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Illinois’ First Black-Owned Cannabis Brand 93 Boyz Puts Social Equity at the Forefront

Growing up on the South Side of Chicago, American Rapper and Singer Vic Mensa started selling cannabis as a side hustle at 14, which not only helped fund the start of his music career but also set the blueprint for his future in the cannabis industry.Mensa, 29,...

Vehicle drives through St. Louis dispensary in burglary

  The string of St. Louis area dispensary burglaries continues and now has escalated. Monday morning, officers were dispatched to the Cookies St. Louis location at 11088 New Halls Ferry Road in Florissant, just after 5 am. Officers arrived to find a vehicle had...

Glioblastoma is a devastating brain cancer. Does cannabis help?

Scientists are testing to see if patients are helped by adding cannabinoids to a traditional chemotherapy treatment. The post Glioblastoma is a devastating brain cancer. Does cannabis help? appeared first on Leafly.

Ascend Wellness Calls Off MedMen NY Acquisition After 17 Months

Although its headquarters are in New York City, cannabis multistate operator Ascend Wellness Holdings (AWH) is no longer going to roll the dice with a market entrance in its home state. After resolving a monthslong legal battle over a definitive acquisition agreement...

What Oregon’s Ban on Synthetic Cannabinoids Means for the Industry

Grön, a Portland, Ore.-based producer of cannabis-infused edibles, has built its business with a focus on minor cannabinoids and effects-based products, including its popular CBN offerings.But its product mix may soon have to change.  Regulators in Oregon, concerned...

Coastal Opens Dispensary and Delivery Service in Northern California

Coastal, a California-based retail brand, opened its Concord, Calif., adult-use storefront and delivery service on Aug. 10.The opening was commemorated with a ribbon cutting ceremony, which was attended by Concord’s Chamber of Commerce, Mayor Dominic Aliano, and other...

Delta 9 Announces Agreement to Acquire Three Retail Cannabis Stores in Manitoba

WINNIPEG, Manitoba, Aug. 15, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- PRESS RELEASE -- Delta 9 Cannabis Inc. has announced that today it has entered into an asset purchase agreement with 10552763 Canada Corp. to acquire all or substantially all of the vendor’s assets relating to the...

New York Regulators Issue Additional Adult-Use Cannabis Licenses, Approve Testing Regulations

New York’s Cannabis Control Board (CCB) brought the state a few steps closer to launching adult-use sales Aug. 15 when regulators issued additional business licenses, approved testing regulations and appointed a director of policy to the Office of Cannabis Management...

Maryland Elections Officials Finalize Adult-Use Cannabis Legalization Measure for November Ballot

Maryland Secretary of State John Wobensmith officially certified an adult-use cannabis legalization measure for the state’s November ballot Aug. 2.Elections officials finalized the language for the referendum, as well as issued a formal summary of the proposal, which...

North Dakota Adult-Use Ballot Measure Gets Nod From Secretary of State

There are now five states where voters will cast ballots on adult-use cannabis legalization this November. North Dakota is the latest to join the initiative push, with Secretary of State Al Jaeger announcing Aug. 15 that he certified New Approach ND’s statutory...

Hire to Create Opportunity: Q&A With Green Check Verified’s Kevin Hart

A recent report from cannabis data and research company Headset indicates that employee retention is a challenge in the cannabis retail space. The report, which examined real-time employee sales data in nine states and four Canadian provinces from June 2021 through...

Illinois Issues Third Set of Conditional Adult-Use Cannabis Dispensary Licenses

Illinois Gov. JB Pritzker and the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation (IDFPR) issued the state’s third set of conditional adult-use cannabis dispensary licenses Aug. 12, bringing the total number of licenses issued to 182, according to a press...

Kosmik Brands falls into the Abyss

  Outer space continues to captivate humanity with its mesmerizing and unexplained phenomena. But fear and excitement surrounding the unknown take hold when a new discovery is upon us… However, with Kosmik’s latest release, only excitement is to be expected (unless...

New York Regulators Will Start Accepting Cannabis Dispensary License Applications Aug. 25

New York’s Office of Cannabis Management (OCM) announced Aug. 11 that regulators will start accepting adult-use cannabis dispensary license applications Aug. 25, with applicants with prior cannabis-related convictions first in line to receive conditional...

Brittney Griner’s Defense Team Files Appeal in Russian Court

The legal defense team for imprisoned WNBA star Brittney Griner is filing an appeal against her conviction of cannabis possession in Russia.The appeal comes less than two weeks after Griner was found guilty on cannabis possession charges in a Russian court on Aug. 4....

Maine’s Office of Cannabis Policy Announces 18-Member Inventory Tracking Workgroup

AUGUSTA – PRESS RELEASE – The Maine Office of Cannabis Policy (OCP) today announced the formation of the Metrc User Workgroup, an 18-member panel tasked with review of the state’s existing, cloud-based tracking software, and with recommending improvements that will...

Recent study points to cannabis’ role in fighting COVID-19

Can weed really help your body beat COVID? Or are researchers just blowing smoke? Here’s what we know. The post Recent study points to cannabis’ role in fighting COVID-19 appeared first on Leafly.

Alabama Regulators Approve Medical Cannabis Business Licensing Rules

The Alabama Medical Cannabis Commission (AMCC) approved rules Aug. 11 that will govern the medical cannabis business licensing process, according to an report.Those seeking cultivation, processing, testing, transportation and retail licenses can request the...

Massachusetts Governor Signs Legislation to Increase Diversity in State’s Cannabis Industry

Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker signed legislation Aug. 11 aimed at increasing diversity in the state’s cannabis industry.The Senate unanimously approved its version of the bill in April, and the House passed its version in a 153-2 vote in May. Both chambers then...

Curaleaf THC Labeling Leads to Thousands of Voluntary Product Removals in New York

A large portion of cannabis shoppers today continue to make purchases based solely on product THC percentage. Beginning in July, New York medical cannabis patrons may (or may not) have been enticed to buy multistate operator Curaleaf’s products based on that consumer...


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12 – Cannabis Bootcamp: Breaking into the Industry – Presented by Coco & Cannabis Care Team – University of Missouri Columbia Hampton Inn,  Columbia MO


11 & 12 – MoCann BizCon+ EXPO 2021 by Midwest Canna Expos – Union Station,  St.Louis MO


22 & 23 – Midwest Cannabis Business Conference by NCIA – TCF Center,  Detroit MI

24 – Cannapaloosa  – 2393 Birds Nest Rd,  Steelville MO – 6:00p – 12:00a


20-22 – MJBizCon 2021 – Las Vegas Convention Center,  Las Vegas NV


15-17 – NCIA’s 7th Annual Cannabis Business Summit & Expo – Moscone Center,  San Francisco CA


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