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The CES Lessons Learned With Pornography Applied To Cannabis

Lawyers staking out their position in the cannabis business have an obvious vested interest in the growth of the industry. That also means they have a …

How the Government Shutdown is Hurting the US Cannabis Industry

Like many other medical cannabis executives (and like many agricultural commissioners, for that matter), Titus sees the potential in legal hemp market …
Is the Farm Bill Forcing the FDA to Regulate CBD Products Sold by State-Licensed Marijuana …
The Farm Bill provides a role for the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to regulate products containing cannabis or cannabis-derived products.

Stocks

TOKERS & JOKERS | A TURBULENT DAY FOR CANNABIS STOCKS

The Morning Blunt

Thursday was a mixed bag for cannabis stocks with only a few high rollers closing out the day Green Growth Brand’s (CSE: GGB) (OTCQB: GGBXF) interest in a hostile takeover of Aphria Inc (NYSE: APHA) has been surrounded in a great deal of controv…

Cannabis Canada Daily: Ex-Coca-Cola executive joins the pot industry

A former Coca-Cola executive is joining the cannabis industry. Colorado-based Charlotte’s Web, which specializes in hemp-based cannabidiol (CBD) …

Departures Capital Inc CEO Aaron Missere Shares His Cannabis Investment Story

James West: Your financial advisor told you not to buy cannabis stocks? Aaron Missere: Yeah. Our financial advisor –. James West: I hope he’s doing …

TILT Holdings Acquires Jupiter Research in $210-Million Deal

TILT Holdings, which owns cannabis business across the supply chain, has agreed to acquire Jupiter Research, a vaporization technology company …

EnWave and Tilray Sign a Commercial Royalty-Bearing Sublicense with The Green Organic Dutchman to Dry Cannabis in Canada

NASDAQ

Emblem announced its decision to sell to Aleafia for all-stock but the premium has declined from 27% to 9.5% by the end of the week

Facing Controversy and a Takeover, Canadian Cannabis Company Names Organic Products …

Embattled Canadian cannabis company Aphria Inc. named a new, independent chairman in a press release on Dec. 27, 2018: Hain Celestial Group …

Aphria Subsidiary Developing Medical Cannabis Curriculum in Colombia

In Canada for instance, Canopy Growth Corporation (TSX: WEED; NYSE: CGC) established the Professor of Cannabis Science position at the …

Emblem Finally Capitulating To Aleafia’s Lowball Offer

Seeking Alpha

Emblem announced its decision to sell to Aleafia for all-stock but the premium has declined from 27% to 9.5% by the end of the week.

Marijuana Penny Stocks: Namaste Technologies and Canopy Rivers

Pot Stock News

Today, we’ll take a look at a pair of penny stocks that are making a strong push early in the year, Namate Technologies (TSXV:N) and Canopy Rivers (TSXV:RIV)

5 Cannabis Stocks with Upcoming Share Lock-up Expirations

 

SmallCap Power

A lock-up period, also known as a lockout period, is a set amount of time following an initial public offering (IPO) in which inside investors are restricted from selling their shares. 

MPX to Acquire Remaining Ownership of Massachusetts Cannabis Operations for $4.9 Million in …
With the acquisition of The Holistic Center, MPX added another operating medical cannabis enterprise to its footprint in Arizona. GreenMart of Nevada …

Applied BioSciences Withdraws Equity Offering After Passing of Farm Bill

The Hemp Farming Act of 2018 inclusion in the final version of the Farm Bill is a major victory for hemp CBD companies like Applied BioSciences, as it …

RavenQuest Acquires Majority Stake in 1 Life Cannabis Corp.

1 Life has deep roots in the craft cannabis community and focuses on premium, small batch artisan cannabis cultivation. 1 Life will use RavenQuest’s …

Business

Weekly Deal Watch: Cannabis firms close out 2018 with blockbuster $13.8 billion raised

The year 2018 will go down as massive milestone for cannabis companies with $13.8 billion raised and more than 300 merger and acquisition deals …

Identifying cannabis industry solutions for both today and the future

Third up was ThingBlu, while the fourth pitcher, placing second in the competition, was Stewart Farms, a company demonstrating cannabis innovation …

Data Privacy and Security in the Cannabis Industry

Now, there are 33 states that allow some form of medical marijuana and 10 state (plus D.C.) that have legal recreational use. Additionally, the shift of …

The number of people testing positive for marijuana in workplace drug tests is exploding …

A new report from Quest Diagnostics found that more people are testing positive for marijuana in workplace drug tests, with marijuana use increasing …
Opportunities & Challenges Cannabis Entrepreneurs Face In 2019
Marijuana Business Daily
Others believe the cannabis industry, given continued resistance to broad legalization by Senate Majority Leader and hemp champion Mitch …

Cannvas Continues Trajectory To Become Household Name in Cannabis Education

“We are continuing to amass a strong network of strategic partners across the cannabis and health sciences space to bolster Cannvas.Me content and …

 

Global News

Medicinal Genomics Partners with Eiken Chemical for Cannabis Testing to Drive Higher Yield, Ag …
Medicinal Genomics Corporation has pioneered the genomics of cannabis to build a stronger scientificfoundation for cannabis-based products.

US News

The 116th Congress went into session just hours ago and a bipartisan marijuana reform bill has already been introduced in the House. Reps.

Nevada Marijuana Sales Near $42M as of October

The Nevada Department of Taxation announced this week that Nevada had nearly $42 million in marijuana sales in October, which generated $8.24 …

The Road to Recreational Marijuana in Florida Starts Monday

When Governor-elect Ron DeSantis takes office Monday, the road to marijuana legalization starts in Florida. Two court appeals that could open up the …

Medical Marijuana Protected Under Democrats’ Spending Bill, But DC Blocked From Legalizing …

The cannabis protection rider, which has been enacted through appropriations bills since 2014, technically expired with the shutdown last month, …

Pennsylvania Lawmakers Gear Up To Push Full Marijuana Legalization Bills

Pennsylvania lawmakers are pushing ahead with plans to fully legalize marijuana this legislative session. On Thursday, Rep. Jake Wheatley Jr. (D) …

Hemp farming now legal in Delaware

In the Farm Bill, hemp is defined as the cannabis plant, but it cannot contain more than 0.3 percent of tetrahydrocannabinol, the chemical that gets a …

Ninth Circuit Considers Availability of Bankruptcy to Cannabis-Related Businesses

The value of the legitimate cannabis industry in the United States (measured by annual sales) is rapidly approaching $10 billion and expected to …

Oregon again sees huge marijuana harvest, driving down prices for consumers

The huge harvest is again driving down prices for consumers and putting pressure on growers who aren’t getting the price they hoped for after a ..

California News

California Sold Less Marijuana in 2018 Than 2017 Despite Recreational Sales

The state of California had less marijuana sales in 2018 than 2017 despite allowing legal recreational cannabis sales last year. California had around …

End of an era: After Jan. 9, California’s unlicensed medical cannabis collectives/co-ops illegal

On Jan. 10, California’s legal cannabis industry is expected to get even smaller. Medical marijuana collectives and cooperatives will become illegal …

Don’t Bank on It

It looks like the California cannabis industry will remain largely a cash enterprise for the foreseeable future. The 18-member Cannabis Banking ..

DeliverySwift Launches White Label for Cannabis Dispensaries as California Rules State-Wide …

(OTC: SWRM) announces white labeling program for DeliverySwift as recent rulings in both Oregon and California’s Bureau of Cannabis Control …

Illegal pot dispensary operator challenges city’s new cannabis law

The Medical Marijuana Regulation and Safety Act — approved by California voters in 2016 — allows for medicinal use of cannabis, but it also …

Canadian News

Cannabis growers are racing for scale. But not everyone thinks bigger is better

But Fowler and other skeptics argue that growing cannabis in such an … a well-known cannabis scientist who recently took on the role of chief science …

 

Cannabis sales topped $43 million in first two weeks after legalization

Figures Statistics Canada released last month show that cannabis sales topped $43 million during the two-week period following legalization.

Cannabis supply slowly improving but not enough to allow more licences: AGLC

Cannabis was legalized across Canada on Oct. 17, 2018. On Nov. 21, Alberta Gaming Liquor and Cannabis suspended new applications and said it …

Lottery for 25 Ontario retail cannabis licences to take place next week

TORONTO – The Ontario government will accept entries next week from those looking to enter a lottery to apply for the first 25 retail cannabis licences …

Science News

CDC says one in 10 marijuana users become addicted

Despite the growing legalization of marijuana, medical experts say the drug is still addictive; Jeff Paul reports.
Cannabis Cultivation and Science Podcast Episode 40
Jeremy Plumb is the Director of Production Science at Pruf Cultivar, one of the most technologically advanced cannabis cultivation facilities in North …

After national legalization of marijuana, Canadian agency studies human waste for more details

Marijuana became legal in Canada in October 2018. … and a professor of cannabis science told The Globe and Mail newspaper that, “The problem is, …