Solomon Israel


Thrive Cannabis launching Canada’s first farm-gate store in Ontario

Privately-held cannabis producer Thrive Cannabis says an upcoming retail store at its indoor and outdoor production site in Jarvis, Ontario, will be the first farm-gate cannabis store in the province and, by extension, all of Canada. Thrive received its Retail Store Authorization (RSA), which is required to open a legal cannabis store in Ontario, late […]

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Ontario overtakes Alberta to lead Canada in legal cannabis stores

Canada’s most populous province, Ontario, has finally surpassed Alberta in terms of the number of licensed cannabis stores that are open for business. Despite the milestone, Ontario has a long way to go before it’s close to being saturated, experts say. Ontario had 613 open cannabis stores as of Monday, according to the Ontario Cannabis […]

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Arizona issues 13 new adult-use cannabis store licenses in rural counties

The Arizona Department of Health Services awarded 13 new adult-use cannabis retail licenses across eight rural counties, signaling further growth of the state’s new recreational cannabis market. None of the new licensees were operating as of Monday, according to a list provided by the health department to Marijuana Business Daily. The new Arizona licenses were […]

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Quebec ban on selling cannabis ‘associated’ items contested in court

A cannabis accessory and lifestyle retailer in Quebec has taken the provincial government to court over a law that prevents it from selling many items associated with cannabis. The court case brought by Prohibition was heard in the Superior Court of Quebec last week. Prohibition, which does not sell cannabis, is a head shop and […]

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LivWell running Colorado’s first-ever marijuana retail ads on TV, report says

Marijuana retailer LivWell Enlightened Health is running a television advertisement on Denver NBC affiliate KUSA, marking a key step toward cannabis promotions in mainstream media. The commercial is a first for Colorado, according to the Denver Business Journal. “We’ve been interested in getting our brand awareness in traditional media since Day 1,” LivWell CEO Michael […]

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Curaleaf medical marijuana workers in Massachusetts unionize

Employees of a Curaleaf medical marijuana dispensary in Hanover, Massachusetts, voted in favor of joining the United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW) Local Union 328. “The workers wanted to address issues related to the pandemic as well as other issues such as low pay and unfair discipline,” the UFCW noted in a news release. The […]

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Cannabis producer Tilray postpones shareholder vote on Aphria merger

Canadian cannabis producer Tilray postponed a special shareholder meeting to vote on its proposed mega-merger with Aphria. The meeting, which was originally scheduled for Friday, will now be held two weeks later, on April 30. Tilray offered little explanation for the last-minute postponement in a news release issued Thursday, except to say the delay will […]

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MJBizCon wins awards for growth from Trade Show Executive

Marijuana Business Daily‘s flagship cannabis industry event, MJBizCon, has won two awards from trade show industry publication Trade Show Executive (TSE). MJBizCon was awarded TSE’s Gold 100 Grand Awards for: The Fastest-Growing Gold 100 Show in Net Square Feet in 2019 based on percentage growth. The Fastest-Growing Gold 100 Show in 2019 based on “blended […]

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Growth in Canadian outdoor cannabis grow licenses continues despite high-profile exits

More and more Canadian cannabis growers have taken to the great outdoors over the past year, seeking fresh air and sunshine for their crops despite some high-profile pullbacks from open-air cultivation. Figures provided by federal cannabis regulator Health Canada now show at least 110 outdoor marijuana cultivation licensees across the country, up from 42 a […]

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Georgia lawmakers pass bill to open 30 medical marijuana oil dispensaries

Legislators in Georgia passed a bill that could pave the way for up to 30 medical marijuana oil dispensaries to open in the state, although the law is still awaiting approval from Republican Gov. Brian Kemp. Senate Bill 195 passed through Georgia’s Senate by a vote of 43-9 and through the House by 164-2 before […]

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Cannabis retailer High Tide files CA$100 million shelf prospectus

Canadian cannabis retail chain High Tide filed a preliminary short form base shelf prospectus in order to raise up to 100 million Canadian dollars ($80 million) over a 25-month period. After the prospectus is finalized, High Tide may issue securities including shares, warrants, units, subscription receipts, debt securities and convertible securities. The company might use […]

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