The Daily Hit is a recap of the top financial news stories for Sept. 18, 2023.
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Workers Strike at Curaleaf Arizona Dispensary
Some workers at a Curaleaf Holdings Inc. (CSE: CURA) (OTCQX: CURLF) dispensary in Phoenix have gone on strike as of Friday, in an attempt they say to force company executives to the bargaining table. Read more here.
Mydecine Attempts to Raise Money With New Prospectus
Psychedelics firm Mydecine Innovations Group Inc. (NEO:MYCO) (OTC:MYCOF) (FSE:0NFA), which is still in the pre-revenue stage, announced a plan to offer 18.75 million additional shares for distribution at 20 cents apiece, in an attempt to raise $3.75 million. Read more here.
Cannabis Regulators Ask Congress to Close Hemp Loopholes in 2023 Farm Bill
The Cannabis Regulators Association (CANNRA), a nonpartisan association representing cannabis and hemp regulatory agencies from 45 member states and U.S. territories, sent a letter on Friday urging Congress to consider changes to the 2023 Farm Bill. The three-page letter was penned in order to close loopholes created by the 2018 Farm Bill. Read more here.
Institutional Investors Open Wallets for Columbia Care, Canopy Growth
It seems investor interest in the cannabis sector is returning. Cannabis heavyweights Canopy Growth Corporation (TSX: WEED) (Nasdaq: CGC) and Columbia Care Inc. (NEO: CCHW) (OTCQX: CCHWF) both inked large private placements with institutional investors. Read more here.
New York Battling Judge Over Exemptions to Cannabis Retail Licensing Pause
New York marijuana regulators have spent nearly the past month trying to convince a state judge to allow a handful of conditional adult use retail dispensary (CAURD) licensees to open for business, but as of Friday, nothing the state tried had yet worked, which leaves the Empire State with just 23 operational legal cannabis shops for the foreseeable future. Read more here.
In Other News
Warning that action is “desperately needed” to address upheaval at the Cannabis Control Commission, the Massachusetts Senate’s top Republican and several other lawmakers urged their colleagues Monday to subject the state’s marijuana regulatory agency to new scrutiny. Read more here.
Cannabis in Oregon can no longer be recalled over a pathogenic mold, until a court decides if the state’s zero-tolerance policy went too far. Read more here.
The agency regulating the sale of medical cannabis in Maine is proposing a new set of rules as providers leave the market in record numbers, despite totaling over $300 million in sales last year. The proposed rules are primarily driven by legislative changes, including the adoption of a two-tiered fine system for violations that, depending on the severity of an infraction, could cost up to $7,500. Read more here.