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How the Cannabis Industry is Celebrating 4/20 at a Distance

April 20th, 2020 - Ryan Allway

The cannabis industry’s biggest events typically take place on its unofficial holiday — 4/20. Of course, these events have become another casualty of the COVID-19 outbreak as states continue to enforce social distancing rules. There will be no cannabis festivals, protests at state capitols or concerts taking place in-person this year. Let’s take a look […]

What’s the Difference Between Fast Track & Breakthrough Therapy Designations?

April 20th, 2020 - Ryan Allway

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) granted Breakthrough Therapy status to COMPASS Pathway’s clinical trials evaluating psilocybin for the treatment of severe treatment-resistant depression. Shortly after, the regulatory agency granted the same designation for the Usona Institute’s psychedelic therapy targeting major depressive disorder. Let’s take a look at what the Breakthrough Therapy status means and […]

Virtual Psychedelics Conference Brings Together Over 100 Thought-Leaders, Researchers, Businesses & Investors 

April 9th, 2020 - Ryan Allway

Microdose, The Green Light, and The Conscious Fund’s Virtual Psychedelics Conference will take place on April 14 through 15, 2020, bringing together leading scientists, researchers and executives across the nascent psychedelics industry to discuss drug development, regulation, ethics, investment and a wide range of other topics. Due to the current COVID19 social distancing measures, this […]

The Virtual Canna World Expo Brings Together Businesses, Consumers & Investors

April 9th, 2020 - Ryan Allway

The Canna World Expo begins on April 11 at 9:00am PST with a message from Ceech & Chong’s Richard “Cheech” Marin. Participants and presenters across six contents will then converge on Zoom and Facebook Live to discuss a wide range of topics, including business continuity amid the COVID-19 crisis. You can register for the free […]

States Turn to Cannabis for Tax Revenue as Federal Relief Funding Remains Elusive

April 8th, 2020 - Ryan Allway

The cannabis industry has found itself in an interesting position as the COVID-19 crisis unfolds. As an essential service, many dispensaries are open for business and saw healthy demand early on. Demand could wane, however, as stockpiling trends start to decline. The federal government has thus far refused to provide relief funding to these businesses, […]

Psychedelic Therapies Could Reach Consumers in Record Time

April 8th, 2020 - Ryan Allway

Psychedelic research has become one of the most important initiatives in psychiatry and brain science after decades of research paralysis following the war on drugs, according to a paper published in Cell. After spending a decade understanding psychiatric brain function, researchers are now looking into the mechanisms underpinning those findings. David Nutt, one of the […]

1-in-3 Cannabis Consumers Bought More in Response to COVID-19

March 31st, 2020 - Ryan Allway

The COVID-19 outbreak has shut down large swaths of the economy and reined in consumer spending, but the cannabis industry appears insulated from many of these headwinds. Nearly 1-in-3 cannabis consumers said there was an increase in their personal cannabis consumption in response to COVID-19, according to New Frontier Data. These consumers stockpiled flower (62%), […]

BDS Analytics’ CPI & Cannabis Consumer Sales Report – January 2020

March 31st, 2020 - Ryan Allway

The one-of-a-kind CPI is a benchmark of retail sales pricing across cannabis products in select legalized U.S. markets. The index currently reports sales in Arizona, California, Colorado, Nevada and Oregon— state markets that generated more than 50 percent of the legalized U.S. sales in 2018. Underlying pricing data is the compilation of actual dispensary transactions […]

5 Ways to Participate in the Psychedelics Boom

March 27th, 2020 - Ryan Allway

The psychedelics industry is quickly becoming the next frontier market for investors as the cannabis industry matures. Through a combination of cutting-edge research and decriminalization, investors are hoping that the industry moves in the same direction as medical cannabis over the coming years. Let’s take a look at five public companies in the space and […]

Canna World Expo Brings Together Cannabis Thought Leaders in a COVID-19 Environment

March 25th, 2020 - Ryan Allway

The Canna World Expo is a global two-day online symposium featuring more than 20 industry experts taking place on April 4 and 11, 2020. The event will bring together more than two dozen industry leaders across four continents for a live question and answer format moderated by journalists that cover the industry from several angles. […]

Cannabis Stocks Rebound, Sales Spike Amid COVID-19 Outbreak

March 20th, 2020 - Ryan Allway

Cannabis stocks have experienced a precipitous decline so far this year. The ETFMG Alternative Harvest ETF (MJ) — the largest ETF in the space with more than $600 million in assets under management — is down more than 45 percent and the AdvisorShares Pure Cannabis ETF (YOLO) — the second largest fund — is down […]

Merida’s Coronavirus Hot Take: Insight Straight from the Goniophotometer

March 20th, 2020 - Ryan Allway

The following is a guest post from Merida Capital, a private equity investment firm targeting fundamental growth drivers underpinning the rapid development of the cannabis industry. First and foremost, we hope everyone reading this is safe, healthy and takes reasonable precaution. Be concerned, be smart, and be vigilant so that you don’t contribute to the spread […]

Oregon Looks to Become the First State to Legalize Psychedelics

March 12th, 2020 - Ryan Allway

Activists in Oregon have collected more than 100,000 signatures on a measure to legalize psilocybin for therapeutic purposes across the state. The Oregon Psilocybin Society now has enough signatures to qualify for the November ballot, and once verified, voters will be able to decide on what’s effectively a medical use legalization in the new year. […]

Canadian Cannabis Sales Near $150M in December

February 24th, 2020 - Ryan Allway

Canadian retail cannabis sales rose about eight percent to $146.2 million in December 2019, according to Statistics Canada. While full-year retail sales of $1.2 billion were below expectations, the strong end to the year suggests that the industry could be on the rebound as supply chain issues are resolved and the number of retail stores […]

BDS Analytics’ CPI & Cannabis Consumer Sales Report – December 2019

February 21st, 2020 - Ryan Allway

The one-of-a-kind CPI is a benchmark of retail sales pricing across cannabis products in select legalized U.S. markets. The index currently reports sales in Arizona, California, Colorado, Nevada and Oregon— state markets that generated more than 50 percent of the legalized U.S. sales in 2018. Underlying pricing data is the compilation of actual dispensary transactions […]

Angels & VCs Start to Move into Psychedelics

February 21st, 2020 - Ryan Allway

Venture capitalists are often the first investors in emerging technologies, from cannabis to cryptocurrencies. Unlike large institutional investors, they are willing to take on high levels of risk in exchange for the potential to 10x or 100x their investments. Many VCs make most of their returns from just a handful of companies per “fund” that […]

Biggest Cannabis Investing Conference to Hit Florida Begins Next Week

February 20th, 2020 - Ryan Allway

The Benzinga Cannabis Capital Conference is an event that brings together some of the biggest voices and names in the industry. The conference is set to take place next week, Feb. 24-25, at the Fontainebleau Hotel in Miami Beach. At this event, investors can come face-to-face with top cannabis companies to hear about their advancements […]

How to Invest in Psychedelics

February 3rd, 2020 - Ryan Allway

Denver was one of the first cities in the country to legalize adult-use cannabis and its move to decriminalize psychedelics could open the door to an entirely new market. Like marijuana, advocates for magic mushrooms have had to overcome both stereotypes and excessive regulation to bring attention to its potentially significant medical benefits. Some studies […]

Golden Key 3.0 – the Hottest Party of MJBizCon Returns

December 6th, 2019 - Rachelle Gordon

This year’s MJBizCon in Las Vegas is poised to be the biggest yet. And while many of the 35,000+ attendees are excited to explore the expo floor and hear talks from some of the cannabis industry’s biggest names, everyone knows the after-parties are going to be the real talk of the town.  One event that […]

BDS Analytics’ Cannabis Retail Price Index (CPI) & Cannabis Consumer Sales Report for September 2019

November 26th, 2019 - Ryan Allway

The one-of-a-kind CPI is a benchmark of retail sales pricing across cannabis products in select legalized U.S. markets. The index currently represents sales in Arizona, California, Colorado, Nevada, and Oregon, states that generated more than 50 percent of legalized U.S. sales in 2018. Underlying pricing data is the compilation of actual dispensary transactions captured by […]

YIELD GROWTH Closes Agreement to License 126 Product Formulas to Subsidiary Flourish Mushroom Labs

November 7th, 2019 - Ryan Allway

Vancouver, British Columbia–(Newsfile Corp. – November 7, 2019) – The Yield Growth Corp. (CSE: BOSS) (OTCQB: BOSQF) (FSE: YG3) is pleased to announce that on November 6, 2019 Yield Growth closed an agreement to license 126 product formulas to subsidiary Flourish Mushroom Labs. Flourish Mushroom Labs To view an enhanced version of this graphic, please visit: https://orders.newsfilecorp.com/files/6377/49526_mushrooms.jpg […]

Cannabis Consumer Price Index: Executive Summary – August 2019 (Released October 2019)

October 9th, 2019 - Mark Collins

The one-of-a-kind Cannabis Market CPI is a benchmark of retail sales pricing across cannabis products in select legalized U.S. markets. The index currently reports sales in Arizona, California, Colorado, Nevada, and Oregon, states that generated more than 60 percent of legalized U.S. sales in 2018. Underlying pricing data is the compilation of actual dispensary transactions […]

Spotlight on Microscopes & Machines Conference: Where the Science of Cannabis Becomes Operational Reality

September 6th, 2019 - Mark Collins

Organizers from left to right Ariel Clark, Laura Albers, Alicia Wapen, Joseph Verdi and Travis Turner. (Photo: Authors Own) Microscopes & Machines is a blended cannabis and hemp medical, science, and manufacturing technology conference.  The organizers had an incredible line up in the light and airy Grass Room, a famous and historical venue in Downtown L.A. […]

Spotlight on Lift & Co. Cannabis Expo Toronto 2019

August 20th, 2019 - Mark Collins

The annual Lift & Co. Cannabis Expo Toronto is a key calendar event for global Cannabis investors and industry stakeholders. With Toronto as the hub of the Canadian finance and media industries, this event location strategically draws in pre-eminent industry leaders, business owners, thought leaders, entrepreneurs, creatives, start-ups, and consumers. Here, they come together to […]

The Evolution of the CSE in the Global Cannabis Industry

August 6th, 2019 - Ryan Allway

There’s no doubt that cannabis has been a game-changer for the Canadian capital markets. After Canada liberalized its medical program in 2012, companies immediately began approaching the Canadian Securities Exchange (CSE) to raise the capital required to build indoor greenhouses and participate in a market that they knew would continue to grow over time. In […]

Investment Banks See Tremendous Potential in Cannabis Dealflow

August 5th, 2019 - Ryan Allway

The cannabis industry is projected to reach $66.5 billion by 2025, according to Grand View Research, representing a 23.9% compound annual growth rate. In addition to Canada’s maturing industry, investors are becoming increasingly comfortable with the regulatory environment in the United States, despite the plant’s status as a Schedule I Controlled Substance on a federal […]

New CFN & Viridian Cannabis Capital Markets Wrap Discusses Key Industry and Regulatory Trends

July 22nd, 2019 - Ryan Allway

CFN Media Group (“CFN Media”, “CannabisFN”), the leading agency and financial media network dedicated to the worldwide cannabis industry, today announced the release of the second video episode in its CFN Media & Viridian Capital Cannabis Markets Wrap series filmed at the MJMicro Conference and featuring the President of Viridian Capital, Scott Greiper, recounting the […]

The State of New Jersey Marijuana Legalization

July 9th, 2019 - Ryan Allway

New Jersey has nearly 50,000 medical marijuana patients and out-of-state patients may legally bring their marijuana into the state for up to six months. With nearly nine million residents, the state is the 11th largest in the United States and the most densely populated state with more than 1,200 people per square mile, making it […]

Shark Tank’s Kevin O’Leary Spells Out What Institutional Investors Need from the Cannabis Industry 

June 26th, 2019 - Ryan Allway

Kevin O’Leary may be best-known for his role on ABC’s hit TV show, Shark Tank, but he also heads up O’Shares ETF Investments, which provides rules-based, quality-focused indexed ETFs for institutional investors. CFN Media recently caught up with Mr. O’Leary, better known as Mr. Wonderful, to discuss what institutional investors are looking for in the […]

Top 5 Takeaways from Bruce Linton’s Exclusive Interview with CFN Media at the NYC CWCB Expo

June 20th, 2019 - Ryan Allway

CFN Media caught up with Bruce Linton, Co-CEO of Canopy Growth Corp. (TSX: WEED) (NYSE: CGC) to discuss some of the cannabis industry’s biggest trends at the CWCB Expo in NYC in May 2019. Sign up for the CFN Newsletter using the form in the right sidebar of this page or learn more about Becoming […]


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