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Update: Cannabis Event Changes and Cancellations Due to Coronavirus

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As the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak continues to spread across the globe, there have been over 118,000 cases and more than 4,000 deaths attributed to the virus. Of the nearly 1,000 confirmed cases in the United States, thirty have thus far been fatal. In response to the pandemic, many governments and companies have been closing tourist attractions and cancelling events...

Social Media Marketing: How Cannabis Companies Reach the Masses

div.td-post-featured-image {display: none !important} The late, great screenwriter and novelist William Goldman famously quipped, “Nobody knows anything... Not one person in the entire motion picture field knows for a certainty what’s going to work. Every time out it’s a guess and, if you’re lucky, an educated one.” Much the same is true with social media marketing: Nobody knows anything, and...

Opinion: Invasion of the Market-Snatchers

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Anyone who is not aware by now that big Canadian players intend to dominate the American cannabis market hasn’t been paying attention. Although, since American beverage alcohol giant Constellation Brands owns a majority stake in Canopy Growth, Marlboro maker Altria owns nearly half of Cronos Group, and Southern Glazer’s, Molson Coors, and Pabst also have skin in the Canadian game,...

5 Takeaways from MJBizCon 2021

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LAS VEGAS – Following hot on the heels of September’s Hall of Flowers in Santa Rosa, California, the cannabis industry’s other big trade show, MJBizCon 2021, descended upon the Las Vegas Convention Center for four days of business-to-business schmoozing, engaging, and reconnecting. The event took place October 19-22 after being sidelined since 2019 by the COVID-19 pandemic. The expo, which launched...

Hawthorne Social Justice Panel Addresses Need for Reform

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LAS VEGAS – The Hawthorne Gardening Company hosted a panel discussion about social justice reform during which participants explained challenges and offered potential solutions. The event took place during MJBizCon 2021. In February, Hawthorne launched The Hawthorne Social Justice Fund with an initial investment of $2.5 million. Operating under the umbrella of The Scotts Miracle-Gro Foundation established by Hawthorne's parent...

Green Rush Rushes to Vegas: MJBizCon 2021 Draws Thousands

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LAS VEGAS – MJBizCon returned to the Las Vegas Convention Center October 20 to celebrate ten years of bringing the cannabis industry together. The event was the first in since 2019, thanks to pandemic-related shutdowns. Over the past 22 months, nearly a dozen states have legalized, retail sales across the country continued to increase, billions of dollars have been invested in...

5 Ways We Can Improve Cannabis Patient Access

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The past year was a tremendous challenge for consumers and the economy, but it also gave us an opportunity to test new ways of doing business and accomplishing our goals. During the COVID-19 crisis, almost every state made exceptions to existing regulations to facilitate social distancing and ease access to medical care. These exceptions spanned many areas, from loosening...

Colombia’s Rough Road to Global Cannabis Opportunity

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Cannabis opportunity is not new in the Republic of Colombia. The South American country, which boasts a population just north of 50 million, has a long-running association with the plant. Like the Golden Triangle in Mexico, Colombia has the perfect climate to grow more than just marijuana. Most Gen Xers and Baby Boomers are well aware of the country’s reputation...

Photo Gallery: GreenBroz Facility Tour at MJBizCon 2021

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GreenBroz Inc., a leading developer of post-harvest processing automation technology, kicked off MJBizCon 2021 with a tour of the company's new Las Vegas manufacturing facility. The event highlighted next-gen product innovations and design solutions from the company's in-house engineering team. On display were the new Model G Grinder and Model Z Belt Trimmer. Geared to the pre-roll market, the Model...

Agrify Introduces Vertical Farming Unit Next Generation Technology

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BILLERICA, Mass. - Agrify Corporation (Nasdaq: AGFY) (“Agrify” or the “Company”), a vertically integrated provider of premium cultivation and extraction solutions for the cannabis and hemp industry, today announced new and improved technology for its micro-environment-controlled Vertical Farming Units (“VFUs”), which the Company will unveil at MJBizCon 2021, booth C3512, being held October 19-22 in Las Vegas, Nevada. The upgraded VFUs offer...

Leafly Announces Contest to Celebrate Budtenders on International Budtender Day

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SEATTLE – Leafly Holdings, Inc. (“Leafly”), one of the world’s leading cannabis discovery marketplaces and resources, announced that tomorrow, October 20, 2021, it will commemorate  the first-ever International Budtender Day, a new holiday celebrating and recognizing budtenders, the cannabis dispensary workers fundamental to one of North America’s fastest-growing industries: cannabis. Earlier this month, Leafly launched a budtenders-only giveaway in celebration of...