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Cannabis Interviews

Will Cannabis Entrepreneurs Switch To Psychedelics?

The psychedelics space is heating up, and major players have taken notice. read more

Why Are Psychedelics And Mining Companies Merging In Canada?

Since the first psychedelic companies went public in March, an array of other psychedelic start-ups followed along in a trend that can now be safely referred to as the "Psychedelic Rush." read more

Skymint Opens Recreational Cannabis Dispensary Just Outside Detroit, Stresses Social Equity

Some 1,400 Michigan communities have opted out of allowing licensed marijuana companies to set up stores, despite adult-use legalization. read more

Cannabis Layoffs Will Likely Continue As Market Stabilizes

Thousands in the cannabis industry have lost their jobs on the heels of the COVID-19 pandemic. Canopy Growth Corp. (NYSE: CGC) (TSE: WEED) and Aurora Cannabis Inc. (NYS read more

A Snapshot Of America's Medical Marijuana Markets: Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico, a longtime hub for the pharmaceutical industry, has another lucrative market — cannabis. "It's empowering and very exciting to see this industry grow, especially in Puerto Rico, [which] was all pharmaceutical," said Latinas Cannaprenuers founder Frances González. read more

Infused Or Sprayed? How Gummies Innovator Wana Brands Tackles The Tricky Edibles Space

When Wana Brands launched in 2010, Colorado and Washington were still two years away from becoming the first two states to legalize the recreational use of cannabis. Today, it's a different scenario. read more

Shinnecock Nation Expects Medical Cannabis To Bring Communal Wellness, Economic Sustainability

The Shinnecock Indian Nation believes that medical cannabis plays a crucial part in its economic sustainability going forward. read more

Barriers Prevent The Cannabis Industry From Being Inclusive, Diverse

Racial and gender diversity in the marijuana industry "is still lacking — especially in ownership and executive positions," according to MJBizDaily Research Editor Eli McVey. While the industry has taken steps to improve, more is required from it, McVey noted. read more

Acreage's New CEO, CFO Discuss The Cannabis MSO's Future, Restructuring The Canopy Deal

By Javier Hasse and Natan Ponieman. Last month, Kevin Murphy resigned as CEO of Acreage Holdings (CSE:ACRG.U) (OTC: ACRGF). Director Bill Van Faasen took over as interim CEO. read more

Vertical Wellness Inks Deals With Tech-Holdings, GenCanna And Kathy Ireland 'To Weather Storm'

Vertical Wellness continues to expand despite the daunting challenges being faced amid the unprecedented coronavirus pandemic and current economic downturn. The company, faced with its own challenges, inked several partnerships aimed at establishing itself as a leader in the hemp and CBD industry. read more

B-Real Discusses 'Bong Appétit: Cook Off,' The National TV Cannabis Cooking Show He Hosts

As the mainstreaming of cannabis continues, VICELAND’s cannabis-themed cooking show “Bong Appétit,” the most prominent (or maybe the only) marijuana cooking show on national and international television, is upping its bets read more

3 Trends Affecting The CBD Drink Market, According To SōRSE Tech's Michelle Sundquist

Cannabidiol (CBD) ready-to-drink tea and coffee sales grew by about 3,609% in 2019 versus the prior year. That trend will likely continue as U.S. read more

Curious About CBD? This Startup Pledges To Help You Navigate 'Saturated Market'

CBD, or cannabidiol, is often touted as a panacea despite a lack of research and market saturation, according to Miraculo Inc. CEO Michael Klein. read more

A Snapshot Of America's Medical Marijuana Markets: Connecticut

Like several of its neighboring Northeastern states, Connecticut has teetered on the verge of legalizing adult-use cannabis laws in recent years. read more

Why Nextleaf Solutions Is Betting That Patents Are The Future Of Cannabis

As the economic crisis brought upon by COVID-19 lays waist to industries like retail, tourism, and restaurants, the cannabis industry is facing a different kind of crisis.  read more

A Snapshot Of America's Medical Marijuana Markets: Maine

Maine was the fourth state to adopt medical marijuana laws, enacting legislation in November 1999. After passing adult-use laws in 2016, the Pine Street State has seen rounds of legislative back-and-forth battles to determine the market's future. read more

Thiel Capital's Jason Camm Discusses Joining Psychedelics Company ATAI Following $24M Raise

Earlier this year, ATAI Life Sciences, a biotech company developing psychedelic medicines for a variety of mental health indication, announced that it had raised $24 million in a convertible note financing round. read more

How A Deal With Osram Bolstered Fluence's Cannabis Cultivation Services

Fluence Bioengineering is an Osram subsidiary focused on providing custom lighting solutions to indoor farms and greenhouses. read more

Shoppers Drug Mart, UHN To Wield Blockchain Tech To Track Medical Cannabis

The University of Health Network (UHN) will be carrying out a study in association with Shoppers Drug Mart in order to analyze the efficiency of blockchain implementation in seed-to-sale tracking of Medical Cannabis products. read more

Portland Civic Life Leader To Revamp Cannabis Social Equity, Says Change Is 'Long Overdue'

Brooklyn native Dasheeda Dawson was recently put in charge the Cannabis Program of Portland, Oregon's Office of Community and Civic Life. "I am working within the government to activate things that are long overdue," Dawson told Benzinga. read more

How Windy City Cannabis Is Breathing New Life Into Chicago's Weed Street

Windy City Cannabis is bringing more to Chicago's Lincoln Park than just pot products. The company, which recently opened a recreational-only dispensary on nearby Weed Street, is creating jobs and giving back to the local community. read more