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5 Ganjapreneurs Give Their 2017 Industry Predictions

Katherine DeMetre | Infocast Events

It’s the rise of cannabis in North America. With more and more US states making cannabis legal, and Canada’s recreational cannabis bill passed, the cannabis industry is poised for exponential growth. 

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Oaklanders Previously Caught for Marijuana Possession Will Be First in Line for Cannabis Permits

Katherine DeMetre | Infocast Events

Oaklanders who were previously incarcerated for marijuana possession in the last decade will be the first to receive legal cannabis permits under the Equity Permit Program.

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California Studies the Energy Impact of Cannabis Cultivation

Katherine DeMetre | Infocast Events

As California prepares for the implementation of Proposition 64, which legalized recreational marijuana, state regulators hurry to figure out how much energy will be used from recreational cannabis growers.

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Ohio Cannabis Entrepreneurs Must Stay Cautious of Latest State Medical Marijuana Law

Press Release | Ohio Cannabis Association

A medical marijuana law in Ohio (HB 523) could change the legal landscape for cannabis entrepreneurs.

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New Report Cites Widespread Improvement in State Marijuana Laws Nationwide

Brett Abrams | Americans for Safe Access

Americans for Safe Access (ASA) released a new report on medical marijuana access in the United States.

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West Virginia Is Now the 29th Medical Marijuana State

Katherine DeMetre | Infocast

Governor Jim Justice signed a new measure in West Virginia to legalize medical marijuana.

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Industry Urges EPA to Put the Brakes on TCE Ban

Kelly Franklin | Chemical Watch

Solvent’s TSCA workplan risk assessment comes under fire.

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Senator Calls on FDA to Require Companies to Remove 1-4 Dioxane From Products

Press Release | US Senate

Senators Charles Schumer and Kristen Gillibrand want to ban 1,4-Dixoane from beauty products.

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California Could Soon Become a Safe Haven for Cannabis Entrepreneurs

Katherine DeMetre | Infocast

A new proposed bill in California could protect legal cannabis enterprises from federal prosecution.

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Is Your Company Prepared for the New TSCA Chemical Reporting Rule?

Jessica Lyons Hardcastle | Environmental Leader

Almost all companies across most industries are subject to a new, one-time reporting requirement imposed by the amended Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA).

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The First Big Company to Say It’s Serving the Legal Marijuana Trade? Microsoft.

By: Nathaniel Popper, The New York Times |

As state after state has legalized marijuana in one way or another, big names in corporate America have stayed away entirely. Marijuana, after all, is still illegal, according to the federal government.

But Microsoft is breaking the corporate taboo on pot this week by announcing a partnership to begin offering software that tracks marijuana plants from “seed to sale,” as the pot industry puts it.

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What Do Willie, Snoop and Whoopi Have in Common? They’re all Cannabis Investors

Jason Keehn | Infocast 

Everyone knows cannabis is HUGE. Arcview Group projects USA legal cannabis sales to hit $24 billion by 2020. According to the State of Colorado, 2015 sales reached nearly one billion bucks ($996,184,788).

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CBD Lab Raid Shines Light on Cannabis’ Legal Grey Zones

Jason Keehn | Infocast

Cannabis prohibition – be patient, it’s not quite over yet!

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Colorado’s Cannabis Industry Growing Pains Provide Lessons Learned for California

Nearly 20 years after California jump-started a national dialogue on medicinal cannabis, the Legislature and the Governor have succeeded in negotiating a set of new bills to bring law and order to the Wild West economy of legal cannabis in California.

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US Medical Marijuana Advocacy Organization Launches International Research Center

Today members of Americans for Safe Access (ASA), KOPAC and Dioscorides Global Holdings (DGH) were joined by the Minister of Health for the Czech Republic, Svatopluk Němeček to announce the establishment of a new research center, the International Cannabis and Cannabinoid Institute (ICCI) – intended to foster evidence-based exploration with a modern scientific approach to refine the therapeutic applicability of cannabis-based medicines in the Czech Republic.

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New Certification Program Brings Quality Assurance to the Medical Marijuana Industry

Independent certification will benefit patients, healthcare providers, and regulators implementing medical marijuana laws

Washington, D.C. — Patient advocacy group Americans for Safe Access (ASA) launched a new nationwide program today that will certify the quality and reliability of medical marijuana products sold at licensed businesses.

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Labeling GMO/Non-GMO: Will More Food Companies Follow Campbell’s Lead?

By the Infocast Food 2.0 Team

Campbell’s has announced that it will label all its products containing genetically modified organisms (GMOs), and the company has also indicated that the move will not come with a price increase.

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