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In San Francisco, Pride and Pot Go Hand-in-Hand

The plights and successes of the two share striking parallels. AsI take my daily walk, a habit formed and crystallized by the last year-plus of pandemic-induced stir crazy, I’m noticing some things. Maybe you have too; there are people outside again, for example — a comforting regularity. Babies pushed expensive strollers, dogs scrambling like nuisances …

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US tobacco firm Pyxus International sells Canadian cannabis subsidiaries

U.S. tobacco company Pyxus International has sold off its Canadian cannabis subsidiaries, according to a media report and court filings. North Carolina-based Pyxus announced in January that it was divesting its Canadian assets, which included Figr Brands, Canada’s Island Garden, and Figr Norfolk, after filing for bankruptcy protection in June 2020. Figr Brands and Canada’s …

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Denver taking applications for marijuana delivery and other businesses

The city of Denver, one of the country’s longest-running and most established marijuana markets, is taking applications for cannabis delivery licenses, a first for the city, but new licenses will only go to social equity applicants. Denver taking applications for marijuana delivery and other businesses is a post from: Marijuana Business Daily: Financial, Legal & …

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Cannabis REIT AFC Gamma looks to raise at least $56 million

Florida-based marijuana industry real estate trust (REIT) AFC Gamma has priced an underwritten public offering to raise approximately $56.4 million before expenses. The offering includes 2.75 million common shares of AFC Gamma, priced at $20.50 per share. The underwriters have a 30-day option to buy up to 412,500 more shares, and the offering is expected …

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Federal Court: Cannabis Licensee Residency Requirements (Which are Dumb) are Probably Unconstitutional

One interesting thing about cannabis law is how so much of it ties into “first principles”, or bedrock tenets of the U.S. Constitution. We lawyers spend our days papering deals and suing folks (always with good cause) and defending clients from lawsuits (which are always BS), so we seldom revisit first principles. But these principles …

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Shopping for used cannabis extraction equipment? Insiders dish 6 key do’s and don’ts

(This is the ninth in an ongoing series offering tips and advice for marijuana and hemp extraction companies. The eighth installment is available here.) Used extraction equipment is white-hot right now in the cannabis industry. Manufacturers who refurbish extractors say they can’t keep up with demand, and the thriving secondhand market gives established players new …

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Subway vs. Budway – Brand Wars Part 2

Currently, most of these trademark infringements have been happening in Canada, and seeing that the Canadian Tradesmark Act shows a lot of favor to trademarks – it goes once more as a steady reminder that cannabis brands need to differentiate themselves from the market – not imitate.