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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

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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...

Item 9 Labs Corp.’s Unity Rd. Inks Three New Jersey Expansion Agreements

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NEWARK, N.J. – Item 9 Labs Corp.  (OTCQX: INLB), a vertically integrated cannabis company, today announced its dispensary franchise, Unity Rd., has signed agreements with three entrepreneurial groups for expansion into New Jersey. Each team will be pursuing at least one dispensary license to open a Unity Rd. shop in the state. Ahead of legalization, the $INLB and Unity Rd. teams are...

The Emerald Cup Announces 2021 Award Winners

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LOS ANGELES – The pandemic did not stop the “Academy Awards of Cannabis” known as The Emerald Cup from celebrating excellence in the sungrown cannabis world and awarding the “best-in-class” in their community. Airing live, The Emerald Cup 2021 Awards Show presented by SC Labs, Puffco, Social Club TV and Dreamy Delivery, announced their category winners and presented trophies...

Lessons in Marketing and Fishing

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I have worked in the advertising and marketing industry for longer than most. I’ve seen the rise of the internet, the demise of network television, the emergence of social media, and the decay of metropolitan newspapers. Like most industries, the advertising and marketing sector has seen its share of changes in the past quarter century. Along the way, I’ve picked...

GreenBroz Launches Rise-N-Sort Post-Harvest Processing System

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LAS VEGAS – GreenBroz Inc., the U.S.-based, industry-leading developer of cannabis post-harvest processing technology, announced today the launch of its Rise-N-Sort System. This powerful, fully integrated system combines the Rise Conveyor, Precision Sorter, and Sorter Table to efficiently consolidate the movement and segregation of product into differing size groups. This three-part system allows a processing rate of 6 pounds per...

Neurotechnology Combined with Saliva Testing Boosts Detection Accuracy

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HAMILTON, Ontario – A new study, released today in the scientific journal Advances in Therapy is providing critical evidence that neurotechnology combined with saliva testing can drastically reduce the likelihood of falsely determining cannabis impairment due to THC residual detection. The independent, blind study, conducted by KGK Science on behalf of Zentrela, confirms that Zentrela's pioneering neurotechnology is the...

Is Organic the Way Forward for the Cannabis Industry?

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Like every other consumed product, organic cannabis is riding a wave of interest from consumers seeking a clean and sustainable alternative to the mainstream. But is there enough interest to make cultivating organic cannabis worthwhile for growers and distributors? For many cannabis producers, the choice to go organic stems from a selfish impulse: the personal desire to consume the cleanest...

Green Economy | Cannabis Industry Financial News April 9, 2021

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Greenlane, KushCo Merge Global house of brands Greenlane Holdings, Inc. and ancillary products and services provider KushCo Holdings, Inc. merged in March. As part of the transaction that combined two ancillary companies with more than twenty-five years of combined operational history, KushCo became a wholly owned subsidiary of Greenlane. The merged company expects to generate more than $310 million in...

Inequity in Cannabis Spurs Creation of New Equity Trade Certification Mark

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SAN FRANCISCO – The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) granted trademark registration to Original Equity Group (OEG) for its EQUITY TRADE certification mark (U.S. Registration No. 6310040). Initially filed November 6, 2019, the mark was approved March 30, 2021. OEG intends for the mark to help everyone along the supply chain by serving as an easily recognizable way...

Cannabis Payments Provider Merrco Announces U.S. Launch with CBD Capabilities

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TORONTO – Merrco, the payment processing leader for the cannabis industry, today announced that it has launched in the United States for CBD and cannabis ancillary business payment processing, ahead of legislative changes that would enable Merrco to provide payment processing for U.S. cannabis dispensaries and delivery services. As the leading payment processor for the cannabis sector in Canada, Merrco...

High Point Jewelry Partners with Last Prisoner Project

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SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. – High Point Jewelry, the nation's premier line of luxury cannabis-inspired jewelry, announced it has partnered with Last Prisoner Project, and will donate 100% of the purchase price of its "Legalize It" line of bracelets and pendants to the organization. The Last Prisoner Project is a non-profit organization dedicated to criminal justice reform. Imagine sitting in a cell...