iAnthus is one of the more ambitious cannabis companies you may never have heard of. The company has 28 stores in the U.S. where it's beginning to roll out its "Be." dispensary brand, starting with a flagship store in Brooklyn.
At MJBiz Con, I caught up with iAnthus CEO and former Goldman Sachs banker Harley Ford to discuss legalization in New York, the future of interstate trade and why he thinks pot stocks are undervalued.
Another Canadian analyst expects things to get worse before they get better.
The California Dept. of Food and Agriculture is suing California brand Lowell Herb Co. and associated entities for allegedly engaging in commercial cannabis activity without a license.
Lowell attracted attention this year for opening California's first cannabis restaurant. Before the suit landed, it said it was dropping "Lowell" from the restaurant's name.
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Canada-based Canopy Growth, generally considered the world's largest cannabis company, has named Constellation Brands CFO David Klein as its new CEO. Analysts read the move as increasing the odds that US liquor company Constellation will acquire Canopy, in which it is a major shareholder. 🍁WW Canada has more.
Major League Baseball and the MLB Players Association removed marijuana from its list of "drugs of abuse" and said it would start testing players for opioids.
In the same spirit, Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones said he anticipates an "adjustment" to the NFL's prohibition of cannabis use.
After falling short in 2019, New York and New Jersey officials discussed their hopes to legalize REC in 2020.
A four-part series in Leafly looks at the many issues surrounding cannabis patents and the "coming patent war." The story, David Bienenstock writes, is "perhaps business as usual in the cutthroat world of corporate agriculture, but represents a massive paradigm shift for traditional cannabis growers."
A little known California government committee voted to declare THC a risk to pregnant women and their fetuses. The decision by the Developmental and Reproductive Toxicant Identification Committee, which takes effect in a year, will require a warning label on marijuana products sold in the state. 🌴WW California has more.
In a first, Colorado company Front Range Biosciences plans to send coffee and hemp plant cultures into space to study the effects of zero-gravity on plant mutations.
The U.S. Department of Justice defended a Mississippi student's right to discuss legalization on campus.
At last weekend's Miss Universe pageant, Canadian contestant Alyssa Boston dressed as legal cannabis.
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