Cannabis Briefs for May 2, 2023May 2, 2023
•Cannabis distributor Humble & Fume has appointed Chris Candelario as president of US Distribution. Candelario joins from RYL Distribution where he was president, overseeing sales, marketing, logistics, supply chain, and retail activation. He will report to CEO Jakob Ripshtein. Additionally, the company announced the departure of vice president of commercial for California, Charlie Cangialosi. Humble & Fume’s portfolio includes brands like Wyld Cannabis, Olli, and Piranha, among others.
•Several new polls reconfirmed strong national support for cannabis legalization. A CBS News poll asked respondents a variety of questions on the topic, with a topline finding that 64% of those surveyed said recreational cannabis use should be legal, with 73% of Democratic voters in support, 66% of independents, and 53% of Republicans. A majority also agreed that using cannabis openly is socially acceptable and 67% said that learning a friend or family member used cannabis would not change their opinion of them. A Civic Science poll also found 64% in favor of legalization and a YouGov survey followed just behind at 58% support.
•Aurora Cannabis is launching a range of new products. For its San Rafael ’71 label, Aurora is launching two new strains: Pink Diesel ’71, a crossbreed of popular cultivars Pink Kush and Driftwood Diesel that’s 100% indica and 24%-30% THC; and Moon Berry, a cross of Vespera and Equiposa cultivars. Additionally coming to the San Rafael line is Tangerine Dream Cured Resin Gummies, each containing 2.5mg of THC. For the Greybeard brand, Aurora is launching DJ Melon Live Resin Diamonds & Sauce, Pineapple M Live Resin Diamonds & Sauce, Slymer Live Resin Vape, and Trufflez Live Resin Vape. Whistler Cannabis is now rolling out Organic BC Rockstar flower in a 28-gram format and Daily Special is launching Mondo Grape XL Vapes. These products are available now across Canada.
•Medical marijuana sales are on the cusp of launching in Georgia. Plants are now being harvested and dispensaries are expected to open late this month or in early June, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports, nearly eight years after the medical program was first approved by lawmakers. It will be a fairly restrictive program, with smokeable flower, edibles, and vaping banned, restricting consumers to low-THC oil that contains less than 5mg of THC. More than 26,000 patients have registered with the program. There are now 40 U.S. states with medical cannabis programs.Subscribe to Shanken News Daily’s Email Newsletter, delivered to your inbox each morning. You will also receive the Cannabis edition as part of your subscription.
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