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Scoop: Exclusive Brands Launches Arlington, Michigan Cultivation Facility

Michigan-based cannabis company Exclusive Brands is launching a 30-acre Arlington cultivation site. The family-owned brand expects to grow 10,000 plants at the site during its... → Read More

The most recession-proof jobs in cannabis right now, according to recruiting experts

Many cannabis businesses have been able to stay open during the pandemic, and they're most likely to hire and retain staff in these key roles. → Read More

Cannabis Experts Say Elon Musk's Outspoken Support Is Helpful, But Additional Action Is Needed

Can a prominent person create change with a statement alone? To an extent, it appears so, though experts say more is required to move the needle when ... → Read More

Legal Battles Over Maine Residency Rule Ripple Through Cannabis Marketplace

Maine's adult-use marketplace continues to take shape after being approved by voters with a 2016 ballot question.  The most recent development ... → Read More

Psychedelics will see a boom much like cannabis. Here's how entrepreneurs can stay ahead of the curve.

A growing opportunity for entrepreneurs in psychedelics is developing, in part thanks to research from top institutions like Johns Hopkins and NYU. → Read More

As The Coronavirus Thwarts Cannabis Tax Reform In California, Federal Reform Could Be Last Hope

California's cannabis tax woes have plagued consumers and businesses since the onset of the adult use program on New Year's Day 2018. The burdensome ... → Read More

Shifting Cannabis Sentiment In Bible Belt Presents Reform, Business Opportunities

It would be hyperbolic to call America's Bible Belt and cannabis a match made in heaven. That said, the region is showing signs that its oft-conservative views in politics and... → Read More

Dispensary Execs On Cannabis Delivery During Coronavirus: 'A Lasting Shift In Consumer Behavior'

As regulations have shifted around cannabis delivery as a result of stay-at-home orders during the coronavirus pandemic, there is optimism that aspects of ... → Read More

Cannabis experts explain the opportunities waiting to be claimed by entrepreneurs even after we're plunged into a recession — and they have nothing to do with CBD

"This is a chance to catch up or think of something innovative to offer this space," said Mary Pryor, the founder of several cannabis ventures. → Read More

Temp Staffing Spikes In Cannabis Sector During COVID-19 Pandemic

The cannabis space has seen a string of layoffs, and some companies are resorting to temporary hiring. Liesl Bernard, the founder and CEO of cannabis staffing firm... → Read More

Exclusive: Canopy Growth Co-Founder Bruce Linton On His Next Steps, Says 'I'm Cheering For Entrepreneurs'

The July decision by Canopy Growth Corp (NYSE: CGC) to oust co-founder and then-CEO Bruce Linton sent shockwaves through the cannabis industry. The ever-present entrepreneur did... → Read More

Rob Gronkowski Talks CBD Partnership With Abacus Health: 'For The First Time In More Than A Decade, I'm Pain-Free'

Recently retired NFL tight end Rob Gronkowski marked his entrance into the CBD space by partnering with Abacus Health Products, Inc. (CSE:ABCS). Gronkowski ... → Read More

Bank of America Corporation (NYSE:BAC), CVS Corporation (NYSE:CVS)

Many CBD companies continue to report issues with payment processing as well as maintaining a bank account. The issue has also been discussed in the U.S. ... → Read More

CVS Corporation (NYSE:CVS) - The State Of CBD Regulation: Clear Rules Or Consumers At Risk?

Both vitamins and CBD are surging wellness markets. The U.S. dietary supplement market had a value of $124.8 billion in 2018, according to the market ... → Read More

New York Governor Signs Bill To Decriminalize Pot Possession, Expunge Some Convictions

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed a bill Monday that decriminalizes cannabis use in the state. Why It Matters After failing to pass adult use legislation ... → Read More

California's Assembly Bill 97 Is The State's Latest Attempt To Curtail The Illicit Market

In May 2019, California significantly cut its cannabis tax revenue projections through June 2020. In just four months, state projections decreased by $223 ... → Read More

Diversity In Cannabis: Making Sure Everyone Benefits And 'Not Just A Privileged Few'

In the cannabis space, diversity is often regarded as a particularly pressing need as a result of the adverse effect of the War on Drugs. The hurdles are ... → Read More

Flowhub's Kyle Sherman Discusses Ending 'Jack Of All Trades, Master Of None Approach' To Cannabis

The tool stack is a subject discussed in numerous industries. Cannabis is no exception, and some believe that existing software solutions fall short. It's a problem that can... → Read More

Former Home Depot CEO Joins GrowGeneration As A Strategic Advisor

Bob Nardelli has been appointed as a strategic advisor for the Colorado-based retail hydroponic and organic gardening brand GrowGeneration Corp. (OTCQX: ... → Read More

1933 Industries Posts Q3 Revenue Growth, Margin Decline (OTC:TGIFF)

Cannabis company 1933 Industries Inc. (OTC: TGIFF) reported third-quarter results Tuesday that included a 28% quarter-over-quarter jump in revenue ... → Read More