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The Case for Parity Between Alcohol & Cannabis

December 4th, 2018 - Ryan Allway

Alcohol is a known carcinogen that has been directly linked to many chronic health conditions, such as cancer, diabetes, and liver disease. While cannabis has been shown to be much less harmful, and a potential alcohol-substitute, recreational consumption was only recently legalized with the passage of the Cannabis Act in October 2018, and it still […]

Massachusetts Celebrates First Week of Adult-Use Cannabis Sales

November 25th, 2018 - Rachelle Gordon

Massachusetts has finally gone green. After two years of anticipation, legal adult-use cannabis sales began on Tuesday and business is booming; according to analysts, consumers purchased over $440,000 worth of flower, concentrates, edibles, and topicals on that day alone. It was a day met with enthusiasm, despite cold and rainy conditions, with thousands of people […]

Cannabis Rising: 3 States Legalize Cannabis & Sessions is Out

November 8th, 2018 - Ryan Allway

Cannabis stocks soared higher after a solid turnaround during the mid-term elections and the sudden departure of Jeff Sessions as Attorney General. The Horizons Marijuana ETF (TSE: HMMJ) rose more than 11 percent since November 5 and many U.S.-focused cannabis stocks moved even higher following the news. Voters Relax Cannabis Laws Michigan voters approved a […]

California’s ‘Cannabis Appellation’ Plans Aim to Set It Apart

October 16th, 2018 - Ryan Allway

The cannabis industry is projected to reach $75 billion by 2030, according to Cowen & Co., driven by the legalization of medical and recreational cannabis across a growing number of states. With federal legalization a near-term possibility, the market could soon be dominated by so-called Big Cannabis—likely tobacco companies moving into the space and growing […]

How Cannabis is Already Replacing Opioids for Pain Management

October 15th, 2018 - Lukas Barfield

It has long been known medical cannabis helps with pain management. From acute sharp short term pain, to chronic, deeper more long lasting pain, multiple studies have shown cannabis can replace opioids for pain management and help suffering patients live more normal lives. However, as we know, when it comes to cannabis in the United […]

Will Albania’s EU Membership Be Scuttled by Domestic Cannabis Production?

October 15th, 2018 - Marguerite Arnold

Cannabis has now entered the highest levels of the European Union’s political debate. So much so that production (albeit of the illicit kind) in one country, Albania, is now being used by some members of the EU in Brussels to refuse the country’s bid to join the economic union. Most notably the loudest objections are […]

CFN Media Enhances its LA Studio for Exclusive Interviews and CFN Weekly Show

October 11th, 2018 - Ryan Allway

CFN Media Group (“CFN Media”, “CannabisFN”), the leading agency and financial media network dedicated to the worldwide cannabis industry, today announced the enhanced launch of its Los Angeles-based studio for filming exclusive executive interviews and its CFN Weekly Show. The company soft launched the studio earlier this year, filming exclusive client interviews and early episodes […]

New West Summit Will Feature Celebrity Guest Speakers & Cannabis Career Fair

October 1st, 2018 - Ryan Allway

The fourth annual New West Summit will take place between October 11 and 13 in Oakland at the Marriott City Center. The conference brings together the best and brightest international cannabis entrepreneurs, thought leaders, investors, and innovators, with over 100 exhibitors, 50 panels, 150 speakers, an investment symposium, and a career fair. Organizers expect more […]

Israeli Together Cannabis Enters The German Market

September 13th, 2018 - Marguerite Arnold

Together (TASE:TGDR), one of two cannabis companies on the Israeli stock exchange, has just made an aggressive move into the German medical cannabis market. According to available information, Together has signed a deal to deliver up to €50 million (approximately 12.5 tons of produce)to a so far unnamed German medical cannabis distribution company. The German […]

CalCannabis & California’s Cultivation Rules

September 13th, 2018 - Kelly Weimert

CalCannabis is a division of the California Department of Food and Agriculture that provides cultivation licensing and regulation to commercial California cannabis cultivators. CalCannabis also oversees California’s track-and-trace system, tracking all commercial cannabis and cannabis products from seed to sale. The division has three branches: the Bureau of Cannabis Control, CalCannabis Cultivation Licensing, and Manufactured […]

Learn How to Invest in Canada’s Emerging Cannabis Industry from Industry Experts at The MoneyShow Toronto

September 7th, 2018 - Ryan Allway

The MoneyShow will be coming to Toronto on September 14-15, 2018 at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre, where more than 50 experts will come together to provide unbiased perspectives, keen insights, and actionable recommendations for portfolio management over the coming year. Investors can register to attend the event for free by visiting www.TorontoMoneyShow.com. There will […]

Ontario’s OSC Enters into Supply Agreements with LPs

August 27th, 2018 - Ryan Allway

The Ontario Cannabis Store, the province’s sole legal online retailer for recreational cannabis, has entered into supply agreements with 26 licensed producers to ensure that a safe, diverse and high-quality supply of cannabis is ready and available upon legalization this fall. Starting on October 17, consumers 19 and older will be able to purchase cannabis […]

Nova Scotia’s NSLC Places First Recreational Cannabis Order

August 27th, 2018 - Ryan Allway

The Nova Scotia Liquor Corporation (NSLC) placed its first purchase orders this week for recreational cannabis in preparation for legalization October 17, 2018. The NSLC has placed orders with 14 Canadian cannabis vendors, including two from the Atlantic region, and one Cannabis Accessory vendor. “We have done our homework and believe the 78 strains we […]

MJBizConINT’L Brings Eager Cannabis Entrepreneurs to Toronto

August 24th, 2018 - Rachelle Gordon

Canada is mere weeks from being the first G-7 nation and only the second in the world to fully legalize adult-use cannabis sales, and at the cutting-edge of this revolutionary time for a quickly-emerging global industry is MJBizConINT’L. Presented by Marijuana Business Daily, the conference and expo drew over 2,500 cannabis professionals, entrepreneurs, and thought […]

The UK Reschedules Cannabis To A Schedule II Drug

August 3rd, 2018 - Marguerite Arnold

It has been a long fought “Battle of Britain,” and it’s not over yet. However, change on the cannabis front has finally come to the UK. In late July, after an escalation by medical access campaignersand the press over the summer, the Home Secretary Sajid Javid announced that cannabis would officially now, be rescheduled in […]

What Are the Largest Cannabis Markets in the United States?

August 3rd, 2018 - Bethan Jenkins

The United States’ legal cannabis industry is gearing up for immense growth. A total of 30 U.S. states have now legalized the plant for medicinal use and many more expected to follow suit. Let’s not forget about the nine states that have permitted the plant for adult-use, too. Home to some 325 million people, the […]

What Are Cannabis Essential Oils?

July 30th, 2018 - Bethan Jenkins

The medical community’s attention is shifting towards the green spectrum of whole-plant medicines; a category that cannabis essential oils (CEOs) slot nicely into. Cannabis is by no means a new discovery for the pharmaceutical world. Back in the 1840s, the cannabis plant was welcomed into Western medicine by a surgeon called W.B. O’Shaughnessy. According to […]

European Cannabis Market To Hit €115 Billion By 2028

July 25th, 2018 - Rachelle Gordon

Europe is officially on the forefront of the global cannabis industry, according to new data released by analyst group Prohibition Partners. The 3rd Edition of The European Cannabis Report™ finds that the marijuana market is projected to be worth over €115 billion by 2028. The news comes during a watershed moment for legal marijuana around the […]

The (German) Bid Is Back In Town

July 24th, 2018 - Marguerite Arnold

For those who missed the notification via the European online bid portal on the 19th, or even the headline on Friday, July 20, the German Bid is back!  15 months after the more or less quiet issuance of the bid the first time (although this announcement turned the first ICBC in Berlin, held just days […]

Canadian Legalization Delayed Until October 17

July 23rd, 2018 - Marguerite Arnold

It’s official and “weed” if not the people have clearly won. The voters have spoken, the government has finally voted, and now the Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau has been allowed to set a date – even if later than initially promised or hoped.  Legal cannabis sales will begin across Canada just shy of two weeks […]

New Agreements Will Ensure Quality Cannabis in British Columbia

July 16th, 2018 - Ryan Allway

British Columbia’s sole legal wholesaler of non-medical cannabis has entered into agreements with licensed producers to ensure a retail supply for when non-medical cannabis is legalized. The Liquor Distribution Branch (LDB) has signed memorandums of understanding with 31 licensed producers of non-medical cannabis to form an extensive and competitive wholesale product assortment. The initial product […]

Ultra-High Net Worth Investors Gather in LA for Exclusive Pre-Espys Cannabis Event

July 16th, 2018 - Ryan Allway

On Tuesday, July 17, 2018, dozens of athletes, entrepreneurs, and ultra-high net worth accredited investors will gather in Beverly Hills, California for the Unofficial Pre-ESPYs Dinner, hosted exclusively by Green Table.  Entrepreneurs and investors participating in the event will benefit from the firsthand knowledge of some of the world’s most premiere cannabis experts and thought […]

CFN Media Interviews Guy Setton of GemmaCert

July 11th, 2018 - Rachelle Gordon

Laboratory testing is already a critical component of the legal cannabis market. Producers are expected to maintain rigorous standards in order to prevent sub-standard products from reaching the end consumer. GemmaCert is a table-top testing device that analyzes cannabis flowers in a smart way in order to achieve an accurate potency reading – without the […]

Cannabis Reforms Sweep the United States

July 11th, 2018 - Ryan Allway

Cannabis reform is finally coming to the United States this year, in the form of legalized adult-use cannabis in California and progress towards medical cannabis legalization nationwide. Investors may want to keep a close eye on these trends as the market could reach over $50 billion in size by 2026, according to Cowen & Co. […]

Alberta Will Be Ready to Roll Come October 17

July 9th, 2018 - Ryan Allway

The AGLC has been diligently working for months to select the right partners to bring legal cannabis to Alberta, in a safe and responsible manner while continuing to offer choices Albertans can trust. The following federally licensed producers (LPs) were selected from 31 proponents that responded to the “Expression of Interest” that closed in February. […]

How to Invest in Australia’s Medical Cannabis Market

June 28th, 2018 - Ryan Allway

Canada and the United States may be the two most well-known cannabis markets, but Australia’s changing laws could pave the way toward becoming an industry leader. After legalizing the export of medical cannabis, the country could become one of just three countries that are exporting high-quality product en masse. The domestic market could also break […]

FDA Approves Cannabis-Derived Drug for First Time

June 25th, 2018 - Rachelle Gordon

In a move destined to potentially change the face of medical cannabis, the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) today approved a cannabinoid-derived drug for the first time. Epidiolex is a twice-daily oral solution is meant to treat people ages two years and up who suffer from severe seizure disorders Dravet syndrome or Lennox-Gastaut […]

Industry Power Women Paves the Way for Female Cannabis Entrepreneurs

June 25th, 2018 - Rachelle Gordon

The budding legal cannabis industry is a competitive place – and rightly so. According to analysts, domestic marijuana sales could exceed a staggering $57 billion by 2027, making it no surprise that lots of people want to get in while the getting’s good while establishing their dominance in a newly emerging market. One group, Industry […]

Arcadian Fund Provides Exposure to Cannabis

June 20th, 2018 - Ryan Allway

The cannabis industry is projected to exceed $50 billion by 2026, according to Cowen & Co., driven by the legalization of medical and adult-use cannabis across a growing number of states. Despite the enormous market opportunity, many professionally-managed Wall Street funds have stayed away from the market due to the stigma and regulatory risks. But, […]

Gardner, Warren, Joyce and Blumenauer Unveil Bicameral, Bipartisan Legislation to Protect State Marijuana Policies

June 8th, 2018 - Ryan Allway

U.S. Senators Cory Gardner (R-Colo.) and Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and U.S. Representatives David Joyce (R-Ohio) and Earl Blumenauer (D-Ore.) today introduced the bicameral, bipartisan Strengthening the Tenth Amendment Through Entrusting States Act (STATES Act) to ensure that each state has the right to determine for itself the best approach to marijuana within its borders. The […]


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