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StaffNovember 15, 2022
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The Daily Hit is a recap of cannabis business news for Nov. 15, 2022.

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California Cannabis Debt Bubble on Verge of Bursting

A slow but steady years-long trend of licensed marijuana companies in California not paying all of their bills might be nearing its climax, industry insiders warned, and a wave of business failures is on the way if (when) the debt bubble explodes. Read more here.

Kentucky Governor Provides Pathway for Medical Cannabis Use

The governor of one of last states holding out on medical cannabis signed an executive order today permitting possession and use of the product. Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear signed the order Tuesday, pardoning “any and all persons” accused of marijuana possession after the order’s effective date of Jan. 1, 2023, provided certain conditions were met. Read more here.

Michigan’s Canapa Valley Farms Closes on $17 Million Deal With Pelorus

Pelorus Equity Group closed a $17.3 million debt financing agreement with Vassar Acquisitions Property Management and its cannabis operating entity, Canapa Valley Farms. The money will be used for building out Canapa’s state-of-the-art 90,000-square-foot greenhouse and 8,500-square-foot processing facilities. Read more here.

Cresco Labs Slashes Losses Despite Significant Headwinds

Sales for Cresco Labs Inc. (CSE: CL) (OTCQX: CRLBF) (FSE: 6CQ), a vertically integrated, multistate operator, ticked down in the third quarter ended Sept. 30 to $210 million, in part due to the company’s exit from third-party distribution in California. Read more here.

Halo Stretches Margins Despite Lower Q3 Revenue

Halo Collective Inc. (NEO: HALO) (OTCQB: HCANF) posted results that showed rising margins despite lower revenue, driven by cost-cutting measures amid a congested supply side in California and Oregon. Revenue totaled $5.5 million, down 36% from $8.7 million in the same quarter last year. Read more here.

IN OTHER NEWS

Decibel Cannabis Company

Decibel Cannabis Company Inc. (TSXV: DB) (OTCQB: DBCCF), a premium cannabis producer, achieved 5.3% national market share in October 2022, which places Decibel as the sixth-largest LP in Canada by market share. The company reported $18.3 million of total net sales in Q3, with a sequential decline of 1% over Q2 2022 and an increase of 37% over Q3 2021. Read more here.

Trees Corp.

Trees Corp. (NEO: TREE) increased its revenues in the third quarter by 60% from the first quarter of 2022, while total gross profit has increased by 78% over the same period due to a strengthening retail gross profit margin percentage. Read more here.

Stone Road

Stone Road, a California-based line of premium, sustainably grown cannabis products, announced a partnership with Gamut Cannabis to bring Stone Road’s line of products to Michigan in early 2023. This marks the rapidly growing brand’s fourth market launch, as it continues to expand into legal states across the U.S. Read more here.


StaffOctober 17, 2022
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The Daily Hit is a recap of cannabis business news for Oct. 17, 2022.

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Cantor Ranks Potential M&A Cannabis Targets

The cannabis M&A market may be on pause for now as companies cross their fingers for some sort of banking relief. “Uncertainty around SAFE Plus will probably delay M&A activity until after the lame duck session,” noted Cantor Fitzgerald analyst Pablo Zuanic. With the blowup of the Verano and Goodness Growth deal last week, Zuanic offered a look at what he thinks are potential targets for acquisition going into the fourth quarter. Read more here.

Neptune Wellness Gets Out of Cannabis Biz

Neptune Wellness Solutions (Nasdaq: NEPT) is selling its cannabis business to PurCann Pharma for C$5.15 million to be paid in cash. PurCann Pharma is a subsidiary of Groupe SiliCycle, a Quebec-based company with more than 27 years of experience with extracting and purifying active ingredients from natural biomass. Read more here.

Turning Point CEO Out After 10 Months, Guidance Lowered

Turning Point Brands (NYSE: TPB) appointed long-tenured company executive Graham Purdy as CEO and board director on Monday, replacing Yavor Efremov after he resigned as CEO and director. Efremov officially took on the mantle if CEO in January 2022. The company also lowered its guidance for 2022 sales, in conjunction with posting third-quarter financial results. Read more here.

Cautionary Tale of Local Control, Red Tape, and Too Few Cannabis Retailers

As it enters the final stages of development, New York state regulators may want to take heed of how California’s heavy-handed regulatory and tax approach to legal cannabis has led to an out-of-control underground market – at least if the East Coast wants to avoid a similar fate. Read more here.

IN OTHER NEWS

Flower One

Flower One Holdings (CSE: FONE) (FSE: F11), the Canadian parent company of a cannabis cultivator and producer in Nevada, authorized the Canadian company and its Canadian subsidiaries to seek protection from the Supreme Court of British Columbia pursuant to the Companies’ Creditors Arrangement Act. Flower One is seeking to appoint PricewaterhouseCoopers. as the court appointed monitor as it undergoes restructuring. Read more here.

Pacific Banking Corp

A cannabis-friendly banking firm is urging a California court to issue a stay on claims that it failed to pay taxes on behalf of one of its clients, resulting in millions in penalties, saying that because the CEO has been indicted and is now in federal custody, he cannot appear to testify at an upcoming hearing. Read more here.


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