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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...

Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr Announces Name Change and Rebrand

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PHILADELPHIA – Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr LLP announced today it has changed its name to Saul Ewing LLP, returning the firm to the moniker it used prior to its combination with Arnstein & Lehr in 2017. In conjunction with the new name, the firm also today launched a complete rebrand, including a new logo, tagline, website, interactive client...

The $7B Cashless ATM Workaround Is Closing Fast

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LOS ANGELES – Dispensaries and delivery services across the country are scrambling for alternatives to replace the popular so-called cashless ATM payment option that has allowed retail customers to purchase products using a debit card, representing a reported $7 billion in transactions or roughly 25 percent of all U.S. cannabis sales, according to Bloomberg. During the last week in November,...

GF Institute Launches Cannabis Workforce Development Programs For Retail, Cultivation, and Manufacturing Professionals

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VENTURA, Calif. -- After more than a year of intensive program development in partnership with 40+ leading cannabis operators, GF Institute is launching three cannabis certificate programs designed to ensure workers have the foundational knowledge, skills, and competencies needed to succeed within the fastest-growing sectors of the cannabis industry today. With significant numbers of professionals coming into cannabis for the...

HARVEST BALL 2022 HONORS COMMUNITY LEADERS WITH AWARDS FOR LEGACY & SOCIAL JUSTICE

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In 2021, the Emerald Cup (www.theemeraldcup.com) expanded its format, transforming its annual competition and awards show away from its iconic annual December event to allow cultivators and craftspeople more time to prepare and submit their entries. This led to the creation of the Emerald Cup Harvest Ball, which marked the start of the journey for the Emerald Cup Competition....

NORML Report Highlights Citywide Policies Depenalizing Marijuana Law Enforcement

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WASHINGTON, DC – While much attention has been given in recent years to successful statewide efforts legalizing marijuana, far less attention has been paid to the adoption of local marijuana-related policy reforms. Advocacy for policy changes at the local and municipal levels remains necessary in jurisdictions where cannabis is not yet legal – or in some cases, even decriminalized – under state law,...

Nabis Releases First Look at Wholesale Category Data to Support Brands Scaling In California’s Cannabis Market

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SAN FRANCISCO -- Nabis, the leading licensed cannabis wholesale platform in the world’s largest legal market, has released to its partners a first look at its proprietary wholesale category data across flower, vape, concentrates, prerolls, edibles and personal care. These metrics shed light on both the consumer demand and financial health of California’s industry in the second half of...

Leafly Announces 2022 Cannabis Strain of the Year

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SEATTLE -- Leafly Holdings, Inc. (“Leafly”), one of the world’s leading cannabis discovery marketplaces and resources, today announced Jealousy, a hybrid strain that originates from the influential Southern California market, as the 2022 Leafly Strain of the Year. Jealousy, a hybrid strain made by industry-leading cannabis breeder Seed Junky Genetics, is a cross of the wildly popular Sherbert with 2018...

Mosaic Teams Up With Aeropay to Provide Cannabis Dispensaries Access to New, Fully Integrated Digital Customer Experience Tools

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CHICAGO and BOSTON – Aeropay, the cannabis industry's leading digital payments provider, and Mosaic, the new all-in-one eCommerce platform, have announced an integration partnership enabling cannabis retailers and multi-state operators to create online stores and branded app experiences with contactless payments. The partnership includes integration of Aeropay’s compliant payment solutions with Mosaic’s digital customer experience tools for dispensaries. Built to...

Fyllo Launches Interactive Retail Media Network for Cannabis, Fyllo Connect

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CHICAGO – Fyllo, the leading platform providing data-driven marketing and regulatory solutions, today unveiled Fyllo Connect, a new interactive retail media network built for retailers and brands that want to reach cannabis consumers. Fyllo Connect is part of Fyllo’s reimagined Retail Suite that offers software, services and a digital screen network designed to elevate consumer experiences and accelerate growth...

National Pre-Employment Drug Screening Is in Decline

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Over the past couple of years, employers have begun to abandon something they have been doing for decades: pre-employment screening for cannabis use. Sometimes, the reasons are purely practical, like not being able to find enough cannabis-free workers to staff their workforce. Other times, state or local laws make it difficult or impossible for companies to require a pre-employment...