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Health officials identify additive in patients with cannabis-related vaping illnesses, a move that could boost legal vape products

U.S. health officials on Friday singled out vitamin E acetate as a likely culprit in the vaping health crisis, reiterating that many of the suspect THC vape products were obtained from illicit sources rather than licensed cannabis businesses. While the exact cause remains unknown, marijuana industry officials said that identifying a possible culprit behind the […]

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Week in Review: Marijuana lending activity cools, Vireo hires Linton, MA judge lifts MMJ vape ban & more

Cannabis companies confront fewer funding opportunities, Vireo Health taps Bruce Linton to help the multistate operator expand, a Massachusetts judge rules an emergency ban on vapes can’t be enforced for medical marijuana patients – and more of the week’s top cannabis business news.   Marijuana investment activity slows Cannabis companies are struggling to thrive as […]

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Cannabis producer Canopy downsizes Latin America workforce as region struggles to generate revenue

One of the largest cannabis companies in the world, Canopy Growth, is restructuring its overseas operations by laying?off 15% of its workforce in Latin America,?reflecting the slow pace at which revenue-generating opportunities and regulatory structures are evolving in the region. Though the layoffs account for a tiny fraction of the Canadian producer’s global 3,850-person workforce, […]

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Marijuana company Vireo Health wagers on former Canopy co-CEO Linton to expand nationally

To help expand its national footprint, multistate marijuana company Vireo Health International has hired Bruce Linton, one of the biggest names in the cannabis industry and former leader of Canada’s Canopy Growth until his surprise firing in the summer. It’s a high-profile hire for the U.S. cannabis industry, one that many executives and investors across […]

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Tight funding environment weighs on marijuana companies still seeking profit

Which came first? Poor paths to profitability for North American cannabis companies or?limited funding?for them to build their businesses? The reality: It’s a bit of both. Funding opportunities for marijuana firms do exist, but investors are increasingly unlikely to lend if cannabis companies cannot meet their revenue and profitability targets. Therefore, cannabis businesses trying to […]

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Experts suggest recent marijuana industry layoffs are part of a reality check; more job cuts expected

Anyone paying attention to cannabis business headlines has noticed what on its face seems a disturbing trend: At least half a dozen large companies recently announced layoffs, perhaps suggesting there’s financial trouble surrounding the marijuana industry. But those headlines don’t reveal the full story, several industry watchers told?Marijuana Business Daily. Rather, recent layoffs are a […]

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Offering consumers a face-to-face experience helps them remember a marijuana brand, experts advise

Whether it’s a cannabis-focused arts and music festival, a “garden party” or a tour that guides visitors from cultivation all the way to the sales floor, experts say that creating memories that stick with customers is among the most effective ways to build brand loyalty. In an industry constrained by regulations that limit cannabis advertising, […]

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Week in Review: USDA issues hemp rules, Mexican recreational cannabis vote delayed, spring rollout for Michigan’s rec market & more

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) unveils its hotly anticipated hemp regulations, Mexico’s bid to legalize recreational marijuana is delayed, sales of adult-use MJ in Michigan won’t begin until March or April at the earliest – and more of the week’s top cannabis business news. USDA rolls out hemp rules The USDA?released 160 pages of […]

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