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Daily Archive: April 9, 2019

Craft Brewers Branch Into Cannabis Drinks

As cannabis marketers look to appeal to consumer groups wary of the traditional delivery method of smoking, drinkable forms of cannabis have become a hotbed of innovation. Perhaps unsurprisingly, craft brewers have been at the forefront. Continue reading →

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With Origin House Deal, Cresco Labs Targets California Market

In a major deal announced last week, Chicago, Illinois-based mixed medical and recreational cannabis company Cresco Labs is set to pay C$1.1 billion ($823m) to buy Ottawa-based Origin House in an all-stock deal. Continue reading →

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Cannabis Briefs for April 9, 2019

•More than 20 cities in California have sued the state’s Bureau of Cannabis Control and its head, Lori Ajax, over its decision to allow marijuana deliveries anywhere in the state, regardless of local bans on cannabis retailers. Continue reading →

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RNDC-Breakthru Deal: FTC Raised Concerns About “Anticompetitive Harm,” But Didn’t Respond To Concessions Offered

Late last week, SND reported that after 16 months of talks, Republic National Distributing Co. (RNDC) and Breakthru Beverage Group agreed to terminate their proposed merger. Continue reading →

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News Briefs for April 9, 2019

•A new ultra-aged series from Dewar’s, as well as WhistlePig Piggyback, several newcomers from Bruichladdich, and a widely available Bourbon from Kentucky Owl are among the whiskies profiled in Whisky Advocate’s latest roundup.  Continue reading →

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Craft Brewing And Distilling News for April 9, 2019

•Flying Embers, the hard kombucha launched last December, will begin distribution in numerous new markets. Continue reading →

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