Eaze Launches Momentum, a Cannabis Business Accelerator to Cultivate the Growth and Success of Underrepresented Founders

SAN FRANCISCO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Cannabis marketplace Eaze and partners Ultranative and Bail Capital today announced the launch of Momentum, a business accelerator to cultivate the growth and success of underrepresented cannabis business founders. Access to capital is one of many enormous barriers for new entrepreneurs in the cannabis industry. The Momentum program is a small but important…

Docklight Brands Announces Plans to Unveil New CBD-Infused Beverages, Chocolates, and Skin Care Products at NACS Show 2019

SEATTLE–(BUSINESS WIRE)–With Marley Mellow Mood CBD tea as the highlight, Docklight Brands, a pioneering consumer brand company, announced today that the company is unveiling a new portfolio of lifestyle CBD beverages, confections and skin care products at the 2019 National Association of Convenience Stores Show in Atlanta at booth #5860 on October 1-4, 2019. Docklight…

Global Industrial Hemp Market 2019-2023 | Legalization of Hemp Cultivation to Boost Growth | Technavio

LONDON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The global industrial hemp market is expected to post a CAGR of close to 16% during the period 2019-2023, according to the latest market research report by Technavio. Request a free sample report Hemp fibers are increasingly being used as a raw material for textile yarn production and are considered as a great substitute…

MedMen Continues Florida Expansion With Three New Store Openings

LOS ANGELES–(BUSINESS WIRE)–MedMen Enterprises Inc. (CSE: MMEN) (OTCQX: MMNFF) (“MedMen” or the “Company”), a leading cannabis retailer with operations across the U.S., today announces the opening of three new locations in the state of Florida: St. Petersburg, Key West and Pensacola. The Company now has four operational stores in Florida, with eight additional store openings…

Key Players, Advocates, Decision Influencers and Change Makers to Explore Social Equity Issues in California’s Cannabis Industry

IRVINE, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–One of the great “promises” of cannabis legalization is the idea that people of color–those most disproportionately and negatively impacted by the nation’s failed “war on drugs”–would have an opportunity to participate in and benefit from the new, legal cannabis industry. That idea is called “social equity.” Advocates have championed social equity as…

Social Justice Advocate from New York’s 9th Congressional District Michael Hiller Kicks Off 2020 Bid for Congress with “No-PACs Promise to the People”

NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Social justice advocate Michael Hiller officially kicked off his 2020 bid for Congress for New York’s 9th Congressional District after concluding a district-wide listening tour, where he heard from voters, who expressed concerns that their current elected officials have been placing the needs of special interests, Wall Street and large corporations before the…

Pet Releaf Launches Hemp Protein Bar

LITTLETON, Colo.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Pet Releaf, the #1 most-trusted organic CBD and hemp pet product manufacturer, today launched Boom Bars, a protein bar for dogs. The hemp protein supplement bars, derived from Pet Releaf’s proprietary USDA Organic hemp strain, PR-33, are an excellent source of hemp seed protein and include all nine essential amino acids. Like every…

Harvest Health & Recreation Opens Eleventh Dispensary in Arizona, Strengthening Presence in Southwest Market

PHOENIX–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Harvest Health & Recreation, Inc. (CSE: HARV, OTCQX: HRVSF) (“Harvest”), a vertically integrated cannabis company with one of the largest and deepest footprints in the U.S., today announced the opening of Harvest of Chandler, the eleventh Harvest-affiliated dispensary in Arizona. In its eight years of operation, Harvest has established itself as a leader in…

Blackbird’s New Social Equity Program Removes Barriers to Entry to Legal Cannabis Market for Disadvantaged Entrepreneurs

RENO, Nevada–(BUSINESS WIRE)–TILT Holdings’ (CSE: TILT) (OTCQB: TLLTF) subsidiary Blackbird, a software and operations company servicing the cannabis industry, unveiled its new Blackbird Social Equity Program to address racial inequality and remove barriers to entry to the regulated cannabis market. Decades of cannabis prohibition disproportionately impacted black and brown communities.1 As the legal recreational cannabis…