• Cresco Labs Acquires Bluma Wellness
    by Aaron Biros on January 21, 2021 at 7:33 pm

    Cresco Labs will enter the Florida market with the acquisition of Bluma Wellness (and its subsidiary One Plant Florida) for an equity value of $213 million, expected to be finalized by the second quarter of this year. The post Cresco Labs Acquires Bluma Wellness appeared first on Cannabis Industry Journal.

  • Q&A with Bruce Macdonald, Chairman of C21 Investments
    by Aaron Biros on January 21, 2021 at 4:19 pm

    In this article, Aaron Green sits down with Bruce Macdonald, Chairman of C21 Investments, Inc. to learn more about the how he got involved with the MSO, the company’s strategy and how C21 delivers competitive advantage in today’s market. The post Q&A with Bruce Macdonald, Chairman of C21 Investments appeared first on Cannabis Industry Journal.

  • New Book On Cannabis Describes A Global Market In Transition
    by Aaron Biros on January 20, 2021 at 4:06 pm

    Marguerite Arnold’s new book about the inside story of the German cultivation bid, “Green II: Spreading Like Kudzu,” contains surprises and inside stories you have never heard before – no matter who you are in the industry. Here is an exclusive first look excerpt. The post New Book On Cannabis Describes A Global Market In Transition appeared first on Cannabis Industry Journal.

  • Cannabis M&A in the Post-COVID Era
    by Aaron Biros on January 20, 2021 at 3:48 pm

    Prospects for the New Year are expected to continue the explosive year-end trend with a backlog of nearly $2 billion in deals heading into 2021. Growth is expected to be led by multi-state operators who have achieved scale, cleaned up their balance sheets and stockpiled dry powder for roll-up acquisitions. The post Cannabis M&A in the Post-COVID Era appeared first on Cannabis Industry Journal.

  • New Trade Organization Launches: The Sustainable Cannabis Coalition
    by Aaron Biros on January 19, 2021 at 8:28 pm

    A group of businesses in the cultivation and technology space has launched the Sustainable Cannabis Coalition (SCC), to collaborate on improving data-driven sustainability in cultivation, manufacturing and distribution throughout the market. The post New Trade Organization Launches: The Sustainable Cannabis Coalition appeared first on Cannabis Industry Journal.

  • Q&A with Bruce Macdonald, Chairman of C21 Investments
    by Aaron Biros on January 21, 2021 at 4:19 pm

    In this article, Aaron Green sits down with Bruce Macdonald, Chairman of C21 Investments, Inc. to learn more about the how he got involved with the MSO, the company’s strategy and how C21 delivers competitive advantage in today’s market. The post Q&A with Bruce Macdonald, Chairman of C21 Investments appeared first on Cannabis Industry Journal.

  • QIMA/WQS to Audit Cannabis Companies as CSQ Certification Body
    by Aaron Biros on January 12, 2021 at 8:17 pm

    The Cannabis Safety & Quality Certification program, launched by ASI in 2020, just welcomed QIMA/WQS as their newest licensed certification body. The post QIMA/WQS to Audit Cannabis Companies as CSQ Certification Body appeared first on Cannabis Industry Journal.

  • Break Up Vertical Integration
    by Aaron Biros on January 7, 2021 at 6:19 pm

    In this excerpt from his book, From Seed to Success: How to Launch a Great Cannabis Cultivation Business in Record Time, Ryan Douglas offers an interesting take on the vertically integrated cannabis business model. He argues vertical integration is not in the best interest of the consumer and that businesses should identify their strengths and seek to specialize in one aspect of the supply chain. The post Break Up Vertical Integration appeared first on Cannabis Industry Journal.

  • The Hidden Costs of Non-Compliance for Consumers
    by Aaron Biros on January 6, 2021 at 12:53 am

    Over the long run, compliance is key to tracking the consistency and safety of products to avoid long-term liability and costs on consumers. Consumers would be wise to gravitate towards compliant brands and companies that focus on consistent quality and safety to minimize potential long-term negative impacts and costs. The post The Hidden Costs of Non-Compliance for Consumers appeared first on Cannabis Industry Journal.

  • Smart Plants: A Q&A with Jonathan Vaught, CEO and Co-Founder of Front Range Biosciences
    by Aaron Biros on December 23, 2020 at 3:02 pm

    In this article, Aaron Green sits down with Jonathan Vaught, Ph.D., CEO of Front Range Biosciences, to learn more about the origins of the company, how he thinks about genetics and the engineering of “smart plants.” The post Smart Plants: A Q&A with Jonathan Vaught, CEO and Co-Founder of Front Range Biosciences appeared first on Cannabis Industry Journal.

  • Leaders in Cannabis Formulations: Part 1
    by Aaron Biros on January 13, 2021 at 7:24 pm

    In this series of articles, Aaron Green sits down and interviews a number of industry scientists and executives leading cannabis formulation companies. In Part 1, Green chats with Drew Hathaway, senior food scientist at Stillwater Brands, the makers of Caliper and Ripple, to learn more about their technology and plans for growth. The post Leaders in Cannabis Formulations: Part 1 appeared first on Cannabis Industry Journal.

  • QIMA/WQS to Audit Cannabis Companies as CSQ Certification Body
    by Aaron Biros on January 12, 2021 at 8:17 pm

    The Cannabis Safety & Quality Certification program, launched by ASI in 2020, just welcomed QIMA/WQS as their newest licensed certification body. The post QIMA/WQS to Audit Cannabis Companies as CSQ Certification Body appeared first on Cannabis Industry Journal.

  • The Hidden Costs of Non-Compliance for Consumers
    by Aaron Biros on January 6, 2021 at 12:53 am

    Over the long run, compliance is key to tracking the consistency and safety of products to avoid long-term liability and costs on consumers. Consumers would be wise to gravitate towards compliant brands and companies that focus on consistent quality and safety to minimize potential long-term negative impacts and costs. The post The Hidden Costs of Non-Compliance for Consumers appeared first on Cannabis Industry Journal.

  • Facility Considerations for Cultivation & Manufacturing: A Case Study
    by Aaron Biros on December 14, 2020 at 5:05 pm

    In this case study, David Vaillencourt takes a look at how to avoid some typical facility design and operational oversights that could become expensive. Learn how to maintain a competitive edge in a constantly changing market and use data-driven controls for materials, processes and people. The post Facility Considerations for Cultivation & Manufacturing: A Case Study appeared first on Cannabis Industry Journal.

  • Leaders in Infused Products Manufacturing: Part 5
    by Aaron Biros on December 3, 2020 at 6:28 pm

    In this series of articles, Aaron Green sits down and interviews a number of industry executives leading infused products and edibles companies. In Part 5, Green sits down with CEO Lisa McClung and Glenn Armstrong, senior advisor at Coda Signature, to hear about their journey into the cannabis industry from traditional CPG, their innovation process at Coda and trends they are following in cannabis. The post Leaders in Infused Products Manufacturing: Part 5 appeared first on Cannabis Industry Journal.