Brittney Griner released from Russian prison 

News broke this morning that Brittney Griner was released from a Russian prison in a prisoner swap with Viktor Bout, a Russian arms dealer convicted of conspiring to kill American citizens. Brittney Griner was convicted of drug charges after bringing less than one gram of cannabis vape oil into Russia allegedly by accident, according to…

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Is this the end of cashless cannabis?

Cashless cannabis ATM crackdown  The cannabis industry is full of workarounds, and honestly, who can blame us? But some workarounds aren’t without consequences. That’s exactly what’s happening with cashless ATMs.  Some of the largest processors of ATM transactions, like NCR’s Columbus Data Services, have shut down certain services’ abilities – leaving some dispensaries unable to…

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Small cannabis businesses make most of the revenue in the U.S.

Small cannabis businesses make most of the revenue in the U.S. The cannabis industry is in a battle of the companies.  Small cannabis operators are passionate about keeping cannabis small. And oftentimes, multi-state operators are painted as cold, heartless corporations who don’t care about their people. 🤷‍♀️ Believe it or not, small businesses make up…

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New York issues first round of recreational cannabis licenses

Believe it or not – recreational cannabis has been legal in New York since March 2021.  New York’s Marijuana Regulation and Taxation Act feature a few critical components intended to drive the state’s social equity program, including:  50% of all adult-use licenses to be awarded to social and economic equity applicants  40% of tax revenue…

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Three pro tips for your next cannabis conference

1. Plan ahead It might be a *little* late to plan all the way ahead this go around: but you still have the rest of today and tomorrow to plan meetings and make the most out of BizCon. Walking into BizCon (or any large conference) without a plan is a guaranteed way to get nothing…

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