Exclusive Interview with TerrAscend Executive Chairman and Interim CEO Jason Ackerman Cannabis operator TerrAscend (CSE: TER) (OTCQX: TRSSF) has a multi-state presence in the United States, a Canadian footprint and distribution capabilities in the European Union. The company is focused on carving out a competitive position in its chosen... Read more
SF marijuana dispensaries see big shift to edibles amid coronavirus
When San Francisco’s shelter-in-place order was announced on March 16, many city residents ran to the grocery store to stock up on things like canned goods and toilet paper. Other residents went straight to their local dispensary. “The day of shelter in place was the busiest day we’ve ever... Read more
The parent company of High Times announced a major expansion into the cannabis growing and processing industry on Friday, saying it has begun the process to acquire California-based cannabis holding company Humboldt Heritage Inc. and its subsidiaries Humboldt Sun Growers Guild and Grateful Eight LLC. Hightimes Holding Corp. said... Read more
Regulators in New York, California, and Ohio have determined that cannabis dispensaries are essential businesses, allowing them to remain open during mandatory closures enacted to help contain the spread of the coronavirus pandemic. The decisions to permit marijuana retailers follow similar moves by government officials in other states struggling... Read more
A researcher at the University of California Los Angeles has been awarded a $3.9 million grant to study how cannabis can help with pain relief, the institution announced on Wednesday. The grant from the National Institutes of Health’s National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health was awarded to Ziva... Read more
Amid Coronavirus, San Francisco, New York, Deem Marijuana Businesses ‘Essential’
When San Francisco announced its “shelter in place” order this week, it said only “essential businesses” could remain open to support the public’s needs, such as grocery stores and gas stations. Missing from that list were marijuana dispensaries. But a day after residents were told to stay home, the... Read more
Credit: Kira Derryberry Photography Exclusive Interview with Trulieve CEO Kim Rivers When New Cannabis Ventures last spoke with CEO Kim Rivers in November 2018, Trulieve (CSE: TRUL) (OTCQX: TCNNF) was just beginning its national expansion plans. Now, the company is continuing to dominate in Florida, and its footprint includes... Read more
The Whole Gamut: The Beat Goes On
Way back in 1967, Sonny and Cher recorded their hit single, “The Beat Goes On.” Of course, this was a few years before I was born, so my information about this song comes strictly from my interest in ancient history. But as you may recall, the song heralded certain... Read more
Just over two years after commercial cannabis sales became legal in California, the state has collected more than $1 billion in taxes from commercial marijuana activity. Last week, the California Department of Tax and Fee Administration (CDTFA) announced that as of February 18, 2020, cannabis tax revenues have totaled... Read more
Harvest Announces New Funding, Corporate Updates, Management and Board Changes Private Placement Funding, Progress on ICG Merger, Resignation of Executive Chairman Jason Vedadi and Planned Board Appointments PHOENIX, March 11, 2020 /CNW/ — Harvest Health & Recreation Inc. (CSE: HARV) (“Harvest”), a vertically integrated cannabis company with one of the largest and deepest footprints in the... Read more

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