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Firings in the industry this year stand at around 600, according to Business Insider’s Jeremy Berke.” data-reactid=”22″>If you want to get this news recap in your email inbox every week, please subscribe to

Cannabis ETFs delivered decent gains. Over the last five trading days:

  • The Horizons Marijuana Life Sciences Index ETF (OTC: HMLSF) (TSE:HMMJ) rose 5.06%.
  • The ETFMG Alternative Harvest ETF (NYSE: MJ) gained 4.44%.
  • The AdvisorShares Pure Cannabis ETF (NYSE: YOLO) was up 1.88%.
  • The Cannabis ETF (NYSE: THCX) advanced 3.08%.
  • The Amplify Seymour Cannabis ETF (NYSE: CNBS) rose by 2.77%.
  • The SPDR S&P 500 ETF Trust (NYSE: SPY) closed the period up 1.22%.

More News From The Week

“For an agency that works in creative professional services, having a home base that is a physical manifestation of your team and capabilities is essential. This space is a former bar and event venue and we can’t wait to embrace its open floorplan and fill it with art and design and the same kind of creative thinking we employ everyday while working on behalf of our clients,” Grasslands CEO and Founder Ricardo Baca told Benzinga.

Elysium will be available in five flavors: Valencia Orange, Persian Lime, Eureka Lemon, Wild Berry and Ruby Red Grapefruit.

“We’ve created and perfected a sparkling water beverage based on both customer demand and market trends,” said Bob Groesbeck, co-CEO of Planet 13. “This low-calorie refreshing drink was designed to be a fast-acting alternative without the guilt — the perfect micro-dosing beverage.”

The initial lineup of Root 66 products includes four distinct tinctures, specifically formulated for their targeted health and wellness benefits: Holistic, Sleep, Pain Relief and Focus.

Each tincture in the Root 66 lineup is organic, vegan, gluten-free, pesticide-free and non-GMO, with each product third-party tested for efficacy and quality standards.

“Our mission is to deliver effective solutions for those desiring a better quality of life and who focus on nurturing their overall health and wellness. Achieving these goals shouldn’t require sacrificing quality ingredients, and we’re very excited to start connecting with people so they can feel the difference with our products,” said Kevin DiSano, president and head of consumer products with NEO Alternatives. 

For the fourth quarter ended June 30, Green Growth posted revenue of $7.2 million, representing a 29% quarter-over-quarter increase. Quarterly CBD revenue of $1.7 million was up by 271% from the previous quarter. Green Growth said it expects first-quarter CBD revenue to increase by 200%.

The grant studied medicinal plants, including hemp and its cannabinoid components like CBD and CBDA. The grant licenses GreenWay to manufacture and sell nutritional supplements. The first of these products will be available in the next few weeks to consumers. 

Eighty percent of respondents said they would be willing to try CBD products, cannabis products, supplements, herbs or plant-based medicines if they worked as well as traditional pharmaceuticals.

The survey was part of a marketing effort designed to accompany the launch of Drops, a new pressed tablet that seeks to present an alternative to traditional edibles.

1906 also announced the close of an $18-million capital raise led by Navy Capital. 

“Consumers don’t have to smoke in order to have a fast onset cannabis experience,” said Peter Barsoom, 1906 Founder and CEO. “Through our rapid delivery technology and easy-to-swallow Drops, we’re offering people a healthier, more effective product alternative.”

“We’ve noticed there’s a potentially dangerous void in safety information within our industry,” said Max Koby, founding partner and CEO at Abstrax Tech.

“We’re leveraging our $3-million labratory and our collaboration with The University of California Riverside (UCR) to address this void and report our unbiased findings to the public.”

The partnership is  studying the safety and efficacy of fractionated coconut oil (MCT oil), propylene glycol (PG), triethyl citrate (TEC), Vitamin E acetate and “natural extracts.”

Typical products on the market take up to 90 minutes to kick in, but Azuca’s are made to take effect within 2 to 15 minutes of consumption. Wana Brands and Azuca have entered a multiyear agreement to fill the gap in the marketplace for effective quick-onset edibles.

“The partnership with Wana Brands allows us to stay true to our culinary roots and bring our fast-acting infusion process to a large base of cannabis consumers seeking a more controlled, reliable and positive experience,” said Azuca CEO and President Kim Rael.

“Discovering the effectiveness of CBD for my symptoms was a life-changer,” said military veteran Geoff Kudlacz, founder of Pharm Organics. 

“I wanted to share these incredible products with the world. Coming from a military background, I know firsthand how service can take a toll on your body. As a result, a portion of every sale we make is donated to charities that support military members.”  

“We are excited for the launch of the Wellness Gum product line and look forward to sharing our new cannabinoid-based nutraceutical gum line with the cannabis community,” said CEO John Huemoeller II. 

“With the overwhelming support for this approval shown by the City Council’s 8-1 vote, we are confident that we have all of the pieces in place to receive final approval on an adult-use permit for our Taunton retail facility. Beyond our wholesale business that continues to see high growth, our vertically integrated positioning in the state creates an opportunity for additional high-margin cannabis product sales and customer awareness,” said Mark Scatterday, the company’s interim CEO. 

“Since forming our company, Kannaway, in association with its parent company Medical Marijuana, Inc. and its other subsidiaries, [we] have participated in many domestic and international efforts to advocate for expanded access to hemp by hosting educational events and speaking with prominent regulatory bodies,” said Kannaway CEO Blake Schroeder.

“We are honored to have the opportunity to continue these efforts as a member of the U.S. Hemp Roundtable Board of Directors.”

Flower One is licensed to produce, manufacture and distribute the entire Old Pal product line, which Old Pal intends to expand beyond flower to include a variety of cannabis products, including vaporizer cartridges and disposables designed to meet the needs of the Las Vegas market.

“As we continue to expand Old Pal into new markets, the Nevada market specifically represents a unique opportunity to expose the brand to global group of consumers passing through each year. We’ve only scratched the surface of penetration in the broader Nevada market and the brand has already proven resonance here,” CMO Allison Pankow told Benzinga.

Top Stories Of The Week

Check out the top stories on Benzinga Cannabis this week:

  • Large Option Trader Betting On Canopy Growth Bounce Ahead Of Earnings
  • Acreage CEO Kevin Murphy: Drop In Cannabis Stocks Isn’t The End Of The Run
  • Tilray Backs First Human Study On Medical Marijuana Used For Breast Cancer Drug Side Effects
  • Cannabis Drinkables Are The New Edibles: Where, When And How To Get Them
  • Here’s How To Tell If Your Vape Cartridge Is Safe And Not Counterfeit
  • Binske’s Parent Company Partners With Aurora On Canadian Edibles
  • Here’s How To Tell If Your Vape Cartridge Is Safe And Not Counterfeit
  • Beverage Experts Share Insights On Emerging Cannabis-Infused Market: Canada A ‘Laboratory Of Sorts’
  • Prohibition Partners: German Cannabis Market Could Reach B By 2028
  • 4 Pro Cannabis Investors Talk Stocks
  • What Warren G And ’90s Rap Taught Me About Marketing (Especially For Cannabis)” data-reactid=”96″>Check out these and many other cannabis stories on

Events Calendar

The one-day event will feature trailblazers and experts who are already creating canna-tourism experiences such as cannabis-friendly hotels, resorts, festivals, spas, activities and more.

“Canna-tourism can have a major economic impact, both directly and indirectly for both industries, similar to wine tourism,” said Jennifer Mason, the founder of New Heights. 

“This Summit is designed to bring together the two industries to forge partnerships in order to build experiences and attract new customers. Recent market research indicates the future cannabis consumer looks more like a wine tourist than the stereotypical ‘stoner.’ There are many untapped opportunities, [and] Canada is posed to lead the industry with culinary tourism, spa and wellness experiences and more.”

The Summit will take place at Manhattan’s members-only establishment, the Metropolitan Club, and aims to help investors navigate emerging cannabis markets and sectors with a focus on investment trends and commercial opportunities.

“There’s a lot of uncertainty in the cannabis market at the moment and what we’re saying to North American businesses is: ‘Europe Is Open.’ We’re bringing delegations from European governments and some of the largest European cannabis operators to show the range of business, investment and political opportunities that are forming across the Atlantic,” Alastair Moore, the co-founder of Cannabis Europa, told Benzinga. Benzinga does not provide investment advice. All rights reserved.” data-reactid=”113″>© 2019 Benzinga does not provide investment advice. All rights reserved.

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