Month: December 2020

20 charts that illustrate the 2020 marijuana market

Published 2 seconds ago | By Andrew Long From a market-altering pandemic to a historic election, 2020 was full of unprecedented challenges and opportunities for the marijuana industry. Throughout the year, Marijuana Business Daily shared these stories and provided context with powerful visuals, whether through the annual Marijuana Business Factbook or the MJBizDaily Chart of […]

Everything you need to know about the Omura Series X

Few things have been more detrimental to the evolution of cannabis than the fear of getting too stoned. Despite massive amounts of scientific research supporting its validity as a medicine, and the widely-known fact that cannabis is a good recreational alternative to alcohol, none of that really matters if the person in question has had […]

On Jerry Garcia’s legacy and weed brand, a conversation with Trixie Garcia

The weed that Shakedown Street deserves is finally here — and it’s anything but shake. Rejoice, Deadheads: The official Jerry Garcia cannabis brand, Garcia Hand Picked, is now available on dispensary shelves throughout California, and will soon be offered in other legal states too.  Created by the Garcia family in partnership with Holistic Industries, a […]

Top 10 cannabis business stories of 2020

US House passes historic bill to legalize marijuana at federal level, but Senate looms In a groundbreaking vote, the U.S. House of Representatives passed a comprehensive bill that would remove marijuana from the Controlled Substances Act and end the federal government’s decades-old prohibition on the plant. Regardless of inaction from the Senate, the cannabis community […]

The Emerald Triangle in California, explained

About 85 miles north of San Francisco, the Emerald Triangle comprising three counties — Mendocino, Humboldt, and Trinity — hugs the Pacific coast as it expands northward to Oregon. The Triangle hosts some of the finest cannabis growing conditions in the world, thereby producing some of the world’s best and most robust herb, with many […]

As more marijuana firms go public, feds urge SPACs to beef up disclosures

U.S. securities regulators are urging special purpose acquisition companies, or SPACs, to strengthen disclosures related to potential conflicts of interest, compensation incentives and other critical information for investors. The guidance this week from the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission comes as SPACs, or blank-check companies, become more prevalent among cannabis and mainstream companies seeking a […]

Marijuana growers look back on a year of pandemic challenges and strong yields, prices

Recreational marijuana growers in mature state markets faced an onslaught of challenges in 2020. From wildfires to early freezes to a global pandemic, they had their work cut out for them. That’s on top of the inherent obstacles cannabis companies face, including a dearth of banking services and the inability to take standard business tax […]