Colorado Medical Cannabis Business & Marijuana Legal News

Cannabis industry insiders brace for potential fallout as health officials report new vaping deaths, issue warnings

U.S. health officials were once again cautioning the public to refrain from using vaping products as related respiratory illnesses and even deaths continued to be disclosed last week. As of Friday, officials linked at least five fatalities to e-cigarettes and electronic marijuana vaping devices. The outbreak has some in the cannabis industry expecting at least a […]

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Medicine Man Technologies’ acquisition of CO marijuana firm its ninth this year

A buying spree by Denver-based Medicine Man Technologies continues, with a deal announced Wednesday to buy Colorado Harvest Co. and its three cannabis storefronts for $12.5 million. Medicine Man Technologies said it is paying $4 million in cash and 2.8 million shares of common stock valued at $2.95 per share, equal to $8.5 million in […]

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Cannabis firm buys Denver-based Mary’s Brands

Colorado-based Mary’s Brands, the maker of a marijuana skin patch, was acquired for an undisclosed amount by BR Brands of Connecticut. BR Brands, based in Greenwich, Connecticut, owns and distributes a range of cannabis and hemp products. After the deal closed, Mary’s Brands CEO Lynn Honderd stepped down as CEO but remains an adviser. Denver-based […]

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Colorado to require mycotoxin testing for cannabis concentrates

Colorado regulators will require medical and recreational marijuana concentrates to be tested for mycotoxins beginning in September. The state’s Marijuana Enforcement Division sent a notice to the industry that, beginning Sept. 15, any concentrates made from marijuana on or after that date that failed microbial contaminant testing will be tested for mycotoxins. “Mandatory medical and retail […]

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Wholesale marijuana prices on upswing in more mature recreational markets, reports indicate

Wholesale cannabis prices appear on the rise in longstanding adult-use cannabis markets Colorado, Oregon and Washington state, according to two recent reports and insight from growers. The upward-trending prices seem to be increasing because of: Stronger demand and weaker supply beyond the typical summer economic dynamics. More growers going out of business. Farmers pivoting to […]

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Marijuana-infused product brand Dixie inks licensing deal with Arizona Iced Tea maker

Denver-based Dixie Brands, a longtime manufacturer of marijuana-infused products,  reached a licensing deal with Arizona Beverage Co., the firm behind Arizona Iced Tea. Arizona Beverage Co., based in Woodbury, New York, is entering the marijuana-infused beverage and edibles market in the United States and Canada in an effort to make up for lost ground in […]

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WA extends Leaf Data Systems cannabis contract to work on software release

Washington state regulators lengthened the contract for Leaf Data Systems, the seed-to-sale tracking program offered by Denver-based MJ Freeway, requiring the company to focus on stabilizing and fixing the system after the software experienced challenges during a July release. The Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board (LCB) amended the contract with MJ Freeway, extending it from […]

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MJBizDaily partners with Lift & Co. for Canadian, US cannabis events

Marijuana Business Daily and Toronto-based Lift and Co., a publicly traded cannabis technology company, on Tuesday announced they will collaborate on MJ conferences in the United States and Canada. The partnership will kick off Sept. 4-6 at MJBizConINTL in Toronto. The companies’ first combined effort, at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre, will focus on the international […]

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