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Cannacurio #42: Dispensary & Retailer Leaderboard February 2021

March 23, 2021

So far this year, 14 states have added a total of 276 new cannabis dispensaries/retailers. The largest contributor was not California nor Oklahoma - it was Arizona. Read on for more details.

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Who Will Win Licenses in Georgia?

March 2, 2021

Georgia’s Access to Medical Cannabis Commission will bestow only six cannabis business licenses. The state has received almost 70 applications already, but the applicant information is not public. We've deduced some of the likely applicants.

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Cannacurio: Cultivation Licenses 2018-2020

February 17, 2021

After waiting for some late Oklahoma license renewals to settle, we wanted to show the growth in cultivation licenses over the last three years. As we shared throughout 2020, the license growth has primarily occurred in California and Oklahoma. They account for 70% of the active cultivation licenses in the US, up from 67% in 2019 and 51% in 2018.

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Dispensary and Retailer Leaderboard Year-End 2020

February 8, 2021

Since starting the Cannacurio series last year, the leaderboard blog posts have garnered a significant amount of interest. We have been crunching and adjusting the numbers to show what happened in 2020 and focused on the total number of active licenses in effect because this view takes into account terminated and non-renewed licenses.

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New Programs and New Licenses in 2021

January 25, 2021

A year ago, I started writing Cannacurio blog posts where I dug into the “data vault” and shared what I hoped were interesting insights about the data. Topics included new hemp programs, violations as well as the more straightforward license tracking.

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Cannacurio: Cultivation Leaderboard (November 2020 Update)

December 17, 2020

We last looked at cannabis cultivation licenses in early fall and today’s post is an update on new licenses issued as well as total licenses. In September California and Oklahoma have been responsible for over 89% of the new cultivation licenses.

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Cannacurio: Dispensary & Retailer Leaderboard (November 2020 Update)

December 4, 2020

Since our last update in late summer, dispensaries and retailers have continued to enter the marketplace adding 1,422 new licenses since January 1. Those licenses represent a 20% increase from the 6,927 at the beginning of the year.

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Cannacurio: Cannabis Software Stack - Revisited (Nov. 2020 Update)

November 18, 2020

This summer we published our first Cannabis Software Stack Report. We juxtaposed state license counts against the 320 companies that connect to METRC and Leaf Data Services in WA.

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Cannacurio: Nevada Industrial Hemp Overview

November 3, 2020

The Nevada Department of Agriculture is the entity responsible for providing support to industrial hemp growers, seed producers and handlers. The Department defines these categories as follows:

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Cannacurio: License Insights from the Edible Arrangements Trademark Suit

October 13, 2020

There has been a lot of coverage about a trademark lawsuit between Edible Arrangements and Green Thumb Industries. In the articles we’ve reviewed, we have seen no mention of the fact that the Edible Arrangements ...

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Cannacurio: Arkansas Violations

October 1, 2020

Cannabiz Media recently worked with an Arkansas-based intermediary to obtain copies of complaints, violations and fines issued by the Alcoholic Beverage Control Division (ABC). We were furnished with 60 pages of documents that outlined 56 violations committed by 12 of the state’s license holders.

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Cannacurio: Cultivation Leaderboard (August 2020 Update)

September 24, 2020

We last looked at cannabis cultivation licenses through midyear and today’s post is an update on new licenses issued as well as total licenses. At midyear California and Oklahoma have been responsible for over 90% of the new cultivation licenses.

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Cannacurio: Beneficial Owners, Backers & True Parties of Interest

September 16, 2020

Connecticut is unique in that it requires “backers” of marijuana producers and dispensary facilities to get a license. The fee is $100 per year and it is tied to the supervisory license of a producer or dispensary.

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Cannacurio: One Regulator To Rule Them All!

September 3, 2020

As the licenses in the Cannabiz Media database broke the 100,000 threshold earlier this year, we looked for ways to help our users take better advantage of all this information. Jason Kikel, our Director of Regulatory Research came up with the most recent enhancement ...

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Cannacurio: Dispensary & Retailer Leaderboard (July 2020 Update)

August 25, 2020

Through July 2020 new dispensaries and retailers continue to enter the marketplace. So far this year we have tracked 781. Those licenses represent an 11% increase from the 6,927 at the beginning of the year.

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Cannacurio: Virginia’s Industrial Hemp Overview

August 14, 2020

Last week we reported on one of the three license types managed by the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (VDACS). This regulator handles hemp registrations for all value chain participants including growers, processors and dealers.

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Cannacurio: Virginia’s Industrial Hemp Dealers

August 5, 2020

The Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (VDACS) handles hemp registrations for all value chain participants including growers, processors and dealers. An Industrial Hemp Dealer buys industrial hemp from a grower ...

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Cannacurio: Cultivation Leaderboard (2020 Midyear Update)

July 30, 2020

We have been tracking key cannabis activities on the Cannacurio blog and this week we look at cultivation licenses issued through the first six months of the year. All year California and Oklahoma have been responsible for ...

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Cannacurio: Dispensary & Retailer Leaderboard (2020 Midyear Update)

July 20, 2020

We are midway through 2020 and the industry has added 667 licenses this year. Those new licenses represent a 9.6% increase from the 6,927 at the beginning of the year. Twenty-one states have added at least one active license this year.

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Cannacurio: What Happens When an MSO Buys a One State Wonder?

July 9, 2020

In the realm of Cannabis M&A activity, Curaleaf’s purchase of the three Arrow Alternative Care (AAC) Dispensaries in Connecticut will not land on any league table or leaderboard for size of deal or industry impact.

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Cannacurio Podcast Episode 34 with Ryan Fleming and Paul Clifford of Sage Intacct

April 1, 2021

In the latest episode of the Cannacurio Podcast from Cannabiz Media, host Ed Keating speaks with Ryan Fleming, account executive, and Paul Clifford, senior solution consultant, at Sage Intacct, a cloud accounting and financial management solution for the cannabis industry.

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Cannacurio Podcast Episode 33 with Tony Repanich of Shield Compliance

March 24, 2021

In the latest episode of the Cannacurio Podcast from Cannabiz Media, we speak with Tony Repanich, President and Chief Operating Officer of Shield Compliance, a comprehensive compliance management platform for banking cannabis-related businesses.

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Cannacurio Podcast Episode 32 with Robert Mohr and Haley Hayes of PeopleGuru

February 24, 2021

In the latest episode of the Cannacurio Podcast from Cannabiz Media, my co-host, Amanda Guerrero, and I discuss speak with Robert Mohr, Cannabis Channel Manager, and Haley Hayes, Sales Executive, from PeopleGuru, a cloud-based and cannabis-friendly HR payroll, human capital management, and technology provider.

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Cannacurio Podcast Episode 31 with Lewis Koski of Metrc

February 18, 2021

In the latest episode of the Cannacurio Podcast from Cannabiz Media, my co-host, Amanda Guerrero, and I discuss speak with Lews Koski, Chief Operating Officer of Metrc, a leading seed-to-sale track-and-trace technology company for the cannabis and hemp industries.

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Cannacurio Podcast Episode 30 with James Eichner and Ron Basak-Smith of Sana Packaging

February 3, 2021

In the latest episode of the Cannacurio Podcast from Cannabiz Media, my co-host, Amanda Guerrero, and I discuss new adult-use cannabis licenses from Arizona and Colorado license expiration data as well as hemp licenses North Carolina. We also speak with James Eichner and Ron Basak-Smith, co-founders of Sana Packaging, a sustainable cannabis and hemp packaging company.

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Cannacurio Podcast Episode 29 with Lisa Jordan of Canna Advisors

January 27, 2021

In the latest episode of the Cannacurio Podcast from Cannabiz Media, my co-host, Amanda Guerrero, and I discuss cannabis licenses from Oklahoma, Rhode Island, and Colorado as well as 2020 trend data. We also speak with Lisa Jordan, VP of Marketing for Canna Advisors, a cannabis industry consulting company that helps cannabis entrepreneurs win licenses and grow their businesses.

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Cannacurio Podcast Episode 28 with Colton Griffin of Flourish

January 14, 2021

In the latest episode of the Cannacurio Podcast from Cannabiz Media, my co-host, Amanda Guerrero, and I discuss new cannabis licenses from Oklahoma, Washington, California, Rhode Island, Michigan, and Canada as well as testing lab and distributor license trends in 2020. We also speak with Colton Griffin, CEO of Flourish Software, a seed-to-sale software solution for the cannabis and hemp industries.

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Cannacurio Podcast Episode 27 with Zach Gordon of Grassi CPA

January 6, 2021

In the latest episode of the Cannacurio Podcast from Cannabiz Media, my co-host, Amanda Guerrero, and I discuss 2020 cannabis license leaderboards as well as license growth in 2020. We also speak with Zach Gordon, Tax Senior Manager at Grassi CPAs, an accounting and professional services company with a long history supporting clients operating in and with the cannabis industry.

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Cannacurio Podcast Episode 26 with Karen Mayberry of Trym

December 9, 2020

In the latest episode of the Cannacurio Podcast from Cannabiz Media, my co-host, Amanda Guerrero, and I discuss retailer and dispensary license updates from the past 11 months as well as new license data for California, Oregon, and Oklahoma that has been added to the Cannabiz Media License Database.

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Cannacurio Podcast Episode 25 with Tom Bruggeman and Mike Bracewell of Tom's Tumbler

October 29, 2020

In the latest episode of the Cannacurio Podcast from Cannabiz Media, my co-host, Amanda Guerrero, and I discuss new license data for California, Michigan, and Oklahoma that has been added to the Cannabiz Media License Database. We also speak with Tom Bruggeman and Mike Bracewell of Tom's Tumbler, ...

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Cannacurio Podcast Episode 24 with Graham McConnell of Nth Round

October 21, 2020

In the latest episode of the Cannacurio Podcast from Cannabiz Media, my co-host, Amanda Guerrero, and I discuss hemp licenses, trademarks, and retail point-of-sale data. We also speak with Graham McConnell the co-founder of Nth Round, ...

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Cannacurio Podcast Episode 23 with Bill Owens and Todd Mock of Samson Extracts

October 7, 2020

In the latest episode of the Cannacurio Podcast from Cannabiz Media, my co-host, Amanda Guerrero, and I discuss international licenses in Columbia and Canada as well as new point-of-sale and CRM data being added to the Cannabiz Media License Database.

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Cannacurio Podcast Episode 22 with Jason Ortiz of Minority Cannabis Business Association

September 30, 2020

In the latest episode of the Cannacurio Podcast from Cannabiz Media, my co-host, Amanda Guerrero, and I discuss beneficial owners, backers and true parties of interest in Connecticut as well as cultivation leaderboards, and new point-of-sale data being added to the Cannabiz Media License Database.

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Cannacurio Podcast Episode 21 with Mark Diener of JULABO

September 16, 2020

In the latest episode of the Cannacurio Podcast from Cannabiz Media, my co-host, Amanda Guerrero, and I discuss license updates coming to the Cannabiz Media License Database, including Oregon cannabis licenses, Louisiana CBD licenses, and Pennsylvania, Ohio, Montana and South Carolina hemp licenses.

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Cannacurio Podcast Episode 20 with Kristen Nichols and Shannon Shuman of Marijuana Business Daily

September 9, 2020

In the latest episode of the Cannacurio Podcast from Cannabiz Media, my co-host, Amanda Guerrero, and I discuss dispensary and retailer license data from Oklahoma, Michigan, and California.

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Cannacurio Podcast Episode 19 - Cannabis Software Stack Report

September 2, 2020

In the latest episode of the Cannacurio Podcast from Cannabiz Media, my co-host, Amanda Guerrero, and I discuss the data and insights found in Cannabiz Media's Cannabis Software Stack Report. For more details about each technology sector ...

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Cannacurio Podcast Episode 18 with John Manlove and Rob Fess of Apex Trading

August 19, 2020

In the latest episode of the Cannacurio Podcast from Cannabiz Media, my co-host, Amanda Guerrero, and I discuss new license data updates from Michigan, Pennsylvania, Utah, Virginia, and more.

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Cannacurio Podcast Episode 17 with Kim Stuck of Allay Consulting

August 14, 2020

In the latest episode of the Cannacurio Podcast from Cannabiz Media, my co-host, Amanda Guerrero, and I discuss Virginia hemp licenses and regulations, new license data coming from California, Washington, Florida and Alberta, Canada, and more.

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Cannacurio Podcast Episode 16 with Danny Pomirchy of PMG Development

August 5, 2020

In the latest episode of the Cannacurio Podcast from Cannabiz Media, my co-host, Amanda Guerrero, and I discuss Cannabiz Media's Cannabis Software Stack Report, mapping contact titles to roles and levels within the Cannabiz Media License Database, ...

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Cannacurio Podcast Episode 15 with Rachel Fournier of Agrify

July 7, 2020

In the latest episode of the Cannacurio Podcast from Cannabiz Media, my co-host, Amanda Guerrero, and I discuss hemp license updates, Cannabiz Media's annual point-of-sale software survey, and more.

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Cannacurio Podcast Episode 14 with Jeff Harris of Springbig

July 1, 2020

In the latest episode of the Cannacurio Podcast from Cannabiz Media, my co-host, Amanda Guerrero, and I discuss year-to-date cultivation licenses, Tennessee hemp, and more.

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Cannacurio Podcast Episode 13 with Tyler Stratford of Monica's House

June 17, 2020

In the latest episode of the Cannacurio Podcast from Cannabiz Media, my co-host, Amanda Guerrero, and I discuss year-to-date dispensary and retail licenses, Oklahoma license saturation, and more.

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Cannacurio Podcast Episode 12 with Bryan Lopez and Scott Denholm of BryteMap

June 10, 2020

In the latest episode of the Cannacurio Podcast from Cannabiz Media, my co-host, Amanda Guerrero, and I discuss hemp licenses, Florida license violations, and more.

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Cannacurio Podcast Episode 11 with Michael Crane of DataOwl

June 3, 2020

In the latest episode of the Cannacurio Podcast from Cannabiz Media, my co-host, Amanda Guerrero, and I discuss hemp grower, processor, and manufacturing licenses in Connecticut, Michigan, Missouri, and more.

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Cannacurio Podcast Episode 10 with Xavier Jaillet of HAL Extraction

May 27, 2020

In the latest episode of the Cannacurio Podcast from Cannabiz Media, my co-host, Amanda Guerrero, and I discuss cannabis testing and distribution licenses across the United States as well as hemp licenses in Texas.

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Cannacurio Podcast Episode 9 with David O'Brien of Massachusetts Cannabis Business Association

May 22, 2020

In the latest episode of the Cannacurio Podcast from Cannabiz Media, my co-host, Amanda Guerrero, and I discuss microbusiness licenses in California and hemp license data across the country.

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Cannacurio Podcast Episode 8 with Debra Borchardt of Green Market Report

May 20, 2020

In the latest episode of the Cannacurio Podcast from Cannabiz Media, my co-host, Amanda Guerrero, and I discuss hemp licenses across the country as well as microbusiness licenses in California.

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Cannacurio Podcast Episode 7 with Nick Tennant of Precision Extraction Solutions

May 15, 2020

In the latest episode of the Cannacurio Podcast from Cannabiz Media, my co-host, Amanda Guerrero, and I discuss license numbers and cannabis license verification as well as retail and dispensary license data in 2020. We also speak with Nick Tennant, Founder and Chief Technology Officer of Precision Extraction Solutions, a global leader in cannabis extraction equipment, technology, site planning, compliance, lab build-out, installation, consulting, and training.

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Cannacurio Podcast Episode 6 with Tim Sultan of Marijuana Industry Trade Association

May 13, 2020

In the latest episode of the Cannacurio Podcast from Cannabiz Media, my co-host, Amanda Guerrero, and I discuss license numbers and cannabis license verification as well as retail and dispensary license data in 2020.

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Cannacurio Podcast Episode 5 with Dawne Morris of PROTEUS 420

May 6, 2020

In the latest episode of the Cannacurio Podcast from Cannabiz Media, my co-host, Amanda Guerrero, and I discuss new cannabis retailer and dispensary licensing data during the first quarter of 2020.

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Cannacurio Podcast Episode 4 with Kaliko Castille and Amy Rose of NCIA

April 28, 2020

In the new episode of the Cannacurio Podcast from Cannabiz Media, my co-host, Amanda Guerrero, and I discuss the latest U.S. cannabis cultivation licensing data. We also speak with Kaliko Castille, Director of Marketing, ...

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Cannacurio Podcast Episode 3 with Justin Mayhall of BioTrack

April 16, 2020

In the latest episode of the Cannacurio Podcast from Cannabiz Media, my co-host, Amanda Guerrero, and I discuss new cannabis licensing data out of West Virginia. We also speak with Justin Mayhall, ...

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Cannacurio Podcast Episode 2 with Taylor Jones of Blackbird

April 13, 2020

In this week's Cannacurio Podcast, join my co-host, Amanda Guerrero, and I as we catch up on data trends and news from the Cannabiz Media License Database and speak with Taylor Jones, Vice President of Sales for Blackbird, ...

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Cannacurio Podcast Episode 1 with Chaz Hermanowski of Grove Bags

April 1, 2020

Join me and Cannabiz Media's Director of Sales and Trade Associations, Amanda Guerrero on the first episode of Cannabiz Media's Cannacurio Podcast where we talk about interesting data pulled from the Cannabiz Media License Database and interview one of our power users.

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