Category: cannabis industry

New Federalism Fund and American Trade Association for Cannabis and Hemp Join Forces to Form New Industry Effort

This effort will build the institutional strength of both organizations with a focus on ending federal cannabis prohibition and unifying cannabis industry stakeholders    DENVER, CO (04/20/18) – The New Federalism Fund (NFF) and the American Trade Association for Cannabis and Hemp (ATACH) have collectively agreed to join forces. A Memorandum of Understanding released today by both organizations outlines their decision to create a federation of organizations dedicated to pooling resources and working collaboratively with industry partners to grow a national trade association effort that represents all segments of the industry. “We may have entered a historic moment where Congress and the President...

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Reactions to John Boehner Joining the Cannabis Industry are Mixed

On Episode #113 of “Cannabis News,” I discussed the news that former Speaker of The U.S. House of Representatives – John Boehner – has decided to enter the cannabis industry as a member of the board of advisers of Acreage Holdings, a marijuana company that operates in 11 states. During the episode I alluded to some of the early reactions to the news and opined that I can see both sides of the issue; while it would have been super-helpful if Boehner hadn’t spent his time in Congress denigrating cannabis only to “evolve” on the issue when he no...

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Legal Cannabis Sales Could Surpass Soda by 2030

We’ve seen many bold and surprising predictions being made about the future of the legal cannabis industry – including the fact that it is on its way to being worth more than the NFL by 2020. Recently, market researchers made a prediction that likely won’t raise too many eyebrows, but is still promising in many ways. Cowen and Company, an investment firm with a highly respected research department, has said that legal cannabis sales could surpass that of soda by the year 2030. More specifically, the firm reports that they expect sales within the legal cannabis industry to continue...

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Long Distance Runner Flavie Dokken Goes the Extra Mile with Wana Brands

Popular Cannabis Edibles Producer and Ultra Marathon Runner Join Forces to Highlight the Positive Effect that Cannabis can have on Athletic Training and Recovery Boulder, Colo. (March 27, 2018) –  Wana Brands – Colorado’s No. 1 selling edibles brand, as reported by BDS Analytics – has announced a year-long partnership with long-distance runner Flavie Dokken to help promote the health benefits of cannabis as a natural alternative for recovery and pain relief among the athletic community. A former bodybuilder and a U.S. Army Veteran, Dokken’s recent competitive accomplishments include completing multiple marathons and ultramarathons each year—including the Mad Moose Pueblo...

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Cannabis Company Grown Rogue Unveils its Seed-to-Experience Concept and Products

Founded in Oregon in 2016, cannabis company Grown Rogue is pushing the envelope on what a company in the marijuana industry should be. They are a business that is focused on the environment, the community and educating consumers about the cannabis plant. And while they have products available throughout Oregon, products like outdoor and indoor-grown flower, nitrogen-sealed pre-rolls and extracts including oils, shatter, sugar and wax, that’s not what makes Grown Rogue so unique. What sets them apart from other businesses in the cannabis space is their seed-to-experience model. “Our mission is focused on community integration and consumer education...

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Bend Cannabis Companies Boost Central Oregon Economy

BEND, OREGON – The city of Bend in Deschutes County, and the entire region of Central Oregon, is seeing its next big economic boom. Economic booms are nothing new to Bend. The community has seen many changes over the years as the economy has evolved from timber, real estate development, healthcare, food and craft beer. Today they are seeing a new industry emerge; an industry that is growing faster than any other. This particular industry is employing thousands of people, as well as providing over a million dollars in combined tax revenues to the city and county. Central Oregon’s...

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