We are back – and the summer is almost over.
In the US, cannabis is on the agenda in Congress in the coming weeks – and perhaps on the campaign trail too. In Canada, where cannabis is always on the agenda, a new milestone has (perhaps) been reached with legal sales.
On the Business of Cannabis front, this week is a big one: we’ll launch a new website this week – as well as make some major announcements about upcoming events including Cannabis + Technology and Medical Cannabis Week.
Hang tight for those upcoming announcements, and in the meantime, be sure to sign up for our upcoming Cannabis Forward event on September 16: Quebec 2.0: Myths, challenges and the stigma of success.
Have a great last week of summer.
From the US
Congress will take up legalization in the coming weeks. On the heels of dystopian Republican National Convention, an out-of-control pandemic and social unrest – we could all use a positive distraction. Marijuana Moment
In other political news, Arizona’s legalization measure will be on the ballot in November. MJ Business Daily
Leading to this gem from President Trump. He noted recently that cannabis legalization on ballots is good for Democrats… Let’s fucking hope so. Marijuana Moment
If you happen to live in Florida… and are a medical cannabis patient… and like edibles – last week was a good one for you. Edibles are now part of the program. Ganjapreneur
Legal > Illicit
Truss Beverages (HEXO + Molson Coors) launched their beverages last week. Newswire
Remember that there have been plans to privatize Cannabis NB? Not. So. Fast. If the Liberal leader wins the September 14th election, that privatization plan may not get done. See you on September 15th… The Growth Op
High Tide is buying Meta – shaking up the private cannabis retail landscape considerably. Yahoo Finance
Here’s something for your legal files: CTT Pharma is suing Aurora for using their technology and not paying. BUT, that’s only part of the announcement – they are also adding Dr. Shane Morris (most recently at Aurora) to their Advisory Board. Interesting times indeed. Technical 420