USDA To Present At Oregon Hemp & CBD Connex Conference

OREGON: The HEMP & CBD CONNEX CONFERENCE will take place January 29-30, 2020 at the Portland Expo.  GROWING HEMP IS NOT THE “FIELD OF DREAMS” What you need to know before you grow: From seed to harvest to shelf, invest in two days in educating yourself in all aspects of the industry. When the farm bill passed in Read the full article…

Oregon: OLCC Issues Marijuana Product Recall

Winberry Farms Sweet Leaf Blend Pre-rolls Failed Pesticide Test  Portland, OR — The Oregon Liquor Control Commission is issuing an immediate health and safety advisory due to the identification of potentially unsafe pesticide residue on plant material used in a packaged retail marijuana product.  The product in question was cultivated by licensed marijuana producer Ard Ri and packaged Read the full article…

Global Cannabis Sales Grow 48% To $15 Billion In 2019

COLORADO: Global cannabis sales rose 48% to $15 billion in 2019, driven by growth in sales in Canada and seven U.S. states that saw sales more than double. Continued consumer adoption in maturing markets such as Colorado and new adult-use markets including Massachusetts contributed to 45% growth in adult-use sales to $8.9 billion. However, medical-only states Read the full article…

Ohio Board Of Pharmacy Awards Second Dispensary Certificate Of Operation In Newark

OHIO: The State of Ohio Board of Pharmacy today awarded a Dispensary Certificate of Operation to Ohio Grown Therapies, located at 1246 N. 21st St., Newark. The Board has now issued 48 Dispensary Certificates of Operation. The interactive map of Dispensaries with Certificates of Operation will be updated within two business days.

Industries Booming Since Marijuana Legalization

The marijuana industry has been growing steadily since its legalization in the United States, with more than 75% increase in sales, and contributing greatly to the economy of this nation. To date 11 states have legalized marijuana for recreational use and other 33 have authorized cannabis for medicinal use. Legalization has seen the creation of a diverse range of companies Read the full article…

Tilray Expands Global Leadership Team With New COO And CFO

CANADA: Tilray, a global pioneer in cannabis production, research, cultivation, and distribution, announces the expansion of its global senior leadership team with two strategic hires: Jon Levin as Chief Operating Officer, who was formerly with Revlon, and Michael Kruteck as Chief Financial Officer, who was formerly with Molson Coors and Pharmaca. Mr. Kruteck’s appointment will be Read the full article…

Hightimes Holding Corp. Names Former Overstock.com President As New CEO

CALIFORNIA: Hightimes Holding Corp., the owner of the most well-known brand in Cannabis, today announced the naming of Stormy Simon, former President of Overstock.com, Inc., as its new Chief Executive Officer. The move comes as the company prepares to develop its physical and virtual distribution businesses. Having spent the last year acquiring Cannabis media publications and Read the full article…

FSD Pharma To Begin Trading On The NASDAQ Capital Market Under Symbol ‘HUGE’ January 9, 2020

CANADA: FSD Pharma Inc. today announced that its Class B Subordinate Voting Shares (the “Shares”) have been approved for listing on the NASDAQ Capital Market under the symbol ‘HUGE’. Trading on the NASDAQ is expected to commence at market open on Thursday, January 9, 2020. The Company’s Shares will continue to be listed on the Canadian Read the full article…

Cresco Labs Makes History On January 1st With First Sale Of Adult-Use Cannabis In Illinois

ILLINOIS: Cresco Labs, one of the largest vertically integrated multistate cannabis operators in the United States, announced today that the Company served 3,145 people on New Year’s Day at its five Sunnyside* Dispensaries located in Lakeview, Elmwood Park, Champaign, Buffalo Grove and Rockford, Illinois. Sunnyside* also sold 9,258 cannabis products, including Cresco’s house of brands and Read the full article…

WSLCB Issues Emergency License Suspension For Herban Legends In Seattle

WASHINGTON: The Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board (WSLCB) issued an emergency suspension and revocation of marijuana retailer “Herban Legends,” License No. 420291, located at 55 Bell St. Suite 100, Seattle, WA 98121. The licensee has held a marijuana retail license since February 2016. This emergency suspension follows complaints from employees, vendors, nearby businesses and Read the full article…