Acreage Holdings Closes $119 Million Private Round – Largest In U.S. Cannabis History

Acreage Holdings closes largest round in US Cannabis history

Company Announces Completion of Roll-up and Plans for Public Listing on Canadian Securities Exchange for Q3 2018 NEW YORK: Acreage Holdings, one of the United States’ largest vertically integrated multi-state cannabis operators,  announced it has successfully closed its Series E funding round. The Company secured $119 million of capital and concurrently completed the rollup of control Read the full article…

OLCC Commission Approves Rules on Revoking Marijuana Worker Permits and Harvest Notification

OLCC news

OREGON: The Oregon Liquor Control Commission today approved a rule permitting the agency to revoke the Marijuana Worker Permit of any permittee determined to be deliberately selling marijuana to a minor. The action adds to a series of steps taken by the Commission to prevent the sale of marijuana items to minors. The Commission also approved Read the full article…

MedMen Completes Strategic Investment In Lowell Herb Co.

Lowell Smokes sold in 250 top dispensaries across California

CALIFORNIA: MedMen Enterprises Inc  and The Hacienda Company announced today that MedMen has completed a strategic investment in The Hacienda Company, which owns Lowell Herb Co., a California-based cannabis brand known for its pack of pre-rolls called Lowell Smokes. Lowell Smokes has established itself as one of the strongest cannabis brand names in California founded on principles Read the full article…

Librede Receives Patent For Cannabidiolic Acid (CBDA) Production In Yeast

Librede Inc. Receives Patent for Cannabidiolic Acid (CBDA) Production in Yeast

CALIFORNIA: Librede, a leader in natural cannabinoid biosynthesis, has been granted a new patent for the production of cannabidiolic acid (CBDA) in microorganisms. The patent, Production of Cannabidiolic Acid in Yeast, describes the modification of yeast to produce CBDA from simple feedstocks such as sugar. CBDA is a naturally occurring cannabinoid found in hemp and cannabis Read the full article…

Vape Co. CEO: Trump’s Trade War Will Stifle The Cannabis Industry

Tariffs won’t bring back jobs to America

The 25% increase in tariffs impact on vaping & cannabis NEW YORK:  Today, The Blinc Group’s Co-CEO,  Arnaud Dumas de Rauly,  is testifying at The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) public hearings regarding proposed tariffs on approximately $16 billion worth of Chinese products. These proposed tariffs increases – including HTS No. 8543709930 and HTS Read the full article…

Sproutly Canada CEO Keith Dolo On Water-based Cannabinoid Technologies

The benefit of water-soluble cannabinoids is the quickened onset and offset times of cannabinoid ingestion while providing a higher level of control pertaining to dosage and duration.

CANADA:   Sproutly Canada Inc (CNSX:SPR) CEO Keith Dolo outlines how Sproutly’s development of water-based cannabinoid technologies, allowing the body to absorb THC and CBD compounds through water-solubility, rather than traditional oil based absorption. The benefit of water-soluble cannabinoids is the quickened onset and offset times of cannabinoid ingestion while providing a higher level of control Read the full article…

Fun With Fire: Blowing Glass At The Champs Trade Show In Las Vegas

Artists created glass art on the showroom floor of the Champs Trade Show.

NEVADA: Every cannabis connoisseur appreciates the value of good glassware.  Whether you were looking for classic beaker bongs, fancy bubblers, chillums, stones,  spoons, steamrollers, Gandolfs or Sherlocks — The Champs Show in Las Vegas had just the right pipe, plus lots of rolling papers, hemp wraps, rolling trays, vapes and novelties. Fun with fire.  The Read the full article…

FSD Pharma Inks Saskatchewan Wholesale Supply MOU With High Tide Ventures

FSD PHARMA ENTERS INTO SASKATCHEWAN WHOLESALE SUPPLY MOU OF UP TO 5,000 KILOGRAMS WITH HIGH TIDE VENTURES

CANADA: FSD Pharma this week announced that its wholly-owned subsidiary, FV Pharma Inc. has entered into a non-binding memorandum of understanding with High Tide Ventures Inc. (“High Tide”) dated July 18, 2018 to supply the Saskatchewan market on a wholesale basis with up to 5,000 kilograms of cannabis products over the next year when available. FSD Pharma is Read the full article…

The Blinc Group Enters Into Exclusive Distribution Agreement With Headies For Florida

Headies will have exclusive access to Puffmen’s portfolio for Florida

Headies will have exclusive access to Puffmen’s portfolio for Florida NEW YORK: The Blinc Group today announced that its customer in the vaping distribution industry, Headies Smoke Shops, has signed an agreement with Puffmen, to be the exclusive distributor in the State of Florida for its nicotine and cannabis vaping portfolio. Recognized as one of Read the full article…

MedMen Opens First Branded Store In Las Vegas

MedMen Las Vegas

CALIFORNIA: In classic Las Vegas fashion, with red-feathered showgirls and an Elvis impersonator entertaining the crowds, MedMen Enterprises opened its first branded store in the tourist mecca and entertainment capital of the world. Located at 823 3rd Street in the Arts District and near the Fremont Street Experience, MedMen Downtown Las Vegas is the Company’s 14th store nationwide. MedMen has Read the full article…