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Cannabis Certification Council Creates Education Campaign

The Cannabis Certification Council, a national non-profit whose mission is to promote organic and fair trade production and standards in the cannabis industry, is launching its first consumer-facing educational campaign as part of the MJBizCon NEXT show in... more »

Cannabis Sales to Top $20 Billion by 2021: Report

Based on data provided by Arcview Market Research, legal cannabis sales in North America totaled $6.7 billion in 2016 and are projected to grow at a compound annual growth rate of 25 percent to an estimated $20.2 billion by 2021. The... more »

CannaRoyalty, FloraCal Farms to Develop, Sell Branded Cannabis Products

CannaRoyalty Corp.,  an active investor and operator in the legal cannabis industry, recently announced that  it has signed a binding Letter of Intent (LOI) with FloraCal Farms  to enter into a strategic partnership regarding craft premium cannabis flower... more »

Rescission of Medical Marijuana Memorandum

Attorney General Jeff Sessions issued a one-page memorandum on Jan. 4, 2018 (the “Sessions Memo”) rescinding both the Cole and Ogden Memoranda which essentially established a Department of Justice (DOJ) prosecutorial safe harbor for medical... more »

California Marijuana Market : $7.6 billion by 2020.

OAKLAND, Calif. – The legalization of general-use cannabis in California will boost statewide sales to $7.6 billion in four years, according to an industry research firm. Arcview... more »

Top 10 Vendors in the LED Lighting Market

LONDON -- Technavio announces the top 10 leading vendors in their recent global LED lighting market for horticulture application report. The report presents the major vendors that manufacture LED lighting products for horticulture applications in the Americas,... more »

Helix TCS Becomes Largest BioTrackTHC Owner

DENVER -- Helix TCS and capital partner Rose Capital entered into a binding agreement last week to purchase all of the BioTrackTHC shares held by Steven Siegel and Brian McClintock, two of the three founders of the company, for... more »

Culture-Based Cannabis Tests: Inaccurate?

WOBURN, Mass. – A genetics research company issued a study today that finds problems with some traditional yeast/mold safety tests for cannabis. Medicinal Genomics (MGC) and Courtagen Life Sciences published “Metagenomic analysis of medicinal Cannabis samples; pathogenic bacteria, toxigenic fungi,... more »

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