Keef Brands CEO Discusses Partnership Growth Strategy
Keef Brands CEO Discusses Partnership Growth Strategy

Keef Brands, a Colorado cannabis company best known for its THC-infused sodas, has embraced the power of partnerships as it looks to grow the market for drinkables. The company has inked a handful of deals and expanded its reach into multiple markets across the country.

The Buzz: Michigan Issues First Recreational Licenses; 2 States Ban Products with Vitamin E Acetate
The Buzz: Michigan Issues First Recreational Licenses; 2 States Ban Products with Vitamin E Acetate

In this week’s edition of The Buzz: Michigan’s Marijuana Regulatory Agency issued the state’s first recreational licenses, Michigan and Washington banned vitamin E acetate, and New York’s Acreage Holdings announced plans to acquire New Jersey’s Compassionate Care Foundation.

Cannabis Decriminalization Bill Passes Historic House Judiciary Committee Vote
Cannabis Decriminalization Bill Passes Historic House Judiciary Committee Vote

In a historic moment, the U.S. House Judiciary Committee on Wednesday approved a bill by a vote of 24-10 that would decriminalize marijuana at the federal level and create a 5% tax on all cannabis products.

From Bevs to Bud: Former BrewDog Exec to Launch CBD Beverage
From Bevs to Bud: Former BrewDog Exec to Launch CBD Beverage

After learning that BrewDog-branded CBD beverages would be too disruptive to the brewery’s core mission, former craft beer executive Tanisha Robinson decided to strike out on her own and launch W*nder (pronounced “wonder”), a sparkling CBD-infused water brand based in Columbus, Ohio.

House Judiciary Committee to Vote on Cannabis Decriminalization Bill
House Judiciary Committee to Vote on Cannabis Decriminalization Bill

The U.S. House Judiciary Committee will hold a markup of the Marijuana Opportunity, Reinvestment, and Expungement (MORE) Act of 2019 on Wednesday, the panel announced today.

Eyeing Profitability, MedMen Slashes 190 Jobs
Eyeing Profitability, MedMen Slashes 190 Jobs

In a drastic attempt to lower costs and boost profitability, embattled multi-state marijuana company MedMen will lay off 190 employees and sell its stake in a cannabis real estate investment trust (REIT), among other right-sizing maneuvers.

Former Wall Streeter Sees Future in Cannabis Pills
Former Wall Streeter Sees Future in Cannabis Pills

Nuka Enterprises, maker of the 1906 line of cannabis offerings, creates products with a consumer’s physical and mental wellbeing as the end goal, founder Peter Barsoom told THCnet.

Examining America’s Vaping Crisis
Examining America’s Vaping Crisis

In early August, some of the first cases of vaping-related lung injuries, known as EVALI, began to surface. Fast forward three months, and more than 2,000 EVALI cases have since been documented by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, which is pointing to vitamin E acetate as a leading culprit. So where does the cannabis industry go from here?

The Buzz: CDC Links Vitamin E Acetate to Vaping Crisis; California Suspends Cannabis Licenses
The Buzz: CDC Links Vitamin E Acetate to Vaping Crisis; California Suspends Cannabis Licenses

In this week’s edition of The Buzz: Vitamin E acetate is identified as the likely culprit in the vaping crisis, California regulators suspend nearly 400 licenses, Canopy Growth Corporation teams up with Canadian rapper Drake, and Bruce Linton lands at Vireo Health International.

Pantry Aims to Elevate the Edibles Experience
Pantry Aims to Elevate the Edibles Experience

The restaurateurs behind Frankies Spuntino Group and the Oro di Sicilia olive oil line recently teamed up with Canadian cannabis entrepreneur and financier Paul Rosen to launch Pantry, a cannabis-infused food company that makes low-dose edibles.

Cannabis Lending Levels Off, US Treasury Report Suggests
Cannabis Lending Levels Off, US Treasury Report Suggests

American financial institutions could be waiting for the U.S. Senate to pass its version of the Secure and Fair Enforcement (SAFE) Banking Act of 2019 before offering services to more cannabis businesses, recent federal data indicates.

BDS Analytics, Brightfield Group Quantify the Cannabis Market at CWCB Expo
BDS Analytics, Brightfield Group Quantify the Cannabis Market at CWCB Expo

The global cannabis market is poised to be worth $41 billion by 2024, BDS Analytics shared during the 2019 Cannabis World Congress & Business Exposition in Boston. However, Brightfield Group has a slightly more modest outlook. The Chicago-based firm estimates that U.S. cannabis sales will reach $23 billion 2023.

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