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Social and Racial Equity in the Cannabis Influencer Industry

Both business and culture surrounding legal cannabis have certainly seen a lot of attention over the last few years. With cannabis rapidly becoming legalized in more U.S. states, we are seeing that culture reach a much broader audience. But, is that culture representative of Black and racially diverse industry professionals? Cannabis marketing and advertising are becoming more mainstream and cannabis companies…

Is Cannabis the New Gold?

One aspect of the legalization of cannabis, is its entrance into the world of asset trading. A lot is being said about cannabis as a commodity, especially in comparison to gold. Which is worth more, and can cannabis show the same stability as gold over time? Everyone knows of terms like the ‘gold standard’, and some of us might already…

Covid-19 Is ChangIng The Way People Think About Cannabis

As a rabbi who works in the cannabis industry, I’m considered safe. Neighbors, friends, even fellow clergy approach me with questions and requests: “How do I join the program?” “Does cannabis help with [fill-in-the-blank]?” “Do you have any samples?” The questions vary, but the conversations usually end the same way: “Rabbi, please keep this between us.” “Of course,” I respond, “Your secret is safe…

420 with CNW – Patients Request to Share About Marijuana and Pain Management in Meetings With CDC

Recently, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (“CDC”) published a notice in the Federal Register asking stakeholders like patients, their families or caregivers as well as health workers to request to participate in conversations about the alternatives to the use of opioids in chronic pain management. These meetings will help to educate the federal government about how marijuana and…

420 with CNW – Marijuana Legalization Measure Gets the Nod for November Arizona Ballot

Cannabis reform activists in Arizona can finally rest easy after a measure to legalize cannabis in the state officially qualified for the November ballot. The activists behind the initiative submitted 420,000 signatures in late June, a lot more than the 237,645 valid signatures that were required to qualify the measure. More than a month later, the Secretary of State Katie…

The Week In Cannabis: Stocks Up, Big Earnings Reports, And Funding Rounds

This was a busy week for the cannabis public markets, with several major companies reporting their quarterly results.Canopy Growth Corp. (NYSE: CGC) (TSX: WEED) said its net revenue rose by 22% year over year, reaching CA$110 million (US$82 million), in the first quarter of fiscal 2021. Following the results, Cantor Fitzgerald analyst Pablo Zuanic reiterated a Neutral rating on the…

5 Ways Cannabis Leaders Profit From Public Relations

For years now, cannabis companies and their leaders have struggled to leverage digital advertising in order to tell their story and raise brand awareness. Popular platforms like Google, Facebook and Instagram are not as cannabis-friendly as one might think. So in an age where content is king, what’s the best move for a cannabis leader working hard to tell their brand’s story, amplify…

Corruption in the Cannabis Industry

It seems the latest corruption scandals in the cannabis industry could be just the tip of the iceberg. On December 19, 2019, an undercover FBI agent attended a meeting with two Calexico city officials, Bruno Suarez-Soto and David Romero. He presented himself as a representative of investors seeking to open a cannabis dispensary in Calexico. According to the charging documents,…

The 2020 Benzinga Cannabis Capital Conference In Detroit Will Be Moving Online

Due to continuing concerns surrounding COVID-19, Benzinga will be bringing its Cannabis Capital Conference online. Originally scheduled to take place in Detroit, this conference will focus on carefully vetted companies in the emerging Michigan market. The event, set to take place on Tuesday, August 18, 2020, will serve as a meeting place for cannabis investors, entrepreneurs, and leaders in the…

The Week In Cannabis: Strong Earnings, Stocks In Green, Investments And Divestments

Cannabis stocks, and overall markets, closed the week in the green, as cannabis companies got into their earnings season.”Earnings season is just starting to come to life as Scotts Miracle Gro (NYSE: SMG)’s Hawthorne group just crushed it,” Debra Borchardt, Editor-In-Chief of Green Market Report told Benzinga. “Things are going so well over at Scotts that even the non-bonus employees…