Marijuana Sales, Funding & Banking News


Large US cannabis companies look to debt funding versus equity and sale-leaseback deals

Big marijuana companies in the United States increasingly are turning to debt as a funding tool, spurred by falling cannabis stock prices and terms that are more attractive than those for real estate sale-leaseback deals. Multistate operators Curaleaf, headquartered in Massachusetts, and Cresco Labs, based in Chicago, have led the way by announcing debt raises […]

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Week in Review: Aurora CEO departs, Whoopi Goldberg leaves medical cannabis firm, NM allows MMJ business tax deductions & more

Aurora’s Terry Booth exits the company, a big-name celebrity leaves the namesake medical marijuana retailer she co-founded, a New Mexico court allows MMJ business tax deductions – and more of the week’s top cannabis business news. Another Canadian cannabis CEO departs Canadian multinational marijuana company Aurora Cannabis announced its chief executive stepped aside this week after […]

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Acreage secures $100 million in debt to fund marijuana growth

Acreage Holdings, a New York-based multistate operator, on Friday said it had secured a credit facility of up to $100 million with an institutional lender. In addition, the company has agreed to a separate $50 million loan as collateral to the credit facility. Part of that $50 million is funded by Acreage CEO Kevin Murphy. The […]

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Week in Review: US House members reach out to Senate on marijuana banking, Cresco gets $200M in debt financing, Denver MJ store burglaries & more

Sponsors of the cannabis banking bill that passed the U.S. House appeal to the chair of a key U.S. Senate panel, lenders provide Cresco Labs $200 million in debt financing, police urge Denver marijuana store owners to take added security measures – and more of the week’s top MJ business news. Marijuana banking reform The four […]

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Cresco Labs secures up to $200M in debt for marijuana operations

Cresco Labs, a multistate cannabis operator based in Chicago, said it has secured up to $200 million in debt funding from a syndicate of lenders. The money is earmarked to: Expand operations in Illinois, where it’s based. Finance pending acquisitions Fund other growth initiatives. The company expects to draw down up to an initial $100 […]

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US House lawmakers make marijuana banking reform pitch to key senator

The four lead sponsors of the successful cannabis banking bill in the U.S. House of Representatives are urging the chair of a key U.S. Senate panel to work in partnership to move the issue forward in the Republican-controlled Senate. In a letter released Tuesday, the four representatives praised Senate Banking Chair Mike Crapo, an Idaho […]

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Chart: Good – not great – first year of medical cannabis sales in Ohio

Ohio’s medical marijuana industry pulled in nearly $60 million in its first year of sales, with increased access to dispensaries and falling prices making up for the market’s sluggish start. Roughly 50% of the state’s total medical marijuana sales came in the last quarter of 2019, but it wasn’t enough to drive sales to the heights […]

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