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Can Marijuana Damaged by California Wildfires be Salvaged?

Image Courtesy of Jeff The 420 Chef Dozens of marijuana farms have been destroyed during the most recent spate of wildfires to rip through California, leaving many growers without product to sell to the adult use cannabis retail stores set to open in January. A lot of these growers used their life savings to grow their crop, a crop that they could not insure thanks to federal law, even though their farms are completely legal under state law. But there may be a way to salvage some of the damaged crop according to Jeff The 420 Chef, an author...

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BCC Provides Update on Health Canada Licensed Producer Application and Owen Sound Facility Build Out

by Todd | Oct 26, 2017 | Capital Markets, Consulting | 0 comments TORONTO, Oct. 26, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — The Canadian Bioceutical Corporation (the “Company” or “BCC”) (CSE:BCC) (OTC:CBICF) today announced it has completed preparatory construction work and commenced detailed planning for the full build-out of its cannabis cultivation facility in Owen Sound, as well as provided an update on its application with Health Canada to obtain Licensed Producer status under the Access to Cannabis for Medical Purposes Regulation (“ACMPR”). On January 7, 2015 the Company announced that its subsidiary, BioCannabis Products Ltd., had filed a Marijuana for Medical Purposes Regulations application with Health Canada, and subsequently updated its application under the ACMPR.  On August 23, 2017 the Company was advised that its application was at the Detailed Review and Initiation of Security Clearance Process stage. Consequently, BCC has decided to commence further planning for the build out of its facility. Preparatory work on power and certain other utility systems has been completed, and the Company has now commenced more detailed design work for completion of the facility.  The Company anticipates being ready to commence cultivation in the latter half of 2018 for final inspection by Health Canada.  No assurances can be given at this point on the timeframe for inspection and potential subsequent granting of Licensed Producer status. “Commencing the full build-out of our Owen Sound facility is...

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World Health Organization Explores International Rescheduling of CBD at Expert Committee Meeting

by Todd | Oct 26, 2017 | General, Medical Cannabis, Pharma & Biotech, Research | 0 comments October 26, 2017 Raul Elizalde to speak before WHO Expert Committee on Drug Dependence review of the psychoactivity of CBD. On November 6th, the World Health Organization’s (WHO) Thirty-Ninth meeting of the Expert Committee on Drug Dependence will begin a 5-day agenda set to determine the potential for harm or dependance of 16 different substances, including cannabidiol (CBD). Medical Marijuana, Inc. subsidiary HempMeds® will have a representative speaking before the committee on the first day regarding CBD. While WHO recognizes the medical use of certain substances is indispensable in the treatment of many conditions and that they should be available to patients for such purposes, the committee is also tasked with determining which substances should be regulated or banned internationally as scheduled drugs. WHO has a part in two of the United Nation’s central drug control conventions – the 1961 Single Convention on Narcotic Drugs and 1971 Convention on Psychotropic substances. WHO is responsible for conducting the medical, scientific, and public health evaluation of potentially harmful substances to determine the UN’s role in regulating them. This is done through the thirteen member Expert Committee on Drug Dependence (ECDD). The committee is made up of an international panel of experts in the field of drug addiction and abuse. The ECDD evaluates the dependence-producing...

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Poll Shows Republicans are Increasingly in Favor of Cannabis Legalization

Getty The latest Gallup poll reports that support for cannabis legalization has once again hit an all time high, with 64 percent of Americans in favor of legalizing cannabis for adult consumers. When Gallup first started polling on this subject back in 1969, only 12 percent of Americans believed cannabis should be legal. “It makes sense that support for ending marijuana prohibition is increasing,” Morgan Fox of the Marijuana Policy Project said in a statement. This is also the first time that a majority of voters registered as Republican are in favor of legalization – with 51 percent saying...

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The World’s Top Growers Are Ready to Share Their Secrets with You

[embedded content] The Growers Quest by Green Flower from Green Flower Media on Vimeo. Cannabis cultivation has been made legal for medicinal and adult use in more than a dozen states in the U.S. This means millions of people are now allowed to grow marijuana for their personal use in the comfort of their own home. But knowledge about the actual growing and harvesting of cannabis is not something most people have, especially after decades of that very act being illegal. Where can they turn to find out the best and safest way to grow cannabis for their own...

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Douglas H. Leighton Joins BudTrader.com as an Investor and Advisory Board Member

Pro-Cannabis Industry Icon to Advise and Mentor BudTrader.com CEO Brad McLaughlin SAN DIEGO, Aug. 2, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — BudTrader.com, the nation’s largest online platform for the legal cannabis industry, is pleased to announce that Douglas H. Leighton has joined them as an investor and an advisory board member. Douglas H. Leighton, a seasoned industry expert in both capital management and business development in the cannabis sector, was appointed to the board in an effort to grow BudTrader.com within the cannabis sector and to advise in structure and market expansion. “As an investor and member of both ArcView and NCIA, Mr. Leighton brings a wealth of experience...

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