Marketing Thru Marijuana: Differentiate or Die

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This is the year that hippie cannabis dies. Woodstock is 50, and has just licensed its name to mega-retailer MedMen.  Hemp is newly de-scheduled and igniting the imaginations of farmers and investors excited about the global opportunity.  Pot Culture has become Pop Culture as legalization has spread coast-to-coast and pushed marijuana into the mainstream. For grassroots marketers who Read the full article…

The Industries Most Impacted By The Legalization Of Cannabis

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By Trevor McDonald For an industry that’s still relatively new, we’ve seen some amazing success stories come directly from cannabis sales. In states like Colorado, marijuana is surpassing alcohol in tax revenue, which helps funnel funding to schools and other important programs. But legalized marijuana also has a broader impact. Its effects can be felt Read the full article…

The Wink In Weed: Why Seattle Hempfest Is Still Worth Supporting

“There’s nothing in I-502 that allows a community to opt out,” Washington state Liquor Control Board spokesman Brian Smith said. If a marijuana retailer meets the state’s requirement for a license then it will be granted.

By David Rheins It’s been five years since Washington opened its legal cannabis marketplace, and today adult consumers in the Evergreen state have an abundance of high-quality, legal weed available in an impressive array of product configurations at affordable prices. Seattle Hempfest, taking place this week along the gorgeous Puget Sound, is the nation’s oldest and largest Read the full article…

Constellation Brands To Invest $4 Billion USD In Canopy Growth

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Expands Strategic Partnership to Accelerate Canopy Growth’s Global Expansion Plans  CANADA: Constellation Brands, a leading beverage alcohol company, and Canopy Growth, a leading diversified cannabis company have announced a significant expansion of their strategic partnership to position Canopy Growth as the global leader in cannabis production, branding, intellectual property and retailing. Constellation Brands will increase its ownership Read the full article…

Molson Coors Canada and HEXO Announce Agreement to Create JV Focused On Cannabis-Infused Beverages

Molson Coors Canada and HEXO Announce Agreement to Create Joint Venture Focused on Non-Alcoholic, Cannabis-Infused Beverages for the Canadian Market

CANADA: Molson Coors Canada, the Canadian business unit of Molson Coors Brewing Company, and leading Canadian cannabis producer, The Hydropothecary Corporation (HEXO), are pleased to announce that they have entered into a definitive agreement to form a joint venture to pursue opportunities to develop non-alcoholic, cannabis-infused beverages for the Canadian market following legalization. The joint venture Read the full article…

WinkInWeed: MJNN’s Exclusive Interview With WSWA EVP Dawson Hobbs

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By David Rheins The Wine & Spirits Wholesalers of America (WSWA) founded in 1943, has nearly 400 member companies in 50 states and the District of Columbia. It’s members distribute more than 80 percent of all wines and spirits sold at wholesale in the United States.  The association made news this week by endorsing the Legalization Read the full article…