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Dab wars heat up with Puffco patent suit
A patent infringement lawsuit filed by leading bongmaker Puffco could be a preview of the high stakes intellectual property (IP) litigation awaiting the cannabiz.A victory for Puffco could frighten off potential competitors for the 20 year life of the patent. Read More...

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Cannabis Drinks Expo San Francisco and Chicago Is Here. Get Your Tickets Today

Cannabis Drinks Expo, a super hit b2b trade show returns in July, providing the cannabis and drinks industry a unique platform to do business, learn about the category, and source amazing brands.The theme for the 2022 show will be ‘Growing...

Is Cookies’ Batman collab legal? Depends who you ask

“Gotham is getting a lot louder," rapper and cannabis mogul Berner posted to his nearly 2M Instagram followers in March. "Cookies x DC Comics Batman collection dropping Saturday at both Cookies { Haight st } and Cookies { Melrose }...

SCOOP: Pacific Stone is latest to leave Herbl

Correction: This story previously said Big Pete’s Treats works with PetalFast, but the relationship has ended. Big Pete's is distributed by Herbl.Leading California flower brand Pacific Stone is ending its relationship with distributor Herbl and switching to Kiva Sales and...

Three tips for getting the most out of CBD

With cannabis becoming more widely accepted, the discussion of CBD has more or less become a regular topic in society. So if you've decided to give it a try, it only makes sense for you to know what to expect....

Can WeHo become the next Amsterdam?

West Hollywood's new Emerald Village marketing initiative is the most aggressive cannabis tourism push ever endorsed by an American city, maybe any city. WeHo is licensing 16 consumption businesses which it thinks will make Santa Monica Blvd. into a kind...

Stiiizy draft deal would stiff social equity partner: Lawyers

A draft of a deal between Shryne Group, parent of popular vape brand Stiiizy, and a social equity partner would give the partner negligible control over the business, and little chance to share in its profits, according to four lawyers...

Blinc Group’s patented RingSystem helps vape businesses profit and build consumer trust

Cannabis is a booming fledgling industry with constantly shifting consumer demand and preferences, as well as product trends that change at light speed. In this environment, forecasting sales and inventory planning are among the biggest hurdles the industry faces.Licensed manufacturers...

Fresno’s bitterly-fought licensing process

In May 2021, social equity applicant George Boyadjian wrote to Fresno’s (Kern Co.) mayor and city council. He had a problem with a former LA Dodger and a former NBA player applying for social equity licenses in the city. “When...

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