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A LIFE IN A DAY: Thomas O’Neill: The Butter Baron of Cannabis

THOMAS O'NEILL is a Canadian cannabis entrepreneur. After years of work in the commercial broadcast sector, and a brief stint teaching media at Humber College, Thomas created The Butter Baron brand; a company focused on cannabis edible production. In 2018, Thomas ran for mayor of Toronto, looking to build a more welcoming city for the ...

September 27th, 2021|

AF Life Sciences Announces Strategic Brand Partnership with Global Cannabis Advocate, Cheech Marin

DENVER - Today, AF Life Sciences announced a Strategic Manufacturing, Marketing, and Global Distribution Partnership with Cheech Marin, an actor, writer, comedian, and cannabis advocate who came to fame in the comedy and movie scenes in the 1970s. AF has entered into an agreement to produce and distribute "Cheech's Stash" CBD products, as well as ...

September 21st, 2021|
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Hall of Flowers, California’s Uniquely Hip B2B Trade Show, Returns

OAKLAND–On September 22 and 23, thousands of cannabis buyers, producers, and media will descend upon the Sonoma County Fairgrounds in Santa Rosa for the return of Hall of Flowers. This must-attend event, celebrating its fourth iteration, showcases the best that brands have to offer while simultaneously providing unique education and networking opportunities to California’s industry ...

September 20th, 2021|
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SKYMINT To Become First-Ever Cannabis Sponsor Of ArtPrize

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., - SKYMINT, is now the first cannabis company to sponsor ArtPrize, Michigan's internationally renowned art competition and festival that takes place over the course of 18 days (Sept 16 - Oct 3) at more than 100 indoor and outdoor venues located within the ArtPrize District of Grand Rapids. "Since our inception, SKYMINT ...

September 15th, 2021|

Passion For the Plant: A Tribute to Frenchy Cannoli

Legendary hash maker and cannabis icon Frenchy Cannoli had a larger-than-life spirit, one that was taken away from this world too soon. The beloved educator, craftsman, and father passed away on July 18th due to complications from surgery, according to an announcement made by his wife Kimberly the following day.  But his legacy will live ...

August 31st, 2021|

A LIFE IN A DAY: Emily Hackman: Cannabis Business Licensing Specialist

EMILY HACKMAN joined Vicente Sederberg in 2017 and is a Licensing Specialist on Vicente Sederberg's California licensing team, managing licensing and land-use projects for operators obtaining both local and state licenses.  Emily also assists with regulatory and licensing considerations on merger and acquisition deals. In her licensing and regulatory work, she has worked with over ...

August 29th, 2021|

Item 9 Labs’ Cannabis Cup Win Marks 9 Top Podium Placements

  PHOENIX– Item 9 Labs Corp. (OTCQX: INLB) , a vertically integrated, cannabis dispensary franchisor and operator today announced that it has earned two podium finishes in Arizona's first-ever High Times Cannabis Cup. Item 9 Labs, the Company's premium cannabis product brand, earned first place in the "vape pens" category with its Black and Blue ...

August 25th, 2021|

The Parent Company Appoints Troy Datcher to Serve as New Chief Executive Officer

SAN JOSE–  TPCO Holding Corp. (NEO: GRAM.U) (OTCQX: GRAMF), a vertically-integrated cannabis company, today announced that it has appointed Troy Datcher to serve as the Company's new Chief Executive Officer, effective Sept 8th. Datcher's historic appointment represents the first time a Black CEO will lead a major public U.S. cannabis organization.  Current CEO Steve Allan will continue ...

August 17th, 2021|

Goodness Growth Holdings Appoints Josh Rosen to Board of Directors

MINNEAPOLIS–Goodness Growth Holdings, Inc. (CSE: GDNS; OTCQX: GDNSF), a physician-led, science-focused cannabis company and IP incubator, today announced that its Board of Directors has appointed Josh Rosen (main picture) to its Board of Directors, bringing the number of directors to seven. Josh Rosen is Managing Partner at Bengal Capital, and former Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of ...

August 13th, 2021|

New Urbn Leaf Dispensary CEO Ed Schmults Bolsters Leadership Team

SAN DIEGO– Urbn Leaf, a cannabis retailer led by CEO Ed Schmults (main picture), announced a bolstered leadership team ''accelerating the underlying business, sharpening consumer experiences, and positioning the company for future growth.'' Schmults, a seasoned executive with three decades of experience leading world class brands, recently joined Urbn Leaf as chief executive, previously serving ...

August 12th, 2021|

Pet Releaf Hires Christopher Brooks, DVM As Vice President Of Pet Releaf Professional Sales

  DENVER–Pet Releaf, a CBD hemp health brand for pets, announced that Christopher Brooks, DVM has joined the company as Vice President of Pet Releaf Professional Sales effective immediately. In this newly created role, Dr. Brooks will build and lead the company's salesforce for SentesaTM,  the first offering in its Professional product line exclusively for ...

August 11th, 2021|

A LIFE IN A DAY: Luc Van Poelje: Psychedelic Industry Personalities

LUC VAN POELJE is the founder of Psychedelic Insights. Luc is their lead psychedelic guide, working with patients who come to him to find solutions. Solutions to often intractable mental health issues. Based in the Netherlands, in Amsterdam, Psychedelic Insights provides ''legal, safe, psychologically guided psychedelic experiences, to individuals, groups, and professionals,'' according to their ...

August 4th, 2021|

Leading Cannabinoid Scientist Professor Raphael Mechoulam Celebrates His 91st Birthday This Year

JERUSALEM–If ever there was a person who deserved a Nobel Prize in Chemistry, it's the famous Cannabis Scientist Raphael Mechoulam.  On November 5th, 2021, Professor Raphael Mechoulam celebrates his 91st birthday. The professor is a chemist and biologist. He is widely recognized as one of the greatest scientists in the field of cannabinoid research. Believe ...

July 30th, 2021|

Author Introduces ‘Cannabis the Cat’ Helping Teach Kids About Cannabis

CHICAGO–Jerry Frye officially announced the release of "Cannabis the Cat to the Rescue," a children's book written to help dispel the myths surrounding the use of the cannabis plant for medicinal reasons. Richly illustrated by Mike Motz, "Cannabis the Cat" is a fun way to introduce younger readers to the legal uses of the cannabis ...

July 29th, 2021|

Master Hashish Maker Frenchy Cannoli Has Died

SAN FRANCISCO–Frenchy Cannoli, the legendary Californian-French Hashish Maker has died, according to a post on his company Instagram account. Frenchy was a California-based teacher, consultant, artisan, and activist dedicated to the production and appreciation of traditional cannabis concentrates. Born and raised in the South of France, he left home as soon as he could, inspired by ...

July 20th, 2021|

Harborside Announces Management Changes

OAKLAND–Harborside Inc. (CSE: HBOR), (OTCQX: HBORF) a California-focused, vertically integrated cannabis enterprise, today announced that Peter Bilodeau has been asked to step down from his role as Interim Chief Executive Officer effective immediately, and Matt Hawkins, Chairman, will assume the position of Interim CEO while the Company completes its search for a successor. In addition, ...

July 19th, 2021|

A LIFE IN A DAY: Sebastian Casalenuovo: Vicente Sederberg

SEBASTIAN CASALENUOVO works at Vicente Sederberg, LLP (VS). His professional journey within the legal field before joining VS in 2019 spanned over eleven years and included work as an executive assistant at California cannabis business specialty law firm Frontera Law Group, as a Field Support Specialist with the records retrieval team of premier nationwide litigation ...

July 18th, 2021|
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A LIFE IN A DAY: Jeffrey Batliner: Cannabis Industry Personalities

Jeffrey Batliner, Chief Financial Officer of Unrivaled Brands, Inc., joined the company in December of 2018 when he was hired as the Director of Financial Reporting, where his responsibilities focused on SEC Reporting as well as Financial Planning and Analysis. During Mr. Batliner’s tenure in that role, he was instrumental in improving internal and external ...

July 16th, 2021|
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Power and Collaboration Will Be The Name of the Game at New WEIC Women’s Leadership Summit

San Francisco, CA — July 15, 2021 — WEIC, the largest global community of women working in cannabis and ancillary industries, kicks-off its first virtual Women’s Leadership Summit on July 21, 2021. Themed “Power and Collaboration”, the one day summit is designed to address the rapid loss of female leadership and power in cannabis and ...

July 15th, 2021|Tags: , |

Curaleaf Appoints Ranjan Kalia As Chief Financial Officer

WAKEFIELD–Curaleaf Holdings, Inc. (CSE: CURA / OTCQX: CURLF), a leading international provider of consumer products in cannabis, announced today that Ranjan Kalia (pictured) will join the company as Chief Financial Officer on July 19, 2021. Kalia will succeed Michael Carlotti, who is stepping down from the role of Chief Financial Officer for medical reasons. Boris Jordan, ...

July 12th, 2021|

Cardiol Therapeutics’ Board of Directors Appoints Dr. Guillermo Torre-Amione as Chairman

TORONTO- Cardiol Therapeutics Inc. (TSX: CRDL) (OTCQX: CRTPF) (FSE: CT9), a clinical-stage biotechnology company focused on developing innovative anti-inflammatory therapies for the treatment of cardiovascular disease, today announced that its Board of Directors has appointed Dr. Guillermo Torre-Amione as the new Chairman. Dr. Torre-Amione has been an independent director of Cardiol since August 2018 and is taking over ...

July 7th, 2021|

Former Grassroots Cannabis Co-Founder Rejoins Cannabis Industry As CEO of Big Plan Holdings

CHICAGO–Joshua Joseph, one of the former Co-Founders of Grassroots Cannabis - which sold to Curaleaf for $850 million in July 2020 - has officially returned to the cannabis industry. Joseph, along with a partner, recently entered the Maine cannabis market with an investment made to Silver Therapeutics of Maine which includes three dispensaries and one grow and processing facility. They anticipate the openings ...

June 25th, 2021|

Humble & Fume Appoints Chief Executive Officer Joel Toguri From Supreme Cannabis

TORONTO–Humble & Fume Inc. (CSE: HMBL), an integrated cannabis and distribution platform in North American, announced today the appointment of Joel Toguri as Chief Executive Officer, effective July 5, 2021. "Armed with significant leadership experience and a proven track record of delivering superior execution and sales growth in the cannabis industry, we welcome Joel to ...

June 24th, 2021|
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