Brian Applegarth: Cannabis Tourism in California

Brian Applegarth is the CEO and founder of Emerald Country Tours, founder of the Cannabis Trail, and founder of the California Cannabis Tourism Association. California is the country’s most recently legalized state and — as the birthplace of medical cannabis in the United States — it is steeped in cannabis history, culture, and heritage. Brian […]

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Cannabis Still Banned on California College Campuses

The University of California System – which includes all “UC” colleges and universities and 114 community colleges – has not lifted its restrictions on cannabis possession on university grounds or campus buildings despite broad legalization in the state, according to a report from EdSource. The ban applies to both employees and students. In a Nov. […]

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10+ Hours of Cannabis Business Lectures from MJBizCon Now Available Online

Last November, thousands of cannabis professionals, entrepreneurs, and investors flocked to Las Vegas for the 2017 MJBizCon — the cannabis industry’s largest and most prolific B2B networking and educational event. Now, thanks to a partnership with Green Flower Media, cannabis professionals can secure lifetime access to the MJBizCon Cannabis 101 series — an online video […]

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Ohio MMJ Regulators Get 7 Applications for Private Testing Labs

Seven private companies have applied to test medical cannabis in Ohio, bringing the total number of testing laboratory candidates in the state to nine – along with Hocking Technical College and Central State University. The state’s medical cannabis law originally required testing to be performed by institutes of higher education; however, regulators opened up the […]

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Russ Hudson: Debunking Cannabis Lies through Literature

Russ Hudson is a cannabis consultant and author of the children’s book What’s That Weed?, which helps parents provide a normalized perspective of cannabis to their children, and the autobiography Weed Deeds: From Seed to Sage. Russ recently joined our podcast host TG Branfalt in his Burlington, Vermont studio for an interview that covers the inspiration behind his books, […]

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Cleveland School of Cannabis Receives State Approval

The Cleveland School of Cannabis, formally known as Cleveland Cannabis College, has received approval from the Ohio Board of Career Colleges and Schools – making them the first school east of Colorado with state-approved career programs. The board approved all four programs by the school – Cannabis Business, Cannabis Horticulture, Medical Applications of Cannabis, and […]

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Ontario, Canada College Offers First MMJ Course

Oshawa, Ontario, Canada’s Durham College offered, for the first time, Medical Cannabis Fundamentals for Business Professionals last weekend – a two-day course covering regulations, ethics, cultivation, quality control, marketing, and basic clinical concepts, the CBC reports. The course is the first-of-its kind offered in Ontario. Debbie Johnston, dean of the college’s School of Continuing Education, […]

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James Yagielo: Cannabis Industry Staffing and Recruitment

James Yagielo is the CEO of HempStaff, a cannabis industry staffing agency that offers recruitment services to cannabis companies and educational courses to prospective cannabis employees. In this episode of the seonganjuk.com podcast, James joins our host TG Branfalt to discuss the cannabis education and training courses that HempStaff has made available across the country […]

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Massachusetts Community College Offering Non-Credit Cannabis Industry Training Program

Gardner, Massachusetts’ Mount Wachusett Community College is partnering with Online Cannabis Education on a not-for-credit Cannabis Career Training Program, according to a Sentinel & Enterprise report. The course will cover cannabis cultivation, cooking, budtending, and other legal and business aspects of the industry. Rachel Frick Cardelle, interim vice president of Life Long Learning at the […]

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Northern Michigan University Receives Grant to Purchase Cannabis Testing Instrument

Shimadzu Scientific Instruments, providers of cannabis testing instruments, has awarded a grant to Northern Michigan University for the purchase of a triple quadrupole liquid chromatograph mass spectrometer for students enrolled in NMU’s medicinal plant chemistry program. The device is widely used in the cannabis industry, screening for pesticides and analyzing mycotoxins. “Over the last few […]

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Eli Harrington: Embracing a Small-Business Cannabis Landscape

Eli Harrington is the co-founder and managing editor of Heady Vermont, a cannabis news outlet dedicated to Vermont’s medical cannabis industry and culture, and host of the Vermontijuana Podcast. In this seonganjuk.com podcast interview, Eli joins our host TG Branfalt — who is currently a Vermont resident, as well — to discuss cannabis’ entrepreneurial culture […]

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Canadian Government Allots $36.4M on Cannabis Public Education Campaign

The Canadian government plans to spend CA$36.4 million over the next five years on a cannabis public education and awareness campaign focused on youth and other at-risk populations, and drug-impaired driving. In March, Health Canada launched a digital campaign targeting parents, urging them to discuss cannabis with their children; the next phase will be geared […]

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Canadian Community College Offers Cannabis Cultivation Course; Gov’t Paying Tuition for First Round of Students

New Brunswick, Canada’s Dieppe Community College will begin offering its 12-week medical cannabis cultivation course next month, and the first class will have their tuition covered by the provincial government, according to a CBC News report. The course, which begins Nov. 27, costs CA$2,800 per student, equaling CA$70,000 (US$54,484) for the class of 25 students. […]

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Spark the Conversation: Molly Peckler, Highly Devoted

Molly Peckler is the creator of Highly Devoted, a matchmaking service for cannabis professionals. In this episode of the Spark the Conversation podcast, Molly joins podcast host Bianca Green for a conversation at the 2017 Emerald Exchange in August. In this interview, Molly and Bianca discuss the founding of Highly Devoted — which began as […]

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Michigan Relocates & Adds New MMJ Education Session Due to Strong Interest

The interest in Michigan’s state-sponsored medical cannabis industry educational sessions has been so great that regulators are moving one class to a larger venue and a sixth session has been added. According to a Detroit Free Press report, nearly 2,000 people have pre-registered for classes so far. The Nov. 8 session has been moved from […]

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Australian University Nets Multi-Million-Dollar Grant for Cannabinoid Research

The University of Newcastle, in Callaghan, New South Wales, Australia, has received a $2.5 million (USD$1.95 million) grant from the National Health and Medical Research Council to set up the Australian Centre for Cannabinoid Clinical and Research Excellence, the Illawarra Mercury reports. The funds are part of a larger $6 million ($4.7 million) grant to […]

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Michigan MMJ Regulators Hosting Educational Sessions Throughout November

Michigan’s Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs is hosting a series of five educational sessions throughout the state next month aimed at the state’s new medical cannabis licensing regime. The sessions will feature members of the regulatory agency and the Bureau of Medical Marihuana Regulations to answer questions from individuals and businesses interested in state […]

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Northern Michigan University Launches ‘Medicinal Plant Chemistry’ Degree Program

Marquette’s Northern Michigan University is the latest U.S. college to offer cannabis-related courses with the school rolling out a four-year medicinal plant chemistry degree program, the Detroit Free Press reports. The program is a mix of chemistry, biology, horticulture, marketing, and finance. This is the first semester the major is being offered to students. The […]

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Health Canada to Launch Cannabis Awareness Public Health Campaign

Health Canada plans to launch a cannabis awareness public health campaign aimed at teens and young adults which will focus on messages such as, “the younger cannabis use starts and the more it is used the higher the health risks,” and “like alcohol, cannabis is not without risks,” according to a report from the CBC. […]

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Ontario, Canada’s Niagara College to Offer Cannabis Cultivation Degree

Niagara College, located in Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, Canada, will soon offer a one-year post-graduate program in cannabis cultivation as the nation moves toward federal legalization, according to a report from the Star. The program, which will be available to students who have earned a degree in horticulture, agricultural sciences, or related fields, will focus on plant […]

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University of Maryland School of Pharmacy Scraps MMJ Courses

The University of Maryland School of Pharmacy has scrapped its plan to offer medical cannabis certification courses, the Baltimore Sun reports. Alex Likowski, a university spokesman, indicated that the classes have been canceled after school officials consulted with the state’s attorney general’s office who said there was a risk associated with the plan due to […]

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Hocking College to Apply for Ohio MMJ Testing License, Launch Cannabis Lab Major

Hocking College, a two-year technical school in Nelsonville, Ohio, announced that they intend to serve as a cannabis testing facility as required by the state’s medical cannabis law – and are, so far, the only institute of higher education in the state to make public their interest in the sector. Under state law, cannabis testing […]

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Sonoma State University Expanding Cannabis Industry Seminar Program

Rohnert Park, California’s Sonoma State University is expanding their extended education cannabis industry classes, which are focused on a variety of subjects including direct-to-consumer marketing and medicinal uses of cannabis, the Press-Democrat reports. The university’s School of Extended and International education held its first seminar in March, called “Medical Cannabis: a Clinical Focus,” which was […]

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Aspen, Colorado School District Spend Cannabis Tax Money on Student-Focused Social Worker

The Aspen, Colorado School District has been granted $250,000 from the state’s cannabis taxes to employ an on-campus social worker for the next three years, the Aspen Times reports. The social worker will deal with both students and staff in pre-K through eighth grades, and some high school students. Assistant Superintendent Tom Heald said it’s […]

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