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Outgoing California 'Cannabis Czar' Selected to Lead State's Craft Brewers Association
Outgoing California 'Cannabis Czar' Selected to Lead State's Craft Brewers Association

Lori Ajax, the outgoing chief of California’s Bureau of Cannabis Control (BCC), has been named the new executive director of the California Craft Brewers Association (CCBA). The Dec. 4 announcement comes about two weeks after Marijuana Business Daily confirmed that Ajax would step down from the BCC on Dec. 2, 2020.

House Votes to Legalize Cannabis
House Votes to Legalize Cannabis

History was made on Friday when the Democratic-controlled U.S. House of Representatives passed a landmark bill that would end the federal prohibition on cannabis by a vote of 228-164.

Massachusetts Regulators Give Final Green Light to Cannabis Delivery
Massachusetts Regulators Give Final Green Light to Cannabis Delivery

Cannabis delivery is getting the official go-ahead in Massachusetts after regulators adopted revised regulations that will enable consumers across the Commonwealth to purchase adult-use marijuana without ever leaving their homes. During a virtual meeting on Monday, the Massachusetts Cannabis Control Commission voted 3-1 in favor of creating two classes of adult-use marijuana delivery licenses.

Subversive Capital to Acquire Caliva and Left Coast Ventures in Bid to 'Dominate' California Cannabis Industry
Subversive Capital to Acquire Caliva and Left Coast Ventures in Bid to 'Dominate' California Cannabis Industry

Subversive Capital — which last year raised $575 million through a special-purpose acquisition company (SPAC) and set out to purchase one or more cannabis ventures — announced Tuesday deals for two of California’s most prominent operators: Caliva and Left Coast Ventures.

Review: Mad Tasty CBD-Infused Sparkling Water
Review: Mad Tasty CBD-Infused Sparkling Water

Los Angeles-based Mad Tasty, founded by Grammy winning singer-songwriter Ryan Tedder, makes a line of sparkling waters infused with broad spectrum hemp extract. Available in three flavors — Grapefruit, Watermelon Kiwi and Unicorn Tears — Mad Tasty’s offerings live up to their name.

Earnings Roundup: Curaleaf, Green Thumb, Cresco Labs and Others Report Impressive Revenue Growth
Earnings Roundup: Curaleaf, Green Thumb, Cresco Labs and Others Report Impressive Revenue Growth

Third quarter earnings are out and all of the major cannabis firms have reported their financial results. Key highlights and links to individual announcements from some of the top operators across the United States are below.

Eaze Teams Up with NBA Champion Matt Barnes to Scale Social Equity Accelerator
Eaze Teams Up with NBA Champion Matt Barnes to Scale Social Equity Accelerator

Former NBA Champion Matt Barnes has partnered with California-based online cannabis marketplace and delivery service Eaze to advise their board of directors on “cannabis policy, social impact, and industry relations,” and help the company launches its Momentum accelerator program nationally.

Expert Voices: Wana Brands VP on How to Build a Better Cannabis Gummy
Expert Voices: Wana Brands VP on How to Build a Better Cannabis Gummy

In an effort to learn more about the challenges of delivering a high-quality and consistent gummy product, and to understand best production practices, THCnet asked Wana Brands’ vice president of Innovation, Mike Hennesy, to share his insights into ingredient selection, flavoring, infusion and packaging.

Survey: 87% of Canadians Now Aware of Cannabis Drinks
Survey: 87% of Canadians Now Aware of Cannabis Drinks

A new study commissioned by Truss Beverage Co., the joint venture between Molson Coors and Hexo, found that 87% of Canadian consumers are now familiar with cannabis beverages.

NCIA Tackles Environmental Sustainability in New Report
NCIA Tackles Environmental Sustainability in New Report

The National Cannabis Industry Association (NCIA) has released an in-depth report that explores environmental challenges facing marijuana businesses and offers ways to improve sustainability.

Review: Queen City Hemp CBD Seltzer
Review: Queen City Hemp CBD Seltzer

Cincinnati-based Queen City Hemp makes a line of CBD-infused seltzers that contain full-spectrum hemp extract. Available in four primary flavors — Blood Orange, Guava, Passion Fruit, and Lemon & Lavender — Queen City Hemp’s main line offerings contain just 5 mg of hemp-derived CBD and 0 calories.

Massachusetts Cannabis Sales Top $1 Billion
Massachusetts Cannabis Sales Top $1 Billion

The Massachusetts Cannabis Control Commission, citing data from the state’s Metrc “seed-to-sale” tracking system, last week reported that 80 dispensary operators in the Bay State had combined to sell $1,000,521,905 worth of cannabis products since November 20, 2018.

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