Ancillary Marijuana Companies News

Nevada judge freezes permits for new recreational marijuana shops

A Nevada judge halted the licensing process for several dozen new adult-use cannabis stores, siding with companies that lost bids to win the lucrative permits. Clark County District Court Judge Elizabeth Gonzalez issued an injunction after she heard 18 days of evidence and testimony. All sides expect the ruling will be appealed to the state […]

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Week in Review: Weedmaps to end its ads for illicit cannabis, FBI probes MJ industry, MO licensing odds & more

Weedmaps plans to cease advertising unlicensed cannabis retailers, the FBI looks into public corruption in the legal marijuana industry, Missouri receives more than 2,000 medical marijuana applications – and more of the week’s top cannabis business news. Weedmaps to stop advertising unlicensed businesses The influential marijuana site Weedmaps, which is one of the most popular […]

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Canadian Chamber throws weight behind marijuana industry

Canada’s largest business association is throwing its weight behind the cannabis industry. Canada must do more to realize the full economic potential of the country’s marijuana sector, according to the Canadian Chamber of Commerce. The Chamber has established the National Cannabis Working Group to advocate on businesses’ behalf to improve the sector’s competitiveness. “This partnership […]

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MJBizCon is fastest-growing trade show again, mirroring marijuana market’s growth

For the fourth year in a row, MJBizCon ranked as the fastest-growing trade show in the United States, echoing the rapid growth of the MJ industry both in this country and overseas. The business-to-business conference, put on each fall by Marijuana Business Daily, finished first for percentage growth in paid net square feet of exhibit […]

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Merged cannabis firms MJ Freeway, MTech to begin trading on Nasdaq

Akerna, the newly formed marijuana company involving the merger of cannabis technology company MJ Freeway and MTech, a special purpose acquisition company, is to begin trading on the Nasdaq on June 18. MJ Freeway CEO Jessica Billingsley will lead the company, which will trade under the ticker symbol KERN. The completed deal was to have […]

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Dixie Brands to enter Oklahoma marijuana market through deal with Globus

Dixie Brands, a Denver-based consumer packaged goods company, said it is entering the Oklahoma medical cannabis market through a manufacturing and distribution agreement with Globus Holdings. Oklahoma marks the sixth state where Dixie has operations. The company trades on the Canadian Securities Exchange under the ticker symbol DIXI. There are roughly 130,000 medical marijuana patients in […]

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Google says no to cannabis-related service apps in its play store

Tech giant Google banned all marijuana-related apps from its play store, meaning Android phone users now won’t be able to download apps that facilitate home delivery or other services. The ban went into effect May 29, the Digital Journal reported, and Google said in a statement: “We don’t allow apps that facilitate the sale of […]

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