New York Medical Cannabis Business & Marijuana Legal News

Chart: US hemp production soars in 2017

Rising acceptance for hemp and CBD – combined with easing regulations at the state level – caused U.S. hemp production to surge in 2017. From 2016 to 2017, the number of acres licensed for hemp cultivation in the top 10 hemp-growing states grew by 140% – while the number of hemp producers doubled over the same […]

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US marijuana retail chain MedMen to partner with Canadian producer Cronos

Two major cannabis companies – Los Angeles-based MedMen and Ontario-based Cronos Group – have announced a joint venture to bring MedMen’s retail expertise to Canada. According to a news release, the collaboration will result in the formation of MedMen Canada. MedMen currently has operations in California, Nevada and New York; Cronos has concerns throughout Canada […]

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Mainstream magazine honors cannabis software company

LeafLink, an online inventory and ordering platform for the marijuana industry, has been chosen one of the “Top 10 Most Innovative Companies in Enterprise” by a traditional business publication. Fast Company‘s inclusion of LeafLink on its select list put the software firm in the company of such mainstream businesses as online retail giant Amazon, productivity […]

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A $1 billion cannabis company? Recent deals shed light on marijuana valuations

Can the U.S. cannabis industry claim its first plant-touching “unicorn” – a company valued at $1 billion? Captor Capital, a Toronto-based investment firm, certainly thinks so. In January, Captor announced it entered into a nonbinding letter of intent to purchase 3% of the California-based cannabis management and investment firm MedMen Enterprises for $30 million. The […]

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New York medical cannabis company sells for $18 million in cash, stock

The latest sale of a New York state medical marijuana business license is now a done deal. iAnthus Capital Holdings on Thursday completed the acquisition of Citiva Medical, one of 10 MMJ licensees in New York, for roughly $18 million, according to a news release. New York-based iAnthus paid $3.6 million in cash plus $14.4 […]

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US cannabis firm MedMen to go public in Canada to ‘add jet fuel’ to growth plan

Count California-based MedMen as the latest U.S. marijuana company looking to Canada to raise money. The management and investment firm, which operates dispensaries and production facilities in California, New York and Nevada, plans to go public in Canada later this year, CNBC reported. The company will list its shares on the Canadian Securities Exchange (CSE). The move into Canada […]

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Week in Review: Nevada’s unhappy MJ growers, hemp’s friends in Congress & New York weighs adult use

Nevada marijuana growers are displeased with the state’s updated regulations, Congress members counter the DEA’s view of CBD, and New York may take a look at recreational cannabis. Here’s a closer look at some notable developments in the marijuana industry over the past week. Direct sales in Nevada As Nevada finalizes the rules for its […]

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New York is considering recreational cannabis legalization

New York’s governor is urging state lawmakers to provide funding to establish a commission that would study the feasibility of legalizing adult-use marijuana in the state. The study would explore recreational legalization’s health effects, economic impact, criminal justice impact and how recreational legalization by some of New York’s neighbors would affect the state, according to Buffalo […]

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19 attorneys general urge Congress to give cannabis states access to banking

A letter to 10 major Congressional leaders from 19 attorneys general asks Congress to push through legislation that would allow states with medical or recreational marijuana laws to bank as other business do. The group suggests that Congress give special attention to measures such as the Secure and Fair Enforcement Banking Act (SAFE). Congressman Ed Perlmutter, D-Colorado, introduced […]

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Week in Review: New York medical cannabis, the future of Colorado hemp & Maryland banking

New York approves an expanded line of medical marijuana products, a Colorado hemp producer departs for Arkansas, and a Maryland credit union welcomes MMJ businesses. Here’s a closer look at some notable developments in the marijuana industry over the past week. New York blues It’s bullish news that one of New York’s licensed medical marijuana […]

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$3.2 million hemp processing plant in New York gets state funding

A new $3.2 million facility near Binghamton, New York, is the first in the United States to receive some form of government assistance to promote the processing of hemp. The hemp processing plant, an unnamed project slated to open later this year, is receiving $650,000 from the state, Binghamton TV station WIVT reported. It is the […]

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