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Lisa Bernard-Kuhn

Lisa is an award-winning business reporter specializing in finance and public companies in the cannabis industry for Marijuana Business Daily. Previously, she worked as an investigative reporter at WCPO-9, an affiliate of the ABC network. She has extensive business reporting experience, covering public companies, real estate and health care for newspapers including The Cincinnati Enquirer and Dayton Daily News. Her work has garnered several awards from the Associated Press, Cleveland Press Club and Society of Professional Journalists. She is based in Cincinnati, Ohio.

Cannabis firm Harvest Health posts spike in Q4, full-year revenue

Arizona-based Harvest Health & Recreation’s revenue more than doubled during its fourth quarter and fiscal 2018 as the multistate marijuana company continued to expand its retail and wholesale footprint and predicted further expansion this year through acquisitions. Despite the sales gains, the company recorded a net loss for the quarter of $71.1 million – which […]

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Marijuana firm Trulieve posts massive Q4 net income and revenue gains

Trulieve Cannabis Corp. posted massive fourth-quarter revenue for 2018 and net income gains fueled by the multistate operator’s market-leading position in Florida, the company said in an earnings release. Trulieve reported fourth-quarter revenue of $35.9 million, up from $28.3 million for the same quarter in 2017. Full-year revenues grew to $102.8 million – an increase […]

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Cronos Group reports boosted cannabis revenue but wider losses in Q4

Cronos Group, a Toronto-based licensed cannabis party, posted sizable fourth-quarter revenue, the company said in an earnings report Tuesday, but its net loss for the period grew sharply – fueled in large part by financial reporting requirements. Cronos reported fourth-quarter revenue of 5.6 million Canadian dollars ($4.2 million) for the period ended Dec. 31, 2018, up nearly 250% […]

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Boston-based marijuana firm Ascend Wellness closes $40 million funding round

Boston-based cannabis company Ascend Wellness has closed a $40 million funding round – capital the firm plans to use to build out its multistate footprint. Poseidon Asset Management, Salveo Capital, JM10 Partners and Shire Capital Advisors led the funding round. Ascend has licenses in three states: Illinois, Massachusetts and Michigan. More details on the funding […]

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Acreage inks $160 million acquisition of Oregon cannabis firm

Acreage Holdings has inked a $160 million deal to acquire Form Factory, a Portland, Oregon-based marijuana infused edibles manufacturer and distributor. The all-stock deal will boost Acreage’s footprint from 18 to 19 states and position the firm as a multistate consumer packaged goods firm, said George Allen, president of the New York-based company (CSE: ACRG.U). […]

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Aphria fallout: 5 takeaways on the report that sent this cannabis stock plunging

The blows to Aphria’s stock continued Wednesday as the Canadian cannabis giant’s share price tumbled in the wake of a scathing short-seller report. Aphria’s stock (Nasdaq: APHA) closed Wednesday at $4.51 – down more than 25% for the day. The company has been on the defensive since Monday, refuting claims lobbed by short sellers Quintessential […]

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L.A.-based marijuana firm OG DNA Genetics inks $35 million raise

OG DNA Genetics of Los Angeles has raised a total of $35 million through two initial equity financing deals. The company said it plans to use the proceeds to expand its operations in California, where it manufactures and distributes its branded DNA indoor-grown flower, pre-rolled joints, vaporizer cartridges and concentrates. More details about the funding […]

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Multistate cannabis firm Cresco Labs launches trading on CSE

Chicago-based Cresco Labs began trading Monday on the Canadian Securities Exchange, adding its name to the rapidly growing list of U.S.-based firms that are going public in Canada. Here’s what you need to know: Cresco Labs will trade on the CSE under the ticker symbol CL. Shares of the multistate marijuana company opened at 8 Canadian […]

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