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



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Krista Stafford-Evans
VP Marketing, Partner Colorado Credit Union
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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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Sundie Seefried chooses to end career as CEO of Partner Colorado to lead new cannabis company

Cannabis banking credit union Colorado


February 11, 2021

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Krista Stafford-Evans
VP of Marketing
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(720) 244-8720

 (Arvada, CO) Sundie Seefried will be ending her 20-year career as CEO of Partner Colorado Credit Union to become the CEO of a new cannabis banking company owned by Partner Colorado. The credit union is combining its cannabis banking division—Safe Harbor Private Banking, with its CUSO—Safe Harbor Services, into one entity—Safe Harbor Financial, LLC.

The decision to combine the two divisions was approved by the board of directors. The move will increase efficiencies, position the company for future growth opportunities and potential investors, and create a unified brand to facilitate marketing efforts.

“This transition will allow me to give my undivided attention to all matters concerning cannabis banking and the expansion of the program,” said Seefried, who is nationally recognized for her innovation in establishing a compliance-based banking program for cannabis businesses.

Seefried will step down as CEO of Partner Colorado on July 1, 2021 to head the new company. “Partner Colorado will be majority owner of Safe Harbor Financial, LLC, and all cannabis-related funds will still flow through the credit union,” said Seefried.

“It’s the responsibility of the board and management to position the credit union and its subsidiaries for future success and to provide the best banking solutions for our members. Safe Harbor Financial will be poised to respond to and manage the market and regulatory forces in this rapidly growing and evolving industry,” said Linda Head, chairwoman of Partner Colorado’s board of directors.

“The board has contracted with D. Hilton Associates to retain a new CEO. We have big shoes to fill with Sundie leaving and we are confident we will find an executive committed to the continued growth and success of Partner Colorado Credit Union,” said Head.



Established in 1931, Partner Colorado Credit Union is a member-owned not-for-profit financial cooperative with total assets exceeding $500 million. The credit union offers a wide range of financial products and serves over 35,000 members. Partner Colorado actively supports the community by donating funds and employee volunteer hours to many Denver Metro area organizations. For more information, visit


Established in 2015, Safe Harbor Private Banking is a compliance-based banking program for the cannabis industry, and is a subsidiary of Partner Colorado Credit Union. In 2020 alone, Safe Harbor Private Banking managed and validated over $3 billion in cannabis-related funds. For more information, visit

Established in 2017, Safe Harbor Services is a CUSO of Partner Colorado Credit Union, which was created to license the Safe Harbor cannabis banking program to other financial institutions nationally. Today, Safe Harbor Services has 10 affiliated financial institutions in five states. For more information, visit


Custom Cone USA now hosts largest selection of pre-roll equipment and products in the world


Custom Cones USA
Harrison Bard
[email protected]


February 5, 2021

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“Pre-Roll Experts” create a one-stop shop for cannabis brands offering pre-rolls.

Dateline: [FIFE, WASHINGTON, February 2021] — In an ongoing effort to offer cannabis brands everything needed to launch or expand their pre-roll business, Custom Cones USA has amassed the largest selection of pre-rolled cones, tubes, packaging, and production machinery in the world.

This isn’t the first time Custom Cones USA has made history, though. Harrison Bard, head of business development at Custom Cones USA, said they were the first B2B company to launch hemp wrap blunt cones, as well as offering two natural-leaf palm blunt options: cordia and tendu, which are like unbranded King Palms that can be fully customized.

Custom Cones USA’s team of pre-roll experts understands every part of the pre-roll production process and provides guidance on grinders, sifters, cone filling machines, and pre-roll packaging to ensure a brand’s success. They also have a custom design studio to assist brands with custom cones and best-in-class custom packaging.

“We provide the industrial equipment, packaging and all the raw materials you would need, but more importantly, we provide the knowledge and insights that helps pre-roll brands get started or take their business to the next level,” Bard said. “We’ve worked with start-ups in recently legalized states, major brands, Canadian LPs, and established multi-state operators.”

Custom Cones USA is constantly bringing on new product selection to keep up with changing tastes. Bard said they spotted the trend toward multipack packaging and now offer several options for brands.

“The industry is still very young, and customers are still figuring out what they like,” Bard said. “As cannabis brands work to deliver for customers, we’ll be there to assist them.”

At Custom Cones USA, we are the Pre-Roll Experts, selling everything a business needs to deliver its pre-roll brand to customers. From bulk pre-rolled cones to custom pre-roll packaging, Custom Cones USA is here to help grow and scale any pre-roll business. 

Check out the Custom Cones USA selection today!


TSRgrow introduces Lighting as a Platform™ (LaaP) – A revolutionary approach to horticulture

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TSRgrow, LLC
60 Alhambra Road, Suite 1
Warwick, RI 02886
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WARWICK, RI – FEBRUARY 3, 2021 – TSRgrow, a leading horticulture solutions provider, announces their Lighting as a Platform™ (LaaP), a revolutionary technology that delivers unparalleled results to indoor growers, while significantly reducing up-front and long-term operating costs.

Using Remote Power Server Technology combined with LED control systems, software applications and sensor feedback technology, LaaP maximizes efficiency while cutting costs in Controlled Environment Agriculture (CEA) facilities.

By implementing LaaP, growers eliminate the need for local ballast equipment in their indoor growing area. This also removes weight and clutter cannabis lighting systemsfrom infrastructure and provides lower installation and maintenance costs. Additionally, by removing the heat from the grow, growers can reduce their equipment and cooling expenses. But these benefits are just the beginning. LaaP produces greater light intensity and more uniform canopy coverage for each grow, reducing the total number of fixtures needed. This is another simple way to reduce capital expenditures.

The Remote Power Servers connect directly to the grid, DC storage, or Cogen, further eliminating infrastructure costs related to lighting panels, contactors, and transformers. And when LaaP is used in conjunction with our TSRgrow’s TOTALgrow™ solution, growers gain deeper insights across every aspect of their operation.

“Taking all of the ballasts out of the flower rooms and putting then into a full IT server room, has helped us do right by our plants and our facility. Since we’re using TSRgrow’s Lighting as a Platform, we have the ability to control our environment outside of our grow in a designated server room where we do all of our monitoring. Since we do not have lights giving off heat, there is no need to run large AC units, which saves on overhead costs.

During our recent 200,00 sq. ft. expansion project, TSRgrow was there to help us every step of the way. We will also be using them for our next expansion project. Before you buy, do your research. TSRgrow is a true platform technology-based company. Not just because of the lights and the technology, but also because they are a true partner to help you grow.” – Cliff Miller, Norman K, Maine.

About TSRgrow

TSRgrow is an industry-leading cultivation designer and manufacturer of commercial LED lighting with remote power management solutions for indoor and greenhouse growing operations. For over twelve years, this USA-based company has offered horticultural TOTALgrow Solutions, best-in-class LED lighting systems, and industry support to help cultivators achieve the ideal balance of energy and profitability.

TSRgrow’s industry leading LED lighting solutions have been developed in cooperation with university and industry leaders and are engineered to maximize energy efficiency using their Lighting as a Platform (LaaP) architecture with remote power servers, environment and irrigation monitoring and lighting management. TSRgrow also provides consulting and essential support services.

Contact TSRgrow Today

TSRgrow has delivered LaaP solutions for over four years, supporting hundreds of thousands of square feet of canopy. The benefits are readily apparent for indoor, vertical and commercial greenhouse growers currently using the technology. Contact us today to learn more about how our growing solutions can outperform conventional LED fixtures. Visit us at


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Enlighten announces AdSuite, new self-service ad buying platform

Enlighten Ad Suite

Flexible, budget-friendly and effective platform now available for SMBs to seamlessly promote products to cannabis consumers in store, on-the-go or at home.

Los Angeles, CA.  – Enlighten, the leading provider of technology solutions and marketing services to better understand, navigate and reach cannabis customers throughout the entire customer journey, announced the availability of AdSuite, a new self-service ad buying platform for SMBs.

AdSuite’s all-in-one cannabis-specific marketing platform makes it quick and easy to buy, manage, and measure advertising campaigns. Enlighten uses consumer and location data to seamlessly power campaigns across multiple advertising channels; providing clients with a transparent view into the effectiveness of each campaign so they can not only identify, attract and retain new customers, but also make educated decisions on where to spend their money, unlock new opportunities that increase profitability, and help them gain competitive advantages in the market.

For businesses, the start of the new year has always been a time to evaluate how and where to spend marketing budgets to achieve optimal ROI; and with the challenges COVID presented last year, including budget cuts and changes in consumer purchasing behavior, cannabis companies had to adjust their marketing strategy to get their messages in front of the right audiences no matter where they were – in-store or online,” said Jeremy Jacobs, CEO at Enlighten. “This meant cutting traditional ad spending and re-allocating those funds to digital, which requires resources and creativity to get around the restrictive rules from digital platforms like Google and Facebook and individual state laws around marketing cannabis.”

We know Enlighten well and we’re excited to be one of the first users of the AdSuite platform. Our team is always looking for more seamless ways to manage our ad spend.” said Nicole Kennebeck, Marketing Director of Willie’s Reserve. “The flexibility and simplicity of the AdSuite platform make using it a no-brainer for any company, small or large, at any stage of their business.”

Large cannabis companies, as well as non-cannabis companies looking to reach cannabis consumers, use Enlighten’s enterprise-grade technology, trusted data, transparency and custom marketing solutions to influence and navigate the entire customer journey; from creating brand awareness and driving foot traffic into the store, to guiding the in-store experience, influencing purchase habits and increasing basket sizes once they are in the door. With today’s announcement, Enlighten is supporting small and emerging brands in the cannabis space, oftentimes without in-house marketing teams, by offering a simple and effective self-service platform.

Enlighten AdSuite benefits and features include:

  • Affordability: Get Exactly What You Pay For. Businesses can advertise and run campaigns at any price point with no commitment or contract making it especially attractive to SMBs with limited budgets. Our Cost Per Impression (CPM) model means advertisers only pay for ads displayed. No more fixed cost and hoping for the best.
  • The Power and Control To Customize Campaigns To Meet Business Needs. Choose from inventory across all advertising channels including mobile, desktop, and in-store. In addition to cannabis publications and websites, Enlighten AdSuite provides access to mainstream premium publications, websites and apps. Customers can also schedule campaigns to specific dates and upload creative content directly.
  • Track and Focus On Specific Marketing Goals. Whether it’s building brand awareness, increasing foot traffic, retaining current customers or driving average basket transactions, AdSuite is designed for SMBs to reach their specific marketing goals.
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SciPhy Systems & Artisan Industries Inc. announce the ARTISAN X-SR200: The next generation of solvent recovery systems for industrial hemp processing

hemp solvent recovery

Portland, OR and Stoughton, MA – SciPhy Systems & Artisan Industries Inc. have introduced an exciting new Solvent Recovery system, specifically designed for processing hemp. This cutting-edge equipment is the result of a collaboration between the two companies with the goal of producing a line of highly-efficient, hemp processing equipment and modular systems.

The Next Generation of Processing Systems
Drawing on 85 years of purification experience in edible oils, nutraceuticals, pharmaceutical, and chemical processing, Artisan’s chemical, mechanical, and manufacturing engineers worked with SciPhy Systems experts to create a new approach to hemp processing systems. Utilizing an “Integrated Systems Approach”, the goal is to improve profit margins for hemp extraction and processing companies by reducing operating costs, increasing productivity, lowering downtime and enhancing product quality.

A New Approach to Solvent Recovery
According to Jeff Hays, Artisan Industries General Manager, “The ARTISAN X-SR200 Solvent Recovery System replaces bulky, energy intensive evaporation systems like Falling Film Evaporators and batch Pot Stills with the compact and efficient combination of membranes and the Artisan Rototherm® technology. This first-of-its-kind continuous hemp extract solvent recovery system occupies less floor space and significantly reduces energy cost.”

Fully Integrated and Ready to Install

The ARTISAN X -SR200 is a fully integrated and continuous solvent recovery solution. Standard models ranging 200 gal/hr up to 500 gal/hr of recovered solvent, and custom models available from 100 gal/hr up to 10,000 gal/hr. The ARTISANX -SR200 reduces residual concentration in hemp extract down to 5000 ppm, with options down to 100 ppm.

Improving Profit Margins
Emmett McGregor, CEO of SciPhy stated “The ARTISAN X -SR200 Solvent Recovery System has been developed to improve profit margins through lower energy costs and improved efficiency. The system utilizes advanced process controls that combine precision sensing and intuitive touch screen operation.  This allows for rapid response to process conditions and improved quality control.”

Avoiding Installation and Start-up Delay Costs
Rob Reintjes, Artisan Senior Product Manager said “Artisan conducted an extensive hemp extraction industry product survey with input from CBD Processing Labs and Industry leaders. It was clear that hemp processing facilities often experienced major lost revenues due to long construction and start-up delays that were caused by poor system design and a lack of ready-to-install processing modules. Plant layouts were not efficient – resulting in higher labor costs. Our next generation solvent recovery systems are rapidly deployable. They are a fully modular, preassembled turn-key design. All tankage, pumps, all utilities and instrumentation are included on-board for plug and play integration into the customer’s facility.”

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