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Fresno’s bitterly-fought licensing process
In May 2021, social equity applicant George Boyadjian wrote to Fresno’s (Kern Co.) mayor and city council. He had a problem with a former LA Dodger and a former NBA player applying for social equity licenses in the city. “When Read More...

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Canopy deal secured, Jetty Extracts makes plans

Canadian operator Canopy Growth has paid $69M for the right to acquire California concentrate brand Jetty Extracts, once federal law permits.In the time until Canopy can close the acquisition, Jetty CEO and co-founder Ron Gershoni said he plans to prepare...

Calif. distru. wars: Herbl vs. Nabis and Raw Garden lawsuit gets nasty

California’s two leading distributors Herbl and Nabis and one of its top concentrate makers, Raw Garden, are locked in a nasty legal battle over Raw Garden’s switch from Herbl to Nabis early this year.On January 7, John de Friel, CEO...

Seven brands with innovative business models

When a brand enters the California market, it has a choice: It can be the 500th (or so) flower brand, the 500th vape brand, the 500th concentrates brand or the 500th edibles brand. In a climate so close to perfect...

LA market’s road to recovery

Plant-touching Angelenos often refer to the city as the world’s biggest weed market. But no one says governing it would be easy. LA’s booming illegal markets and big city politics all but ensured a difficult time for Cat Packer, the...

“We’re in a very tight spot,” Eaze exec tells team

Delivery app Eaze’s survival was in question before it acquired Colorado-based retailer Green Dragon, executives told staff in a Zoom meeting this month, a recording of which was shared with WeedWeek. The sometimes contentious meeting between the company's leadership and...

Herbl or Nabis: Which one’s for you?

There are more than 1,000 active distributor licenses in California, but for ambitious brands two companies are bound to come up in every conversation: Herbl and Nabis. Both companies move move product from factories to warehouses and dispensaries, and handle...

SCOOP: Eaze hit by data breach

A data breach compromised the personal information of present and former employees at delivery app Eaze, according to current and former employees. The leak represents the latest challenge for the company as it adjusts to the merger with Colorado-based retailer...

Cool kids share plan to save Calif. cannabis

With the public comment period for the state's proposed regulatory changes closing on April 19, cannatech company Meadow and its community minded CEO David Hua, convened a series of discussions on what the industry needs from Sacramento. The result can...

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