Pioneer Intelligence Increases Transparency, Expands Data Set {$excerpt:n} Editor’s Note: While CIJ and Pioneer Intelligence do not have any financial relationship to disclose, it is important to note that we feature Pioneer Intelligence’s data in The Brand Marketing Byte, a column that showcases highlights from Pioneer Intelligence’s Cannabis Brand Marketing Snapshots, featuring data-led case studies…

Turning Over A New Leaf: Faces of Courage In A Pandemic {$excerpt:n} The cannabis industry is not immune from global setbacks. Discussions about how resistant the vertical is to this (next) setback have been widely disseminated, from mainstream news to the blogosphere. Yes, the UN punted global reform down the pike another 9 months –…

Cannabis Businesses Remain Ineligible To Receive Federal Financial Assistance {$excerpt:n} In our previous post, we touched on the fact that state-legal medical and recreational cannabis businesses (including indirect cannabis businesses) could not receive federal financial assistance due to the continued Schedule I status of cannabis under the Controlled Substances Act (CSA). While state-legal medical and recreational cannabis…

Buyer Beware For Distressed Cannabis Assets {$excerpt:n} The legalized cannabis industry remains a budding market in the United States. As the legislative dominoes started to cascade from state-to-state across the country, entrants of all categories—operators, investors, lenders, and retailers—were willing to stand in line for their tickets.  However, signs of fatigue, caused largely by the…

Do European CBD Products Contain THC Without Consumers Knowing? {$excerpt:n} The popularity of products infused with cannabidiol (CBD) has increased exponentially in recent years. Chances are if a consumer or patient can think of a commercially available food product or topical rub-based product that doesn’t contain CBD, there’s an equivalent product available that does…

Executing on Social Media: PlugPlay {$excerpt:n} The Brand Marketing Byte showcases highlights from Pioneer Intelligence’s Cannabis Brand Marketing Snapshots, featuring data-led case studies covering marketing and business development activities of U.S. licensed cannabis companies. Here is a data-led, shallow dive on the California brand, PlugPlay: PlugPlay – Executing on Social Media This company is about…

New Zealand Proceeds With Medical Cannabis Program {$excerpt:n} For those looking for relief from bad news in general, whether it is about the pandemic, the economic meltdown or the impact of both on the cannabis industry, there is a glimmer of hope from the Kiwis this month. On April 1, New Zealand’s Medical Cannabis Agency…

European Industrial Hemp Organisation: industrial hemp in Europe {$excerpt:n} European Industrial Hemp Organisation Managing Director Lorenza Romanese details the current status of Europe’s hemp industry. The European Industrial Hemp Organisation (EIHA), based in both Brussels and Cologne, was officially founded in 2005; and is the only Europe-wide industrial body serving the hemp sector. Lorenza…

FDA Says No, CBD Does Not Cure COVID-19 {$excerpt:n} Former NFL player Kyle Turley made headlines this week for some eye-catching remarks. The retired offensive lineman entered the cannabis industry in 2017, when he launched Neuro Armour (now called Neuro XPF), a brand of CBD products. Turley and his Neuro XPF brand made claims in…