One of the biggest facilitators of marijuana deliveries in California faces a possible class-action lawsuit that one Bay Area attorney says could threaten the company’s existence. Farrah Williams, of San Diego, filed suit against San Francisco-based Eaze Solutions on May 2, alleging the delivery business violated federal law by spamming her and other customers with unsolicited text-message […]Read More
If 2016 signaled a high-water mark for state ballot initiatives to legalize cannabis, then this year portends a slow, but steady, flow. A medical marijuana measure will go before Oklahoma voters in June, and similar initiatives are poised to make the November ballots in Missouri and Utah. On the recreational side, an adult-use cannabis measure […]Read More
Consolidation continued in the cannabis industry Tuesday, with four major marijuana businesses from the United States and Canada merging to launch a multinational company with combined revenue forecast to total more than $200 million next year.
Operating under the name TILT Holdings, the new companies will include the combined operations of Baker Technologies, Sea Hunter, Briteside and Santa Veritas Therapeutics, according to a news release.Read More
Aurora Cannabis has agreed to acquire rival Canadian cannabis producer MedReleaf in a deal valued at $3.2 billion Canadian dollars ($2.5 billion) that would create the largest marijuana company in the world. The transaction, announced Monday, marks the largest deal inked in the cannabis sector to date, giving the combined company a footprint that will […]Read More
With revenue of $5.8 billion-$6.6 billion, sales of legal recreational and medical cannabis in the United States in 2017 topped those of Oreos and organic produce combined. The data – published in the newly released Marijuana Business Factbook – illustrates how quickly the legal U.S. marijuana industry has grown. It now rivals Americans’ collective spending on […]Read More
Canada’s market leader in medical marijuana has applied to trade its shares on the New York Stock Exchange, a move that would make it the first cannabis-producing company to list on the world’s largest stock market.
Smiths Falls, Ontario-based Canopy Growth said in a news release it expects its shares to begin trading on the NYSE “before the end of May” under the symbol CGC.Read More
State-legal cannabis users consume less liquor and medications, according to a report, California isn’t fetching as much marijuana tax revenue as anticipated, and Utah’s MMJ campaign gains a key supporter. Here’s a closer look at some notable developments in the cannabis industry over the past week. Untapped market A study showing that recreational cannabis consumers […]Read More
The Land of Seed and Honey is throwing its doors wide open to the marijuana industry.
Saskatchewan’s model is being hailed as the best in Canada in terms of creating opportunities for entrepreneurs in areas ranging from cultivation and retail to cannabis-related tourism and security.Read More
In an ideal world, cultivators would have the luxury of time when it comes to drying and curing their cannabis.
They’d take 30-60 days – waiting, sniffing, eyeing and “burping” – to achieve the ideal cannabinoid and terpene profile for each lovingly grown flower.
But in the real business world, larger cultivators need to get product out the door. They don’t have one or two months to spend on curing.
That doesn’t mean, however, that cultivators must sacrifice quality for large-scale commercial production.Read More
India’s medical marijuana industry will blossom if companies use science to convince regulators that MMJ is an effective medicine. That’s the view of the country’s only licensed medical cannabis cultivator. Avnish Pandya, co-founder of Bombay Hemp Company, said the best way to develop India’s medical marijuana industry is for companies to work with regulators to […]Read More
Big institutional investors are sitting on billions of dollars they’d like to pump into the marijuana industry, but that’s not likely to happen as long as cannabis remains illegal in the eyes of Uncle Sam, according to investment mogul Kevin O’Leary. “The amount of capital that wants to come into this space is unprecedented,” said […]Read More