The 7th CannaGrow Expo Is Headed To Palm Springs, CA May 19-20

The 7th CannaGrow Expo
May 19 + 20, 2018 • Palm Springs, CA

CALIFORNIA: The 7th CannaGrow Expo will be hosted May 19-20, 2018 at the Palm Springs Convention Center & Renaissance Hotel. The CannaGrow Expo is a two-day educational event dedicated to the art & science of cannabis cultivation and extraction. Designed to provide cannabis growers and extractors from around the world an opportunity to network, share strategies, learn from Read the full article…

Washington State By The Numbers

LCB Leaf Data

WASHINGTON: The Washington State Liquor and Cannabis board have released the most recent statistics from Leaf Data Systems, detailing all commercial activity for the time period between February 1, 2018 and April 26, 2018. Washington consumers purchased more than half a billion dollars of legal cannabis during the 90-day period, making nearly 13 million purchases.  

Green With Envy: Why the Biggest Battleground for the Beverage Industry Will be in Cannabis

Infused beverages represent a growth segment of the canna economy

ILLINOIS: Legal cannabis provides a valuable opportunity to reshape the consumer beverage industry, according to Cannabiz Consumer Group (C2G). Today, beverages generate nearly $1.5 trillion annually for the US economy. Manufacturers profiting from increasing demand for beverages that are healthier alternatives to traditional sodas and sugary drinks, while delivering unique flavors and experiences. Coupled with ample Read the full article…

Zenabis Receives Cannabis Plant Sales License

This amended license brings the Company one step closer to increasing its global presence as the prominent industry leader in cannabis innovation, production, and distribution of high-demand cannabis strains.

CANADA: Zenabis, a licensed producer, has announced that Health Canada has issued an amendment to its Producer’s License. Zenabis is now eligible to sell clones to other licensed producers under current Access to Cannabis for Medical Purposes Regulations (ACMPR). The amended license also opens the door for the Company to meet national demand for high-quality cannabis. Read the full article…

INDIVA and Bhang Corporation Create Canadian and International Joint Venture

ancing includes a new USD $8 million Series A, led by Serruya Private Equity, The Delavaco Group and Cresco Capital with early participation by Donald Glover

CANADA: INDIVA Limited has announced a 50/50 joint venture with, and a USD $1 million investment into, Bhang Corporation, an award-winning licensor of cannabis and CBD edibles and concentrates. The joint venture, which is managed by INDIVA, has exclusive rights to manufacture and sell Bhang products in Canada and the right to export those products internationally. Bhang is an intellectual Read the full article…

Cannabis Marketing — Not Just Blowing Smoke

In the world of ‘Fake News’ real voices do matter. And the story of a person using cannabis to manage a medical condition moves the discussion beyond stoner jokes.

By Kerri Accardi Turn on the TV at home, listen to the radio in the car, or surf the internet anywhere and you will be feed a steady diet of drug ads. Some are so frequent that you can recite the side effects by heart. But where are the cannabis ads? Why aren’t legal cannabis 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…

Average Marijuana Consumer Will Spend $146 to Celebrate 4/20 This Year

Between the product itself, food munchies, and paraphernalia, the average 4/20 consumer is expected to spend $146.12 this Friday, with $71.35 of that going toward the actual product

By Mike Brown Marijuana has become relatively mainstream in American society today. And on no day is pot bigger than on April 20, commonly referred to as “4/20.” ​For marijuana consumers, 4/20 is akin to Christmas, Thanksgiving, and the Fourth of July all rolled up into one big holiday. Similar to how the holiday season Read the full article…

Cannabis Industry Needs To Know Packaging Laws

cannabis industry supply chain

CALIFORNIA: A leading expert has warned the fledgling Californian Cannabis industry that businesses could soon face heavy fines for breaking new laws they don’t fully understand. Brad Davis, Product Category Manager of Acorn Paper Cannabis Packaging, has warned that Proposition 65 has effectively changed the regulations already. As the legal cannabis industry is in a Read the full article…

Canadian Provincial Government Taps Spire Secure Logistics

The Company will be working with the provincial government to implement program system protocols for both retail and online sales of cannabis, focusing on the prevention of organized crime infiltration and black market diversion.

CANADA: Vancouver-based Friday Night Inc. announced today that its subsidiary, Spire Secure Logistics, is providing strategic advice and expertise to a Canadian provincial government for the design and implementation of security programs and infrastructure for the legal distribution and sale of cannabis. Spire is a leading provider of security consultation for the legal cannabis industry Read the full article…