NORML Responds to US Border Policy Barring Canadians Involved in Legal Marijuana Market

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NORML Responds to US Border Policy Barring Canadians Involved in Legal Marijuana Market | NORML

NORML staff today responded to reports that the US Customs and Border Protection Agency will enforce a federal policy denying entry into the United States any individual involved Canada’s burgeoning marijuana market. Under the policy, US officials are to bar entry to Canadians who acknowledge having consumed marijuana at any time in their past, as well as those who are […]

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Legalization Alone is Not Enough, How We Create A New Market Matters

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Legalization Alone is Not Enough, How We Create A New Market Matters | Aubrie Odell

In March of this year, Oakland City Council implemented the Equity Permit Program for aspiring marijuana entrepreneurs in the new green economy. This program is designed to address the past disparities in the cannabis industry by giving priority to the victims of the war on drugs and minimizing barriers to entry into the industry; ultimately […]

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Herbal Cannabis Sales Still Dominate the Retail Marijuana Market

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Herbal Cannabis Sales Still Dominate the Retail Marijuana Market | NORML

SANTA MONICA, CA — Herbal cannabis is far more popular among consumers than are plant-derived edibles or extracts, according to an analysis of retail sales data in Washington state. Researchers from Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh and from the RAND Corporation in Santa Monica reviewed data from over 36 million separate retail cannabis transactions in Washington. Sales occurred […]

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Bob Marley-Branded Marijuana Adds to Growing Weed Market

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Bob Marley-Branded Marijuana Adds to Growing Weed Market
Backed by Privateer Holdings, a Seattle-based private equity firm focused on the cannabis indsutry, the Marley Natural brand is clearly designed to appeal to a wider customer base than college kids with a Bob Marley "Legend" poster on their dorm room wall.

Oregon Senate Committee Passes Bill to Relax State Hemp Laws, Expand Market

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Oregon Senate Committee Passes Bill to Relax State Hemp Laws, Expand Market
“OFB and OFS support HB4060 with the goal of regulating industrial hemp the same as any other agricultural commodity. Oregon's industrial hemp farmers have asked the Legislature to build flexibility into their license, and we support this request …
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Industrial hemp appears to have great economic potential for the region, but it sounds like it will not simply happen overnight. Approximately 80 interested local residents, including several from the Yuma area, attended an informational meeting Monday …
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US Dairy Alternative Beverages Market Examined in New Up-to-Date Report Published at

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London, UK (PRWEB) January 11, 2012

Today a large number of alternative food products carry the potential to enter the U.S. market at a later date on a commercial scale, either through domestic production or importation. The total U.S. retail sales of dairy alternative beverages are estimated to have reached $ 1.33 billion in 2011.

Consumers choose plant-based dairy alternative beverages for numerous reasons. Health issues including lactose intolerance, milk allergy, and the genetic disorder phenylketonuria (PKU) can be addressed through the consumption of dairy alternative beverages because these plant-based milks are free of animal proteins, in particular casein. Currently, the most commonly known and popular of the commercial plant milks is soymilk. Following in consumer recognition and consumption are almond milk, rice milk and coconut milk, in that order of preference.

New market research report “Dairy Alternative Beverages in the U.S.: Soy Milk, Almond Milk, Rice Milk and other Dairy Milk Alternatives” provided by Packaged Facts has been recently published by Market Publishers Ltd.

Report Details:

Title: Dairy Alternative Beverages in the U.S.: Soy Milk, Almond Milk, Rice Milk and other Dairy Milk Alternatives

Published: January, 2012

Pages: 212

Price: US$ 3,500

The study examines the U.S. market for plant-based, ready-to-drink (RTD) beverages that are alternative substitutes for dairy milk, sold to consumers at retail. It estimates and analyzes the size, growth rate, and composition of the market. Historical data, as well as market projections to 2016, are provided for soymilk, almond milk, rice milk, coconut milk and hemp milk, as well as coverage of minor products such as flax, hazelnut, multi-grain, oat and sunflower milks. Strategic analyses of competitors in this market are included, along with descriptions of recently introduced products. Trends and regulations influencing this market are discussed.

Report Contents:


Scope and Methodology

Scope of Report


Report Methodology

The Products

Consumer Health Awareness Drives Plant-Based Beverage Market

Marketers of Plant Milks Focus on “Natural” and “Organic” Products

Dietitians Heartily Support the Health Benefits of Plant-based Beverages

Plant Milks Have Been Consumed for Centuries

Consumers Choose Plant-Based Milks for a Number of Reasons


Health Impact

Almond Milk

Rice Milk

Hemp Milk

Coconut Milk

Additional Varieties of Dairy Alternative Beverages

Size and Growth of the Market

2011 U.S. Retail Sales Estimated at $ 1.33 Billion for All Dairy Alternative Beverages

Table 1-1 U.S. Retail Sales of Dairy Alternative Beverages, 2010-2011 (in millions of dollars)

2011 U.S. Retail Sales Estimated at Just Under $ 500 Million for Leading Refrigerated Dairy Alternative Beverages

Table 1-2 U.S. Retail Sales of Leading Refrigerated Dairy Alternative Beverages, 2010-2011 (in millions of dollars)

2011 U.S. Retail Sales Estimated at $ 115 Million for Leading Shelf-Stable Dairy Alternative Beverages

Table 1-3 U.S. Retail Sales of Leading Shelf-Stable Dairy Alternative Beverages, 2010-2011 (in millions of dollars)

Packaged Facts Projects 2012 U.S. Retail Sales of Dairy Alternative Beverages at $ 1.38 Billion

Table 1-4 Projected U.S. Retail Sales of Dairy Alternative Beverages, 2012 (in millions of dollars)

U.S. Dairy Alternative Beverage Retail Sales Projected Exceed $ 1.7 Billion in 2016

Table 1-5 U.S. Retail Sales of Dairy Alternative Beverages, 2007-2016 (in millions of dollars)

The Marketers

Private Label Products Move Front and Center

Marketers Introduce Single-Serve Dairy Alternative Beverages

The Dairy Alternative Beverage Market Primarily Comprises Small, Private Companies

Marketers of Dairy Alternative Beverages Respond to Consumer Health, Social and Ethical Concerns

Regulatory Policy and Legislative Issues

The Food and Drug Administration Endorses the Health Benefits of Soy

The Role of Isoflavones in Health

The Food Allergen Labeling and Consumer Protection Act of 2004

The USDA Position on the Term “Natural”

The USDA Requirements for a Food or Beverage to Be Labeled “Organic”

National Milk Producers Federation Petitions the FDA to Prohibit Use of the Word “Milk” Relating to Plant-Based Beverages

Trends and New Products

51 Dairy Alternative Beverages Introduced to the U.S. Market Between January 1, 2007 and December 31, 2011

Table 1-6 Number of Dairy Alternative Beverage Product Introductions in the United States, 2007-2011

New Packaging Technologies

Dairy Alternative Beverages Enter the Espresso Mainstream

The Consumer

Consumers Have Increased Consumption of Dairy Alternative Beverages in the Past Five Years, With a Shift From Soymilk and Rice Milk to Almond Milk

Almond Milk Gaining on Soymilk for Most Popular Dairy Alternative Beverage

Table 1-7 Response to Question: “Which Milk Alternatives Do You Drink/Use?,” 2011 (percent)

Half of Product Users Consumed Soymilk Five Years Age, Compared to 21% Who Consumed Almond Milk Five Years Ago

Table 1-8 Response to Questions About Milk Alternative Consumption Trends, 2011 (percent of product users)

Consumption of All Dairy Alternative Beverages Increases Substantially from 2006 to 2011, With Almond Milk Seeing the Biggest Gain

Table 1-9 Response to Questions About Milk Alternative Use Five Years Ago, 2011 (percent of product users)

Silk Soy Milk Leads the Pack As the Dairy Alternative Beverage Purchased Most Often by Consumers

Table 1-10 Response to Question: Which Brand(s) of Milk Alternatives Do You Purchase Most Often?, 2011


Key Points

Scope and Methodology

Scope of Report


Report Methodology


First Plant-Based Beverage Introduced in 1983

Consumer Health Awareness Drives Plant-Based Beverage Market

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Cannabiz Mobile Inc. Launches the Canna Bizcard Platform to Support to Cannabis Market

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Oviedo, Florida (PRWEB) May 06, 2015

MJNational LLC strengthens its consultant agreement to support the growing Cannabiz Mobile, (OTC: LGBI), Canna Bizcard ™ platform. This exciting new SMS platform creates quite a punch for professionals in Investor Relations, Product Sales / Services. Now you can reach out to investors and consumers to bring national awareness to products, services and ticker symbol through an easy to use multi-faceted multimedia and mobile marketing system.

MJNational LLC will provide managed support and services to advance the Canna Bizcard ™ platform for Cannabiz Mobile, (OTC: LGBI). MJNational LLC will also provide services to Cannabiz Mobile, (OTC: LGBI) to advance their website, social media, and marketing needs.


Cannabiz Mobile, (OTC: LGBI), is a mobile media and marketing Company specializing in servicing businesses in the marijuana industry. The fee for service, Canna Bizcard ™, a lightweight mobile and digital media SMS solution that enables marketing, investor relations, care givers, dispensaries, hydroponic and ancillary product retailers the ability to create, deploy and analytically measure mobile marketing campaigns.


MJNational provides consultation for latest research-based industry news, medical advances, health alternatives, audio and video broadcasts, political campaigns, legalization initiatives surrounding the marijuana industry.

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The Company invokes the protections of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. All statements regarding our expected future financial position, results of operations, cash flows, financing plans, business strategies, products and services, competitive positions, growth opportunities, plans and objectives of management for future operations, as well as statements that include words such as “anticipate,” “if,” “believe,” “plan,” “estimate,” “expect,” “intend,” “may,” “could,” “should,” “will,” and other similar expressions are forward-looking statements. All forward-looking statements involve risks, uncertainties and contingencies, many of which are beyond our control, which may cause actual results, performance, or achievements to differ materially from anticipated results, performance, or achievements. Factors that may cause actual results to differ materially from those in the forward-looking statements include those set forth in our filings at We are under no obligation to (and expressly disclaim any such obligation to) update or alter our forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

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Global Market for Biorefinery Applications to Reach $700.7 Billion in 2018; Biomaterials Growing at 22.8% CAGR

Wellesley, Mass. (PRWEB) March 26, 2014

BCC Research ( reveals in its new report, Biorefinery Applications: Global Markets, the global biorefinery applications market is expected to grow to nearly $ 700.7 billion by 2018, and register a five-year compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 12.6%. The biomaterials market is the fastest growing segment with a CAGR of 22.8%.

The use of biomass as raw material for bioproducts such as materials, chemicals, pharmaceuticals and energy has received significant world wide attention during the last decade. Industrial biotechnology (IB) is globalizing the biorefining industry with large-scale investments and is expected to drive bio-derived chemicals, the largest segment in the overall market, to reach $ 331.3 billion in 2018, to register a CAGR of 16.3%.

However, as the global manufacturing and construction sectors of the economy recover, demand for biomaterials, by far the fastest moving segment, will accelerate at a tremendous CAGR of 22.8% to reach $ 21.5 billions in 2018.

“One of the biggest challenges facing the world today is how to reduce the carbon-dioxide emissions to save our planet,” says BCC Research energy analyst Edward Gobina. “The automobile industry is one of the major contributors to this mess and that is why the industry is making moves to tackle the problem. Biomaterials such as bioplastics from plant oils and sugars, biofoams and biorubber from plant oils and latex, biocomposites manufactured from agricultural (e.g., hemp, flax, kenaf) and forestry biofibres, are now being used, in for example, the production of automobile tires, door panels and parts and othe high-value construction applications.”

Biorefinery Applications: Global Markets provides an overview of the global biorefinery applications market, including a complete techno-economic and environmental analysis of industrial biorefinery applications. It presents an analysis of global market trends, with data from 2011, 2012, and 2013, and projections of compound annual growth rates (CAGRs) through 2018. This report includes breakdowns of demand by applications, including industrial, safe food supply, transportation, healthcare industry, recreation, residential/housing, communication, and environment, as well as coverage of all biomass fractionation and conversion technologies. In addition, it presents forecasts for biomass conversion processes and equipment to produce fuels, power, and chemicals from biomass and evaluations of the prospects for biorefineries built on different “platforms,” such as the “sugar platform,” based on fermentation of sugars extracted from biomass feedstocks, versus the “syngas platform,” based on thermochemical conversion processes.

This report is intended for anyone concerned with the development of agriculture, energy and fuels, as well as those interested in where the biorefinery applications market is heading over the next five years.

Editors and reporters who wish to speak with the analyst, should contact Steven Cumming at steven.cumming(at)bccresearch(dot)com.

About BCC Research

BCC Research publishes market research reports that make organizations worldwide more profitable with intelligence that drives smart business decisions. These reports cover today’s major industrial and technology sectors, including emerging markets. For more than 40 years we’ve helped customers identify new market opportunities with accurate and reliable data and insight, including market sizing, forecasting, industry overviews, and identification of significant trends and key competitors. We partner with analysts who are experts in specific areas of industry and technology, providing unbiased measurements and assessments of global markets. Our clients include the top companies in industries around the world as well as universities, business schools, start-ups, consulting firms and investment companies. BCC Research is a unit of Eli Research LLC. Visit our website at Contact us: (+1) 781-489-7301 (weekdays, U.S. Eastern time), or email help(at)bccresearch(dot)com.

Medical and Recreational Marijuana Growing in the US Industry Market Research Report Now Available from IBISWorld

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New York, NY (PRWEB) April 09, 2015

The Medical and Recreational Marijuana Growing industry has flourished over the five years to 2015. For decades, all marijuana transactions in the United States were conducted under implicit or explicit prohibition. However, states have increasingly moved to legalize nonprofit marijuana for medical purposes, as well as to implement regulations for organizations that sell cannabis. “The growing acceptance of medical marijuana is providing growers and investors with unprecedented opportunities,” says IBISWorld Industry Analyst Dmitry Diment. “There has been no shortage of demand in recent years, as the industry has benefited from increased acceptance of the legitimacy of medical marijuana products.”

Recently, the legalization of recreational marijuana in Colorado and Washington has spurred additional demand for the industry. In 2014, the licensing of commercial recreational marijuana growers in these states contributed to industry revenue growth of 54.7%. In addition to the favorable regulatory environment in these states, medical marijuana growers have continued to benefit from the steadily aging population. Chronic illnesses have become more prevalent as the population continues to age, driving demand for medical marijuana. Overall, the industry is expected to experience annualized revenue growth of 30.2% to $ 1.9 billion in the five years to 2015, including growth of 25.1% during the current year.

According to Diment, however, “The industry will remain at risk until the federal government definitively changes its position on the legality of marijuana. Until then, a growing number of medical marijuana patients, as well as a burgeoning recreational cannabis legalization movement, will spur demand for the industry.” Rising demand is also forecast to widen profit margins, as is the success of the for-profit recreational marijuana business in Colorado and Washington. In particular, the next five years are expected to see the growth of large commercial cultivators, who will benefit from strong recreational demand across a number of states, including Alaska, Oregon and the District of Columbia.

For more information, visit IBISWorld’s Medical and Recreational Marijuana Growing in the US industry report page.

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IBISWorld industry Report Key Topics

This industry’s establishments grow marijuana for medical and recreational use. Most operators are nonprofit collectives that provide medical marijuana to other collective members. Transactions are typically conducted on a donation basis because the sale and distribution of marijuana is illegal in most states that permit medical marijuana. The industry also includes operators in Colorado and Washington, who grow medical and recreational marijuana on a for-profit basis.

Industry Performance

Executive Summary

Key External Drivers

Current Performance

Industry Outlook

Industry Life Cycle

Products & Markets

Supply Chain

Products & Services

Major Markets

Globalization & Trade

Business Locations

Competitive Landscape

Market Share Concentration

Key Success Factors

Cost Structure Benchmarks

Barriers to Entry

Major Companies

Operating Conditions

Capital Intensity

Key Statistics

Industry Data

Annual Change

Key Ratios

About IBISWorld Inc.

Recognized as the nation’s most trusted independent source of industry and market research, IBISWorld offers a comprehensive database of unique information and analysis on every US industry. With an extensive online portfolio, valued for its depth and scope, the company equips clients with the insight necessary to make better business decisions. Headquartered in Los Angeles, IBISWorld serves a range of business, professional service and government organizations through more than 10 locations worldwide. For more information, visit or call 1-800-330-3772.

Adherence Information Management Announces Compliance Software to Support State Authorities and Banking Regulators for Marijuana Market

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Las Vegas, NV (PRWEB) March 25, 2015

Adherence Information Management (AIM) today unveiled the Cannabis Regulatory Compliance (CRC) Portal solution, an innovative iPad and cloud-based application designed to help state and banking regulators in their efforts to supervise, monitor and manage marijuana businesses.

Built on the Apple Enterprise and AWS platforms, the AIM Cannabis Regulatory Compliance Portal provides regulatory authorities with visibility into the end-to-end marijuana compliance cycle. The solution utilizes a proprietary iPad App to securely capture and assess compliance points related to regulatory adherence and generally accepted accounting principles. Through the use of individualized reports and action plans, the licensee or marijuana business client can work to immediately improve compliance and financial performance.

“Regulators that must assess, track and manage compliance face a broad range of challenges, including process automation and standardization.” said Steve Owens, CEO of AIM. “The AIM Cannabis Regulatory Compliance Portal solution helps address those challenges by providing information and insight to support timely decisions and immediate actions. Moreover, our solution is very secure with encrypted data at rest and in-transit as we approach HIPAA-level compliance. Our CRC Portal supports predictive analytics and big data, and is deployable in a matter of weeks, not months. “

AIM’s software-as-a-service solution is a flexible, modular platform that supports agency compliance cycles, including collection, scoring, ranking and reporting. The platform is designed for banking and state regulatory authorities that require a compliance supervisory program to monitor and report on marijuana businesses. It can be implemented quickly and cost-effectively through the use of Adherence’s rapid deployment model and supporting cloud-based technology.

About Adherence Information Management (AIM)

Adherence Information Management is the market leader in automated regulatory compliance solutions and revenue assurance services for the cannabis industry. AIM’s software is currently utilized in Colorado with more than 100 regulatory compliance audits delivered to date. AIM has operations in Colorado and Nevada and is currently expanding to Washington, Oregon and Arizona.


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