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StaffJune 13, 2023


The Daily Hit is a recap of the top financial news stories for June 13, 2023.

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Would-be Whistleblowers Facing Countersuit from Former Employer

A pair of former employees at a California marijuana company who tried to blow the whistle on millions of dollars worth of cannabis counterfeiting and diversion are now facing a lawsuit from their ex-boss, who denied all wrongdoing and claims instead that the two employees were thieves. Read more here.

Stanley Brothers Accuse Charlotte’s Web of Ignoring Shareholders

Jesse and Joel Stanley, the co-founders of Charlotte’s Web Holdings, Inc. (TSX: CWEB) (OTCQX: CWBHF), have accused the company’s board of ignoring shareholders’ demand for change. Rather than engaging with their concerns, the brothers claim that the board has pointed them towards legal counsel. Read more here.

Connecticut Latest in String of States to Enact 280E Relief

Connecticut on Tuesday became the latest in a national trend of states with operational marijuana markets to approve state-level relief from the 280E provision of the federal tax code. The new state budget signed by Gov. Ned Lamont will let cannabis companies claim state tax breaks in the same amount they would have been entitled to from the federal government if 280E did not exist. Read more here.

Founding Director of Cannabis NYC on the Factors Thwarting the Adult-Use Rollout

Dasheeda Dawson talked to Crain’s New York Business about persuading legacy operators to join New York’s legal market, ensuring that the industry is just and equitable as well as profitable, and what we should — and shouldn’t — tell young people about cannabis. Read more here.

In Other News

ZYUS Life Sciences Corp.

Zyus Life Sciences Corp. completed the previously announced reverse takeover transaction with Zyus Life Sciences Inc., in accordance with the terms of an arrangement agreement dated Nov. 15, 2022. Under the arranged Phoenix Canada Oil Company Ltd. and the former Zyus completed a business combination, through which the former Zyus entity is now a wholly owned subsidiary of the company. The combined entity is expected to commence trading on the TSX under the ticker symbol ZYUS on June 19. Read more here.

Humble & Fume

Humble & Fume Inc. (CSE: HMBL) (OTCQX: HUMBF) closed on its non-brokered private placement of convertible debenture units of the company in aggregate principal amount of C$1,540,000. Read more here.

Hempsana Holdings Ltd.

Hempsana (CSE: HMPS)entered into an agreement to restructure the previously announced investment in the corporation by Antosh Consulting Inc. into an equity issuance, following consultation with the Canadian Securities Exchange. The investor has agreed to purchase 30 million units of Hempsana at a price of $0.03 per unit, for a total purchase price of $900,000. Read more here.

Noemi GonzalesJune 19, 2020


“How to Succeed in the Cannabis Industry: For Professionals, Contractors & Entrepreneurs” by Dasheeda Dawson

Now this book covers a topic that is in dire need of addressing in the cannabis industry and the various businesses surrounding it.

Having a passion and education for cannabis is just not enough to succeed in the marijuana industry so investing the time, effort, and energy to enhance your understanding of the business side of the cannabis world.

“How to Succeed in the Cannabis Industry” brings to light that very variable that is missing from the equations of so many people who are striving to excel in the marijuana industry.

-Topic Focus-

There are so many many books that focus on the social aspects of cannabis, recipe books, and books that cover the history of cannabis so seeing one that focuses on helping fledgling entrepreneurs succeed in the rapidly growing world of the marijuana business.

Here you will find a very detailed breakdown of current opportunities in the cannabis world and how one may translate their existing skillsets to further flourish and provide genuine value to potential employers in the cannabis world.

There are nearly 100 different questions and exercises in this book to help you to self-assess your best route into the business world of marijuana.

-About the Author-

Author Dasheeda Dawson is also known as “The WeedHead” and is viewed by many as a leading voice in the world of marijuana advocacy. She is a board member of the Doctors for Cannabis Regulation, a national physician’s association dedicated to the legalization and effective regulation of cannabis for adults.

She also is an award-winning executive strategist, an outspoken marijuana activist, and brings a wide array of expertise to the table from her experience as a business development strategist and rapidly growing entrepreneur in the cannabis space.

Dasheeda Dawson received her MBA from Rutgers Business School and completed her undergraduate degree in Molecular Biology at Princeton University and has experience working alongside serious business entities such as Target, Victoria’s Secret, and more. Additional affiliations within the industry include Chief Strategy Officer for Minorities for Medical Marijuana (M4MM) and co-founder of Cannabis Education Advocacy Symposium & Expo (CEASE).

-Reading Experience-

The smooth combination of personal experience coupled with high-level understanding of the business world really works together to weave an incredibly competent look at the cannabis industry that can give one genuine hope for making money in the marijuana industry.

There is minimal fluff and the assessment section really serves its intended purpose of guiding you to better understand where you might fit in when it comes to the business side.

The actionable advice present in “How to Succeed in the Cannabis Industry” is a refreshing change of pace from the general fluff articles that we often find on the internet that do not actually help us in any way.


If you’re looking to get serious about building a career or transitioning into the world of business in the cannabis world then you really need to consider adding “How to Succeed in the Cannabis Industry: For Professionals, Contractors & Entrepreneurs” by Dasheeda Dawson.

The assessment section is powerful, the book is intelligently written, and you can really get the sense that the author wants as many people as possible to find their own success in the marijuana industry.

If you are looking to that leap into the business side of cannabis then you can get started by getting your copy here:

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