DC Medical Cannabis Business & Marijuana Legal News

Head of marijuana advocacy group Americans for Safe Access stepping down

Steph Sherer, who founded the medical marijuana advocacy organization Americans for Safe Access in 2002 and ran it ever since as executive director, is stepping down to pursue a new cannabis career in Europe – becoming the latest high-profile MJ reformer to exit their posts. Sherer plans to split her time between Washington DC and […]

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Cannabis Trade Federation hires 15 DC lobbyists to push for US marijuana law reform

A relatively new marijuana trade association is aggressively targeting federal cannabis law reform. According to The Hill, the Cannabis Trade Federation (CTF) hired 15 lobbyists to work in Washington DC to boost the STATES (Strengthening the Tenth Amendment Through Entrusting States) Act. The proposed national legislation would shield state-legal marijuana programs from federal interference as well as […]

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Marijuana cultivators find ways to shorten curing process

In an ideal world, cultivators would have the luxury of time when it comes to drying and curing their cannabis.

They’d take 30-60 days – waiting, sniffing, eyeing and “burping” – to achieve the ideal cannabinoid and terpene profile for each lovingly grown flower.

But in the real business world, larger cultivators need to get product out the door. They don’t have one or two months to spend on curing.

That doesn’t mean, however, that cultivators must sacrifice quality for large-scale commercial production.

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‘This is not a social network’: Q&A with new Women Grow chair Chanda Macias

As owner of the National Holistic Healing Center, a Washington DC dispensary that serves roughly 2,000 patients, Chanda Macias has found success pairing scientific and medical expertise with corporate experience. She hopes to use that same formula to help turn around Women Grow, the once high-flying cannabis professionals group that more recently has experienced the closure […]

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19 attorneys general urge Congress to give cannabis states access to banking

A letter to 10 major Congressional leaders from 19 attorneys general asks Congress to push through legislation that would allow states with medical or recreational marijuana laws to bank as other business do. The group suggests that Congress give special attention to measures such as the Secure and Fair Enforcement Banking Act (SAFE). Congressman Ed Perlmutter, D-Colorado, introduced […]

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Israeli medical cannabis company partners with DC cultivator

A medical marijuana company in Israel that already has a business presence in the United States is expanding that footprint by partnering with a Washington DC-based MMJ grower. Tikun Olam, an Israeli MMJ firm that specializes in genetics, said in a news release that it’s going into business with Alternative Solutions, one of the few […]

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Washington DC medical marijuana firm raises $3 million in financing

Holistic Industries, a medical marijuana company based in Washington DC, has raised $3 million from a pair of investment firms with ties to Florida’s MMJ industry. Franklin Street, which has principals in Florida and Georgia, partnered with the private fund adviser Full Moon Investments to finance the deal, according to a news release. The transaction […]

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DC works to boost diversity in medical marijuana program

Add Washington DC to the list of U.S. marijuana markets trying to improve diversity in the industry. The DC Council passed an emergency bill that gives minorities preference in the application process for medical marijuana licenses, The Washington Post reported. The legislation is awaiting the mayor’s approval. In addition to the emergency bill, DC is working […]

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