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Lloyd Covens

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Dr. Lloyd Covens is publisher of West420 NewsWeekly a leading information source for the cannabis and hemp arena since early 2014. Writing his doctorate on diffusion of innovations, Covens has been an expert journalist/researcher for 20 years chronicling new technology, global television and renewable energy advancements.
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Cannabiz News Briefs – January 19, 2018

The county of Los Angeles has granted its first license to Mother Nature's Remedy of Woodland Hills, issued Jan. 12. As Los Angeles digs through applications, about 620 other statewide applications have been approved...

California Citizen Advisory Elects Chair, Tackles Busy 2018 Schedule

California's Citizen Cannabis Advisory Group met with state cannabis regulators and the public, Jan. 18, electing Dr. Matt Rahm as chairman, and setting an aggressive schedule for 2018. The 22-person advisory group plans to hold another...

Market Remains Stable One Week After Sessions’ Cole Slam

Although a week’s worth of Sessions uncertainty produced few outright changes in the legal cannabis world, there was still plenty of speculation, anxiety, and doomsday prophecy to go around. Officials in Arizona have begun...

Cole Memo Chaos: AG Sessions Passes Buck to US Attorneys

In a memo sent to all U.S. Attorneys last week, Attorney General Jeff Sessions stated that “prosecutors should follow the well-established principles that govern all prosecutions” in deciding which marijuana activities to prosecute. In...
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Cannabiz News Briefs – January 5, 2018

Nevada officials have begun outlining new 2018 deadlines for current and new licensing. The start of RMJ last July 1st left out about one-third of MMJ permit holders not ready to expand, but now...

Top 10 Cannabiz News Stories for 2017

In a few bleak weeks of February, it seemed that the ground might give way—right below the fragile legal RMJ structure in four western states. More than once, the possibility of the U.S. cannabis...

Canopy Growth in joint venture with Green House Seeds and Organa Brands

Canadian market leader Canopy Growth is looking beyond that nation's 2018 legalization and forward to a potential $180 billion global market where international trade agreements deliver a clear edge.   Canopy CEO, Bruce Linton told...
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Cannabiz News Briefs – November 13, 2017

US elections on Nov. 7 in New Jersey, Vermont, Michigan, Seattle and Virginia brought a fresh round of pro-cannabis elected officials and passed initiatives signaling major voter support for MJ reform. The election was...
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Cannabiz News Briefs – November 3, 2017

This week in the world of weed, the ins and outs of women and minorities in the cannabiz, big investments continue to pour into US and Canada, the FDA cracks the whip on CBD...
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Cannabiz News Briefs – 10/27/17

51% of Republicans now back MJ legalization A new Gallup poll finds over half of all Republicans (up from 42% last year) are now backing cannabis legalization, joining 67% of Independents and 72% of Democrats....

Cannabis for opioid abuse still ignored by Feds

Of the 20-plus cannabinoid/MMJ studies citing reduced opioid use since 2015, more than 90% reported positive patient outcomes, especially in several independent studies examining reduced opioid impact in MMJ states. As an option for...
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Cannabiz News Briefs, 10/6/2017

The most perturbing news for the week is FDA director Scott Gottlieb hinting that his agency will review claims being made by cannabis brands in an effort to determine if they are making unproven health claims....