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Venture Capital Firm Ghost Group Launches Marijuana Industry Fund

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Emerald Ocean Capital to Invest in Emerging Companies in Legal Cannabis and Medical Marijuana Sector

NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. — Ghost Group, a Southern California-based venture capital firm primarily focused on the emerging marijuana industry, today announced the launch of Emerald Ocean Capital, a fund that invests in market-defining companies and technology in the legal cannabis and medical marijuana sector.


Medical Marijuana Inc.’s Dixie Botanicals Brand Launches Consumer Friendly Mobile App

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Dixie Botanicals Hemp Oil Wellness Supplements releases a new smartphone app for health conscious consumers.

SAN DIEGO, Calif. — Medical Marijuana Inc.(MJNA), a leading hemp industry innovator, announced that its portfolio company, Red Dice Holdings, LLC’s brand Dixie Botanicals is launching its new mobile app.


Medical Marijuana Comes to Capitol Hill as U.S. Marijuana Industry Blooms

McClatchy D.C. 
By Rob Hotakainen

WASHINGTON — As she prepares to open the Metropolitan Wellness Center above a Popeyes chicken restaurant a few blocks from the U.S. Capitol, general manager Vanessa West isn’t worried that her medical marijuana shop will get raided.


Medical Marijuana Inc Announces Positive Developments in Recent Studies Using Cannabidiol (CBD) Compound.

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Medical Marijuana IncAnnounces Positive Developments in Recent Studies Using Cannabidiol (CBD) Compound; NBC News, ABC News and Huffington Post Report California Pacific Medical Center's Findings That CBD Stops Metastasis in Aggressive Cancers

SAN DIEGO, Calif. — Medical Marijuana Inc. (MJNA) is pleased to inform shareholders and the general public of recent developments in the research involving Cannabidiol (CBD) and other Phyto-cannabinoids.


Massachusetts Sets Medical Marijuana Fees to Finance Operation of Industry
By Dan Ring

BOSTON — The Massachusetts Department of Public Health is proposing to charge medical marijuana dispensaries an annual fee of $50,000, while assessing patients a yearly $50 fee.


Nevada Marijuana Patients Move One Step Closer to Legally Obtaining Medicine

LAS VEGAS, Nv. — On May 23, marijuana patients moved one step closer to being able to legally buying their medicine in Nevada.  Nevada bill SB374, proposing medical marijuana dispensaries, cleared a keyNevada legislative committee, and now moves on to the Nevada Senate floor, needing just 14 votes to advance.  Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval would need to sign the bill for it to become law.  The overwhelming support came because the Nevada Health Department said they could fund the startup costs to manage the program.


Wash. Cannabis Industry: The Top Ten Hottest Issues In the I-502 Draft Rules

Cannabis Business Group and MJ Freeway to co-host webinar on what you need to know about the details in the draft rules that affect your eligibility to obtain an I-502 Producer, Processor, or Retailer license. Register to attend Wed. May 29, 2013. 

SEATTLE, Wash. — Cannabis Business Group (CBG), one of Washington's fastest growing cannabis industry trade organizations, is pleased to announce that it will be co-hosting a webinar with cannabis software solutions company MJ Freeway about the top 10 hottest issues presented in the new draft rules under I-502.


Seattle Maps Out a Plan for Marijuana Growers and Sellers

SEATTLE, Wash. — One week after the state issued rules for the emerging legal marijuana industry, the City of Seattle is mapping out its plan for where growers and sellers can do business.


Medical Marijuana Delivery Services Rise In California Amid U.S. Dispensary Crackdown

Huffington Post
By Aaron Sankin 

SAN FRANCISCO -- Amid a bare-knuckle fight with the federal government to keep his medical marijuana dispensary open, Steve DeAngelo had an idea: if federal prosecutors wouldn't allow his patients to come to him, he would go to them.


San Jose City Council Votes To Raise Medical Marijuana Tax

SAN JOSE — The San Jose City Council has unanimously passed an ordinance increasing taxes on medical marijuana dispensaries in the city.


Prop D Wins: LA Medical Marijuana Dispensaries To Return To 2007 Number Of Locations

New Medical Marijuana Law in Los Angeles Implicates That it Will Move Towards Shutting Down Nearly 70 percent of Dispensaries
Dispensary operators anticipate major loss, while roughly 135 dispensaries that were open before the 2007 moratorium are allowed to continue operating to capture the LA MMJ marketplace if they meet the new regulations. Dozens of Cannabis industry-related companies, ancillary businesses and dispensary locator websites also anticipate loss of business.


Marijuana: The Next Diabetes Drug?

By Maria Szalavitz

Toking up may help marijuana users to stay slim and lower their risk of developing diabetes, according to the latest study, which suggests that cannabis compounds may help in controlling blood sugar.


California Senate Moves to Crush Medical Marijuana Profits

Raw Story
By Stephen C. Webster

A bill approved by the California state senate on Monday would further restrict the state’s medical marijuana industry by requiring the end of all for-profit sales of the drug to licensed patients and caregivers.


Cannabis: Colorado's Budding Industry

Dispensaries selling cannabis bath salts, 'bud-tenders' advising on blends, even a marijuana university. As Colorado gears up for legalisation, we get the dope on Denver's 'green rush' 

The Guardian
By Jenny Kleeman

I'm being driven around Denver by America's first professional stoner. 


X-Change Corporation Launches New Version of Phytiva Website, Expands Extract-Based Product Line

X-Change Corporation Launches Upgraded Version of Phytiva Website, As Company Targets Distribution of Phytiva Product Line in United States and Worldwide, Extracts and New Products in Europe

DALLAS, Tx. — X-Change Corp. (XCHC), a U.S. Company specializing in cannabinoid formulation-based health solutions through its Phytiva brand product lines last week launched its new website