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August 30 2021,
THE BIG IDEA
As the harvest approaches, spare a thought for the Emerald Triangle’s legendary growers, who are facing a wholesale price crash on top of the industry’s usual perils.
Look out below for:
- NorCal growers in crisis
- Gummies are now almost good for you
- A potentially potent new legal weapon for the industry
Oh, and if you’re eligible to vote, don’t forget about California’s recall election.
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Two cannabiz lawsuits allege public corruption
- A federal judge threw out an appeal that the DEA reschedule cannabis.
- Ohio’s 2022 REC ballot initiative has been cleared to collect signatures.
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- Massachusetts retailer Theory Wellness agreed to pay $300,000 in fines after the state determined almost 300 of its employees were owed additional pay.
- Headset found five brands building market share in California.
- Leafly discusses the costs of running an all-cash business.
- California wants to be the first state to pay addicts to stay off opioids. (The military has a similar program.)
- Brand Cannaray is launching the U.K.’s first CBD television ad.
- France’s MED pilot program is set to begin.
- South Africa released plans for a $1.9B cannabis industry.
- A study found specific visual “eye characteristics” could potentially be a way to detect the presence of THC and impairment.
- An app claims to help with bad psychedelic trips.
- Kate Miller, CEO of chic brand Miss Grass, talked to The Cut.
- Thousands of activists submitted comments to the U.S. FDA opposing international restrictions on Kratom.
- MG Retailer is collecting nominations for “America’s Top Cannabis Employers.” until September 9.
- Essence profiles Caroline Phillips who produced this weekend’s National Cannabis Festival in D.C.
- Cookies continued its rapid expansion, opening its first east coast store in Worcester, Mass. and announcing it would build a new Florida headquarters near Orlando.
- MSO Trulieve opened its 100th store. (Cartoonist Brian Box Brown still isn’t a fan.)
- Canadian retailer Fire & Flower said it would acquire content site PotGuide for $8.5M.
- SOL Global arrived in Michigan with a $20M investment in Common C Holdings.
- TILT Holdings announced a partnership with the Shinnecock Indian Nation on New York’s Long Island.
- Yelp of weed Weedmaps announced a PoS integration with FlowHub that it says will streamline order fulfillment.
- Canadian operator HEXO named seasoned executive Guillaume Jouët its Chief People and Culture Officer.
- Communications firm KCSA named former 4Front president Kris Krane as director of cannabis development.
- Hill Street Beverage Company named CPG veteran Bowen Hou director, beverage strategy and development. The company also said June Nicholson has resigned as COO. (The companies tech powers a CBD substitute for smokeless tobacco.)
- MSO Acreage named Bryan Murray, a former Pfizer lobbyist, EVP, government relations.
- Cannabis Facilities Construction hired 4Front director of facilities Robert Spence as production manager.
- Investor Codie A. Sanchez compares the cannabiz to the Internet bubble.
- Consultant and writer Layle McFatridge can’t believe the weed prices in Vegas.
- The @420portraitsproject features “stories of struggle, survival and success from people targeted by the War on Weed.”
- Trichome Institute president Max Montrose introduced the freakshow variety of cannabis. (Mind, blown.)
- @cannabis.connoisseur.007 posted 30 banned dabber hashtags.
- @higher_etiquette explains what to do when a smoker has a coughing fit.
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