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US Cannabis Council Elects Board Chair

The U.S. Cannabis Council (USCC) has elected Jessica Billingsley, co-founder of Akerna, as its new chair. Akerna is a leading compliance technology provider, and developer of the cannabis industry's first seed-to-sale enterprise resource planning (ERP)... more »

MedPharm Gets DEA Approval for Schedule 1 Research License

MedPharm Research, a wholly-owned subsidiary of MedPharm Holdings, a leading medical cannabis manufacturer, R&D laboratory, and compounding facility, has been approved for a Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) Schedule I Researcher License. Having this license from... more »

Trulieve Celebrates 2021 Pride Month With $60,000 Donation

Trulieve Cannabis Corp., the largest cannabis company in Florida, has raised $60,000 to benefit the four Florida-based non-profits the company partnered with in support of Pride Month. Throughout the month of June, Trulieve sold limited... more »

Cresco Labs Launches Social Justice Campaign

On the 50th anniversary of when America started its longest war — the War on Drugs — Cresco Labs, a vertically integrated multistate operator and wholesaler of branded cannabis products, has launched a summer-long social... more »

Emerald Scientific Supports Medical Marijuana Research In Florida

Emerald Scientific, LLC has been accepted as an Industry Collaborator by the Consortium for Medical Marijuana Clinical Outcomes. Established in June 2019, the Consortium conducts, shares, and supports research on the effects of medical marijuana... more »

New HIA Leadership Boosts Focus On Seed, Grain, Fiber

The Hemp Industries Association (HIA) has made several changes to its Board of Directors that will strengthen the organization’s capacity to advocate on behalf of the whole plant and facilitate its strategic focus on helping... more »

Washington State University Establishes Cannabis Research Center

Washington State University’s early efforts on cannabis research have now grown into a full, multi-disciplinary research center with nearly 100 scientists working on a diverse range of cannabis-related projects. The newly christened Center for Cannabis... more »

Syracuse University Offering Cannabis Education Program

The expanding cannabis industry is creating a demand for qualified workers with a broad range of skills. According to Business Wire, cannabis is the fastest growing industry in America. To address the critical need for... more »

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