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04/03/2020 - 5:04pm
Cannabis Consumer Behavior Alters With Covid-19 Quarantine: Edibles & Drinks Surge
(Alcohol, Beverage, Cannabis, Drinks, Edibles, Events, Marketing, Packaging, Products, Topicals, United States) So many things have been turned upside down with this pandemic, and saying we live in interesting times would be an understatement. Industries and businesses are being demolished and altered in ways unheard of just a month ago, and a rare few are actually booming. For the cannabis industry, one of the biggest changes leading to a boom is that as a whole cannabis is now being considered an “essential” part of life nationwide. The level of legitimacy this brings to the industry would have normally taken another decade. Delivery services and curb side pick-up have been implemented across the country also erasing years of necessary effort overnight. But overall, the complete change in cannabis consumer behavior has been one of the most interesting developments to witness for many of us. As reported by Vice , politics and current events are major sources of anxiety for many in the United States and this leads to an increase of unhealthy behaviors like drinking alcohol, smoking, or eating...
https://www.greenmarketreport.com/cannabis-consumer-behavior-alters-with-covid-1…
04/03/2020 - 3:01am
BNRDF
Bedrocan CEO: European medical cannabis supply chain stable despite COVID-19 crisis
(Bedrocan Cannabis Corp., BNRDF, Cannabis, China, Medical Marijuana, Packaging, United States) So far, the European market for medical cannabis has been spared the supply-chain disruptions inflicted by the coronavirus pandemic. That’s in stark contrast to the United States, where vape companies, packaging businesses and others have experienced shortages of cannabis-related hardware and supplies manufactured in China. For insights into the European market, Marijuana Business Daily international reporter […] Bedrocan CEO: European medical cannabis supply chain stable despite COVID-19 crisis is a post from: Marijuana Business Daily: Financial, Legal & Cannabusiness news for cannabis entrepreneurs
https://mjbizdaily.com/bedrocan-ceo-european-medical-cannabis-supply-chain-stabl…
04/02/2020 - 6:28pm
6 Ways Cannabis Packaging Can Drive Brand Recognition and Sustainability - Greenhouse Grower
(Cannabis, Grower, Packaging) 6 Ways Cannabis Packaging Can Drive Brand Recognition and Sustainability Greenhouse Grower
https://www.greenhousegrower.com/crops/cannabis/6-ways-cannabis-packaging-can-dr…
04/02/2020 - 9:34am
CHMJF
Chemistree Provides Sugarleaf – Washington Update COVID-19 Response and Operations Update
(Banking, Canada, Cannabis, Chemistree Technology Inc., CHMJF, Compliance, Distribution, Events, Facilities, Investing, Investment, Investors, Law, Management, Manufacture, Medical Marijuana, Monitoring, Packaging, Processing, Products, Recreational, Regulations, United States, Vertically Integrated, Washington, Licensee, Recreational Cannabis, Cultivation, Security) Chemistree Technology Inc. (CSE: CHM and CHM.wt) (US OTCQB:CHMJF) (the “Company” or “Chemistree”), wishes to provide stakeholders with an update on the Company’s Washington State assets. Currently, it is business as usual at Sugarleaf’s cultivation facility during the COVID-19 pandemic while strictly adhering to the Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board (WSLCB) guidelines. At this time, the WSCLB has clarified the position that cannabis producers, processors, and retailers are considered essential and not required to close due to the coronavirus restrictions. Chemistree is closely monitoring the situation and receiving weekly reports from the general manager of the Washington State licensee partner, detailing ongoing operations and market conditions. Sugarleaf general manager Travis Royce commented, “I am gratified with the way our company and staff have come together and dealt with the current state of affairs. While the situation is not in any way ideal, we have a single...
https://investingnews.com/daily/cannabis-investing/chemistree-provides-sugarleaf…
04/02/2020 - 9:08am
GTBIF, KSHB
Can These Ancillary Pot Stocks Keep Up With the Rest?
(Cannabis, Facilities, Green Thumb, Growing, GTBIF, Illinois, Investing, Investments, Investors, KSHB, KushCo, Marketing, Packaging, Production, Products, Regulations, Retail Stores, Stocks, United States, Vaporizers, Vaporizers) Often times when one thinks pot stocks , they think of the two or three pure-play companies that occupy the top of the market. While these marijuana stocks may be a solid choice, the alternative and ancillary companies are also very worth watching. These companies have a different exposure to the industry, and because of this, they can often hold less volatility than other cannabis stocks. As we see in trading right now, the coronavirus is hitting pot stocks quite hard. Although there have been several days in the past three weeks where we have seen major gains, the majority of that time period has been characterized by large losses. [Read More] 2 Marijuana Stocks To Watch: Is Investing Long Term The Best Option? What’s worth noting is that the large majority of this volatility, it is seen at the top tier of the industry in terms of market cap. This is not to say that the smaller guys are not volatile, just that the larger ones have more fluctuations in their pricing. So for more...
https://marijuanastocks.com/can-these-ancillary-pot-stocks-keep-up-with-the-rest…
04/02/2020 - 8:16am
CBDS
 Cannabis Sativa, Inc. (CBDS) Names Stitch Duran As a Brand Ambassador
(Acquisition, Branding, Cannabis, Cannabis Sativa, Inc, CBD, CBDS, Consulting, Investments, Management, Manufacturing, Marketing, Packaging, Production, Products, Science, Stocks, Subsidiaries, Testing, Licensee, Patents, Intellectual Property) Stitch Duran Named Brand Ambassador for Cannabis Sativa Brand CBD Science Cannabis Sativa, Inc. (CBDS) is proud to announce signing legendary cut-man and combat sports veteran Jacob “Stitch” Duran as Brand Ambassador for the CBD Science brand. Stitch will be instrumental in launching “Stitch Premium Cut Cream”, designed to help accelerate the healing process and anecdotally minimize scarring. “When Jay Timm contacted me about the cut cream, I said, let’s test it with Bare Knuckle fighters! We did and the results have been tremendous”. I can’t wait to see Stitch Premium Cut Cream used world-wide” Stitch said. Stitch Duran’s career in combat sports spanned 35 years, working with world champion brothers, Wladamir and Vitali Klitschko, Andre Ward, GGG, Chris Algeri and recently with Tyson Fury, as well as MMA super stars including Brock Lesnar, Nick and Nate Diaz, Anderson Silva, and George St. Pierre. As an actor, Stitch played himself in the movies “Play it to the Bone” with Woody...
https://marijuanastocks.com/cbds-names-stitch-duran-as-a-brand-ambassador/
04/02/2020 - 8:15am
EMHTF, VFF
Health Canada Grants Approval For Pure Sunfarms, A JV Of Emerald Health Therapeutics Inc (OTCMKTS:EMHTF), 65,000 Sq. Ft. Processing Center
(Canada, Cannabis, Emerald Health Therapeutics, Emerald Health Therapeutics Inc., EMHTF, Extraction, Hemp, Medical Marijuana, Packaging, Processing, Production, Products, Testing, VFF, Village Farms) Health Canada has approved 65,000 state-of-the-art processing center of Pure Sunfarms, a JV of Emerald Health Therapeutics Inc (OTCMKTS:EMHTF). Pure Sunfarms can achieve cost efficiencies in the production by optimizing the throughput and operations. The JV can also improve the quality of products and enhance product offerings. High-quality products at reduced rates Chief Executive Officer and President of Pure Sunfarms, Mandesh Dosanjh said the approvals from Health Canada for this additional space helps the company to improve operations and ensure quality in processing to deliver high-quality products to the customers at reduced rates. Pure Sunfarms will benefit from the improved space in the coming quarter. It expects to post better performance in the coming quarter. Thirty-three dedicated rooms Pure Sunfarms will include thirty-three dedicated rooms for packaging, extraction, drying, production, testing, storage, and staging in a total of 65,000 Sq. Ft. processing center. It will...
https://www.mmjobserver.com/health-canada-grants-approval-for-pure-sunfarms-a-jv…
04/01/2020 - 8:11pm
Wise Bar - Hemp Superfood
(Bar, Food, Hemp, Packaging) A fuel and recovery bar that's designed for every adventure in life. We think we all should be able to expect more from the food industry. Our small company has worked hard to go against the grain by creating our bar with compostable packaging, simple ingredients, and the health benefits of full spectrum hemp. Climb your own mountain. Cast: Horseplay Productions Tags: hemp , food , bar and commercial
https://vimeo.com/403128336
04/01/2020 - 4:45pm
CGC
Cannabis Regulators Respond to Coronavirus Concerns
(Arkansas, California, Canada, Cannabis, Cannabis and Hemp, CGC, Cleaning, Colorado, Compliance, Connecticut, Consultations, Facilities, Food, Growers, Hawaii, Hemp, Illinois, Iowa, Law, Maine, Management, Maryland, Massachusetts, Medical Marijuana, Mexico, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Monitoring, Montana, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Packaging, Pennsylvania, Processing, Production, Regulations, Testing, Tracking, Training, United States, Utah, Washington, Industrial Hemp, Licensee, Dispensaries, Cultivation) Editor’s note: this story was originally published on March 19 and was most recently updated on April 1. We’ll continue to update as regulators announce new policies. So far, during the COVID-19 pandemic, cannabis sales are through the roof as consumers stock up in anticipation of supply chain disruption. But, despite this upswing, cannabis companies are bracing for impact. As Cannabis Wire reported this week, a dilemma has hit the nascent industry: to close or not to close? Already, Canopy Growth chose to close nearly two dozen shops in Canada, and we’re tracking how other companies are reacting. But what happens in the case of forced closures? Cannabis regulators will have to weigh tough decisions in the coming days as businesses, from gyms to bowling alleys to bars, are asked to close as part of broader efforts to contain the spread of the virus. (While Canadian consumers can legally order cannabis online, should closures occur, changes are taking place north of the border. On...
https://cannabiswire.com/2020/04/01/cannabis-regulators-respond-to-coronavirus-c…
03/31/2020 - 4:00pm
For Platinum’s George Sadler, Cannabis Businesses Carry Great Responsibility as Essential Businesses During COVID-19 Crisis
(Banking, Batteries, California, Cannabis, China, Cleaning, Edibles, Manufacturing, Michigan, Oklahoma, Packaging, Products, United States, Dispensaries, Cultivation) After being deemed essential businesses in many states, cannabis companies have been busier than ever amid the COVID-19 pandemic, and product manufacturers like Platinum are no exception.Co-founder George Sadler says it’s business as usual for the California-based company, which produces vapes and edibles for sale in California, Michigan and Oklahoma.In early March, Platinum foresaw potential supply shortages for its vape cartridge hardware and batteries, which are produced in China. The company secured a large volume of these items from a United States-based supplier to avoid interruptions in the supply chain, which has proven to be a large advantage, Sadler tells Cannabis Business Times.“That was probably the most critical point for us, was the fact that we got into that early enough and were able to do that,” he says. “Other than that, our packaging is made right here in the U.S., [so] we don’t have the issue with that. As far as product goes, there aren’t any change because in the...
http://www.cannabisbusinesstimes.com/Article/platinum-george-sadler-cannabis-bus…
03/31/2020 - 12:16pm
Cannabis and Coronavirus - Healthcare Packaging
(Cannabis, Packaging) Cannabis and Coronavirus Healthcare Packaging
https://www.healthcarepackaging.com/home/article/21125494/cannabis-and-coronavir…
03/31/2020 - 12:15pm
Cannabis and Coronavirus - Packaging World
(Cannabis, Packaging) Cannabis and Coronavirus Packaging World
https://www.packworld.com/covid-19/article/21125494/cannabis-and-coronavirus
03/31/2020 - 8:15am
GRCU
Green Cures & Botanical Distribution Inc (OTCMKTS:GRCU) Unveils CBD Isolate, CBD Distillate, And CBD Infused Organic Dried Fruit: Adds Full Spectrum Hemp Oil
(Cannabis, CBD, Distribution, GRCU, Green Cures & Botanical Distribution, Green Cures & Botanical Distribution, Inc., Hemp, Illinois, Medical Marijuana, Organic, Packaging, Products, Recreational, Tobacco, Triton Distribution Systems Inc., United States, Dispensaries) Green Cures & Botanical Distribution Inc (OTCMKTS:GRCU) has unveiled CBD Vegan Protein Powder, 1gm CBD Isolate, 1gm CBD Distillate, and CBD Organic dried fruit. The company has also added CBD products of Blue Plants Farms to its CBD product line. Addresses pain relief market The water-soluble CBD compounds are 90% bioavailable. Green Cures addresses the pain relief market with full-spectrum hemp oil products of Blue Plant Farms. Other products of Blue Plant Farms include EEZ-Away Green extra strength with emu + 300 mg CBD, EEZ-Away Blue extra strength with emu, 20 mg CBD Blueberry Hemp-Shroom Nootropic Shot, 25mg CBD K Cup Millennial blend decaf coffee, 25mg CBD K Cup Millennial blend coffee, Sleepy Time Chamomile Hemp Tea K Cup, and BluDog 400mg naturally peanut butter/bacon flavored water soluble hemp oil. The customers can buy these innovative CBD products online. Enters CBD Hemp Smoke Market Green Cures is pleased to enter the CBD hemp smoke market. The company entered a deal...
https://www.mmjobserver.com/green-cures-botanical-distribution-inc-otcmktsgrcu-u…
03/30/2020 - 3:00pm
TGODF
The Green Organic Dutchman Receives Health Canada License Amendment for Its Ancaster Processing Facility
(Beverage, Canada, Cannabis, Edibles, Green Organic Dutchman, Green Organic Dutchman, Investments, Oils, Organic, Packaging, Processing, Production, Products, TGODF, Topicals) TORONTO, March 30, 2020 /CNW/ - PRESS RELEASE - The Green Organic Dutchman Holdings Ltd. (TGOD), a producer of premium certified organic cannabis, has announced that it has received Health Canada's approval for the licensing of the final component of its Ancaster site, the processing facility.The license amendment includes approval of a state-of-the-art production facility designed to support processing activity including dedicated spaces for packaging of flower, oils, pre-rolls and several Cannabis 2.0 products.This final phase of expansion at Ancaster enables TGOD to reduce its reliance on third parties, accelerating its supply chain timelines for product launches. Receiving the license amendment for this large facility also enhances TGOD's quality assurance capabilities and marks a key milestone in eliminating bottlenecks in its production ramp up.The license amendment is valid until Aug. 16, 2022 and is subject to customary terms and conditions."Receiving this license amendment...
http://www.cannabisbusinesstimes.com/Article/the-green-organic-dutchman-receives…
03/30/2020 - 9:56am
Mexico Hemp CBD Market Research Report 2020 | Industry Report, Industry Analysis, Key Players, Trends, Revenue, Regional Segmented, Outlook Until 2030 - Packaging News 24
(CBD, Hemp, Mexico, Packaging, Research) Mexico Hemp CBD Market Research Report 2020 | Industry Report, Industry Analysis, Key Players, Trends, Revenue, Regional Segmented, Outlook Until 2030 Packaging News 24
https://www.packagingnews24.com/mexico-hemp-cbd-market-research-report-2020-indu…
03/30/2020 - 9:21am
Glass House Farms Gives Back to Local Santa Barbara Community Amid COVID-19 Pandemic
(Bar, California, Cannabis, China, Compliance, Consulting, Food, Growers, Packaging, Pesticide, United States, Vertically Integrated, Lights, Cultivation) Like many other states, California has deemed the cannabis industry an “essential” business that can remain operational during the state’s stay at home order aimed at slowing the spread of COVID-19. For Graham Farrar, the founder and CEO of Glass House Farms , a vertically integrated cannabis operator based in Santa Barbara, Calif., this means cannabis businesses must step up to help those in need during this difficult and uncertain time.“This is a time when we need everybody,” he told Cannabis Business Times. “If you’ve got a shovel, you need to get digging.”The way Farrar sees it, the industry gets to be the light in an otherwise bleak time, and this is a great opportunity for cannabis businesses to shatter old stereotypes and stigmas while giving back.“Sometimes you need help—and there have been a lot of people who have helped us along the way—and sometimes you get to be the helper,” he said. “We’re happy to return the favor to society and show how we can help out.”Photo courtesy...
http://www.cannabisbusinesstimes.com/Article/glass-house-farms-gives-back-to-san…
03/30/2020 - 8:41am
HEXO
Hexo Reports Staggering Quarterly Loss Of C$289 Million
(Canada, Cannabis, Distribution, Extraction, HEXO, Management, Marketing, Packaging, Production, Products, Testing, Cultivation) HEXO Corp. (NYSE: HEXO) reported a staggering net loss of C$289 million for fiscal 2020 second-quarter ending January 31, 2020. The net revenue for Hexo increased 17% to $17 million from $14.5 million in the first quarter. The earnings are reported in Canadian dollars. The loss from operations for the quarter was $289.4 million, compared with a loss of $60.6M in the prior period. The company said that excluding non-cash write-downs and impairment charges in the quarter, the adjusted net loss was ($23.2M) compared with ($34.0M) in Q1’20. This was basically one of those kitchen sink quarters. The company just tossed everything but the kitchen sink into the loss column and just ripped the bandaid off. “We have continued our focus on improving our operations and expanding distribution across Canada. Our strategy with Original Stash has demonstrated that we can directly compete with the black market,” said Sebastien St-Louis, CEO, and co-founder of HEXO Corp. “The industry continues to see...
https://www.greenmarketreport.com/hexo-reports-staggering-quarterly-loss-of-c289…
03/30/2020 - 7:59am
HEXO
Hexo Corp (HEXO) reports second quarter fiscal 2020 financial results
(Beverage, Canada, Cannabis, Distribution, Edibles, Events, Extraction, Facilities, HEXO, Investment, Investments, Law, Management, Manufacturing, Marketing, Media, Medical Marijuana, Monitoring, Packaging, Production, Products, Research, Stocks, Testing, Topicals, Extracts, Cultivation) HEXO Corp reports second quarter fiscal 2020 financial results Key Operating Highlights Net Revenue increased 17% to $17.0M from $14.5M in Q1 Adult-use grams and gram equivalents sold increased 57% to 6,579 kg compared to prior quarter Production levels increased to 22,305 kg from 16,107 kg in the previous quarter. Expanded Original Stash market distribution to Ontario, British Columbia and Alberta Obtained Phase 1 licence for Belleville facility Obtained sale of cannabis topicals, extracts, edibles and beverages licence for Gatineau facility, and a research licence for the Company Closed a $70M private placement of 8% unsecured convertible debentures, including key management and board participation of over 10% Closed two registered direct offerings totalling USD$45 Million OTTAWA, March 30, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — HEXO Corp. (TSX: HEXO; NYSE: HEXO) (“HEXO” or the “Company”) today reported its financial results for the second quarter fiscal 2020 ended January 31, 2020. All amounts...
https://marijuanastocks.com/hexo-reports-second-quarter-fiscal-2020-financial-re…
03/30/2020 - 1:21am
WTCG
Cannabis Standards Rely on Transparency, Compliance and Collaboration
(Beverage, Canada, Cannabis, CBD, Compliance, Edibles, Education, Food, Growing, Law, Legalization, Manufacturer, Manufacturing, Marketing, Media, Packaging, Product Testing, Production, Products, Quality Control, Recreational, Research, Seed to Sale, Testing, Topicals, W Technologies, W Technologies, Inc., Websites, WTCG, THC, Pharmaceuticals, Cultivation) Authored By: Arundati Dandapani According to Vividata’s National Cannabis Consumer Study , 70% of consumers are not sure they know the difference between THC and CBD. Moreover, quality remains the top criterion in selecting a cannabis product for purchase. How are companies setting the standards for quality and how are we researching consumers to understand their experiences with cannabis products accurately and ethically? This post explores the manufacturing and research standards to consider when conducting research studies with cannabis. Product Quality in Manufacturing At an HIV Community Cannabis Education event held in Toronto, a cannabis company proudly declared their company had not had a single product recall to date. Product recall happens when a product is defective, damaged or does not meet the customer’s expectations causing the product to be called off the shelf. This “zero recall” standard, the team said, was attributed to the fact that their cannabis product standards...
https://cannabislaw.report/cannabis-standards-rely-on-transparency-compliance-an…
03/30/2020 - 1:05am
Charlotte’s Web Reports $18.8M Q4 Loss, Executives Discuss Challenges and the Future
(Alcohol, California, Canada, Cannabis, Consultants, Containers, Development, Extraction, Facilities, Food, Hawaii, Law, Manufacture, Manufacturing, Packaging, Production, Products, Regulations, Stocks, Topicals, Training, United States, Vertically Integrated, Dispensaries, Security) Charlotte’s Web Reports $18.8M Q4 Loss, Executives Discuss Challenges and the Future In the wake of the COVID-19 global pandemic, U.S. and Canadian cannabis companies have a unique opportunity to aid those in need. Not only are their cannabis products increasingly being deemed essential by governments—but they also have the facilities, personnel and protocols already in place to fill the desperate need for medical supplies. These three companies are using those advantages to help their communities. Aloha Green Apothecary Photo courtesy of Aloha Green Apothecary In Hawaii, Aloha Green Apothecary is producing hand sanitizer for its employees and patients, with plans to ramp up production as much as possible to donate hand sanitizer to other businesses and organizations in the state. “We’re just trying our best to meet our patients’ needs and follow the law with all the changes in law that the government is laying down,” Tai Cheng, a spokesperson for Aloha Green Apothecary, told Cannabis...
https://www.marijuanastocksreport.com/charlottes-web-reports-18-8m-q4-loss-execu…
03/29/2020 - 1:00am
Cannabis Packaging Trends for New Future Normal
(Cannabis, Legalization, Packaging, Products, Regulations, United States) Since the increasing legalization of cannabis, there has been a need for a regulation in terms of packaging as cannabis packaging all over the United States has to meet some minimum requirements such as the Child Resistant Packaging that came into effect by Jan 1st, 2020. Though individual states have their requirements, cannabis companies still have to meet up with the one set up by the Consumer Product Safety Commission while also keeping in mind the regulatory labeling that they have to meet up with before putting the products on the dispensary shelves. This means that those in charge of packaging need to allow space for these instructional labels on the packaging.
http://cannabis.net/blog/b2b/cannabis-packaging-trends-for-new-future-normal
03/28/2020 - 8:22pm
Marijuana Investor Roundup: Analysis of the Week's Most Important Events (Mar 28th, 2020)
(Cannabis, Events, Packaging) If cannabis sellers aren't able to restock vape equipment, packaging or labels they may be unable to meet demand in the near term. cannabis / ...
https://grizzle.com/marijuana-investor-roundup-analysis-of-the-weeks-most-import…
03/28/2020 - 5:00pm
Pure Beauty Combines Aesthetics & Heart
(Cannabis, CBD, Growing, Packaging, Strains, Soil, Cultivation) Equipped with a pack of prerolled joints filled with premium herb, one feels more prepared for taking on the challenges of the day. In this regard, the dainty mini joints from Pure Beauty might make you feel like you’ve leveled up to gain more brightness and hope to project into a world filled with uncertain times. It’s the little things in life, as they say. Pure Beauty , which grows its cannabis in Sacramento, but based its company in Los Angeles, is an up-and-coming company that’s making noise in all the right ways. Their packaging is minimalist and sleek. On the website the video that plays flashes between a woman smoking a preroll to putting a fish back (?!) in the ocean and squashing grapes underfoot. It’s confusing and intriguing all at once. But the best part about this company is that not only does the cannabis inside taste exceptional, but Pure Beauty is also constantly trying to do its best to make sure what they are putting out into the world is sustainable . While they do...
https://cannabisnow.com/pure-beauty-combines-aesthetics-heart/
03/28/2020 - 9:12am
Industrial Hemp Market Research Report 2020 | Industry Report, Industry Analysis, Key Players, Trends, Revenue, Regional Segmented, Outlook Until 2030 - Packaging News 24
(Hemp, Packaging, Research, Industrial Hemp) Industrial Hemp Market Research Report 2020 | Industry Report, Industry Analysis, Key Players, Trends, Revenue, Regional Segmented, Outlook Until 2030 Packaging News 24
https://www.packagingnews24.com/industrial-hemp-market-research-report-2020-indu…
03/27/2020 - 4:57pm
MJNA
A Beginner’s Guide to Marijuana Edibles
(Beverage, Cannabis, CBD, Drinks, Edibles, Exploring, Food, Foods, Growing, Hemp, Legalization, Medical Marijuana, Medical Marijuana Inc, MJNA, Packaging, Products, Recreational, Research, United States, THC, Dispensaries) Marijuana edibles are cannabis-infused food products that offer delayed, yet extended effects. Offering a tasty alternative to smoking or vaporizing cannabis, marijuana edibles are food and beverage products that have been infused with cannabis. Consumers who enjoy marijuana edibles typically prefer the extended and more intense effects that they offer compared to other types of marijuana products. Many different types of marijuana edibles are available to purchase in legal marijuana states throughout the United States, where more than half of the states have legalized recreational or medical marijuana . It’s also common now for cannabis connoisseurs to make their own marijuana-infused cuisine at home. While marijuana edibles are popular among regular, long-term marijuana users, they’re also a favored choice among beginners who are being introduced to cannabis for the very first time and are looking for an easy way to take their marijuana. What are Marijuana Edibles? Marijuana edibles...
https://www.medicalmarijuanainc.com/marijuana-edibles/
03/27/2020 - 2:05pm
HRVSF, KSHB, TGODF
Cannabis Weekly Round-Up: Cannabis Essential, but Stocks Still Hurting
(Acquisition, Alcohol, Canada, Cannabis, Consulting, Green Organic Dutchman, Green Organic Dutchman, Growing, Harvest Health & Recreation, HRVSF, Investing, Investment, Investments, Investors, KSHB, KushCo, Medical Marijuana, Organic, Packaging, Production, Recreational, Regulations, Stocks, TGODF, Dispensaries) COVID-19 continued to impact the marijuana industry this week, with more companies reacting to the ongoing global spread of the virus. Many cannabis-focused firms have announced layoffs and other operational changes as a result of the coronavirus; on a larger scale, an increasing number of areas in the US and Canada are designating cannabis as essential, allowing stores to keep operating amid widespread shutdowns. Read on for a closer look at some of the biggest cannabis news over the last five days. Find out what experts say about profiting from the cannabis market in 2020! Read our FREE 2020 cannabis outlook report! Give me my free report! Essential status for cannabis spreads More states in the US designated cannabis businesses as essential this week, allowing stores to remain open in places that have put lockdown measures in place to fight the spread of COVID-19. A map from Marijuana Business Daily indicates that as of Thursday (March 26) morning, seven states under stay-at-home...
https://investingnews.com/daily/cannabis-investing/cannabis-weekly-essential-but…
03/27/2020 - 12:15pm
INXMF
VIDEO: Coronavirus’ impact on the cannabis supply chain
(Cannabis, INXMF, Packaging, Worldwide Marijuana Inc.) Click on the video below to see Marijuana Business Daily’s Bart Schaneman discussing how COVID-19 is affecting the worldwide marijuana supply chain. The health crisis has revealed fragility in the cannabis supply chain – from vape hardware to marijuana packaging – but it also has shown that MJ companies can shift quickly to develop creative solutions to […] VIDEO: Coronavirus’ impact on the cannabis supply chain is a post from: Marijuana Business Daily: Financial, Legal & Cannabusiness news for cannabis entrepreneurs
https://mjbizdaily.com/covid-19-impact-cannabis-supply-chain/
03/26/2020 - 8:03pm
KSHB
Marijuana packaging firm KushCo lays off 49, blames COVID-19
(California, Cannabis, KSHB, KushCo, Packaging, Products, United States) KushCo Holdings, a cannabis company specializing in ancillary products such as packaging, on Thursday said it laid off 49 employees this month as the California company’s CEO noted that “the COVID-19 pandemic creates ever-increasing uncertainty in the cannabis industry.” The layoffs will save the company about $4 million, according to a company news release. Since last […] Marijuana packaging firm KushCo lays off 49, blames COVID-19 is a post from: Marijuana Business Daily: Financial, Legal & Cannabusiness news for cannabis entrepreneurs
https://mjbizdaily.com/marijuana-packaging-firm-kushco-lays-off-49-blames-covid-…
03/26/2020 - 12:21pm
Cannabis Companies and Suppliers Offer Help in Creating Medical Supplies for COVID-19 Response
(Alcohol, California, Canada, Cannabis, Consultants, Containers, Development, Extraction, Facilities, Food, Hawaii, Law, Manufacture, Manufacturing, Packaging, Production, Products, Regulations, Topicals, Training, United States, Vertically Integrated, Dispensaries, Security) In the wake of the COVID-19 global pandemic, U.S. and Canadian cannabis companies have a unique opportunity to aid those in need. Not only are their cannabis products increasingly being deemed essential by governments—but they also have the facilities, personnel and protocols already in place to fill the desperate need for medical supplies. These three companies are using those advantages to help their communities. Aloha Green ApothecaryPhoto courtesy of Aloha Green ApothecaryIn Hawaii, Aloha Green Apothecary is producing hand sanitizer for its employees and patients, with plans to ramp up production as much as possible to donate hand sanitizer to other businesses and organizations in the state.“We’re just trying our best to meet our patients’ needs and follow the law with all the changes in law that the government is laying down,” Tai Cheng, a spokesperson for Aloha Green Apothecary, told Cannabis Business Times.The vertically integrated company, located in Oahu, has been deemed...
http://www.cannabisbusinesstimes.com/Article/cannabis-companies-suppliers-creati…
03/26/2020 - 8:14am
Mota Ventures Moves Forward with Its Acquisition of Spanish CBD Company Sativida
(Acquisition, Austria, Cannabis, CBD, Colombia, Cosmetics, Data Analysis, Distribution, Estonia, Events, France, Germany, Growing, Investing, Law, Management, Marketing, Mexico, Oils, Organic, Packaging, Portugal, Production, Products, Regulations, Spain, United Kingdom, United States, Vertically Integrated, Funding, Intellectual Property) Mota Ventures Corp. (CSE: MOTA , FSE:1WZ:GR, OTCPINK:PEMTF) (the “Company” or “Mota”) is pleased to announce that further to its January 10, 2020 news release, it has now acquired the intellectual property and trade names of Sativida from Sativida OU (Estonia). The Company will license both back to Sativida OU’s subsidiary, VIDA BCN LABS S.L. (collectively with Sativida OU, “Sativida”) in exchange for a royalty associated with the gross revenues generated by Sativida. Sativida is an arms’-length producer and online retailer of cannabidiol (“CBD”) and branded CBD products in various jurisdictions in Europe, including Spain, Portugal, Austria, Germany, France and the United Kingdom. Sativida currently develops and retails a vast range of organic CBD oils and cosmetics across Europe and is in the process of expanding its distribution network internationally to include the United States. Sativida has become the number one search-ranked online retailer of CBD products in Spain and Mexico,...
https://investingnews.com/daily/cannabis-investing/mota-ventures-moves-forward-w…
03/26/2020 - 8:11am
Hemp Seeds Market: Highlights On Evolution 2025 - Packaging News 24
(Hemp, Packaging) Hemp Seeds Market: Highlights On Evolution 2025 Packaging News 24
https://www.packagingnews24.com/hemp-seeds-market-highlights-on-evolution-2025/
03/26/2020 - 4:32am
ALEAF
Aleafia Health Inc (OTCMKTS:ALEAF) Reports Robust Revenues Of $6.028 Million In Q4 2019
(ALEAF, Aleafia, Canada, Cannabis, Distribution, Edibles, Extraction, Manufacture, Manufacturing, Packaging, Processing, Products, Topicals, Cultivation) Aleafia Health Inc (OTCMKTS:ALEAF) has reported revenues of $6.028 million in Q4 2019. It is an increase of 22% when compared to the previous quarter. The company has reported revenues of $16.4 million in 2019. It is an increase of 391% when compared to the previous year. Cannabis and clinical revenues account for $11 million and $2 million of these revenues. Disciplined approach yields dividends Geoffrey Benic, Chief Executive Officer of Aleafia, said the company posted robust results in Q4 2019 and for the whole year because of sustainable and disciplined growth. He said the company maintains patient-centric approach in building cannabis health and wellness ecosystems. Continues growth momentum in 2020 Aleafa expects to continue the growth momentum in 2020 through the launch of innovative and differentiated wellness and health products and by expanding the patient ecosystem in the domestic and overseas markets. Business highlights Aleafa has secured the full occupancy at its Paris...
https://mmjreporter.com/aleafia-health-inc-otcmktsaleaf-reports-robust-revenues-…
03/25/2020 - 8:32pm
Hemp Market Insights, Trends, Analysis, Types, Applications, key players, Market shares and Forecast 2019 to 2023 - Packaging News 24
(Hemp, Packaging) Hemp Market Insights, Trends, Analysis, Types, Applications, key players, Market shares and Forecast 2019 to 2023 Packaging News 24
https://www.packagingnews24.com/hemp-market-insights-trends-analysis-types-appli…
03/25/2020 - 4:47pm
Is That A Marijuana Vape Pen In This North Carolina Mayor’s Take-Out Dinner Pic?
(Cannabis, CBD, Food, Law, Legalization, North Carolina, Packaging, United States, THC) A North Carolina mayor was probably only trying to highlight best social distancing practices and support for local businesses when she posted photos of her takeout dinner on Twitter. But by failing to crop out what appears to be a marijuana vape pen, she sparked a different conversation entirely. “Here is what we did tonight to support our local restaurants,” Raleigh Mayor Mary-Ann Baldwin (D) wrote earlier this month. “Take out from Garland. And we left a 35 percent tip. Please do the same.” As residents in more jurisdictions around the country have been encouraged to stay at home amid the spread of the coronavirus, delivery and takeout food orders have become popular ways of supporting small businesses. Baldwin’s tweet included two photos of her group’s Indian dinner spread, still in its to-go packaging. In one photo, just north of the tandoori poussin, is what appears to be a cannabis vape pen. Here is what we did tonight to support our local restaurants. Take out from Garland...
https://www.marijuanamoment.net/is-that-a-marijuana-vape-pen-in-this-north-carol…
03/25/2020 - 12:37pm
Popularity of Cannabis Formats Evolving, Packaging Follows Suit - Packaging World
(Cannabis, Packaging) Popularity of Cannabis Formats Evolving, Packaging Follows Suit Packaging World
https://www.packworld.com/issues/business-intelligence/article/21124446/populari…
03/25/2020 - 12:37pm
Popularity of Cannabis Formats Evolving, Packaging Follows Suit - Healthcare Packaging
(Cannabis, Packaging) Popularity of Cannabis Formats Evolving, Packaging Follows Suit Healthcare Packaging
https://www.healthcarepackaging.com/home/article/21124446/popularity-of-cannabis…
03/25/2020 - 12:20pm
Custom Designed Packaging: Is it Right for Your Cannabis Product?
(Cannabis, Manufacture, Manufacturer, Manufacturing, Packaging, Production, Products, Testing) There are numerous plastic bottle and closure manufacturers in the cannabis industry today. And, there is a significant quantity of common bottle and closure styles as well. Many companies manufacture the same or similar products as their competition. But what if you’re searching for something different? Something unique that no one else has? A plastic bottle that will make your cannabis product stand out from your competition. Where can you find that package that is truly “something special?” Something that will elevate your brand? It doesn’t matter if your cannabis business is a start-up in its infancy or a mature company with an established loyal customer following, creating attention-grabbing packaging is essential to your success. The packaging is the all-important and critical first impression. While the primary function of any packaging is to contain, protect and market your cannabis products, your packaging is a reflection of your company in the eyes of the consumer. In many...
https://cannabisindustryjournal.com/feature_article/custom-designed-packaging-is…
03/25/2020 - 8:20am
Custom Designed Packaging: Is it Right for Your Cannabis Product? - Cannabis Industry Journal
(Cannabis, Packaging) Custom Designed Packaging: Is it Right for Your Cannabis Product? Cannabis Industry Journal
https://cannabisindustryjournal.com/feature_article/custom-designed-packaging-is…
03/25/2020 - 6:23am
ACRGF
Fed cannabis prosecutions decline legalization era (Newsletter: March 25, 2020)
(Acreage Holdings, ACRGF, Arkansas, Banking, Cannabis, CBD, Colorado, Extraction, Florida, Growing, Hawaii, Hemp, Law, Legalization, Maine, Manufacturing, Massachusetts, Medical Marijuana, Mexico, Michigan, New Mexico, New York, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Packaging, Pennsylvania, Processing, Production, Products, Recreational, Rhode Island, Science, South Dakota, Tracking, United States, Washington, THC, Dispensaries, Cultivation, Funding) Small Biz Admin: No COVID aid for marijuana firms; Denver psilocybin panel sets decrim enforcement tracking; SD legalization campaign alters plan Subscribe to receive Marijuana Moment’s newsletter in your inbox every weekday morning. It’s the best way to make sure you know which cannabis stories are shaping the day. (function() { window.mc4wp = window.mc4wp || { listeners: [], forms: { on: function(evt, cb) { window.mc4wp.listeners.push( { event : evt, callback: cb } ); } } } })(); Email address: Leave this field empty if you're human: Your support makes Marijuana Moment possible… By starting a $10 per month pledge on Patreon —or about 45 cents per issue of this newsletter—you can help us rely less on ads to cover our expenses, hire more journalists and bring you even more marijuana news. https://www.patreon.com/marijuanamoment / TOP THINGS TO KNOW New data from the U.S. Sentencing Commission shows that federal prosecutions for marijuana trafficking continue to decline year over year...
https://www.marijuanamoment.net/fed-cannabis-prosecutions-decline-legalization-e…
03/24/2020 - 2:31pm
OGRMF
Organigram expects layoffs, production decrease from COVID-19
(Cannabis, OGRMF, OrganiGram Inc, Packaging, Production, Staffing) Canadian cannabis company Organigram is anticipating voluntary and nonvoluntary layoffs as well as a slowdown in production and packaging as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. The New Brunswick-based producer is currently “managing its production and staffing levels at its Moncton facility – where not all functions can be addressed remotely – to protect the […] Organigram expects layoffs, production decrease from COVID-19 is a post from: Marijuana Business Daily: Financial, Legal & Cannabusiness news for cannabis entrepreneurs
https://mjbizdaily.com/organigram-expects-layoffs-production-decrease-from-covid…
03/23/2020 - 4:47pm
TBPMF, GGBXF, OGRMF
The Daily Hit: March 23, 2020
(Canada, Cannabis, Development, Financing, GGBXF, Green Growth, Growers, Management, Monitoring, New York, OGRMF, OrganiGram Inc, Packaging, Production, Regulations, Research, Retail Stores, TBPMF, Tetra Bio-Pharma, United States, Cultivation, Funding) It’s time for your Daily Hit of financial News for March 23, 2020. On The Site Organigram Canadian-based Organigram Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ: OGI) (TSX: OGI) gave good news and bad news on Monday morning. The company stated that it had received approval from Health Canada for its expansion, but then also said its workforce would be reduced due to Covid-19. Organigram said it had been carefully monitoring and actively planning for the evolving situation related to COVID-19 and the potential impacts on business. The company noted that not all of the jobs at its Moncton facility can be done remotely and that in order to protect employees it was expecting temporary layoffs. “The Company currently expects that its workforce will be materially reduced as a result of voluntary and company-imposed temporary lay-offs to facilitate adequate social distancing while the COVID-19 situation lasts. This will result in corresponding production and packaging reductions.” Organigram said it hoped to “...
https://www.greenmarketreport.com/the-daily-hit-march-23-2020/
03/23/2020 - 11:37am
Ghana Officially Legalizes Hemp for Medicinal and Industrial Use
(Cannabis, CBD, Cleaning, Clothing, Ghana, Growing, Hemp, Law, Legalization, Lesotho, Malawi, Medical Marijuana, Packaging, Portugal, Production, Products, Recreational, South Africa, Zambia, Zimbabwe, THC, Recreational Cannabis, Soil, Cultivation) Ghana just legalized the medical and industrial use of hemp , joining the small but growing wave of cannabis reform in Africa. Last Friday, Ghana's Parliament passed the Narcotics Control Commission Bill, granting the country's Narcotics Control Board (NACOB) extended powers to regulate the industrial use of certain prohibited substances. During the Parliamentary debate, lawmakers also added a clause to the bill that legalizes the production of hemp for medical and industrial use. Like the US , Ghana imposes a limit of 0.3 percent THC on all legal cannabis plants. Ghanaian businesses have traditionally used hemp to create jute sacks for packaging cocoa and other produce. But because the country's previous drug laws prohibited the domestic production of hemp, businesses had to import hemp from other countries. Now, local farmers will be able to produce this crop on their own soil and sell it to local businesses. Hemp also has thousands of other industrial uses, and has traditionally...
https://merryjane.com/news/ghana-officially-legalizes-hemp-for-medicinal-and-ind…
03/23/2020 - 9:05am
OGRMF
Organigram Warns Of Layoffs Due To Covid-19
(Beverage, Canada, Cannabis, Development, Extraction, Monitoring, OGRMF, OrganiGram Inc, Packaging, Processing, Product Development, Production, Regulations, Cultivation) Canadian-based Organigram Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ: OGI) (TSX: OGI) gave good news and bad news on Monday morning. The company stated that it had received approval from Health Canada for its expansion, but then also said its workforce would be reduced due to Covid-19. The stock was moving higher by 5% in early trading to lately sell at $1.65. Job Cuts Organigram said it had been carefully monitoring and actively planning for the evolving situation related to COVID-19 and the potential impacts on business. The company noted that not all of the jobs at its Moncton facility can be done remotely and that in order to protect employees it was expecting temporary layoffs. “The Company currently expects that its workforce will be materially reduced as a result of voluntary and company-imposed temporary lay-offs to facilitate adequate social distancing while the COVID-19 situation lasts. This will result in corresponding production and packaging reductions.” Organigram said it hoped to “...
https://www.greenmarketreport.com/organigram-warns-of-layoffs-due-to-covid-19/
03/23/2020 - 8:00am
GSML, VFF
Village Farms International, Inc. (VFF) Cannabis JV Pure Sunfarms Receives Health Canada Approval for State-of-the-Art Processing Center
(Arkansas, Canada, Cannabis, Cannabis and Hemp, CBD, Compliance, Events, Extraction, Facilities, Greenhouses, Grower, Growers, Growing, GSML, Hemp, Hemp Industries, Hemp Industries, Inc., Investment, Investments, Joint Ventures, Law, Management, Mexico, Packaging, Processing, Production, Products, Recreational, Stocks, Strains, Testing, Texas, United States, Vertically Integrated, VFF, Village Farms, Village Farms International, Recreational Cannabis, Cultivation) Village Farms International’s Cannabis JV Pure Sunfarms Receives Health Canada Approval for State-of-the-Art Processing Center / Pure Sunfarms Remains Top-Selling Dried Cannabis Brand with OCS and Launches New Large Format Package Village Farms International, Inc. (“Village Farms” or the “Company”) (TSX: VFF; NASDAQ: VFF) today announced its majority-owned joint venture for large-scale, low-cost, high-quality cannabis production, Pure Sunfarms, has received approval from Health Canada to operate the final components of its 65,000 square foot, state-of-the-art processing center located within the 1.1 million square foot Delta 3 greenhouse facility. The significantly expanded processing area will enable Pure Sunfarms to generate additional production cost efficiencies, further elevate the quality of its products, expand its product offerings and increase its processing throughput. Health Canada’s approval of the additional processing area permits Pure Sunfarms to begin operation of: 11...
https://marijuanastocks.com/vff-cannabis-jv-pure-sunfarms-receives-health-canada…
03/22/2020 - 12:38am
Cannabis Industry Grapples with COVID-19 Outbreak, Maine Issues First Adult-Use Licenses: Week in Review
(Cannabis, China, Extraction, Food, Grower, Growing, Investment, Investment Firm, Maine, Maryland, Medical Marijuana, Minnesota, Packaging, Processing, Products, Stocks, Strains, United States, Washington, Dispensaries, Cultivation) Cannabis Industry Grapples with COVID-19 Outbreak, Maine Issues First Adult-Use Licenses: Week in Review Consumers across the U.S. are stocking up on the essentials: toilet paper, food and cannabis. That means long lines at dispensaries as customers in many markets rush to purchase what they can in anticipation of shelter-in-place orders and business shutdowns. The demand spike creates additional challenges for the fledgling cannabis supply chain. The industry faces potential inventory shortages for accessories, such as vape pens and cartridges , sourced from China due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Panic buying and a lack of access to overseas suppliers could force cannabis businesses to rationalize their supply base and centralize purchasing at the corporate level, says Colin Kelley, operating partner for private equity investment firm Merida Capital Partners. Cannabis companies with multiple locations can potentially hedge against future disruptions and boost productivity by moving...
https://www.marijuanastocksreport.com/cannabis-industry-grapples-with-covid-19-o…
03/21/2020 - 3:20pm
Legalized Cannabis Market Forecast to 2023 – Driven by Industry Major Players, Dynamics, Future Opportunities, Revenue, Growth - Packaging News 24
(Cannabis, Packaging) Legalized Cannabis Market Forecast to 2023 – Driven by Industry Major Players, Dynamics, Future Opportunities, Revenue, Growth Packaging News 24
https://www.packagingnews24.com/legalized-cannabis-market-forecast-to-2023-drive…
03/21/2020 - 9:00am
The Good New Days
(California, Cannabis, Grower, Growing, Legalization, Packaging, Regulations, United States) It’s easy to complain in these dark days of the emerging legal cannabis industry. There seems to be no limit of negative stories about how the combination of state and county taxes and regulations are bringing us down and, that as a result, the corporate giants may take over the cannabis world. As we witness the demise of so many of our colleagues’ brands and businesses, it is tempting to hide our heads in a pile of weed and cry for the good old days. But wait a minute. Who’s to say we won’t be yearning for the present times in the future? I have no doubt that exhausted gold miners back in 1850 often kicked themselves for leaving comfortable homes in other parts of the world in their quest for treasure in the mountains and rivers of California. The difficulties they encountered as they eked out meager quantities of gold dust, while living in hardscrabble conditions, make our lives look like Easy Street. Yet I can guarantee that 30 years later, as they drank champagne in elegant San...
https://cannabisnow.com/the-good-new-days/
03/21/2020 - 4:46am
GDGI
Greenway – Article: Income Taxes and the Cannabis Business: The Impact of §280E
(Cannabis, Cleaning, Colorado, Consulting, Distribution, Extraction, Facilities, Fertilizer, GDGI, Grower, Law, Management, Manufacturing, Missouri, Packaging, Pesticide, Production, Products, Quality Control, Recreational, Software, Testing, United States, THC, Dispensaries, Cultivation, Real Estate, Security) Nondeductible Expenses Under Sec. 280E In 1982, Congress enacted Sec. 280E, which reversed a Tax Court decision (Edmondson, T.C. Memo. 1981-623) that had allowed deductions incurred in carrying on the production, distribution, and sale of controlled substances. Sec. 280E reads: No deduction or credit shall be allowed for any amount paid or incurred during the taxable year in carrying on any trade or business if such trade or business (or the activities which comprise such trade or business) consists of the trafficking in controlled substances (within the meaning of schedule I and II of the Controlled Substances Act) which is prohibited by Federal law or the law of any State in which such trade or business is conducted. In the context of marijuana, trafficking was defined by the Tax Court as the regular buying or selling of marijuana (Californians Helping to Alleviate Medical Problems (CHAMP), Inc., 128 T.C. 173 (2007)). The production or sale of marijuana is still illegal under U.S...
https://cannabislaw.report/greenway-article-income-taxes-and-the-cannabis-busine…
03/20/2020 - 11:00am
Coronavirus Continues to Redefine the Cannabis Supply Chain
(Cannabis, China, Extraction, Food, Grower, Growing, Investment, Investment Firm, Maryland, Medical Marijuana, Minnesota, Packaging, Processing, Products, Strains, United States, Washington, Dispensaries, Cultivation) Consumers across the U.S. are stocking up on the essentials: toilet paper, food and cannabis. That means long lines at dispensaries as customers in many markets rush to purchase what they can in anticipation of shelter-in-place orders and business shutdowns. The demand spike creates additional challenges for the fledgling cannabis supply chain. The industry faces potential inventory shortages for accessories, such as vape pens and cartridges , sourced from China due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Panic buying and a lack of access to overseas suppliers could force cannabis businesses to rationalize their supply base and centralize purchasing at the corporate level, says Colin Kelley, operating partner for private equity investment firm Merida Capital Partners. Cannabis companies with multiple locations can potentially hedge against future disruptions and boost productivity by moving procurement functions from the departmental or division level to the corporate office, Kelley says. “This is...
http://www.cannabisbusinesstimes.com/Article/coronavirus-continues-to-redefine-c…
03/19/2020 - 11:15am
Hippo Premium Packaging and KacePack Partner to Bring Custom Cannabis Packaging to North America - Yahoo Finance
(Cannabis, Packaging) Hippo Premium Packaging and KacePack Partner to Bring Custom Cannabis Packaging to North America Yahoo Finance
https://finance.yahoo.com/news/hippo-premium-packaging-kacepack-partner-15150039…