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Acreage Holdings Forms Joint Venture with Medterra
Acreage Holdings Forms Joint Venture with Medterra

New York-based cannabis firm Acreage Holdings is teaming up with Medterra, one of the largest CBD companies in the U.S., to develop a line of full-spectrum CBD products.

Green Thumb Raises $217 Million, Announces Plan to Acquire Virginia's Dharma Pharma
Green Thumb Raises $217 Million, Announces Plan to Acquire Virginia's Dharma Pharma

Fresh off securing $217 million in debt financing, Chicago-based Green Thumb Industries announced Monday plans to enter the Virginia cannabis market via the acquisition of Dharma Pharmaceuticals. Specific financial details were not disclosed, however the deal is expected to close in the second half of 2021.

TerrAscend to Acquire Pennsylvania Dispensary Chain for $63 Million
TerrAscend to Acquire Pennsylvania Dispensary Chain for $63 Million

North American cannabis firm TerrAscend will double its dispensary footprint in Pennsylvania via the acquisition of KCR Holdings. The $63 million cash-and-stock transaction includes $36 million in stock, $20.25 million in cash and a $6.75 million note. It is expected to close in the second quarter of 2021.

Watch: Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam Ceremonially Signs Cannabis Legislation
Watch: Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam Ceremonially Signs Cannabis Legislation

On Wednesday, Democratic Governor Ralph Northam ceremonially signed legislation that legalizes adult-use cannabis in Virginia. The event came two weeks after the Virginia General Assembly passed a revised bill that included several amendments, including one making cannabis possession legal on July 1, 2021 instead of January 1, 2024.

Canopy Growth Inks Distribution Agreement for CBD Drinks with Southern Glazer's Wine & Spirits
Canopy Growth Inks Distribution Agreement for CBD Drinks with Southern Glazer's Wine & Spirits

One month after launching its CBD-infused beverage line Quatreau in the U.S., Canadian cannabis firm Canopy Growth Corporation announced that alcohol wholesaler Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits (SGWS) would distribute its CBD drinks throughout the U.S.

YouGov Study: 25% of Americans Consumed Cannabis During Pandemic
YouGov Study: 25% of Americans Consumed Cannabis During Pandemic

A new study conducted by market research firm YouGov found that one in four Americans over the age of 21 used cannabis over the last 12 months. Commissioned by Illinois-based cannabis company Cresco Labs, the study asked 5,000 Americans about their cannabis use and purchasing behaviors. 25% of respondents said they had tried cannabis in the past year.

Jushi Holdings to Acquire Ohio Cannabis Cultivator
Jushi Holdings to Acquire Ohio Cannabis Cultivator

One day after announcing plans to spend at least $100 million to acquire Nature’s Remedy in Massachusetts, Florida-based Jushi Holdings said it had signed a definitive agreement to purchase one of 34 licensed cannabis cultivators in Ohio. In a news release, Jushi said it would buy OhiGrow, LLC, which operates a 10,000 sq. ft. facility on 1.35 acres of land in Toledo.

US House Again Passes SAFE Banking Act
US House Again Passes SAFE Banking Act

On the eve of 420, the U.S. House of Representatives has once again approved the Secure and Fair Enforcement (SAFE) Banking Act. The bipartisan legislation, reintroduced by Rep. Ed. Perlmutter (D-CO) earlier this year, overwhelmingly passed by a vote of 321-101 (including 106 Republicans) on Monday.

Jushi Holdings to Acquire Nature’s Remedy in Massachusetts
Jushi Holdings to Acquire Nature’s Remedy in Massachusetts

Jushi Holdings will enter the Massachusetts cannabis market via the acquisition of Nature’s Remedy, a vertically integrated operator with two adult-use retail dispensaries and a 50,000 sq. ft. cultivation and processing facility. The cash-and-stock transaction is valued at $110 million, and includes a $40 million cash payment, $55 million in stock and a $5 million promissory note.

Zip Run Raises $2.3 Million to Accelerate Cannabis Delivery Launch
Zip Run Raises $2.3 Million to Accelerate Cannabis Delivery Launch

Boston-based cannabis delivery startup Zip Run has secured $2.3 million in funding in a seed round led by Mollitiam Capital. In a news release, Zip Run co-founder and CEO Gabe Vieira said the raise “accelerates the product development of our consumer-friendly e-commerce platform and advances our mission of helping social equity companies gain ownership in the cannabis industry.”

Headset: US Cannabis Sales to Reach $28 Billion in 2022
Headset: US Cannabis Sales to Reach $28 Billion in 2022

Cannabis data and analytics company Headset predicts that U.S. cannabis sales will eclipse $28 billion next year. According to the firm, which this week announced the launch of a comprehensive long-term forecast for the U.S. and Canadian markets, U.S. cannabis sales are expected to grow around 24% in each of the next two years.

Connected Cannabis Raises $30 Million to Fund National Expansion of 'Designer Weed' Brand
Connected Cannabis Raises $30 Million to Fund National Expansion of 'Designer Weed' Brand

To help fund its national expansion, California-based Connected Cannabis Co. has raised $30 million from a group of new and existing investors. The debt and equity round included existing investors Navy Capital and One Tower group, as well as new investors Emerald Park Capital and Presidio View Capital.

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