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Exclusive: WAYV, Hypur Partner To Launch Digital, 'Credit Card-Like' Finance Solution For Cannabis Industry

WAYV, the VC-backed company launched by Eaze’s founder Keith McCarty, and finance and compliance tech company Hypur have partnered up to launch a “credit card-like” B2B technology solution for the cannabis industry. read more

Uruguay Senate Approves New Bill To Regulate Access To Medical Cannabis

By Silvia Muñoz, ICCI. read more

This Company Is Sending Hemp Tissue Culture To Outer Space

Front Range Biosciences announced their partnership with SpaceCells USA and BioServe Space Technologies at the University of Colorado to send hemp and coffee tissue culture to space. The mission will transport plant cultures to space via SpaceX to examine zero gravity's effects on the plants' metabolic pathways. read more

DNA Genetics Announces Agreement With Green Peak To Make The Most Of Michigan Adult-Use Cannabis Market

OG DNA Genetics recently disclosed a licensing agreement in conjunction with Green Peak Innovations, a medical cannabis producer and distributor in the Michigan market. read more

Medical Marijuana Inc. Portfolio Company Kannalife Now Trading On The OTCQB

Kannalife Inc. (OTC: KLFE), a portfolio investment company of Medical Marijuana Inc (OTC: MJNA), is now trading on the OTCQB markets under the ticker symbol "KLFE." read more

Cannabis Sales Increase During Green Wednesday, Black Friday

In 2019, cannabis sales saw a boost during specialized sales events surrounding Thanksgiving. Green Wednesday The day prior to Thanksgiving, Nov. 27, many cannabis retailers celebrated Green Wednesday, a sales event in which they offered special discounts on cannabis products. read more

Analyst: No Near-Term Catalysts Ahead For Consumer CBD

Cantor Fitzgerald took a cautious view on the consumer CBD sector Tuesday. Consumer CBD has "no obvious near-term catalysts," said analyst Pablo Zuanic.  read more

Podcast: Hip Hop And The Politics Of Weed With Benzinga's Javier Hasse And Digital Underground's 'Vegas Don'

Podcast via Hip Hop Meets Politics. The Politics Of Weed 2 November 19th, 2019 | 41:05 | E10 Episode Summary read more

Michigan Cannabis Retailers Running Out Of Flower, Setting Purchase Limits To Meet Demand

Demand for recreational weed is pretty high in Michigan. read more

Curaleaf Appoints Joe Bayern As President

Curaleaf Holdings, Inc. (CSE: CURA) (OTC: CURLF) said Monday that Joe Bayern would take the position of president of the company, effective immediately. He will answer to CEO, Joseph Lusardi. read more

Cannabis Brands Seek To Rise Above The Vaping Crisis By Combining Branding, Luxury And Affordability

The marketing hurdles for a legal cannabis industry get higher by the day. As if dealing with decades of negative associations of stoner culture and drug wars was not enough, the industry now faces its first true post-legalization marketing crisis: vaping illnesses and deaths caused by toxic, untested ingredients in vape cartridges. read more

AgraFlora Organics Receives Health Canada's Research License For Bottling Facility

AgraFlora Organics International Inc. read more

Arcadia Bio Launches Hemp Seeds Brand: 'Just The Beginning Of Our Ambitions'

Arcadia Biosciences Inc (NASDAQ: RKDA), a developer of food ingredients and nutritional oils, with some pre-existing hemp assets and a partnership with Shane Vi read more

Podcast: An Inside Look At Cannabis Jobs With Benzinga's Andrew Ward

Podcast via Kannaboomers. read more

MLB May Halt Marijuana Testing For Minor Leaguers

Major League Baseball is working on a new drug agreement with the players’ union that would introduce several changes to athlete drug testing, according to CBS Sports.  read more

Five Key Findings From New Frontier Data's European CBD Survey

By Bill Griffin, Special Contributor to New Frontier Data read more

Arcadia Biosciences Launches 'GoodHemp' Hemp Seeds With Ultra-Low THC Variety

DAVIS, Calif., Dec. 10, 2019 /PRNewswire/ --Arcadia Biosciences, Inc. (NASDAQ:RKDA), a leader in science-based approaches to enhancing the quality and nutritional value of crops and food ingredients, today read more

Apeks Supercritical Launches Intelligent Vision Technology For Cannabis, Hemp Extraction

Later this week, Apeks Supercritical will introduce its new smart CO2 extraction system, ReFraction. The system uses artificial intelligence to provide operators with valuable insights on what’s occurring inside the machine, helping them increase efficiency and customize their yields. read more

Dollar General Corp Announces Availability Of About 20 CBD Product Skus In Approximately 1,100 Stores In Tennessee And Kentucky

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Exclusive: The FADER Launches Its Own Weed Brand Ahead Of Its Famous Annual SXSW Party

The FADER, one of the best-known music and culture publications in North America, will be launching a new line of cannabis products, Benzinga has learned exclusively. read more

Tress Capital Invests In Israeli Cannabis Incubator

The cannabis private equity firm Tress Capital said Monday that it's making a strategic investment in Israel-Cannabis, or iCAN.  read more

Exclusive: Accela, NCS Analytics Partner On 'All-In-One' Cannabis Regulatory System

The GovTech company Accela is partnering with data analytics firm NCS Analytics to create a next-generation cannabis regulation system. read more

Willow Industries Launches First Non-Extraction Cannabis Remediation Facility In US

Willow Industries, a company focused on cannabis decontamination, said Monday that it has opened the first non-extraction based cannabis remediation plant in the U.S. in Watsonville, California. read more

Holistic Industries Makes $20M Investment In Michigan HQ

Holistic Industries, a cannabis operator from the United States, disclosed the investment of $20 million in its Madison Heights, Michigan headquarters. The investment aims to build an environmentally friendly generator of economic development for the city and its residents.  read more

Vanguard Scientific Launches Lease-To-Own Program For Cannabis Supercritical CO2 Extractions Systems

Vanguard Scientific, a full-service resource for end-to-end botanical extraction for cannabis and hemp, is launching its MIDAS Lease Program during MJBizCon this week. read more

Cresco Labs Completes First Harvest From Lincoln-Based Cultivation Facility

Vertically-integrated cannabis company Cresco Labs (CSE:CL) (OTC: CRLBF) announced Monday it has finished its first harvest from its cultivation facility in Lincoln, Illinois. read more

Benzinga Heads To Miami For The First Cannabis Capital Conference Of 2020

DETROIT — The premier gathering of cannabis entrepreneurs and investors in North America, the Benzinga Cannabis Capital Conference, is heading to Miami in 2020 for its sixth installment. read more

North Dakota Officials Receive Measure For Adult-Use Cannabis Legalization

A grassroots organization that works on reforming marijuana laws in North Dakota, Legalize ND, submitted a measure for adult-use cannabis legalization to the secretary of state’s office Thursday, according to Marijuana Moment. read more

Confused Consumers Ask: Where Does The FDA Stand On CBD?

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

Canopy Growth Analyst Says Constellation Brands Likely To Bid On Cannabis Company's Equity

Canopy Growth (NYSE: CGC) shares jumped Monday when the company announced the appointment of Constellation Brands (NYSE: STZ) CFO David Klein as the cannabis company's CEO.  read more

Medicine Man Hires Justin Dye As CEO, Executive Chairman

Medicine Man Technologies Inc. (OTC: MDCL) announced Monday that it has appointed Justin Dye of Dye Capital as CEO and executive chairman. read more

Core One Labs Subsidiary Enters Into Project With Reiziger Holland To Boost Harvest Yields

Core One Labs Inc. (CSE: COOL), (OTC: CLABF), said Monday its subsidiary Core Isogenics Inc. read more

Halo Labs Partners With OG DNA Genetics To Produce Premium Genetics In Oregon

Halo Labs Inc. (NEO:HALO) (OTC: AGEEF) said Monday it has entered a strategic partnership with OG DNA Genetics Inc. to develop its genetics in Oregon. The agreement is set to five years with the options of five-year renewals. 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

Shineco Says Its Subsidiary Tenjove NewHemp Biotech Has Achieved 'Good Progress' With Hemp Planting, Product Research & Development And Technical Supports

BEIJING, Dec. 09, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Shineco, Inc. ((", Shineco", or the ", Company", , NASDAQ:TYHT), a producer and distributor of Chinese herbal medicines, organic agricultural produce, hemp read more

European CBD Perceptions Vary By Region

Conducted in October, New Frontier Data's 2019 European CBD Survey polled 3,100 respondents from the continent about their attitudes and use involving CBD. read more

Examining European CBD Patterns And Preferences Per Regional Markets

By New Frontier Data Cannabidiol (CBD) is undergoing exponential growth in awareness, popularity, and use. Nowhere else is that much more evident than in the European Union (EU), home to 512 million potential consumers across 28 countries, and the world's second-largest CBD market after the United States. read more

Ask Our Experts 12/8/19: Overview Of 2019 North American Market

By New Frontier Data read more

The Financial Environment For Cannabis Brands

By Michael Harlow, CPA, Partner, CohnReznick read more

New Frontier Data Completes Diligence, Moves Forward With Civilized Acquisition

New Frontier Data, the global authority in data, analytics and business intelligence for the cannabis industry, today announced it has completed its diligence and will move forward with its acquisition of leading cannabis lifestyle media company Civilized Worldwide Inc., after announcing its in read more

Canopy Growth Appoints Constellation CFO As The Cannabis Company's New CEO

Canopy Growth Corporation (TSX: WEED) (NYSE: CGC) announced Monday that David Klein has been hired as the company’s new CEO, effective Jan. 14, 2020. read more

Canopy Growth Announces David Klein CEO, Klein Currently Serves as EVP and CFO at Constellation Brands

The Week In Cannabis: Brazil Regulates Sales, Michigan Starts Adult Sales, Lil Wayne Goes Green, Federal Agencies Move Forward

The largest country in Latin America, Brazil, has finally regulated cannabis sales. read more

New Cream Targets Brain's Cannabinoid Receptors Without Using THC Or CBD

Detroit doctors Jessica and Rachel Kado launched CB2++ Repair Cream, a patented product that provides inflammation and pain relief by targeting the body's CB2 cannabinoid receptor. A plant-based, non-prescription cream, this product binds cannabinoid receptors without using THC or CBD. read more

'Exceeded Our Expectations': First Latin American Study On CBD, Epilepsy Completed

A research team at Garrahan Children’s Hospital, a public pediatric research hospital in Buenos Aires, Argentina, completed the continent’s first clinical trials on CBD. The study adds overwhelming evidence of the compound’s efficacy in treating refractory epilepsy in children. read more

Eco-Friendly Cannabis Blooms In Southern California

When someone uses the words “green” and “cannabis” in the same sentence, they aren’t normally referring to how eco-friendly the cannabis industry is. And that’s an issue Especially for California — a state that is juggling increased flooding, droughts and raging wildfires.  read more

Meet mymilligram, The New Cannabis Midcrodosing Box

Cannabis microdosing-focused media brand mymilligram has launched a direct-to consumer subscription box featuring some of its staff’s favorite low-dose marijuana products: the mymilly box. read more

Supreme Cannabis Announces New Board Member

Supreme Cannabis Company Inc (OTC: SPRWF)(TSE:FIRE) announced the appointment of Jackie Poriadjian-Asch as a new independent director of its Board, effective Dec. 10. read more

The End Of An Era: Willie Nelson Has Officially Stopped Smoking Weed

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

What The Vape Scare Means For Cannabis Sales

By Cy Scott, Headset CEO. read more

Federal Agencies Clarify Banking Rules For Hemp Businesses

On Oct. 29, the United States Department of Agriculture released its long-awaited draft regulations for hemp production. On Dec. 3, four federal agencies Issued a statement clarifying the legal status of hemp businesses and their requirements for obtaining financial services. read more

Driven Deliveries Shares Jump On Revenue Data

Online cannabis retailer Driven Deliveries Inc. (OTC: DRVD) reported Thursday that it generated more than $1 million in revenue in October and $1.2 million in November. read more

Canopy Growth's Cannabis 2.0 Products Will Hit Shelves In Canada Next Month

Last week, Canopy Growth Corporation (TSX:WEED)(NYSE: CGC) formally unveiled its line of products set for "cannabis 2.0." The company projects that in the majority of read more

Bank Of America Looks At Colorado Sales In Monthly Cannabis Tracker

Bank of America has launched a monthly U.S. cannabis tracker that utilizes data from BDS Analytics, in which it will analyze trends in dollars, price/mix, volume and share. Analyst Christopher Carey broke down the first iterations of the tracker. read more

'Pushing The Boundaries Of Cannabis Freedom': Southern California's First Drive-Thru Dispensary Opens

Cannabis retailer Harborside (OTC: HSDEF)(CSE:HBOR) has opened the first cannabis dispensary drive-thru in Southern California, and the second in the state, according to read more

Canopy Growth Offers Update On 2.0 Product Rollout: Sees New Products Being Available In Most Markets Jan. 2020

Cannabis Investment Manager Silverleaf Venture Enters Strategic Partnership With Hedgeye

Cannabis oriented investment manager, Silverleaf Venture Partners LLC, and investment research firm Hedgeye Risk announced Thursday a strategic partnership. The idea behind the collaboration is for Hedgeye to grant research and investment consulting services to the General Partner managing Silverleaf’s third investment fund. read more

Cannabis Stock Gainers And Losers From Dec. 5, 2019

Gainers Aphria (NYSE: APHA) shares increased by 0.32% to close at $4.68.Columbia Care (OTC: CCHWF) shares rose 3.15%, to close at $2.33. read more

What You Need To Know About The International Cannabis Business Awards In Las Vegas

Every year, the movers and shakers in the cannabis industry gather in Las Vegas for a week of events and networking. This year, one of the longest-standing award shows in the space, The Cannabis Business Awards, is landing in Sin City for the first time since its inception, with an impressive lineup and an outstanding list of nominees. read more

The 'Titleist Of CBD': Pro Golfer Scott McCarron Says CBD Oil Helped Him Win In 2019

PGA Tour Champions player Scott McCarron has been playing remarkable golf over the past two years. read more

The Science Behind Cannabis And Healthier Bodies

By The Fresh Toast's Trey Reckling, provided exclusively to Benzinga Cannabis. read more

22nd Century Enters CBD Space With $24M Investment In Panacea

22nd Century Group Inc (NYSE: XXII) a plant biotechnology company focused on tobacco and cannabis plant research, on Wednesday announced the i read more

Meet The New, Shopify-Powered, B2B Online CBD Ordering Platform

Global Cannabinoids, a bulk and wholesale supplier of U.S. hemp-derived cannabinoids, has officially opened its new online store powered by Shopify Inc (NYSE: SHOP). read more

Canopy Growth Is Prepared For 'Cannabis 2.0' In Canada, Analysts Say

Canopy Growth Inc. (NYSE: CGC) (TSE:WEED) recently announced its new product line amid Canada's "cannabis 2.0" launch this month. Here's what the sell-side thinks. read more

Core One Labs Posts Q3 Net Loss, Signs LOI For Cultivation Contract With Golden State Banana

Core One Labs Inc. (CSE:COOL)(OTC: CLABF) reported Wednesday third-quarter revenue of $605,427, in line with revenue of $600,649 in the same period of 2018. read more

Lift & Co. Partners With Enlighten For US Expansion

Canada's Lift & Co Corp (CVE:LIFT) (OTC: LFCOF) is expanding into the United States through a partnership with cannabis industry tech provider Enlight read more

iAnthus Discloses Several Milestones In Massachusetts Adult-Use Cannabis Market

iAnthus Capital Holdings, Inc. (CSE: IAN) (OTC: ITHUF) reported Thursday about its recent achievements in Massachusetts, one of them being the state’s approval for its subsidiary, Mayflower Medicinals, Inc., to start construction on its first adult-use retail dispensary. read more

Ask Our Experts: How Prevalent Is Hemp Crop Theft?

By New Frontier Data read more

Marketplace Exchanges Offer Hemp Farmers Harvest-Saving Opportunities

By William Sumner, Hemp Business Journal read more

Akers Biosciences To Continue Strategic Review, Explores Entering Hemp And Minor Cannabinoid Processing Industry

Akers Biosciences, Inc. (the “Company” or “we”) (NASDAQ:AKER), a developer of rapid health information technologies, today announced that it will continue its strategic review and has identified read more

The Global Alliance For Cannabis Commerce Launches Voluntary Private Industry Standard

The Global Alliance for Cannabis Commerce said Thursday it's starting a nationwide, voluntary industry certification that vouches for safety and purity in cannabis product testing. read more

New Cannabis Products: Wax Capsules, CBD Beverages, Sexual Wellness Line And Odor Eliminator

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

Canopy Growth Launches Its First CBD Line In The US

Canopy Growth Corp (NYSE: CGC) has set its first foot into the U.S. CBD market, with the launch of First & Free, a hemp-CBD line aimed at the U.S. consumer markets. read more

New Cannabis Products: A Blunt Club, Canna-Wine, Affordable CBD And The Insane Infused Gravy

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

Exclusive: Vape Company Brings In Renown Toxicologists To Help Reduce Secondhand Smoke

Philter Labs entered the market earlier this year with a handheld personal filter, a slim device that fits in the palm of your hand. The “Phlip” and the “Pocket” allow smokers to exhale into the device, pretty much getting rid of their smoke. read more

Sweet Flower Appoints Former Beboe Head Of Marketing As CMO

After serving as head of marketing for Beboe Brands, known as the “Hermès of Cannabis,” and occupying executive roles at fashion and lifestyle labels worldwide, Kiana Anvaripour has joined Sweet Flower as chief marketing officer. read more

Global Canna Labs Completes Export Of Cannabis From Jamaica To Canada

Elixxer Ltd (OTC: ELIXF) recently announced Global Canna Labs, Elixxer's 30% owned Jamaican cannabis producer, has exported 10 kilograms of cannabis from Jamaica into Canada. read more

Opinion: Why The MORE Act (Which Would Legalize Marijuana Federally) Is Doomed

By The Fresh Toast's Mike Adams, provided exclusively to Benzinga Cannabis. read more

Nanaimo, British Columbia Sees Opening Of Its First Cannabis Dispensary

More than a year after Canada federally legalized adult use sales, Nanaimo, British Columbia, Canada saw the opening of its first store, 19+ Cannabis, on Dec. 3. read more

Cannabis Tech Company Vertosa Closes $6M Series Seed Funding Round

Cannabis technology company Vertosa said Wednesday it has completed a $6 million Series Seed Funding Round co-led by AFI Capital Partners and Welcan Capital. Vertosa produces active ingredients for infused product makers. read more

Ocean Grown Ventures Partners With Panxia Pharmaceutical To Reach US Market

Cannabis company Ocean Grown Ventures announced Wednesday a strategic partnership with Panaxia Pharmaceutical Industries to reach the U.S. market. read more

University Of Haifa Greenlights PTSD And Cannabis Pre-Clinical Study

Allied Corp (OTC: ALID) announced this week that it has reached a final agreement with the University of Haifa, in Israel, to develop a treatment for post-traumatic stress disorder in the laboratory of Professor Irit Akirav. read more

Cannabis: Incredible Shrinking Stock Market

By MAZAKALI. read more

New Zealand Government Releases Draft Cannabis Legalization Bill For Public Consideration

New Zealand Government released Tuesday a draft cannabis legalization and control bill for public debate. A voter referendum will be held next year, at which, New Zealand residents would be able to vote for or against recreational cannabis use legalization. read more

The Keys To Understanding Psilocybin's Medical Value, Market Potential

With a growing public acceptance of cannabis in society, there's a natural instinct to wonder about the possible health benefits and market potential of other still-illegal substances. read more

Shineco Reports Enters Hemp Fiber Prelim. Processing Sales Framework Contract With Shanxi Oasis Textile, No Terms Disclosed

Shineco, Inc. Enters Into Hemp Fiber Preliminary Processing Sales Framework Contract With Shanxi Oasis Textile Co., Ltd.

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

Exclusive: Bhang's Jamie Pearson Appointed As CEO, President

Cannabis packaged goods company Bhang Inc.'s (CSE:BHNG) (OTC: BHNGF) interim president, Jamie L. Pearson, will take upon the role of president and CEO, Benzinga has learned. Scott Van Rixel has resigned from the position of CEO. read more

Moms, Presidents And Open Letters: The Tango For Cannabis Legalization And Home Growing In Latin America

By Natan Ponieman and Javier Hasse read more

'Changing The World One Doobie At A Time': A Talk With Old Pal's Brand Manager Tina Ulman

Can quality be affordable? The question that comes up in all kinds of industries, including cannabis. It seems that cannabis users can be divided into two main groups – those who don’t even think about buying it from legal sources because they can’t afford it, and those who don’t question the price when it comes to quality. read more

22nd Century Group Makes Investment In Panacea Life Sciences

"22nd Century Group, Inc. (NYSE:XXII), a plant biotechnology company that is a leader in tobacco harm reduction, Very Low Nicotine Content (VLNC) tobacco and hemp/cannabis plant research, announced today the initial read more

Meet The Winners Of The LeafLink Top Brands And Products Awards

LeafLink, a cannabis industry wholesale marketplace recently published its annual LeafLink List cannabis industry awards. Categories ranged from Top Selling and Fastest Growing brands to Market influencers (retailers whose purchasing patterns show their ability to stop the next trending products) read more

Brazil Regulates Sale Of Medical Marijuana Products

Brazil has become the third Latin American country to regulate the sale of medical marijuana after Uruguay and Colombia. Mexico could soon follow the trend. read more

Federal Agency Issues Policy To Improve Hiring Conditions For People With Drug Convictions

The National Credit Union Administration has adopted a new policy that makes it easier for people with past drug convictions and other simple crimes to be employed by credit unions. read more

First Cannabis Firm Enters London Stock Market With Spinnaker's Purchase Of Kanabo

The U.K. cash shell Spinnaker Opportunities has agreed to acquire the Israeli cannabis firm Kanabo Research. This marks the first listing of a cannabis company on London's principal stock market, helping the Israeli company raise funds for innovation and clinical trials. read more

'Giving Tuesday' Inspires Cannabis Social Equity Initiative In Sacramento

To celebrate Giving Tuesday, vertically integrated cannabis co-manufacturing company Natura Life + Science announced a partnership with Sacramento Green Equity. read more

Cresco Labs Announces $40M-Plus At-The-Market Offering

Cresco Labs Inc. (CSE: CL) (OTC: CRLBF) said Tuesday that it has signed an equity distribution agreement with Canaccord Genuity under which the company is authorized to sell up to CA$55 million ($41.3 million)&n read more

CB2 Insights Partners With FCM Global To Help Medical Marijuana R&D In Colombia

CB2 Insights (CSE:CBII) (OTC: CBIIF) has partnered with a Colombian cannabis company, FCM Global. read more

Namaste's CannMart Labs Enters Licensing Agreement With Phyto Extractions

Namaste Technologies Inc. read more

What Are Cannabis Moon Rocks And How Do You Consume Them?

By WeedMaps News' Lindsay MaHarry, provided exclusively to Benzinga Cannabis. read more

Aurora Cannabis Product Sales Halted In Germany As Health Authorities Investigate Production Process

German pharmacies were recently asked to stop the sale of Aurora Cannabis (NYSE: ACB) products, according to Marijuana Business Daily. read more

'Special Moment' In Evanston With Legal Marijuana Sales Supporting Reparations Program

Recreational marijuana sales will commence in 2020 in Illinois, most likely on New Year’s Day. read more

CbdMD Shares Were Halted At 10:50 Ahead Of Black Friday Sales Announcement

CbdMD Says 12,300 Online Orders Booked Through Cbdmd.Com During Its Black Friday And Cyber Monday Holiday Sales Period

Michigan Posts $221K In Day One Recreational Marijuana Sales

Three Ann Arbor cannabis joints — just a few of the six Michigan retailers licensed to distribute recreational pot on Dec. 1 — raked in $221,000 in post-tax sales Sunday on the state’s first day of legal adult-use transactions. read more

Green Peak Innovation Receives Michigan Recreational Cannabis Licenses

Green Peak Innovations announced Monday that it has obtained approval for licenses to grow and sell cannabis for recreational use in Michigan. This makes Green Peak the first large scale, vertically integrated marijuana manufacturer in Michigan, the company said.  read more

The Hemp Law Group Updates Clients On Ever Changing State, Federal Regulations

In December 2018, the Farm Bill was signed into law, and with it growing industrial hemp was legalized nationwide. The Farm Bill also bolstered a practice area for The Hemp Law Group, powered by J. Colton Legal. “We have been working with people in the Hemp space for two-and-a-half years,” Colton said. “We’ve worked with people in Colorado for years.” read more

Cannabis On The Tickets In The Coming UK Elections

By Bill Griffin, Special Contributor to New Frontier Data read more

A Snapshot Of America's Medical Marijuana Markets: Maryland

Like many states, Maryland has a medical cannabis market that shows growth, potential and significant pain points. Maryland began revising its cannabis laws in 2012 when state lawmakers approved a medical marketplace. Two years later, the possession of 10 grams or less was decriminalized. In 2017, Maryland's medical program became operational.  read more

Tilray Appoints Katy Dickson President Of Manitoba Harvest

Former Mattel and General Mills executive, Katy Dickson, joins Tilray's leadership team as Manitoba Harvest President to continue global growth for hemp foods Today, Tilray, Inc. (NASDAQ:TLRY), a global pioneer in read more

Migraines Or Headaches? New Report Says Marijuana Helps A Lot

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

Execs Say Cannabis Lab Testing Sector Improving Despite Struggles

The market value of the U.S. cannabis testing sector is set to increase to $2 billion by 2025, according to a July report from Global Market Insights. read more

Cannabis Stock Gainers And Losers From Dec. 2, 2019

Gainers Columbia Care (OTC: CCHWF) shares increased by 4.11% to close at $2.28.Innovative Industrial (NYSE: IIPR) shares rose 0.39%, to close at $77.71. read more

Cannabis Earnings Roundup: 4Front, WeedMD, FSD Pharma, 1933 Industries, True Leaf

As cannabis earnings season continues, Benzinga took a look at the quarterly prints from four companies in the sector Monday.  read more

Lil Wayne Rolls Out Cannabis Brand: 'I Smoke To Get Inspired'

Rapper Dwayne Michael Carter Jr., better known as Lil Wayne, announced the launch Monday of GKUA Ultra Premium, a high-potency cannabis product line. read more

Get Your Books In Order With This End-Of-Year Cannabis Payroll Checklist

By Keegan Peterson, CEO and founder of Würk. 2019 has been a tremendous year for the legal cannabis industry. read more

Marijuana Goes Recreational In Michigan: Will Supply Meet Demand?

With long lines forming outside Michigan's first recreational marijuana dispensaries Sunday, investors and consumers alike are closely following followed the evolving legal landscape of the state's multibillion-dollar cannabis market. read more

Harborside Appoints Former Canndescent Exec As CFO

Bay Area-based cannabis company Harborside Inc (OTC: HSDEF) (CNSX:HBOR) announced Monday it has appointed Tom DiGiovanni as chief financial officer. read more

Hexo's 'Quality Weed At Legit Prices' Reaches Ontario

Cannabis company HEXO Corp (TSX: HEXO) (NYSE: HEXO) said Thursday that its new value brand Original Stash has reached the Ontario market.  read more

Aleafia Health Completes First White Label Production Of Medical Cannabis Oil

Vertically integrated cannabis company Aleafia Health Inc. (TSX: ALEF, OTC: ALEAF) announced Thursday that it has finalized its first white label production run of medical cannabis oils for dis read more

PharmaCielo Commences Trading On OTCQX

OTC Markets Group Inc. read more

Aurora's CBD Oil Approved As Medical Marijuana Product In Ireland

Aurora Cannabis Inc. (NYSE: ACB) announced Monday that one of its oil products has obtained approval for use under Ireland’s new Medical Cannabis Access Programme. read more

Therapix Biosciences Announces Its RESPECTRUM Cannabinoid Product For Autism Has Progressed To Clinical Stage

Therapix Biosciences Ltd. ("Therapix" or the "Company") (NASDAQ:TRPX), a specialty, clinical-stage pharmaceutical company focusing on the development of cannabinoid-based treatments announced 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

Aphria Secures $80M In Financing For Aphria Diamond Growing Facility

Aphria Inc. read more

Most Cited Reasons For Use Among European CBD Consumers

The European CBD market remains relatively immature, with most consumers being new ones, and about one in three (34%) having first used it within three months prior to the survey. read more

Broad CBD Applications Can Drive Growth In Europe

By Molly McCann, Senior Manager, Industry Analytics, New Frontier Data read more

Ask New Frontier Data Experts: Vaping Crisis Update

By New Frontier Data Q: It seems that the vaping crisis is not going away; how is the cannabis industry responding to the issue? read more

The Week In Cannabis: FDA Sends Warning Letter, DEA Issues Plan For Cultivation, Kevin Durant Joins Board

A shortened week came with no shortage of news, as Canopy Growth Corporation (TSX: WEED) (NYSE: CGC) unveiled its new product portfolio, and its affiliate Canopy Rivers Inc. (TSX: RIV) (OTC: CNPOF) announced it was adding Th read more

Reality Check: Does Weed Affect Fertility?

By The Fresh Toast's Trey Reckling, provided exclusively to Benzinga Cannabis. read more

The Science Behind Weed And Gaming Performance

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

The US Cities Most Interested In Cannabis

While cannabis has gone from a criminalized drug to a multibillion-dollar boom in recent years, very little data exists on how interest and consumer demand differ around the country, according to Michael Coleman, the vice president of sales and marketing at Medical Marijuana Inc (OTC: MJNA), told Benzinga read more

Striking A Regulatory Balance Between Hemp And Pesticides

By William Sumner, Hemp Business Journal read more

Ask Our Experts: How Much Hemp Does The US Import Every Year?

By New Frontier Data read more

What U.S. Cannabis Can Learn From The Dutch Coffee Shop Model

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

Flower One Posts Net Income Of $15.7M In 'Milestone Quarter'

Flower One Holdings Inc. (CSE: FONE) (OTC: FLOOF) reported third-quarter revenue of $2.5 million Wednesday, up by 292% from the previous quarter. read more

Analysis Of 195M Instagram Posts Shows Massive Growth Of Interest In CBD, Especially In Beauty Markets

Comparative analytics platform Social Standards released its “2019 CBD Report,” which reveals how consumers talk and think about CBD with analysis of the core traits they associate with. read more

Cannabis Stock Gainers And Losers From Nov. 27, 2019

Gainers Aurora Cannabis (NYSE: ACB) shares rose 5.44%, to close at $2.52.Aphria (NYSE: APHA) shares rose 3.74%, to close at $4.71. read more

Canopy Growth Appoints Goldman Sachs Vet As Vice President of Investing Relations

Canopy Growth Corp (NYSE: CGC) (TSE: WEED) announced the appointment Tuesday of Judy Hong as vice president of investor relations.  read more

Cannabis Production In Africa Could Help Local Communities While Rewarding Investors

By Richard Andrews. After centuries of different roles, cannabis is poised to take on a new and important purpose in Africa. The cannabis plant was probably introduced by early Arab or Indian Hindu traders and became an important subsistence crop along with tobacco. read more

MedMen Reports Q1 Results In Wake Of Restructuring Announcement

MedMen Enterprises Inc (OTC: MMNFF) (CSE: MMEN) reported first-quarter results Wednesday as the cannabis company embarks on cost-cutting efforts that inclu read more

Vireo Health Trades Down On Q3 Results, CEO Sees 'Clear Path To Profitability'

Cannabis company Vireo Health International, Inc. (CNSX: VREO) (OTC: VREOF) reported third-quarter financial results Wednesday, posting revenue of $8 million, up 62% year-over-year. read more

How To Have 'The Weed Talk' This Thanksgiving

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

Trinidad And Tobago Moves To Decriminalize, Establish Cannabis Economy

Two bills were introduced last week in Trinidad and Tobago’s House of Representatives that could change the landscape of marijuana regulation across the several islands that make up the Caribbean country. read more

Origin House Posts Higher Q3 Revenue, Loss

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Flowr Shares Wilt On Higher Q3 Net Loss

Toronto-based cannabis company Flowr Corporation (TSX.V:FLWR) (OTC: FLWPF) reported third-quarter net revenue of CA$1.34 million ($1 million), a figure the company said was affected by activities including construction and production actions at its Kelowna 1 faci read more

Deloitte Acquires Cannabis Compliance Inc. To Offer 'Leading Client Service And Capability'

Professional services network Deloitte announced Tuesday that it has acquired Cannabis Compliance Inc. to build up its cannabis consulting practice. read more

Michigan Recalls Vapes To Test For Contaminants Linked To Illness

This week, the state of Michigan has recalled all marijuana vape cartridges to test for contaminants suspected of contributing to 47 deaths and 2,290 hospitalizations across the United States from vaping-related health issues. read more

Avicanna Obtains Option To Acquire US Cannabis Operator

Avicanna Inc. (TSX:AVCN) (OTC: AVCNF) announced Tuesday it has signed a license agreement with LC2019, Inc. under which the company will license specific proprietary formulations and brand elements to read more

Diddy's Portfolio Manager Launches Her Own Cannabis Company, Calls It 'Once In A Millennium Opportunity'

By Javier Hasse and Natan Ponieman. read more

Canopy Growth To Unveil 'Cannabis 2.0' Portfolio, Which Includes Distilled Cannabis, Vape Pens Amd Chocolate At Nov. 28 Media Launch Event

On November 28th, 2019, Canopy Growth Corporation ("Canopy Growth" or the "Company") (TSX:WEED) (NYSE:CGC) will officially unveil its new portfolio of Cannabis 2.0 products, including its read more

Here's How You Can Dress Your Turkey In Cannabis This Thanksgiving

Gravy for your turkey is delicious by itself and shouldn't be messed with. But for some, cannabis is a welcome addition. read more

Aurora Cannabis Opens Flagship Retail Store In North America's Largest Mall

Cannabis Stock Gainers And Losers From Nov. 26, 2019

Gainers Cresco Labs (OTC: CRLBF) shares increased by 0.7% to close at $5.79. read more

Brace For Stricter FDA Regulation Of CBD Consumer Products, Analysts Say

Cannabis stocks headed lower Tuesday after a Monday communication from the FDA, which sent warning letters to 13 companies for illegally selling products containing containing read more

Khiron Life Sciences Announces Wider Year-Over-Year Net Loss, Says Cash Position Strong

Khiron Life Sciences Corp (OTC: KHRNF) (CSE: KHRN) reported third-quarter revenue of CA$2.8 million ($2.1 million) on Tuesday and a CA$47.9 million cash balance. read more

Meet Cannabiscope: An Easy Tool That Helps You Find The Right Cannabis Products For You

Going into a dispensary where thousands of products are available can be confusing, and nobody has the time to research them all. read more

'Who Gets To Decide Who Has Access To A Legal Market?': Eaze Director Talks Big Tech Limitations, Industry Trends

By Javier Hasse and Natan Ponieman. read more

Harvest One Announces 20% Staff Reduction Alongside Q1 Results

Harvest One Cannabis Inc. (TSXV: HVT) (OTCQX: HRVOF) announced a 20% staff reduction along with its first-quarter results Tuesday.  read more

Planet 13 Falls After Q3 Results

Planet 13 Holdings Inc (OTC: PLNHF) (CSE: PLTH) a vertically-integrated cannabis company, on Monday announced third-quarter results with revenue of $16.7 million. read more

How To Become A Cannabis Advocate: NORML And Green Flower Now Offer An Online Course

Green Flower Media has partnered with cannabis advocacy organization NORML to produce the first-ever Cannabis Advocacy Certificate Program. read more

Aurora Cannabis Analyst Says Company Poised To Outperform Canadian Peers

Over the past six months, Aurora Cannabis Inc (NYSE: ACB) shares have fallen almost 70%. On Tuesday, Cantor Fitzgerald reiterated a bullish stance on the cannabis company and updated its estimates based on the company's recent bond conversion announcement.  read more

The Green Organic Dutchman Announces $16.5M Bought Deal Offering, Stock Falls

Canadian organic cannabis producer The Green Organic Dutchman (TSX: TGOD) (OTC: TGODF) announced Tuesday that it has signed a bought deal agreement with a syndicate of underwriters led by Canaccord Genuity. read more

Cresco Labs Terminates Proposed VidaCann Acquisition, Enters Sale-Leaseback Agreement With IIPR

The vertically integrated cannabis company Cresco Labs (CSE: CL) (OTC: CRLBF) reported Tuesday that it has entered a binding agreement for the sale-and-leaseback of two properties for total non-dilutiv read more

Green Growth Brands Posts 77% Quarter-Over-Quarter Revenue Increase, Higher Loss

Green Growth Brands Inc. (CSE: GGB) (OTC: GGBXF) reported first-quarter revenue of $12.7 million Monday, a 77% quarter-over-quarter increase.  read more

GrowGeneration To Commence Trading On NASDAQ On Dec. 2

GrowGeneration Corp. (OTC: GRWG) announced Monday it has obtained approval to be listed on the Nasdaq Capital Market, where its common shares will start trading under the ticker symbol "GRWG." The company’s shares will commence with trading on NASDAQ on Dec. 2. read more

MCBA, Merida Walking The Walk For Social Equity In Cannabis And Hemp

Access to capital remains the most important factor curbing the establishment, expansion and growth of minority-owned businesses, a recent report out of the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Minority Business Development Agency says. read more

Canopy Rivers Adds Kevin Durant's Thirty Five Ventures To Strategic Advisory Board

Canopy Rivers Inc. (TSX: RIV) (OTC: CNPOF) has added Thirty Five Ventures to its advisory board. Thirty Five Ventures is owned by two-time National Basketball Association champion Kevin Durant of the Brooklyn Nets and sports exec Rich Kleiman. read more

Cannabinoids 101: What's CBG And What Does This Marijuana Compound Help Heal?

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

The Unregulated CBD Industry Is A Relic Of The Past

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Legal Cannabis Is Keeping Execs In The Billion Dollar Sleep Market Up At Night: Here's Why

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

BDS Analytics' September 2019 Cannabis Price Index (CPI) Points To Seasonal Decline

Earlier this month, global cannabinoid market research company BDS Analytics released its read more

FDA Issues Warning Letters to 15 Companies For Illegal CBD Sales

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European Hemp Farmers Feeling Hampered By EU's Low THC Limit

By Bill Griffin, Special Contributor to New Frontier Data read more

A Snapshot of America's Medical Marijuana Markets: New Jersey

Medical cannabis came to New Jersey on the final day of then-Gov. Jon Corzine's term in 2010. Corzine's signature on medical marijuana legislation allowed nearly a dozen conditions to be approved for medical cannabis consumption while prohibiting home cultivation. read more

Akerna Makes $18M Investment In Anti-Counterfeiting Technology, solo sciences

The Green Organic Dutchman Reports $22M Bought-Deal Offering

Study: Vaping Could Be More Dangerous For Your Heart Than Smoking Cigarettes

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

Tilray Analyst's Conversation With CFO Builds Faith In Positive Catalysts

Tilray Inc (NASDAQ: TLRY) is focused on brands, distribution, strategic partners and an asset-light model, according to Cantor Fitzgerald.  read more

Cannabis Stock Gainers And Losers From Nov. 25, 2019

Gainers Canopy Growth (NYSE: CGC) shares gained 0.05%, closing at $18.42.Cresco Labs (OTC: CRLBF) shares gained 0.7%, closing at $5.75. read more

Cannabis Leaders On The State Of Social Equity: 'Doing Nothing Won't Be An Option For Much Longer'

Six of the 18 states that have legalized legalize adult use or medicinal cannabis since 2016 have made diversity measures part of their program.  read more

5 Facts About Blissiva, The Cannabis Company For Women

Blissiva, a cannabis company specifically focused on developing products for women, was one of the companies spotlighted at the most recent Benzinga Cannabis Capital Conference in Chicago. read more

Al Harrington Talks About Viola's First Store In Detroit

Viola, a nationwide cannabis producer founded by NBA veteran Al Harrington, announced the opening of its first flagship retail store, located in Detroit, Michigan. The new provision center opened its doors to the public on Monday. read more

'Green Wednesday' Is The Perfect Replacement For 'Drinksgiving,' The Thanksgiving Tradition That Incentivizes An Unhealthy Habit

By WeedMaps News' Ashlee Nolan, provided exclusively to Benzinga Cannabis. read more

Micro Lab Farms Offers Quick Grow Solution For Cannabis Farmers In Michigan, Midwest

Corona, California-based Micro Lab Farms, an automated indoor growing technology provider, announced Monday that its sales team will supply assistance to local growers in Michigan and the Midwest. The company has recently opened a research and development center in Tulsa, Oklahoma, dedicating resources to increase its support to regional farmers and business owners. read more

Myaderm Highlights Introduction Of CBD Products At DICK'S Sporting Goods

MJardin Reports Q3 Earnings

Cannabis management platform MJardin Group, Inc. (CSE:MJAR) (OTC: MJARF) reported Monday third-quarter revenue of CA$7.6 million, down from CA$9.2 million in the same period of 2019. read more

True Leaf Secures 3 Health Canada Licenses To Cultivate, Process, Sell Medical Marijuana

True Leaf Brands Inc (CSE:MJ) (OTC: TRLFF) subsidiary True Leaf Cannabis Inc. said Monday it has secured Health Canada’s read more

Khiron Becomes First Company In Colombia To Obtain Approval To Commercialize High-THC Cannabis

Vertically integrated company Khiron Life Sciences Corp. (TSXV:KHRN), (OTC: KHRNF) announced Monday it has received authorization to commercialize psychoactive, high-THC cannabis for both domestic and export purposes. Khiron is the first and only cannabis company in Colombia to obtain this approval. read more

Western Australian General Practitioners Can Now Prescribe Medical Cannabis

Western Australia made an advancement in public health policy earlier this month by allowing general practitioners to prescribe cannabis-derived medicines. read more

Canada's New Health Minister's Thoughts On Cannabis: What You Should Know

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has unveiled the list of ministers who will make up his cabinet for his second term. Patty Hajdu, formerly the minister of employment, will replace Ginette Petitpas Taylor as minister of health.  read more

Cannabis Retail Opportunities Abound

Cannabis is perhaps the most exciting retail opportunity to hit U.S. markets in decades. The lucrative combination of rapid sales growth, an ever-expanding customer base and government-enforced protection against mass-retail has resulted in a unique market that is unlikely to be replicated anytime soon. read more

Canopy Growth Obtains Health Canada License For Beverage Facility, Now Has All 'Cannabis 2.0' Licenses

Canopy Growth Corporation (TSX: WEED)(NYSE: CGC) said Monday it has obtained Health Canada’s operating and secure storage license for its 150,000 square foot beverag read more

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

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

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Organigram Posts Positive Adjusted EBITDA For 2019

Organigram Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ: OGI) (TSX: OGI) posted its financial results for the fourth quarter and fiscal 2019, reporting net revenue of $80.4 million for the year, up by 547% from $12.4 million in 2018. read more

Among Largest US Markets, Most Demand Is Still Met By Illicit Supplies

These 10 states make up 57.9% and 57.7% of all illicit supply that is demanded in the U.S. in 2019 and 2020 respectively. read more

Illicit Cannabis Supply Output Still Dominates In The US

By Beau R Whitney, Senior Economist, New Frontier Data read more

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