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  • So many cannabis trade groups, but which is right for your business’ needs?
    by Kevin Huhn on April 5, 2020 at 2:00 pm

    In response to the cannabis sector's staggering growth, more and more stakeholders are joining trade associations that represent the industry. So many cannabis trade groups, but which is right for your business’ needs? is a post from: Marijuana Business Daily: Financial, Legal & Cannabusiness news for cannabis entrepreneurs

  • Week in Review: Marijuana firms cut costs amid COVID-19, L.A. cannabis licensing audit, NYSE aims...
    by John Rebchook on April 4, 2020 at 3:00 pm

    Three multistate marijuana operators – 4Front Venures, MedMen Enterprises and Acreage Holdings – announced cutbacks in bids to accelerate their paths toward profitability, even as some experts questioned the overall financial strength of the industry amid the coronavirus crisis and a contracting economic climate. MJBizDaily takeaway: There have been plenty of shakeups recently at the C-suite level Week in Review: Marijuana firms cut costs amid COVID-19, L.A. cannabis […]

  • What are the strongest cannabis strains?
    by Bailey Rahn on April 3, 2020 at 11:00 pm

    Get ready to have your tolerance challenged with these high-THC marijuana strains. The post What are the strongest cannabis strains? appeared first on Leafly.

  • Washington State Officials Temporarily Lift Ban on Kids at Pot Processing Plants
    by Thomas Edward on April 3, 2020 at 10:32 pm

    The children are prohibited from working in the plants.

  • Coronavirus closures and cancellations: What’s happening with cannabis in Canada
    by Leafly Canada Staff on April 3, 2020 at 10:17 pm

    Learn everything you need to know about cannabis stores and events as Canada comes to terms with the COVID-19 pandemic. The post Coronavirus closures and cancellations: What’s happening with cannabis in Canada appeared first on Leafly.

  • Is my dispensary open and can they deliver cannabis right now?
    by David Downs and Max Savage Levenson on April 3, 2020 at 10:00 pm

    Emergency COVID-19 marijuana rules are now in effect. Some places now allow delivery, others are shut down. Check here for updates. The post Is my dispensary open and can they deliver cannabis right now? appeared first on Leafly.

  • MJBizDaily podcast: Marijuana firms pivot to virtual 4/20 events, New York adult-use cannabis...
    by John Rebchook on April 3, 2020 at 9:45 pm

    Cannabis companies are hosting virtual 4/20 events amid COVID-19 concerns, instead of the usual monthlong parties and celebrations. Some of the other top headlines addressed in this week’s MJBizDaily podcast include: New York adult-use marijuana legalization appears stalled Colorado marijuana retailers get OK to resume in-store sales Los Angeles cannabis licensing audit finds flawed process, no MJBizDaily podcast: Marijuana firms pivot to virtual 4/20 events, New York adult-use […]

  • What are Moon Rocks and how do you smoke them?
    by Dante Jordan on April 3, 2020 at 9:40 pm

    Find out everything you need to know about Moon Rocks—what they are, how potent they are, and how to smoke them. The post What are Moon Rocks and how do you smoke them? appeared first on Leafly.

  • Senators Call For Economic Assistance For Cannabis Firms Amid Outbreak
    by A.J. Herrington on April 3, 2020 at 9:13 pm

    A group of 11 Democratic lawmakers is calling for cannabis businesses to be allowed to receive economic assistance from the Small Business Administration in the midst of the continuing coronavirus pandemic. In a letter sent to the chairman and vice-chair of the Senate Committee on Appropriations and other leadership on March 26, the senators called...

  • Big cannabis companies scale back amid coronavirus, raising questions about industry’s overall...
    by Bart Schaneman on April 3, 2020 at 8:49 pm

    The COVID-19 outbreak is causing serious jitters among large cannabis companies, with a growing list of multistate marijuana operators scaling back by laying off workers and shuttering operations in a bid to slash costs. The widespread cutbacks this week by Acreage Holdings, MedMen Enterprises and 4Front Ventures also call into question the overall health of the marijuana industry Big cannabis companies scale back amid coronavirus, raising questions about industry’s […]

  • Reassessing the Essential: Cannabis in the Time of a Pandemic
    by Matthew Nordgren on April 3, 2020 at 7:31 pm

    Making the case for cannabis as an essential item.

  • Ontario cannabis stores to close after removal from ‘essential’ list
    by Solomon Israel on April 3, 2020 at 7:26 pm

    Private-sector cannabis stores in Ontario, Canada’s largest market, have been ordered to close their doors by late Saturday in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, leaving the outlets with nowhere to turn as the government maintains a legal monopoly over online sales. Ontario cannabis stores to close after removal from ‘essential’ list is a post from: Marijuana Business Daily: Financial, Legal & Cannabusiness news for cannabis entrepreneurs

  • The Roll-Up #136: When will your state peak?
    by Bruce Barcott on April 3, 2020 at 6:53 pm

    On this week's podcast, Canna Hannah joins the conversation about cannabis, COVID-19, coping, and CBG. The post The Roll-Up #136: When will your state peak? appeared first on Leafly.

  • What is a weed hangover and why does it happen?
    by Rae Lland on April 3, 2020 at 6:48 pm

    Learn more about the weed hangover, including studies on the topic, the symptoms associated with it, and how to alleviate the effects of one. The post What is a weed hangover and why does it happen? appeared first on Leafly.

  • Study: Gas Station CBD Products Deliver Only 40% of Labeled Potency
    by A.J. Herrington on April 3, 2020 at 6:41 pm

    A new report underscores the importance of due diligence when it comes to buying CBD.

  • Cannabis REIT inks $49 million sale-leaseback deal with Ascend
    by John Rebchook on April 3, 2020 at 5:59 pm

    Innovative Industrial Properties, a real estate investment trust that specializes in the marijuana industry, bought a cannabis cultivation and processing facility in Massachusetts from Ascend Wellness Holdings (AWH) in a $49 million sale-leaseback deal. San Diego-based IIP paid $26.8 million to Boston-based AWH – a vertically integrated, multistate marijuana operator – for a 199,000-square-foot facility Cannabis REIT inks $49 million sale-leaseback deal with Ascend is a post from: […]

  • IRS report foreshadows national uptick in cannabis audits but offers a big loophole, experts say
    by John Schroyer on April 3, 2020 at 5:54 pm

    A new report from a branch of the U.S. Treasury Department confirms the Internal Revenue Service is preparing to launch an increase in marijuana industry audits nationwide, but it also offers a possible way for cannabis companies to dodge millions in federal taxes, according to industry experts. The report corroborates what cannabis industry tax and IRS report foreshadows national uptick in cannabis audits but offers a big loophole, experts say is a post from: Marijuana Business Daily: […]

  • Smokeless cannabis consumption methods to try during the coronavirus outbreak
    by Laura Tennant on April 3, 2020 at 5:52 pm

    During the coronavirus outbreak, cannabis users may consider non-inhalation methods of cannabis consumption, like edibles, oils, tinctures, and topicals. The post Smokeless cannabis consumption methods to try during the coronavirus outbreak appeared first on Leafly.

  • Marijuana giant Acreage cuts 120 jobs, ends deals in light of COVID-19
    by John Rebchook on April 3, 2020 at 5:43 pm

    New York-based Acreage Holdings on Friday announced it is furloughing 122 employees and taking other cost-cutting measures, becoming the latest multistate marijuana operator to slash costs in response to the coronavirus pandemic. As part of its efforts, Acreage also disclosed in a news release the resignation of a top executive and announced it is: Scrapping Marijuana giant Acreage cuts 120 jobs, ends deals in light of COVID-19 is a post from: Marijuana Business Daily: Financial, Legal & […]

  • How to conduct clean cannabis sales in the age of COVID-19
    by David Downs on April 3, 2020 at 5:14 pm

    Dispensaries adapt to protect staff and customers. Gloves, curbside pickup, fever checks, and store limitations are the new normal. The post How to conduct clean cannabis sales in the age of COVID-19 appeared first on Leafly.

  • Cannabis and coronavirus: Here’s what you need to know
    by Leafly Staff on April 3, 2020 at 4:00 pm

    Don't pass that joint right now: Here's how to keep yourself safe, and what to expect in coming weeks. The post Cannabis and coronavirus: Here’s what you need to know appeared first on Leafly.

  • Map: Where Canadian cannabis businesses can stay open during COVID-19 pandemic
    by Solomon Israel on April 3, 2020 at 10:30 am

    The vast majority of Canada's provincial governments are allowing recreational cannabis stores to stay open during the coronavirus outbreak, in effect designating these businesses as "essential." Map: Where Canadian cannabis businesses can stay open during COVID-19 pandemic is a post from: Marijuana Business Daily: Financial, Legal & Cannabusiness news for cannabis entrepreneurs

  • Wholesale marijuana snapshot: A review of prices in adult-use markets
    by Kate Lavin on April 3, 2020 at 10:30 am

    Over the past several weeks, Marijuana Business Daily took a deep dive into average wholesale prices in state-legal recreational marijuana markets. Wholesale marijuana snapshot: A review of prices in adult-use markets is a post from: Marijuana Business Daily: Financial, Legal & Cannabusiness news for cannabis entrepreneurs

  • Famous 4/20 Birthdays
    by Lisa Rough on April 3, 2020 at 7:19 am

    Check out our roundup of famous people born on April 20, and find out how you can celebrate along with them with our strain pairing suggestions. The post Famous 4/20 Birthdays appeared first on Leafly.

  • Bedrocan CEO: European medical cannabis supply chain stable despite COVID-19 crisis
    by Pamela Moore on April 3, 2020 at 7:01 am

    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 […]

  • Illinois Recreational Cannabis Sales Topped $35 Million in March
    by Thomas Edward on April 2, 2020 at 8:14 pm

    Last month, adult-use marijuana sales in Illinois continued to surge.

  • Canada classifies medical cannabis ‘essential’ amid COVID-19 pandemic
    by Matt Lamers on April 2, 2020 at 8:00 pm

    Canada’s federal government has deemed medical cannabis production “essential” to the country’s critical health-care infrastructure during the COVID-19 pandemic. The designation is intended to assist provinces, municipalities and businesses in their decisionmaking around the types of employees considered essential for the health, safety, security and economic well-being of the country. Even though the designation is Canada classifies medical cannabis […]

  • Coronavirus Strikes Massachusetts Cannabis Company Employees
    by A.J. Herrington on April 2, 2020 at 7:06 pm

    The report has prompted some employees to come forward with concerns about safety protocols.

  • Denver man sues cannabis firm for alleged spamming
    by John Rebchook on April 2, 2020 at 6:36 pm

    A Denver man filed a lawsuit alleging that the operator of marijuana stores in Colorado, Massachusetts and Nevada violated federal telemarketing law by sending him promotional text messages without his permission. In a proposed class action suit, Bryce Abbink sued Denver-based Good Chemistry for the alleged spam promotions. According to the 13-page lawsuit, the “alleged Class Denver man sues cannabis firm for alleged spamming is a post from: Marijuana Business Daily: Financial, […]

  • States that have allowed marijuana businesses to remain open during coronavirus pandemic...
    by John Schroyer on April 2, 2020 at 5:58 pm

    Most state governments around the nation have deemed medical marijuana companies "essential" during the coronavirus pandemic, meaning the vast majority can keep doing business after residents were told to stay at home and many businesses were ordered to scale back or close their operations. States that have allowed marijuana businesses to remain open during coronavirus pandemic stay-at-home orders is a post from: Marijuana Business Daily: Financial, Legal & Cannabusiness news for cannabis […]

  • Massachusetts medical marijuana workers sick with coronavirus
    by John Rebchook on April 2, 2020 at 4:51 pm

    In what could be a warning to medical cannabis business owners throughout Massachusetts, state regulators are looking into complaints that a large MMJ company was not following social-distancing guidelines and other measures to lessen the spread of the coronavirus after two employees were diagnosed with COVID-19. One person who tested positive worked at a large Massachusetts medical marijuana workers sick with coronavirus is a post from: Marijuana Business Daily: Financial, Legal & […]

  • Canada’s COVID-19 wage subsidies could keep cannabis workers on payroll
    by Solomon Israel on April 2, 2020 at 3:18 pm

    Canadian cannabis firms of all sizes could be eligible for a three-month emergency wage subsidy program during the COVID-19 pandemic, welcome news for businesses that may be struggling financially. The Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy program could help the Canadian cannabis industry and other employers keep workers on payroll during the crisis or give them the Canada’s COVID-19 wage subsidies could keep cannabis workers on payroll is a post from: Marijuana Business Daily: Financial, Legal […]

  • Deadline extended to apply for Germany’s cannabis distribution tender
    by Alfredo Pascual on April 2, 2020 at 12:59 pm

    The deadline to apply to be the distributor of domestically grown medical cannabis in Germany was extended from April 28 to May 26. The Federal Institute for Drugs and Medical Devices (BfArM) revealed the new deadline Tuesday. The document announcing the change did not provide a reason for the shift, but the current coronavirus pandemic Deadline extended to apply for Germany’s cannabis distribution tender is a post from: Marijuana Business Daily: Financial, Legal & Cannabusiness news […]