This weekly series from Marijuana Business Daily and Viridian Capital Advisors provides the latest data on cannabis investment activity and M&A, along with key takeaways, analysis and trends based on recent market moves.Read More
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A California Senate panel on Wednesday advanced a bill – dubbed a “Band-Aid” by one sponsor – in a last-minute bid to prevent thousands of marijuana companies from being temporarily forced out of the legal market and causing chaos in the state’s marijuana supply chain.
But the move is likely to be in vain, at least in the short term.Read More
As the marijuana industry matures, some experts predict a split will occur that’s similar to what has happened in the beer industry: Consumers can pick a less flavorful, cheap beer – or they can go for more expensive craft brews, which boast better flavor and quality. One new entrant to the marijuana business, Nug, has […]Read More
Technological advances are revolutionizing every sector of the marijuana industry, transforming a market that largely is seen as an agricultural industry.
With that in mind, we decided to look at “10 Killer Technologies” that have recently entered the marijuana space.Read More
Alaska cannabis industry stakeholders are pressing their case against Republican Gov. Mike Dunleavy’s plan to abolish the Marijuana Control Board, arguing it could harm the state’s MJ market. At a legislative reception in Juneau on Feb. 22 hosted by the Alaska Marijuana Industry Association, business owners told a group of 50 legislators and staffers the […]Read More
“The year of stability.”
That’s what Lindsay Robinson, executive director of the California Cannabis Industry Association, is hoping 2019 will become in the Golden State.
And it very well could play out that way, especially compared to the roller-coaster turbulence California’s cannabis market experienced in 2018.
But there are many who would scoff at that notion.Read More
Valentine’s Day isn’t just an opportunity to express love, it’s also an opportunity to spend – a trend that is reflected in retail marijuana expenditures in several adult-use markets. The National Retail Federation (NRF) estimated that total 2019 spending on Valentine’s Day gifts in the United States would exceed $20 billion, making the holiday No. 3 […]Read More
Alaska’s new governor hopes to scrap the state’s Marijuana Control Board, New Jersey’s political leaders move closer to approving adult-use cannabis, and Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers plans to propose medical marijuana legalization – plus other important news from around the MJ industry.Read More
Legal marijuana companies are cautiously welcoming California Gov. Gavin Newsom’s announcement that 150 National Guard troops will deploy to Northern California to “go after illegal cannabis farms,” but the news also is kindling fears in some industry circles of a renewed, government-led drug war. Many legal marijuana companies have long argued that illicit operators pose a major […]Read More
Millennials might be a marijuana business’ bread and butter, but more and more adults who are middle-aged or older are starting to turn to cannabis for medical or adult use – and that underscores the need for companies in all aspects of the MJ space to come up with generation-specific tactics for marketing, advertising and outreach.Read More
New adult use markets in the U.S. have drawn attention from investors, even though they will take time to develop returns on those investments.Read More