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CULTIVATED: A boutique cannabis bank founded by Goldman and JPMorgan alums is chasing deals, CannTrust is exploring a sale

Happy Friday! Hello from the tiny town of Winhall, Vermont, where I'm thankfully escaping the 90-degree weather in New York. This week, we saw the latest fallout at embattled Canadian marijuana producer CannTrust as the Ontario Securities Commission opened an investigation into the company. CannTrust hired the investment bank Greenhill & Co to explore a sale, though Robert Marcovitch, the…

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Azuca’s partnership with Abercore featured in Benzinga’s weekly cannabis roundup

Edibles brand Azuca announced plans for international distribution via a partnership with Abercore, a sugar and sweetener supplier headquartered in the U.K. Abercore will market and distribute Azuca’s hemp-derived CBD products, as well as its TiME Technology, to both retailers and food and beverage manufacturers throughout Europe. “What we’re seeing right now is explosive growth in the CBD market…

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Despite Regulatory Limbo, New Research Forecasts CBD Market Will Hit $23.7 billion by 2023

The market for hemp-derived CBD is expected to hit $5.1 billion in 2019 and $23.7 billion by 2023, according to new research from CBD and cannabis-focused market research firm, Brightfield Group. But despite bullish projections from researchers, enthusiasm from the industry, and curiosity from consumers, many federal and local agencies still treat it as a forbidden substance. “Market research…

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The Week In Cannabis: Gillibrand’s Legalization Plan, Analyst Ratings, South Africa’s CBD Store, And Some Legal News

In another big week for cannabis, a committee of the Delaware House of Representatives passed a bill to legalize recreational marijuana; Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand unveiled a cannabis legalization plan that includes expungement and social equity measures; and South Africa got its first CBD store. New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said he doesn’t think there are enough…

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Marijuana Business Magazine Features CEO Kim Rael

A former Intel exec and startup veteran, the CEO of infused product company Azuca shares tips for launching a new business. Read the full article here

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Everything You Should Know About CBD-Infused Meals

From California to New York, infused meals have become a mainstay of today's cannabis culture, providing a focal point around which both enthusiasts and canna-curious may gather socially and learn about the plant. While THC-infused meals happen speakeasy style in states that have yet to pass adult use regulations, CBD-infused meals are ubiquitous. Excitement over the Farm Bill has only increased…

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No One’s Really Sure How to Regulate This Hemp Food Craze

Anna Buck, a barista, holds a cup of CBD-infused cold brew at Blue Sparrow Coffee in Denver. Federal regulators say businesses that add cannabidiol to food are essentially adding prescription drugs into the food supply. WHEAT RIDGE, Colo. — At Joshua Hudson’s smoothie shop, a bohemian outpost called Twisted Smoothie in a small strip mall here, customers can add a 15 mg or 30 mg shot of…

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Cannabis Drinks Confront a Serious Buzz Kill—They Taste Terrible

Cannabis drinks are hitting the global market, promising anxiety reduction, pain relief and better sleep. One thing none of them tout is taste.Drink up “Like a barnyard,” Ron Silver, owner of Bubby’s restaurant in New York, says of the cannabis oil used to make weed-infused drinks. The self-described cannabis advocate says he started cooking with hemp oil about five years ago and was initially…

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Guide to Choosing the Right Edible When Buying Online

Buying an edible online can be difficult. Unless you have prior experience with the product, you are operating a rather high level of uncertainty when making your purchase. Aside from reviews, you’re largely left with going off your gut assumption. In fairness, the same can be said about many dispensary experiences as well. While you may come across an edible as an add-on, you’re otherwise…

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Azuca CEO Kim Sanchez Rael talks science, culinary creativity and the future of edibles.

This is a must-listen! A passionate business leader, startup veteran and investor in innovation, our CEO Kim Sanchez Rael appeared on the Maria and Jane podcast to talk about her strategy for partnership and expansion; Azuca’s three-patent-pending process for making edibles fast acting and predictable; sophisticated cannabinoid products that inspire culinary creativity; and introducing CBD…

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