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Hexo Revealed As Licensed Producer Sued By MediPharm For Breach Of Contract

MediPharm Labs Corp. (TSX:LABS)(OTC: MEDIF) said Friday its subsidiary MediPharm Labs Inc. read more

Exclusive: Hemp Company EcoGen Closes $40M Funding Round

EcoGen Laboratories, a company focused on the manufacturing and supplier of hemp-derived specialty ingredients and formulations, as well as private-label finished products in the United States, will announce later Tuesday it has closed a $40 million private placement with institutional investors. read more

Green Flower Media Launches CBD Certificate Program

Green Flower Media has launched a comprehensive CBD Certificate Program geared towards any individual striving to be a well-trained CBD expert, educating on entrepreneurial aspirations across industries from customer and patient guidance to conceptualizing and marketing high-quality CBD products. read more

'Carts For The Arts' Exhibit Uses Old Vape Carts To Create Fantastic Pieces

Devoted to combating the waste from single-use vapes and cartridges through education and artistic expression, the “Carts for the Arts” exhibit, hosted at Sacramento's UpcyclePop Holiday market, features creative works including jewelry and clothing all made from discarded vapes. read more

Cannabis Companies, Veteran Organizations Team Up To Combat Suicide And Overdose Among Vets

Since the enactment of the adult-use cannabis legalization law in California in 2018, medical patients who relied on cannabis were faced with the disappearance of cannabis donations, enabled partly by loose regulations, and a significant rise in cost when buying from licensed shops. read more

The New Cannabinoid That's 30 Times Stronger Than THC, And Why Not Everyone Is Happy With Its Discovery

By The Fresh Toast's David Hodes, provided exclusively to Benzinga Cannabis. read more

Benzinga Cannabis Managing Director Javier Hasse To Speak At CanEx Investment Summit In NY, Feb 18

Benzinga Cannabis Managing Director Javier Hasse is going on a speaking tour once again in 2020, with confirmed spots at big events including SXSW in Austin, Texas; the Benzinga Cannabis Capital Conference i read more

Why Tilray's CEO Is Optimistic About The Cannabis Industry

To say that last year was a challenging one for cannabis stocks is an understatement. The cannabis industry had a tough time in 2019, with many companies trying to survive by relying on mergers and acquisitions. read more

192 Medical Marijuana Facilities In Missouri Obtain Licenses, Sales Expected This Spring

Department of Health and Senior Services announced Jan. 23 it has commenced the issuance of 192 licenses for medical marijuana dispensary facilities. read more

Canonic Partners With Hadassah Medical Center For Pre-Clinical Studies To Help Cannabis Product Development

Canonic, a subsidiary of Evogene Ltd. (TASE:EVGN) (NASDAQ: EVGN) announced Monday a collabor read more

MediPharm Labs Files Suit Against Unnamed Licensed Producer

MediPharm Labs Corp. (TSX: LABS) (OTC: MEDIF) (FSE:MLZ) said Monday its subsidiary MediPharm Labs Inc. read more

New York Aims To Adopt Adult Use Cannabis, Tout Regional Cooperation

By New Frontier Data Last week, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo presented an FY 2021 budget outline to legalize and tax adult-use cannabis in the nation's fourth-largest state and one of its cultural centers and tourist meccas. read more

Ask Our Experts 1/26/20: Are CBD Users Healthier?

By New Frontier Data Q: Are consumers of CBD healthier than people who do not use it? read more

New York State Potential Legal Adult-Use Cannabis Sales

Last week, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo's new state budget including plans to legalize and tax adult-use cannabis. read more

These Cannabis Reports Show Vast Differences Across States, Wholesale Price, Dispensaries Per Capita

Cannabis dispensary chain Verilife recently published a white paper researching the relationships between state population and number of cannabis dispensaries. The firm looked into in 36 states where some form of cannabis is legally sold. read more

Cannabis Countdown: Top 10 Marijuana Stock News Stories Of The Week

Cannabis Countdown: Top 10 Marijuana Stock News Stories of the Week read more

Cannabis Countdown: Top 10 Marijuana Industry News Stories Of The Week

Cannabis Countdown: Top 10 Marijuana Industry News Stories of the Week read more

States Left With Much To Consider When Neighbors Legalize Cannabis

Thirty-three states and Washington, D.C. currently have some form of cannabis legislation on its books. Seventeen states, primarily located in the Midwest and Southeast, do not. For these 17 states, the spread of legalization created an impact that can affect businesses, travelers and families. According to some, the current situation reflects similar instances in recent history. read more

10 Cannabis Executives Present Their Plans For 2020 And Beyond

The public cannabis markets are in the midst of a correction, but that hasn’t dampened enthusiasm for the growth of the industry. read more

Canonic Announces an Agreement With Hadassah Medical Center for Pre-Clinical Studies to Support the Development of Canonic's Medical Cannabis Products

New ATAI Life Sciences-DemeRx Joint Venture Seeks To Combat Opioid Use Disorder With Ibogaine

In 2018, 2.1 million Americans met the diagnostic criteria for opioid use disorder (OUD), with 47,600 people dying from overdoses. Current treatment options for OUD are not only limited, but often carry risk of significant side effects and abuse potential. read more

All About Wiz Khalifa's Many, Many Cannabis Ventures

Wiz Khalifa definitely does not need an introduction. Absolutely everyone knows his music career and along with that, his close link with the world of cannabis. read more

The Week In Cannabis: Davos, Aphria's Funding, Moves In Alaska, New York And Vermont

As the World Economic Forum unfolded in Davos, Switzerland, world leaders gathered to discuss, among other important topics, cannabis, its potential, its legalization, and the hurdles of such a process. read more

Davos 2020 Cannabis Conclave: Uncovering The Future Of The European Market

Medical cannabis in Europe has slowly been gaining traction, but there are still a number of hurdles around regulation that has a lot of catching up to do. read more

Pipes, Bongs And Dab Rigs: How To Smoke Weed Without Rolling A Joint (And How To Pick A Consumption Method)

By The Fresh Toast's Maria Loreto, provided exclusively to Benzinga Cannabis. read more

Cannabis Industry Gathers In Davos: 'No Silver Bullet Gets Rid Of An Illegal Product'

The World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos, Switzerland, took place this week and alongside the main event there was a cluster of small cozy cannabis gatherings hosted in the Alps. read more

Alaska Approves 2 Cannabis Shops For On-Site Consumption, First In US To Do So At State Level

Alaska regulators announced Thursday the approval of the first retail stores in the state that will be authorized to have customers consume cannabis on-site, reported the Associated Press. read more

Dermatology Company Obtains Cannabis Research License

Commercial dermatology company Crescita Therapeutics Inc. (TSX: CTX) (OTC: CRRTF) said Friday its subsidiary INTEGA Skin Sciences Inc. has obtained a cannabis research license by Health Canada. read more

GoIP Global Acquires California-Based Extraction Facility Apex Extractions

GoIP Global, Inc. (OTC: GOIG) said Thursday it has signed a share acquisition agreement with Apex Extractions LLC, a California-based cannabis extraction facility. read more

Chelsea Handler: From Canna-Loving Comedian To Activist

By Melanie Erbar. read more

Does Weed Hurt Your Heart? Here's What Cardiac Patients Should Know

By The Fresh Toast's Brendan Bures, provided exclusively to Benzinga Cannabis. read more

Canopy Growth Subsidiary Tweed Collective Extends Application Deadline For Projects That Back Communities In Canada

Canopy Growth  (NYSE: CGC) subsidiary Tweed Collective announced Thursday it has prolonged its application deadline read more

Cannabis Retail Sales Fall For The Third Month In A Row

Cannabis sales in the U.S.'s largest legalized markets are slowing. Total retail sales of cannabis-based products in the five-largest legal U.S. markets—Arizona, California, Colorado, Oregon, and Nevada—totaled $572 million in November. That figure is down 1.6% from October, and marks the third straight month in which sales declined. read more

'Significant Endorsement': Aphria Secures Multimillion Dollar Strategic Investment

Aphria Inc. (TSX:APHA) (NYSE: APHA) announced Friday it has agreed to receive a strategic investment from an institutional investor. read more

'Alaska pot shops to be among 1st in US to allow consumption' -ABC News Article From Thurs. Evening

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iAnthus Obtains Adult-Use License For Massachusetts Facility

iAnthus Capital Holdings, Inc (CSE:IAN) (OTC: ITHUF) said Friday it has attained approval to begin growing and processing of recreational-use cannabis at its facility in Massachusetts. read more

Shineco, Inc. Enters Into Strategic Cooperation Agreement With Pacific Islands Trade & Investment Commission

Shineco, Inc. ((", Shineco", or the ", Company", , NASDAQ:TYHT), a producer and distributor of Chinese herbal medicines, organic agricultural produce, hemp products, and various health and well-being read more

The High Road: What To Do If You're Caught Driving Under The Influence Of Marijuana

By The Fresh Toast's David Hodes, provided exclusively to Benzinga Cannabis. read more

Using Live Fish To Grow Weed: Introducing Aquaponics

Aquaponics refers to a system that combines hydroponics and fish farming — and creating a self-sustaining environment in which resources are efficiently managed. read more

Along Michigan-Ohio Border, Morenci Transformed By Marijuana

A low-slung building on the outskirts of downtown Morenci still retains the markers of its former life as a soft-serve ice cream shop. Walk-up windows, blue picnic tables for crowds of kids, even a menu tucked away in a back room: two Coney dogs, tater tots and a drink for $6. read more

Meet GPS GLOBAL, A New Cannabis Consulting Firm

Two cannabis industry leaders announced Thursday the launch of Gateway Proven Strategies, or GPS Global. read more

Nextleaf Labs Granted Health Canada Cannabis Research Licence, New IP Patent In Australia

Nextleaf Solutions Ltd (CSE:OILS) (OTC: OILFF) announced that Health Canada has granted the company a Research Licence under the Cannabis Act. read more

Analyst Raises Price Objectives For Cannabis Stocks: 'Higher Multiples Raise The Bar For All'

Cannabis stock have heated up a bit to start the new year, but BofA Securities analyst Christopher Carey sees downside ahead. read more

AgraFlora Organics Reports Farmako GmbH Obtains Drug License In UK

AgraFlora Organics International Inc. (CSE:AGRA) (OTC: AGFAF) disclosed Thursday that Farmako GmbH via its subsidiary Farmako Limited has obtained its Home Office Controlled Drug Licens read more

How To Use Marijuana To Combat Obesity: The Secret Is In Cannabis' Chemical Compounds

By The Fresh Toast's Nicole Skrobin, provided exclusively to Benzinga Cannabis. read more

The War Against Cannabis Is Over (If We Want It)

By Jessica Billingsley, CEO of Akerna Corp (NASDAQ: KERN), exclusively for Benzinga Cannabis. read more

Olli Brands Partners With Ace Valley To Create Cannabis-Infused Gummies

Toronto-based Olli Brands Inc. announced Wednesday it has partnered with Ace Valley to develop Ace Valley-branded, cannabis-infused real-fruit gummies. read more

NOBL Completes Series A Funding Round At Davos, Altitude Investment Management Among Round Participants

Cannabis data and consulting company NOBL said Thursday it finalized its Series A fundraise at Davos and capital support of £1.25 million ($1.64 million). Altitude Investment Management, Enexis AB and Artemis Growth Partners are some of the dominant cannabis investors who have supported the round. read more

Organic Hemp Certification in Five (Not So Simple) Steps

By William Sumner, Hemp Content Manager, New Frontier Data read more

Ask Our Experts: Pennsylvania's Hemp Licensing Gap

By New Frontier Data read more

Michigan Marijuana Regulatory Agency's Latest Weekly Licensing Report

In November 2018, Michigan voters legalized recreational cannabis, creating the Michigan Regulation and Taxation of Marihuana Act. Sales of recreational cannabis began Dec. 1. read more

Cannabis ETF Isn't High Yet, But It's Rebounding

It's still too early in 2020 to proclaim the cannabis equity and exchanged traded funds rebound legitimate, but at least a comeback is materializing. read more

Leaders Gather In Davos To Discuss How Cannabis Can Help Improve The State Of The World

By Saul Kaye As world leaders gather in Davos this week to discuss key issues on the global agenda, cannabis industry leaders will meet to explore the role of cannabis in creating a more sustainable future. read more

New Zealand To Reverse Law That Prohibits Cannabis Vaporizers

A law that prohibits cannabis vaporizers in New Zealand will soon be overturned, reports Marijuana Business Daily. This ministry plan for a reversal to occur before the new regulations regarding the country’s medical program come into effect April 1. read more

Liberty Health Partners With iHeartJane To Offer Enhanced E-Commerce

Florida-based dispensary brand Liberty Health Sciences Inc. (CSE:LHS) (OTCQX: LHSIF) plans to enhance its online customer shopping experience by partnering with e-commerce platform iHeartJane. read more

DJ Muggs Appointed Chief Brand Strategist At Bhang

Cannabis CPG brand company Bhang Inc. (CSE:BHNG) (OTC: BHNGF) announced Tuesday that DJ Muggs, co-founder of the popular hip-hop group Cypress Hill, and the leader of L read more

Israeli Edibles Producer Cannibble Reaches US With 'The Pelicann' Products

An Israeli-based food-tech developer of cannabis edibles Cannibble Food-Tech Ltd. announced Tuesday first sales of its products in the United States. read more

Does Marijuana Make You A Worse Driver? New Study Has Some Answers

By The Fresh Toast's Brendan Bures, provided exclusively to Benzinga Cannabis. read more

Puration Wants To Purchase Kali-Extracts CBD Confection Assets

Puration, Inc. (OTC: PURA) and Kali-Extracts, Inc. (OTC: KALY) said Tuesday they're entering into negotiations in relation to Purati read more

MediGreen US Wants To Run A Cannabis Farm In Oregon

Cannabis company MediGreen US announced Tuesday an agreement in principle to acquire a farm in Oregon, motivated by the recent Oregon’s legislature voted to enable interstate commerce in cannabis-related goods. read more

Canopy Growth Appoints Judy Schmeling As Chair Of Board Of Directors

Canopy Growth Corporation (TSX: WEED) (NYSE: CGC) said Wednesday that Judy Schmeling has been hired as chair of its board of directors and Jim Sabia read more

Analyst Dives Into Cannabis 2.0, Says There Are Fewer Suppliers And A More Concentrated Market

A survey of the provincial board’s online stores presented a more concentrated market for cannabis 2.0 products than for dried flower, Cantor Fitzgerald analyst Pablo Zuanic said in a Tuesday report. read more

Canopy Growth Appoints Judy Schmeling To Board

Canopy Growth Corporation ("Canopy Growth" or the "Company") (TSX:WEED) (NYSE:CGC) is pleased to announce that Judy Schmeling has been appointed Chair of the Board of Directors and Jim Sabia has been read more

Aphria Inc. Receives EU GMP Certification For Aphria One Facility

Aphria Inc. ("Aphria" or the "Company") (( read more

Cannabis Cultivation Basics: 5 Great Soils For Growing Marijuana

By WeedMaps News' Adam Dury, provided exclusively to Benzinga Cannabis. read more

CEO: Companies That Don't Embrace Cannabis Culture Are Going To Have 'A Hard Time Surviving'

By Natan Ponieman and Javier Hasse. CLAB, which stands for Cannabis LAB (Law, Accounting & Business), is a membership-based networking and education organization for cannabis business professionals. read more

2020 Olympics: Athletes Can Use CBD This Year

By The Fresh Toast's Brendan Bures, provided exclusively to Benzinga Cannabis. read more

Expert: There's Money To Be Made In Undervalued Cannabis Companies

Greg Chin is a partner at CohnReznick, one of the largest advisory and public accounting firms in the country. As a member of the firm’s national cannabis industry practice, he performs due diligence on cannabis deals throughout the U.S. on behalf of investors and leading multi-state operators (MSOs). read more

New Report Sheds Light On Huge Discrepancies In The Price Of CBD Products

The collective market for CBD sales is projected to surpass $20 billion by 2024 in the U.S. alone, according to BDS Analytics and Arcview Market Research. Unfortunately, for a such a booming industry, the market is not regulated as nearly as it should be. read more

30 Top Cannabis Executives, Insiders, and Experts Set To Appear At The 2020 Benzinga Cannabis Capital Conference In Miami

DETROIT, Jan. 21, 2020 --  The premier cannabis gathering and networking event is right around the corner.  read more

Analyst: Cannabis Companies Cautious About The First Half Of 2020

BofA Global Research last week published an analysis forecasting its view of the possible future for Canadian-based cannabis companies in the first half of 2020. read more

Seth Rogen And Evan Goldberg's Weed Brand Is Not Only Beautiful, But Also Committed To Social Justice

By Melanie Erbar. read more

Ignite Announces Expansion Of Product Offerings With New Division - IGNITE Beverages

Cannabis lifestyle brand Ignite International Brands Ltd (CSE:BILZ) (OTCQX: BILZF) has announced the launch of a new product division called IGNITE Beverages. read more

BMO Capital Analyst Tamy Chen On Earlier Tilray Strength Tells Benzinga, 'I noticed Tilray was up 20% the day it announced some new executive leadership appointments. Outside of that, it seems like this is a rally after many days of consecutive sell-offs'

Delayed French Medical Cannabis Pilot Program Planned For Q3 Launch

By Bill Griffin, Special Contributor to New Frontier Data In 2019, France announced plans to commence a medicinal cannabis pilot, which is now due to start in September 2020. According to New Frontier Data, the country's cannabis consumer market is worth an estimated € 9,437,336,621. read more

The Now Corporation To Use Zena Pay's Drone Smart Farming Solution

Cloud-based software company Epazz Inc (OTC:EPAZ) said Tuesday that its holding company, ZenaPay, received an orde read more

Appiphany To Change Name To Verde Bio Holdings Amid Transition To Hemp Industry

Appiphany Technologies Holdings Corp. (OTC: APHD) announced Tuesday it's working on changing its name and stock symbol following its industry focus switch. read more

Traveling For Cannabis: Edibles Most Popular Product, Colorado Favorite Destination

The beginning of 2020 was also the beginning of legal cannabis sales in Illinois, which has become the 11th state in the U.S. to legalize the recreational use of cannabis. read more

Cannabis-Infused Social Tonic Brand Cann Completes $5M Funding Round

Cannabis-infused tonic brand Cann announced Tuesday it has finalized a $5 million seed funding round, to support its 2020 development in California and across other new states. The funding round was co-led by Imaginary and JM10 Partners and joined by Navy Capital, GlobalFounders Capital, Cresco Capital, Brian Spaly of Bonobos and Trunk Club, among others. read more

Aphria Subsidiary Obtains EU GMP Certification

Aphria Inc (TSX:APHA) (NYSE: APHA) said Tuesday its subsidiary ARA-Avanti Rx Analytics has obtained a European Union Good Manufacturing Practices certification in connection with medicinal products for human use (including investigational ones), from the Malta Medicines Authority. read more

Aphria Inc. Receives EU GMP Certification For Subsidiary ARA-Avanti Rx Analytics

Aphria (NYSE:APHA) today announced that it has received its European Union Good Manufacturing Practices ("EU GMP") certification in respect of medicinal products for human use and investigational medicinal read more

New Cannabis Products: Living Tincture, Live Resin Vape, New Hemp CBD Line, And A Crazy Olfactive Device

As the cannabis market expands, it's hard to keep track of the many products that launch every week. Benzinga put together a short list of some of the most interesting new cannabis products launched recently. read more

Cannabis M&A: Fyllo Acquires CannaRegs, Jay Pharma Reverse Merges With Ameri Holdings

Jay Pharma, an evidence-based pharmaceutical cannabinoid and wellness company focused on cancer, announced last week a reverse merger with Ameri Holdings Inc (NASDAQ: AMRH). read more

Cannabis Countdown: Top 10 Marijuana Industry News Stories Of The Week

Cannabis Countdown: Top 10 Marijuana Industry News Stories of the Week read more

Cannabis Countdown: Top 10 Marijuana Stock News Stories Of The Week

Cannabis Countdown: Top 10 Marijuana Stock News Stories of the Week read more

Survey: What Could Persuade Europeans To Try CBD?

Ask Our Experts 1/19/20: Seasonality In Cannabis Demand

By New Frontier Data Q: To what extent does seasonality affect cannabis demand in the U.S.? read more

Understanding The European Appetite For CBD

By J.J. McCoy, Senior Managing Editor, New Frontier Data Last month, New Frontier Data collaborated with Colorado-based Mile High Labs to produce a  customer survey to identify the potential market for consumers of cannabidiol (CBD) among the European Union (EU). read more

The Week In Cannabis: Stocks Rebound Hard And Many More News

What a week for cannabis stocks! Finally rebounding, ETFs inched alongside many big companies in the industry. Over the last five trading days: read more

MedMen CEO Adam Bierman Talks Brand Positioning: 'Locking Up The Real Estate'

By Natan Ponieman and Javier Hasse. Medmen Enterprises Inc. (OTC: MMNFF) has the premier brand and pre-eminent footprint in the U.S. cannabis industry, CEO Adam Bierman said in an interview with Benzinga. read more

'The Marijuana Conspiracy' To Debut Saturday At Santa Barbara International Film Festival

The feature film “The Marijuana Conspiracy” will premiere in the U.S. during the 35th Santa Barbara International Film Festival Saturday, Jan. 18 at the Fiesta Theater in Santa Barbara.  read more

Revolution Global To Mentor Black-Owned-And-Operated Cannabis Business In Chicago

Revolution Global, a multi-state cannabis company, started 2020 by announcing a new partnership with Organic Urban Revitalization Solutions (OURS), a black-owned-and-operated business breaking into the cannabis cultivation, dispensary, and retail space. read more

Canopy Growth Delays THC Beverage Launch Date

Canopy Growth Corporation (TSX: WEED), (NYSE: CGC) said Friday it has made significant progress toward scaling the production process for its cannabis beverages, but it is extending out the date by which the read more

Cannabis Suppositories 101: An Intro To An Effective And Efficient Way To Consume Marijuana

By The Fresh Toast's Maria Loreto, provided exclusively to Benzinga Cannabis. read more

Hexo Shares Fall On News Of $20M Registered Direct Offering

HEXO Corp (TSX: HEXO) (NYSE: HEXO) announced Friday it has signed a definitive agreement with institutional investors for the purchase and sale of 11.98 million read more

Curaleaf Says Grassroots, Select, ATG Acquisitions On Track

Curaleaf Holdings, Inc. (CSE: CURA) (OTC: CURLF) issued an update Friday on three acquisitions: Cura Partners, Inc., Alternative Therapies Group and GR Companies Inc. read more

Cannabis Media Company The Fresh Toast Expands Again, Announces It's Now Cash Positive

The Fresh Toast, a media company focusing on cannabis and other topics, announced Friday that it has entered cash positive territory following the signing of its first medical engagement contract. read more

TerrAscend Obtains New Jersey Cultivation Permit

Cannabis company TerrAscend Corp. (CSE: TER) (OTC: TRSSF) announced Thursday that TerrAscend NJ, LLC has obtained a permit from the New Jersey Department of Health to grow medical cannabis read more

Will Cannabis Topicals Dominate The Canadian Cannabis Market? Data Suggests They Will

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What You Need To Know About Whoopi Goldberg's Cannabis Ventures

By Melanie Erbar. Whoopi Goldberg has always been a fan of cannabis, since her youth, when she would use it to relieve her menstrual cramps.  read more

Halo Labs Plans Acquisition Of North Hollywood Dispensary Applicant, Retail Management Company

Halo Labs Inc. (NEO: HALO) (OTC: AGEEF) said Thursday it has signed two letters of intent regarding the planned acquisition of 66.67% interest in a North Hollywood cannabis dispensary applicant and 100% int read more

UPDATE: Canopy Growth Says Does Not Believe Delay In Launch Of Beverage Product Will Have Material Impact On FY20 Sales

Canopy Growth Reports Scaling Process For Launch Of Beverage Is Not Complete; Co. Extending Its To-Market Date While Internal Teams Complete Final Steps

Gynica And Lumir Labs Partner Up To Find Marijuana-Based Endometriosis Treatment

Gynica, a company that focuses on clinically proven cannabis-based solutions in the field of women's health, developing optimal therapeutic results based on innovative technology and understanding of the pharmacological effects of different cannabinoids and compounds, targeted to specific female-related diseases, is collaborating with Lumir Lab, a research read more

Proper Report: What We Learned About Weed In 2019

By Kate Ryan, via A Proper High. read more

Capital Raise, M&A Activity Remains Light Heading Into 2020

The Viridian Cannabis Deal Tracker provides the deal data/terms/valuations/structures and market intelligence that cannabis companies, investors, and acquirers utilize to make informed decisions regarding capital and M&A strategy. read more

One World Pharma Honored By Colombian Lawmakers For Humanitarian Activities

Cannabis and hemp producer One World Pharma, Inc. read more

Platinum Recording Artists Hollywood Undead Release Cannabis Brand, New Video Ahead Of Tour With Papa Roach

Platinum recording artist Hollywood Undead just released a new video in support of the band's tour this year with Papa Roach, as well as its own cannabis brand, Dove & Grenade, which features boxed pre-rolled cannabis joins and other products. read more

Root Wellness CBD Launches Campaign To Replant Trees In Australia After Wildfires

The most disastrous wildfires seen in decades have been shattering Australia since July. At least 28 people across the nation have lost their lives, and more than 3,000 homes in the state of New South Wales have been ruined, according to CNN. read more

National Expungement Week Announces 2020 Dates, Releases 2019 Impact Report

Organizers for National Expungement Week (N.E.W.), a grassroots movement to clear and/or seal eligible convictions from among the 77 million Americans disenfranchised by criminal records, have announced N.E.W. 2020 will take place Sept. 19-26, 2020. read more

Scoop: High Times To Launch Cannabis Dispensaries In Los Angeles And Las Vegas, Names New President

The 45-year-old cannabis media and events company High Times is officially announcing Thursday its intent to open dispensaries bearing its iconic logo in two of the world’s largest adult-use cannabis markets: Los Angeles, California, and Las Vegas, Nevada. read more

Organigram Reaches Medical Cannabis Supply Agreement With Shoppers

Organigram Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ: OGI) (TSX: OGI), the parent company of Organigram Inc., said Thursday it has struck a supply agreement with Medical Cannabis by Shoppers, a subsidiary of Shoppers Drug Mart Inc. read more

GW Pharma Analyst Expects $475M In Sales Of CBD Drug Expidiolex This Year

GW Pharmaceuticals PLC- ADR (NASDAQ: GWPH) exceeded fourth-quarter estimates for Epidiolex sales, notching $108 million in revenue for the CBD drug, read more

Jim Belushi Takes On Your Blues With His Pot

By Melanie Erbar. Who doesn’t know the legendary film “The Blues Brothers, personified by “Saturday Night Live” alumni John Belushi and Dan Aykroyd? read more

Abacus Health Products Are Coming To More Bed Bath & Beyond Shelves

Abacus Health Products, Inc. (CSE: ABCS) (OTC: ABAHF) said this week that Bed Bath & Beyond (NASDAQ: BBBY) will increase its distribution of CBDMEDIC products from around 200 stores to more than 1,000 stores across the U.S.  read more

Seems Like Americans Are Not Quite Ready To Invest In Marijuana Stocks

By The Fresh Toast's Rudy Sanchez, provided exclusively to Benzinga Cannabis. read more

AndCan Index Up In October: US Demand For Legal Cannabis Rising

Anderson Economic Group’s monthly AndCan Index shows resumed growth in U.S. demand for legal cannabis products in October 2019. This follows a two month plateau in August and September as the market took a break from uninterrupted growth between January and July. read more

MDHHS Reports State's Third Vaping-Related Death

The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services announced there has been a third death associated with the outbreak of vaping-related lung injuries in the state. MDHHS was notified about the death of an adult male on Dec. 19. No other information about the individual will be released due to confidentiality reasons. read more

Ask Our Experts: What's The Status Of Hemp In India?

By New Frontier Data Q: What is the legal status of hemp in India, and what are the market opportunities? read more

New Hemp Crops Cannot Escape An Old Adversary: Mold

By New Frontier Data While the first full year of America's federally restored domestic hemp industry began with U.S. farmers energized by enthusiasm for seemingly limitless commercial possibilities, by its end a host of practical realities had dampened many of their outlooks. read more

Cannabis REIT Acquires Virginia Property, Signs Lease With Green Leaf Medical

Innovative Industrial Properties, Inc. (NYSE: IIPR) said Wednesday it has finalized the acquisition of a property in Richmond, Virginia, which should account for 82,000 sq. feet of industrial space. The purchase price for the property was set to around $11.8 million without transaction expenses. read more

Aphria Launches Plant Positivity Winter Garden To Help Fight The Winter Blues

Aphria Inc. (TSX:APHA)(NYSE: APHA) announced Thursday it will launch Plant Positivity Winter Garden on Jan. 20, which has recently been referred to as "Blue Monday." It's considered the most depressing day of the year, because of weather conditions, low motivation levels and debt status, the company said. read more

House Committee Holds Hearing On 'Cannabis Policies for the New Decade'

On Wednesday, members of the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health held a hearing titled “Cannabis Policies for the New Decade." read more

Can-Fite, Univo Pharma Report Collaboration For Discovery, Applied Patent For Cannabinoid Formulations With Broad Therapeutic Effects

Can-Fite BioPharma Ltd. (NYSE:CANF) (TASE:CFBI), a biopharmaceutical company with a pipeline of proprietary small molecule drugs that address inflammatory, cancer and liver diseases, today announced new findings in its read more

The Impact Of The Vaping Illness Outbreak On Young Users

The newest report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention states there have been 2,602 people hospitalized due to vaping-related lung injury cases nationwide. As of Jan. 7, 57 deaths have been confirmed in 27 states and the District of Columbia. read more

Arcview Group Names Kimberly Kovacs As New President

The Arcview Group announced its new president Kimberly Kovacs, a longtime angel investor, member of Arcview and cannabis executive. Kovacs will take the lead on Arcview's overall membership and growth strategy. Kovacs founded MyJane, and co-founded six additional companies, raising over $100 million in capital for these ventures. read more

Compass Pathways Obtains Patent For Psilocybin Depression Treatment

Mental health care company COMPASS Pathways said Monday it has received a U.S. patent for its method of treating drug-resistant depression using a psilocybin formulation. read more

Organigram Analysts Say Stock's Post-Earnings Rally 'Overdone,' Company Should Add Leverage

Organigram Holdings Inc. OGI (TSX:OGI) reported first-quarter net revenue of CA$25.2 million ($19.3 million) Tuesday, up 102% year-over-year from CA$12.4 million. read more

Driven Deliveries Shares Operational Update Ahead Of Q4 Print

Driven Deliveries Inc. (OTC: DRVD), a California-based online cannabis retailer and direct-to-consumer delivery company, shared some information about its fourth quarter ahead of its earnings announcement, expected in late February. read more

Carlos Santana, Left Coast Partner On Cannabis, Hemp CBD Products Inspired By Musician's Latin Heritage

Carlos Santana and Left Coast Ventures announced the development of premium cannabis and CBD brands Wednesday under the guitarist and marijuana advocate's brand. read more

Megan Rapinoe: An Advocate Of All Things Progressive

Megan Rapinoe is a professional soccer player and advocate for gender equality and LGBTQAI+ rights. She currently captains both the Reign FC team and the United States women's national soccer team. read more

Study Links Cannabis Use During Pregnancy To Infant Health Risks

By The Fresh Toast's Brendan Bures, provided exclusively to Benzinga Cannabis. read more

NYC To Host Economics Of Psychedelics Investing Summit

The Green Market Summit, an event series by the cannabis financial news publication Green Market Report, is hosting a half-day event on the emerging trend of psychedelics, focusing on current and future investment opportunities: The Economics of Psychedelics Investing. read more

The Latest Tech For Growing Cannabis

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New Cannabis Products: Hemp, CBD Soft Gels For Free, Mobile Verification System And A Concentrates Device

As the cannabis market expands, it's hard to keep track of the many products that launch every week. Benzinga put together a short list of some of the most interesting new cannabis products launched recently. read more

Tilray Expands Leadership Team With Former Executives At Molson Coors, Revlon

Tilray, Inc. (NASDAQ: TLRY), announced Tuesday two new additions to its global leadership team: Jon Levin as COO and Michael Kruteck as CFO. The company’s current CFO, Mark Castaneda will transition to the role of Strategic Business Development with Kruteck’s appointment being effective immediately. read more

Wednesday's Market Minute: How Will The Party End?

By some definitions, stocks are on the biggest tear of this bull market yet. Take out the energy sector and the year-over-year change in the S&P 500 is the biggest since the very beginning of the rally, when the global economy was exiting the great financial crisis, according to the bears at Crescat Capital. Forward valuations in the Nasdaq have surpassed their frothy peak of Jan. read more

Organigram Shares Jump On Q1 Print, Cannabis Company Doubles Net Revenue

Organigram Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ: OGI) (TSX: OGI) released first-quarter financial results Tuesday, reporting net revenue of CA$25.2 million ($19.3 million), up read more

A Snapshot Of America's Medical Marijuana Markets: Ohio

Ohio Gov. John Kasich signed House Bill 523 into law in June 2016, legalizing medical cannabis in the state. Sales finally began in January 2019.  read more

Cannabis Conclave Returning To Davos: Meet Benzinga At The Event

The Cannabis Conclave is returning to Davos on Jan. 23, alongside the World Economic Forum. read more

Hemp Synergistics Appoints Dan Kohler As CEO

Hemp Synergistics, a hemp extraction laboratory producing THC-free custom CBD formulations, has appointed Dan Kohler as its new CEO. Kohler has crafted success in his career through his ability to link innovative business strategies to operating excellence and profitable growth initiatives. read more

What To Know About The Launch Of CBD Brand Saint Jane In Sephora

As of Jan. 10, SAINT JANE's Luxury Beauty Serum ($125) and the Deluxe Travel Luxury Beauty Serum ($38) can be found at more than 280 Sephora locations across the U.S. Luxury Beauty Serum is formulated with a very high concentration (500mg) of CBD. read more

Montana Activists Submit 2020 Marijuana Legalization Ballot Initiatives For Review

Montana cannabis activists have taken a first step towards full adult use legalization. read more

Why Your CBD Is Probably Illegal

By Eric Smart, CEO and founder at Myaderm. read more

New Cannabis Products: The 2nd Gen PAX Era, Low-THC Pre-Rolls And A Wireless Charging Vape

As the cannabis market expands, it's hard to keep track of the many products that launch every week. Benzinga put together a short list of some of the most interesting new cannabis products launched recently. read more

Ericka Pittman Becomes First African-American Woman To Hold CMO Position At MSO

Ericka Pittman is joining Viola, a leading producer and licensed wholesaler of cannabis products created by Al Harrington. Pittman is the first African American female CMO of a multi-state cannabis operator. In her role, she will be tasked with building brand awareness for the company and emphasizing Viola’s purpose and social equity driven mission. read more

Canopy Growth, Fire & Flower Among Companies Bidding To Operate New Brunswick's Cannabis Sales

New Brunswick has attracted interest from companies that submitted proposals to operate the Canadian province's retail, wholesale and e-commerce sales of recreational cannabis. read more

This Cannabis Media Company Donated $425K To Cannabis Industry Initiatives Last Year

Marijuana Business Daily recently announced it had donated more than $425,000 in cash and in-kind donations to cannabis industry initiatives throughout 2019, through its Industry Giveback Program. read more

Aphria's Q2 Cannabis Sales Exceed Cantor Fitzgerald's Expectations

Aphria Inc. (TSX: APHA) APHA reported a second-quarter net loss of CA$7.9 million ($6.1 million) or CA$0.03 per share versus Tuesday versus net income of CA$16.4 million, or CA$0.07 read more

New Mexico Medical Marijuana: Upcoming Rulemaking Meeting Sets The Stage For Adult-Use Legalization

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Lannett Shares Jolted By FDA Approval Of Cocaine Spray For Nasal Surgery

Pharmaceutical products manufacturer Lannett Company, Inc. (NYSE: LCI) said Monday that its New Drug Application for cocaine hydrochloride nasal solution under the read more

695,000 Visitors Spending $90 Each: 2019 Numbers From The Largest Dispensary In The World

Planet 13 Holdings Inc (OTC: PLNHF), the operator of the world’s largest cannabis dispensary, recently announced some preliminary unaudited numbers for its 2019 operations.  In 2019, Planet 13 Las Vegas saw more than 1 million visitors come through its doors. read more

CB2 Insights Partners With Vireo Health To Help Advance Medical Cannabis Clinical Trial

CB2 Insights (CSE: CBII) (OTC: CBIIF) said Tuesday it has partnered with Vireo Health International Inc. (CNSX: VREO) (OTC: VREOF) to improve the proof of safety and efficacy for cannabinoid therapy. read more

How A Channel Island Is Leading Progressive European Hemp Regulations

By Bill Griffin, Special Contributor to New Frontier Data Recent changes in laws regarding hemp cultivation and processing in Jersey have resulted in a dramatic increase in the crop grown on the largest among the Channel Islands between England and France. read more

Aphria Trades Down As Bottom Line Turns Negative In Q2

Aphria Inc. (TSX: APHA) (NYSE: APHA) reported second-quarter financial results Tuesday, with net revenue of CA$120.6 million ($92.2 million), up 457% y read more

Tilray Appoints Jon Levin COO And Michael Kruteck CFO

Aphria Sees FY20 Sales C$575M-C$625M, Adj. EBITDA C$35M-C$42M

Outlook Carl Merton, Aphria's Chief Financial Officer commented, "We are updating our annual outlook with a little over four months left in our fiscal year to reflect certain market dynamics that have evolvedOutlook read more

Aphria Q2 Sales C$120.60M Up From C$21.67M YoY, Revenue For Adult-Use Cannabis $29M Up 46% YoY

Key Operating Highlights Revenue for adult-use cannabis of $29.0 million in the second quarter, an increase of 46% from prior quarter. Net cannabis revenue of $33.7 million in the second quarter, an increase of 9% read more

5 Things To Watch In Cannabis In 2020

2019 was a hard year for cannabis stocks. As the industry struggled to start showing profitability, companies tried their best to strengthen their presence in the U.S. with a great wave of consolidation through M&A. read more

Hawaii's Cannabis Decriminalization Law Takes Effect

Hawaii became the 26th state to decriminalize marijuana in 2019.  read more

Shoppers Drug Mart Subsidiary To Distribute Avicanna Medical Cannabis, Derma-Cosmetic Products In Canada

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Cantor Fitzgerald On Aurora Cannabis: Buy The Dip

Shares of Aurora Cannabis Inc (NYSE: ACB) have declined by 30% over the past 32 days, versus a 10% pullback in its direct peer group. The stock has come under pressure due to analyst downgrades and “misplaced market chatter,” according to Cantor Fitzgerald. read more

'Clear Demonstration Of Discipline': Fire & Flower Reaches Milestone Of 45 Cannabis Retail Stores

Fire & Flower Holdings Corp. (TSX: FAF) (OTC: FFLWF) said Monday it has reached a milestone of 45 open and running cannabis retail stores. read more

Respira Technologies Closes $2.25M Seed Funding Round

Respira Technologies, a platform biotechnology company offering a “no heat” pod-based inhalation system for nicotine, THC or CBD -- WAVE --announced last week it had closed a $2.25 million seed-funding round led by Evolution Venture Partners and Poseidon Asset Management. read more

Cannabis In The Heartland: What's Going On In Kansas?

By Kelly Rippel. read more

ManifestSeven Acquires Women-Focused Cannabis Delivery Co. Lady Chatterley Health

California-based omnichannel cannabis platform ManifestSeven continues its state-wide expansion, this time with the acquisition of Lady Chatterley Health, a San Francisco-based legal cannabis delivery service focused on high-end women’s products. read more

5 Ways To Consume Cannabis Without Smoking Weed

By The Fresh Toast's Brendan Bures, provided exclusively to Benzinga Cannabis. read more

GW Pharma Reports Preliminary Q4 Revenue Of $108M, 'Exceptional' Launch Year For Epidiolex

GW Pharmaceuticals plc (NASDAQ: GWPH) issued preliminary unaudited fourth-quarter financial results Sunday that show total net product sales of around $108 million. read more

Extraction Lab Hemp Synergistics Gets $1.5M Seed Investment

Hemp Synergistics, a hemp extraction laboratory producing THC-free custom CBD formulations recently announced it received $1.5 million in seed funding to launch a high-tech laboratory. read more

Florida Cannabis Company Trulieve Files Libel Suit Against Short Seller Grizzly Research

Less than a month after short seller Grizzly Research published a report claiming that Trulieve Cannabis Corp (OTC: TCNNF) is “a fraud,” Trulieve has filed read more

TerrAscend Completes $33.5M Non-Brokered Private Placement

TerrAscend Corp. (CSE: TER) (OTC: TRSSF) announced Monday that it has finalized a non-brokered private placement with orders reaching a total of around $33.5 million, inc read more

Cannabis Countdown: Top 10 Marijuana Industry News Stories Of The Week

Cannabis Countdown: Top 10 Marijuana Industry News Stories of the Week read more

Cannabis Countdown: Top 10 Marijuana Stock News Stories Of The Week

Cannabis Countdown: Top 10 Marijuana Stock News Stories of the Week read more

States With Potential To Pass New Cannabis Legalization Measures In 2020

As 2020 begins, 19 states are actively debating reform policies: 11 states with active medical cannabis programs are considering legalizing it for adult use, and 8 states may adopt their own medical-use programs. read more

Ask Our Experts 1/12/20: Illinois Opens Its Adult-Use Market

Q: Adult-use sales began in Illinois this month, with long lines and product shortages. Is that normal? When will the shortages and long lines end? read more

Cannabis Industry Focal Points, 2020: 10 Market Trends For The New Year

By John Kagia, Chief Knowledge Officer, New Frontier Data read more

The Details Of The Acquisition Of Sapphire Biotech By Medical Marijuana Inc.'s AXIM Biotech

Medical Marijuana, Inc. (OTC: MJNA) announced Thursday that its investment company, AXIM Biotechnologies In read more

Weed And Women's Sexual Health And Wellness: New Approaches, New Products, And A New Paradigm

By WeedMaps News' Mary Jane Gibson, provided exclusively to Benzinga Cannabis. read more

How Cannabis Can Interfere With And Disrupt Leukemia Cells

By The Fresh Toast's Brea Mosley, provided exclusively to Benzinga Cannabis. read more

Federal Health Agency Director Says Marijuana's Legal Status Is 'Big Deterrent' To Research

By The Fresh Toast's Maria Loreto, provided exclusively to Benzinga Cannabis. read more

MAZAKALI's List Of Things To Watch In Cannabis In 2020

This article was originally published on MAZAKALI's website. read more

The Week In Cannabis: New York, Mississippi, Illinois, Mexico, High Times And More

Week two of 2020 was an exciting one, with New York Gov. read more

Kansas City Fed Reports On Colorado Cannabis Market, Says Federal Illegality Continues To Create Banking Problems

The Federal Reserve Bank Of Kansas City recently published a report analyzing Colorado’s cannabis market and said the cannabis industry is going to maintain a growth tendency as long as public support for legalization spreads. read more

Flora Growth To Acquire Colombian Pharma Company Cronomed

Flora Growth Corp. said Thursday it has signed a letter of intent with Latin Canada Pharma Inc. to fully acquire Grupo Farmaceutico Cronomed S.A.S., or Cronomed.  read more

Chicago Airports Install Cannabis Amnesty Boxes

O'Hare International Airport and Midway Airport have installed boxes for passengers to dispose of any cannabis they might have before boarding an airplane in the wake of the legalization of recreational marijuana in Illinois on Jan. 1.  read more

What Is Weed Wine, How It's Made, And Which Ones Are Worth Trying

By WeedMaps News' Tess Rose Lampert, provided exclusively to Benzinga Cannabis. read more

Ascend Wellness Obtains Provisional License For Boston Dispensary

Vertically-integrated cannabis company, Ascend Wellness Holdings said Thursday its subsidiary, Ascend Mass, obtained provisional license from the Massachusetts Cannabis Contro read more

Michigan Marijuana Regulatory Agency's Latest Weekly Licensing Report

In November 2018, Michigan voters legalized recreational cannabis, creating the Michigan Regulation and Taxation of Marihuana Act. Sales of recreational cannabis began Dec. 1. read more

Cannabis Tech Companies On Restrictions At CES: 'Lots Of Room For Growth Ahead'

The tech industry and the cannabis industry are having a hard time getting along. read more

Aurora Cannabis Downgraded By Piper Sandler, BofA

Over the last 12 months, Aurora Cannabis Inc. (NYSE: ACB) shares have fallen 70%. Two sell-side analysts turned bearish on the cannabis stock Friday.  read more

Piper Sandler Downgrades Aurora Cannabis From Neutral To Underweight, Cuts Price Target From $3 To $1

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Cresco Labs Closes On 'Transformational' Origin House Acquisition

Vertically integrated cannabis company Cresco Labs Inc. (CSE: CL) (OTC: CRLBF) said Wednesday that it it has completed its read more

SOL Global Announces Proposed Go-Public Plan For CannCure Via Reverse Takeover By Goldstream Minerals

SOL Global Investments Corp (CSE: SOL) (OTC: SOLCF) and Goldstream Minerals Inc (NEX: GSX.H) announced Wednesday that Goldstream and CannCure Investments Inc, a portfolio company of SOL Global, have entered into a letter of intent Thursday that would have Goldstream acqu read more

7 Weed Hacks For The Experienced Cannabis Consumer

By The Fresh Toast's Terry Hacienda, provided exclusively to Benzinga Cannabis. read more

As Vaping Illnesses Decline, Impact On Market Appears To Peak

Recent data from BDS Analytics suggests that the market fallout from the e-cigarette/vaping-associated illness (EVALI) crisis has peaked.  The news coincides with a late December report from the Centers for Disease Control that found new cases of EVALI were on the decline. read more

Hydroponic Supplier GrowGeneration's Same-Store Sales Rise 36% Year-Over-Year

Hydroponic gardening retail chain GrowGeneration Corp. (NASDAQ: GRWG) posted record revenue Wednesday of $80 million for fiscal 2019, up $51 million from the previous year.  Fourth-quarter revenue totaled $26 million, nearly triple the $9.1 million recorded in the same period one year ago.  read more

Constellation Brands CEO Talks Beer, Seltzer, Canopy Investment With Cramer

Constellation Brands, Inc. (NYSE: STZ) reported fiscal third-quarter results Wednesday, and  read more

KushCo Shares Fizzle On Q1 Print, CEO Says Vaping Crisis Impacted Results

KushCo Holdings, Inc. (OTC: KSHB) reported fiscal first-quarter revenue of $35 million Wednesday compared to $25.32 million in the same quarter of the prior year. read more

New York Governor Pushes Marijuana Legalization In 2020

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo proposed the legalization of adult-use marijuana during his State of the State address Wednesday in Albany.  read more

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