Cresco Labs Opens Third Pittsburgh Area Dispensary

cresco opens new CY+ store

PENNSYLVANIA: Cresco Labs, one of the largest vertically integrated multi-state cannabis operators in the United States, has announced the opening of a CY+ dispensary in New Kensington, Pennsylvania. To commemorate the opening, Cresco welcomed Pennsylvania Lieutenant Governor John Fetterman to cut the ceremonial ribbon and to speak about the opioid crisis plaguing the state and Cresco’s Read the full article…

Cresco Labs Acquires And Opens Hope Heal Health Dispensary In Bristol County, Massachusetts

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ILLINOIS: Cresco Labs, one of the largest vertically integrated multi-state cannabis operators in the United States, today announced the opening of the Hope Heal Health Dispensary (HHH) in Fall River, Bristol County, Massachusetts. Cresco Labs entered in to a definitive merger agreement with HHH for its Massachusetts cultivation, manufacturing, processing, and dispensary operations at the end Read the full article…

Cresco Labs’ Dispensary Launches Newly Enacted Illinois Opioid Alternative Pilot Program

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ILLINOIS: Cresco Labs, one of the largest vertically integrated multi-state cannabis operators in the United States, announced that the Company’s FloraMedex dispensary launched Illinois’ Opioid Alternative Pilot Program (OAPP) today vastly expanding the population of Illinois patients who can access medical cannabis in place of pharmaceutical opioid medications. Under this new program, patients with doctor approval Read the full article…

Harborside Strikes Back, Wins Big In Tax Court

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U.S. Tax Court Declines to Issue Penalties in Harborside 280E Case, Saving Industry Tens of Millions CALIFORNIA: In a historic landmark decision that will save Harborside and the legal cannabis industry millions of dollars, the U.S. Tax Court has ruled that the California dispensary is not liable for accuracy-related 280E penalties. 280E is a tax code provision Read the full article…

MedMen Signs Definitive Agreement For The Acquisition Of PharmaCann

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CALIFORNIA: MedMen Enterprises and Chicago-based PharmaCann announce that they have entered into a definitive business combination agreement pursuant to which MedMen and PharmaCann will combine their respective businesses. Under the Business Combination Agreement, a newly formed holding company (“New MedMen”) will acquire (a) all of the securities of PharmaCann in exchange for subordinate voting shares of New Read the full article…

FSD Pharma Announces Strategic Investment In Toronto’s Huge Shops

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FSD Pharma Announces Strategic Investment in Huge Shops CANADA: FSD Pharma has completed a strategic investment of $1.3 million or just under 9.9% in Huge Shops, a Toronto-based cannabis retailer. Huge Shops has a strategic alliance with Chairman’s Brands, parent company of Coffee Time, a well-established operator of retail coffee shops with more than 75 locations in Read the full article…

BEYOND / HELLO Wins 9 New Dispensary Permits For Phase II Of Pennsylvania Medical Marijuana Program

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First State-Approved Center City Philadelphia Medical Marijuana Dispensary To Open In January 2019 PENNSYLVANIA:BEYOND / HELLO, a leading cannabis dispensary company focused on bringing the best personalized treatments and products to customers, has been issued nine new permits in the Phase II of the Pennsylvania Medical Marijuana Program, bringing its state-total to 12 dispensary permits. New state permits Read the full article…

Have A Heart Makes Its Debut In Iowa With Two New Medical Cannabis Dispensaries

Have A Heart Expands To Iowa

Cannabis retailer arrives in the quad city with grand openings in Council Bluffs and Davenport IOWA: This weekend, Have a Heart celebrates the grand openings of its first stores in Iowa. The company will bring its deep expertise in the medical cannabis industry to the Council Bluffs and Davenport communities. “We started as a medical dispensary many Read the full article…

Man On Weed: Phish And NuLeaf In Las Vegas

NuLeaf Las Vegas

By Larry Reed, Man on Weed My journey led me to the MGM Grand for the Phish Halloween run.  Since ‘94 it’s always been on my radar to attend this annual event.  That the band was playing in the legal cannabis state of Nevada, gave even more cause for celebration. Marijuana unlocks the magic of Read the full article…

MedMen Expands Its Presence in Arizona

Level Up Scottsdale

Acquisition of Vertically-Integrated Operator Adds to MedMen’s Growing Footprint in One of the Top Medical Marijuana Markets in the U.S. CALIFORNIA: MedMen Enterprises has announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire control of Kannaboost Technology Inc. and CSI Solutions LLC, collectively referred to as “Level Up,” in a cash and stock transaction valued at $33,000,000. Read the full article…