceutical quality, announced today that it has received official approval for the EU-GMP standard for its production facility in Malta from EU Health Authority. This standard is binding and essential for the production, export and marketing of medical cannabis products in EU countries, in accordance with the standards accepted under the European Directive for the manufacture of medical cannabis-based products.

Dr. Dadi Segal, CEO of Panaxia: "The EU-GMP Standard granted to our facility in Malta is a significant regulatory achievement and a result of an in-depth and lengthy audit process by the European Health Authority. It will enable us to export our products to markets that Israel can not export to, due to regulatory restrictions. At the same time, we will continue to regularly manufacture and export our medical cannabis products to Germany, France and Cyprus from our facility in Israel, the only one in the country with EU-GMP standard. "

Panaxia now owns two facilities with the exclusive and sought-after European standard, which will allow it to export its products to a wider variety of countries. Thus, the company became the first and only medical cannabis company in Israel to have a facility located in the territory of the European Union with an EU-GMP standard from a European authority.

Following the adoption of the EU-GMP standard for a facility in Malta, the Panaxia Group now have a significant power multiplier for export capacity, both in terms of output and destinations to which it can export, since the permit allows for export and marketing to all countries that require the registration of the final product in the country of origin, such as Poland, Greece, Portugal and Brazil. Currently, Panaxia has marketing permits in Germany, the largest and fastest-growing cannabis market in Europe, and Cyprus, which do not require product registration in the country of origin. Panaxia regularly manufactures and exports its products to these countries from its facility in Israel, the only one with EU-GMP standard in the country.

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Pomerantz Law Firm Announces the Filing of a Class Action Against Instadose Pharma Corp.



Pomerantz LLP announces that a class action lawsuit has been filed against Instadose Pharma Corp. f/k/a Mikrocoze, Inc. ("Instadose", "Mikrocoze", or the "Company") (OTCMKTS: INSD; MZKR) and one of its officers. The class action, filed in United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virgina, Norfolk Division, and docketed under 21-cv-00675, is on behalf of a class consisting of all persons other than Defendants who purchased or otherwise acquired Instadose securities between December 8, 2020 and November 24, 2021, both dates inclusive (the "Class Period"), seeking to recover damages caused by Defendants' violations of the federal securities laws and to pursue remedies under Sections 10(b) and 20(a) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (the "Exchange Act") and Rule 10b-5 promulgated thereunder, against the Company and one of its top officials.

If you are a shareholder who purchased Instadose securities during the class period, you have until February 28, 2022 to ask the Court to appoint you as Lead Plaintiff for the class. A copy of the Complaint can be obtained at www.pomerantzlaw.com. To discuss this action, contact Robert S. Willoughby at newaction@pomlaw.com or 888.476.6529 (or 888.4-POMLAW), toll-free, Ext. 7980. Those who inquire by e-mail are encouraged to include their mailing address, telephone number, and the number of shares purchased.

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50 State Legal Weed Sweeps the Country



Companies like Boston Hemp Inc are serving the country with a legal form of marijuana with psychoactive effects. How is this legal?

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Numinus Wellness Commends Health Canada on Special Access Programme Amendments to Restore Potential Access to Psychedelic Medicines



Numinus Wellness Inc. ("Numinus" or the "Company") (TSX: NUMI), a leader in psychedelics-focused mental healthcare, commends Health Canada's leadership for amending the Special Access Programme (SAP) to allow physicians to request patient access to psychedelic treatments, such as MDMA- and psilocybin-assisted therapy, for serious treatment-resistant or life-threatening conditions on a case-by-case basis. The amendment has the potential to positively affect the lives of people experiencing serious mental health conditions when other therapies have failed, are unsuitable or are unavailable in Canada.

"Amending the SAP and righting a historical wrong based on stigma highlights Canada's commitment to making psychedelic-assisted therapies a possibility for the many Canadians who struggle with mental wellness," said Payton Nyquvest, Founder and CEO, Numinus. "While we believe this is only the beginning of greater change to come, it signifies an important step towards creating expanded safe access to treatment and care in the mental health sector through psychedelic medicine. I am proud of our team who have had a longstanding role in advocating for this reform."

Health Canada's amendment recognizes a growing body of research, including the work that Numinus' clinical and research teams are completing, that has consistently shown the efficacy of psychedelic-assisted psychotherapy to treat a broad range of mental health conditions that are currently extremely difficult to treat with conventional therapies. According to Health Canada, access will be provided when there is sufficient data to support the safety and efficacy of the drug for the specific condition of the patient and will be available once the regulations come into force when the amendment is published in the Canada Gazette, which is anticipated on January 5th, 2022.

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Zip Run Granted First Cannabis Delivery Operator License in City of Boston



Zip Run, a leading social equity cannabis delivery platform, announced the approval of a Host Community Agreement (HCA) for its Delivery Operator License to begin cannabis deliveries from its Boston warehouse. This marks the first company to receive this license from the Boston Cannabis Board for wholesale cannabis delivery within the city limits of Boston.

"This latest approval means that consumers in Boston will soon be able to purchase the broadest array of high-quality cannabis products for delivery from our warehouse with just a click through our online platform," said Gabe Vieira, CEO and co-founder of Zip Run. "We are grateful the Boston Cannabis Board has approved our application allowing Zip Run to pave the way for other entrepreneurs of color to successfully launch cannabis businesses in the Boston area and bring innovation to the industry."

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Xebra Progressing Quickly with CBD and CBG in Mexico, with its First Mover Advantage Granted by the Supreme Court



Xebra Brands Ltd. ("Xebra") (CSE: XBRA) (OTC: XBRAF) (FSE: 9YC), a cannabis company, provides and update on its Mexican activities.

Xebra's wholly owned Mexican subsidiary, Desart MX, SA de CV ("Xebra Mexico"), has been granted an injunction by the Mexican Supreme Court, that has positioned it with an outright first-mover-advantage in the Mexican CBD and CBG market. Official licenses will be granted by the Mexican Health Regulatory Agency (COFEPRIS) in due-course.

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Canna Business Services Offers Insight into the Newly Opened Cannabis Licensing System in New Jersey



New Jersey's cannabis market is about to explode in 2022. On December 15th, the New Jersey Cannabis Regulatory Commission ("Commission") opened its Cultivation, Manufacturing, and Laboratory licensing window. According to the Commission's press release, within the first four hours of the application submission portal's opening, almost 500 individuals and entities established accounts. By 1:00p.m. the application portal was averaging approximately 155 new users per hour. Hopeful applicants are chomping at the bit to be approved for a license to operate adult use cultivation, manufacturing, retail, or other license types.

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Highway 33 Capital Transacts the First Arizona Rural Adult Use Cannabis License



In April the Arizona Department of Health Services awarded 13 new Adult Use cannabis retail licenses across eight rural counties. Cannabis operator John Yasso of 101010 Management was one of over 400 applicants granted a license. Last week in a transaction facilitated by Highway 33 Capital Advisory the license was sold to Dr. Phil Wall a successful Arizona-based entrepreneur.

"The significance of this acquisition," according to Highway 33 Partner Vincent Dipas, "is that being the first to be sold, this transaction establishes a benchmark for these rural cannabis retail licenses."

Because there were no comparable transactions, the points of comparison used to establish a benchmark for the negotiations were legacy vertical licenses as well as lease rates for the offsite component of existing vertical licenses. With the consent of the parties and the assistance of the experienced legal counsel Highway recommended, the parties went directly to a purchase agreement.

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American Council of Cannabis Medicine Announces Proposed Medical Cannabis Legislation and Congressional Sponsorship Underway



Today the American Council of Cannabis Medicine (ACCM) announced its proposed draft federal legislation and the start of discussions with sponsors in the House and Senate. ACCM leadership expects to onboard initial sponsors and advance the medical-cannabis legislative package at the start of the 2022 Congressional calendar.

"Legislative work accelerated this year. ACCM's continued focus on professionalization, clinical research, and greater access has been a rallying cry to align some of the best stakeholders in medical cannabis. The ongoing input is creating a path to finally bring movement on the federal level," says, Mark Block, Co-Chair of ACCM's Legislative Committee. "Our tremendous legislative team—working hand-in-hand with a remarkable advocacy team—have put it all together for a successful legislative campaign. Everyone now sees a path forward for rescheduling medical cannabis."

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USP Cannabis Expert Panel Identifies Public Health Issues Associated with Delta 8 THC Products & Offers Recommendations



The United States Pharmacopeia (USP) has drafted a commentary, It's time to hold cannabinoid products to the highest standard: USP Cannabis Panel statement on Delta8-THC, to provide recommendations for addressing the potential health risks that delta-8 tetrahydrocannabinol (THC)-containing products pose to the public. In tandem, ASTM International also drafted a technical paper, Delta-8 Tetrahydrocannabinol and the Need to Develop Standards to Protect Safety of Consumers, outlining possible concerns associated with the cannabinoid. The two standards development organizations focused on the science and urge manufacturers and laboratories to do more research into the minor cannabinoids in order to help ensure public safety.

"The fact of the matter is that little is known about the products labeled as containing delta-8, so much so that the FDA and CDC have both released advisories about the products. Depending on how the products are produced, unknown impurities may be introduced, including minor and synthetic cannabinoid compounds that are not naturally occurring in cannabis," explains Dr. Ikhlas Khan, Chairman of USP's Expert Panel on cannabis.

"Products containing delta-8 can be found in gas stations, convenience stores, and are readily available over the internet without any warnings or safeguards, providing consumers with a false sense of security that these products are safe for consumption," notes David Vaillencourt, CEO of The GMP Collective and ASTM International member. "With many other synthetically derived cannabinoids continuing to emerge in the marketplace, quality-based approaches should be used to address this issue."

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ARKANSAS DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH


Beginning April 1, 2021, physicians are once again prohibited from completing a written certificate to a patient based on an assessment performed through telemedicine. This is in compliance with Amendment 98 § 2.19.C.
Website: https://www.healthy.arkansas.gov/programs-services/topics/medical-marijuana
Description: Executive Orders 20-06 and 20-16 that temporarily allowed the use of telehealth for medical marijuana certifications during the COVID-19 pandemic will end March 31, 2021.
Contact: adh.medicalmarijuana@arkansas.gov
City: Little Rock


California Cannabis Portal


Content updates feature essential information related to the state’s commercial cannabis regulations and guidelines, the licensing application process, and important announcements from the state’s three cannabis licensing authorities and sister agencies. Links to each state agency’s cannabis information are listed towards the bottom of the home page under the “Collaborating State Agencies” section.
Website: https://cannabis.ca.gov/
Description: The California Cannabis Portal serves as a valuable resource and a one-stop shop for all things related to the state’s effort to regulate the commercial cannabis industry. Please make sure to check back on this website regularly as content is updated daily.
Contact: https://cannabis.ca.gov/contact-us/
City: Sacramento


Center for Disease Control


DC is one of the major operating components of the Department of Health and Human Services. View CDC’s Official Mission Statements/Organizational Charts to learn more about CDC′s organizational structure.
Website: https://www.cdc.gov/marijuana/health-effects.html
Description: Marijuana is the most commonly used illegal drug in the United States, with 37.6 million users in the past year,1 and marijuana use may have a wide range of health effects on the body and brain. Click on the sections below to learn more about how marijuana use can affect your health.
Contact: https://wwwn.cdc.gov/dcs/RequestForm.aspx
City: Atlanta


Colorado Marijuana Enforcement Division


https://cdor.colorado.gov/data-and-reports/marijuana-data/marijuana-sales-reports
Website: https://sbg.colorado.gov/marijuanaenforcement
Description: The Marijuana Enforcement Division is tasked with licensing and regulating the Medical and Retail Marijuana industries in Colorado. Our mission is to promote public safety and reduce public harm by regulating the Colorado commercial marijuana industry through consistent administration of laws, regulations and strategic integration of process management, functional expertise, and innovative problem-solving.
Contact: https://sbg.colorado.gov/med-contact-us
City: Lakewood


Marijuana Regulatory Agency



Website: https://www.michigan.gov/MRA
Description: The Marijuana Regulatory Agency will establish Michigan as the national model for a regulatory program that stimulates business growth while preserving safe consumer access to marijuana.
Contact: MRA-Adult-Use-Marijuana@michigan.gov
City: Lansing


Montana Cannabis Control Division


House Bill (HB) 701 was passed by the 2021 Montana Legislature and signed into law by Governor Gianforte on 5/18/2021. HBl 701 amends both the recreational marijuana initiative I-190 and the Montana Medical Marijuana Act.
Website: https://mtrevenue.gov/cannabis/
Description: The objective of the Cannabis Control Division is to develop a well-regulated program so that individuals with a debilitating medical condition can safely access the medicine they need.
Contact: MTMarijuanaProgram@mt.gov
City: Helena


National Institute on Drug Abuse


Director's Page
Nora D. Volkow, M.D., became Director of NIDA in May 2003.
Website: https://www.drugabuse.gov/publications/drugfacts/marijuana
Description: What is marijuana? Image Photo of marijuana leaves. Photo by NIDA Marijuana refers to the dried leaves, flowers, stems, and seeds from the Cannabis sativa or Cannabis indica plant. The plant contains the mind-altering chemical THC and other similar compounds. Extracts can also be made from the cannabis plant (see "Marijuana Extracts").
Contact: https://www.drugabuse.gov/about-nida/contact-us/contact-nida
City: Bethesda


New Jersey Medicinal Marijuana Registry


Medicinal Marijuana Program
Website: https://njmmp.nj.gov/njmmp/index.html
Description: How long does it take to receive an email from the state upon registering?

The state has up to 30 days to review your application. We review applications in the order in which they are received. You will be notified via email on how to proceed next after reviewed.

Contact: https://www.nj.gov/health/medicalmarijuana/pat_faqs.shtml
City:


North Dakota Division of Medical Marijuana



Website: https://www.health.nd.gov/mm
Description: The Governor's Executive Order 2020.06.7 allows state offices to reopen effective June 1st, 2020. However, the North Dakota Department of Health, Division of Medical Marijuana will remain closed to walk-in visitors at this time. All applications as well as information related to the medical marijuana program are available online.
Contact: medmarijuana@nd.gov
City: Bismarck


Pennsylvania Medical Marijuana Program



Website: https://www.health.pa.gov/topics/programs/Medical%20Marijuana/Pages/Medical%20Marijuana.aspx
Description: The Pennsylvania Department of Health is in the process of implementing the state’s Medical Marijuana Program, signed into law on April 17, 2016. When fully implemented, the Medical Marijuana Program will provide access to medical marijuana for patients with a serious medical condition through a safe and effective method of delivery that balances patient need for access to the latest treatments with patient care and safety. This guide will connect you with medical marijuana resources and information for patients and caregivers, growers and processors, dispensaries, physicians, and laboratories.
Contact: https://www.health.pa.gov/topics/programs/Medical%20Marijuana/Pages/Patients.aspx
City: Harrisburg


Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration



Website: https://www.samhsa.gov/marijuana
Description: The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is the agency within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services that leads public health efforts to advance the behavioral health of the nation. SAMHSA's mission is to reduce the impact of substance abuse and mental illness on America's communities.
Contact: https://www.samhsa.gov/about-us/contact-us
City: Rockville


US National Library of Medicine


Our mission is to present high-quality, relevant health and wellness information that is trusted, easy to understand, and free of advertising, in both English and Spanish. Anywhere, anytime, on any device—for free.
Website: https://medlineplus.gov/marijuana.html
Description: MedlinePlus is a service of the National Library of Medicine (NLM), the world's largest medical library, which is part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH).
Contact: https://support.nlm.nih.gov/support/create-case/
City: Bethesda


Utah Medical Cannabis



Website: https://medicalcannabis.utah.gov/
Description: All Utah Medical Cannabis cardholders must purchase their products from a Utah Pharmacy. Out of state purchases and possession of medical cannabis are no longer permitted.
Contact: medicalcannabis@utah.gov
City: Salt Lake City


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