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July 30, 2019
Griffin to Host Hemp Workshops for 38th Annual Expo

Griffin, one of the largest horticultural brokers and suppliers in the United States, announced today new educational hemp workshops for both the Massachusetts and Pennsylvania Expo venues. Growers will learn about infrastructure needs, crop nutrition... more »

July 30, 2019
Cresco Labs Announces National Retail Concept

Cresco Labs, one of the largest vertically integrated multistate cannabis operations in the United States has unveiled Sunnyside*, a new dispensary brand created to accelerate industry growth and shift people's expectations and perceptions around shopping... more »

July 30, 2019
New York Decriminalizes Up to 2 Ounces of Marijuana

The state of New York in now one step closer to making recreational marijuana legal. On Monday, July 29, Governor Andrew Cuomo signed a bill that decriminalized recreational marijuana use — making possession of small... more »

July 28, 2019
CannTrust Fires CEO, President Resigns

Amid revelations that CannTrust Holdings was illegally growing marijuana in unlicensed locations, the company terminated Chief Executive Peter Aceto and forced President Eric Paul to resign, the company announced late Thursday. CannTrust stock lost more... more »

July 25, 2019
Aurora Cannabis and UFC Announce Joint Research Program

Canadian company Aurora Cannabis Inc. and mixed martial arts organization UFC have announced the launch of a joint clinical research program that will examine the use of hemp-derived CBD as an effective treatment for pain,... more »

July 24, 2019
Plant Aid Expands Leadership Team and Acquires Land for Testing

California startup, Plant Aid, an agriculture company that specializes in the development of eco-friendly, non-toxic products formulated with hypocholrus acid from electrolyzed water (or HOCI) recently welcomed horticulturist Bill Artwohl and farmer Will Mercer to... more »

July 23, 2019
Green Point Research Launches Farmers First Initiative in Florida

Green Point Research continues its rollout of the Farmers First Initiative and is partnering with Watershed Farms as they begin to grow hemp. Watershed Farms was launched earlier this year by Charles Fields III, his... more »

July 20, 2019
Utah Picks Eight Growers for Medical Marijuana Program

Utah's Department of Agriculture announced the eight companies that will be able to legally grow medical marijuana for the first time, though the decision to award a smaller number of licenses raised concerns regarding supply.... more »

July 18, 2019
Charlotte’s Web Announces Hemp Farming Research Initiative

Charlotte's Web, a market leader in hemp CBD extract products, has entered into a research initiative with Rodale Institute and Natural Care to pioneer regenerative organic hemp farming. The research will be conducted at Pocono... more »

July 17, 2019
Curaleaf to Purchase Chicago-Based Grassroots Cannabis

Curaleaf, a leading cannabis operator based in Wakefield, Massachusetts, announced today it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Chicago-based Grassroots Cannabis. The deal is valued at approximately $875 million and solidifies Curaleaf's position as... more »

July 17, 2019
ONE Cannabis Builds Midwest Franchise Presence

ONE Cannabis, a multi-state franchisor and vertically integrated cannabis operator, announced today that it has entered into management consulting agreements with Missouri residents for development of the franchise in the Saint Louis area. "Transformational growth... more »

July 17, 2019
West Hollywood Approves First-of-Its-Kind Cannabis Cafe

The city of West Hollywood, California, approved a space within its city limits for what's billed as a first-of-its-kind cannabis cafe. Lowell Farms promises cannabis cuisine and a smoking area. To gain unanimous approval, the... more »

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