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  • Unity Rd. Inks First Agreement in South Dakota
    Unity Rd., the cannabis dispensary franchise from Item 9 Labs Corp., announced today the signing of an agreement that will bring the brand’s first shop to South Dakota. The retailer has partnered with local serial entrepreneur BJ Olson and his business partner to develop at least one Unity Rd. shop in the state. The Unity Rd. team is currently guiding them through the state’s dispensary license process.
  • NatuEra Introduces 1st Smart CBD Sales Kiosk for Retail Groceries
    NatuEra, a vertically integrated cannabinoid producer and leading brand of hemp-derived CBD products that controls all operations from farm to kiosk, has introduced the market’s first and most advanced smart CBD sales kiosk specifically designed for major grocery, pharmacy and mass market retailers.
  • Charlotte’s Web Announces Leadership Changes, Including Former CAO of Bacardi Ltd., Jacques Tortoroli, Appointed CEO
    Charlotte’s Web Holdings, Inc. announces leadership changes. Mr. Jacques Tortoroli, the former Chief Administrative Officer of Bacardi Ltd., the world’s largest privately-held spirits company, has been appointed Chief Executive Officer of Charlotte’s Web, replacing outgoing CEO, Deanie Elsner.
  • CCELL® Partners with Hhemp.co and Litty to Donate Vaporizers to Veterans Walk and Talk
    CCELL®, the world’s leading technology brand with a focus on creating trendsetting vaping hardware products and advanced vaporizing technology, has announced that it is partnering with cannabidiol (CBD) producers Hhemp.co and Litty to donate vaporizers to veteran organization Veterans Walk and Talk (VWAT).
  • Evaluate and Track Cannabis Companies | View Company Insights for 1,000+ Cannabis Product Manufacturers and Suppliers | BizVibe
    BizVibe has made available 1,000+ company profiles for the cannabis producers and suppliers category on its B2B platform. Companies listed in this product category are primarily engaged in manufacturing or supplying various types of cannabis-related products (such as CBD oil, LED grow lights, etc.).
  • Verilife Ottowa Cannabis Workers Join Teamsters Local 777
    “Congratulations to our newest members,” said Jim Glimco, President of Local 777. “The rapid pace of our success with unionizing in this industry is a testament to the fact that the respect of representational rights and a voice on the job are of the utmost importance not just to cannabis workers, but to cannabis consumers as well.”
  • Collin Provost Signs With Claybourne Co.
    Southern California-Based Cannabis Company Makes Its Move Into Skateboarding RIVERSIDE, Calif. — Claybourne Co. is proud to announce the signing of skateboarding’s own “Provider” Collin Provost.  Born in Huntington Beach, Ca., Collin Provost has become one of skateboarding’s most exciting guys to watch and is now linked up with one of California’s most exciting cannabis…
  • NutraLife Biosciences Partners with KOR Medical to Create Cannabinoid-Based Wellness Products
    NutraLife Biosciences Inc. announces a strategic partnership with KOR Medical and completes an initial order for a line of cannabinoid-based wellness products. The initial products produced under this venture is a line of four ingestible items formulated to help improve overall health, including helping consumers sleep better, feel better, be calmer, and improve their quality of life.
  • TILT’s Commonwealth Alternative Care to Become First Recreational Cannabis Dispensary in Taunton, Massachusetts
    TILT Holdings Inc., a global provider of cannabis business solutions that include inhalation technologies, cultivation, manufacturing, processing, brand development and retail, today announced that the Massachusetts Cannabis Control Commission (“CCC”) has approved TILT’s subsidiary, Commonwealth Alternative Care, Inc. (“CAC”), to commence adult-use cannabis operations including cultivation, manufacturing, distribution and retails sales at its Taunton facility, effective December 20, 2021.
  • Cresco Labs Announces Opening of 45th Nationwide Dispensary in Sarasota, FL
    Cresco Labs, a vertically integrated multistate operator and the number one U.S. wholesaler of branded cannabis products, is expanding its Sunnyside brand in southwest Florida with a new store located at 8307 Lockwood Ridge Rd. in Sarasota. Sunnyside Sarasota marks Cresco Labs’ 13th Florida location and 45th nationwide store.
  • Verano Opening 41st Florida MÜV Cannabis Dispensary in Stuart, Company’s First Location in Martin County on State’s Popular “Treasure Coast”
    Verano Holdings Corp., a leading multi-state cannabis company, today announced the opening of a new MÜV Florida dispensary, located at 265 SW Monterey Road in Stuart, on Saturday, December 18th at 9:00 a.m. local time.
  • MedMen Brings Legendary California Brand Jungle Boys to Shelves
    MedMen Enterprises Inc., a leading cannabis retailer with operations across the nation, today announced it will carry Jungle Boys – the iconic LA-based growers collective known for growing premium cultivars selected through a rigorous pheno-hunting process – to MedMen dispensaries across California. Beginning December 17, Jungle Boys will be available at all California MedMen locations.
  • Hemp, Inc. Reports: Hemp Used as Livestock Feed Unlocks More Potential for the Cash Crop
    Hemp, Inc., one of the global leaders that has been on the forefront of the industrial hemp industry for years, reports on the benefits of using hemp as livestock feed and how it can unlock more opportunities as this cash crop continues to flourish at an exponential rate.
  • Leafreport Releases 2021 Market Analysis: Over Half of CBD Products Are Mislabeled
    Leafreport.com, the CBD industry’s peer-reviewed watchdog website, announced today the results from a comprehensive review of cannabidiol (CBD) products that they have tested throughout 2021. Aimed at understanding if CBD products provide the advertised amount of CBD, the findings found that over half (60%) of the CBD products sent for testing didn’t match their labels by more than 10%. 
  • Sisters of the Valley Publish Their First Book of Customs and Practices
    The Sisters of the Valley, known by many as ‘the weed-nuns’ have released their first book that wraps up all their customs, practices, prayers, chants and readings.  The Book of the New Beguines is a reference book for future fire ceremonies and home-grown spirituality.
  • Frost Exotic Cannabis Announces New Delivery Service Available in Denver
    Denver’s new premier cannabis dispensary Frost Exotic Cannabis, formerly known as Diego Pellicer – Colorado, today announced it is now offering a wide selection of its cannabis products via delivery through its website and social equity partner GRN Bus.
  • The World’s Largest Cannabis Science Event, Cannabis Science Conference, Comes to Long Beach, Featuring a New Psychedelic Science Track and Over 100 Expert Presenters
    Cannabis Science Conference, the world’s largest and fastest growing cannabis science event, announced the launch of its first-ever Sunshine State event in Long Beach, California, at the Long Beach Convention and Entertainment Center on Feb. 2 through Feb. 4 with an interactive, pre-conference Canna Boot Camp event Feb. 2.
  • Canada’s Budtenders Have Spoken! Auxly Brands Win Big at 2021 Kind Awards
    Auxly Cannabis Group Inc., a leading consumer packaged goods company in the cannabis products market, is thrilled to announce that the Company received four awards for its popular consumer brands Back Forty, Kolab Project and Dosecann at the second annual Kind Awards – tied for the most of any Licensed Producer.
  • The Alkaline Water Company Sends Its First Orders of A88CBD™ FreshCap™ Powered by Vessl® to Multiple Distributors
    The Alkaline Water Company Inc., the country’s largest independent alkaline water company and the Clean Beverage® company, is sending the first orders for its brand-new A88CBD™ FreshCap™ powered by Vessl® to three distributors—DPI Rocky Mountain (DPI), Mahaska, and BettermentRS.
  • GCANRx Strategic Advisor Dr. Adi Aran to be Interviewed by Dr. Sanjay Gupta on CNN Cannabis Special
    Greater Cannabis Company, Inc. a biopharmaceutical company pioneering development of next generation cannabinoid therapeutics is pleased to announce that its strategic advisor and developer of GCANRx’s licensed cannabinoid therapeutic, Dr. Adi Aran, M.D., will be interviewed as a world-renowned thought leader and pioneer in cannabis research on CNN’s Award-winning Series airing Sunday, December 19th at 9 pm ET.
  • Endexx Adds 2,800 Stores and 20 New States in December with 2 Fortune 50 Mass Retail Stores
    Endexx Corporation, a provider of innovative hemp-derived CBD (“cannabidiol”) wellness and health products, announces the Company has surpassed its current store count goal after adding 2,800 stores in the month of December. As previously announced, Endexx recently expanded into 1,000 stores of a major Food/Drug/Mass (“FDM”) retailer chain, continuing an upward trend to place the Company’s product line in stores nationwide.

Cannabis Industry Wire Archive


  • Pa. sends second email to patients about medical cannabis vape products
    “The question patients really want to know the answer to is: did something happen? We have not been able to get to the bottom of that,” said Meredith Buettner, executive director of the Pennsylvania Cannabis Coalition, a nonprofit organization that represents medical marijuana permit holders.
  • Marijuana Policy Project Announces New President and CEO
    Today, the Marijuana Policy Project announced that Toi Hutchinson will join the organization as its new president and CEO. Hutchinson, a former Illinois state senator, most recently served as senior advisor to Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker on cannabis legalization implementation. 
  • Roadblocks cleared for Montana adult-use cannabis rulemaking
    A state legislative panel has reached tentative consensus with the Montana Department of Revenue on a series of recreational marijuana regulations that lawmakers informally objected to in a meeting last week, resolving — at least for now — the latest in a series of hiccups that have cropped up as the state nears the launch of its adult-use cannabis market.
  • Maine and Vermont offer lessons for New Hampshire legalization push
    “I think a lot of us are scratching our heads over how New Hampshire’s so behind Vermont, Massachusetts, and Maine on this issue, and it’s the so-called ‘Live Free or Die’ state,” said David Boyer, a Maine consultant who helped lead his state’s legalization referendum campaign in 2016. 
  • Cannabis ’21: SAFE Banking exposes a rift among advocates
    “Drug Policy Alliance could not throw its weight behind the strategy of including SAFE Banking in the NDAA because it really falls short of what we need.” -Maritza Perez, Drug Policy Alliance
  • South Dakota Legalization Campaign Has Collected Over 15,000 Signatures For 2022 Initiative
    South Dakotans for Better Marijuana Laws (SDBML), the campaign that has worked since 2019 to legalize recreational and medical cannabis in the state, announced today that it has collected over 15,000 signatures for its proposed 2022 recreational cannabis legalization initiative.
  • Pa.’s review of medical cannabis vape products worries patients
    An abruptly announced “review” of medical marijuana vape products by the Pennsylvania Health Department has medical marijuana patients wondering whether their medication is safe to use, and why state officials chose now to examine products that have been previously approved.
  • Opinion: Missouri lawmakers must take action to legalize cannabis
    Former cannabis prisoner Jeff Mizanskey calls on his home state’s General Assembly to legalize cannabis in the Missouri.
  • Indiana lawmakers renew push for medical cannabis
    By Margaret Menge (The Center Square) – Democrats in Indiana have launched a campaign to legalize marijuana in the state and appealed to business-friendly Republicans to join to help the state’s economy. There is some support from Republicans. “I have a medical cannabis bill ready to go,” Rep. Jim Lucas, R-Seymour, said. He said the bill…
  • Struggle between large, small growers over Ohio cannabis reform
    A Senate measure that would expand significantly the state’s medical marijuana system for businesses and patients got its second committee hearing Tuesday. The proposal is beginning to move as a different and more expansive recreational measure gathers signatures for next year’s ballot.