Cannabis doctors’ offices are closing as over-the-counter sales surge

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A month into adult-use sales in California, legal cannabis has already driven a half-dozen medical marijuana recommendation clinics out of business, with consumers no longer needing medical recommendations to buy the botanical over the counter. One prominent online provider has also reported a steep decline in patients seeking referrals. Green Evaluations, which served 40 to […]

Cannabiz in Grand Haven ready to guide businesses through cannabis industry

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GRAND HAVEN, MI – An all-in-one platform to facilitate the creation of cannibis businesses in Michigan launched out of Grand Haven today, Jan. 23. Cannabiz Connection is a social community, directory and “business accelerator” for startups, consultants and existing businesses, according to a news release. “I created the all-in-one Cannabiz Connection platform to help people learn, grow and build successful cannabis […]

Plus products looks to capitalize on California edibles market

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The opening of California’s recreational cannabis market is right around the corner and many investors are looking for ways to capitalize on this opportunity. When Colorado legalized recreational cannabis, edibles became the most desired consumer product on the market. While we expected edibles to be a significant portion of the legal cannabis market, we underestimated […]

Cannabis Companies Donate $50K to Wildfire Victims

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A couple of cannabis companies under the “CannaCraft” brand are stepping up to help those in need. Any medical marijuana patients who were displaced or evacuated because of the Northern California fires are eligible to receive complimentary cannabis products. When cannabis companies donate $50K to wildfire victims, it’s hard to argue that legal cannabis is causing harm. […]

Wildfires scorched marijuana crops, possibly complicating California’s rollout of legal sales

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The deadly wildfires that ravaged communities and wineries in Northern California also severely damaged numerous marijuana farms, just before the state is expected to fully legalize the drug, in a disaster that could have far-reaching implications for a nascent industry. At least 34 marijuana farms suffered extensive damage as the wildfires tore across wine country […]

California’s marijuana farmers fear crops could go up in smoke

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CALISTOGA, Calif. — Marijuana farmers and dispensary owners across Northern California are nervously watching as wildfires burn through some of the state’s prime cannabis growing areas and destroy valuable crops, which could drive up prices for consumers across the country. “This is right smack in the middle of people’s harvests,” said Eli Melrod, the CEO of Solful Dispensary […]

The new Tiger Balm? This marijuana market rubs up against those that have been there, done that.

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Dr. Andrew Kerklaan, CEO of Sausalito-based topical cannabis maker Dr. Kerklaan Therapeutics, said states like Washington and Colorado have seen major growth in that market segment. From 2015 to 2016 sales of topical cannabis products increased by more than 80 percent, according to marijuana data provider BDS Analytics. “Anybody in the industry wants to be in California […]

Women Cannabis Entrepreneurs Gather In L.A. for Empowerment Summit

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Women have moved into the marijuana industry in impressive numbers, making up a large segment of both customers of the product and the entrepreneurs producing it. One study showed that women make up 36 percent of the executives in the marijuana industry, with the numbers especially high in cannabis testing labs, marijuana infused-products businesses and ancillary cannabis ventures. Against […]