This Year In…Dec. 28, Episode 8

This Week In … looks at the year in Marijuana business news, 2018, with hosts Jill Reddish and Kevin “Moose” Huhn.

2018 US Cannabis Business Year in Review

2018 International Cannabis Business Year in Review

The specific stories referenced by Jill and Moose:

$4B Brave New World: Updates on the launch of California’s recreational marijuana market

Canada’s Landmark Day: Country launches industrialized world’s first recreational cannabis market

Multibillion-dollar marijuana industry takes the stage at inaugural MJBizConINT’L

Ontario to permit cannabis sales at production centers, following Newfoundland’s lead

Constellation invests CA$5 billion in cannabis giant Canopy in deal financed by BofA Merrill Lynch

Cronos lists on Nasdaq, as US gets first ‘pure play’ marijuana stock on major exchange

Canopy Growth becomes first plant-touching cannabis company on NYSE; shares fall

Final California marijuana regulations: ‘Wins, losses and more ambiguity’

Fast pace of Canadian cannabis license approvals fails to avert supply shortage

Higher prices and barer shelves: California cannabis retailers face frustrated customers

Oklahoma’s medical cannabis market set for major growth, with business competition fierce

First recreational cannabis stores open in Massachusetts to big crowds

Legal medical marijuana sales begin in Pennsylvania

Michigan OKs recreational marijuana, creating potential $1.7 billion market

Key cannabis legalization wins could bring in upwards of $2 billion in new sales

Utah gov signs medical cannabis compromise bill passed by lawmakers

NY gov wants to legalize adult-use cannabis in 2019, creating $1.7 billion market

New Jersey lawmakers delay action on adult-use marijuana until 2019

AG Sessions rescinds Cole Memo, roiling marijuana industry

Trump ousts cannabis threat Jeff Sessions as attorney general

Trump taps Justice Department veteran William Barr as attorney general

Aurora Cannabis to acquire Canadian rival MedReleaf for CA$3.2B in industry’s biggest deal

Aurora Cannabis clears final regulatory hurdle in CA$1.2B CanniMed acquisition

Aphria buys Nuuvera for CA$826 million, plans to ‘dominate’ international marijuana market

MedMen inks blockbuster $682 million stock deal to acquire medical cannabis firm PharmaCann

US cannabis firm iAnthus inks CA$835 million acquisition of MPX Bioceutical

Weekly Deal Watch: Brand development, scale drive cannabis dollars

Marijuana operator Acreage Holdings announces landmark $119 million funding

Cresco Labs closes $100 million raise, draws institutional investors to cannabis industry

Privateer sets milestone for US marijuana industry with $100 million raise

Oregon recreational cannabis sales soar as prices continue to drop

Four takeaways as Big Alcohol makes another foray into Canada’s cannabis market

Molson Coors bets on growing cannabis industry with Canadian joint venture

Budweiser maker AB InBev teams with Tilray in $100 million deal to research marijuana-infused drinks

Marlboro maker, Cronos join forces in exclusive CA$2.4 billion deal to tap global cannabis opportunities

Big US tobacco company buys stakes in Canadian cannabis growers, American hemp firm

British tobacco giant Imperial Brands invests in medical marijuana

Canadian medical cannabis firm Tilray eyes global reach in deal with Novartis subsidiary

Medical marijuana demand, imports continue to climb in Germany

Lawsuit throws German cannabis program into limbo; deadline delayed

United Kingdom legalizes medical cannabis prescriptions

Luxembourg releases recreational marijuana proposal for ‘residents only’

South Korea Legislature passes medical cannabis law, first in East Asia

Thailand legalizes marijuana for medical use, research

New Zealand legalizes medical cannabis for domestic, export markets

Smooth ride expected for Mexico’s cannabis legislation, experts say

Latin America Update: Marijuana business developments in Argentina

Latin America Update: Marijuana business developments in Paraguay and Peru

Latin America Update: Marijuana business developments in Colombia

Tips for success in Uruguay’s blossoming cannabis industry

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