420 with CNW – California Firm Plans Mega Cannabis Facility in Buffalo

Flora California Prime, a cannabis company based in San Diego, intends to build a $200 million cannabis campus in Buffalo once New York legalizes recreational cannabis. Flora California Prime is undertaking the project as a joint venture with Zephyrs Investors (a real estate development firm owned by Brad Termini).

The facility would create up to 1,000 jobs during and after its construction in the vicinity of Tifft Nature Preserve in Buffalo. These people would be employed to do research work, work in the labs, be involved in manufacturing and other related activities.

Brian Termini, the co-founder of Flora California Prime revealed that they saw a major opportunity when New York started taking steps to legalize recreational marijuana.

The Buffalo Urban Development Corporation, the relevant city agency, has already approved the sale of the land to Flora at approximately $2 million, subject to an appraisal. At 47 acres, the Flora facility would be one of the largest throughout the country.

Brian Termini revealed that his company would be ready to start construction work in less than 120 days after the city grants them a permit to go ahead with the project.

However, Termini admitted that his company was not yet sure how the cannabis grown and processed at the facility would be distributed. He said that those details will emerge once the law legalizing recreational cannabis has been passed since the law will provide the guidelines that the company will comply with when designing its distribution system.

He also added that he hopes that the cannabis campus would be operational within a year, but added that no cannabis will be retailed from its premises.

The project will also involve conducting marijuana research, especially on how cannabis can be used in the treatment of cancer. The research activities will be carried out in conjunction with Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Institute.

It is widely expected that a recreational marijuana law will be passed in March or April this year, especially after Gov. Cuomo indicated that the passing of this law would be one of his priorities in the first 100 days of his third term in office.

The city of Buffalo is very hopeful about is economic prospects once the Flora facility is open. This is because the city has been keeping tabs on events across the border in Ontario where several multi-billion companies have emerged from the time medical cannabis was legalized in Canada.

Global Payout, Inc. (OTC: GOHE), Generation Alpha, Inc. (OTCQB: GNAL) and the entire cannabis industry wish Flora all the best in its promising undertaking in New York.

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420 with CNW – Marijuana Justice Initiative Could Wipe Off Some Cannabis Convictions in Washington

Washington State Governor, Jay Inslee, issued a statement on Friday (January 4) announcing a “marijuana justice initiative” which will help residents with a single cannabis misdemeanor conviction on their record to apply for clemency.

The initiative is intended to reflect the current change regarding the status of marijuana in the state. The Democratic Governor felt that it was unfair for state residents to continue being adversely affected by a minor marijuana possession conviction long after the substance became legal to consume.

Under the initiative, approximately 3,500 people would be eligible for clemency. This estimate was arrived at after looking at the records of the misdemeanor convictions between January 1998 and December 2012.

The initiative will only be open to individuals who are residents of the state and they were prosecuted within the state. Those with more than one conviction aren’t eligible under this plan.

Similar plans to expunge marijuana criminal records in other jurisdictions have been dogged by complaints that the process is slow and expensive, sometimes not worth the effort expended. However, Washington State will process the clemency applications online, and this should expedite the process and make it affordable.

Speaking at a marijuana industry conference, the Governor said it was unfair for people to continue finding it hard to secure financing, get jobs or even accompany their kids on some excursions just because a given individual has a marijuana conviction dating way back. Wiping such convictions from the criminal record of the affected people would allow them to have as much of a normal life as possible in light of the way marijuana law has evolved in the state.

The website through which eligible individuals can apply for clemency has a form that one must fill out. It is not clear at this point what else will be required once someone has filled that form. It is also not known how long the clemency application will take before an applicant knows the outcome of the application.

For now, everyone in the industry, including Global Payout, Inc. (OTC: GOHE) and Generation Alpha, Inc. (OTCQB: GNAL) are glad that the past will no longer unjustifiably haunt people who were found guilty of possessing small amounts of a substance that is now legal.

Those who aren’t directly affected by such a blot on their history may think that the marijuana justice initiative is too little and too late, but tell that to someone who wants to buy a home and his or her financier rejects the mortgage application after doing a background check on the person. The initiative may just be what a person needs to hope and believe in a better future.

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420 with CNW – Mexico to Consult Other Countries on Cannabis Legalization, Minister Reveals

The election of a new government in Mexico paved the way for quick steps to be made towards the legalization of recreational cannabis. Now the foreign minister of the country has told a Mexican Senate committee that lessons are going to be drawn from countries and jurisdictions where legalization has already occurred.

The government officials will visit Uruguay and Canada, as well as California and other U.S. states where recreational and medical cannabis are legal. Apparently, a Mexican team has already visited Canada to learn about this important process.

Additionally, a bill was filed before the Mexican Senate last month seeking to legalize recreational cannabis in the country.

Several factors have worked together to bring Mexico to this point regarding its policy on marijuana.

First, its war on the drug has only caused violence to spiral out of control, with gangs battling each other and the authorities on an almost daily basis. People grew weary of that endless war and started calling for another way to deal with the problem.

Secondly, the U.S. has been the biggest ally of the Mexican authorities in their battle against marijuana and other drugs (which were ultimately smuggled into the US). However, the Mexicans started questioning the wisdom of going on with an endless fight while a wave of cannabis legalization is sweeping across the states in the US. The Mexicans may have felt that it was time to take a leaf from the book of California, Colorado and the other more than 30 states where cannabis is legal either for recreational or medicinal use.

Thirdly, and perhaps most importantly, the Supreme Court of Mexico made a fifth ruling to the effect that private individuals could not be stopped from growing and consuming cannabis if they so wished.

What was significant about making a fifth ruling?

Under Mexican law, any matter upon which the Supreme Court makes five similar rulings automatically sets a precedent that all other courts in the country must follow. Consequently, the fifth ruling that it was unconstitutional to stop an adult from consuming marijuana meant that no court in the country could deny anyone permission to grow and consume cannabis.

The decision to pass appropriate laws regulating the consumption of cannabis was therefore a necessary step to put into practice what the Supreme Court had already authorized by default.

It is commendable that the Mexican authorities have decided to listen to, and learn from several jurisdictions that have walked the legalization path before them. There is no need to try and reinvent the wheel when lessons abound regarding what to do and what to avoid during this journey.

Global Payout, Inc. (OTC: GOHE) and Generation Alpha, Inc. (OTCQB: GNAL) applaud the rational way in which the Mexican government is approaching cannabis adult-use legalization.

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420 with CNW – Cannabis Cooking Classes Equip Maryland Patients with Edibles Making Skills

A couple that owns a gourmet condiment company in Baltimore has branched into a new niche of teaching medical cannabis card holders how to cook with cannabis. Will Parks and his wife Gwenele Parks decided to branch into cooking with cannabis because they are certified medical cannabis patients and needed other ways to consume their medicine instead of being restricted to smoking it. They imagined, and rightly so, that other patients were interested too.

Maryland banned edibles from its medical marijuana program, but the Parkses and others have partnered with some medical cannabis dispensaries in the state to teach people how to blend marijuana into various foods at home.

In order to avoid flouting the law, Will Parks and his wife don’t use actual cannabis as they conduct their cooking with cannabis classes. Instead, they use ordinary ingredients while teaching the concepts of infusing food with cannabis.

The couple has so far held six classes since July, with some sessions being sold out. Infusing food with cannabis makes the effects of the cannabis last longer since food isn’t digested and absorbed as quickly as smoking cannabis.

The number of patients on the medical cannabis program has been growing rapidly. For example, by November, the registered patients had more than doubled from the 22,437 who had got medical cannabis cards in April. This massive growth is fueling the demand for the lessons offered by the Parkses.

Many patients, such as Kiara Walker, said that they attended the classes in order to get skills to make edibles. The edibles can be carried around discreetly without attracting any of the stigma that is still directed towards those who smoke cannabis.

However, some people still regard cannabis edibles as another avenue for recreational users to abuse cannabis. Will Parks thinks such an attitude is wrong because people can abuse anything, including food and alcohol.

He emphasizes that the lessons he and his wife conduct pay a lot of attention to cannabis dosing so that patients aren’t exposed to the side-effects of consuming too much cannabis at once. Furthermore, this information on dosing is vital given that the effects of cannabis don’t start as quickly as is the case when you smoke the substance.

That wait time can expose you to the risk of eating too much, so knowledge about dosing requirements will safeguard you against that risk.

Will and his wife don’t just teach and leave it at that. They go a step further and give their students a packet of written instructions so that the people who attend the cooking classes can experiment with different recipes while at home.

This, however, doesn’t seem to quieten the critical voices against cannabis edibles and the classes organized by people like Will Parks and his wife. They say cannabis edibles can still end up in the hands of minors, but such critics forget that medical cannabis is also kept at home where minors may access it if care isn’t taken. Similar precautions are taken to keep edibles out of the wrong hands.

Nonetheless, Generation Alpha, Inc. (OTCQB: GNAL), Global Payout, Inc. (OTC: GOHE) and other participants in the marijuana industry applaud the creativity of Will and Gwenele Parks.

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420 with CNW – Does Marijuana Legalization Bring Economic Salvation or Just Hype?

One of the major arguments made in favor of marijuana legalization is that it will bring economic transformation to the community. The states that have so far legalized cannabis seem to give credence to this expectation. However, could marijuana legalization have another side that legislators and advocates don’t pay ample attention to?

It is a given that tax dollars start flowing into state coffers when cannabis is legalized. This is because every sale made attracts state and local taxes that are remitted to the relevant entities. Cannabis criminalization just creates business for the criminal world without bringing any benefits to the state or local community.

Secondly, contractors and real estate agents earn even before legal sales begin. This is because these professionals get to work setting up the places from which the legal sale of cannabis will take place.

Thirdly, law enforcement personnel and other resources are diverted to address other pressing law enforcement priorities instead of being saddled with chasing down petty criminals for possessing marijuana.

Furthermore, tourism also booms when marijuana legalization takes place. Just think about the thousands or millions of people who will visit Planet 13 in Las Vegas each year! Jobs are also created once retail sales begin, and those jobs generate more taxes and other benefits. In fact, research has it that every dollar that goes to legal weed generates at least $2.4 in economic activity.

But, there is another side that needs to be considered as well.

Marijuana companies seem to be engaged in a race to the bottom when one considers the rate at which cannabis prices are dropping. As the recent MJBizCon in Las Vegas showed, innovative ways to grow cannabis are being introduced and those techniques will bring the cost of cannabis even lower.

Lower prices affect the taxes collected by states where cannabis is legal. The drop in tax collections can get so serious that some states (Colorado, for example) are raising the rates in order to shore up tax revenues from the industry.

Another unwanted outcome of the dropping marijuana prices is that cannabis companies are tittering on the brink of bankruptcy due to reduced profitability. This threatens the jobs and taxes anticipated from the industry in the long run.

California is pioneering the way forward by changing from taxing marijuana based on the price at which it has been sold to taxing it based on the weight of the product. It is hoped that this new approach will allow cannabis companies to retain more revenue and stay afloat.

However, a better prospect for the industry would be the legalization of cannabis at the federal level. How would this help the industry? It would remove the current forced fragmentation where each company has to set up infrastructure for the entire value chain in each state where it operates.

Marijuana would cross state lines, so the players are likely to consolidate their operations and lower operational costs in order to lock in more profits. Additionally, access to international markets would also help to bolster revenues and protect the local economy.

All in all, the few shortcomings seen above pale in comparison to the massive benefits observed after legalization. Cannabis companies like Global Payout, Inc. (OTC: GOHE) and Golden Developing Solutions, Inc. (OTC: DVLP) are certainly optimistic about the future of the industry, and that is why they are continuing to invest massively in their operations.

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420 with CNW – Why Michigan May Have Decided to Levy Lower Cannabis Taxes

Michigan voters approved recreational marijuana in the recent mid-term elections and the state is now one of those with the lowest tax rates for cannabis. Didn’t Michigan need the revenue marijuana can bring? Was it playing for higher stakes? Several arguments can explain why Michigan chose the path it took.

First could have been concerns about the black market. The tax policy implemented by any state that legalizes marijuana influences whether consumers keep buying from the black market or switch to the legal product.

Michigan seems to have learnt from the pioneer states that legalized cannabis first. California has some of the highest taxes on marijuana, and it continues to struggle with the black market since illicit marijuana still costs much less than the marijuana from regulated suppliers.

Not many consumers would be willing to pay higher prices just because what they are buying is putting money in state coffers.

The low taxes set by Michigan may be geared at driving out the black market since the legal product would be priced competitively.

Secondly, Michigan may have designed their marijuana tax policy with cannabis companies in mind. Industry players are struggling to stay competitive and profitable in the states where taxes are very high.

The prospect of setting up shop in a state with low taxes may be attractive enough to lure many players into the Michigan cannabis space.

The third possible reasons why Michigan may have decided to levy lower taxes on recreational cannabis is the need to make the product affordable to as many willing consumers as possible.

The projections of the potential volume of retail sales often factor in how many people will consume the product on a regular basis. Those calculations can come to nothing if the target buyers see it as too expensive for them to afford.

Imposing lower taxes may therefore be a smart move to bring more consumers into the industry so that the sector can have a sustainable client base.

Generally speaking, taxes on marijuana have been falling as more states legalize adult-use cannabis. California and Washington which impose taxes in the range of more than 40 percent are increasingly becoming isolated as other jurisdictions levy lower taxes.

Fortunately, voters seem to have understood the logic behind the tax policy in Michigan. They voted the ballot measure through, unlike the voters in North Dakota who voted against the proposal.

It remains to be seen whether the reasoning behind the low cannabis taxes in Michigan bears fruit or not. Generation Alpha, Inc. (OTCQB: GNAL), Global Payout, Inc. (OTC: GOHE) and other industry players wish Michigan all the best on the journey it has started as one of the latest states to permit recreational cannabis use.

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420 with CNW – International Cannabis Alliance Formed to Enhance Industry Collaboration

The International Cannabis Alliance (ICA or InterCannAlliance) has been formed to foster collaboration between the marijuana industry players in the different regions of the world, such as Latin America, Africa and the Asia-Pacific regions.

The formation of this new group was spearheaded by New Frontier Data and CannaTech. New Frontier Data is a global authority on data and analytics for the cannabis industry. CannaTech has carved out a name for itself for advocating for cannabis education and connectivity across the world.

The objective of forming ICA was to inform and educate thought leaders and players in the cannabis market about effective, responsible and transparent practices that those in emerging markets should copy from the more developed cannabis regions like North America (Canada and parts of the US in particular).

The speed with which new cannabis products are being taken to the market raises concerns that mistakes may be made when industry growth is so fast in regions that don’t have any experience in the different aspects of the cannabis industry. InterCannAlliance hopes to share the lessons that various regions have learnt so that the emerging markets/regions avoid making any mistakes that may have already been made and corrected in other regions.

ICA also plans to share any expected opportunities in the cannabis industry so that participants can plan how to take advantage of those opportunities.

Each region is different in terms of the challenges that it is likely to face when embracing cannabis. For example, the Africa region may face challenges of obtaining funding and technical expertise while the Asia-Pacific region may not have a problem getting manpower with the required technical expertise.

ICA intends to engage the players in the different regions so that ways around those unique problems can be found.

The International Cannabis Alliance will be holding symposiums in the different regions to foster its objectives and mandate.

The first of those symposiums will be held in Latin America next year (2019). The one-day event will only be open to those who have been invited to attend.

Different entities will be in attendance to deliver keynote addresses about different aspects of the industry. For example, Hoban Law Group will discuss cannabis regulation while SteepHill Labs will talk to the invitees about laboratory testing of cannabis and cannabis products.

The cannabis industry has been fragmented for too long. For example, marijuana companies in US states that have legalized medical or recreational marijuana are compelled to be involved in the entire cannabis value-chain (breeding, cultivation, processing and sometimes distribution) since cannabis cannot cross state lines. Such fragmentation stands in the way of unified growth in the industry.

The ICA initiative is therefore a welcome development since it will save different regions and players from trying to reinvent the wheel and yet they can build upon what has already been done elsewhere.

Earth Science Tech, Inc. (OTCQB: ETST), Global Payout, Inc. (OTC: GOHE) and other marijuana companies definitely welcome any attempt to unite the players in the cannabis industry so that they can work together for the benefit of the people they serve.

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420 with CNW – Latest Gallup Poll Shows that More Americans Want Marijuana Legalized

It has been repeated time and again how polarized Americans are in recent times, but there is one thing upon there seems to be agreement among the young and old, Democrats and Republicans, that is, the issue of cannabis legalization.

A Gallup poll that was conducted recently reveals that two out of every three voters you count thinks that marijuana prohibition should come to an end.

The most significant groups to have registered a rise in support for decriminalization are the older Americans and Republicans. These groups were the least likely to favor legalization in past polls.

Support for legalization has reached record high this year ever since Gallup started conducting these polls in 1969. In that maiden year of polling, Gallup found that just 12 percent of the adults who participated in the poll expressed support for marijuana legalization. This year’s 66 percent support for legalization marks a huge shift in public perception about this plant which has for long been shrouded in controversy and polarization.

The poll also found that five out of ten Republicans say marijuana should be legalized. This view is in sharp contrast to the opinion of the top brass of the party, with the Attorney General vehemently opposed to any degree of cannabis legalization and the party didn’t even mention marijuana during its campaigns in 2016.

Democrats showed the highest support for legalization as nearly eight out of ten voters expressed a desire to see marijuana prohibition end. Similar support was found among independents as seven out of ten were in favor of the legalization of marijuana.

Support for marijuana legalization is massive among younger Americans (those who are 34 years or younger). Eight out of ten in this age group support decriminalization.

The variations by region are also melting away on the matter of cannabis decriminalization. Previously, the East had significantly lower support for marijuana legalization when compared to the West. The recent poll showed that the support now varies by just a single percentage point, with all regions hovering at about 66 percent in support.

This clear support recorded by pollsters is given credence when one considers the different states where cannabis legalization has been presented to voters. Ballot measures have succeeded in all states where the matter was up for a vote. This is a clear signal that legislators at both state and federal level should revise their position and make decisions that are in line with the wishes of the majority in the nation.

One can only imagine that cannabis industry players like Global Payout, Inc. (OTC: GOHE) and Golden Developing Solutions, Inc. (OTC: DVLP) must be pleased that the public is rallying behind this plant that has so much to offer.

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420 with CNW – FDA Calls for Public Comments on Marijuana

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has announced that members of the public and the scientific community have an opportunity to share their thoughts on several substances, including marijuana. Of specific interest is the medical usefulness, abuse potential and actual abuse of the listed substances (including cannabis).

The FDA action comes at a time when the World Health Organization (WHO) is planning to meet in November this year to review the scheduling of cannabis. The ECDD (Expert Committee on Drug Dependence) is the body that will decide whether marijuana should stay as a schedule 1 substance or that categorization should be changed.

Schedule 1 substances are substances which are regarded as having no medical value yet they possess a high risk of being abused. The UN and the U.S. currently categorize marijuana as a schedule 1 substance.

The outcome of the ECDD meeting will influence how many of the UN member states regard cannabis going forward. However, the decision arrived at may or may not be disregarded by member states.

For example, Canada went ahead and legalized adult use of marijuana despite its categorization as a schedule 1 substance. Similarly, many countries around the world have legalized medical cannabis even if the UN looks at the substance as having no medical value.

The current count of U.S. states where medical cannabis is legal now stands at 31, and more are expected to vote for decriminalization during the coming mid-term elections.

Marijuana advocates should not start celebrating that the Trump administration is finally willing to listen and act on the views of the stakeholders of the marijuana industry.

The administration is bound by law to collect people’s views, but there is no compulsion for them to pay any attention to the voices which speak up during the hearings.

That notwithstanding, numerous groups, such as the Marijuana Policy Project, have collected and submitted lots of scientific and anecdotal data on the medicinal value of cannabis to the WHO committee. That same information will be forwarded to the FDA which has put an October 31 deadline on the submission of comments.

Of key interest is the matter of teen use of marijuana. The current data suggests that no increase in the number of teenagers using pot has been seen in the states where marijuana use is legal either for recreational or medical reasons. This should allay any fears that public health will be threatened by an explosion of teen stoners.

While marijuana advocates hope for the best from these hearings, they are also aware that a committee was secretly set up by the Trump administration to gather negative data about cannabis. Companies like Global Payout, Inc. (OTC: GOHE) and Golden Developing Solutions, Inc. (OTC: DVLP) keep wishing that regulators and legislators everywhere listen honestly and make decisions based on concrete data instead of relying on preconceived notions when making policy decisions.

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420 with CNW – Arkansas Selects Firm to Review Medical Cannabis License Applicants

Public Consulting Group, Inc. has been selected by the Arkansas Medical Marijuana Commission to score about 203 companies that have applied for licenses to operate medical marijuana dispensaries in the state.

The commission had reached out to 30 firms which they felt had the capacity to undertake the scoring exercise. However, only Public Consulting Group and ICF Inc. responded by submitting bids for the task.

Public Consulting Group was selected after it was found to have submitted the lowest bid of $99,472 compared to ICF’s bid of $361,514. Public Consulting Group’s figure surprised the commission since they didn’t expect it to be so low. However, the firm was selected since no red flags were found to suggest that it would be unable to do a good job.

The selection of Public Consulting Group comes with an added advantage of saving time since their bid would not be subject to legislative approval because that bid is just under the $100,000 threshold for which procurement approval must be obtained.

That bid therefore allows the commission to move fast in submitting the applications to the scoring firm. Public Consulting Group will have 30 days to submit its findings and will suffer a $5,000 penalty for each extra day that it takes without reporting back with its findings.

The Medical Marijuana Commission is under some pressure to complete the licensing process by the end of the year because two of its members are scheduled to retire at the end of 2018. Any delay in the preliminary steps can therefore leave the commission short of quorum and unable to make any decisions until replacements are screened and appointed.

It should be remembered that the decision to hire a third-party to score dispensary license applicants was made after the licensing process for marijuana cultivators earlier this year was dogged by numerous complaints.

The 5-member Arkansas Medical Marijuana Commission had reviewed the applicants for cultivation licenses and had selected five companies out of the 83 applicants. The unsuccessful applicants complained that the commissioners were biased and didn’t make any attempts to verify some of the claims that were made by the firms which had applied for licenses to grow marijuana for medical purposes.

It was therefore decided that external help be procured when applications for dispensary licenses are being reviewed so that similar controversies are avoided. All eyes, including those of Global Payout, Inc. (OTC: GOHE) and Golden Developing Solutions, Inc. (OTC: DVLP), are now on Public Consulting Inc. to see how quickly they can push the process which will see patients finally getting access to medical cannabis after a long wait that began in 2016 when voters amended the constitution to decriminalize medical marijuana.

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