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EXCLUSIVE: Herbl partner brands still waiting for payment
Three months after distributor Herbl ceased operations and went into receivership, its former partner brands are waiting for millions of dollars in payments."I'm not holding out much hope," Joshua Keats, CEO of Mendocino-based Henry's Original said. "It's unfortunate that we're Read More...

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SCOOP: Former face of Humo accuses brand of intimidation

In August, Latino-oriented California brand Humo sued its former marketing partner alleging that she engaged in a social media "campaign of retaliation" to tarnish the brand. Responding last week in a court filing, defendant Susie Plascencia denied that she had...

Retailers resist Weedmaps’ price hike

Several SoCal customers pushed back on social media after learning that Weedmaps is shaking up the payment structure for its core advertising business.The company is best known as a Yelp-style directory for weed retailers. Under the new nationwide pricing plan, some...

BREAKING: Catalyst CEO alleges Glass House had “fake union” contract [UPDATED]

Updated: The contracts referenced by Lewis on social media can be found here and here. Glass House didn't respond to a request for comment.Correction: The story has been corrected to reflect that the DCC notified 90 licenses, not 90 companies,...

Calif. cannabiz pushes enforcement, hemp regs, as legislative deadline looms

“So much of what I do is preventative,” California cannabiz lobbyist Amy Jenkins said when we spoke recently. Blocking and tweaking bills doesn’t get as much attention as passing them, but defensive actions can still carry significant benefits for clients.When...

SCOOP: Jack Herer’s son sued in IP dispute

A former business partner sued the son of renowned cannabis activist Jack Herer after the souring of a venture to  monetize Herer's legacy. Daniel Herer, the suit alleges, “repeatedly reneged on agreements" and disparaged his partners while seeking to replace...

BREAKING: Eaze sued for copyright infringement

The parent company of Source Cannabis sued Eaze for copyright infringement, alleging the delivery app's in-house brand Circles uses a "near-identical" logo to its own. Eaze declined to comment.SF-based Eaze handles about one-third of licensed deliveries in California. The Source...

At Humo, a bitter dispute over ownership and identity

Last week, Latino-oriented brand Humo sued a marketer who had been a face of the brand before she was fired in May.In the California complaint, Humo alleges that Susie Plascencia was an attention seeker who didn’t collaborate effectively with other...

Appeals court reverses track-and-trace ruling against Catalyst

A panel of California appeals judges voted 3-0 to reverse a lower court decision that threw out a retailer's lawsuit alleging the state regulator has ignored widespread diversion to the illegal market. In 2021, an entity affiliated with Long Beach based...