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Cannacurio #62: Cannabiz Intelligence - Your Planning & TAM Toolkit

December 2, 2022

It’s year end and time for all of us in the cannabis industry to do our 2023 strategic planning and budgeting. Cannabiz Media’s Business Intelligence Platform is rife with data to help you complete these projects in record time with an unparalleled set of data dashboards. You’ll be turning out TAMs and market share analyses in no time thanks to the graphs, charts, tables, and data exports we provide.

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Cannacurio #61: Privately Held MSOs – Who Are They & Where Can You Find Them?

September 12, 2022

Our research team is constantly scrutinizing licenses and the companies that own them. While many of the cannacurious industry watchers focus on the publicly held companies; there is a whole other tier of private companies that have been quietly acquiring licenses across state lines. We think this is where the cannaserious observers are spending their time. These companies are harder to track due to the lack of public filings, but the license information can tell an interesting story.

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Cannacurio #60: Midyear Cultivation Leaderboards

July 29, 2022

Periodically, we review new licenses added and total license counts by state. These census snapshots, derived from our Cannabiz Business Intelligence platform, show where new licenses are being created and where the balance of power is from market to market. Our customers use this information for go-to-market strategies as it may inform their sales territories, trade show planning, and marketing spend. Here is the key data about numbers of cultivation licenses added by month and state in 2022 to date, top five states that added new cultivation licenses, and more.

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Cannacurio #59: Dispensary & Retailer Leaderboard June 2022

June 30, 2022

Periodically, this blog checks in on new license counts throughout the value chain. For this post, we will evaluate what has been happening with dispensaries and retailers. According to the Cannabiz Media License Database, states have added 1,066 licenses in the first five months of 2022. Four states have issued 100 or more licenses with Oklahoma in the lead.

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Cannacurio #58: Who are the Go-To Advisors for Cannabis M&A?

June 3, 2022

In 2020, Cannabiz Media started researching cannabis mergers and acquisitions as a byproduct of license tracking. M&A is a key transaction because licenses change ownership in these deals. Recently, we wrote about which MSO’s led in buying versus building cannabis stores. For this post, we want to share what we found about who advised them. This data was obtained from our Cannabiz Intelligence™ Advisor Leaderboard.

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Cannacurio #57: Do Public MSOs Build or Buy Their Cannabis Stores?

April 20, 2022

Cannabiz Media has been tracking cannabis and hemp licenses globally since 2015. Over those seven years, we have aggregated a mass of data on licenses, companies, and transactions that result in change of license ownership. After compiling 500 transactions in our Cannabiz Intelligence™ platform, we wanted to take a closer look at how key publicly traded MSOs were adding to their store footprints. Our goal was to determine which stores were “built” versus those that were “bought”.

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Cannacurio #56: New Jersey’s 68 Conditional Licenses

March 31, 2022

On Thursday March 24th, the New Jersey Cannabis Regulatory Commission Board recommended approval on 68 applications for conditional licenses. This cohort includes 50 Class 1 Cultivator applications and 18 Class 2 Manufacturer applications.

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Cannacurio #55: Manufacturing Licenses

March 30, 2022

Cannabis manufacturing licenses are issued at a slower pace than cultivation or retail licenses. However, they serve as important assets for companies because the products are often powerful brands. These brands, unlike license assets, can cross state lines and will undoubtedly help well established companies thrive and build market share.

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Cannacurio #54: Cultivation License Leaderboard

March 10, 2022

Since Oklahoma started issuing cannabis cultivation licenses, the leaderboard has always been dominated by either Oklahoma or California. They are the only states with a double digit percentage of licenses. Here's what the leaderboard looks like across the U.S. today.

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Cannacurio #53: Hemp License Trends in 2021

February 16, 2022

Cannabiz Media tracks every cannabis and hemp license that we can find. What’s been unique about hemp is how different states build out their licensing schemes. Trends to keep an eye on in 2022 include licensing at the retail hemp level as well as the growing role and influence of the Department of Agriculture.

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Cannacurio #52: Dispensary & Retailer Leaderboard 2021 Wrap-up

February 2, 2022

Dispensaries and retailers have continued to come throughout 2021. 1,846 licenses were issued through August 2021, and the year ended with 2,602 licenses. Seven states issued a hundred or more licenses with Oklahoma keeping the crown for issuing the most dispensary licenses.

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Cannacurio #51 - Who Applied for Ohio’s New Dispensary Licenses?

January 14, 2022

At the very end of 2021, the Ohio Board of Pharmacy received 1,462 applications for 73 dispensary licenses. The winners will be chosen by lottery in January 2022. Ohio is a limited license state and currently has 61 dispensaries around the state, so the addition of these news stores is significant and will assuredly be welcomed by the 231,165 registered patients in the state.

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Cannacurio #50 - Is Cannabis Having Its Romaine Lettuce Moment?

December 15, 2021

At Cannabiz Media we have a unique view as to what is happening at the state level and across state lines. One trend we have spotted in the last quarter is the increase in product recalls, often tied to testing results.

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Cannacurio #49 - New Jersey Licensing and Legalization Breakdown

October 12, 2021

As part of the 2020 election, New Jersey voters approved a constitutional amendment to legalize cannabis. Question 1’s passage was expected, and the short constitutional change left many details for the legislature to sort out. Nearly a year later, the legislature has made progress and regulators have issued final rules to expand the medical industry into an adult use one.

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Cannacurio #48: Dispensary & Retailer Leaderboard September 2021

September 21, 2021

Dispensaries and retailers have continued to come online this year. We count 1,846 licenses issued through the end of August. Six states issued 100 or more licenses.

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Cannacurio #47 – Software Stack Summer 2021

September 7, 2021

The number of companies in the cannabis software stack continued to grow during Covid. Learn the key findings and see which brands are big and where in the new Cannabis Software Stack Summer 2021 report.

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Georgia Announces Winners of 6 Medical Marijuana Licenses

July 26, 2021

Georgia finally announces the six winners of these vertically integrated licenses. Only two Multi-State Operators (MSOs) won while key companies lost out entirely. Lawsuits are expected to be filed.

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Cannacurio #45: Manufacturing Licenses January - May 2021

July 8, 2021

Cannabis manufacturing licenses are important assets for companies because the products are often powerful brands. These brands, unlike license assets, can cross state lines and will undoubtedly help well-established companies thrive and build market share.

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Cannacurio #44: Cultivation License Leaderboard January – May 2021

June 21, 2021

During the first five months of 2021, here's where the new cultivation licenses have been issued, what it means for the total number of licenses, and what might it translate into in terms of expanded canopy size.

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Cannacurio #43: Where Will the Next Cannabis Licenses Be Issued?

April 21, 2021

While many focus on the big license producing states like California, Oklahoma, Colorado, Washington, and Oregon where over 83% of the nation’s licenses are issued, we miss out on other states that are quietly issuing licenses or are evaluating their programs. 

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Cannacurio Podcast Episode 46 with Jason Kikel of Cannabiz Media

November 3, 2022

Cannabiz Media Director of Regulatory Research, Jason Kikel, joins Ed Keating on the Cannacurio podcast to talk about consumption licenses in the cannabis industry today and what we can expect to see in the future.

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Cannacurio Podcast Episode 45 with Ben Walters of Pioneer Intelligence

July 6, 2022

Pioneer Intelligence founder, Ben Walters, joins Ed Keating on the Cannacurio podcast to talk about how his company leverages data to benchmark and explore marketing performance of consumer-facing cannabis brands.

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Cannacurio Podcast Episode 44 with Jason Kikel of Cannabiz Media

June 30, 2022

Cannabiz Media Director of Regulatory Research, Jason Kikel, joins Ed Keating on the Cannacurio podcast to talk about microbusiness licenses in the cannabis industry today and what we can expect to see in the future.

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Cannacurio Podcast Episode 43 with Michael Piermont of Leaf Trade

June 1, 2022

Leaf Trade President Michael Piermont joins Ed Keating to talk about how his company powers the cannabis industry's leading wholesale cannabis marketplace and digital payment infrastructure as well as how the Leaf Trade team uses the Cannabiz Media License Database for research and business development.

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Cannacurio Podcast Episode 42 with Jim Thomas of ASTM International

March 2, 2022

ASTM International Vice President of Sales and Marketing Jim Thomas joins Ed Keating to talk about how ASTM works to develop cannabis industry standards as well as how his team uses the Cannabiz Media License Database for research, sales, and business development.

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Cannacurio Podcast Episode 41 with Chris Cohen of Square Grouper 360

February 23, 2022

Square Grouper 360 President Chris Cohen is a strategiest for large mainstream media companies helping them streamline advertising sales for the cannabis and hemp industries. Recently, Chris joined Ed Keating to talk about his work with MNI Targeted Media and how he uses the Cannabiz Media database to support their sales and business development initiatives.

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Cannacurio Podcast Episode 40 with Ryan Kiley of ePAC Flexible Packaging

December 14, 2021

ePAC Flexible Packaging Director of Market Development Ryan Kiley joins Ed Keating to talk about how his company's packaging solutions help small and mid-sized cannabis and hemp businesses as well as how his team uses the Cannabiz Media database to support their research, brand awareness, sales, and business development initiatives.

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Cannabiz Media Cannacurio Podcast from MJBizCon 2021 Episode 2

November 17, 2021

It's time for Part 2 of Cannabiz Media's Cannacurio podcast recorded at MJBizCon in Las Vegas this month. Watch the video below and listen to host Ed Keating talk to experts from OG Cannabis Insurance, March Networks, EZ Trim, Royal Supply, and Canna Carton about MJBizCon, what's on the horizon for the cannabis industry, and how they use the Cannabiz Media License Database to support their sales and marketing initiatives.

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Cannabiz Media Cannacurio Podcast from MJBizCon 2021 Episode 1

November 10, 2021

Cannabiz Media took the Cannacurio podcast on the road this month to MJBizCon in Las Vegas! Watch the video below and listen to host Ed Keating talk to experts from Green Fertigation, Treez, Green Tank Technologies, and Treez about MJBizCon, what's coming for the cannabis industry, and how they use the Cannabiz Media License Database to support their sales and marketing initiatives.

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Cannacurio Podcast Episode 39 with Steve LaFaille of Tecogen

October 15, 2021

Tecogen Vice President of Business Development Steve LaFaille joins Ed Keating to talk about how his company's products help cannabis and hemp cultivators efficiently meet their engery needs as well as how his team uses the Cannabiz Media database to support their business development initiatives.

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Cannacurio Podcast Episode 38 with Scott Campbell of METER Group

September 28, 2021

METER Group CEO Scott Campbell joins Ed Keating to talk about how his company's products help cannabis and hemp cultivators connect science, engineering, and design to improve productivity as well as how his team uses the Cannabiz Media database to connect with qualified sales leads!

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Cannacurio Podcast Episode 37 with David Rula of Gold Leaf Packaging

July 14, 2021

Gold Leaf Packaging founding partner David Rula joins Ed Keating to talk about how the company sprang up in Alabama to become a nationwide distributer, how they're able to stand apart in the cannabis industry, how they utilize the Cannabiz Media database, and more!

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Cannacurio Podcast Episode 36 with Kevin Hart of Green Check Verified

June 23, 2021

In the latest episode of the Cannacurio Podcast from Cannabiz Media, how Ed Keating speaks with Kevin Hart, CEO and Founder of Green Check Verified, a leading provider of cannabis banking solutions and expert advisory services for financial institutions.

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Cannacurio Podcast Episode 35 with Bryan Passman of Hunter + Esquire

April 28, 2021

In the latest episode of the Cannacurio Podcast from Cannabiz Media, host Ed Keating speaks with Bryan Passman, CEO and Founder of Hunter + Esquire, a full-service, retained executive recruitment and human capital advisory firm focused solely on the cannabis and psychedelics industries.

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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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