US Cannabis Jobs Could Approach 300,000 in 2020
US Cannabis Jobs Could Approach 300,000 in 2020

The number of full-time equivalent (FTE) U.S. cannabis industry jobs could reach nearly 300,000, according to new figures from the 2020 Marijuana Business Factbook. Published by Marijuana Business Daily, a trade publication covering the cannabis industry, the Factbook includes information on industry trends as well as financial and operational data for cultivators, manufacturers and retailers.

Revolutionary Clinics Fined $120,000 for Selling Contaminated Vape Cartridges
Revolutionary Clinics Fined $120,000 for Selling Contaminated Vape Cartridges

The Massachusetts Cannabis Control Commission (CCC) has fined marijuana firm Revolutionary Clinics $120,000 for selling contaminated cannabis products. According to the CCC, Revolutionary Clinics distributed vaporizer cartridges that contained higher-than-allowed levels of residual solvents in late 2018 and early 2019.

Vertosa CEO Talks Infusion Technology, Future of Beverages
Vertosa CEO Talks Infusion Technology, Future of Beverages

Ben Larson, the CEO of Vertosa, a leading cannabis infusion technology company, believes THC and CBD-infused beverages could eventually become society's so-called seventh glass. “Our entire culture has continually developed around beverage," he said. " While infused beverages are a small percentage of the overall industry right now, it’s only because we’re in the developmental phase.”

Canopy Growth's Biosteel Sports Nutrition Inks Endorsement Deal with NFL Quarterback Patrick Mahomes
Canopy Growth's Biosteel Sports Nutrition Inks Endorsement Deal with NFL Quarterback Patrick Mahomes

Fresh off signing a historic 10-year contract extension worth up to $503 million with the Kansas City Chiefs, NFL superstar Patrick Mahomes has now inked a lucrative endorsement with Biosteel Sports Nutrition. The Toronto-based CPG company announced Tuesday that it had signed a multiyear deal with the 24-year-old MVP quarterback, who will receive an undisclosed equity stake in Biosteel.

Illinois Cannabis Sales Break Another Record
Illinois Cannabis Sales Break Another Record

Sales of adult-use cannabis in Illinois have surpassed $300 million through the first seven months of the year, the state’s Department of Financial and Professional Regulation (IDFPR) reported Monday. July marked yet another record-breaking month for recreational cannabis sales in Illinois, as adult-use dispensaries moved more than 1.2 million products and hauled in nearly $61 million.

House Votes to Protect State-Legal Cannabis Businesses
House Votes to Protect State-Legal Cannabis Businesses

The U.S. House of Representatives last week passed an appropriations amendment that protects state-legal cannabis businesses from federal interference. Introduced by Reps. Earl Blumenauer (D-OR), Barbara Lee (D-CA), Tom McClintock (R-CA), and Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC), the bipartisan amendment to H.R. 7617 — the Department of Defense Appropriations Act of 2021 — was approved in a 254-163 floor

Brightfield Group Sizes Up the US CBD Market in New Report
Brightfield Group Sizes Up the US CBD Market in New Report

U.S. sales of CBD are expected to grow 14% and reach $4.7 billion in sales in 2020, according to a new report from the Brightfield Group. However, growth in the CBD sector has been stunted by industry headwinds and other coronavirus-induced challenges.

Nevada Regulators Launch Investigation Into 3 Dispensaries For Selling Tainted Cannabis
Nevada Regulators Launch Investigation Into 3 Dispensaries For Selling Tainted Cannabis

The Nevada Cannabis Compliance Board (CCB) has opened an investigation into several dispensaries for allegedly selling tainted marijuana products, the agency announced Tuesday. The CCB said marijuana strain Cherry OG F3 twice failed microbial testing earlier this year. However, three Las Vegas retail shops continued to sell through inventory despite a March directive to halt sales.

Medically Correct Terminates Deal with Denver’s Schwazze
Medically Correct Terminates Deal with Denver’s Schwazze

Denver-based edibles and extracts company Medically Correct has terminated its acquisition agreement with fellow Colorado cannabis firm Schwazze. In a statement, Medically Correct president Bob Eschino said his company notified Schwazze, which is also based in Denver and was formerly known as Medicine Man Technologies Inc., of the decision to rescind an acquisition extension agreement on Monday.

Emjay CEO on Creating a Class-Leading Cannabis Delivery Service
Emjay CEO on Creating a Class-Leading Cannabis Delivery Service

Ask Emjay CEO Chris Vaughn for the keys to success in cannabis delivery, or any e-commerce business, and he’ll tell you that it always boils down three things: You must offer a great selection of products, at competitive prices, and be able to reliably get them in the hands of consumers quickly.

Red White & Bloom Brands to Buy PharmaCo of Michigan
Red White & Bloom Brands to Buy PharmaCo of Michigan

Less than a week after inking a $35 million agreement to purchase California-based cannabis company Platinum Vape, Toronto’s Red White & Bloom Brands (RWB) announced Monday plans to acquire Michigan’s PharmaCo Inc. In a news release, RWB said it had exercised its right to acquire 100% of PharmaCo via the company’s wholly owned MichiCann Medical Inc. subsidiary.

Curaleaf Finalizes Acquisition of Grassroots Cannabis
Curaleaf Finalizes Acquisition of Grassroots Cannabis

Massachusetts-based Curaleaf Holdings, Inc. has closed on its blockbuster acquisition of Chicago’s GR Companies, better known as Grassroots, the company announced Thursday. The deal makes Curaleaf the largest multistate cannabis company in the world. The firm now has a presence in 23 U.S. states and owns over 135 dispensary licenses.

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