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  1. WDLF Uplists to OTCQB

    DENVER, CO / ACCESSWIRE / July 16, 2018 / Social Life Network, Inc. (OTCQB: WDLF), a cloud-based social media and social network technology company based in Denver, Colorado, today announced that the company has commenced trading on the OTCQB Market ("OTCQB") after successfully uplisting from the OTC Pink Market.

     

    DENVER, CO / ACCESSWIRE / July 16, 2018 / Social Life Network, Inc. (OTCQB: WDLF), a cloud-based social media and social network technology company based in Denver, Colorado, today announced that the company has commenced trading on the OTCQB Market ("OTCQB") after successfully uplisting from the OTC Pink Market.

    "Uplisting to a larger exchange represents a significant accomplishment and an important corporate milestone for Social Life Network,'' stated Mr. Ken Tapp, Chief Executive Officer. ''We are confident that the move will provide us access to a larger investor audience, greater access to capital and provide increased visibility in the marketplace. We look forward to announcing additional achievements, as we continue to strive to establish ourselves as a recognized name in the industry of social media and social networking services."

    The OTCQB is considered by the SEC as an "established public market" for the purpose of determining the public market price when registering securities for resale with the SEC. The OTC Pink is not considered as such and most broker-dealers will not trade or recommend OTC Pink stocks. Because the OTCQB dramatically increases transparency, reporting standards, management certification and compliance requirements, the majority of broker-dealers trade stocks on the OTCQB. Historically this has resulted in greater liquidity and awareness for companies that reach the OTCQB tier.

    About Social Life Network, Inc.

    Social Life Network is an American for-profit corporation and an online social media and social networking service, based in Denver Colorado. The founders initially launched their social network platform in the emerging cannabis and hemp industry in 2013, but have expanded it to meet the growing demand for niche social networking in the real estate industry and a number of sports verticals. https://www.social-life-network.com/

    Disclaimer

    This news release may include forward-looking statements within the meaning of section 27A of the United States Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the United States Securities and Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, with respect to achieving corporate objectives, developing additional project interests, the company's analysis of opportunities in the acquisition and development of various project interests and certain other matters. These statements are made under the "Safe Harbor" provisions of the United States Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 and involve risks and uncertainties which could cause actual results to differ materially from those in the forward-looking statements contained herein.

    https://www.otcmarkets.com/stock/WDLF/

  2. “Will people look for a brand of cannabis? Or will people look for a particular dispensary? Or a particular device? At the moment, many consumers are still learning how to approach the market, so things are very in flux."

    It’s the cannabinoid calm before the storm.

    Cannabis industry observers feel we’re on the threshold of what could be a branding battle.

    “There will eventually be a power struggle between retail brands, product brands and device brands,” says Tim Calkins, clinical professor of marketing at Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.

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    Paul Talbot ~ Forbes.com

  3. A woman has legally brought medicinal cannabis oil into the UK in the first-known successful attempt since the government paved the way for reforms.

    Hannah Deacon, a mother of a boy with epilepsy, was allowed to pass through London City Airport on Tuesday carrying a five-month supply of the banned drug from Amsterdam.

    Licences for her son, Alfie Dingley, to be treated using cannabis were granted by the Home Office on 19 June after a long-running battle.

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    Independent.Co.UK

  4. A new law will soon bring major enhancements to Hawaii's medical marijuana program. Starting next year, medical marijuana patients from the continental United States will be able to buy medical cannabis at Hawaii dispensaries.

    All they'll need is a Hawaii registration card that will set them back $45 and be valid for 60 days.

    "It'll be available to them to take to dispensaries to show they are registered patients for purchase and for possession of medical cannabis," said Peter Whitacar, chief of the Department of Health's Harm Reduction Branch.

    Health officials forecast about 5,000 visitors will get the cards in the first year, with the potential for up to 30,000 to obtain them annually.

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    Jim Mendoza ~ HawaiiNewsNow.com ~

  5. Considering most marijuana growers are portrayed as lazy stoners, you probably think it can’t be that hard to grow cannabis.

    And yes, growing cannabis isn’t too difficult, but growing GOOD cannabis is.

    Here are seven tips to help you grow marijuana just as good as a pro.

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    Joseph Misulonas ~ Civilized.Life ~

  6. The latest in a string of studies to demonstrate a link between medical marijuana legalization and lower opioid use rates has just been released.

    "In this study, we found that statewide medical cannabis legalization implemented in 1993 - 2014 in the US was associated with close to 30% reductions in Schedule III opioids received by Medicaid enrollees," the researchers, from the University of California San Diego and Weill Cornell Medical College, wrote in the journal Addiction.

    Calculating the cost of opioid pain drugs that patients would have otherwise purchased, the study estimated that medical cannabis legalization in states that have so far adopted it saves the federal government $7.46 million in annual Medicaid spending.

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    Tom Angell ~ Forbes.com

  7. But farmers hope their efforts pioneer a resurgence of an entire industry.

    Being a farmer is hard enough.

    But imagine trying to figure out on the fly — without chemical fertilizers or pesticides — how to cultivate a crop not legally grown in South Carolina since World War II and bankrolling the experiment yourself with no ability to get insurance if it flops.

    That's what it's like for farmers permitted to grow hemp in this inaugural year of South Carolina's pilot program.

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    Seanna Adcox ~ PostAndCourier.com ~

  8. United States Veterans are two times more likely to succumb to accidental overdose, and we’re losing more than 20 of them to suicide every day. But cannabis could help.

    Thirty US states and Washington DC have legalized cannabis for adult use, and the majority of Americans reportedly support legalizing cannabis nationwide.

    Despite all of this, 20 million American veterans are still blocked from receiving safe, legal, and affordable access to cannabis.

    Although doctors employed by the US Department of Veterans Affairs are permitted to discuss medical cannabis with their patients in states where the plant is already legal, VA docs aren’t currently able to prescribe cannabis—even in states like California and Colorado.

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    Elizabeth Enochs ~ Leafly.com ~

  9. What to Know Before You Light Up on Foreign Soil.

    Your plane ticket is purchased, Airbnb booked, and before you know it you’re headed to the airport.

    You’ll utilize your flight time to research the best hotspots, local bars and entertainment. There’s a waterfall less than a mile away from your rental—looks like an amazing place to spend your first day.

    You can cool off, relax, maybe even smoke some locally-grown cannabis to decompress. But wait…where will you buy quality cannabis products? Can you purchase weed as a tourist? Are there even legal dispensaries in the area?

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    Chloe Detrick ~ DopeMagazine.com

  10. Andrew Lelling reiterated Tuesday that fighting the opioid addiction scourge remains his priority because it's still claiming thousands of lives in the commonwealth each year.

    The top federal prosecutor for Massachusetts says he'll focus his marijuana enforcement on overproduction, targeted sales to minors and organized crime.

    Massachusetts has legalized recreational use, but distribution remains a federal crime.

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    NECN.com

  11. In America, more people are diagnosed with Lyme disease annually than HIV and breast cancer combined.

    Lyme disease transmitted by infected deer ticks can be an absolute, and often undetectable, nightmare.

    But new research is underway on how cannabis can help alleviate the symptoms of Lyme disease.

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    Sara Somerset ~ TheFreshToast.com

  12. The DEA’s annual list of drug slang terms is officially out.

    If you’re a marijuana connoisseur—or even remotely aware of how normal people talk about pot—then this should be fun, because the Drug Enforcement Administration added over 50 new terms since last year.

    And some of them are just plain weird.

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    Kyle Jaeger ~ MarijuanaMoment.net

  13. Eleven more medical conditions now qualify for medical marijuana prescriptions, the Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs announced.

    The 11 conditions were approved based on the recommendation of the Medical Marihuana Review Panel, and LARA's directive is effective immediately, a LARA press release said.

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    Julie Mack ~ MLive.com ~

  14. As Mexico transitions to a federal medical marijuana program, lawmakers' leeway toward cannabidiol (CBD) could help the so-called "miracle" compound become as common and low-drama as vitamins and minerals.

    Last year, Mexico drew international attention when its government moved to legalize medicinal marijuana, perhaps using a more direct path than its neighbors to the north.

    On June 19, 2017 President Enrique Peña Nieto signed a bill into law that officially legalized the cultivation, production, and use of medical cannabis products with less than 1% tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) in Mexico.

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    Janet Burns ~ Forbes.com

  15. Fashion-forward weed designs buck stigma and bring pot paraphernalia out in the open.

    Female entrepreneurs are carving out their own space in the male-heavy cannabis industry — and they're doing it with style.

    Until now, the stoner culture aesthetic has looked more like Cheech & Chong's Up in Smoke or Seth Rogen's Pineapple Express than something you'd find in lifestyle reads like Goop or Vogue.

    But with legalization, pot is going mainstream. New fashion-forward accessories like sleek vape pens and hand-crafted ceramic stash jars are being created to appeal specifically to women, who represent a fast-growing market for weed.

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    Alice Hopton ~ CBC News ~

  16. Together Pharma, a manufacturer of medical cannabis, joins forces with skincare firm Premier Dead Sea Cosmetics to create new line of products.

    Israel’s Together Pharma Ltd., a manufacturer and distributor of medical cannabis, has signed an agreement with local skincare firm Premier Dead Sea Cosmetics Laboratories to cooperate in the creation of a line of therapeutic and cosmetic products that combine Dead Sea minerals with the cannabidiol compound, CBD, extracted from cannabis plants.

    As part of the accord, the two companies will set up a joint venture that will be based in Europe, according to a filing on Monday to the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange, where Together’s shares are traded.

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    Shoshanna Solomon ~ TimesOfIsrael.com

  17. The state has issued its first three licenses to hemp growers in Hawaii as part of its Industrial Hemp Pilot Program.

    In June, the Hawaii Department of Agriculture issued industrial hemp licenses to Gail Baber and Thomas Pace of Hawaii island, and Raymond Maki of Kauai, each of whom have 10 acres to grow the hemp seed variety, Yuma, imported from China, state officials said.

    It takes an estimated three to six months from the planting of the hemp to harvest. “Hawaii’s first licensed hemp growers will help to demonstrate the real potential of the industrial hemp industry,” Gov. David Ige said in a news release.

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    Nina Wu ~ StarAdvertiser.com ~

  18. As pot becomes more accepted in society, the NCAA and college programs are slowly following suit.

    It takes a lot for a Rutgers football player to get thrown off the team for smoking marijuana. Five positive tests, to be exact.

    That's a lot of pot. That's also not an outrageous tolerance policy for college athletics these days.

    The NCAA and its member schools are increasingly breaking out marijuana testing from those involving sinister performance-enhancing drugs.

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    Dennis Dodd ~ CBSSports.com

  19. Hershey Canada wants to be top of mind next time you get the marijuana munchies.

    The prolific candy-bar company is set to release the new 'Oh Henry! 4:25' - the candy-bar for 5 minutes after your 4:20 session.

    While Hershey has yet to reveal any plans to produce any stoney versions of their signature candy-bars, they're using a different approach to entering the cannabis industry.

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    Calvin Hughes ~ Civilized.Life

  20. For the first time, farmers in the state of South Carolina can legally grow industrial hemp.

    It’s a plant that comes from the same species as marijuana, but with a much lower concentration of the chemical tetrahydrocannabinol.

    There are a limited number of farmers able to grow the crop as part of a pilot program in South Carolina allowing only 20 farmers to apply for a permit to grow industrial hemp.

    Nat Bradford, owner of the Bradford Family Farm in Sumter, says it’s a big honor. “I’ve always dreamed of what it would be like to grow this crop," Bradford said.

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    Emily Scarlett ~ WISTV.com