Ancillary Marijuana Companies

Marijuana Business Daily President George Jage departs company

Chris Walsh  | April 25, 2017

George Jage, the president and publisher of Marijuana Business Daily since 2014, has parted ways with the company for undisclosed reasons.

The position will not be filled, but the company plans to make key strategic hires in other areas, said Cassandra Farrington, Marijuana Business Daily’s co-founder and CEO

Farrington declined to publicly discuss specifics of Jage’s departure.

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3 cannabis biz events named among top growing trade shows

Roger Fillion  | April 21, 2017

Three marijuana business events have been named among the 50 fastest-growing trade shows in the United States, reflecting the cannabis industry’s rapid expansion and future potential.

The Fall Marijuana Business Conference & Expo ranked second nationally for growth in attendance and net square feet of paid exhibit space from 2015 to 2016, according to Trade …

MJ Freeway wins $10M PA medical cannabis tracking deal

Omar Sacirbey  | April 20, 2017

Embattled MJ Freeway received a key vote of confidence Thursday after Pennsylvania awarded the Denver company a $10 million contract to provide a seed-to-sale tracking system to keep tabs on the state's new medical marijuana program.

The five-year contract is a shot in the arm for MJ Freeway, given that Pennsylvania's MMJ market is forecast to …

Washington state’s marijuana tracking contract up for bid

Bart Schaneman  | April 11, 2017

By Bart Schaneman

Washington state regulators have begun accepting bids for a new seed-to-sale tracking system to keep tabs on marijuana commerce, a deal with an initial value of about $3 million.

The competition likely will be fierce, given that the contract involves one of the nation’s largest cannabis markets.

CEO of cannabis firm Women Grow steps down to focus on dispensary

John Schroyer  | April 4, 2017

Leah Heise, who became the CEO of Women Grow less than a year ago, announced this week that she’s leaving the national cannabis event and networking company, effective immediately, to run her own medical marijuana dispensary in Maryland.

While Women Grow searches for a new corporate leader, Chief Operating Officer Kristina Neoushoff will …

BuzzFeed investor leads $3M funding for marijuana tech firm

Omar Sacirbey  | April 3, 2017

A cannabis-focused e-commerce platform has netted $3 million in funding that was led by a venture capital firm that has made early investments in several non-marijuana companies, including the popular news website Buzzfeed.

LeafLink, a New York-based wholesale management platform for cannabis businesses, will use the money to expand its B2B platform into newly …

From Big Pharma to the cannabis industry: Q&A with PharmaCann’s Chris Diorio

Omar Sacirbey  | March 28, 2017

By Omar Sacirbey

If marijuana business entrepreneurs are wondering whether pharmaceutical professionals might be interested in jumping over to cannabis, the answer is a resounding yes.

Take Chris Diorio, a 25-year pharma industry veteran who recently made such a move, becoming director of research and development for PharmaCann of New York.

Arkansas rules on smoking medical cannabis, staffing go to governor

Bart Schaneman  | March 27, 2017

The Arkansas Senate has approved regulations on where medical marijuana can be smoked as well as requirements for staffing dispensaries.

According to the Arkansas News, the next stop for House Bill 1400 is the desk of Gov. Asa Hutchinson. If he signs the measure into law, it will ban patients from smoking medical cannabis:

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