MedPharm Awarded Colorado’s First Cannabis Research License

“Our recent review of our strains shows a very rare and unique cannabinoid that we originally dismissed as interference. We were able to identify the cannabinoid and see its molecular structure, which is exciting”

COLORADO:  MedPharm, a leading medical cannabis grow, R&D laboratory and compounding facility, announced today that it has been awarded the first cannabis research license by the state of Colorado. To get the license, the state looked at the applicant’s capabilities to successfully develop and conduct research. The cannabis research license was created by the state to Read the full article…

Colorado: Retail Marijuana Sales Not Associated With Increased Youth Access Or Use

Colorado: Retail Marijuana Sales Not Associated With Increased Youth Access Or Use

COLORADO:  The establishment of retail cannabis sales for adults is not associated with either increased marijuana access or use by young people, according to data published online in the journal Prevention Science. A team of investigators with the University of Colorado, School of Public Health assessed marijuana use trends among a representative sample of Colorado high-school students for Read the full article…

Study: History Of Cannabis Use Associated With Increased Survival Rates Among Heart Attack Patients

marijuana is associated with improved short-term outcomes following AMI

COLORADO: Heart attack patients with a history of marijuana use are less likely to die during hospitalization as compared to those who test negative for the substance, according to data published in the journal PLOS One. Investigators with the University of Colorado compared the hospital records of over 3,800 heart-attack patients who acknowledged having consumed cannabis or had tested Read the full article…

Medicine Man Technologies Inks Licensing Agreement With Canada House Wellness Group

Medicine Man Technologies Enters into an Exclusive Licensing Agreement for Future Canadian Based Deployment

COLORADO: Medicine Man Technologies has announced an exclusive licensing agreement with Canada House Wellness Group, through itswholly owned subsidiary Abba Medix Corp., for deployment of its intellectual property and product lines (Three a Light™, Success Nutrients™, General Intellectual Property) into the Canadian marketplace. The licensing agreement calls for an initial payment of $4.65M (CAD) in the form Read the full article…

The Sprinkles Of Cannabis Offers Consumers A New Kind Of Edible ~ Cupcakes

Jade & Jane take cupcakes to a new level

COLORADO:  Cannabis cupcake company, Jade & Jane, broadens consumer’s choices in the edibles market with recent introduction of single serving, recreational 10mg THC-infused cupcakes. Jade & Jane’s products are available to retail customers through licensed Colorado recreational dispensaries. Wholesale dispensary customers may contact Jade & Jane to place orders. Ordering through LeafLink is coming soon. Started in 2016, Read the full article…

CanPay Expands Services To Include Cannabis Ecommerce

debit payment solution now available in 120 retail locations across 14 states

Debit Payment Solution Now Available in 120 Retail Locations Across 14 States COLORADO: CanPay, a leading debit payment solution for the cannabis industry, has begun offering ecommerce payment solutions.  In addition to expanding payments online, CanPay has doubled the number of states it operates to 14, including: New York, Pennsylvania, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Michigan and New Mexico. Read the full article…

Organa Brands First Cannabis Company To Be Named Top Workplace By The Denver Post

“Becoming a Top Workplace isn’t something organizations can buy”

COLORADO: Organa Brands, the world’s leading cannabis distributor, has been named a 2018 Top Workplace by The Denver Post. Organa Brands is deeply humbled to be the first cannabis company to have received this honor. “We are extremely proud of the culture we have built at Organa Brands, and that culture is reflected in this award,” said Read the full article…

Marijuana Refinery Sues Boulder-Based Wana Brands Alleging $5 Million in Damages Following Failed Merger

LP's lawsuit says merger discussions ended in December 2017 after its sales allegedly plummeted and several LP employees resigned allegedly in anticipation of the merger.

COLORADO: A Colorado marijuana refinery, LP Capital LLC (LP), has sued Mountain High Products, which does business as Wana Brands, an edibles company, and the edible maker’s CEO following a failed merger. The refinery’s lawsuit (District Court, Boulder County, 2018CV30336) seeks monetary damages, to enjoin Wana from using and continuing to use certain business information learned during Read the full article…

Wurk Raises $3.2 Million In Bridge Funding Round

The company, which helps cannabis companies manage payroll, human resources, timekeeping, scheduling and tax compliance, streamlines operations and minimizes compliance risks in the ever-changing cannabis regulatory environment.

COLORADO: Wurk, the workforce management company for the cannabis industry, has raised $3.2 million in a bridge funding round, with participation from both new and returning investors, including Poseidon Asset Management, which led the round, as well as Phyto Partners, Altitude Investment Partners, Arcview Investor Network and Arcadian Fund. According to a company press release, Wurk will utilize the new Read the full article…

Creator Of Blue Moon Plans Cannabis-Infused Craft Beer

CREATOR OF BLUE MOON SETS SIGHTS ON CANNABIS-INFUSED CRAFT BEER

COLORADO: When Keith Villa, Ph.D., the creator and head brewmaster of Blue Moon Brewing Company, announced his retirement from MolsonCoors in January 2018 after 32 years of service, he hinted about plans to create a new beverage product with “cutting edge” ingredients. Those plans are now coming to fruition with the official launch of CERIA™ Read the full article…