The Daily Hit is a recap of the top financial news stories for April 20, 2023.
On the Site
More Cannabis Investments Busted
Unsuspecting investors trusted these cannabis companies which they now accuse of fraud. The desire to be a part of the cannabis industry and promises of quick and hefty returns have caused many investors to lose their money. Read more here.
Police Pilot Roadside Cannabis Test in Missouri
A neuro-diagnostic company, Oculogica, said it has launched a pilot program to trial a new roadside cannabis test that supposedly provides immediate results, with a wider release slated toward the end of the year. Read more here.
Oregon Issues First Licenses For Psilocybin Facilitators
Oregon Health Authority (OHA) released a statement on April 18 noting that the authority had licensed the state’s first three facilitators for providing psilocybin services. Read more here.
GRN Holdings Completes Acquisition of Mendocino Green
GRN Holding Corporation, Inc. (OTC Pink: GRNF) has completed the purchase of Mendocino Green Inc, which includes a cultivation license, nursery license, and distribution license from one of the oldest cannabis license holders in California. Read more here.
Massachusetts Company Flips the Script on 4/20
April 20 may be the biggest sales day of the year for the vast majority of cannabis retailers, but Temescal Wellness is placing its priorities on employee mental health rather than profits for this year’s marijuana holiday. Read more here.
In Other News
Dutchie Outage on 4/20
Technology platform Dutchie, which provides point-of-sale (POS) hardware for cannabis retailers across the United States, reported interruptions and outages on Thursday – the unofficial marijuana holiday 4/20 and one of the biggest sales day of the year in the industry. Read more here.
The marijuana industry in Illinois is expanding with more dispensaries set to open, but some workers are asking lawmakers to fix some of the rules. Read more here.
A bill in the Minnesota Legislature to legalize adult-use cannabis appears to be nearing the finish line, with a vote apparently in the state House slated for Monday. Read more here.