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Nick Denney: Growing Craft Cannabis at Scale

Cultivation consistency can be an issue for any cannabis operator but for multi-state and vertically integrated companies like Holistic Industries, it requires extra levels of effort and expertise. For our latest Q&A, we’re picking the brain of Holistic’s Regional Cultivation Manager Nick Denney, who oversees the company’s cultivation efforts across multiple state markets. This interview

2021-09-30T15:21:39+00:00September 30th, 2021|Cannabis, Feed|Comments Off on Nick Denney: Growing Craft Cannabis at Scale

D.C. City Council Schedules Hearing on Allowing Cannabis Sales

The Washington, D.C. City Council has scheduled a public hearing next month to consider legislation to allow adult-use cannabis sales in the district, DCist reports. D.C. voters approved broad cannabis legalization in 2014 but rolling out legal sales has been blocked by federal law due to the fact that the Capitol city is under the

2021-09-30T16:17:12+00:00September 30th, 2021|Cannabis, Feed|Comments Off on D.C. City Council Schedules Hearing on Allowing Cannabis Sales

Medical Cannabis Patient Suing Former Employer for Termination

A Pennsylvania man is suing his former employer claiming the company violated the Americans with Disabilities Act and Pennsylvania Human Relations Act when they fired him for using medical cannabis, PennLive reports. Kevin Dennis said he was fired by First Quality Tissue last year after testing positive for cannabis despite a physician’s recommendation for the

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SEC Accuses Married Cannabis Co-Founders of Securities Fraud

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) is accusing the co-founders of C3, a company that makes cannabis pill Idrasil, of $2 million in securities fraud, Law360 reports. According to the complaint filed in California federal court, Steele Smith and his wife, Theresa Smith, made false statements to investors from 2014 to 2019 about Idrasil’s patent

2021-09-29T15:18:12+00:00September 29th, 2021|Cannabis, Feed|Comments Off on SEC Accuses Married Cannabis Co-Founders of Securities Fraud

L.A. County to Dismiss 60K Cannabis Convictions

Los Angeles County District Attorney George Gascón said on Monday that his office had identified nearly 60,000 cannabis convictions that will be dismissed under criminal justice provisions of the state’s cannabis legalization law. The charges were identified with support from The Social Impact Center, a nonprofit organization that serves as a bridge between government, grassroots

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Tumblr Now Allowing Some Cannabis and CBD Advertisements

Microblogging social media platform Tumblr has updated its cannabis advertising policies to allow advertisements for hemp CBD and, in some cases, cannabis products. But while Tumblr is the first major social media platform to allow cannabis campaigns, its policy remains strict: cannabis advertisements are only allowed for audiences aged 21 or older, and only in

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Former CEO of California Cannabis Brand Charged With Fraud

The former CEO for Shryne Group, the California-based cannabis holding company and multistate operator behind the popular STIIIZY and Honeyleaf brands, was charged in Alameda County last week with multiple fraud felonies related to a different company. Brian Mitchell — who recently stepped down as CEO “for personal reasons unrelated to Shryne,” the company said

2021-09-28T16:16:36+00:00September 28th, 2021|Cannabis, Feed|Comments Off on Former CEO of California Cannabis Brand Charged With Fraud

Cannabis Brand Accused of Marketing to Children

Cannabis brand Cookies is being accused of marketing to children due to the company’s name and colors used at its storefronts, the San Diego Union-Tribune reports. The San Diego Planning Commission and the Torrey Pines Community Planning Group levied the charges prior to Cookies receiving approval in June to open its third location in Sorrento

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Study: 60% of Cannabis Consumers Would Get High With Grandparents

In a recent survey conducted by cannabis edibles brand Azuca, 60% of respondents said they would consume cannabis with a grandparent, according to a company press release. The ‘Americans and Cannabis Consumption Survey’ was conducted online and had 1089 participants; the results were weighted to reflect gender and age distribution across the 18-60 year old

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University of New Mexico to Offer Cannabis Certificate Program

The University of New Mexico (UNM) is partnering with cannabis education company Green Flower to offer non-credit online cannabis industry certificate programs starting in November. New Mexico lawmakers passed adult-use legislation last April. Provisions of the law allowing adult possession, use, and cultivation took effect in June. State officials anticipate the industry will create more

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