Category: News

Reaping the Whirlwind

December 29th, 2017

“If you’re going through hell, keep going.” — Winston Churchill The deadliest wildfires in California history erupted last October, spread by so-called Diablo winds whipping across the state and ravaging seven Northern California counties that are home to thousands of cannabis farms. Forty-three people died, 100,000 were evacuated, and 8,900…

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springbig and Green Bits partner to integrate loyalty and POS software

November 9th, 2017

Cannabis loyalty technology company springbig, this week announced a new partnership with Green Bits, the industry-leading retail and automated compliance management platform for legal cannabis. According to a press release, springbig, which uses SMS, loyalty marketing, and other tools to encourage repeat business for cannabis retailers, will integrate its technology…

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Tilray Exports Medical Cannabis Products to New Zealand

September 28th, 2017

NANAIMO, British Columbia–(BUSINESS WIRE)– Tilray, a global leader in medical cannabis research and production, today announced that Tilray medical cannabis products have been successfully exported to New Zealand and are now available for distribution nationwide. The products were produced at Tilray’s federally licensed, Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP)-certified facility in Canada…

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Cannabis industry comes together to create groundbreaking energy efficiency standard

September 26th, 2017

Portland, Oregon – September 25, 2017 – Resource Innovation Institute (RII), the only non-profit organization addressing energy and water conservation in the cannabis industry, is convening its Technical Advisory Committee tomorrow as it prepares to release the industry’s first energy efficiency standard, according to RII Executive Director Derek Smith. “Resource efficiency will define the future of cannabis. This is…

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Marijuana Venture October 2017 issue on sale now!

September 25th, 2017

The October 2017 issue of Marijuana Venture is hitting retail stores and subscribers this week. Here’s a sneak preview of what’s inside: A look at how Canada’s Brighton develops value through innovation while waiting for completion of approval and construction Expert advice on patents and how they can apply to…

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Arkansas-based CEO praises state’s professionalism

September 22nd, 2017

On Aug. 30, Natural State of Kind submitted its application for medical cannabis cultivation and dispensary licenses in Arkansas. Natural State of Kind CEO Jason Martin said he appreciated the way state employees handled the process: “I wish to express our gratitude to Mary Robin Casteel and her staff at…

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The third annual Hemp and Health Expo

September 21st, 2017

The third annual Hemp and Health Expo will be at the TRAC Center in Pasco, Washington on Oct. 21-22. Organizers are highlighting local businesses that promote alternative medicines and holistic health. Attendees will be able to explore their options when it comes to pain management and overall health, including CBD…

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The RAD Expo

September 19th, 2017

Leading business magazine set to host Retail and Dispensary Expo Marijuana Venture, the leading national business publication for the legal cannabis industry, will be producing a business-only national trade show called “The RAD Expo.” The show will be 100% focused on marijuana retail and dispensary business. Exhibitors will be companies…

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Ohio College moving forward with plans to operate a medical cannabis test lab

August 15th, 2017

Cleveland, Ohio Aug 15, 2017 CCV Research provided an update today regarding its efforts to help assist an Ohio Public Institute of Higher Education to successfully obtain a certificate of operation for the Ohio Department of Commerce to operate a medical cannabis test lab. CCV met with the college executive…

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How will the increase in California’s supply affect material sourcing?

August 15th, 2017

For years, consumers have been paying top dollar across the U.S. for California-grown cannabis. A recent study by the University of California, Davis indicates nearly 81% of cannabis grown in California is sold outside the state, which begs the question: How will that statistic impact the legal supply chain? The…

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