Business

Business, Q&A

Q&A: Five Questions for Bruce Linton and Kyle Kingsley

Cannabis Wire caught up with the Canopy Growth founder and former CEO on his decision to join Vireo Health as executive chairman.

Business

Bruce Linton Named Executive Chairman of Vireo Health

The former CEO of Canopy Growth could receive up to 15 million shares for his role at the multistate cannabis company.

Business

Aphria Reports a Second Consecutive Profitable Quarter, While Some Investors Share Concern Over Canadian Market

During an earnings call on Tuesday, Aphria emphasized Canadian growth opportunities against what some investors see as a disappointing first year of adult-use sales in the country.

Business, Global

Global Exchanges Brace for Impact as Congress Seriously Considers Cannabis Banking Bill

Stock exchanges in Canada, Australia, and Jamaica talk to Cannabis Wire about how closely they’re watching US cannabis legislation that could change the international economic landscape.

Business

MedMen and PharmaCann Kill Their $682 Million Merger

Less than ten months after the companies agreed that MedMen would acquire PharmaCann, one of the biggest deals in cannabis history came to an end.

Business, California

Champagne, Roquefort, and . . . Mendocino? The Appellations Discussion Warms Up

What regions get to apply a geographical label to its cannabis? Does an international perspective help? Should a name be connected to the land?

Business, California

California Issues New Guidelines for Banking Cannabis Businesses

More and more state financial institutions in California are banking or considering banking cannabis businesses, according to state officials.

Business, Global

In a Global Patchwork of Cannabis Laws, How Do You Move Cannabis and Its Money?

The International Cannabis Bar Association hosted discussions on the interplay between countries that have tightly-regulated cannabis laws, and more lax ones.

Business, Global, Q&A

Q&A: Canadian Securities Exchange director talks global industry with Cannabis Wire

Cannabis Wire co-founder interviews Barrington Miller, CSE director of listed client services, at the ArcView Group’s investor forum.

Business, Enforcement

The Vaping Crisis: Regulators Face a Grilling

During a House Subcommittee hearing Wednesday, FDA and CDC officials told lawmakers that the majority of vaping related illness are linked to THC-based products.

Business, Enforcement

Massachusetts Temporarily Banned Cannabis Vapes. Will Other States Follow?

Cannabis regulators grapple with how to react to the hundreds of mysterious vape-related illnesses and nine deaths across the US.

Business

If the SAFE Banking Act Passes, Will Big Banks Work With the Cannabis Industry?

Cannabis Wire contacted major banks to learn whether they will work with cannabis businesses, or wait for federal prohibition to lift. Here’s what we learned.

Business, Lobbying

Counties and Cities Are Lobbying on the SAFE Banking Act

Jurisdictions across California, Nevada, and Oregon are pushing for a national banking solution for cannabis businesses, as well as on other issues.

Business

GW Pharmaceuticals Gets Approval to Market Cannabis Drug for Epilepsy Across Europe

This is the first time the European Medicines Agency has approved a cannabis plant-based CBD medicine.

Business

Can Blockchain Boost the Cannabis Industry?

A number of regulators, legislators, and companies see it as a problem-solver, and the pace of adoption is picking up.

Business

Cannabis Businesses Must Adhere to Federal Employment Laws, Appeals Court Says

The court found that federal minimum wage and overtime laws apply even to businesses that break federal law.