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Fri
18
Dec

Acreage Holdings Names Peter Caldini, Former President Pfizer North America Consumer Healthcare, as CEO

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NEW YORK, Dec. 18, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Acreage Holdings, Inc. (“Acreage”or “Company”) (CSE: ACRG.A.U, ACRG.B.U), (OTC: ACRHF, ACRDF) is pleased to announce that Peter Caldini has been appointed as the Company’s Chief Executive Officer. He officially joins Acreage on Monday, December 21st.

Peter brings an ideal mix of capabilities and experience to Acreage, having served in several senior leadership positions at major healthcare and consumer packaged goods (“CPG”) companies in the US and globally. Earning a reputation as a strong and seasoned leader, Mr. Caldini has a proven track record of improving operational efficiencies, strengthening brand equity, and creating shareholder value.

Fri
18
Dec

Does Marijuana Increase Desire?

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Marijuana is used for many purposes; it’s a well-known fact these days. From trying to feel good mentally and physically to pain relief, its uses are numerous. Yet, does it have an effect on desire? Dating website tenderfling collected information on the effects of cannabis on sexual arousal. The results might be surprising to you!

Fri
18
Dec

After Blockbuster Aphria-Tilray Merger, World’s Largest Cannabis Company Eyes U.S. Market

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Tilray and Aphria, two of the biggest marijuana companies in Canada, announced plans to merge on Wednesday and create the world’s largest cannabis outfit.

With existing medical and recreational cannabis businesses in Canada and Europe, the new conglomerate is positioning itself to eventually enter the biggest weed market in the world: the U.S.

“The next big prize is the United States,” said Tilray CEO Brendan Kennedy, who will become a board director of the combined company.

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Brendan Kennedy, CEO of Canada-based Tilray.  AFP VIA GETTY IMAGES

Fri
04
Dec

House votes to decriminalize marijuana at federal level

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WASHINGTON — The Democratic−controlled House on Friday approved a bill to decriminalize and tax marijuana at the federal level, reversing what supporters called a failed policy of criminalization of pot use and taking steps to address racial disparities in enforcement of federal drug laws.

Opponents, mostly Republicans, called the bill a hollow political gesture and mocked Democrats for bringing it up at a time when thousands of Americans are dying from the coronavirus pandemic.

Fri
04
Dec

https://420intel.com/articles/2020/12/04/most-cannabis-brands-dont-understand-their-customers

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Now more than ever before, brands across all industries are attuning to the fact that an in-depth understanding of their audience’s interests and lifestyles is key to robust sales and longevity. The cannabis industry posted that message loud and clear this year, with one online cannabis marketplace, Jane Technologies, Inc. (which partners with over 1,600 dispensaries and brands across 33 states) seeing online Green Wednesday profits for 2020 up 241% over 2019. Failure to stay relevant to consumers could result in the recent sales boom going bust, yet a recent Forrester Consulting study commissioned by Fyllo, a leading innovator in data, media, and compliance solutions for highly regulated industries, shows many brands lagging behind.

Fri
04
Dec

NBA to continue policy of not testing players for marijuana

 

 

We all see which way this issue is trending, right?

While marijuana is still on its banned substance list, the NBA and players union agree to terms that would not text players in the Orlando restart bubble for pot. That is going to carry over to this season, reports Ben Dowsett.

Marijuana legalization is becoming more common nationwide. Recreational use is fully legal in 15 states plus the District of Columbia, and many other states have various levels of decriminalization or medical use allowances. With younger generations leaning much more heavily toward legalization, this trend is likely to continue across the nation.

Wed
25
Nov

Five pot stocks Canadians should watch out for

Since the announcement of a Biden-Harris election, investors are paying close attention to the North American cannabis market, which has seen outsized growth since the beginning of November.

 

Over the past few weeks, a trend has emerged: investors feel positive about the Biden-Harris administration and the impact it will have on Canada’s cannabis industry. While to date, there’s no federal cannabis legislation in the U.S., the incoming administration is perceived to view the cannabis sector with a friendly tone.

Looking at our traffic trends across TradingView, the data suggests cannabis stocks to watch for through the end of the year are:

Fri
20
Nov

Here Are Some of the Wild Innovation Happening in the Cannabis Industry Right Now

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As the industry continues to evolve, these are some of the creative ways cannabis companies are marching forward.

Last year we looked at a decade’s worth of cannabis-centric patent data to identify and analyze U.S. patent trends in the cannabis industry. Given the increasing number of states legalizing cannabis in some form, coupled with the passage of the Farm Bill in late 2018, it was unsurprising we discovered a record number of cannabis-centric patents issued and patent applications published in 2019.

Wed
18
Nov

Canadian firms look for ways in or around U.S.

Celebration over the legalization of cannabis in five more U.S. states was hardly over when attention turned to what this all means for industry heavyweights north of the border.

Several of the largest Canadian companies reported quarterly results last week, putting them under the microscope as Wall Street tries to figure out how they’ll grow while largely shut out of the rapidly expanding U.S. market. Some are finding ways in, while others are searching beyond.

Mon
16
Nov

Canadian cannabis companies looking for ways in and around U.S. as market expands

Celebration over the legalization of cannabis in five more U.S. states was hardly over when attention turned to what this all means for industry heavyweights north of the border.

Several of the largest Canadian companies reported quarterly results last week, putting them under the microscope as Wall Street tries to figure out how they’ll grow while largely shut out of the rapidly expanding U.S. market. Some are finding ways in, while others are searching beyond.

Here’s a look at the strategy pivots laid out by a few prominent Canadian cannabis producers:

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