Colorado Medical Cannabis Business & Marijuana Legal News

Medicine Man agrees to acquire cannabis research firm MedPharm

Medicine Man Technologies, a Denver-based consulting, intellectual property (IP) licensing and products company for the cannabis industry, announced its intent to acquire MedPharm Holdings, an IP development and holding company focused on cannabis research and product development. Financial details of the deal were not disclosed. Medicine Man told Marijuana Business Daily that it would speak more […]

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Overseeing half a decade of legal cannabis: Q&A with Denver marijuana czar Ashley Kilroy

Ashley Kilroy has overseen Denver’s recreational cannabis industry since Colorado launched adult-use sales in 2014. As director of Denver’s Department of Excise and Licenses and the agency’s Office of Marijuana Policy, Kilroy has seen cannabis business owners experience growing pains as the industry has matured. “Being first wasn’t easy,” she said. “We’re proud of what we […]

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Denver firm’s voluntary recall of marijuana products affects several dispensaries

Doctor’s Orders, a vertically integrated cannabis company in Denver, is voluntarily recalling marijuana products that had elevated levels of mold and yeast, the alt-weekly Westword newspaper reported. According to the city’s Department of Public Health and Environment, at least 10 dispensaries that carry Doctor’s Orders products are affected by the recall. The public health agency said […]

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CBD beverage maker eyes global expansion via $85M purchase of Utah company

A Denver company that makes CBD drinks has agreed to acquire a Utah beverage company to increase its distribution might, especially in Asia. New Age Beverages Corp. (Nasdaq: NBEV) announced that it will acquire privately held Morinda Holdings of Provo, Utah, for $85 million. Here’s what you need to know: New Age will pay $75 million […]

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Ex-officials at marijuana retail chain Sweet Leaf in jail on felony drug charges

Two former executives of the once high-flying Colorado cannabis company Sweet Leaf have pleaded guilty to felony drug charges and are serving 30-day jail sentences, the alt-weekly Westword newspaper reported. The plea agreements by Nichole West, a former Sweet Leaf vice president, and Ashley Goldstein, an ex-retail operations manager, are contingent on their continued cooperation with […]

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US cannabis edibles firm Dixie Brands debuts trading on CSE

Denver-based Dixie Brands began trading Thursday on the Canadian Securities Exchange, joining a rapidly growing list of U.S.-based marijuana firms that have looked north of the border to raise capital to grow and compete. Shares of Dixie – trading under the ticker symbol DIXI.U – opened at 1.05 Canadian dollars (79 cents). The move follows the […]

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Cannabis business predictions take center stage at MJBizCon 2018

Three more states could prove likely candidates to legalize recreational cannabis in 2019. Uncle Sam may be poised to reform the nation’s marijuana laws. And annual medical marijuana sales in the United States are projected to drop for the first time in 2018 – but the decline is expected to prove short-lived. Those were just three […]

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MTech, MJ Freeway name their merged marijuana company ‘Akerna’

Denver cannabis technology business MJ Freeway and MTech Acquisition, a special-purpose acquisition firm, said their new holding company set to list on the Nasdaq will be named Akerna once their merger is completed. In a news release, Scott Sozio, CEO of MTech (Nasdaq: MTEC), said the name Akerna – with “kern” at its center – has two meanings, both […]

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