Adult-Use Cannabis Sales in Colorado Top $1.1 Billion Through August
Adult-Use Cannabis Sales in Colorado Top $1.1 Billion Through August

Adult-use dispensaries in Colorado sold more than $1.1 billion worth of cannabis products through the first eight months of the year but sales dipped slightly in August, recent data shows. According to the Department of Revenue’s Marijuana Enforcement Division (MED), recreational marijuana sales in The Centennial State eclipsed $176.5 million in August, down from $183 million in July.

Cannabis Startup OFFFIELD Aims to Make Exercise More Enjoyable
Cannabis Startup OFFFIELD Aims to Make Exercise More Enjoyable

Is there a market for “functional cannabis” and can a brand convince you to get moving? The entrepreneurs behind OFFFIELD, a Los Angeles-based startup, are betting on it.

With Biosteel Distribution Deal, Canopy Growth Bets Beer Wholesalers Will Eventually Move Cannabis Drinks
With Biosteel Distribution Deal, Canopy Growth Bets Beer Wholesalers Will Eventually Move Cannabis Drinks

Will U.S. beer distributors eventually be the ones bringing cannabis-infused drinks to market? That’s what Canopy Growth Corporation, one of the largest cannabis firms in the world, is betting on.

GrowGeneration Enters Arizona, Acquires Phoenix's Hydroponics Depot
GrowGeneration Enters Arizona, Acquires Phoenix's Hydroponics Depot

Denver-based GrowGeneration (NASDAQ: GRWG) announced Monday the acquisition of Phoenix’s largest indoor and outdoor garden center, Hydroponics Depot, for an undisclosed sum. The purchase adds to GrowGen’s expanding national footprint of Hydroponic gardening stores, which now includes 29 locations across 11 states.

Columbia Care Develops 'Seed & Strain' Lifestyle Brand to Compete in National Adult-Use Markets
Columbia Care Develops 'Seed & Strain' Lifestyle Brand to Compete in National Adult-Use Markets

Columbia Care is pushing deeper into the adult-use cannabis market. The New York-based multistate operator announced Thursday the launch of its first “internally developed cannabis lifestyle brand,” called Seed & Strain.

Adult-Use Cannabis Sales Legalized in Vermont
Adult-Use Cannabis Sales Legalized in Vermont

Vermont Gov. Phil Scott (R) said Wednesday he would allow a cannabis legalization bill to become law without his signature. The legislation, S. 54, creates a commercial marijuana market in The Green Mountain State and establishes a 14% tax on all cannabis products.

Pabst Lends Iconic Blue Ribbon Name to Cannabis-Infused Seltzer
Pabst Lends Iconic Blue Ribbon Name to Cannabis-Infused Seltzer

Pabst Blue Ribbon is moving from the dive bars to dispensaries. The 176-year-old brand — which in recent years has expanded into whiskey, hard coffee and hard seltzer — now adorns cans of cannabis-infused seltzer that are sold at a handful of California pot shops.

Review: Rhythm CBD-Infused Seltzer
Review: Rhythm CBD-Infused Seltzer

Rhythm is a line of CBD-infused seltzers that feature broad spectrum CBD and other functional ingredients. The product is available in two flavors – Grapefruit Rosemary and Blackberry Lavender – both of which contain 15 mg of hemp-derived CBD and just 5 calories.

Cannabis Sales Continue to Climb in Illinois
Cannabis Sales Continue to Climb in Illinois

Illinois cannabis dispensaries continued to break records in September, as adult-use sales increased 5.7% to more than $67.64 million. The Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation (IDFPR) reported Monday that recreational marijuana sales grew to an all-time high for the fifth month in row.

Canopy Growth to Launch Cannabis Beverages in US in 2021
Canopy Growth to Launch Cannabis Beverages in US in 2021

Canopy Growth Corporation will bring its THC-infused beverages to the U.S. in 2021 through a partnership with New York-based cannabis firm Acreage Holdings, the two companies announced Thursday. In a news release, Canopy and Acreage said the products are expected to debut at dispensaries in California and Illinois next summer, and that “sessionable” drinks would be the initial focus.

Cannabis Cultivation Software Company Trym Raises $3.1 Million in Seed Funding
Cannabis Cultivation Software Company Trym Raises $3.1 Million in Seed Funding

More VC money is flowing into the cannabis software space. California-based Trym, which sells management software to cannabis growers, has raised a combined $3.1 million in seed funding from friends, family and several venture funds.

Billionaire Investor Nelson Peltz and Aurora Cannabis Part Ways
Billionaire Investor Nelson Peltz and Aurora Cannabis Part Ways

Billionaire investor Nelson Peltz is no longer advising Canada’s Aurora Cannabis, the company announced Monday. In a news release, the Edmonton-based cannabis firm said Peltz had resigned to “pursue other commitments.”

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