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Canopy Accelerator Invests $1,000,000 in Cannabis Tech Startups in 2017 Press Releases 

Canopy Accelerator Invests $1,000,000 in Cannabis Tech Startups in 2017

Canopy, a venture fund and business accelerator for companies developing ancillary products and services for the legal cannabis industry, is pleased to announce the launch of its Fall 2017 class in Boulder, Colorado. Eight startups are taking part in the 16-week accelerator program, with businesses including a cloud-based quality management tool for multi-state operators, an integrated agriculture technology hardware service, and an enterprise software platform that helps cannabis businesses manage and mine their online reviews. CanopyBoulder has committed $240,000 to this Fall 2017 cohort alone. Each startup accepted to Canopy’s…

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NORTHSIGHT CAPITAL, INC. AND TUMBLEWEED HOLDINGS SETTLE PREVIOUS DISPUTE AND FORM NEW WORKING RELATIONSHIP Press Releases 

NORTHSIGHT CAPITAL, INC. AND TUMBLEWEED HOLDINGS SETTLE PREVIOUS DISPUTE AND FORM NEW WORKING RELATIONSHIP

Scottsdale, AZ June 24, 2017 Northsight Capital, Inc. (NCAP-OTCBB) and Tumbleweed Holdings, Inc. (DCDC-PK) announced today that the companies have reached a settlement for their previous dispute and are now working together to close the Crush Mobile Apps acquisition for Northsight. Tumbleweed, who introduced and assisted Northsight with the contemplated Crush Mobile Apps acquisition, will also assist NCAP in acquiring the funding necessary to close the acquisition. Northsight recently agreed to acquire Crush Mobile Apps, LLC (www.CrushMobileApps.com), in an all-stock transaction. Crush Mobile, with approximately one million members, has developed…

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Craigslist asks marijuana businessman Craig Taliaferro to cease and desist using his name Press Releases 

Craigslist asks marijuana businessman Craig Taliaferro to cease and desist using his name

Craigsweed.com announces it has changed its name to GanjaRoad.com to prevent any unintended confusion with online classified website, craigslist.org. Recently, craigslist.org issued a “cease and desist” warning to Craigsweed.com President Craig Taliaferro regarding the use of website address Craigsweed.com. The letter asked Taliaferro to stop using the Craigsweed.com domain name as it “willingly confuses people into thinking it is affiliated with craigslist.” While initially frustrated at not being able to use his own name, Taliaferro – a nearly 50 year veteran of the cannabis industry – decided to change the…

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Terpene Experts – The Industry Leading Terpene Profiler Launches Online Store Press Releases 

Terpene Experts – The Industry Leading Terpene Profiler Launches Online Store

Terpene Experts, the leading terpene profiling manufacturer in the cannabis industry, launched its online store this month at terpeneexperts.com. The company, which specializes in custom profiling, carries a line of classic varietals for purchase on their website. “There are really two levels to the business,” said CEO Oren Cohen. “There are unique, bespoke solutions and there’s one-size-fits-all. I am happy that I can offer both.” Terpenes are sold by 5, 15, 30, 60 and 120 ml and come in 45 popular blends to start, such as Agent Tangie, Bubba OG…

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New 420 MD Head Doctor Announces Immediate, Temporary Closure of All 420 MD Clinics Press Releases 

New 420 MD Head Doctor Announces Immediate, Temporary Closure of All 420 MD Clinics

An early leader in providing medical cannabis evaluations in Northern California, 420 MD clinics are now under the direct management of a new physician. Dr. Laurence Badgley is a well respected authority on the endocannabinoid system, and the use of medical cannabis in treating chronic conditions. In order to rebuild and reboot the practice, Dr. Badgley has ordered all three locations closed through August to improve the standard of patient care. A new 420 MD clinic is on the way, but first, news about the current clinics. The physicians that…

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National Cannabis Industry Association Statement on Senate Appropriations Approval of Medical Marijuana Protections Industry Medical News 

National Cannabis Industry Association Statement on Senate Appropriations Approval of Medical Marijuana Protections

WASHINGTON, July 27, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — National Cannabis Industry Association executive director Aaron Smith issued the below statement in response to the Senate Appropriations Committee’s approval by voice vote today for the renewal of medical marijuana protections in the Department of Justice budget. The provision, commonly known as the Rohrabacher-Farr Amendment, was offered in the committee by Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-VT). It amends the Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies Appropriations bill, forbidding the use of federal funds to prevent the implementation of states’ medical cannabis laws. The amendment…

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Black Dog Q&A activism 

Black Dog Q&A

Toni Reita is not the type of person who sits still very long. Reita’s eclectic career has spanned a wide variety of industries, from construction to homeopathic medicine to agriculture. So it’s not surprising that after three years as a cannabis farmer, she’s ready for her next adventure. The free-spirited founder of Black Dog Acres is putting her Goldendale, Washington property and state-licensed grow operation on the market. Marijuana Venture first interviewed Reita for its February 2016 cover story, “Force of Nature,” and now reconnects to discuss the rollercoaster life…

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Michael Latulippe People 

Michael Latulippe

The Cannabis Society of Massachusetts has attracted a “who’s who” of industry players from New England by taking a less-conventional approach to recruiting members. After residents of the commonwealth approved recreational marijuana legalization in November 2016, Cannabis Society founder Michael Latulippe turned his back on the all-inclusive model that most trade organizations and advocacy groups favor. Read the full article

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Cryptocurrency & Cannabis: Exploring the Edge of Economics activism 

Cryptocurrency & Cannabis: Exploring the Edge of Economics

Don’t feel bad if your first reaction to this story’s headline is “what’s cryptocurrency?” The idea is still slowly seeping into the mainstream discussion around money, but if you’ve ever heard of “Bitcoin,” that’s one expression of what we’re talking about — alternative currency that only exists as ones and zeros. There are some basic explanations for the uninitiated, but the key feature to keep in mind is the lack of physical currency, because that’s the primary appeal for businesses producing high volumes of cash with no access to traditional…

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