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Post-420 Retail Analysis: Dispensary Successes and Lessons

April 20, or 420, is a yearly event celebrated by cannabis enthusiasts. For members of the cannabis industry, 420 is a day where businesses...
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How to Find and Utilize Investment in the Cannabis Industry

In an industry where many traditional sources of business capital are off-limits, funding your dreams often requires a bit of help. The world of...
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Cannabis Tax Revenue Is Surpassing Alcohol in Arizona and Other States

PHOENIX — Cannabis could be emerging as a significant source of tax revenue for Arizona. According to recently released data from the Arizona Joint...
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The Adult-Use Cannabis Market Is Opening for Business in New Jersey

Recreational cannabis sales for adults 21 and over have been approved by New Jersey officials. Initially, a handful of sites already operating as medicinal dispensaries...

D.C. Council Vote to Shut Down Cannabis Gifting Services Falls Short

A bill targeting shops “gifting” cannabis to consumers failed to receive enough votes in the Washington, D.C. Council this week. If approved, severe penalties would...

SEC’s New SPAC Rules Could Shake up Mergers and IPOs

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) introduced a series of new rules for SPACs this week. The new rules would represent the largest effort...
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$2 Billion Deal Sees Cresco Labs Acquire Columbia Care

Cresco Labs will be acquiring Columbia Care Inc. in one of the largest acquisitions ever for the cannabis industry. The deal is valued at approximately...
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Big Push to Reform Cannabis Banking Regs Renewed Ahead of Midterms

Members of the cannabis industry are intensifying their push to get a banking reform bill passed ahead of the November midterm elections. Industry members are...
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5 Ways to Ease Cannabis Employees Back into the Office

Although COVID-19 still poses a threat, some semblance of “normal” life is returning. Many offices around the country have begun opening, but returning to...
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Combining Software and Services, Blackbird Keeps Things Moving

Blackbird is on a mission to let cannabis brands and retailers engage with consumers in direct, meaningful ways. Unlike other companies that focus on...