New Jersey Medicinal Marijuana Panel Recommends Adding 43 New Conditions

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New Jersey Medicinal Marijuana Panel Recommends Adding 43 New Conditions | TJ Baker

TRENTON, NJ — New Jersey could soon expand its pool of patients eligible to participate in the states’ medical marijuana program. The New Jersey Medicinal Marijuana Review Panel has recommended the addition of 43 new conditions to the list of ailments that are approved for medical marijuana use in the state. Following several months of studying […]

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Bill To Create Industrial Hemp Pilot Program Clears Panel

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Bill To Create Industrial Hemp Pilot Program Clears Panel
A bill to allow the cultivation and distribution of industrial hemp for research was approved by the House Finance Committee on Friday. Senate Bill 2659 would create an industrial hemp pilot program that would allow licensed agents of the state Board …
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Turku University to study industrial hemp uses in construction
Turku University of Applied Sciences has been given a 70-thousand euro grant to research how industrial hemp could be used more in construction. The goal is to see whether the energy efficient and eco-friendly hemp and lime-based hemp concrete could …
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Cannabis Startups: Exploring the Opportunities and Challenges – May 26th San Francisco Panel Event

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San Jose, CA (PRWEB) May 19, 2015

Early Growth Financial Services (EGFS) is pleased to announce its first-ever panel event focused on cannabis-based businesses. Co-hosted by First Ascent Associates and Runway Incubator, “Cannabis Startups: Exploring the Opportunities & Challenges” will take place on May 26, 2015 at Runway Incubator in San Francisco, California. This event will be a chance for founders within the cannabis industry to hear from and network with other founders, meet potential investors and others interested in the industry, and learn from business partners who support the space. Topics to be covered include specific tax, financial, and operational hurdles entrepreneurs focusing on this space have to contend with, how to access investment capital, and more.

EGFS is an outsourced financial services firm, headquartered in Silicon Valley that provides day-to-day accounting, CFO services, tax, and valuation support to early-stage companies nationwide. Founder and CEO David Ehrenberg will present along with startup founders and other experts on the legal, insurance, and funding landscape.

“I am so excited to help entrepreneurs navigate this space,” says David Ehrenberg, Founder and CEO of EGFS. “Our goal at EGFS is to help startup founders channel their passions into profitable businesses by putting a solid financial foundation in place. The legal cannabis industry is really at a tipping point. As seasoned players in the startup ecosystem, we understand the support and guidance early-stage companies need. As we work with more and more clients in the legal cannabis sector, we have a deep appreciation of the specific challenges they face as well as expertise in helping them manage them.”

At a time when new entrants are flocking to the industry while the regulatory landscape is quickly shifting, this event will give entrepreneurs the opportunity to hear the latest from industry experts and to network with others grappling with the same concerns. Participants will also come away with practical information and advice on how to build a thriving business.

Entrepreneurs interested in exploring the challenges and opportunities of founding a cannabis startup are welcome to join. Register here:

To help guide participants in this space, or those considering entering it, EGFS recently published a white paper on the industry: Legal Cannabis: Poised for Growth, But Banking And Tax Hurdles Remain Chokepoints.

About EGFS

EGFS provides outsourced financial services and support to companies at all stages of development via a complete suite of solutions and support: from CFO services and high-level financial strategy to day-to-day accounting, taxes, and valuation. Headquartered in the Bay Area, EGFS operates in Silicon Valley, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Austin, Chicago, Boulder, Seattle, Las Vegas, and New York City. With 475+ small to mid-sized businesses nationwide, EGFS clients include Indiegogo, Klout, TechShop, SNAPCARD, GoodEggs, Enplug, OUYA, and OpenERP.

House panel backs bill seeking to boost industrial hemp crop

House panel backs bill seeking to boost industrial hemp crop
The House agriculture committee unanimously passed the proposal that would specify the exemption of industrial hemp from its illegal cousin marijuana to include the “fiber, seeds, resin, and oil or any other compound,” from an industrial hemp plant.
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47 U.S. Representatives Co-Sponsor Bipartisan Industrial Hemp Farming Act
Vote Hemp, a major grassroots hemp advocacy group, on Thursday announced the introduction of complementary bills in the U.S. House and Senate, S. 134 and H.R. 525, titled the “Industrial Hemp Farming Act of 2015,” with support on both sides of the …
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Industrial Hemp Bill Clears House Panel
He became an advocate for industrial hemp in Virginia as a way to help small farms stay in business and boost the state economy. He spoke to us by cell phone on his way back from Richmond after he spoke before the Agriculture Committee in support of …
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