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Interview, Part 1: Smoke Wallin, President, Vertical Companies

Drinks industry veteran Smoke Wallin transitioned to the cannabis business early last year, becoming president of Vertical Companies, a vertically integrated producer and distributor of cannabis and hemp CBD products with operations in California, Arizona, and Kentucky. SND’s Danny Sullivan met recently with Wallin to discuss the parallels between the beverage alcohol and cannabis markets, as well as Vertical’s brand portfolio and distribution operations. Continue reading →

Posted in News on April 16, 2019

Green Thumb Industries, Aphria Post Strong Sales Gains

Green Thumb Industries, a cannabis producer and owner of Rise dispensaries, saw revenue more than triple to $62.5 million for its fiscal year ended in December. Continue reading →

Posted in News on April 16, 2019

Cannabis Briefs for April 16, 2019

•In a recent appearance before the Senate appropriations committee, U.S. Attorney General William Barr stated his support for the Cole memo and the STATES Act, currently under Senate consideration. Continue reading →

Posted in News on April 16, 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 →

Posted in News on April 9, 2019

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 →

Posted in News on April 9, 2019

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 →

Posted in News on April 9, 2019

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