Business
Green Thumb CEO sees “almost unprecedented opportunity”
MG Retailer has a good profile of Green Thumb Industries CEO Ben Kovler. Kovler, whose great-grandfather built the Jim Beam liquor brand, started Green Thumb with a dispensary in suburban Chicago. It's now one of the country's largest PotCos. Green Thumb Read More...

Most popular

business

Delta-8 is just the beginning…

The latest controversy roiling the cannabiz is Delta-8 THC, an intoxicating chemical produced from CBD, which is now easy to locate at gas stations and headshops in states without legal weed.The idea of Delta-8 or other chemicals manufactured from CBD...
business

Colorado data doesn’t refute cannabiz talking points

As the oldest REC market in the country, Colorado is well positioned to observe the broader effects of legalization on society. In an interesting piece, Cannabis Wire goes through the state's latest Impacts of Marijuana Legalization in Colorado study and...
business

Billionaire Charles Koch champions legal weed

Libertarian billionaire Charles Koch said he will contribute $25M to towards criminal justice reform and legalization. Koch, who doesn't consume and says he regrets stoking partisanship while supporting an array of right wing causes -- "Boy, did we screw up....
business

Canada’s cannabiz is a mess

An MJBiz analysis found Canadian producers have sold less than 20% of their production since REC sales launched in fall 2018.  That astonishing figure highlights a host of struggles suffered by the fully-legal industry to the north. "Good stuff sells," one...
business

Talking Points: Union Electric CEO Max Goldstein

Union Electric, the first brand out of SoCal incubator Open Nest, launched in March 2020, the day after the covid lockdown began.It's been a good time for many value flower brands. And while boss Max Goldstein shares the bullishness of...
politics

Georgia cracks open door to medical marijuana

Georgia could be a big cannabis market but the politically purple state has held a hard line against the industry. That has begun to change.Six years after legalizing MED, Georgia will allow its 15,000 patients to buy their medicine. (Until...
business

GoDaddy denies tech support to pot pub: Report

At times, cannabis-oriented users of Instagram, YouTube, Facebook, Google and other big tech brands have voiced complaints over the platforms' anti-pot policies. But as far as I'm aware, this is a new one.Pot site HeadyNJ said ubiquitous hosting service GoDaddy...
business

Talking Points: Springbig CEO Jeffrey Harris

OG WeedWeek readers may remember the Power Players interview series, which featured long conversations with leading execs. In the spirit of our redesign, we're bringing back the interviews, but cleaner, crisper and shorter. Think you or someone you know should...