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Words of note from thought leaders, newsmakers and influencers in the cannabisphere.




  • It is a dream come true to open our first coffeeshop in Amsterdam — Mike Tyson on the grand opening of the Coffeeshop Tyson 2.0 cafe and lounge
  • Today is a historic day for Greenlight and the state of Missouri. Given the thriving patient community and surrounding borders we anticipate Missouri to be a billion dollar market by 2024 — Greenlight co-founder and CEO John Mueller on his company’s launch of adult-use sales in its home state of Missouri
  • I chose to partner with Cookies because it met all of my expectations—from planting and quality control, to marketing and distribution. — Grammy-winning musical artist and Apple Trees founder Erykah Badu
  • Ric Flair Drip will make you say “WOOOOO!” with heavy strains intended to tap out any opponent. — Pro wrestling legend Ric Flair announcing the Michigan launch of his product line
  • This move by Twitter is such a big win for the cannabis industry—it gives cannabis companies the ability to lean into the power of brand — 5WPR’s Paul Miser on Twitter’s move to allow cannabis ads on its platform
  • We’re moving fast. Now that we have our feet underneath us since receiving the ticker symbol CBDW and now we’re taking definitive steps toward adding shareholder value. — 1606 Corp CEO and chair Greg Lambrecht on getting $20 million in new financing
  • Combs Global represents the next chapter in my journey as a business leader and a bigger vision to build the largest portfolio of leading Black-owned brands in the world. I’ve enlisted world-class teams of top executives, specialists and strategic partners to bring this new dream to life. — Sean “Diddy” Combs on rebranding Combs Enterprises to better represent his international aims and reflect his role as owner of cannabis assets valued at $185 million

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