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Arkansas Cannabis Industry Association Announces First Hire Industry 

Arkansas Cannabis Industry Association Announces First Hire

LITTLE ROCK, Ark., Aug. 23, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — The Arkansas Cannabis Industry Association is proud to formally announce the hiring of Erin Holland, owner of Amplify, a newly-formed digital media and marketing company in Little Rock. Erin will serve as Media Specialist and Membership Consultant for the ACIA. In this role, she will build and implement our media, marketing and event promotion strategies, and work with our board and industry professionals to develop a membership program for medical cannabis patients, physicians, and business leaders in the Arkansas cannabis industry….

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Cannabis Industry Heavyweights Confirmed for MJAC2017 InvestorsHub International Cannabis Conference Industry News 

Cannabis Industry Heavyweights Confirmed for MJAC2017 InvestorsHub International Cannabis Conference

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 17, 2017 /Weed Wire/ – MJAC2017, the premier cannabis event devoted to retail investors powered by CBMJ – Canna Broadcast Media, today reveals its leading lineup. MJAC2017 is proud to announce that Isodiol International Inc., a global cannabis innovator specializing in the development of pharmaceutical and consumer products, will be the platinum sponsor of the conference. MassRoots, Rambridge™ and The Green Organic Dutchman are gold sponsors for the event, joined by Signal Bay Inc. and Namaste Vapes™ as silver sponsors. Read the full article

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How to Make Your Cannabis Dispensary More Disability-Friendly Industry 

How to Make Your Cannabis Dispensary More Disability-Friendly

Walking into a dispensary can be an intimidating experience. Whether the customer is a newbie or a seasoned cannabis consumer, it still requires some confidence to walk in, talk to strangers about a previously illegal drug, and find the right products. For someone who suffers from a disability, this endeavor could be next to impossible. Medical marijuana is now legal in a majority of states, and most of the qualifying medical conditions are officially considered a disability by the US government. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention reported that,…

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Puerto Rico betting on medical marijuana Grow Industry Medical 

Puerto Rico betting on medical marijuana

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — Jesus Aponte pushes a door open to reveal hundreds of aromatic, spiky green plants, a crop that Puerto Rico hopes will help it ease a grinding economic crisis by generating millions in revenue and tens of thousands of jobs. Aponte, a 29-year-old biologist and chemical engineer, had been thinking of joining the wave of young Puerto Rican professionals heading to the U.S. to seek work — an exodus that has aggravated the U.S. territory’s woes. But then he saw the saw the island’s medical marijuana…

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Track 5: Industry and Political Forecasting Industry Politics 

Track 5: Industry and Political Forecasting

WASHINGTON, July 31, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — Today, CCIA and NCIA announce Track 5 for our first-ever California Cannabis Business Conference: Industry and Political Forecasting. Regulations change often and quickly in cannabis. As new bills are introduced and language is further developed, the risks of your business suddenly becoming noncompliant run high! 2018’s adult-use market is rapidly approaching, and, as each day passes, the importance of staying current on cannabis policy increases. Read the full article

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Giving Back from Ganja Profits: Industry Efforts Raise Thousands for Charity Industry News 

Giving Back from Ganja Profits: Industry Efforts Raise Thousands for Charity

Cannabis dispensaries have always worked to help the less fortunate in their communities, ever since the very first one opened its doors two decades ago. Twenty years ago California’s Prop 215 effort — the very first successful statewide ballot initiative to legalize medical cannabis — was spearheaded by progressive San Francisco communities dealing with the AIDS epidemic. A large ensemble of the Bay Area’s most visible dispensaries and brands joined together, for the fourth year running, to form Team Cannabis in the SF Aids Walk. Read the full article

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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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White House Hostility Toward Cannabis Means Industry Must ‘Be Ready’ For Whatever’s Next Industry 

White House Hostility Toward Cannabis Means Industry Must ‘Be Ready’ For Whatever’s Next

In an industry rife with “extreme uncertainty” at pretty much every level, the best thing business leaders can do is ‘Be Ready.’ This is both the slogan and the guiding principle of the newly launched National Association of Cannabis Businesses (NACB). Founded by Joshua Laterman – who spent 20 years working in business management and financial/regulatory law – the group bills itself as the “premier cannabis industry self-regulatory organization in the United States.” According to its website, the organization is “dedicated to helping its members achieve success in an ever-changing…

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Reward Your Regular Customers With a Dispensary Loyalty Program Industry 

Reward Your Regular Customers With a Dispensary Loyalty Program

In the increasingly competitive cannabis industry, it can be hard to stay ahead of the curve. Ensuring that you retain your customers’ loyalty and give them a reason to return to your store can be an ongoing process. One of the best ways to encourage regular business among repeat customers is to offer rewards for those who do. A loyalty program allows customers to earn points for every dollar they spent–it helps you get rid of excess inventory that might not otherwise sell and gives customers and patients a great…

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California Cannabiz – What’s the Deal with Vertical Integration? Industry 

California Cannabiz – What’s the Deal with Vertical Integration?

The state of California recently consolidated the rules and regulations for both medical cannabis and recreational cannabis, officially merging the Medical Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act (MCRSA) and the Adult Use Marijuana Act (AUMA) to form the Medicinal and Adult Use Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act (MAUCRSA). MAUCRSA serves as the all-encompassing, official set of rules and regulations for both medical and recreational cannabis in the state of California. So now that we officially have guidelines on how cannabis businesses are allowed to operate, one big question atop people’s minds…

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