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Dutchie Founders Ross & Zach Lipson Leave Dutchie

BEND, Oregon–According to a press release, Ross and Zach Lipson, who co-founded the privately held Oregon company, have resigned from their positions of leadership, and the board of directors has selected a new chief executive officer, chief financial officer, general counsel, and vice president of engineering. Tim Barash: New CEO of Dutchie Tim Barash, the ...

December 1st, 2022|

Innovation and technology, pillars of success for PuraVerde Cannabis

What are some of the factors that can help predict if a cannabis company will be successful long term? This is a very hard question to answer nowadays, considering that the US is heading to a recession, and whatever capital available to invest is being carefully allocated. Understandably, investors have different risk thresholds and tolerances, ...

November 4th, 2022|

Industry Disruption One Lipid At A Time? Meet Impact Naturals

It doesn't come very often the opportunity to completely revolutionize and disrupt not one, not two, but at least three industries at the same time, with a simple yet efficacious technology developed by an A list team. This introduction does not serve justice to set the tone for Impact Naturals, a health technology company specializing ...

November 4th, 2022|

PuraVerde: Maximizing efficiency in Cannabis

  For anyone in cannabis, it is very well known that this is one of the most volatile, rapidly evolving industries in America, particularly for investors and operators. The regulatory landscape and the fact that this is a re-emerging industry makes it very challenging to create sustainable businesses; the current economic environment showing financial distress ...

November 3rd, 2022|

LIFE IN A DAY: Vassili Kotlov: President at Impact Naturals

“A Life In A Day” is one of the most popular articles on Highly Capitalized. Life In A Day is a series of articles where we highlight personalities & leaders in the cannabis & psychedelics industries. In Life in a Day, you don’t talk about your work—but share a journal of your day. Maybe it’s ...

November 1st, 2022|

A LIFE IN A DAY: Patrick Moher: President at Microdose

As a dynamic and socially-conscious entrepreneur, Patrick uses creativity and a passion for human connectivity to unite individuals across social and corporate spectrums. His superpower is making solid introductions that create meaningful outcomes and amplify impact. He’s currently President at Microdose Psychedelic Insights, developing the industry's premier events and media platform alongside a highly motivated ...

October 31st, 2022|

A LIFE IN A DAY: Bill Oldham, CEO From Oldham Global

Mr. Oldham has more than 25 years of experience as an investor, serial entrepreneur, executive, and consultant, building two $100M companies from scratch, and working and managing companies with global reach in Europe, Africa, and the Middle East. Oldham Global's model involves building and maintaining mutually beneficial relationships with strong operational partnerships for long-term excellence ...

October 19th, 2022|

Super Critical Brands Appoint Dmitry Ostrovtsev as New Managing Partner & President

LOS ANGELES–Super Critical Brands Group, the global CPG marketing agency for the cannabis and psychedelic industries, announced today the appointment of their new President & Managing Partner, Mr. Dmitry Ostrovtsev. Dmitry has been in the cannabis industry both as a consultant at Super Critical Brands, and as owner of the cannabis ancillary company Special Ceremony.  ...

October 7th, 2022|

GreenWave Buzz Podcast Launches on Highly Capitalized

LOS ANGELES–Highly Capitalized announced today the launch of a new capital markets podcast called the GreenWave Buzz podcast.  This podcast series, conceived as a timely, thought provoking and unique perspective on matters impacting the cannabis investment landscape, is part of our rolling coverage of the capital markets in cannabis in North America and beyond. CLICK ...

October 4th, 2022|

Industry Veteran Deborah Johnson Takes the Reins at Council for Federal Cannabis Regulation (CFCR)

WASHINGTON, D.C. (October 17, 2022) – Veteran cannabis industry executive and entrepreneurial VC / investment expert Deborah Johnson will take the reins of CFCR as Interim Executive Director as Sarah Chase transitions to a new leadership position. Chase helped guide the organization from infancy to its position today where the Council for Federal Cannabis Regulation (CFCR) is recognized as a leading voice with ...

October 17th, 2022|

Delic Announces Two Key Executive Appointments

VANCOUVER, BC– Delic Holdings Corp (CSE: DELC) (OTCQB: DELCF) (FRA: 6X0), today shared details regarding two executive appointments. Matt Stang, co-founder and CEO of Delic, has been appointed to the role of Executive Chairman. Kevin Nicholson, COO of Delic, will transition into the role of Chief Executive Officer in addition to joining the company's Board ...

August 17th, 2022|

Jamie Pearson to Step Down as Bhang President/CEO and Director

LAS VEGAS- Bhang Inc. (CSE:BHNG) (OTCQB:BHNGF) ("Bhang" or the "Company") has announced the resignation of President, CEO, and Board Member, Jamie L. Pearson, who has been with the Company since 2015 and has served as President/CEO of the award-winning brand since 2019. Under Ms. Pearson's leadership, Bhang transformed from a California favorite into a global cannabis ...

August 10th, 2022|

How A Cannabis Company Was Affected By The Full Scale War in Ukraine

DNIPRO, Ukraine – Everyone was surprised when the war in Ukraine started. In the weeks before February 24th, many people thought Putin was simply playing hard-ball and his massive military build-ups and war maneuvers were only a bluff.  War isn’t new for Ukraine. Ukraine was the site of many bloody battles against Fascism in WWII. ...

October 5th, 2022|

Ann Shulgin, Pioneer of Psychedelics in Therapy, Dies Age 91

SAN FRANCISCO Ann Shulgin, who co-authored two influential books on the topic and, along with her late husband Alexander Shulgin, pioneered the use of psychedelic chemicals in psychotherapy, has passed away at the age of 91. According to Wendy Tucker, Shulgin's daughter, the condition known as chronic obstructive lung disease had made her ill. In ...

July 13th, 2022|

The Promise of Indigenous Cannabis in New York

By Jessica Reilly –All eyes are on the New York cannabis market. It’s been over a year since cannabis was legalized in New York, but the state has been slow to get things up and running. This is thanks to a combination of political roadblocks, and plant advocates who stress the importance of getting the ...

June 27th, 2022|

From ”Soapbar” to Novel Laws: Cannabis in the UK 

By Conor MacCleod- SCOTLAND, UK–A fourteen-year-old boy stands waiting on a front doorstep. His friend, Mark, waits at the end of the path, anxious to see what happens. The boy reaches out, hand shaking, ‘knock, knock, knock’. The door opens to a woman in her fifties, wearing a pink bathrobe, hair wet, smoking a cigarette. ...

June 27th, 2022|

My Cannabis Cruise Pipe Dream

By Matthew Dean–Have you ever been on a cruise? The second time I went on a cruise I was lucky enough to be connected to a group of stoners sourcing their DNA from the Dam, twice a year. At the time, I was slinging some of the funkiest shit in Palm Beach County – no ...

June 9th, 2022|

Cannabis Industry Gets Behind The ”Bud For Blood” Initiative

LOS ANGELES--Several cannabis industry organizations today announced they have joined forces to create “BudforBlood,” a public health education campaign designed to increase awareness of the critical blood shortage in the U.S. and inspire a new generation to become blood donors.  In addition to consumer education, the campaign is asking the cannabis industry and their customers ...

June 9th, 2022|

Rolling Trays Vs. Frisbee™

By Dan Russell- I can’t help chuckling when I see a rolling tray emblazoned with Rick and Morty graphics, some psychedelic paisley pattern, or an astronaut smoking a blunt. Cannabis might be legal, and no one is going to give you the side-eye when they see a rolling tray in your back seat, but that’s no ...

June 9th, 2022|

Preserving The Cannabis Culture That Raised Me

By Nigel Despinasse --“No weed is legal.” My high school disciplinarian delivered these words to us in detention one afternoon, following a debate about Colorado's decision to legalize the plant for recreational use. His disdain was mirrored by his actions, as he had just expelled or put on probation many of my friends for their ...

June 9th, 2022|

A New Frontier in Classifying and Judging Cannabis Flower: The Emerald Cup Does it Right!

By Marcel Menard —As breeders, cultivators, judges and tastemakers continue to push the boundaries and reveal the deeper layers of what defines ‘quality’ in cannabis, the terpene conversation remains central to the discussion. “Dang that flower is really dank and gassy! It also has a nice citrus note like meyer lemons, and even some pepper ...

June 6th, 2022|

A High-Achieving Student

By Julianna Montano–Hello, I am Julianna Montano, President of Cannabis at USC. While it’s been about a year and a half since I’ve taken the mantle, saying that always feels so surreal. To be a voice for this unique intersection of cannabis and college is a bit of a fever dream. After all, I never ...

June 3rd, 2022|

Is The Reign of High THC Strains Coming to an End?

By Ruth Fisher Ph.D.–In the world of cannabis, quality has become synonymous with THC potency. And when the curious enter the market seeking quality product, they quickly learn that quality means potency. So much so, demand for high THC potency currently drives the cannabis flower market. But is this the right metric for quality and if not, what’s a better ...

June 3rd, 2022|

A New Frontier in Classifying and Judging Cannabis Flower: The Emerald Cup Does it Right! 

By Marcel Menard --As breeders, cultivators, judges and tastemakers continue to push the boundaries and reveal the deeper layers of what defines ‘quality’ in cannabis, the terpene conversation remains central to the discussion.  “Dang that flower is really dank and gassy! It also has a nice citrus note like meyer lemons, and even some pepper ...

June 3rd, 2022|

The Dinner Invite We All Want: On Meeting Jordan R Wagman

By Nicole Stover - One of my favorite things about being a journalist in cannabis is the chance to meet some real motherfuckers who are serious about making change in the world. One such person is Jordan R Wagman, the renowned chef.  Jordan started our interview sporting his red-rimmed sunglasses and taking fatty rips off ...

June 9th, 2022|
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