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Bart Schaneman

Bart has worked as a reporter and editor since 2003 for newspapers in California, Nebraska and South Korea. He has won several awards for his writing and photography, including a Nebraska Press Association award for in-depth coverage of an environmental fight over fracking wastewater.His work has appeared in The Week, the Washington Post, Salon and the Omaha World-Herald, among other publications.

Marijuana branding strategies do’s and don’ts

Branding in cannabis is infinitely more complicated than any other industry.

Cannabis consumers encompass a huge demographic spectrum. The types of products vary so much they overlap multiple industries and markets themselves.

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Three Nevada marijuana retailers accused of selling contaminated flower

Nevada regulators are investigating three recreational cannabis stores for selling tainted flower, part of a larger, ongoing problem for the state regarding testing of marijuana products. The state’s Cannabis Compliance Board (CCB) and the Department of Taxation told all Nevada cannabis retailers in March to stop selling Cherry OG F3 because the flower failed lab […]

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Cannabis edibles maker Medically Correct ends deal with Schwazze

Medically Correct, a longtime Denver-based marijuana edibles maker, announced it will not proceed with a proposed acquisition by Schwazze. It’s one of several such deals to fall apart in recent months for Schwazze, also based in Denver. “Our decision to terminate this acquisition comes as we shift our focus toward the development and national expansion […]

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Week in Review: Nevada’s tough cannabis compliance, Arizona’s fight over adult-use legalization, FDA’s CBD guidance & more

Nevada regulators came down hard on marijuana business CWNevada for a number of violations, stripping the company of 14 licenses for such issues as not paying taxes or complying with the state’s seed-to-sale tracking system. MJBizDaily takeaway: This severe punishment not only sent a harsh message to the owners of CWNevada but also to the […]

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Green Thumb sues Arkansas over medical cannabis licensing

Multistate marijuana company Green Thumb Industries’ division in Arkansas is suing the state for allowing a medical cannabis business there to receive a second MMJ dispensary license. According to, GTI Arkansas contends the language of Amendment 98 – which legalized MMJ sales in the state – stipulates that “no individual can own an interest […]

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California cannabis energy mandates add undue cost burden to growers

The California Energy Commission (CEC) is proposing new energy mandates that raise efficiency standards for indoor and greenhouse agriculture facilities by 75% virtually overnight, thus requiring farmers and horticulturists to use only the most expensive horticultural lights currently available.

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