Here's What Happened to a Small Canadian Town When the Cannabis Industry Moved In

Here's What Happened to a Small Canadian Town When the Cannabis Industry Moved In

“People often think that letting a cannabis business move into their neighborhood would be bad for the community. But that certainly hasn't been the case for Atholville, New Brunswick. The small Canadian town has been undergoing quite a renaissance ever since the licensed cannabis producer Zenabis opened a cultivation facility in the town's old textile warehouse.” - Civilized

New Mailability Policy for Cannabis and Hemp-Related Products

New Mailability Policy for Cannabis and Hemp-Related Products

“Effective June 6, 2019, the Postal Service™ is revising Publication 52, Hazardous, Restricted, and Perishable Mail, to add new section 453.37, “Hemp-based Products,” which provides new mailing standards for products derived from cannabis and industrial hemp. Over the past several months, the Postal Service has received numerous inquiries from commercial entities and individuals wishing to use the mail to transport cannabidiol (CBD) oil and various other products derived from the cannabis plant.” - USPS


Top Beauty Executive, Phillip J. Zamudio, Joins Hemp-Derived CBD Brands, Mary's Nutritionals and Mary's Methods, as Vice President of Global Sales

Top Beauty Executive, Phillip J. Zamudio, Joins Hemp-Derived CBD Brands, Mary's Nutritionals and Mary's Methods, as Vice President of Global Sales

“Former Global Head of Sales & Education for L'Oréal's Baxter of California transitions to CBD sector to spearhead omni-channel strategy and global expansion” – PRNewswire

The Migration Saga: Fmr. Kellogg's President And DOJ Senior Official Join Cannabis Companies

The Migration Saga: Fmr. Kellogg's President And DOJ Senior Official Join Cannabis Companies

One of the big stories in the migration saga this week was that of Paul Normanwho last served in the position of President of Kellogg North America, a business with an estimated value of $9 billion. After leaving the foods company, Norman was appointed as CEO and chairman of Heavenly Rx, a company that’s part of the portfolio of publicly traded SOL Global Investments (OTC: SOLCF) (CSE: SOL). – Forbes

Church of England Wants to Invest Its $16 Billion Portfolio in Weed

Church of England Wants to Invest Its $16 Billion Portfolio in Weed

“On Saturday, Financial Times reported that church commissioners said they would loosen a self-imposed ban on investing in licensed cannabis companies. The restriction remains in place for investments in recreational cannabis, but medical cannabis will be fair game.” – Merry Jane

Privateer Holdings and Tilray Propose Downstream Merger

Privateer Holdings and Tilray Propose Downstream Merger

“Under the terms of the LOI, the parties will effect a downstream merger of Privateer with and into a wholly-owned subsidiary of Tilray, with the Tilray subsidiary surviving the merger, and the issuance by Tilray to Privateer stockholders of newly issued and registered shares of Tilray common stock in an aggregate amount equal to the number of Tilray common shares currently held by Privateer. All Tilray shares held by Privateer and all outstanding Privateer common stock will be cancelled upon consummation of the merger.” – NCV

Kroger Launches CBD Sales In 17 States

Kroger Launches CBD Sales In 17 States

“Cincinnati, Ohio-based grocery store chain Kroger Co. is now selling CBD-infused topicals in its stores in 17 states, the Detroit News reports. The company joins other traditional retailers, such as Walgreens, CVS, Walmart and even Family Video in offering CBD products following the passage of last year’s federal farm bill.” – Ganjapreneur

The similarities between liquor and cannabis: Q&A with ex-Mike’s Hard Lemonade exec Anat Baron

The similarities between liquor and cannabis: Q&A with ex-Mike’s Hard Lemonade exec Anat Baron

“Self-described “natural born risk-taker” Anat Baron made her mark as an executive with Mike’s Hard Lemonade and helped drive the startup beer competitor to national prominence between 2001 and 2004. For the past seven years, the entrepreneurial-minded Baron has been working on a new technology platform that she’s hoping will be ready to launch by the end of the year.” – MJBizDaily

Does Endocannabinoid Deficiency Play a Role in These Common Illnesses?

Does Endocannabinoid Deficiency Play a Role in These Common Illnesses?

“For many suffering from chronic illness, cannabis is a godsend. From those dealing with the wrath of inflamed digestive systems, to the ones combating global musculoskeletal pain, and the millions who report that the agony in their heads is just the beginning of their symptoms—cannabis can help these fighters with their load of physical woes.” - Leafly

Marijuana investing, hedge funds and building a multistate MJ company: Q&A with Ascend CEO Abner Kurtin

Marijuana investing, hedge funds and building a multistate MJ company: Q&A with Ascend CEO Abner Kurtin

“Abner Kurtin spent almost his entire professional career in the hedge fund and investment industries before founding Boston-based Ascend Wellness in 2018 and trying his hand as the CEO of a multistate cannabis company.” – MJBizDaily

Hemp Industry Creating Tens of Thousands of Jobs for American Workforce

Hemp Industry Creating Tens of Thousands of Jobs for American Workforce

“While the United States workforce may still have a ways to go before it reaps the economic benefits of a national cannabis industry, many working-class stiffs could get a taste for how this agricultural sect is going to impact the population as its non-intoxicating cousin prepares to go big time once again.” – CannabisNow

Illinois lawmaker uses egg, frying pan demonstration during recreational marijuana debate

Illinois lawmaker uses egg, frying pan demonstration during recreational marijuana debate

“According to WQAD, State Rep. Anthony DeLuca,took out a frying pan and an egg during his designated speaking time.  As the Democrat from Chicago Heights cracked the egg into the pan, he gave sentiments made popular by a 1980s TV anti-drug commercial. "You see this? This is your brain. There it is folks. This is your brain on drugs," he said.” – WGN9

DOH official leaving for Colo. cannabis company

DOH official leaving for Colo. cannabis company

“The New Jersey Department of Health’s principal deputy commissioner, Jackie Cornell, is leaving her post to join Colorado-based 1906, a cannabis edibles company. Cornell will be chief of policy and health innovations, and will remain in New Jersey, according to a Wednesday statement from 1906.” – ROI

Square Quietly Launches Program For CBD Cannabis Company Credit Card Processing

Square Quietly Launches Program For CBD Cannabis Company Credit Card Processing

“Companies that sell cannabis products—even those consisting of CBD derived from hemp, which was legalized in the U.S. through the Farm Bill late last year—are continuing to have trouble accessing basic financial services that are available to businesses in other sectors. That includes being able to maintain bank accounts and process their customers' credit cards. The latter problem could be solved under a new pilot program that has quietly been launched by the payment processing service Square.” – Forbes

Canada Pledging $24.5 Million to Fund Research on Cannabis and Health

Canada Pledging $24.5 Million to Fund Research on Cannabis and Health

“On Wednesday, the Canadian Institutes of Health Research announced it would be dropping roughly $24.5 million to bolster cannabis research. The money will help support 26 projects throughout Canada “that cover topics such as the use of cannabis and cannabidiol (CBD) oil for the treatment of pain and anxiety,” according to a press release from the agency.” – High Times

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