Cannabis Industry Needs More Budtenders

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The Cannabis industry is thriving right now, as more and more states legalize the natural drug for medical consumption and recreational use. The industry is worth an astonishing $50 billion dollars and one of the most in demand positions is what’s known as the budtender. Budtender’s are the front of house staff, the first people Read the full article…

House Financial Services Committee Passes SAFE Banking Act

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DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA: Today, the House Financial Services Committee voted 45 to 15 to pass H.R. 1595, the Secure and Fair Enforcement (SAFE) Banking Act of 2019. Authored by U.S. Reps. Ed Perlmutter (D-CO-07) and Denny Heck (D-WA-10) and cosponsored by Reps. Warren Davidson (R-OH-08) and Steve Stivers (R-OH-15). The bill allows marijuana-related businesses in states with existing Read the full article…

Weekend Unlimited Concept Store To Open In California

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Retail Store Will Include Weekend Live Lounge & Event Space NEW YORK: Weekend Unlimited Inc. announces that it has secured a retail location in Long Beach, California to launch the company’s first US concept store. “It is essential to our growth plan that we establish multiple touch points for our offerings and one of those is at Read the full article…

WSDA Releases Updated List Of Pesticides Allowed For Use In Marijuana Production

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WASHINGTON: The Washington State Department of Agriculture (WSDA) has recently updated the list of pesticides that are allowed for use in marijuana production in Washington State, based on criteria previously established by WSDA. The WSDA has added 12 pesticides to the list of allowable products, and has removed 15 pesticides because the registrations for their Read the full article…

Cresco Labs Enters Florida – Will Have Access to 65% Of The Total Addressable U.S. Cannabis Market

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ILLINOIS: Cresco Labs Inc., one of the largest vertically integrated multi-state cannabis operators in the United States, today announced that it is entering the Florida market through the signing of a letter agreement to acquire the ownership interests or assets of VidaCann Ltd. and/or affiliated entities, one of the largest and most advanced providers of medical Read the full article…

TILT Begins Trading On OTCQB Venture Market

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MASSACHUSETTS: TILT Holdings Inc., a leading provider of products and services to businesses operating in the cannabis industry, announced that TILT’s common shares have been approved to begin trading on the OTCQB Venture Market, effective immediately. OTCQB is considered by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) as an “established public market” for the purpose of Read the full article…

Harvest Health & Recreation To Acquire Verano, Creating One Of The Largest U.S. Multi-State Cannabis Operators

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ILLINOIS: Harvest Health & Recreation, a vertically integrated cannabis company with one of the largest footprints in the U.S., is pleased to announce that it has entered into a binding agreement to acquire Verano Holdings, an arm’s length third party, one of the largest privately held multi-state, vertically integrated licensed operators of cannabis facilities, in an all-stock transaction Read the full article…

420MEDIA Trailblazers In Cannabis: Edmund M. DeVeaux, Burton Trent Public Affairs

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Digital marketing agency 420MEDIA and the Marijuana Business Association (MJBA) have joined forces to create a series highlighting entrepreneurs trailblazing the cannabis scene. Each week, we’ll profile a noteworthy business pioneer, and ask each 5 questions. This week’s featured trailblazer is Edmund M. DeVeaux, Executive Vice President/Member at Burton Trent Public Affairs LLC, and Policy Advisor of the Read the full article…

Latest Research On Blockchain In The Legal Cannabis Supply Chain Highlighted At SXSW

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Blockchain in Legal Cannabis: Weeding Out Supply Chain Inefficiencies is latest addition to research firms’ eBook series TEXAS: Worldwide spending on legal cannabis is growing rapidly, but the market will not realize its full potential without efficient supply chains to deliver an expanding array of products. Blockchain technology could address this issue by providing greater Read the full article…

Altria Becomes Largest Shareholder in Cronos Group, A Leading Global Cannabinoid Company

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VIRGINIA: Altria announced the completion of its approximately USD $1.8 billion (CAD $2.4 billion) investment in Cronos Group, a leading global cannabinoid company, following receipt of shareholder and Canadian regulatory approvals. Altria’s investment represents an approximate 45% economic and voting interest in Cronos Group with a warrant to acquire additional ownership at a price of CAD $19.00 Read the full article…