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WednesdayNov 30, 2022 4:20 pm

420 with CNW — Nevada Regulators to Hold Cannabis Consumption Lounge License Lottery

Marijuana industry regulators in Nevada announced on Thanksgiving eve that they would be holding two lotteries to select the first companies to receive licenses to operate standalone marijuana consumption lounges. These lotteries will be held on Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2022. In total, 20 licensees will be selected, out of which 10 will be social-equity applicants while the other 10 will be companies that don’t fall into the social-equity category. There will be a lottery for each of these two types of licensees. Random number selection machines will be used during those draws, the Cannabis Compliance Board (CCB) announced. The regulators…

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WednesdayNov 30, 2022 12:00 pm

REZYFi, Inc.’s Financing Services Filling Funding Gap for Cannabis Entrepreneurs, Real Estate Owners

REZYFi is a growth mortgage origination and specialized financing company in the U.S. that primarily serves licensed and permitted cannabis companies and owners of real estate who lease to cannabis companies Entrepreneurs have for a long time faced barriers to starting cannabis businesses, including lack of access to capital, a two-tiered regulatory system, and an uneven playing field Some cities in states where medical and recreational use of marijuana is legal are working to eliminate the barriers to entry, such as Sacramento, California’s CORE program The CORE program offers benefits such as business plan development, coaching on access to capital,…

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WednesdayNov 30, 2022 4:20 am

420 with CNW — Congressional Researchers Outline Major Limitations of Presidential Cannabis Pardons

After keeping the country in suspense for nearly two years and attracting plenty of criticism from lawmakers and reform advocates who argued that the his administration was dragging its feet, President Joseph Biden finally announced that he would issue mass pardons for Americans who had been convicted on certain cannabis-related offenses. The move was praised by reform advocates and plenty of citizens as a critical step toward compensating individuals and communities that were disproportionately affected by the war on drugs. However, a report from the Congressional Research Service (CRS) noted that despite the recent developments in cannabis reform, the disparity…

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TuesdayNov 29, 2022 4:20 pm

420 with CNW — EU Court Rules Against the Dutch Government Deporting a Medical Cannabis User

The European Court of Justice, the highest court in the EU, has ruled that the government of the Netherlands cannot legally implement a deportation order against a Russian citizen who is currently undergoing treatment for a rare and debilitating form of blood cancer in the Netherlands. His treatment protocol includes medical marijuana, a substance that is prohibited in the patient’s home country Russia. The patient in question is a male, aged 34 years. Since 2013, he has been undergoing treatment in the Netherlands. He asserts that medical marijuana has enabled him to reduce the pain he feels by approximately 70%,…

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TuesdayNov 29, 2022 1:30 pm

Prime Harvest Inc. Positioned to Lead California’s Cannabis Market with Direct-to-Consumer Expansion

Prime Harvest is the parent company of Jaxx Cannabis, its D2C operations actively expanding throughout California Prime Harvest’s brand partners strongly positioned across multiple segments of the cannabis value chain Brand partners include Mary's Medicinals, STIIIZY, Lime Cannabis, and Tonik Revenue diversification is critical to sustainable growth in the cannabis industry, and it’s central to the strategy of Prime Harvest, a technology-focused, full-service cannabis corporation. With a strong portfolio of successful brand partners, Prime Harvest is strongly positioned to lead California’s sector through robust diversification across multiple segments of the cannabis value chain. “Our approach is to create strong alliances…

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TuesdayNov 29, 2022 9:00 am

Lexaria Bioscience Corp. (NASDAQ: LEXX) Expands Investigation of DehydraTECH-CBD’s Potential Therapeutic Value for Diabetes and Defmentia with New Studies

Lexaria’s Patented DehydraTECH technology improves the bioavailability of pharmaceuticals and therapeutics for a number of developing applications Lexaria is set to complete its DEM-A22-1 and DIAB-A22-1 studies on dementia and diabetes, respectively, in January 2023, with analysis and reporting set to follow soon after These studies will build on the just-concluded hypertension clinical study whose results were “truly exceptional,” demonstrating a statistically significant lowering of blood pressure in the patient population over multiple weeks There is an established link between hypertension and vascular dementia, along with hypertension being twice as frequent in people with diabetes and hypertensive patients being at…

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TuesdayNov 29, 2022 4:20 am

420 with CNW — New York State Issues Initial Batch of Recreational Marijuana Licenses

Regulators in New York State recently issued the first batch of recreational cannabis retail licenses to 36 applicants. The regulators insist that recreational sales will launch by the end of this year, and this move to issue the licenses is a step toward the attainment of that objective. To show how committed they are to seeing recreational sales commence this year, regulators revealed that the businesses that qualify to offer marijuana delivery services can launch their operations even before actual adult-use sales begin. This is a departure from what has been the norm in other states where sales are first…

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MondayNov 28, 2022 4:20 pm

420 with CNW — Senator Introduces Measure That Will Accord Cannabis Companies Small Business Loans

America’s cannabis industry may be one of the fastest-growing industries in the country, but players in the sector often have to deal with a variety of limitations due to federal prohibitions. For instance, cannabis businesses are largely unable to access financial services even though they generate billions of dollars in taxes. The industry is also wholly excluded from financial assistance from the federal government because cannabis trade is considered illegal at the federal level. As a result, businesses in the sector were unable to access federal financial assistance during the coronavirus pandemic even though cannabis was deemed an essential product…

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MondayNov 28, 2022 12:00 pm

Lift Events & Experiences to Bring Unique Cannabis Conference, Trade Show and Associated Opportunities to the U.S. Cannabis Market

Become a part of the 2023 U.S. debut of Lift Events & Experiences, at the Moscone Center in San Francisco, from Wednesday, August 2 – Friday, August 4, 2023. The leader in Canada, Lift’s first conference over the border offers exclusive content, robust networking, and unparalleled new product discovery opportunities. The event is dedicated to the evolution of the cannabis industry, and brings to the U.S. Lift’s long-established and respected reputation for powerful cannabis events. After proving its mettle in Vancouver and Toronto, the former Lift&Co. Expo will now simply be called ‘Lift’, reflecting its expanding footprint. Lift invites attendees…

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MondayNov 28, 2022 10:30 am

REZYFi, Inc. Leverages Growth of California’s Cannabis Market as It Expands to Include Social Equity Provisions, More Opportunities for Business Owners

California retail stores sold almost $5.3 billion worth of cannabis products in 2021 and reported a total tax revenue of approximately $1.3 billion California’s three licensing authorities issued 12,227 commercial cannabis licenses to businesses throughout the state during 2021 San Diego has approved a social-equity program, joining the ranks of other California cities and counties that have implemented them since 2018, utilizing tax revenues from the cannabis industry REZYFi is the first cannabis mortgage company in the United States – a market where most traditional lenders are still reticent to enter On November 8, 2016, California voters approved cannabis for…

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