Events such as the High Times Cannabis Cup, Chalice, and the various mini expos that spring up throughout the cannabis community continue to grow and gain popularity and as the cannabis movement continues to thrive. As they do, so too will the growing demand for more events that cater to the daily consumer and enthusiast. However one aspect of the cannabis industry that has not been addressed as much as it should, is the professional event in which individuals can network with the movers and shakers of this evolving industry.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.