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Ex-advertising agency executives launch a minority owned cannabis & spirits platform

The first media platform connecting brands  with the growing cannabis & spirits audiences

New York, NY (February  9th, 2021) – Flavor Fix, the first media platform catering to cannabis and spirits, has launched. It’s built to educate people on cannabis, CBD and spirits, as well as let brands connect with this hard to reach audience. Kaya Herb House, the first legal dispensary in Jamaica has partnered with Flavor Fix to be their launch sponsor.

“Flavor Fix is a great idea that is perfectly timed.”, said Bali Vaswani, Founder of Kaya Herb House, “You’ve got cannabis legalization forging ahead in the states.  The reality that it is extremely difficult to advertise brands and products in these categories online, and the fact that no site currently offers anything to people interested in both cannabis and spirits.”

Uniquely Connecting Brands with Customers

An paper called Why Cannabis Audiences Are the New Gateway to Growth for Big Brand mentions  the value of the growing cannabis market and their affinity for alcohol.

“21 million buy top-quality beer, wine and spirits, especially whiskey.” – Source: MRI-Simmons National Cannabis Study, 2020, AdAge paper

Enter Flavor Fix. There are well established media platforms in cannabis and others in spirits, however, none that cover both multi-billion dollar industries and that collect data on the affluent audience that overlaps each category.  This allows Flavor Fix to have twice the amount of site traffic and build a much bigger audience than WeedMaps, Leafly, Flaviar, Merry Jane, VinePair and others alike who focus on only one of the industries. This gives them the ability to add value like helping customers pair strains like Mimosa, Gelato, and Wedding Cake  with cocktails like Old Fashioned, Cosmopolitans and Mai Tai etc. Flavor Fix also has a cannabis and spirits influencer network that helps expand their audience/reach and gives brands a unique way of advertising.  This is essential to helping brands be successful online, because advertising cannabis, CBD and spirits brands on Google and Facebook is a challenge.

“Human behavior shows that people like a little toke with their wine, beer or liquor of choice.” said, JJ Smoak, Flavor Fix’s Head of Content,” We cater to this lifestyle by expanding our concept of content into premium handmade wooden products.  Our high-quality products bring flavor to your dinner parties and personal at-home smoking experience.”

High Quality Handcrafted Wooden Products

Flavor Fix makes handmade wooden products like Cutting Boards, Stash Boxes, Rolling Trays  and Flight Paddles in small batches.  This gives Flavor Fix a tangible presence in the home and makes them a valuable part of the party.  Once their products become a household regular, Flavor Fix builds a stronger connection with their audience than other media companies who don’t have a tangible and intimate expression of their brand.  Flavor Fix offer brands like Kaya to do unique advertising campaigns on their platform that include custom branded, hand-crafted products.

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Executional Experience

Flavor Fix’s founding team are ex-advertising agency executives with years of experience advertising alcohol brands with Rémy Martin, Diageo and others.  They created Flavor Fix due to an influx of cannabis and CBD clients who found it difficult to advertise cannabis and CBD brands online.  This team has helped spirits brands navigate the regulated world of alcohol advertising and are using Flavor Fix to do the same for CBD and cannabis brands.  The audience overlap also makes Flavor Fix uniquely positioned to help grow the non-alcoholic CBD and cannabis beverage segment.  A recent study by Grand View Research said that the global cannabis beverage market size is expected to reach USD 2.8 Billion by 2025 at a CAGR of 17.8%. Flavor Fix will be a platform that introduces alcohol connoisseurs to this delicious offering.

“The founding team has brand building, advertising, and deep SEO & Content experience,” said Mr. Chichester, Flavor Fix, Advisor and Investor, “ They have found SEO advantages over the leaders in the space and built a platform that will out rank their competitors organically on search engines like Google.  Their creation of an Influencer network for this space shows their foresight. The fact that they consider their wooden products a type of content play is genius. Plus, the majority of the founders happen to be people of color, which is unique in both advertising and the cannabis industry. I think that’s pretty cool.”

About Flavor Fix:
Flavor Fix is the leading multi-media publishing and lifestyle company educating the public on cannabis, CBD and spirits. Flavor Fix helps brands connect with the affluent audiences that are rapidly growing in two multi-billion dollar industries.

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CenturionPro unveils powerful and affordable mini buckers

The industry’s broadest range of buckers just got broader

Maple Ridge, BC, CanadaCenturionPro Solutions Inc., the cannabis and hemp industry’s leading manufacturer of elite harvesting solutions, today released its latest ground-breaking innovation, the CenturionPro Mini Buckers.

Expanding on the company’s vision to develop a superior bucker for every harvest, the Mini Buckers are powerful yet affordable solutions to streamline small to medium sized operations. Inspired by the best selling GC1 and HP1 Bucking Machines, with the ability to process wet and dry plants, the GC Mini and HP Mini benefit from the same brand-name parts and exceptional construction as the highly sought-after de-stemmers, but scaled down for enhanced portability and affordability.

The market’s most cost-efficient bucker at just $3,695, the GC Mini cuts flowers from the stem, rather than popping them off, which prevents large crown buds from breaking apart. The de-budder accepts stems up to 3/8” in diameter and will process up to 20 lbs/hr wet (4 lbs/hr dry).  GC stands for ‘Gentle Cut’, as the industry’s first machines specifically designed for destemming dry and delicate cannabis plants.

With variable speed control for enhanced versatility, the HP Mini was modelled on the seminal HP1 Bucker. HP stands for ‘High Performance’ and represents CenturionPro’s workhorse line of buckers. Priced at $8,495, the HP Mini utilizes two rollers that pull stems into the bucker which allows operators to continuously feed the machine for more efficient de-stemming. Mini but mighty, the powerful de-budder accepts stems up to 1/2” in diameter and can buck up to 125 lbs/hr wet (25 lbs/hr dry).


“The best and broadest range of buckers just got broader”, says Karl Lundgren, VP of Marketing at CenturionPro Solutions. “As cannabis and hemp markets expand globally, we are committed to helping growers of all sizes maximize their harvests.  Harvesting is incredibly labour intensive, so small cultivators needed a solution to streamline the task and boost profitability.” The Mini Buckers are perfect for everyone from home growers to micro licensees, showcasing the company’s revolutionary harvesting technology at an unbeatable price point.

CenturionPro has a history of ground-breaking innovation, underpinned by unparalleled support and product quality, with the GC Mini and HP Mini backed by two-year and five-year warranties respectively. The Mini Buckers are specially designed to carefully and comprehensively strip stems to preserve flowers, dovetailing perfectly with the company’s coveted commercial trimmers.


For more information on CenturionPro, please visit and keep up with the latest news via Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook. To inquire about a purchase, you can contact CenturionPro at 1-855-535-0558 or by emailing [email protected].  Reliable, Industrial, Simple, Efficient – witness the RISE.

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Delta-8 THC now reported by LightLab 3 Cannabis Analyzer

For Immediate Release    

Media Contact: Ashley Serafin
603-573-9212 ext. 702
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NEW LONDON, NH – April 29, 2021 – Orange Photonics is pleased to announce that the LightLab 3 Cannabis Analyzer now reports Delta-8 THC (D8-THC), an increasingly popular cannabinoid found in hemp-derived cannabis products. In addition, Orange Photonics is releasing a new Mobile Monitoring feature which gives users the ability to track sample test progress and view results from a smartphone.

LightLab 3 users can now monitor Delta-8 THC levels in cannabis products alongside the 11 other cannabinoids LightLab reports, offering a clear picture of the cannabinoid profile for a particular product.  “Product differentiation is a key aspect of a successful cannabis or hemp product line.” says Stephanie McArdle, President of Orange Photonics. “LightLab 3 users have a competitive advantage by leveraging real-time data to drive product value, and support quality, consistency and innovation. Delta-8 THC is a trending cannabinoid; its release is indicative of Orange Photonics’ commitment to keep pace with market developments.”

“Delta-8 THC is challenging even for laboratory testing equipment since it is so similar in structure to D9-THC.  Despite LightLab 3’s significantly lower cost and simpler operation, we are pleased to be able to measure Delta-8 THC on the platform.” explains Orange Photonics CTO, Dylan Wilks. “This is possible because our platform is dedicated to cannabis analysis, so it can be optimized in ways that general purpose laboratory equipment cannot.  In a sense, LightLab offers the best of both worlds: lab-grade HPLC technology combined with cannabis specific enhancements that make it easy for anyone to use.”

The new Mobile Monitoring feature release gives LightLab 3 users the ability to remotely track testing progress from start to finish from a smart phone.  The Mobile Monitoring feature is available on every LightLab 3 Cannabis Analyzer.

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About Orange Photonics

Founded in 2015, Orange Photonics is based in New Hampshire, USA. LightLab Cannabis Analyzer, is a purpose-built, liquid chromatogram designed for non-technical users. LightLab measures 12+ cannabinoids in 9+ sample types including adult use and hemp cannabis plants and extracted products. LightLab’s Hemp Compliance Module quantifies THC content down to 0.05%, lower than the federal threshold of 0.3%. Orange Photonics’ analytical instrumentation serves the needs of the cannabis industry, counting cultivators, extractors, departments of agriculture, law enforcement, universities, testing laboratories and regulators among its customers.


Leading U.S. CBD brand Premium Jane announces launch of delta-8 products

Leading American CBD brand Premium Jane has recently announced the launch of a range of hemp-derived delta-8 products. The products, which are available now for online order via Premium Jane’s official website, include a line of 625mg delta-8 Gummies as well as a potent line of 1000mg delta-8 tinctures.

Delta-8 is a structurally unique cannabis-derived compound that produces subtle effects on the brain and central nervous system. The ongoing rhetoric around delta-8 products is that they can work in much the same way as medical cannabis products, albeit with far more subdued psychoactive effects.

“One of the goals since day one here at Premium Jane has been to emphasize product research and development,” says Premium Jane co-founder Jeff Yauck. “Delta-8 is one of the most exciting avenues of recent hemp-derived product development, and our team has worked tirelessly to deliver formulas that are as user-friendly as they are effective.”

While research on delta-8 is limited, early indications suggest the compound may be beneficial for a wide range of ailments. And while the cannabinoid can produce a subtle “high” at excess doses, the effects are expected to be far different that standard THC.

“With this new delta-8 range,” Yauck says, “customers can expect the same exact level of quality, expertise, and craftsmanship that Premium Jane has always stood for. This is an incredibly exciting new avenue for us, and we are beyond thrilled to finally launch the delta-8 product lineup.”

Since delta-8 THC can be derived from hemp, a plant that is legal under U.S. Farm Bill legislation, brands like Premium Jane are taking the opportunity to supplement their range of products – which, up until this point, have consisted mostly of CBD formulas.

To browse the company’s current selection of delta-8 THC products, which are available now for online order to select U.S. states, readers can visit the official Premium Jane website at


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Safe Harbor Financial launches new website

April 27, 2021

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Krista Stafford-Evans, Vice President of Marketing [email protected]
(720) 244-8720

ARVADA, CO., April 27, 2021 – Safe Harbor Financial, a pioneering leader in cannabis banking, is proud to announce the launch of its newly designed website at The new site features a streamlined, modern design and easy access to essential information to help cannabis-related businesses (CRBs) find the banking services they need. It also provides information for other financial institutions interested in offering the Safe Harbor Program™ in their communities.

“We are thrilled to debut our new website to our clients, partners and communities,” said Sundie Seefried, CEO of Safe Harbor Financial. “The new comprehensive website ties together our two cannabis banking divisions-Safe Harbor Private Banking and Safe Harbor Services-into one new entity,” said Seefried.

The website also features a new commercial loan section. “So many cannabis businesses can’t get commercial loans at reasonable rates to expand their operations,” said Seefried. “We are proud to be one of the first in the nation to be able to offer commercial loans to clients who have been with the Safe Harbor Program TM for at least six months.” We are also excited to offer loan participations to other financial institutions, which will include our assistance in adhering to Bank Secrecy Act (BSA) obligations,” said Seefried.

The Safe Harbor Financial website will be updated regularly with relevant news, biogs, and podcasts related to cannabis banking.


Established in 2015, Safe Harbor is a compliance-based banking program for the cannabis industry, and is wholly owned by Partner Colorado Credit Union. In 2020 alone, Safe Harbor managed and validated over $3 billion in cannabisrelated funds. In 2017, Safe Harbor began to license the cannabis banking program to other financial institutions nationally. Today, Safe Harbor has nine affiliated financial institutions in five states. For more information, visit

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BlueOx Credit Union partners with Safe Harbor Financial to bring cannabis banking to Michigan



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VP Marketing, Partner Colorado Credit Union
(720) 244-8720
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Battle Creek, MI (April 8, 2021) – Today, BlueOx Credit Union announced its partnership with Safe Harbor Financial to offer traditional depository services to the cannabis industry in the state of Michigan. The joint announcement was made by Safe Harbor Financial CEO, Sundie Seefried, and Steve Cobb, President and Chief Executive Officer of BlueOx Credit Union.

“We’re excited to be working with Steve and his team to offer a viable banking option for legal cannabis businesses and keep communities safer throughout Michigan,” said Seefried. “We’ve worked collaboratively with BlueOx to adapt our program to meet the needs of cannabis businesses in Michigan and ensure the safety and soundness of the credit union.” The new cannabis banking division of BlueOx Credit Union will be called Solid Harbor of Michigan.

Safe Harbor Financial’s banking program strives to help financial institutions meet or exceed complicated federal banking law requirements, such as those included in the Bank Secrecy Act and anti-money laundering laws, when providing services to cannabis-related business by conducting centralized due diligence of prospective account holders and providing the tools needed to monitor cash transactions. “Safe Harbor has been refining this program under the scrutiny of regulators for many years,” said Cobb, “so we wanted to partner with them knowing we’d be able to ensure the safety of the credit union, while giving legal cannabis businesses in Michigan a safe place to bank their money.”

Safe Harbor Financial is a Credit Union Service Organization (CUSO) of Partner Colorado Credit Union—the leader in providing compliance-based banking services to the legalized cannabis industry through it’s Safe Harbor Private Banking division. Safe Harbor Private Banking manages over 500 cannabis bank accounts and has processed over $8 billion dollars.

“The challenges in establishing and maintaining banking relationships is still very real for cannabis businesses in Michigan,” said Cobb. “Offering financial services to the cannabis industry benefits the citizens of Michigan by eliminating millions of dollars in cash passing through the facilities, both in retail transactions as well as business-to-business transactions.” “By offering financial services to cannabis businesses in Michigan, BlueOx Credit Union is living up to the credit union philosophy of people helping people and serving the underserved. “It’s the credit union way,” said Cobb.

About BlueOx Credit Union//Solid Harbor of Michigan

Representing over $215 million in assets, BlueOx Credit Union is a state-chartered, federally insured Credit Union, with membership open to individuals who live, work, worship or attend school in the state of Michigan. Solid Harbor of Michigan is the new cannabis banking division of the credit union.

About Safe Harbor Financial

Safe Harbor Financial (formerly Safe Harbor Services) was established to help bridge the gap between those operating cannabis-related businesses (CRBs) and financial institutions. It all began when Sundie Seefried, a 35-year veteran of the credit union industry, realized that helping financial institutions provide CRBs with an alternative to operating as cash-only businesses would ultimately mean greater community safety. In 2014, Sundie established the Safe Harbor Program in Colorado. Its success led to an expansion of the program into other states with approved sale of recreational and/or medical cannabis. The core Safe Harbor Financial team is comprised of leaders in the fields of banking, financial services and legal counsel. They also have a deep understanding of the cannabis industry. Their expertise regarding the policies and guidelines for offering financial services to the cannabis industry is what allows Safe Harbor Financial to make available an innovative program for connecting CRBs with desirable financial services. For more information, visit


Oregon CBD releases the first federally compliant CBDV rich cultivars to the US hemp market

Independence, OR – Hemp seed producing powerhouse Oregon CBD announced their release of two triploid CBDV rich cultivars this week, the firsts of their kind.

CBDV, or cannabidivarin, is one of hundreds of known cannabinoids that until recently has had little presence in the cannabis plant. Lauded for its potential medical benefits, its use by the casual consumer have yet to be fully discovered or embraced.

For the breeders at Oregon CBD, coaxing the cannabinoid out into the open has been a top priority for years.

“We started our varin breeding project after discovering what could basically be described as blips on a chromatogram five years ago,” comments Oregon CBD Co-Owner Seth Crawford. “It’s been a long journey, but we couldn’t be more excited to bring this novel cannabinoid out into the market.”

CBDV is chemically similar to CBD, but according to Crawford elicits calm, focused energy, coupled with muscle relaxation, and is the target of multiple pharmaceutical research commercialization efforts. Crawford describes their two varieties as capable of producing large, richly aromatic flowers that remain below 0.3% total THC even as trimmed flower.

For industrial hemp growers, the company’s claims that dried and trimmed flowers will remain below the federally mandated total THC requirements of 0.3% total THC is big news. Studies have shown the CBD gene produces THC at rates of around 25 parts CBD to 1 part THC, meaning any flower that contains over 7-8% CBD will most likely contain over 0.3% total THC.

According to Oregon CBD the answer is breeding varieties with half of their total cannabinoids as CBDV and around half of the remainder as CBD. Their research has shown total THC percentages are cut in half with the varin (CBDV) cannabinoid present and plants that are able to reach total cannabinoid percentages in the teens.

“Even extremely low CBD producing varieties that may only hit 7% total cannabinoids still have the risk of going hot,” says Crawford. “The rules of standard deviation show a percentage of the population will still hit over 0.3% unless you have a variety that maxes out around 5% CBD. No one wants a variety that low.”

In addition to being high in novel CBDV, their two new offerings Forbidden V Seedless and Pine Walker Seedless are labeled as triploids. The long celebrated and traditional triploid breeding process produces plants with 3 sets of chromosomes instead of 2. Triploids used in other crops such as grapes, hops, bananas, citrus, and watermelon are sterile, and also boast a variety of increases in production and aroma.

“Triploids are the future of cannabis,” adds Seth. “We saw between 30 to 100% production increases in our triploid field trials last summer, and even after coating them with pollen we found a maximum of around 3 seeds per plant. Not to mention a variety of added aromas you just don’t get in their diploid counterparts.”

The science behind breeding triploids is fairly straight forward. Cannabis in the wild has 2 sets of chromosome pairs, a copy from each parent. In rare-documented cases plants can mutate into tetraploids which have 4 sets of chromosome pairs. Tetraploids in other agricultural crops exhibit slightly larger fruits and flowers but few other differences. The magic, according to Crawford, is when a tetraploid is crossed with a diploid to produce a triploid.

“Anything in nature with an odd number of chromosome pairs is sterile,” adds Seth. “And for growers this means seedless flowers even if they are exposed to pollination. Seeded cannabis crops are essentially worthless on the trimmed flower market and a severe hit to biomass producers.”

Oregon CBD, which brands itself as an industrial hemp seed research and development firm, hosts what they call a laboratory based and field trial backed breeding program – while its new offerings maintain both USDA Organic and NSF Non-GMO Certifications.

For a market faced with “hot” CBD saturation and farmers experiencing heavy pollination issues around the nation, federally compliant CBDV rich triploid cannabis genetics could just be the answer for an industry in turmoil. For consumers it might just be the next big buzz. Only time will tell.

For more information on Oregon CBD’s CBDV genetics visit their website:

Green Life Business Group announces “The Bar has been Set, State of The Art Cultivation Facility” For SALE 109M

The cannabis industry is constantly evolving. Rules and regulations are also constantly changing and as the “Green Rush” continues to progress and set a strong footprint it is clear that this continued growth is also having a strong effect on Mergers and Acquisitions. Green Life Business Group Inc has been recognized for years now as the leaders in the cannabis business brokerage world for California. The constant volume of cannabis businesses being sold has led to major cannabis opportunities to rise. Green Life Business has continued to expand its horizons by tackling and representing some of the largest acquisitions in the space.

2020 was a very rough year for many; unfortunately many people lost jobs, homes, loved ones etc. Despite the hardships of 2020 and Covid-19 the cannabis industry established itself as recession proof and pandemic proof. We are constantly seeing an influx of buyers from the restaurant industry, fitness and gym industry and so on. This has led to a substantial amount of movement on the M&A side of things. We are constantly representing buyers and sellers who want to jump into the cannabis space or simply cash out given the demand for these businesses.

Green Life’s success has led to the representation of massive cannabis opportunities. “We have sold more than 12 businesses in the last 90 days with more currently in Escrow including 1 Vertical in LA that is $30M+. We finished 2020 on a very strong note and really raised eyebrows not only in the state of California but across the nation. Our performance has led us to represent a $109 Million Dollar opportunity in San Bernardino County,” says Ceo of Green Life Business Drew Mathews. This state of the art facility has set the bar for cannabis grows.

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“We’ve represented hundreds of cannabis opportunities ranging from state of the art dispensaries, manufacturing facilities, to grows and we have never seen anything like this,” says Eric Espinoza, Marketing Director of Green Life Business.

2021 is set to be the largest year for Mergers and Acquisitions to date for California.  Green Life Business continues to take pride in pushing the industry forward. The New Players coming into the industry since the new administration took office are coming in fast and with a lot of capital behind them, so it’s a great time to be a Seller.

For More information on Green Life Business Group Inc. please visit

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M.J. Hall & Company introduces the first admitted cannabis product in Arizona

The wholesale insurance brokerage company will introduce CannaBOP to Arizona businessowners beginning March 8th, 2021.

San Francisco, CA March 8, 2021  M.J. Hall & Company, a wholesale insurance brokerage covering the western United States, announced today that they are now the only wholesaler to have access to the first admitted carrier for cannabis in Arizona, thanks to an exclusive partnership with an A rated insurer. The product, Cannabis Businessowners Policy (CannaBOP), provides admitted coverage tailored to the unique needs of cannabis industry business owners. Previously only available in California, this expansion into Arizona provides a new opportunity for cannabis businessowners in the state, at a time when industry expansion is rapidly growing.

There are currently 130 registered nonprofit medical marijuana dispensaries in the state of Arizona, with 301,000 qualified medical marijuana patients1. With the legalization of adult recreational marijuana use passing in the November 2020 general election, the volume of business licenses, as well as consumers, is poised to increase significantly in the coming year.

“M.J. Hall & Company is thrilled to be on the forefront of CannaBOP’s introduction into the Arizona marketplace,” says John Donahue, President of M.J. Hall. “With this offering, M.J. Hall is in a unique position to offer the cannabis businessowners of Arizona comprehensive coverage to help them succeed and grow in this industry. As a company, we have a longstanding history of supporting the cannabis industry, and we are proud to continue that tradition by bringing CannaBOP to Arizona.”

CannaBOP will write property limits up to $10 million in total insured values, $1 million in cannabis stock and up to $2 million in business income. For general liability, limits of $1 million per occurrence and $2 million in the aggregate are available for premises liability and up to $1 million in limits for products liability and $2 million in the aggregate on a claims made basis.

About M.J. Hall & Company

Founded in 1973 by Michael J. Hall, M.J. Hall & Company began by brokering aviation risks for Howard Hughes. Today, M.J. Hall is one of the most experienced and longest-running surplus lines brokerage firms in the United States. They represent 75+ insurance carriers and offer products covering the most typical to the most unique risks imaginable. They were the first wholesaler to have access to the first admitted carrier for cannabis in California and are proud to extend that distinction into the Arizona marketplace.

For more information on M.J. Hall & Company, visit

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1.Arizona Department of Health Services Arizona Medical Marijuana Program February 2021 Monthly Report

“Pre-Roll Experts” offer new, high-capacity grinder for the hemp industry

Custom Cones USA
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March 5, 2021
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Dateline: [FIFE, WASHINGTON, March 2021] — In an ongoing effort to have the most comprehensive selection of cones, tubes, industrial machines, and packaging for the pre-roll sector of the hemp and cannabis industry, Custom Cones USA is proud to now offer the Mega Industrial Cannabis Grinder.

This high-capacity, industrial grinder is great for hemp farmers looking to scale production. Aside from just grinding for CBD oil extraction, farmers can also boost revenue by grinding and rolling any excess material into pre-roll hemp CBD cigarettes, which are growing in demand with the rest of the CBD sector.

Designed from the ground up for industrial hemp and cannabis producers, the Custom Cones USA’s pre-roll machines are some of the only machines in the industry designed specifically for hemp and cannabis.

The new Mega size and original industrial grinder feature a high-torque, low RPM motor, which grinds your hemp or cannabis flower without creating excess heat. Food processors, blenders, or grinding mills from other industries create a lot of heat during grinding, which degrades both cannabinoids and terpene content.

According to Grandview Research, the global CBD market was valued at USD 4.6 billion in 2018 and is expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 22.2% from 2019 to 2025.

Harrison Bard, head of business development at Custom Cones USA, said that hemp/CBD farmers have been a source of growth for the company as farmers get equipped to venture into the pre-roll market.

According to a 2020 study of the pre-rolled cannabis industry from Bard’s Custom Cones USA, a B2B pre-roll supplies company, nearly 30 percent of pre-roll cannabis businesses survey were hemp/CBD cannabis manufacturers, taking their CBD flower/trim product and rolling it up into CBD-rich pre-rolled joints.

“As hemp farms dip into CBD pre-rolls and cigarettes, we have found there is a steep learning curve when you go from just growing the hemp to processing it into another product,” Bard said. “We try our best to be an education resource for our customers.”

Custom Cones USA takes an educational approach with all their clients and has machine and packaging options for farmers at any scale. Whether you are just starting up, scaling up, or expanding into new states – Custom Cones USA has a team of pre-roll experts ready to help grow your business.

Check out the Custom Cones USA selection today!


Minority owned cannabis company, TheraTrue Inc., announces new CEO Victor Mancebo, $50 million in funding, and applies in Georgia and Virginia



February 25th, 2021


Company co-founded by Dr. Paul Judge, Tech Investor and Entrepreneur

ATLANTA, GA and RICHMOND, VA – February 25, 2021 – Today, TheraTrue, Inc., a minority owned medical cannabis production company, announced the addition of cannabis industry veteran Victor E. Mancebo as the company’s Chief Executive Officer. In addition, TheraTrue has received $50 million in funding commitments and submitted medical cannabis license applications in Georgia and Virginia. These applications mark the first major actions of TheraTrue Inc. in the medical cannabis industry. TheraTrue is committed to using extensive research and cutting-edge technology to provide vertically integrated production facilities designed to safely deliver medical grade cannabis products to patients in Georgia and Virginia.

“The TheraTrue team is driven by a focus on science and innovation to develop world-class medical products and treatments for the qualified patients, a role that Victor has proven to be able to do successfully,” said TheraTrue’s founder Dr. Paul Judge. “As the company’s founder, I am keenly aware of the history of cannabis and how it has disproportionately impacted black Americans. We believe that it is important for the African American community to be represented in the cannabis industry and that we embrace diversity in ownership, leadership, and those we intend to treat.”

Victor E. Mancebo has joined TheraTrue Inc as CEO.  Mr. Mancebo also serves as President and Chief Operating Officer of TheraTrue Georgia LLC and TheraTrue Virginia LLC. Prior to joining TheraTrue, Mr. Mancebo served as President and CEO of Liberty Health Sciences, Inc. a vertically integrated medical cannabis company based in Florida that is a public company. Under his leadership, Liberty Health Sciences’ annual gross revenue increased from $5 million to over $54 million. In addition to his proven expertise as a CEO of a publicly traded, vertical medical cannabis company, Mr. Mancebo is of Afro-Caribbean origin, thereby aligned with TheraTrue’s mission of diversity in leadership, ownership and team members.

“I am beyond thrilled to join the TheraTrue team and lead our historic journey into the cannabis industry,” said Victor E. Mancebo, CEO of TheraTrue. “I believe that TheraTrue’s strategy of focusing on new medical markets with limited licenses is key to long term success. Our team is uniquely positioned to deploy key initiatives into these emerging markets, and provide medically qualified patients with consistent, quality, medical grade cannabis derived products.”

In Georgia, TheraTrue applied for a Medical Cannabis Production License with intention to establish its facilities in Louisville, located in Jefferson County. In Virginia, TheraTrue submitted an application for the Pharmaceutical Processor License in Health Service Area 1 (HSA1), with its projected facility to be located in Staunton, Virginia. Georgia made the production of medical grade pharmaceutical medication containing low levels of THC to treat specific medical conditions for patients registered with the state’s Low THC Registry legal in 2019.

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TheraTrue, Inc.

TheraTrue was founded in Georgia in 2019 by scientist, entrepreneur, and investor, Dr. Paul Judge. TheraTrue prides itself on its commitment to operating fully regulated, transparent, and highly professional facilities that will deliver vital products to improve the quality of life for patients suffering from debilitating medical conditions. TheraTrue will redefine the medical cannabis patient experience by offering an elevated in-store atmosphere, opportunities for patient education and unparalleled customer service. TheraTrue’s mission is to deliver safe, quality products developed at our processing site and thoughtful, personalized patient care through our proposed retail outlets. TheraTrue’s medical advisory board includes over 20 physicians, pharmacists and scientists. TheraTrue has partnered with several universities in Georgia and Virginia to conduct research. For more information, visit

Bio Dr. Paul Judge

Paul Judge TheraTrueDr. Paul Judge is an entrepreneur and investor. He has co-founded three companies that were acquired and has invested in over 60 companies. Additionally, Paul is a cofounder at Pindrop and cofounder at Panoramic Ventures. Previously Paul was cofounder of TechSquare Labs, an early stage tech hub and Luma Home that was acquired by a Fortune 500 in 2018. Paul was also cofounder of Purewire, a web security company, that was acquired by Barracuda in 2008. Paul served as Chief Research Officer at Barracuda through its IPO in 2013. Prior to this, Paul was Chief Technology Officer of CipherTrust, a leader in email security, which was acquired by Secure Computing in 2006. Paul has received many awards including being named to Fortune Magazine’s “40 Under 40” list, MIT’s Technology Review Magazine’s “Top 100 Innovators under 35”, Black Enterprise’s “50 Most Powerful Players Under 40”, Atlanta Business Chronicle’s “40 under Forty” and Atlanta Magazine’s “Atlanta’s 500 Most Powerful Leaders”. He is a member of the 2016 Class of Henry Crown Fellows and the Aspen Global Leadership Network at the Aspen Institute. Paul is the lead inventor on over 30 patents. Judge earned a B.S. from Morehouse College and a M.S. and Ph.D. from Georgia Tech in Computer Science.

Bio Victor E. Mancebo

Victor Mancebo TheraTrueVictor E. Mancebo has joined TheraTrue as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and Board Director.  Prior to joining TheraTrue, Mr. Mancebo served as President and CEO of Liberty Health Sciences, Inc. (LHS) (CSE: LHS) (OTCQX: LHSIF) a prominent vertically integrated medical cannabis company based in Florida. Under his leadership, the company expanded its footprint from four (4) to twenty-nine (29) dispensaries and operated a 250,000 square foot production facility. During his tenure at Liberty Health Sciences, the company served over 105,000 patients and witnessed the dispensation of over 4 million milligrams of medical cannabis oil and 1.2 million ounces of cannabis flower. Mr. Mancebo increased Liberty Health Sciences’ annual gross revenue from $5 million to over $54 million, a 980% growth and profitability trajectory within a 2-year period of Mr. Mancebo’s appointment. TheraTrue will leverage Mr. Mancebo’s direct experience with medical cannabis supply chain and operations to meet and exceed the patients’ needs.




Vicaa launches website offering range of high quality growing media for medical cannabis


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From: Vicaa
Dept: Marketing
Date: February 16, 2021

New: – the website for specialized growing media for medical cannabis & hemp

Sustainable growing solutions

On February 11, 2021, Vicaa launched its new website. offers a broad portfolio of sustainable growing media for the medical cannabis & hemp industry. The Vicaa range includes pots, pellets, growblocks, growbags, substrates, and plugs. They have all been specially developed for growing medical-grade cannabis and hemp, and can be tailored to growers’ exact requirements.

Based on decades of research and experience

The Vicaa range launched in October 2020. It may be a new name on the market, but is a division of Jiffy, a Dutch innovation and service leader in plant growing solutions. Professional horticulturalists around the world have relied on Jiffy for decades for precision products for their crops – from forestry to green- house vegetables. Thanks to Vicaa, that now includes medical cannabis and hemp.

Consistency and stability

Vicaa growing media offers licensed growers and investors peace of mind, season after season:

  • Made from the ?nest, certi?ed raw materials
  • Processed in state-of-the-art facilities
  • Stable and consistent
  • free from pests, diseases, and spores
  • Fully compatible with automated cultivation systems
  • Delivered straight to the customer’s door

Vicaa EasyFill Growbag | Vicaa Preforma Plugs

Higher crop yields and quality

Thanks to Vicaa, crop quality and yields are second to none, whatever cultivation methods growers prefer. That’s because all Vicaa solutions are designed to grow strong, healthy plants with well-devel- oped root systems. For special needs, Vicaa’s experts will work with customers to tailor solutions to their exact requirements.

Better results together

We aim to achieve higher yields and better crop quality for you, our customers. We attain this through collaboration, identifying needs, innovating, and working towards a common goal together. Let’s develop better yields and crops. TOGETHER!

More information

For more information about the entire range, check out the new website.

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