Basketball Legend Al Harrington Premiers CBD-Based Wellness Products

Harrington initially discovered the recuperative power of Cannabis, and later CBDs, as a result of convincing his grandmother, Viola, to use extracts to help with her glaucoma. As a result, Harrington Wellness' sister company, Viola Extracts, is named in her honor.

CALIFORNIA: Retired NBA great Al Harrington, who discovered the benefits of CBDs (Cannabinoids) at the end of his playing career, has premiered a new line of wellness products based on hemp, the non-psychoactive elements found in the plant. As an upscale consumer brand, Harrington Wellness will feature products that will foster healthy living and all the benefits Read the full article…

North Dakota Awards Medical Marijuana Seed-to-Sale Tracking Contract To BioTrackTHC

BioTrackTHC wins North Dakota mmj contract

NORTH DAKOTA: The North Dakota Department of Health, the government agency responsible for implementing the state’s voter-approved medical marijuana program, has awarded the contract to BioTrackTHC to develop and implement the state’s medical marijuana seed-to-sale traceability system.  The system will allow designated regulatory officials to enforce compliance across the state’s marijuana seed-to-sale supply chain, providing Read the full article…

CanopyBoulder Invests $180,000 In Cannabis Startups, Raises $2 Million For 2018 Fund

CanopyBoulder Announces New Class

Marijuana business accelerator and venture fund launches ninth cohort of ancillary cannabis companies  COLORADO: CanopyBoulder, Canopy’s seed-stage investment fund and business accelerator for companies developing ancillary products and services for the legal cannabis industry, is pleased to announce the launch of the Spring 2018 class. Six startups are enrolled in Canopy’s 16-week accelerator program.  These businesses Read the full article…

Tilray Signs LOI with Société des Alcools du Québec (SAQ) To Supply Province With Cannabis

Tilray Canada inks deal with SAQ

CANADA: Tilray, a global pioneer in cannabis cultivation, processing and distribution, has signed a Letter of Intent (LOI) with Société des alcools du Québec (SAQ) to supply the province of Quebec with high-quality cannabis products in anticipation of adult-use legalization later this year. “This LOI is another major milestone for us as we aim to build Read the full article…

CBD And Legal Cannabis Market On The Rise

CBD and Legal Cannabis Market On the Rise

NEW YORK: A recent report by Arcview Market Research indicates that consumer spending on legal cannabis in North America is outpacing previous estimates. The report projects that retail cannabis sales will grow 33% from 2016, to about $10 billion this year. The data published projects that by 2021 the legal cannabis market will reach a value of $24.5 billion and at Read the full article…

Tilray Announces Completion Of Series A Funding Round Led by Global Institutional Investors

Tilray closes Series A Round

C$60 million Series A financing will enable Tilray to increase production capacity and expand distribution in North America and Europe CANADA:  Tilray has announced the completion of its Series A funding round totaling C$60 million. The round was comprised of a group of leading global institutional investors. According to a company press release, Tilray will use Read the full article…

CCTV Expands Footprint, Programming Offerings Via GreenScreens Deal

The deal will leverage the executive staff and sales teams of both companies to manage the existing 10 states (WA,OR,CA,CO,NV,MI,MD,FL and AZ) and about 350 screens in those markets.

COLORADO:  GreenScreens, based in Boulder, Colorado, industry leaders for in-store information boards and California-based Cannabis Club TV, the only digital cannabis infotainment network backed by Tommy Chong, have entered into an agreement to combine resources providing cannabis dispensaries with a one-stop shop for digital footprint management. According to a joint press release, the new partnership Read the full article…

Legal Marijuana Makes Law Enforcement Communication Even More Important

Communicating with cops can be funny business

By Andrew Richards, CEO, Spire Secure Logistics The need for different law enforcement agencies to communicate clearly and quickly with each other is obvious to everyone. With a major change in the law, like the legalization of marijuana, the necessity of rapid and clear communication is increased. What happens when communication doesn’t happen? Back in Read the full article…

New Frontier Reports Legal Cannabis Sales On The Rise

Data also shows that support for cannabis legalization continues to rise. According to Gallup's latest poll in October, 64 percent of Americans support for legalizing cannabis, the highest level in nearly a half-century.

NEW YORK: The legal cannabis market was valued an estimated $6.6 billion in 2016 and is expected to reach more than $24 billion by 2025, at a compound annual growth rate of 16 percent during the forecast years According to a report from New Frontier Data. Accelerating pace of legalization for both medical and recreational cannabis in the U.S. is Read the full article…

Acorn Paper Creates New Division Targeting The Cannabis Industry

“Acorn Paper Cannabis Packaging chose to join MJBA, as our first professional trade association partnership, to augment the thought leadership MJBA has demonstrated over the past 6 years. Our goal is to help the cannabis industry understand the ways experts in brand marketing and  packaging can impact consumer sales and maximize effective fiscal management throughout the cannabis supply chain.”

CALIFORNIA: Acorn Paper has launched a new division to meet the paper, packaging, janitorial/sanitation and custom promotional needs of the Cannabis industry. Branded as Acorn Paper Cannabis Packaging (APCP), this division will address the entire cannabis supply chain to growers, manufacturers, distributors and consumer facing retail products. Acorn Paper is positioning itself to become a packaging industry Read the full article…