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StaffApril 20, 2023


The Daily Hit is a recap of the top financial news stories for April 20, 2023.

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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.

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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.

Debra BorchardtApril 20, 2023


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. With this acquisition complete, the company said it filed a supplemental report with OTC Markets to remove the shell status symbol from the OTC Markets webpage. Removing this designation will take the company one step closer to its previously announced plans for Corporate Restructuring according to a public statement.

Donald Steinberg, the Company’s CEO, commented “This acquisition of Mendocino Green Inc, which includes cultivation, nursery, and distribution license for California, allows us to expand our footprint in the Cannabis market. This purchase directly impacts the success of the VivaBuds launch in Los Angeles.”

In January, GRN Holding Corp and Marijuana Inc said they planned to merge to become a consolidated entity, with Marijuana Inc’s existing equity holders exchanging their shares in Marijuana Inc, for equity in the consolidated public company.GRN Holding Corporation Signs Letter of Intent for Corporate Restructuring and GRN Holding Corporation Announces Name Change to Marijuana Inc. give more details on that transaction.

With the nursery, GRN Holding can support the development of the 17 Landrace strains their consultants at One World Legends are growing in Colombia. This will allow them to supply cannabis cultivators with Landrace tissue cultures that are sometimes very hard to obtain.

Frank Van Vranken of Mendocino Greens Inc. said, “The opportunity to be part of GRN Holding Corporation opens pathways for growth we did not have before. The distribution channels available through GRNF, tied in with our ability to source good quality, low-priced Cannabis from the scores of Cannabis farmers we currently work with, will have a great impact on the distribution part of this agreement.”

Adam JacksonAugust 5, 2022


GRN Holdings Corporation, Inc. (OTC Pink: GRNF) will become known as Marijuana Inc. from now on, pending approval. The company also announced new changes in management and its business model as well as a corporate restructuring.

The company said it amended articles with the Secretary of State of Delaware and a related Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) corporate action to change the company name to Marijuana Inc. The company announces the appointment of a new Chief Executive Officer, Donald Steinberg, who is focused on implementing a new business model based on retail and international distribution.

“We see now that countries worldwide are going through different stages of decriminalization including the beginnings of legal import and export,” the newly-minted CEO said. “The name change to Marijuana, Inc. is fundamental to the company’s shift from an acquisition company to a company focused on the legal global distribution of marijuana. I look forward to participating in the enormous change taking place on a global scale regarding marijuana.”

Marijuana Inc. said it will have two new divisions. The first is VivaBuds, which is established as a retail model starting in Los Angeles. The VivaBuds program uses a “Tell A Friend” marketing approach to break through established and traditional supply lines by going direct from farm to consumer.

The second, One World Legends, will focus on Colombia and the preparations for export from there.

“Global distribution of marijuana is in the early stages and we are structuring the company to meet the demand,” said Rocky Petrullo, President of One World Legends (OWL). “After completing several trips to Colombia which consisted of establishing partnerships with licensed farms and industry leaders, I affirmed that the cannabis industry in Colombia is ready to grow high quality, large volume, cannabis flower. I have also traveled to Spain and Amsterdam to get a healthy understanding of the European market where we are aiming for importation from Colombia.”

OWL said it will distribute the Colombian strains, as well as landrace strains such as Durban Poison, and Afghan Kush from Colombia to legal customers. The term “landrace” is used in reference to the limited number of surviving cannabis strains which evolved naturally in the geographic region in which they were discovered by human beings in the 20th century. Landrace strains represent the original cannabis strains and are therefore the origins of all modern cannabis strains across the world, the release said.

“I have worked hard to find the landrace strains from different parts of the world and have secured seeds for grows in Colombia,” Petrullo said. “I am passionate about the quality of Colombian grow coupled with the seeds of old. This is our niche and I believe it will be invaluable to the preservation of cannabis history and enjoyment of the plant.”

The company launched a new website “as part of the overall refocus of the company,” it said. It also said it will change the name and symbol to help to better align the company with its new business model.

The company has recently filed a 20:1 reverse split with the FINRA. The split has not yet been approved but the company expects it to be effective soon.

“The reserve split may help make our company more attractive to institutional investors, ensure the company maintains the criteria for an up-listing to OTCQB, as well as make the stock more attractive for mergers and acquisitions,” it said in the release.

Former CEO Justin Costello resigned with the appointment of Donald Steinberg as CEO and Director, Steinberg as the company’s sole director.

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