January 16, 2020

Business Insider identified the top venture-capital firms, including Merida Capital Partners, making deals in the cannabis industry based on how many investments they made in 2019. Firms shared they were looking to invest in areas such as advertising technology, international opportunities for CBD and hemp, drug-delivery platforms, lab testing, and synthetic cannabinoids.One of the most common pre...

January 6, 2020

Vireo Health, a leading physician-led, science-focused multi-state cannabis company, announced on January 6 the launch of LiteBud, a patent-pending line of consistently formulated, lower-Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) cannabis products that are designed to meet the needs of cannabis consumers seeking a more consistent, controlled and mild experience.

The first LiteBud product offering is a pre-roll mad...

January 6, 2020

GL Brands (formerly Freedom Leaf), a multinational hemp consumer packaged goods company and global house of brands, announced on January 6 that revenue guidance for its recently completed first fiscal quarter of 2020 ended Sept. 30, 2019 in the range of $2.1 million to $2.5 million

For the first fiscal quarter of 2020, the Company is projecting revenue in the range of $2.1 million to $2.4 million,...

November 27, 2019

The Minority Cannabis Business Association and Merida Capital Partners created a program, the Inclusive Industry ("i2") Accelerator, which looks to close the disparity, diversity and inclusion gaps that exist in two of the fastest-growing sectors in the U.S. The accelerator will initially deploy $500,000 to speed up the growth of five minority-owned businesses. Winners were announced a few days ag...

November 26, 2019

GrowGeneration Corp., the largest chain of specialty retail hydroponic and organic garden centers, with currently 25 locations, is pleased to announce that its common shares have been approved for listing on the Nasdaq Capital Market ("NASDAQ"). GrowGeneration Corp. common shares will begin trading on Nasdaq on December 2, 2019 under the trading ticker symbol "GRWG."

As of next Monday, GrowGen will...

November 5, 2019

Merida Merger Corp. I announced today that it priced its initial public offering of 12,000,000 units at USD$10.00 per unit. The units will commence trading November 5, 2019 on Nasdaq under the symbol “MCMJU” and are expected to commence trading on the Neo Exchange Inc.on or about November 8, subject to satisfying certain listing conditions, under the symbol “MMK.UN”. Each unit consists of one shar...

October 9, 2019

Cresco Labs Inc., one of the largest vertically integrated multi-state cannabis operators in the United States, today announced that it has closed its acquisition of 100% of the membership interests of Gloucester Street Capital, LLC, the parent entity of Merida portfolio company Valley Agriceuticals, LLC (“Valley Ag”) via a merger between Gloucester and a subsidiary of Cresco Labs. As a result of...

October 1, 2019

Cheddar is a leading post-cable news, media, and entertainment company broadcasting live on SlingTV, Hulu Live, YouTube TV, Philo, Twitter, Facebook Watch, Pluto, Xumo and more. Watch the full video here. Back in late June, Merida's Managing Partner Mitch Baruchowitz and Brandon Wyatt from the Minority Cannabis Business Association sat down with Cheddar to discuss the launch of the Inclusive Indus...

September 16, 2019

Freedom Leaf Inc. announce that its newly acquired subsidiary, Green Lotus, completed its inaugural shipment of $600,000 of topical hemp-CBD products to Mexico on July 31. Products will be distributed by Green Lotus' Mexican partner, CBD Life SA, initially in up to 4,000 locations and expanding to over 40,000 locations over the next 12 months.

This represents the first commercial shipment of r...

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