2nd Cannabis Compliance Summit - Presented by Infocast

Regulators. Testing Labs. Service Providers. Operators. The Right People in One Place.

With increasing legalization of both recreational and medicinal marijuana, the cannabis testing industry is ripe for exponential growth. Cannabis lab testing requirements are drawing a lot of attention and are under increased scrutiny from state regulators, testing labs, cultivators, producers, retailers and patients. Uniform national testing and operational standards and protocols need to be developed and implemented to ensure products’ consistency for safety and efficacy.

Lack of unity across states and internationally is creating cannabis lab testing confusion. It’s hard for operators to stay on top of the new and changing rules and methodologies. Thresholds differ from state to state; different methods are generating various results; local jurisdictions are creating procedures that many operators must understand. There are many more implementation issues and challenges that cannabis entrepreneurs need to overcome to be able to stay compliant in this highly competitive business.

Creating uniform state standards and federal cannabis regulation is crucial. The 2nd Annual Cannabis Compliance Summit, July 19 – 21, 2017 in Los Angeles, is the premier event for decision makers that brings the policy makers in the same room with the testing labs, equipment and technology providers, operators and industry experts to create uniform cannabis industry frameworks.

PLUS – Don’t miss these pre-summit programs!

[Business Course] Walking the Tight Rope: Balancing Compliance with Business Growth in the Regulated Cannabis Industry
Wednesday July 19, 2017 | 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM | Sponsored by: Frontera Law Group

This course is intended for cannabis business owners and entrepreneurs at any stage of their business lifecycle focused mainly on California compliance but with certain coverage on a national scale from legal, accounting, entertainment and Private Equity perspectives.

[Technical Symposium] Science in Medical Cannabis Production and Treatment
Wednesday July 19, 2017 | 12:00 – 6:00 PM

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Featured Speakers

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Past Cannabis Summit Participants

  • 3C Consulting
  • A2LA
  • Advanced Extraction Systems, Inc.
  • AGAIN Interactive
  • Alkemist Labs
  • American Analytics, Inc.
  • Americans for Safe Access
  • Anandia Laboratories Inc
  • ANSI-ASQ National Accreditation Board
  • Arizona Dept. of Health Services
  • Association of Public Health Laboratories
  • Austin Legal Group
  • Battle Brothers Foundation
  • BioAgronomics Group
  • Blak Box Capital Partners
  • Botanical Liaisons, LLC Buds & Roses
  • California Department of Pesticide Regulation
  • California Department of Public Health
  • California Growers Association
  • California Senate
  • California State Board of Equalization
  • California State Senate
  • California’s Bureau of Medical Cannabis Regulation
  • Caliva
  • Cannabis Chemistry Subdivision of the American Chemical Society (ACS)
  • CannaSafe Analytics
  • Casa Verde Capital
  • CBDual
  • CBZ Insurance Services
  • CCIA
  • ChocoVivo
  • City and County of Denver, CO
  • City of Sacramento, CA
  • Clade9
  • Clifton Cannabis Law, LLC
  • Confident Cannabis
  • Constance Therapeutics
  • Cultivation Technologies
  • CW Analytical, Inc.
  • Digipath, Inc. & Digipath Labs
  • Ed Wilson Consulting
  • Emerald Scientific
  • Eric Hiss Un Ltd.
  • Erika Valentina Doria Ink
  • Essential Medicinals
  • Evio Labs and President, Kenevir Research
  • EZ Chem Consultancy Incorporated
  • Fix It Francis
  • Florida Department of Health
  • FMS, Inc.
  • FOCUS: Foundation of Cannabis Unified Standards
  • Friedland Global Capital
  • Future Cannabis Project
  • Gateway
  • GB Sciences, Inc.
  • Gesundheit Foods
  • Giving Tree Wellness Center
  • Gobi Analytical
  • Golden West Biologicals Inc.
  • Green Ocean Ventures
  • Hardy Diagnostics
  • HdL Companies
  • Heliospectra
  • High Road Consultants
  • Hypur
  • IESO
  • Ikarian Capital
  • Illinois Medical Cannabis Pilot Program
  • Independent Ink Inc.
  • Innovatical Laboratories
  • International Cannabis and Cannabinoid Institute
  • Kiva Confections
  • LA Weekly
  • law offices
  • LGC Standards
  • Lieberthal Law Firm
  • Los Angeles Business Journal
  • Los Angeles Cannabis Task Force
  • Magellan Rx
  • Mainstream Partners and Director of Compliance, Mynt Cannabis Dispensary and KYND Cannabis Company
  • Marijuana Policy Project
  • Metagreen Ventures
  • Metagreen, Inc.
  • MI Dept. of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs
  • Michigan State Police, Special Investigation Division
  • MilliporeSigma
  • Minnesota Department of Health, Office of Medical Cannabis
  • MJ Freeway
  • Montana Dept. of Public Health & Human Services
  • Montana State Legislature and Executive Board Member, National Conference of State Legislators
  • National Cannabis Industry Association
  • Nela Brand
  • Nelson Hardiman LLP
  • New Mexico Dept. of Health
  • OMNI-Test Laboratories, Inc.
  • Operative Campaigns LLC
  • Oregon Cannabis Business Council
  • Oregon Liquor Control Commission
  • Organa Pharma
  • Pathogen Dx
  • PathogenDX
  • PerkinElmer
  • Perry Johnson Laboratory Accreditation
  • Perry Johnson Laboratory Accreditation, INC (PJLA)
  • Perry Johnson Laboratory Accreditation, Inc. (PJLA)
  • Pharmaconsult ltd
  • Phenomenex
  • Phenova
  • Phylos BioSciences
  • Phytecs
  • Primex Clinical Laboratories Inc.
  • Privateer Holdings
  • Promium
  • Promium LLC
  • Proverde Laboratories
  • Quantum Analytics
  • Redgate Management
  • Rhode Island Department of Business Regulation
  • Rose Law Group
  • Rxmedy Wellness
  • Sage Analytics
  • SC Laboratories Inc.
  • Seven Point
  • Seven Points Clearing
  • Shield HealthCare
  • Signoto Corporation
  • Skunk Feather
  • Society Of Cannabis Clinicians
  • Southern Illinois University
  • State of California, Department of Public Health
  • State of Colorado
  • State of Nevada DPBH
  • State of Oregon
  • State of Rhode Island
  • State of Utah
  • Steep Hill
  • The Center for the Study of Cannabis and Social Policy
  • The Kind
  • The Werc Shop
  • The Wo/Mens Alliance for Medical Marijuana (WAMM)
  • TILRAY
  • Total Control, LLC
  • Tradiv
  • Truesdail Laboratories
  • UC Davis and Chief Scientific Consultant, Steep Hill
  • UCS Inc
  • UIC Analytical Forensic Testing Laboratory
  • United Patients Group
  • United States Pharmacopeia
  • University of California San Francisco and Co-Author,
  • URB Delivery
  • Vicam
  • Vitale Scientific Associates, LLC
  • Wagon Wheel Labs
  • Washington Department of Health
  • Waters Corp
  • Women Grow

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Lori Ajax

CALIFORNIA BUREAU OF MEDICAL CANNABIS REGULATION

Norman Birenbaum

RHODE ISLAND DEPARTMENT OF BUSINESS REGULATION

Assemblymember Rob Bonta

CALIFORNIA STATE ASSEMBLY

Amanda Borup

OREGON LIQUOR CONTROL COMMISSION

Courtney Coppola

FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH

Brad M. Daw

STATE OF UTAH

Michael Hogan, PhD

PathogenDX

Jmichaele Keller

STEEP HILL

Michelle Larson, PhD, MPA

MINNESOTA DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH, OFFICE OF MEDICAL CANNABIS

John Malanca

UNITED PATIENTS GROUP

Debby Miran

Bob Morgan

ILLINOIS MEDICAL CANNABIS PILOT PROGRAM

Dan Rowland

CITY AND COUNTY OF DENVER, CO

Daniel Rubin

CALIFORNIA DEPARTMENT OF PESTICIDE REGULATION

Ellie Hill Smith

NATIONAL CONFERENCE OF STATE LEGISLATORS

Steep Hill Labs

Website

Founded in California in 2008, Steep Hill Labs, Inc. is a science and technology firm that has become the global leader in cannabis genetics, analytics and testing. With company owned labs in California, Washington and New Mexico and two new licensees in Maryland and Alaska launching in 2016, along with a joint venture in Jamaica—Steep Hill is the largest cannabis lab network in the world. The company pioneered the first medical cannabis potency and microbiological contaminants testing methodology for use in California—the first state to legalize medical cannabis. Steep Hill has since developed a variety of revolutionary cannabis testing products, including QuantaCann™, QuantaCann2™, GenKit™ and Steep Hill Express™. Steep Hill provides expert consulting services to many states, countries and municipalities, and the company is developing proprietary genetic testing, mapping and trademark protection services for the industry as well.

PJLA – Perry Johnson Laboratory Accreditation

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Perry Johnson Laboratory Accreditation, Inc. (PJLA) is a private organization, offering third-party accreditation services for testing and calibration laboratories. We are absolutely committed to meeting and exceeding the requirements and expectations of our clients in terms of the quality of the services we provide. We are a fully recognized accreditation body by the International Laboratory Accreditation Cooperation (ILAC) and by the Asia Pacific Laboratory Accreditation Cooperation (APLAC) to provide testing and calibration accreditation services.

A2LA

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Users of cannabis products depend on testing to ensure that the products are safe for use/consumption and that the labeled potency can be trusted. Proper testing is imperative to this assurance, and confidence in the laboratories that perform this testing may be achieved through accreditation to the ISO/IEC 17025 Standard.

A2LA offers two accreditation tracks for cannabis testing laboratories. Both offer independent, third-party accreditation assessments crafted to meet both the Medical Marijuana and Recreational Adult Use markets. The first track consists of using ISO/IEC 17025:2005 as the primary framework, along with any additional, state-specific requirements. A2LA also offers an optional second tract, which adds to the first accreditation track the additional accreditation requirements derived from Americans for Safe Access (ASA) Patient Focused Certification (PFC) Program for testing laboratories. In this way, A2LA can provide assurance that all state regulatory as well as industry-specific requirements are being met by the laboratory.

 

ANSI-ASQ National Accreditation Board

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ANAB is your partner in ISO/IEC 17025 accreditation. ANAB validates the technical competence of marijuana testing laboratories by a thorough review of the testing processes whether for potency, pesticides or any other state program driven test.

ANAB accreditation to ISO/IEC 17025 can provide a solid foundation on which to build an organization that can withstand the challenges of the marketplace by demonstration technical competency. The principles of the standard can help involve employees in working toward a shared goal, high quality data to support the industry. Investment in ANAB laboratory accreditation helps protect the public’s health by ensuring that regulatory agencies, can act quickly on high quality analytical data from accredited laboratories when those laboratories detect a problem in the product supply.

CannaSafe Analytics

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Clifton Cannabis Law, LLC

Website

CLIFTON CANNABIS LAW is a business law firm that serves the cannabis industry and delivers the highest quality legal services on a timely and cost-effective basis. Our attorneys have a lot of years of experience.  Our seasoned practitioners do your legal work – we love what we do – with the support necessary to complete complex transactions on time and on budget.  Like our clients, we utilize technology to achieve efficiencies in the delivery of services.  Our attorneys combine deep experience with a commitment to responsiveness and understanding your business as well as legal needs.

Fluid Management Systems, Inc.

Website

Fluid Management Systems, Inc. designs, manufactures, and supports analytical instruments used by scientists to perform extraction, cleanup, fractionation and concentration of samples prior to chemical analysis. Some of the industries that rely on our sample preparation systems are: Agricultural, Chemical, Clinical, Coatings, Cosmetics, Energy, Environmental, Flavors, Food, Life Science, Pharmaceutical, Petrochemical, Tobacco, Toxicology, Utilities. Automated Sample Preparation Systems from FMS are designed to replace outdated, labor-intensive techniques that hinder laboratory productivity. Our automated sample preparation systems allow laboratory personnel to reduce costs, shorten sample turnaround time and improve the quality and consistency of their results by eliminating the variability inherent with manual sample preparation methods. All FMS consumables are guaranteed and both our instruments and consumables are proudly made in the USA. After 25 years in business, FMS has established itself as the world leader in providing automated sample preparation systems in the field of Persistent Organic Pollutants analysis in all sample matrix types.

Frontera Law Group

Website

Frontera Law Group is California’s premiere cannabis business specialty law firm, providing knowledgeable strategic advice for companies in and around the cannabis industry, helping each of its clients navigate the ever-changing landscape to build successful and sustainable enterprises while complying with California’s complex evolving patchwork of state and local rules and regulations.

HdL Companies

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HdL guides local government agencies whose policymakers and constituents wish to tax and regulate cannabis businesses by helping them make strategic decisions about commercial or personal use cultivation, distribution, transportation, dispensary sales, testing, environmental protection, storage or home delivery while avoiding legal pitfalls and practices that could lead to land use issues and other transparency problems.

MJIC Inc

Website

Nelson Hardiman

Website

Although the burgeoning marijuana industry is filled with opportunities, it is also replete with enormous risks. Successfully competing in the space requires a partner with pioneering experience, regulatory insight and a preemptive approach.

For marijuana businesses in legal and permitted jurisdictions, Nelson Hardiman is that partner. We traverse the murky regulatory terrain to bring clarity which informs business decisions, guiding and protecting clients from potential missteps that could lead to business loss and even criminal prosecution.

Having advised cannabis providers and other business organizations dealing with cannabis related issues since 2007, Nelson Hardiman is well versed in the intricacies of marijuana laws. We have represented collectives and cooperatives, physicians who make recommendations, individual growers, landlords, independent labs, property owners, investors and lenders who finance marijuana businesses, transportation companies, internet and technology companies, trade groups, hydroponic equipment manufacturers, and many others who need sophisticated advice in this complex space.

PathogenDX

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Founded in 2014, PathogenDx Inc developed, validated and sold the only microbial testing product that detects human pathogens to the one colony forming unit (CFU) standard AND counts CFUs for Total Yeast and Mold, Total Aerobic Bacteria and 44 other microbials simultaneously, in under six hours. The patented PDx technology is simple, executed at ambient temperature and requires limited special equipment! One lab assistant can process up to 96 SAMPLES from preparation to results in one shift!   Indoor grows can utilize our collection kits and test their rooms for pathogens even before they introduce one plant into the area, removing risk of contamination. With PathogenDx, the consumers receive validation that their medicine is clean and safe.  Labs that run the PathogenDx technology will provide the specificity, sensitivity and consistency demanded by the public and all within six (6) hours!

SC Laboratories, Inc.

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SC Labs is a national leader in the field of cannabis science. Founded in 2010, we are one of the first institutions to promote cannabis safety through education, testing, and certification. At SC Labs, we encourage consumer confidence through state of the art cannabis testing and analysis. For us, transparency is paramount. We strongly believe that patients, caregivers, and providers are entitled to accurate labeling of their medicine. Our testing methods are the product of rigorous peer review and are consistent with FDA, ELAP, and EPA guidelines.

Strainwise Consulting

Website

Strainwise Consulting is the premier cannabis industry consultation group. With years of operational experience in a fully regulated marketplace, we can get your cannabis business started from SquareOne, but we won’t stop there. We can help you through the application process, design & build-out, marketing & branding, compliance and into operations.

The founders of Strainwise were among the early pioneers involved in the cannabis industry in the State of Colorado. Their combined efforts awarded them the first recreational marijuana license in the world. Strainwise Consulting has branded and consulted on nine medical and recreational dispensaries as well as over 290,000 sqft of sophisticated and efficient cultivation.

As more and more states begin to allow for the expansion of a budding cannabis industry, the most important aspect of building powerful, lasting companies is the experience. This is where Strainwise Consulting can guide your company.

The Werc Shop

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The Werc Shop recognizes the importance of clean effective cannabis medications and seeks to enable our collaborators to provide accurate information and product quality assurance to all of their patients. Our dedicated team of Ph.D. scientists created the Certified Cannabaceuticals™ program to help ensure quality and safety of medical cannabis products. Our services are designed to improve the quality of information for everyone involved. We believe the field of medical cannabis is only at its infancy and has already received a tremendous amount of interest from numerous patients with a broad spectrum of ailments. In order for patient care to advance we felt the industry needed to improve the quality, quantity, and accuracy of information on the diverse array of products currently available in the medicinal cannabis market. We believe our initial efforts with medicinal cannabis will greatly support our broader sustainable chemistry based research and development goals for applications in other markets as we strive to create jobs in our local communities and improve everyone’s sustainable future.

3C: Comprehensive Cannabis Consulting

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3C Consulting, LLC has become one of the most sought after cannabis industry partners. 3C leverages over three decades of cumulative experience in agriculture and farming, architecture and engineering, project management, facilities management, development of best practices, education, strategy, marketing, legal compliance, and, of course, medical marijuana cultivation and processing. This innovative and esteemed group of practitioners develop productive, scalable and efficient methods that surpass by far, the approaches predominant in the industry. In the mountains of Colorado, 3C’s principals participate directly in the rollout of the regulated Colorado medical and recreational markets, shaping by example, the models that are now being emulated across the nation. 3C helps clients to navigate the legal complexities of licensure, while also being a trusted advisor on critical business functions like marketing, advertising, distribution and more. Because of the broad nature of our expertise, we craft the optimal business solution specifically for medical marijuana ventures. We advise on practices that are profitable, sustainable and responsible, relentlessly driving higher standards for the industry. Through our work, we have become a participant in over $50 Million of active cannabis/hemp industry crop growth and distribution.

Absolute Standards

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“We Put The PT in POT”.   As the only producer with  ISO 17043, 17025, 17034, 9001 to have a full product line and the accreditations to go with it, Absolute Standards, Inc. is uniquely qualified to get your laboratory calibrated and accredited.  Our customer service is here to make this a smooth experience. Our Scope:  Potency, Metals, Residual Solvents, Pesticides, Toxins, Terpenes, in solvent, in Hemp Oil and on Hemp plant.  We also have many other standards and PT’s for the full service lab.  We look forward to doing science with you.  Stephen J. Arpie, M.S. Director General, 800-368-1131, StephenArpie@AbsoluteStandards.com

Agilent Technologies

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Agilent’s Genomics group is committed to providing an innovative suite of products for genetic analysis. Our market-leading CGH microarrays, NGS target enrichment, mutagenesis, and Bioanalyzer & TapeStation products complement an entire portfolio of solutions, including PCR and qPCR instruments and reagents, gene expression microarrays, as well as design and analysis software.

International Accreditation Service

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Headquartered in Southern California, IAS is a nonprofit, public-benefit corporation that has been providing accreditation services since 1975. IAS accredits testing laboratories to ISO/IEC Standard 17025 and industry specific standards.

This accreditation demonstrates to the marketplace and to regulators that the laboratories havemet the accreditation requirements and are periodically monitored for compliance. IAS accredits a wide range of companies and organizations including governmental entities, commercial businesses, and professional associations. IAS accreditation programs are based on recognized national and international standards that ensure domestic and/or global acceptance of its accreditations.

IAS is in compliance with ISO/IEC Standard 17011, General Requirements for accreditation bodies accrediting conformity assessment bodies (CABs). IAS is also a signatory to the Asia Pacific Laboratory Accreditation Cooperation (APLAC) and the International Laboratory Accreditation Cooperation (ILAC), both international organizations that form a unified system for evaluating and recognizing competent accreditation bodies worldwide.

SPEX CertiPrep

Website

SPEX CertiPrep has been servicing the scientific community since 1954. We are a leading manufacturer of Certified Reference Materials (CRMs) and Calibration Standards for Analytical Spectroscopy and Chromatography. We offer CRMs for all of the common contaminants found in medicinal and recreational Cannabis, including DEA controlled substances, pesticide residues, residual solvents, terpenes, heavy metals, QuEChERS, pyrethroids, chlorinated hydrocarbons, carbamates and organophosphates.  Custom mixes are also available.

All of our CRMs are accredited by A2LA to ISO/IEC 17025  and ISO Guide 34.  Our quality system complies with ISO 9001.  Our certifications and accreditations guarantee the product you purchase is measured to the highest industry standards available. We continually update our product offering to meet the changing Cannabis testing regulations.

Caliva

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Gesundheit Foods

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Kynd Cannabis Company

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Mainstream Marijuana Association

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Mynt Cannabis Dispensary

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Seven Point.

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The Giving Tree Wellness Center

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Urb Delivery

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a United Patients Group

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United Patients Group (UPG) is an unparalleled resource and trusted leader in Medical Cannabis for physicians, patients and organizations. UPG acts as a virtual hand for patients, by helping them navigate through this ever-changing industry.

The United Patients Group’s distinguished Seal of Approval is committed to identifying the most trusted and verifiable medical cannabis products, companies and organizations that meet the strictest standards of Quality, Safety and Ethics.

United Patients Group feels that establishing the Seal of Approval not only protects and assists patients choosing medical cannabis and guidance as part of their treatment regimen, but also takes steps toward the necessary testing and validation process Federally required to effect accurate Drug Scheduling.

b Ganjapreneur

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Americans for Safe Access

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Association of Commercial Cannabis Laboratories (ACCL)

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Cannabis Industry Journal

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Hemp Life Global

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Hemp Life Global was created by cannabis enthusiasts to unite the world of medical cannabis patients, connoisseurs and businesses. Our vision is a global marijuana community who without judgement or restrictions,  are able to freely connect to medical marijuana dispensaries, cannabis/hemp educators, medical doctors, businesses, advocates, festivals and educational seminars, cannabis career professionals and most of all, to one another publicly or privately.
Hemp Life Global will unite the cannabis hemp and CBD world on one platform. We will band together, grow together and live free together. Join the Green Revolution Now. One World – One Plant.

Organic Cannabis Association

Website

The Cannifornian

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The Cannifornian is your go-to resource for cannabis news, culture, health, product reviews and more in California. A collaboration of journalists from 25 newsrooms across the state, we cover the expanding role of marijuana brought on by the passage of Prop. 64, and how it impacts the people who live and work here.

The420Wire

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The420Wire.com is dedicated to providing activists with the latest news and information about drug policy and legalization efforts, with continuous updates for every state. It’s our mission to educate, enlighten, entertain, empower, and engage marijuana advocates. The420Wire.com also focuses on medical marijuana, hemp, cannabis culture, and the blooming cannabis industry.

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