Margaret Jackson


Livestreaming, digital ads help cannabis businesses keep their brands on consumers’ minds

Many marijuana brands have relied on in-store pop-ups and educating budtenders about their products to reach consumers. But as cannabis customers increasingly order products online for delivery or pickup – and with the expectation that these habits will persist after the coronavirus pandemic is under control – marijuana brands should consider more direct ways to reach […]

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Some cannabis businesses add employees, others mull layoffs in response to coronavirus crisis

Marijuana businesses navigating staffing issues during the COVID-19 outbreak are taking different tacks as they strive to keep employees and customers healthy and safe – while keeping close tabs on their companies’ bottom lines. Some businesses are seeing a spike in sales, but others are concerned about the economic and financial fallout from the coronavirus […]

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Marijuana retailers using drive-thru service to help limit contact with customers amid coronavirus

Some cannabis businesses are closing their doors – by choice or order – and they’re relying more on drive-thru windows as a way to better serve customers and avoid spreading coronavirus. It’s yet another example of how retailers are adapting to cope with the pandemic and keep their marijuana sales on track. Edgewater, Maryland-based Mana Supply Co., which […]

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Marijuana businesses pivot quickly to meet demand for home deliveries amid coronavirus worries

Cannabis companies that provide delivery services – including delivery operators and retailers – are seeing a deluge of orders as customers stock up on marijuana products in the wake of coronavirus pandemic concerns. At the same time, these companies are putting into place unprecedented measures to ensure their delivery drivers and customers stay healthy, ranging […]

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Cannabis edibles maker Wana Brands expands into Canada

One of the largest U.S. edibles makers, Colorado-based Wana Brands, has expanded into the Canadian market through a license agreement with Indiva Limited. Under terms of the agreement, London, Ontario-based Indiva will have the exclusive rights to produce and distribute Wana products in Canada. The expansion into Canada – Wana’s first market outside the United […]

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Coronavirus thwarts plans for SXSW, two more cannabis events

Three more cannabis-related conferences have been canceled or postponed, including this month’s massive South by Southwest (SXSW) event in Austin, Texas, because of the coronavirus outbreak. In addition to SXSW, which had a cannabis business track that included speakers from Marijuana Business Daily, the American Herbal Products Association (AHPA) postponed indefinitely the upcoming Hemp-CBD Supplement […]

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Marijuana retailers near Illinois borders benefit from out-of-state customers, offer warnings on crossing boundaries with MJ

Cannabis retailers in Illinois border towns are seeing strong sales to customers from neighboring states but are spending time and money training their employees to warn people that it is unlawful to transport marijuana across state lines. Illinois had a strong kickoff to its adult-use cannabis market, with recreational marijuana stores selling nearly $40 million […]

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