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October 28 2021,
THE BIG IDEA
Just in time for Friday, I’ve added a new products section to the newsletter. So, licensed THC, CBD, accessories, wacky stuff, you name it, send ’em to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Also, the Las Vegas High Society special edition is in the works! Keep the photos coming to email@example.com.
In the newsletter:
- Leafly prevails in Florida e-commerce suit
- Talking Points: Josephine and Billie’s CEO Whitney Beatty
- Boom times for equity accelerators
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Talking Points: Josephine and Billie's CEO Whitney Beatty
Boom times for equity accelerators
- MJBiz finds retailers are rolling out some pretty sweet amentities to consumers.
- MarketWatch looks at how Seth Rogen and former NFL star Ricky Williams aim to thrive in the treacherous world of celeb brands.
- Edibles brand Wyld announced it is carbon neutral.
- At trial, MSO MedMen is pushing back at the claims of plaintiff and former CFO James Parker. The company also promoted Roz Lipsey to COO.
Green Market Report
- Many board members of publicly-traded PotCos have backgrounds in law and finance, a Grown In analysis found.
- The Dales Report has a list of 10 handles to follow on pot-stock Twitter.
- Respect My Region found 11 companies that don’t weed-test their employees.
- PharmaCann workers in New York voted to ratify their contract.
- Annual sales in Nevada now top $1B.
- Texas determined Delta-8 THC is illegal.
- N.J. Gov. Phil Murphy said he’s “open-minded” on allowing home grow.
- New York regulators determined promotional cannabis “gifting” is illegal.
- In Michigan, a committee of House lawmakers advanced a bill to crack down on the state’s caregivers.
- A federal court said Maine’s residency requirements for PotCo owners could remain in place as the state appeals it.
- The Japanese government is not inclined to legalize MED.
- Two members of Congress called on the U.S. to resist an international ban on kratom.
Fun and interesting:
- Los Angeles Magazine asks how the city tripped out.
IN THE WEEDS
- Cannabis Dispensary shares four tips for getting your brand on shelves.
- Reed Smith attorney Marc Hauser explains the potential impact of usury laws on start-ups.
- The Highly Objective podcast interviews Jane Technologies CEO Socrates Rosenfeld, about how he started the hot cannatech start-up, and much else.
- Compliance platform Simplifya breaks down compliance by state.
- California outdoor grower Glass House Farms released a report on sustainable growing.
- Foster Garvey attorney Emily Harris Grant discusses how east coast operators can build on lessons learned out west.
New Cannabis Ventures
- San Francisco-based Session Goods released its new Designer Series bongs, (pictured).
- Cookies announced the Humboldt Grown Initiative highlighting strains grown in the Emerald Triangle.
- Canndescent value brand Baker’s released a new infused pre-roll 3-pack.
- Michigan-based High Life Farms launched its Nuggies chocolate covered pretzels in California.
- Provisions, an “extracts and oils” brand at Audacious, the new MSO led by Aurora Cannabis co-founder Terry Booth, released 1g disposable vapes in Nevada and California.
- To celebrate its 25th anniversary, Heavy Hitters released HVY Grand, the first “large-format distilled cannabis tincture.” Each 1 liter bottle contains 1,000 mg of THC and sells for $200.
- MSO Columbia Care became the first company to offer whole flower in New York. It also entered into a partnership with former heavyweight champion Mike Tyson on Tyson 2.0, a company which will produce Tyson-branded products.
- Cornbread Hemp, released a line of full spectrum CBD gummies containing up to 2 mg of THC. According to Jim Higdon, CEO of the Kentucky-based company, including a measurable amount of THC in CBD gummies has been legal since the 2014 Farm Bill, as long as it’s less than 0.3% THC by weight.
- Puffco released a new 3D chamber for its Peak Pro Rig.
- Business Insider reporter Jeremy Berke tweeted footage of a fistfight on the floor at MJBizCon.
- Jane West boss @thejanewest posted one of the first stories I wrote on the weed beat, from Las Vegas, November 2014. Jeez.
- CannaBS Detector Kristen Yoder polled her followers on whether the cannabiz should push for unions.
- Branding pro Aaron Raskin described the industry’s next phase.
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