The Cannabrander: Canopy Case Study: The Branding Advantage of Thought Leadership

The Cannabrander: Canopy Case Study

By Ben Weinberg CanopyBoulder is a seed-stage business accelerator, operated under the Canopy parasol in Boulder, Colorado, where it focuses on the legal cannabis space.  It provides capital, a 16-week mentor-driven boot camp, and critical industry knowledge in return for a 6-9.5 percent equity stake in each hand-picked member of every incoming class.  After a three-month Read the full article…

Isodiol Announces $25 Million Convertible Financing

Isodiol International Inc. Announces $25,000,000 Convertible Debenture Financing

CANADA: Isodiol, a global cannabis innovator specializing in the development of pharmaceutical and consumer products announces it has signed a convertible debenture financing for $25,000,000 CDN with Alumnia Partners. Marcos Agramont CEO of Isodiol stated, “Our focus remains to grow revenues by developing the Isodiol brand domestically and in international markets.  This funding support allows us to Read the full article…

Legal Cannabis Sales Proving to Stay Popular

Marijuana is big business

NEW YORK:  Sales of legal cannabis products are projected to top $20.2 billion by 2021 in North American alone at a compound annual growth rate of 25%, according to a report by Arcview Market Research.  “The only consumer industry categories I’ve seen reach $5 billion in annual spending and then post anything like 25% compound annual growth in the Read the full article…

Tilray Announces Second Facility To Meet Rapidly Growing Global Demand For Medical Cannabis

Total output to increase to 51 metric tonnes annually by end of 2018

CANADA: Tilray Canada Ltd., a global leader in medical cannabis research and production, has announced that it will invest, through an affiliated entity, up to $30 million in a second cultivation and processing facility located in Enniskillen, Ontario. The two facilities will generate a combined production capacity of up to 51 metric tonnes per year, which will Read the full article…

Kirke LLC/Metro Denver Telluride Health Center LLC Voluntarily Recalls Medical Marijuana Due to Pesticide Residues

more pesticide recalls in Colorado

COLORADO: A Denver marijuana cultivation business Kirke LLC/Metro Denver Telluride Health Center LLC, doing business as The Hemp Center Colorado Springs and The Hemp Center, is voluntarily recalling all medical marijuana due to the presence of potentially unsafe pesticide residues. Samples of marijuana tested during a (DEH) investigation contained residual levels of Avermectin, Bifenazate, Imidacloprid and Myclobutanil, Read the full article…

Tokyo Smoke Partners With Aphria To Launch Medical Cannabis

The four strains will launch as a part of a kit ($250), featuring unique Tokyo Smoke packaging, five grams of each strain along with custom crafted black glass jars and special welcome accessories.

CANADA: Tokyo Smoke introduces four medical cannabis strains in collaboration with Aphria, one of Canada’s largest licensed producers of medical marijuana. This is the first time a Canadian consumer brand will partner with a Licensed Producer to launch medical cannabis in Canada, an inaugural event for the lifestyle brand, as well as the Canadian marketplace. Grown and distributed Read the full article…

Steep Hill Hawaii Announces ISO Certification For First Licensed Cannabis Testing Lab In Hawaii

Steep Hill Hawaii ISO/IEC 17025:2005 certified for chemical and biological testing

HAWAII: Dana Ciccone, CEO of Steep Hill Hawaii, the first state-licensed cannabis testing lab in Hawaii, announced it received ISO/IEC 17025:2005 certification by Perry Johnson Laboratory Accreditation Inc., an international accrediting agency recognized by governments and industry participants around the world as the standard of excellence for the operation of a quality laboratory management system. Ciccone said in Read the full article…

Can Marijuana Legalization Help Grow The US Economy?

Can weed fix the US Economy?

By John Levy While many marijuana dispensaries claim to not be raking in much profit, the same cannot be said for their state.  With medical marijuana becoming a growing business, the biggest advantage has been the kick back.  How does marijuana legalization help to grow the US economy?  It has little to do with the Read the full article…

California’s First Wine & Weed Symposium Major Success

“Our goals were to educate the wine industry on the current state of legalization of cannabis and to establish a dialogue between the two industries,”

CALIFORNIA:  The Wine Industry Network (WIN) hosted nearly 500 people to the first Wine & Weed Symposium on August 3rd at the Hyatt Vineyard Creek in Santa Rosa, CA. The one-day business focused conference was intended to create a dialogue between the wine and cannabis industries and examine the impact that the legalization of recreational cannabis Read the full article…

Cannabis Financing Companies Need To Infuse Good PR

Friday Night, Inc. is the perfect example of how our firm seized the opportunity around the full legalization in Nevada and the cannabis shortage news after implementation by securing national top tier media coverage:

By Bill Bongiorno With the passage on the ballots in nine states last Fall, cannabis is now legal in some form in 29 states.  Everyone wants to get into the game and the cannabis rush is on.  This includes more traditional bankers and Wall Street executives.  The trend is growing of more leaving the tired Read the full article…