Canopy Growth, the largest medical cannabis company in the world by sales, is planning to list its shares on the Nasdaq, a move that would make it only the second vertically integrated MMJ business to be traded on a top American stock market. CEO Bruce Linton disclosed his Nasdaq aspirations in a speech to the […]Read More
Kentucky checks all the boxes for nourishing a hemp revival.
Climate suited to the plant? Check. Friendly regulations from a state willing to experiment and invest in hemp? Check.
Lots of cheap land and a processing infrastructure that includes in-state decortication and CBD extractors? Check and check.
So why do some agronomists fear that Kentucky has reached its hemp zenith?
One arena in which the cannabis industry has struggled to make serious gains is the stock market. Most plant-touching companies that are also publicly traded still live on the over-the-counter markets, dreaming of the day when they’ll graduate to the Nasdaq or the New York Stock Exchange. Derek Peterson is no exception. As the founder […]Read More
At a time when the U.S. Department of Justice is increasingly hostile toward the marijuana industry, experts said the best way for MJ businesses to keep federal law enforcement at bay is compliance with state laws and best business practices. One important way to do that is through insurance, which more states are requiring marijuana […]Read More
A North Carolina company is making the cannabis industry’s first play for consumers of color with a line of beauty products aimed at ethnic minorities. The Hemp Excellence line of body lotions, lip balms and CBD capsules went on sale this month at two beauty shops that cater to women of color in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. […]Read More
A Canadian marijuana company will become the first “pure play” cannabis listing on a major U.S. stock market, an important milestone for the cannabis industry.
Cronos Group, one of Canada’s largest vertically integrated medical marijuana companies, will start trading Tuesday on the Nasdaq Global Market under the symbol CRON. Cronos will maintain its listing on Toronto’s TSX Venture Exchange.Read More
The Trump administration opposes nationwide hemp production, California takes action against unlicensed marijuana businesses, and Massachusetts fears a medical cannabis shortage. Here’s a closer look at some notable developments in the marijuana industry over the past week. Hemp sector fires back The hemp industry gasped this week when a Trump administration official said hemp production […]Read More
The legal and financial uncertainties overhanging a Colorado credit union that serves cannabis businesses have an added wild card: The executive who recently filed a wrongful termination lawsuit against Partner Colorado Credit Union and its high-profile CEO has his own legal problems. Matt Cochran – who was hired last summer by Partner Colorado CEO Sundie […]Read More
Ever wondered why the U.S. hemp harvest is so tiny despite the crop’s adaptability and market potential?
Minnesota is a great place to find some answers.
The North Star State has allowed modern hemp production since 2016 and has flexible rules on how the crop can be used.Read More
Less than two months after California’s legal cannabis industry launched on New Year’s Day, state officials are starting to target hundreds of marijuana companies that are operating illegally without a license. The state’s Bureau of Cannabis Control has sent out about 500 cease-and-desist letters to companies that are doing business but haven’t begun the application […]Read More
Cannabis businesses, beware: The Hershey Co. is on the warpath. Perhaps the most famous confectionery peddler in the world has a well-documented history of actively protecting its trademarks, and the marijuana industry is no exception. Hershey’s has been relatively quiet in the marijuana sector since it sued two cannabis businesses in 2014 – in one case, for […]Read More