Tilray To Acquire Manitoba Harvest, The World’s Largest Hemp Food Company

Manitoba Harvest Hemp Hearts

Acquisition unites cannabis pioneer with leading natural food CPG company to create hemp and CBD-infused food and wellness products for North America CANADA: Tilray, a global leader in cannabis research, cultivation, production and distribution, has announced it has entered into a definitive agreement pursuant to which Tilray will acquire all of the issued and outstanding securities Read the full article…

Flow Kana Raises $125 Million To Build Largest Sustainable Cannabis Supply Chain

Flow Kana

Cannabis Industry’s Largest Private Round to Date Helps Drive Adoption of Sustainable Agricultural Model Structured Around Decentralized Small Farms CALIFORNIA: Flow Kana, the leading sustainable supply chain company and distributor of sungrown cannabis products and services, today announced the completion of a $125 million round of financing – the nation’s largest private funding round for Read the full article…

PanXchange Launches Industrial Hemp Pricing

PanXchange

COLORADO: PanXchange, a Denver-based OTC physical commodity exchange and price reporting provider, today successfully launched its industrial hemp indices, becoming the first company to offer such pricing data to the market. PanXchange now delivers spot market pricing to its members, publishing on a monthly basis, and plans to launch trading capabilities in Q3 of this Read the full article…

Sproutly Signs LOI With Largest Caribbean Medical Cannabis Producer To Sell Infused Beverages And Oil

Global Canna Labs

CANADA: Sproutly Canada has entered into a letter of intent with Global Canna Labs Limited, the Caribbean’s largest medical cannabis producer, to establish a joint venture for the purpose of developing, producing, distributing, marketing and selling cannabis infused beverages, edibles and topical products derived from Sproutly’s fully licensed, APP Technology. “Partnering with Global Canna Labs on this Read the full article…

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…

Minority-Focused Cannabis Business Accelerator Accepts Its Inaugural Round Of Applicants

Sira Accelerator

First participants made up exclusively of women, economic empowerment, and minority owned small businesses. MASSACHUSETTS: Sira Naturals, a Massachusetts-based registered marijuana dispensary (RMD) group, has accepted the inaugural class of applicants into the Sira Accelerator program, its small-business accelerator designed to help entrepreneurs navigate and succeed within the emerging regulated cannabis industry. From an initial response of more Read the full article…

MedMen Acquires Monarch Wellness; Expands Reach Into Arizona Medical Marijuana Market

MedMen Acquires Monarch Wellness

CALIFORNIA: MedMen Enterprises  announced that it has signed a definitive agreement with WhiteStar Solutions to acquire control of Monarch, a Scottsdale, Arizona-based licensed medical cannabis license holder with dispensary, cultivation and processing operations through the acquisition of Omaha Management Services, LLC. In addition, MedMen will acquire from WhiteStar their exclusive co-manufacturing and licensing agreements with Kiva, Mirth Read the full article…

Mentor Capital Upgraded To OTCQX Best Market

Marijuana and Cannabis M&A Company Trades on Top OTC Market Tier

CALIFORNIA: Mentor Capital, an M&A and funding provider for the cannabis and medical marijuana sector, will start to trade on the OTCQX Best Market effective today. Mentor joins more than twenty companies during 2018 that have upgraded to OTCQX from the OTCQB® Venture Market, according to OTC Markets Group, Inc. U.S. investors can find current financial disclosure Read the full article…

New DNA Test Determines Cannabis Compatibility

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Endocanna Health Creates New Paradigm of Personalized Medicine Connecting Human DNA with Cannabis Genetic Profiles CALIFORNIA: Endocanna Health this week launches its “Cannabinoid DNA Variant Test”  — billed as the most comprehensive personalized cannabis DNA test available on the market today. Developed by a team of renowned scientists at Endocanna Heath, a biotechnology research company, this direct-to-consumer DNA 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…