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Update: Cannabis Event Changes and Cancellations Due to Coronavirus

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As the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak continues to spread across the globe, there have been over 118,000 cases and more than 4,000 deaths attributed to the virus. Of the nearly 1,000 confirmed cases in the United States, thirty have thus far been fatal. In response to the pandemic, many governments and companies have been closing tourist attractions and cancelling events...

Social Media Marketing: How Cannabis Companies Reach the Masses

div.td-post-featured-image {display: none !important} The late, great screenwriter and novelist William Goldman famously quipped, “Nobody knows anything... Not one person in the entire motion picture field knows for a certainty what’s going to work. Every time out it’s a guess and, if you’re lucky, an educated one.” Much the same is true with social media marketing: Nobody knows anything, and...

White Label CBD & Hemp Expo Hits Vegas May 25-26

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LAS VEGAS -- The White Label CBD & Hemp Expo is the biggest gathering of CBD products sellers and hemp-related resellers looking for the latest trends, regulations, and branding solutions to take their business towards success. Secure your FREE ticket and join us  on the 25th & 26th of May 2022 at the LVCC Las Vegas for a career-changing...

4 Ways Brands Can Dominate Social Media in 2022

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Social media is a pillar of the marketing mix for businesses wishing to cultivate customer relationships. Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, Pinterest, LinkedIn, Snapchat, and now TikTok have become staples on our smartphones and in our marketing plans. From humanizing your brand to fostering community, social media has undeniable power for businesses and individuals alike. The landscape of online communities has shifted...

Taking the Shortcut with White Label Cannabis Manufacturing

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Although cannabis can be a very profitable industry, the barriers to entry for a new business can be daunting. For existing companies, expanding into new product categories requires a heavy financial investment in research and development, new equipment for manufacturing, additional employees to operate it, extra floor space to produce more goods, and an increasingly complex supply chain to...

These 18th Annual Emerald Cup Award Winners Will Shape Tastes for Years to Come

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HOLLYWOOD, Calif. -- Since 2004, the Emerald Cup has celebrated the cannabis harvest with a friendly gathering and competition rooted in the mysterious mountains and cannabis culture of the Emerald Triangle in Northern California. This year, however, the 18th Annual Emerald Cup Awards ceremony was proudly held live for the first time in Southern California on Saturday, May 14th...

Hall of Flowers Palm Springs 2022 Photo Gallery

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Love it or hate it, cannabis industry trade shows are back in full swing for 2022. For the industry veterans who attended dozens of B2B shows on an annual basis, Hall of Flowers tends to be one of the more enjoyable experiences, pleasantly blurring the line between business and consumer events, and this year’s trade show was no exception. The event’s...

The Great Fertilizer Shortage: Russia’s Influence on Our Crops

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The global supply chain was massively disturbed when the pandemic hit at the start of 2020, and the sanctions that have been imposed following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine this year are impacting the cannabis industry down to its roots. As the cost of fertilizer continues to skyrocket with no end in sight, cultivators, brands, and dispensaries can either feel the...

Woody Harrelson’s The Woods Launch Photo Gallery

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The Woods dispensary opened its doors Friday afternoon, ushering in a new, yet familiar, wave of community, inclusion, and legacy cannabis culture on Santa Monica Boulevard. City officials, including Mayor Lauren Meister, welcomed Woody Harrelson’s The Woods with a high-wattage Ribbon Cutting ceremony. Joined by Chamber of Commerce President and CEO, Genevieve Morrill, the moment commenced with a warm...

Can Independent Stores Compete with MSOs in Adult-Use Markets?

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According to a 2021 Gallup poll, 68 percent of Americans support cannabis legalization, representing a seismic shift toward normalization in the collective mind of American society. This growing sentiment, combined with new adult-use markets coming online, is fueling new opportunities for both established, well-funded multistate operators (MSOs) and independent dispensaries alike. As medical markets expand into adult use, first-entrant companies...

The Republic of Malta Takes a Big Leap for a Small Country

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Almost everyone, it seems, was caught off guard in December 2021 when Malta announced it had legalized adult use just months after Luxembourg legalized home growing. The two smallest countries in the European Union provide a big example for the movement toward further legalization and normalization in their part of the world. The Republic of Malta sits in the middle...

Grower’s Ally Releases New Product, Crop Defender 3

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SARASOTA, Fla. -- Grower's Ally, a leading producer of safe and effective pesticides for cannabis and hemp, today announced the release of its newest addition to the Grower's Ally product family. Crop Defender 3® is a triple-action crop protection formula made with a synergistic blend of botanical oils and a surfactant. The OMRI Listed® miticide, insecticide and fungicide contains active ingredients...