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This week in High Society, we find @opheliaswims at a party for Asian Americans for #cannabis education, sponsored by @c...
08/31/2021

This week in High Society, we find @opheliaswims at a party for Asian Americans for #cannabis education, sponsored by @canndescent

Plus, @420portraitsproject @higher_etiquette @cannabis.connoisseur.007 and lots more in the new newsletter

This week in High Society, we find @opheliaswims at a party for Asian Americans for #cannabis education, sponsored by @canndescent

Plus, @420portraitsproject @higher_etiquette @cannabis.connoisseur.007 and lots more in the new newsletter

Today in W**dWeek High Society, the CEOs of @zenodose and @trygrassdoor chilling in LA
08/17/2021

Today in W**dWeek High Society, the CEOs of @zenodose and @trygrassdoor chilling in LA

Today in W**dWeek High Society, the CEOs of @zenodose and @trygrassdoor chilling in LA

Daisy loves her new toy from @vetcbdh**p
08/05/2021

Daisy loves her new toy from @vetcbdh**p

Daisy loves her new toy from @vetcbdh**p

Daisy loves her new toy from @vetcbdh**p
08/05/2021

Daisy loves her new toy from @vetcbdh**p

Daisy loves her new toy from @vetcbdh**p

MoonWlkr is exploring new dimensions with Delta-8, a federally legal cannabinoid found in the h**p plant. With these gum...
04/29/2021

MoonWlkr is exploring new dimensions with Delta-8, a federally legal cannabinoid found in the h**p plant. With these gummies, you'll feel like you are walking in space as you enter a galaxy of relaxation and laughter, far far away. *Sponsored

https://try.moonwlkr.com/?utm_source=WEWK&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=MNW-gummies&utm_content=FB&utm_term=

MoonWlkr is exploring new dimensions with Delta-8, a federally legal cannabinoid found in the h**p plant. With these gummies, you'll feel like you are walking in space as you enter a galaxy of relaxation and laughter, far far away. *Sponsored

https://try.moonwlkr.com/?utm_source=WEWK&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=MNW-gummies&utm_content=FB&utm_term=

As cannabis enters a crucial period, W**dWeek sent a list of 12 questions to some of the most powerful CEOs in cannabis....
02/24/2021
12 questions for big w**d

As cannabis enters a crucial period, W**dWeek sent a list of 12 questions to some of the most powerful CEOs in cannabis. We asked about strategy, equity, marketing and what kind of industry cannabis is going to be.

What questions do you have for Big W**d? Tell us in the comments

https://www.w**dweek.net/stories/12-questions-for-big-w**d/

Here are 12 questions for big w**d companies about how they see the future and anticipate legalization and its impact

Marines veteran Brett Puffenbarger is calling out bad actors in the #cannabisindustry. As he sees it, w**d's quasi-legal...
02/12/2021
Project Mongoose hunts cannabiz "snakes"

Marines veteran Brett Puffenbarger is calling out bad actors in the #cannabisindustry. As he sees it, w**d's quasi-legal status can bring out the worst aspects of the legacy market and the mainstream business world.

https://bit.ly/3rQMC2K

Marines veteran Brett Puffenbarger, who started Project Mongoose, recently posted on LinkedIn about a cannabis executive named Chadwick

Jackie's new On Brand column investigates the rise of digital budtenders. It's made possible thanks to Mattio Communicat...
02/12/2021
On Brand: Digital budtenders on the rise

Jackie's new On Brand column investigates the rise of digital budtenders.

It's made possible thanks to Mattio Communications!

https://www.w**dweek.net/stories/on-brand-digital-budtenders-on-the-rise/

Before the pandemic, many brands considered budtenders among the most effective ways to get the word out about their products. Budtenders routinely shared their views with customers, and the many brands who invested in budtender outreach suggests these salespeople could be a valuable marketing chann...

As v**e pens fall out of flavor and consumers seek new products, marketers are pushing concentrates mainstream.With appe...
02/03/2021
On Brand: Marketers take concentrates mainstream | W**dWeek

As v**e pens fall out of flavor and consumers seek new products, marketers are pushing concentrates mainstream.

With appearances from Flow Cannabis Co. Jetty Extracts, Daily High Club Puffco and more

https://www.w**dweek.net/stories/on-brand-marketers-take-concentrates-mainstream/

Cannabis concentrates, once considered the domain of blow torch-wielding heavy users, are increasingly going mainstream. Numerous manufacturers and retailers bet they are the next frontier for the rapidly growing licensed cannabis market. According to data company Headset, concentrates sales in Cali...

In W**dWeek's new "On Brand" column, Jackie Bryant talks to marketers about one of the #cannabisindustry 's most allurin...
01/29/2021
The hunt is on for "newbie" consumers

In W**dWeek's new "On Brand" column, Jackie Bryant talks to marketers about one of the #cannabisindustry 's most alluring consumer segments: New users

Thanks to Wanda L. James Ryan Goldstein and Kyle Porter for their insights. The column is sponsored by Mattio Communications

https://www.w**dweek.net/stories/on-brand-the-hunt-is-on-for-newbie-consumers/

Who is the cannabis industry marketing to? I asked people throughout the industry: legacy growers, employees at multi-state operators, boutique sellers, public relations professionals, consumers, and more. Their answers varied: some focus on a specific types of consumers, like luxury shoppers, while...

More than anything else in 2020, cannabis companies wanted Democrats to win control of the Senate. Now that they've got ...
01/07/2021
Cannabiz cheers Democratic Senate control | W**dWeek

More than anything else in 2020, cannabis companies wanted Democrats to win control of the Senate. Now that they've got it, here's what to expect.

New at W**dWeek with insights from Cresco Labs CEO Charlie Bachtell, Vertical Wellness CEO Smoke Wallin, Biomedican president Dennis O'Neill and Maritza Perez, Esq. of the Drug Policy Alliance

https://www.w**dweek.net/stories/cannabiz-cheers-democratic-senate-control/

Victories by Jon Ossoff and Raphael Warnock in this week’s two Georgia Senate runoffs delivered the 2020 election outcome many in the cannabis world considered most important to federal reform: Democratic control of the U.S. Senate. Federal legalization already had unprecedented momentum. The More...

Lawsuits filed by two former employees make claims, including racial discrimination and wrongful termination, against ca...
12/14/2020
"Advanced Nutrients is racist:" Ex-employees sue co.

Lawsuits filed by two former employees make claims, including racial discrimination and wrongful termination, against cannabis fertilizer company Advanced Nutrients, its CEO Michael “BigMike” Straumietis and unnamed individuals connected to the company.

Advanced Nutrients, which has its head office in West Hollywood, claims to be the world’s best-selling cannabis fertilizer brand, with annual revenue of more than $110M.

Straumietis "categorically denies the allegations."

https://www.w**dweek.net/stories/advanced-nutrients-is-racist-ex-employees-sue-fertilizer-co/

Lawsuits filed by ex-workers make claims, including racial discrimination against fertilizer company Advanced Nutrients and CEO Michael “BigMike” Straumietis

Today we’re launching a rebooted W**dWeek California. Our mission is to be the essential news source for professionals i...
12/08/2020

Today we’re launching a rebooted W**dWeek California. Our mission is to be the essential news source for professionals involved in the country’s biggest and most complex market. Coverage will focus on the business, political, regulatory and legal news.

You can expect content that takes minutes to consume and helps you do your job better. Subscribers will hear from us several times a week with three primary types of coverage:

1. Breaking news: We’ll deliver the latest developments from L.A. to Sacramento to Humboldt, straight to your inbox
2. Context and analysis: WeekWeek California will explain what the news means for the industry and your business.
3. Business Intelligence: Extensively researched reports on key issues.

Today you can check out our first rebooted newsletter with a feature on MSOs arriving in California, a big scoop from the testing sector and an exclusive interview with Subversive Capital CEO Michael Auerbach on his blockbuster deal to acquire Caliva and Left Coast Ventures.

https://www.w**dweek.net/news/welcome-to-the-new-w**dweek/

As the legal cannabis industry continues to mature and grow, operators and regulators have a unique opportunity – and a ...
11/19/2020

As the legal cannabis industry continues to mature and grow, operators and regulators have a unique opportunity – and a responsibility – to take a lead in environmental sustainability, according to a new industry report.

New story out by Willis Jacobson.

https://www.w**dweek.net/stories/lead-environmental-sustainability/
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After years of stop and start, Mexico appears ready to legalize REC by mid-December. But significant questions remain ab...
11/19/2020

After years of stop and start, Mexico appears ready to legalize REC by mid-December. But significant questions remain about what the law will look like. (Washington Post)

Read more from our WW newsletter.

https://www.w**dweek.net/news/do-celebrity-pot-brands-sell/
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Oregon’s recent vote to legalize psilocybin therapy, is one of the latest signs of surging interest and newfound respect...
11/18/2020

Oregon’s recent vote to legalize psilocybin therapy, is one of the latest signs of surging interest and newfound respectability for psychedelics. The psychedelic compound DMT, is renowned in some circles for inducing an experience that Dr. Rick Strassman, a psychiatrist and professor at the University of New Mexico School of Medicine, described as “more real than real”...

Read more from our newsletter by Alex Halperin.

https://www.w**dweek.net/stories/a-psychiatrist-discusses-dmt/
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The future is now for psychedelics. Vanity Fair unpacks “psilocybin’s big week” which included both a groundbreaking stu...
11/17/2020

The future is now for psychedelics. Vanity Fair unpacks “psilocybin’s big week” which included both a groundbreaking study and votes for reform in Oregon and Washington D.C. 📸: @potter_del

Get the full story from our newsletter by Alex Halperin.

https://www.w**dweek.net/news/do-celebrity-pot-brands-sell/
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In an open letter to the Biden administration, Michael Steinmetz, CEO of Flow Cannabis, talks about his hope for the can...
11/17/2020

In an open letter to the Biden administration, Michael Steinmetz, CEO of Flow Cannabis, talks about his hope for the cannabis industry under the new elected President. He says, “ Freedom and opportunity are at the heart of what it means to be an American, and these concepts are also foundational to the cannabis industry.”

Read more from his letter on WW.

https://www.w**dweek.net/stories/cannabis-can-help/
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New Jersey Democrats have to settle some disagreements over taxation before the state can open its newly legal REC marke...
11/17/2020

New Jersey Democrats have to settle some disagreements over taxation before the state can open its newly legal REC market. While about two-thirds of voters approved the ballot initiative, the state legislature still needs to pass a law needs to pass a law governing the state’s industry.

New newsletter out now by Alex Halperin.

https://www.w**dweek.net/news/do-celebrity-pot-brands-sell/
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Ryan Jennemann, the founder and CEO of @thcdesign, is careful when contacting contractors and other service providers to...
11/16/2020

Ryan Jennemann, the founder and CEO of @thcdesign, is careful when contacting contractors and other service providers to ensure he receives a price quote before they learn that his business deals in cannabis. If not, he said, it is almost a certainty he will be charged well above the normal market rate.

Read more at WW by Willis Jacobson.

https://www.w**dweek.net/stories/price-gouged-pot-operators-seek/
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Our Sunday is now complete. 🙏🙌 pc: @wolfiecomedy______________#cannabiscommunity #cannabisculture #highsociety #w**dnati...
11/15/2020

Our Sunday is now complete. 🙏🙌 pc: @wolfiecomedy
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Cannabis regulators from 19 states united this week to launch a first-of-its-kind consortium that will work to “facilita...
11/14/2020

Cannabis regulators from 19 states united this week to launch a first-of-its-kind consortium that will work to “facilitate communication and information sharing” among jurisdictions that have legalized ma*****na and those that may consider it.

Read more about the (CANNARA) on WW. Story by Willis Jacobson.

https://www.w**dweek.net/stories/cannabis-regulators-from-19-states-unite/
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Drink up, it’s Friday 😉 pc: @iamevelynnicole______________#cannabiscommunity #cannabisculture #highsociety #w**dnation #...
11/14/2020

Drink up, it’s Friday 😉 pc: @iamevelynnicole
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The owner of a Missouri-based CBD chain expressed relief this week after a federal judge ruled he could continue pursuin...
11/13/2020

The owner of a Missouri-based CBD chain expressed relief this week after a federal judge ruled he could continue pursuing unjust enrichment and defamation claims against Visa, which he has accused of “terrorizing” his business. Among other claims, he says the credit card giant arbitrarily placed him on a transaction blacklist.

Get the full story on WW by Willis Jacobson.

https://www.w**dweek.net/stories/cbd-chain-can-sue-visa/
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Mark Faicol from @pabstlabs said an unlikely source convinced him that cannabis drinks could have massive market potenti...
11/13/2020

Mark Faicol from @pabstlabs said an unlikely source convinced him that cannabis drinks could have massive market potential. Where do you think the cannabis drink industry is going?

Read more at WW. Story by Willis Jacobson.

https://www.w**dweek.net/stories/cannabis-drinks-cos-say-their-time/
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In a letter sent Monday to colleagues,House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) wrote that the House would vote in Decem...
11/13/2020

In a letter sent Monday to colleagues,
House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) wrote that the House would vote in December on the MORE Act, a bill that would, among other things, remove cannabis from the Controlled Substances Act (CSA) and expunge related criminal convictions.

Find out more on WW. Story by Willis Jacobson.

https://www.w**dweek.net/stories/congress-to-vote-on-more-act/
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