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Daily Archive: April 16, 2019

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 →

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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 →

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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 →

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Constellation Takes Minority Stake in El Silencio Mezcal

Constellation Brands has acquired a minority interest in Los Angeles-based El Silencio Mezcal.

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E.&J. Gallo Unveils Multi-Million Dollar Campaign For New Amsterdam Vodka

E.&J. Gallo is backing its New Amsterdam vodka brand with a new multi-million dollar campaign as it looks to combat increasing competition in the U.S. vodka market. Continue reading →

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News Briefs for April 16, 2019

•Bruichladdich Islay Barley 2011, Mister Sam Blended Whiskey, a revamped Balblair range, and a new offering from Blade & Bow are among the bottlings profiled in Whisky Advocate’s latest whisky roundup. Continue reading →

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