Item 9 Labs Corp. Launches Reg A+ Public Offering & Keep Cannabis Local Campaign


Investors Now Have a Chance to Invest in the First Vertically Integrated U.S. Cannabis Franchise

PHOENIX (March 9, 2022) Item 9 Labs Corp. (OTCQX: INLB)–a vertically integrated cannabis dispensary franchisor and operator that produces premium, award-winning products–announced today the launch of its global, streamlined Regulation A, Tier 2 public offering for unaccredited and accredited investors. Now anyone can become a shareholder in Item 9 Labs Corp., which includes the national dispensary franchise, Unity Rd. and premium, award-winning cannabis brand Item 9 Labs. The Company is offering 28 million Units Each Comprised of One Share and One-Half of One Warrant. Upon the exercise of all warrants, the offering has maximum proceeds of $67.2 million. 

With new states continuing to legalize cannabis, the industry is on track to explode – projecting $45 billion in revenue by 2025, a 50 percent increase from 2021*. As large players increasingly dominate the space, the business landscape will become even more challenging for new and independent entrepreneurs. The complexities of operating a cannabis business make it difficult for small, independent dispensaries to understand and stay on top of all the varying regulations and everyday challenges of managing and operating a compliant and successful dispensary. 

The Company’s offering is set to accelerate the solution. Promoted under its “Keep Cannabis Local” campaign, this funding round offers the opportunity to invest in cannabis entrepreneurship, keeping the door to cannabis ownership open to industry newcomers and existing operators alike. 

“Dispensary ownership is a lucrative opportunity, but it comes with a considerable amount of challenges to navigate,” said Item 9 Labs Corp.’s CEO Andrew Bowden. “The combination of our brands are the solution.” 

Unity Rd. shops are rolling out state-by-state, community-by-community, and keeping dispensary ownership in the hands of local entrepreneurs nationwide. The franchise opportunity provides a viable opportunity for industry newcomers and small, locally owned and operated dispensaries to compliantly thrive, thanks to the robust backing and support of a national franchise. Unity Rd. offers direct access to the buying power, resources and supportive network normally reserved for multi-unit cannabis operators – empowering local, independents to confidently run their business. 

“Unity Rd. offers one of the safest ways to enter the complex cannabis space with an experienced team guiding the path forward and supporting across all functions of the business,” Bowden added. “Franchising will propel the cannabis industry and keep business ownership in the hands of local owners.” 

As the Unity Rd. franchise network expands nationally, the Company plans to bring Item 9 Labs products to the market through corporate development, acquisitions or partnerships with cultivation facilities in states where Unity Rd. franchise partners open cannabis retail shops. This strategic growth plan gives Unity Rd. operators front-of-the-line access to a reliable, award- winning product supply chain and offers the national product consistency that consumers have come to expect from franchises. This strategy also eases new market entry for Item 9 Labs products and creates unmatched market power across borders. 

The Company encourages all interested investors to visit for a link to the Offering Circular and to learn how to invest in the offering. For more information on Item 9 Labs Corp. and its brands, visit View the offering circular directly by clicking here. 

For information about the Unity Rd. franchise opportunity, contact, call 720-923-5262 or visit

About Item 9 Labs Corp. 

Item 9 Labs Corp. (OTCQX: INLB) is a vertically integrated cannabis operator and dispensary franchisor delivering premium products from its large-scale cultivation and production facilities in the United States. The award-winning Item 9 Labs brand specializes in best-in-class products and user experience across several cannabis categories. The company also offers a unique dispensary franchise model through the national Unity Rd. retail brand. Easing barriers to entry, the franchise provides an opportunity for both new and existing dispensary owners to leverage the knowledge, resources, and ongoing support needed to thrive in their state compliantly and successfully. Item 9 Labs brings the best industry practices to markets nationwide through distinctive retail experience, cultivation capabilities, and product innovation. The veteran management team combines a diverse skill set with deep experience in the cannabis sector, franchising, and the capital markets to lead a new generation of public cannabis companies that provide transparency, consistency, and well-being. Headquartered in Arizona, the company is currently expanding its operations space by 640,000+ square feet on its 50-acre site, one of the largest properties in Arizona zoned to grow and cultivate flower. For additional information, visit

About Unity Rd. 

Unity Rd. is bridging the two previously disconnected worlds of cannabis and franchising. The industry trailblazer is the first to bring the cannabis dispensary franchise model to the United States—with duality of prowess in both industries to back it up. Built up from a collective 200 years in the legal cannabis industry and franchising, the company helps eager operators enter the complex industry with ease. The marijuana franchise pioneer offers its partners the knowledge, resources, and ongoing support needed to compliantly and successfully operate a dispensary. Launched in 2018, Unity Rd. has signed multiple agreements with nearly 20 entrepreneurial groups across the country. Recently, it was named one of the top cannabis retail leaders in the nation by MJBizDaily magazine and one of the “Best Cannabis Companies to Work For” in both the dispensary and cultivation categories in Cannabis Business Times’ elite 2020 list. The company is also the first cannabis business to earn a Franchise Times Dealmakers award. For more information, visit

Forward-Looking Statement: 

This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Such statements involve risks and uncertainties, including, but not limited to, risks and effects of legal and administrative proceedings and governmental regulation, especially in a foreign country, future financial and operational results, competition, general economic conditions, proposed transactions that are not legally binding obligations of the company and the ability to manage and continue growth. Should one or more of these risks or uncertainties materialize, or should underlying assumptions prove incorrect, actual outcomes may vary materially from those indicated. Important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from the forward-looking statements we make in this news release include the introduction of new technology, market conditions and those set forth in reports or documents we file from time to time with the SEC. We undertake no obligation to revise or update such statements to reflect current events or circumstances after the date hereof or to reflect the occurrence of unanticipated events. 

* by-2025/ 




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Item 9 Labs Corp. 

Phone: 800-403-1140 



Insurance Coverage Vet Joins Miller Nash Cannabis Team

Miller Nash is pleased to welcome attorney Jodi Green to the firm’s Long Beach office. Green joins the firm’s leading insurance recovery and cannabis teams, providing litigation, evaluation, and advisory services. Before joining Miller Nash, Green was a partner at Nicolaides Fink Thorpe Michaelides Sullivan LLP where she represented insurance carriers in complex, high-stakes insurance matters, including appeals. A prolific writer and speaker, Green is often called upon by news outlets and organizations to discuss legal, cannabis, and insurance issues.

“Jodi is an excellent addition to our team and we are pleased that she has decided to join the policyholder side,” said Seth Row, Miller Nash’s insurance recovery team leader. “As well as being a tremendous litigator, she is uniquely situated to leverage her insights into insurance policy formation and the coverage marketplace to serve as a valuable resource for our policyholder clients. Jodi also brings an energetic and creative approach to staying ahead of emerging issues in both the insurance and cannabis industries.”

About Jodi Green
Green has over ten years of experience focusing solely on insurance coverage, and is familiar with a vast range of insurance forms, with extensive experience handling complex, high-value claims implicating excess commercial general liability and Bermuda Form insurance policies with international arbitration provisions. She has evaluated coverage for disputes arising in a variety of contexts, including: advertising injury, construction defects, employment disputes, healthcare/pharmaceutical claims, and mass tort/products liability. Green also focuses on the cannabis industry, providing business advice on legal and coverage issues for the rapidly expanding sector. Green received her bachelor’s degree from The Ohio State University before earning her law degree at DePaul University College of Law.

MGO Promotes Three Experienced Leaders to Partner in Los Angeles, Chicago, and San Francisco 

MGO LLP announces that Barbara Webb, Angel Naval, and Benjamin Lau have been promoted to partner

LOS ANGELES (JANUARY 12, 2022) – MGO (Macias Gini & O’Connell LLP) is pleased to announce that three of the firm’s directors have been promoted to partner. Angel NavalBarbara Webb, and Benjamin Lau assumed their new leadership positions effective January 1, 2022.

“We are excited to welcome these three professionals to our partnership. In just the past six months, MGO has promoted six new partners to bolster our incredible growth, illustrating our commitment to developing and growing talented people from within the firm,” said Kevin O’Connell, MGO’s CEO and managing partner. “These three professionals are all committed to the firm’s core values and have demonstrated this through the dedication and innovation they bring every day.”

Based out of Los Angeles, Angel Naval has more than 14 years of combined audit, advisory, and accounting services experience for both SEC-registered and privately held companies in a diverse array of industries. She serves businesses focused on cannabis, financial services, technology, media and entertainment, nonprofit, retail, and manufacturing. She oversees MGO’s financial accounting and advisory services West Coast practice and has been instrumental in refining its internal processes. She was recently recognized by the Los Angeles Business Journal as one of the Minorities of Influence in the CPA category and is currently building MGO’s brand awareness among Filipino decision-makers in both private and public practices.

Barbara Webb co-founded MGO Chicago’s office in 2019 and continues to lead the firm’s expansion in the Midwest. She brings more than 13 years of experience as a tax advisor to clients in all phases of their enterprises. She serves the health technology, life sciences, medical manufacturing, private equity, cannabis, SaaS, and construction industries with tax planning and provides advisory services specific to the cannabis industry. She is the national cannabis tax practice leader and speaks at webinars and conferences, including the National Cannabis Industry Association.

Benjamin Lau is based out of the San Francisco Bay area and serves as a leader in the firm’s state and local government practice. He focuses on creating efficiencies in general-purpose financial statement audits to generate client financial statements with minimal trial balance entries. This methodology is now utilized in municipalities of various sizes and complexities. He has more than 18 years of experience providing auditing, accounting, and consulting services to the private and public sectors. While his primary focus is on state and local governments, he is also an active pioneer in the cryptocurrency and blockchain space and has helped to build the infrastructure of the MGO cryptocurrency services practice.

About MGO

As one of the fastest growing professional services firms in the country, MGO combines deep industry expertise with proven advisory and accounting solutions that deliver results. MGO clients range from global technology and life science leaders to public companies and innovative start-ups – from the largest government entities in the country, to the biggest names in sports and entertainment and cannabis. MGO is ranked as one of the top CPA firms in the nation by Accounting Today and Inside Public Accounting, and the firm was awarded the ‘Best of Accounting’ designation in client satisfaction by the independent research firm.

Oaksterdam Launches BUDTENDING LIVE – Certification Course Offered in Real Time for the First Time



Wensdy Von Buskirk 

Oaksterdam University Communication Specialist 

(734) 658-8893 


Certification Course Offered in Real Time for the First Time 

OAKLAND, Calif. (Jan. 3, 2021) — Oaksterdam University, America’s first cannabis college, is proud to announce we will offer our Budtending Certification Program LIVE, online in real time for the first time this spring. Registration is open now for the virtual four-week course, which begins March 16, 2022. Students who complete the course will get skilled and certified for a Budtending career. 

Oaksterdam coined the term “budtender” and has long offered the most comprehensive cannabis education available for this important job. Budtending is a great way to enter the fast-growing cannabis industry, and this course offers everything students need to know to land a job, increase their skills, or pivot into a new career. 

Developed by leading experts, OU’s Budtending Certification Program offers an introduction to cannabis cultivation and extraction with a background in cannabis history, law and advocacy. We examine the breadth of cannabis cultivars and products on the market, along with how they affect the body. We also highlight customer relations, and areas unique to cannabis retail including product handling, security and patient safety. 

Classes meet for two hours once a week for four weeks, March 16-April 6. Students who complete the course leave with an Oaksterdam University Budtending Certification, respected industry-wide. OU also offers our Budtending Certification Self-Paced, for those who wish to complete the course online at their own pace. 

3630 High St #19271 • Oakland, CA 94619 • 510-251-1544 •

To learn more about our Budtending Certification Program or to schedule an interview, contact OU Communication Specialist Wensdy Von Buskirk,


Oaksterdam University, America’s first cannabis college, has been the forerunner in providing the highest quality training to people interested in a career in the cannabis industry. OU’s faculty is composed of professionals, academics, and subject matter experts who have taught over 50,000 OU alumni from over 40 countries. 

Oaksterdam offers live virtual semester and self-paced courses including The Business of Cannabis, Horticulture, Budtending Certification Program™, Commercial Extraction and Manufacturing, and more. With roots going 25 years deep, OU is a dynamic, diverse, and responsive academic institute dedicated to educating the global cannabis community, industry, regulators, and government. Visit 


Zerotrillion Earns Grand Clio Cannabis Award for Flowr Cannabis ‘Nothing to Hide’ Brand Film

NEW YORK—(December 7, 2021)— Clio Cannabis, the awards competition celebrating creators at the forefront of cannabis marketing and communications, today announced the winners of its third annual program. Zerotrillion’s “Nothing to Hide” spot for Flowr Cannabis won the competition’s highest honor, the Grand Clio Cannabis Award, in the Film/Video medium. Other big winners include McCann Health Sao Paulo for Ease Labs, Mischief @ No Fixed Address for Monogram, Green Thumb Industries, CANN and Puffco.

“Cannabis is legal in Canada, but too many folks still stash it away when Mom comes to visit,” said Adam Fierman, Global Creative Director, Zerotrillion. “That’s the truth that sparked ‘Nothing to Hide’. Lawmakers change laws, but it takes society to change culture. So we created this brand spot for Flowr to be a nostalgic tour of stash spots, secret compartments and hideaways set to Millie Jackson’s killer 1974 track ‘I’m Tired of Hiding.’ The message is clear. It’s time for all of us to leave the hiding in the past.”

Zerotrillion and the other winners of the 2021 Clio Cannabis Awards are being honored today during a streaming event on Social Club TV airing concurrent to this release and available on-demand here. The ceremony, hosted by Tammy Pettigrew, features appearances by 2021 Clio Cannabis Lifetime Achievement Award honoree Willie Nelson, 2021 Honorary Clio Cannabis Award recipient Fab 5 Freddy and other influencers from the cannabis community. 

High honors, in the form of the Gold Clio Cannabis Award, were bestowed on the following entries: 

  • Experience/Activation—Shine & Polish for Charlotte’s Web with “Going The Distance Vending Machine”
  • Film/Video: 61 seconds to 5 minutes—Puffco’s “Peak Pro Opal”
  • Film/Video Craft: Animation—The Nug Nation for Hempire with Hemp In History: Abraham Lincoln
  • Film/Video Craft: Cinematography—Zerotrillion for Flowr Cannabis with “Nothing to Hide”
  • Film/Video Craft: Editing—Zerotrillion for Flowr Cannabis with “Nothing to Hide”
  • Film/Video Craft: Editing—Charlotte’s Web’s “Seed To Shelf (LOFT Video)”
  • Film/Video Craft: Other—Zerotrillion for Flowr Cannabis with “Nothing to Hide”
  • Integrated Campaign—Puffco’s “Budsy”
  • Print & Out Of Home Craft: Photography—McCann Health Sao Paulo for Ease Labs with “Cannabis Science”

“Our juries were extremely selective this year,” said Michael Kauffman, Executive Director, Clio Cannabis. “The creative leaders in the cannabis space keep raising the bar so high that it’s become a lot more challenging to ‘wow’ our panel of experts and that is reflected in the caliber of work that was awarded this cycle.” 

“We’re so proud to be able to recognize the incredible creative growth that this industry is rapidly undergoing, and we enthusiastically celebrate everyone who has had a hand in driving the positive changes we’re seeing across the marketing and communications space,” Kauffman continued. 

To view the full gallery of winning work, visit


About Clio Cannabis

Expanding on Clio’s enduring reputation for establishing best-in-class programs honoring creative ideas in a variety of specialized verticals, Clio Cannabis celebrates the creators at the forefront of cannabis marketing and communications. Launched in 2019, Clio Cannabis sets the bar for creative work in a rapidly growing industry, builds a greater understanding of a developing category, and elevates creative contributions from top talent and agencies.

About Clio 

Clio is the premier international awards competition for the creative business. Founded in 1959 to celebrate creative excellence in advertising, Clio today honors the work and talent at the forefront of the industry in a variety of specialized fields, including: sports, fashion, music, entertainment, cannabis and health. As a leading authority on the diverse and ever-changing creative landscape, Clio celebrates creativity 365-days-a-year via its global ad database Ads of The World and its content platform Muse by Clio. 


Sheena Bermingham

Director of Public Relations, Clio


Cannabis Facility Construction Completes Three New Design-Build Projects for Justice Cannabis Co. in Massachusetts, Michigan and Missouri


CHICAGO, IL (DECEMBER 8, 2021) – Cannabis Facility Construction (CFC), a national, full-service, cannabis design-build construction firm, is pleased to have completed construction on three new dispensaries for Justice Cannabis Co. in Massachusetts, Michigan and Missouri.

“We’re thrilled to partner with Justice Cannabis Co. to support their recent expansion, and partner with them on multiple new projects in Massachusetts, Michigan, and Missouri, in addition to our previous work together,” said Andy Poticha, Founder & CEO at Cannabis Facility Construction. “Our ability to provide speed to market and deep design-build expertise has proven essential for our clients to open quickly and correctly.”

These three latest Bloc Dispensary retail projects include a 3,200-square-foot recreational dispensary at 200 East Main Street in Benton Harbor, Michigan; a 4,000-square-foot recreational dispensary at 461 Wareham Street in Middleborough, Massachusetts, one-hour south of Boston; and a 3,400-sqare-foot medical dispensary at 2093 Smizer Station Road in Valley Park, Missouri, approximately 30 minutes outside of St. Louis. The Valley Park location in particular was previously a quick service restaurant with an existing drive-thru, making it appealing to convert and ensure traffic flow for speed of service and online order pickups, and to support a growing percentage of customers who prefer to order their cannabis online.

All three dispensaries feature custom millwork, decorative wood and glass product displays, brick accent walls, LED display monitors, a highly advanced security system and exterior black metal paneling to create a welcoming customer experience.

“It’s been a pleasure working with Cannabis Facility Construction,” said JC Clark Evans, Director of Construction. “They were able to come in mid-project, complete high quality work, and collaborate with us to find solutions to help us expand and grow our business.”

Cannabis Facility Construction has renovated, or is in the process of renovating, five facilities for Justice Cannabis Co. in Massachusetts, Michigan, Missouri as well as in New Jersey, including retail dispensaries and cultivation facilities.

For more information on these and other projects by Cannabis Facility Construction, visit


Cannabis Facility Construction (CFC), a division of Mosaic Construction, is a national, industry leader in full-service cannabis facility design-build. Since 2015, the company has renovated more than 70 cultivation facilities, processing centers, and dispensary projects in 12 states, including Arizona, Illinois, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Missouri, New Jersey, North Dakota, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia and West Virginia. Its principal leadership team led by Andy Poticha, Ira Singer and Mike Frazin offers more than three decades of experience in construction, design-build, diverse operational and financial management, and facility development. For more information, visit

Thompson Duke Industrial Secures Another Patent for Cannabis Oil Vaporizer Device Filling Equipment 

Innovative original equipment manufacturer solidifies leadership in intellectual property in the cannabis industry 

PORTLAND, Ore. — November 18, 2021 — Thompson Duke Industrial, the leader in cannabis oil vaporizer device filling and capping equipment, has been granted another patent from the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). U.S. Patent No. 11,166,490 covers Thompson Duke’s proprietary cannabis oil vaporizer device filling system, particularly adapted for filling sealed vaporizer devices. 

“We are honored that the USPTO has once again recognized the novelty and authenticity of our technology here at Thompson Duke,” said Chris Gardella, Chief Technology Officer for Thompson Duke Industrial. “This latest patent is a reflection of our team’s forward-thinking approach to the future of technology and innovation in the cannabis industry. We are excited to expand our intellectual property portfolio as Thompson Duke continues to provide inventive, automated filling and capping machinery to the cannabis industry.” 

The new patent protects Thompson Duke’s innovative system for injecting liquid into a cannabis oil vaporizer device. Thompson Duke is an original equipment manufacturer pioneering the cannabis industry by designing, manufacturing and distributing a line of patented, cETLus certified and GMP-ready filling and capping machines purpose-built for cannabis oil vaporizer devices. The company also offers a line of mouthpiece fastening machines and process performance and reporting data systems. 

Thompson Duke Industrial also holds a U.S. Patent for its cannabis vaporizer cartridge filling apparatus and method used for dispensing liquid into a container (No. 10,440,989). 

To learn more, visit

About Thompson Duke Industrial, LLC

Thompson Duke Industrial, LLC is an original equipment manufacturer, a member of the National Cannabis Industry Association and a wholly owned subsidiary of Portland Engineering, Inc. The company’s Portland, Oregon operation designs, manufactures, and distributes a line of patented, cETLus Certified and GMP-ready filling machines specifically designed for filling cannabis oil vaporizer devices, along with mouthpiece fastening machines and process performance and reporting data systems. With over 1,200 filling machines deployed in the cannabis industry, Thompson Duke Industrial is the leader in cannabis oil vaporizer device filling and capping equipment. The complete line of filling and capping machinery enables cannabis processors to be more successful by increasing accuracy, consistency, efficiency and overall throughput of vaporizer device fulfillment operations.


MEDIA CONTACT: Morgan Whitehouse,, 802-373-4686

“Cannabis Science Fair” Event Will Showcase Efforts to Expand What We Know About Marijuana


Nov. 23, 2021

Contact: Joe Crinkley

Phone: (857) 230-0839


“Cannabis Science Fair” Event Will Showcase Efforts to Expand What We Know About Marijuana

MCR Labs’ inaugural “Cannabis Science Fair” at the Boston University BUild Lab on Dec. 11 will feature research projects from leading commercial and academic institutions.

BOSTON, Mass. – Local cannabis testing leader MCR Labs is partnering with the Cannabis Center of Excellence (CCoE) and Innovate@BU to host “The Cannabis Science Fair,” a first-of-its-kind event meant to showcase the work of institutions striving to expand our understanding of cannabis through research and analytical explorations.

The event, which is free and open to the public, will feature poster presentations from commercial and academic institutions like SCIEX, Skell Labs, the University of Vermont, Harvard University and more. A keynote address on the importance of expanding cannabis research will be given by Harvard Medical School and MGH Primary Care Physician Dr. Peter Grinspoon, and several additional Massachusetts cannabis experts and researchers will address attendees throughout the event.

“Research restrictions continue to limit what we can know for certain about cannabis, so our goal with events like this is to inform the public with data and evidence-based insights,” said Michael Kahn, MCR Labs founder and CEO. “Promoting current research efforts helps chip away at the stigma around cannabis by highlighting the important and credible work being done to expand our understanding of the plant’s potential.”

MCR Labs provides product compliance testing to licensed cannabis producers, but advancing research efforts is an important part of the company’s mission. Proceeds generated by event sponsorships from analytical testing suppliers bioMérieuxBio-Rad, and SCIEX, as well as donations being accepted during the event, will go towards funding future research and advocacy initiatives led by the CCoE, MCR Labs’ community partner for “The Cannabis Science Fair.”

“It’s not exactly surprising, but we’re still thrilled at this level of interest from businesses and researchers for a cannabis-focused event at an institution of higher education,” said Marion McNabb, CCoE founder and president. “Seeing so many abstracts and innovation submissions shows the need to shine a spotlight on the latest in cannabis science.”

“The Cannabis Science Fair” will be held at the Boston University BUild Lab IDG Capital Student Innovation Center on Saturday, Dec. 11 from 1 to 5 p.m. Anyone interested in learning more, sponsoring, or attending the event can find details on the event website.


About MCR Labs: MCR Labs is one of the longest operational cannabis testing laboratories on the East coast with facilities located in multiple legal cannabis markets in the Northeast. We are ISO/IEC 17025:2017 accredited providers of analytical cannabis product testing and R&D services committed to assisting licensed marijuana establishments, patients, researchers, entrepreneurs, and advocates. Our team of chemists and pharmaceutical scientists are dedicated to advancing public health and safety through leading-edge chemical analysis of cannabis products and offering unparalleled guidance and support for partners, regulators, and the communities we serve. For more information visit

STM Canna Releases the First Modular Automated Pre-Roll Closing Machine



STM Canna
Erik Blackerby, COO, STM Canna

RELEASE DATE: October 26, 2021

The Cannabis Industry Leader Adds Another Tool to its Extensive Collection of Processing Machines

Spokane, WA — October 26, 2021: STM Canna, a leading manufacturer of processing machines for cannabis production, announced the latest addition to its line of offerings at MJBizCon 2021 last week: The STM Atomic Closer. The automated pre-roll machine will be the first modular and compact unit on the market, enabling sellers to propel their production cycles further than ever before.

The Atomic Closer is the only auto closing system available designed to incorporate the human touch for a true premium quality look and feel. This unique machine folds joints with a neat crown fold or dimple, instead of a twist, resulting in a much more professional looking pre-rolled joint which burns evenly.

Of the company’s latest announcement, a spokesperson for STM Canna commented, “Despite being a relatively small and affordable machine, the STM Atomic Closer packs an impressive punch through its incredible output capabilities. Compared to similar products on the market — which can cost up to seven figures, are complex to use and take up an entire room — this is a one-of-a-kind solution that will save people money, time, and labor requirements. It’s small, modular, footprint allows for simple operation, easy cleaning and infinite expandability options. Without a doubt, the STM Atomic Closer is a game-changer for the cannabis industry.”

Thanks to its ultra-compact size, the Atomic Closer can be used on tabletops across all facility types. Some unique features buyers can expect to enjoy when using the innovative machine include:

-The fastest production rate in the industry: 72 joints every 40 seconds.
-A daily capacity of more than 41,000 pre-rolls.
-An efficient folding technique that still captures the feel of human touch in every product.
-Simple operation and easy cleaning saves time and money.
-Compatible with the STM RocketBox line of commercial pre-roll machines and others.

The STM Atomic Closer is also OSHA compliant, so producers can rest easy knowing they don’t have to sacrifice safety for optimum efficiency. And, with an industry leading two-year warranty included, this powerful, USA-built pre-roll closing machine is perfect for any facility. The Atomic Closer is part of STM Canna’s growing catalog of products and turnkey processing systems.

About STM Canna: Since its establishment in 2017, STM Canna Corp. has remained the cannabis industry’s most trusted supplier of commercial pre-roll machines and bespoke cannabis grinders. With clients across 39 U.S. States and numerous international markets, the corporation is a preferred partner for a range of businesses, from small producers to the world’s largest, most well-known hemp and marijuana brands. Its latest product launch, the STM Atomic Closer, redefined industry standards by providing the best automated pre-roll machine capabilities available on the market.

All STM Canna equipment is designed, engineered, and manufactured in the U.S.A. with industry-leading quality and exceptional customer service. For more information, visit




Erik Blackerby
STM Canna
+1 509-204-3148
email us here

STM Canna Automated Pre-Roll Machine, Atomic Closer

Luna Technologies Introduces The Oberon Industrial-Grade Cannabis Extractor 

For Immediate Release

Matches the highest hydrocarbon cannabis processing throughputs in the industry with improved efficiency and flexibility for large-scale operations

Portland, Oregon – (October 19, 2021) — Luna Technologies, a Portland-based manufacturer of hydrocarbon extraction equipment for the cannabis industry, today introduced the Oberon, a completely reimagined high-throughput hydrocarbon extractor with increased capacity to meet the needs of large-scale operators. The Oberon can process 36 pounds of fresh-frozen cannabis flower per hour, including the ability to conduct back-to-back runs with less than 60 seconds of downtime in between, matching the highest rates for a single machine in the industry. The system can also utilize an infinite number of programmable extraction recipes available through the Luna Technologies proprietary recipe book.

“The introduction of the Oberon is our response to the unprecedented demand and increasing array of subcategory preferences in cannabis concentrates and extracts,” said Jack Naito, president of Luna Technologies. “As cannabis markets mature, the sales of concentrates, including butane-based dabbable and vape products, are increasing at rates that outpace flower. As a result, manufacturers need more capacity and greater efficiency for producing the most in-demand extract products with precision.”

According to Headset, a provider of data and analytics to the cannabis industry, sales of concentrates surged more than 40 percent in 2020 within the US states of California, Colorado, Nevada, Oregon, and Washington, signaling manufacturers to ramp up production and increase investment to keep pace with shifting consumer preferences in maturing markets. Headset data also suggests concentrate and vape products are estimated to have slightly larger market shares in 2022, at the expense of flower and pre-rolls, within the USA and Canada legal markets.

Meanwhile, vape sales data compiled by Arcview Market Research and Greentake from the second quarter of 2021 saw at least double digit growth year-over-year in total sales and units sold across all of the 11 largest US States and Canadian Province markets.

Improved Capacity, Efficiency, and Production Flexibility

Luna Technologies engineers designed the Oberon from the ground up for larger producers to achieve greater energy efficiency, capacity, and flexibility within the production process. Similar to IO, Oberon utilizes hydrocarbon solvent to separate and purify cannabis oil, but with a larger extraction vessel. The higher capacity thresholds enable producers to conduct more efficient reruns and to more easily extract minor cannabinoids and terpenes, as desired.

In addition to end-to-end cannabis extraction, including accessory products for color remediation and pre-processing biomass, the Oberon provides processors with the ability to conduct back-to-back runs with less than a minute of downtime in between. Luna Technologies engineers conducted rigorous testing to create a highly efficient cooling system for the larger-capacity Oberon that maintains precise solvent temperatures through each stage of processing, further reducing downtime between runs from potentially hours to seconds while improving the overall speed, quality, and volume of production.

In total, Oberon empowers hydrocarbon processors to maximize the required utility load for lower operating costs while also cutting overhead costs relating to freezer usage, storage, and excess biomass inventory.

Luna Technologies expects to deliver its first production units of the Oberon in Q1 2022.

To see the Oberon and the entire line of Luna Technologies extraction equipment and capabilities, please visit booth #C5211 at MJBizCon, October 20-22, 2021, at the Las Vegas Convention Center in Las Vegas.

About Luna Technologies:

Luna Technologies engineers state-of-the-art extraction equipment for cannabis processors. The meticulously designed, automated equipment empowers operators to process fresh-frozen or cured plant biomass with stress-tested hardware and built-in failsafes to foster a superior level of workplace safety while also lowering labor costs. Luna’s Earth-conscious engineering approach helps decrease energy consumption while setting the industry standard for safety, quality, consistency, and customization in support of creating clean, consistent cannabis concentrates with medical and social benefits. Learn more at

Pipp Horticulture Acquires the GGS Group of Companies   

The combination of the two companies will expand Pipp’s position as the leading provider of

Indoor Commercial Grow Racks, Greenhouse Structures and Air Circulation Systems in North America.

Walker, Michigan – October 18, 2021 – Pipp Horticulture (a division of Pipp Mobile Storage Systems, Inc.) (“Pipp”), the leading provider of space‐saving, multi‐level mobile cultivation systems, announced today that it has acquired the GGS Group of Companies (“GGS”). Based in Vineland, Ontario, GGS is one of the most recognized names in the Horticulture industry. They have been the leading manufacturer of top quality greenhouses and turnkey greenhouse growing solutions including traditional rolling benches, heating and ventilation systems, and curtain systems.

“We are thrilled to welcome the entire GGS team to the Pipp family of companies,” said Craig Umans, Pipp President and CEO. “GGS has decades of experience manufacturing greenhouse structures and has become a leading supplier to the horticulture industry. The company has consistently impressed us with its ability to deliver value to its customers, and we look forward to our next phase of growth.”

“We are pleased to partner with PIPP as we build an even more expansive platform to serve our customers.” said Leigh Coulter, President and Owner of GGS. “Our expertise in designing, manufacturing and installing commercial greenhouse structures, combined with Pipp’s state-of-the-art vertical farming and space optimization solutions, will allow us to offer North American growers a complete and efficient solution.”

“We are delighted to see two such complementary companies come together today. This acquisition is another step in Pipp’s strategy to become the leading supplier of turnkey solutions to all segments of horticulture globally.” said Marc Paiement, Senior Partner at Novacap. “We look forward to continuing to work with them throughout this process, providing support and expertise to help them achieve their goal.”

For the past several years, Pipp Horticulture’s mission has been to help cultivators across the globe save time and money by creating a more efficient grow facility and help streamline operations. Pipp has not only developed a product line that was purposefully designed to serve the cultivation market, but they have strategically acquired companies like GGS and Vertical Air Solutions, the leading provider of air circulation systems for indoor vertical farming, to be able to offer the industry a turnkey cultivation solution, continuously improving upon their services, and developing products that positively affect canopy output and facility operations.

Following this transaction, Coulter will remain President and CEO and operations will remain under the GGS banner.



About Pipp Horticulture                                                     
Pipp Horticulture is the industry‐leading provider of vertical farming and space optimization solutions. We work with commercial agriculture professionals globally, to design, install, and optimize operational spaces throughout cultivation, post‐harvest, manufacturing, and distribution facilities through the implementation of vertical and mobile rack, cart, and ventilation systems. The Pipp team merges over 40 years of commercial mobile storage experience with horticulture industry experts with over 50 years of operational experience in commercial agriculture and seed‐to‐sale production. Pipp provides expertise, insight and network connections far beyond our mobile systems in support of our mission to augment financial performance and mitigate risk for our partners. For more information, please visit

About GGS Structures

The GGS Group of Companies is comprised of GGS Structures Inc., JGS Limited and Niagrow Systems Ltd. For over 40 years GGS has been designing and manufacturing greenhouses and growing environments throughout North America. Our design approach considers all the aspects of your agribusiness for greenhouses with immediate capability, greater convenience, and maximized growth potential. Tasco Dome, a brand of GGS, is a leader in fabric covered buildings for the agriculture, industrial and equestrian industries. JGS Limited provides state of the art greenhouse solutions for research facilities, educational institutions, conservatories and more. Niagrow Systems Ltd. designs greenhouse heating systems to make sure growers have the right amount of heat in the right location at the right time to maintain the ideal growing environment. For more information, please visit

About Novacap
Founded in 1981, Novacap is a leading North American private equity firm with more than C$8B of AUM that has invested in more than 100 platform companies and completed more than 150 add-on acquisitions. Applying its sector-focused approach since 2007 in TMT, Industries and now Financial Services, Novacap’s deep domain expertise can accelerate company growth and create long-term value. With experienced, dedicated investment and operations teams as well as substantial funding, Novacap has the resources and knowledge to build world-class businesses. Novacap has offices in Brossard, Québec and Toronto, Ontario. For more information, please visit

MCR Labs Announces First Annual “Cannabis Science Fair,” Begins Accepting Submissions

MCR Labs Announces First Annual “Cannabis Science Fair,” Begins Accepting Submissions

Cannabis researchers and innovators are invited to submit materials to be considered for inclusion in a science-fair-styled event at the Boston University BUild Lab on Dec. 11.

BOSTON, Mass. – Massachusetts-based cannabis testing company MCR Labs will host its inaugural “Cannabis Science Fair” at The BUild Lab IDG Capital Student Innovation Center on December 11.

MCR Labs is partnering with The Cannabis Center of Excellence (CCoE) and Innovate@BU to organize the event, which is billed as “an exhibition of research and progress from the institutions working to expand our cannabis knowledge.” Groups interested in showcasing their cannabis-focused work at the science fair are invited to submit materials to MCR Labs via

“We’re extremely excited about the potential for this event,” said Melissa Kenton, MCR Labs event and outreach coordinator. “It’s been on our radar for over a year, and we cannot wait to see what our fellow cannabis scientists and innovators are ready to share with us and the community.”

Submissions for the Cannabis Science Fair will be assessed by MCR Labs and their event partners and selected for inclusion based on the soundness of methodologies, their potential scientific or industrial impact, and how thoroughly their findings are presented. A limited number of submissions will be selected for full presentations, poster presentations, and demonstrations of any devices or prototypes.

Projects chosen to be exhibited at the Cannabis Science Fair and other details about the event will be announced in November. Sponsorship opportunities are available, and the event will be free to the public. Please contact MCR Labs for additional information about the event and how to join.

About MCR Labs: MCR Labs is one of the longest operational cannabis testing laboratories on the East coast with facilities operating in several legal cannabis markets. We are ISO/IEC 17025:2017 accredited providers of analytical cannabis product testing and R&D services committed to assisting licensed marijuana establishments, patients, researchers, entrepreneurs, and advocates. Our team of chemists and pharmaceutical scientists are dedicated to advancing public health and safety through leading-edge chemical analysis of cannabis products and offering unparalleled guidance and support for partners, regulators, and the communities we serve. For more information visit


Nation’s Youngest Black Cannabis Dispensary Owner Celebrates One-Year Anniversary

Against all odds, Cannabis dispensary thrives in its first year and is looking forward to more successes as its footprint expands

Elev8 Cannabis

On Oct. 15, 2021, Elev8 Cannabis celebrates its first anniversary, among many other milestones and achievements. Having opened its doors at the height of the pandemic, the Athol, Massachusetts, location is a testament and model for how social equity programs could help provide opportunities in the nation’s fastest-growing industry. With only $50,000 in startup capital, a fraction of what big corporations and funds are spending to enter this space, CEO Seun Adedeji bet on himself to not only bring his stores to life but to provide a blueprint for those that wish to do the same.

“While 2020 was an incredibly challenging year for most, we are grateful for the support that we’ve received from the community in our first year. Our success this year means so much to us and, with that, we have every intention to double our efforts to mentor and help others build their legacy within this industry,” says Adedeji.

The Athol location is the second of two Elev8 Cannabis dispensaries in operation right now, with licenses secured for two more locations set to open within the coming months. Adedeji was able to secure his own funding to open his locations, which was only half the battle. With limited capital, Adedeji slept in his Eugene, Oregon, dispensary during the early months of owning his first dispensary before moving to Massachusetts to open a second location in a less saturated market. It is important to note that the licenses obtained to open his store and future stores in Massachusetts were not part of the Massachusetts Social Equity Program (SEP) that is tasked with providing opportunity to entrepreneurs with prior non-violent convictions or without the capital. To date, Elev8 Cannabis is projected to generate over $12 million in revenue with the opening of the new stores, making way for new jobs, opportunities, and, of course, more tax revenue for the local communities.

After an incredible year, the Elev8 Cannabis team will be hosting a celebration to commemorate this pivotal milestone and to thank those that have supported the Athol location during its inaugural year. From 12 p.m. to close, guests are invited to join in the festivities. There will be music, food trucks, special guests, and more. All guests must be over 21 years of age to attend. The event will be held at Elev8 Cannabis Athol location at 243 Main St., Athol, MA 01331.

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Applied DNA Announces CertainT® Platform Support for TruTrace StrainSecure™ 2.0 for Next Generation Cannabis Tagging, Testing and Tracking

Advances Partnership Aimed at Streamlining Cannabis and CBD Cultivator Production, Safety Standards, and Traceability While Increasing Brand Recognition 

STONY BROOK, N.Y.–( BUSINESS WIRE)–Applied DNA Sciences, Inc. (NASDAQ: APDN) (Applied DNA or the “Company”), a leader in Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR)-based DNA manufacturing and nucleic acid-based technologies, today announced that its CertainT® platform has added support for StrainSecure 2.0 by TruTrace Technologies, Inc. (CSE: TTT; OTCQB: TTTSF) (“TruTrace”) that builds on the companies’ strategic sales, marketing, and technology integration partnership to advance their vision of an integrated, cannabis product validation and authentication supply chain security solution for cannabis companies. The two companies recently announced that Flora Growth (“Flora”) will utilize their integrated solution be as part of Flora’s global cannabis product validation platform. TruTrace is the developer of a fully integrated blockchain platform for the legal cannabis, food, and pharmaceutical industries.

StrainSecure 2.0 is designed specifically for the cannabis industry and aims to demystify the seed-to-sale process for all relevant stakeholders, including producers, distributors, shippers, government agencies, and consumers, by powering commercial standards via an immutable, shared ledger. Applied DNA’s CertainT platform has been integrated into TruTrace’s StrainSecure software platform since the launch of the companies’ strategic alliance in January 2021.

“Integrating our two platforms brings a unique end-to-end solution to the maturing international cannabis industry. With regulations and compliance standards being implemented worldwide, an integrated offering of StrainSecure 2.0 and CertainT can help cannabis companies meet these standards and provide product authenticity and transparency to end-user customers,” said John Shearman, vice president of marketing and cannabis lead at Applied DNA.

Applied DNA’s CertainT platform provides the physical tagging of cannabis products using a unique molecular tag to represent the brand and product. That tag is then tested at key nodes within a domestic or international supply chain. All authentication and chain-of-custody data are captured in the CertainT portal, which integrates with the TruTrace platform and will support StrainSecure 2.0. The molecular tag can be applied to cannabis plants, oils, lotions, tablets, edibles, and packaging to serve as an immutable indicator of authenticity, origin, and provenance.

TruTrace’s blockchain-based SaaS software is designed to guarantee product quality and strain genetics throughout global supply chains. Protecting consumers and brands from contaminants and counterfeiting is a key benefit of the platform.

Robert Galarza, CEO of TruTrace, stated, “Over the past two years and after extensive work with key partners, such as Applied DNA, we’ve gained a deep understanding of the new challenges facing this industry. Version 2.0 of StrainSecure, as well as its interoperability with CertainT, will allow us to provide clients with turnkey tools specifically designed to support product quality, traceability, customer engagement, and safety.”

Most software systems utilized in the industry are fragmented and are built to manage internal operations, with very little interoperability into secondary systems. This fragmentation leads to increased administrative costs, reduced revenue, and increased risks for stakeholders. To address some of these issues, StrainSecure 2.0 will include several robust features tailored to decrease administrative costs, increase revenue, scale business operations, and highlight product quality. StrainSecure 2.0 also includes a significant number of new features, including full integration into the CertainT® platform, that facilitate higher standards and fuels business growth. One such new feature is the Enhanced Scan Page, which serves as a marketing tool for brands by providing real-time data on products at the package level.

Galarza added, “The expectations of customers, as it relates to the quality of the products they choose to consume, has never been higher. StrainSecure 2.0 focuses on promoting good actors in the industry and giving them a solution, which unifies their network, mitigates risk, ensures compliance with commercial standards, and creates a safer and more consistent marketplace for their customers. Globally focused hemp and cannabis businesses equip themselves with StrainSecure™ to scale their business.”

About Applied DNA Sciences

Applied DNA is commercializing LinearDNA™, its proprietary, large-scale polymerase chain reaction (“PCR”)-based manufacturing platform that allows for the large-scale production of specific DNA sequences.

The LinearDNA platform has utility in the nucleic acid-based in vitro diagnostics and preclinical nucleic acid-based drug development and manufacturing market. The platform is used to manufacture DNA for customers as components of in vitro diagnostic tests and for preclinical nucleic acid-based drug development in the fields of adoptive cell therapies (CAR T and TCR therapies), DNA vaccines (anti-viral and cancer), RNA therapies, clustered regularly interspaced short palindromic repeats (CRISPR) based therapies, and gene therapies. Applied DNA has also established a COVID-19 diagnostic and testing offering that is in the early stages of commercialization and is grounded in the Company’s deep expertise in DNA.

The LinearDNA platform also has non-biologic applications, such as supply chain security, anti-counterfeiting and anti-theft technology. Key end-markets include Gov/Mil, textiles, pharmaceuticals and nutraceuticals, and cannabis, among others.

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The Company’s common stock is listed on NASDAQ under the ticker symbol ‘APDN,’ and its publicly traded warrants are listed on OTC under the ticker symbol ‘APPDW.’

Applied DNA is a member of the Russell Microcap® Index.

About TruTrace Technologies

TruTrace Technologies is the developer of fully-integrated software, secured on a blockchain infrastructure, that gives clients’ the ability to store, manage, share and immediately access quality assurance and testing details, COAs, as well as motion and movement intelligence on inventory. The platform was specifically designed to power the traceability of testing standards within the legal cannabis, nutraceutical, food and pharmaceutical space with a focus on the authentication of source materials or ingredients used in formulation. For more information, please visit

Forward-Looking Statements

The statements made by Applied DNA in this press release may be “forward-looking” in nature within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 and the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Forward-looking statements describe Applied DNA’s future plans, projections, strategies, and expectations, and are based on assumptions and involve a number of risks and uncertainties, many of which are beyond the control of Applied DNA. Actual results could differ materially from those projected due to its history of net losses, limited financial resources, limited market acceptance, including Applied DNA’s ability to successfully enter into commercial contracts for the implementation of its CertainT® platform, shifting enforcement priorities of U.S. federal laws and other international laws relating to cannabis and cannabis derivative products, and various other factors detailed from time to time in Applied DNA’s SEC reports and filings, including our Annual Report on Form 10-K filed on December 17, 2020, and Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q filed on February 11, 2021, May 13, 2021, and August 12, 2021, and other reports we file with the SEC, which are available at Applied DNA undertakes no obligation to update publicly any forward-looking statements to reflect new information, events or circumstances after the date hereof or to reflect the occurrence of unanticipated events, unless otherwise required by law.


Investor contact: Sanjay M. Hurry, 917-733-5573sanjay.hurry@

Erin Spitale Joins S2S Insurance Specialists as Accounts Manager

Rahn & Associates is pleased to announce that Erin Spitale has joined its Cannabis Insurance brokerage firm, S2S Insurance Specialists, as Accounts Manager. 

Erin is a highly skilled insurance specialist with over 30 years of risk management and customer service experience. As an Account Manager, she draws upon her vast knowledge of diverse insurance products and extensive relationships with national carriers to match clients with premium coverages that fit their precise needs and budget. Clients operating in complex, regulated industries, such as Cannabis, turn to Erin for traditional and nontraditional insurance solutions that protect them against their most difficult risks. 

Erin is a three-time national award winner that has earned a reputation for providing outstanding customer service. 

After serving as a Senior Territory Manager for the State of Connecticut and an Operations Manager for a national insurance company’s Miami Office, Erin started her own independent agency that she successfully ran for 10 years prior to joining S2S Specialists, a division of Rahn & Associates. She is currently pursuing a Bachelor’s Degree, majoring in Business with a focus in cannabis studies. 

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Zoned Properties Announces Completion of $8 Million Expansion at its Chino Valley Cultivation Facility

Press Release

Subsequent Lease Amendments to Significantly Increase Portfolio Rental Revenue & Cash Flow

68% Increase to Chino Valley Rental Revenue Effective September 1, 2021

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., September 1, 2021 — Zoned Properties®, Inc. (the “Company”) (OTCQB: ZDPY), a leading real estate development firm for emerging and highly regulated industries including legalized cannabis, today announced an amendment to the lease agreement with its significant tenant related to its cultivation facility located in Chino Valley, Arizona.

“After years of project positioning, local collaboration, and real estate entitlement efforts to make the Chino Valley project possible, we are extremely grateful to have a deal structure that benefits both our operating tenant and Zoned Properties as the owner and landlord, for long term expansion and increasing value for our shareholders,” commented Bryan McLaren, Chief Executive Officer of Zoned Properties.

“The increasing demand for regulated marijuana cultivation space and consumer products in Arizona has gone far beyond initial projections as the result of the recently approved and implemented adult-use marijuana program. Industry experts are estimating consumer demand in Arizona could increase above $1 Billion in the next few years, which will require increased cultivation capacity and square footage of entitlement and properly zoned properties such as Chino Valley.”

Transaction Highlights

  • Over $8 Million of capital has been invested to-date by the Company’s Significant Tenants at the Chino Valley Cultivation Facility. The Company’s Significant Tenant will maintain the master rights to the property and facilities through the remainder of the Lease Agreement.
  • Effective September 1st, 2021, operational square footage will increase from 40,000 square feet to 67,512 square feet, and the new base rental payments at the facility will increase 68% from $32,800 per month to $55,195 per month including three out of four new building structures in the phase one expansion that are now fully completed and operational.
  • The fourth additional building site is in completion stages for technology and operational packages along with compliance inspections. The parties expect that, upon final completion, they will enter into another lease amendment reflecting the increased operational square footage and increased base rental payments. Operational square footage would increase from 67,512 square feet to 97,512 square feet, and base rental payments at the facility would increase an additional 69% from $55,195 per month to $79,795 per month reflecting the entirety of the phase one expansion.
  • Upon completion of the entirety of the phase one expansion, the annualized base rental payments will increase to $957,550 reflecting an increase of 143% from previous annualized base rental payments of $393,600.
  • The Chino Valley property also includes an approved master plan for a phase two expansion of operational and rentable square footage that is construction ready and may proceed at the Tenant’s election. If the Tenant elects to proceed with phase two, the additional square footage of operational and rentable building space could include another 60,000 square feet for a total of 157,512 square feet of operational and rentable building space at the facility, which would equate to an annualized rental rate of $1,549,918 plus additional rental payments under the triple-net lease.

“This lease amendment is not only highly accretive for our own operational cash flow, but also marks a critical milestone for the increase in cultivation capacity and operational expansion for our Significant Tenant,” said Berekk Blackwell, Chief Operating Officer of Zoned Properties.

About Zoned Properties, Inc. (OTCQB: ZDPY):

Zoned Properties is a leading real estate development firm for emerging and highly regulated industries, including regulated cannabis. The company is redefining the approach to commercial real estate investment through its integrated growth services.

Headquartered in Scottsdale, Arizona, Zoned Properties has developed a full spectrum of integrated growth services to support its real estate development and investment model; Advisory Services, Brokerage Services, Franchise Services, and PropTech Data Services each cross-pollinate within the model to drive project value associated with complex real estate projects. With national experience and a team of experts devoted to the emerging cannabis industry, Zoned Properties is addressing the specific needs of a modern market in highly regulated industries.

Zoned Properties is an accredited member of the Better Business Bureau, the U.S. Green Building Council, and the Forbes Real Estate Council. Zoned Properties does not grow, harvest, sell or distribute cannabis or any substances regulated under United States law such as the Controlled Substance Act of 1970, as amended (the “CSA”). Zoned Properties corporate headquarters are located at 14269 N. 87th Street, Suite 205, Scottsdale, Arizona. For more information, call 877-360-8839 or visit

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COVID-19 Statement

In March 2020, the World Health Organization declared COVID-19 a global pandemic and recommended containment and mitigation measures worldwide. We are monitoring this closely, and although operations have not been materially affected by the COVID-19 outbreak to date, the ultimate duration and severity of the outbreak and its impact on the economic environment and our business is uncertain. Currently, all of the properties in our portfolio are open to our Significant Tenants and their customers and will remain open pursuant to state and local government requirements. We did not experience in 2020, and to date have not experienced in 2021, any material changes to our operations from COVID-19. We do not anticipate any such material changes for the remainder of 2021. Our tenants are continuing to generate revenue at these properties and they have continued to make rental payments in full and on time and we believe the tenants’ liquidity position is sufficient to cover its expected rental obligations. Accordingly, while we do not anticipate an impact on our operations, we cannot estimate the duration of the pandemic and potential impact on our business if the properties must close or if the tenants are otherwise unable or unwilling to make rental payments. In addition, a severe or prolonged economic downturn could result in a variety of risks to our business, including weakened demand for our properties and a decreased ability to raise additional capital when needed on acceptable terms, if at all. At this time, the Company is unable to estimate the impact of this event on its operations.

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Grass Fed Studio Announces Relaunch as Illinois Continues to Hit Record-Breaking Marijuana Sales 

CHICAGO, September 1, 2021 — Today Grass Fed Studio Founder and Creative Director Nate Azark announced the company’s relaunch, whose home market – Illinois – is on track to see more than $1 billion in adult-use marijuana sales this year. With over 20 years of experience, Azark started Grass Fed, a full-service creative studio based in Chicago, in 2017 to cultivate impactful identities for cannabis startups. 

“As the cannabis industry continues to evolve at an unprecedented pace, we chose to refresh our look and feel, as well as hyperfocus our efforts on strategy, branding, packaging, and illustration. Our team stands out among other agencies as we deeply understand the cannabis space from both a B2B and B2C perspective. In addition to our extensive cannabis industry knowledge, we bring decades of experience building strong brands. Our goal is to help our clients inform and educate their consumers about the benefits of cannabis through beautiful design,” said Azark. 

It’s essential that new and existing cannabis businesses – everyone from cultivators and dispensaries to ancillary services – differentiate themselves through an authentic brand story and striking visual identity. Both are vital to succeeding in an incredibly competitive industry. They are also in need of partners with vast experience in the space because the industry is full of unknowns and there is a massive need for cannabis education. 

Grass Fed Studio’s clients include an established Illinois dispensary retail chain, one of the industry’s leading cannabis cultivation and management software companies, and a team of cannabis growers and educators, who were just awarded a Craft Grow license. 

“Our approach is relationship-driven, and we take great pride in the clients we choose to work with. We believe the cannabis industry’s growth is vital to improving people’s lives and value working with those who feel the same way,” said Azark. 

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About Grass Fed Studio

Grass Fed is a creative studio built for the cannabis industry. Established in 2017 in Chicago, Grass Fed’s origin is rooted in our belief that the cannabis industry’s growth is vital to improving people’s lives. Our down-to-earth creative team has decades of experience cultivating strong identities for companies through strategy, branding, packaging, and illustration. As a trustworthy partner, we always have our clients’ backs and show our support of the industry. 


Top Cannabis Construction Expert Robert Spence Joins Cannabis Facility Construction

CHICAGO, IL (AUGUST 25, 2021) – Cannabis Facility Construction (CFC), a national cannabis design-build leader, is pleased to welcome Robert Spence to its growing team. Spence joins CFC from 4Front, a cannabis multi-state operator, where he was Director of Facilities for Mission Dispensaries. As CFC Production Manager, Spence will leverage his 20 years of construction experience and technical cannabis industry knowledge to build best in class cannabis facilities for CFC clients including multi-state operators, independents and start-ups.

“We are thrilled to welcome Robert Spence as Production Manager to the CFC team,” says Andy Poticha, Founder & CEO of Cannabis Facility Construction. “As the cannabis industry becomes increasingly sophisticated, it’s become even more important to have strong project leaders with the industry experience to problem-solve and keep projects on track. Robert has real-world experience delivering all types of cannabis facilities under tight timelines while navigating complex approval processes, exactly what our clients need.”

As Production Manager, Robert will be responsible for leading the construction of cannabis projects from bidding, pre-construction, project launch and close-out of cultivation facilities, processing centers, and retail dispensaries. He will successfully direct project management teams, trade partners and supplier relationships.

Prior to his three years as Director of Facilities for Mission Dispensaries, Spence held several senior level construction positions, including Facility Engineer at the National Gallery of Art. He is a CSI certified Construction Documents Technologist and USGBC LEED AP. His addition follows a number of new hires the company has made recently to round out their growing team, and includes Ian CarrJoe DonnellyTodd GramlyCara Resnick, and JoAnn Sandoval.


A national industry leader in full-service cannabis facility design-build, Cannabis Facility Construction (CFC) is the cannabis industry brand affiliated with Mosaic Construction LLC, a commercial and multifamily design-build firm. Together the firms, along with affiliated brand Design Construction Concepts, serve a national client base of commercial, multifamily, residential and cannabis clientele.

Since 2015, CFC has renovated more than 70 cultivation facilities, processing centers, and dispensary projects in 12 states, including Arizona, Illinois, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Missouri, New Jersey, North Dakota, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia and West Virginia. Its principal leadership team led by Andy Poticha, Ira Singer, and Mike Frazin, offers more than three decades of experience in construction, design-build, diverse operational and financial management, and facility development. For more information, visit


Clio Cannabis Announces Jury Set To Select 2021 Award Winners

NEW YORK—(August 24, 2021)— Clio Cannabis, the awards program that celebrates creators at the forefront of cannabis marketing and communications, today announced its esteemed jury of industry leaders who will determine 2021’s winning entries. The 47 member jury is comprised of a diverse mix of creative talent from leading cannabis brands, services, dispensaries, and agencies who are moving the industry forward.

Michael Kauffman, Executive Director, Clio Cannabis said, “As the cannabis industry continues to make significant strides in legalization across the country, we applaud the executives, marketers, designers, product managers, filmmakers, public relations practitioners, and innovators leading the charge to educate consumers, promote social responsibility, and create products that appeal to a wide audience. The newly selected Clio Cannabis jury is tasked with recognizing the next wave of creativity in the space and honoring those teams who are producing it.”

The 2021 Clio Cannabis award recipients will be decided by:

Advertising and Marketing Jury

  • Allison Disney, Partner & Business Strategy, Receptor Brands

  • Amy Deneson, Co-Founder, Pheno Ad Agency

  • Angela Pih, Chief Marketing Officer, CannaCraft

  • Bianca Guimaraes, Partner & Executive Creative Director, Mischief

  • Cristin Rudolph, Vice President, Consumer Products Marketing, Green Thumb Industries

  • Dustin Iannotti, Co-founder / Creative Director, Artisans on Fire

  • Ernest L. Toney, Founder, BIPOCANN

  • Kimberly Dillon, Founder, Frigg

  • Laura Morarity, SVP of Marketing and Communications, Leafly

  • Olivia Mannix, Founder, Cannabrand

  • Rama Mayo, President, Green Street

  • Rosie Mattio, Founder & CEO, MATTIO Communications

  • Rosie Rothrock, Creative Director, The Parent Company

  • Sonia Hendrix, Founder, GALLERY PR

  • Tori Cole, VP of Marketing, Cookies

  • Vladimir Bautista, CEO / Co-Founder, Happy Munkey

Design & Innovation Jury

  • Adam Fierman, Global Creative Director, Zerotrillion

  • Adam Grablick, Chief Operating Officer, Kiva Brands

  • Adrian Farquharson, Founder & Chief Creative Officer, MARY Magazine

  • Jared Mirsky, CEO & Founder, Wick & Mortar

  • Jennifer Whetzel, Founder, CEO, Ladyjane Branding

  • Joe Hodas, Chief Marketing Officer, Wana Brands

  • Kary Radestock, CEO & Co-Founder, Hippo Premium Packaging

  • Kyle Merwin, Co-Founder, Born & Bred

  • Mimi Lam, CEO & Co-Founder, Superette

  • Nadeem Al-Hasan, Co-Founder & CMO, Baked Bros

  • Nicole Wolff, Brand Director, The Flowr Corporation

  • Nidhi Lucky Handa, Founder & CEO, LEUNE

  • Tara Rozalowsky, Vice President – Beverages & Edibles, Canopy Growth Corporation

  • Vilay Matuska, Vice-President Marketing, Glass House Brands

  • Vince Ning, CEO & Co-Founder, Nabis

  • Wanda James, CEO / Founder, Simply Pure

Film & Advocacy Jury

  • Beth Waterfall, Executive Director, Elevate Northeast

  • Brooke Burgstahler, Creative, Actress, Founder of Budding Mind, Budding Mind

  • Dasheeda Dawson, Founder & Bestselling Author, The WeedHead & Company

  • Gia Morón, President, Women Grow

  • Jason Pinsky, Dot Connecter, The Pinsky Triangle

  • Jesce Horton, Chief Executive Officer, LOWD

  • Jon Cappetta, VP, Content, High Times

  • Justin Johnson, Founder & CEO, Budsfeed

  • Kate Miller, Co-Founder & CEO, Miss Grass

  • Kirk Summers, Creative Director, Puffco

  • Lisa Lindo, CEO, Cannacity

  • Nadir Pearson, Chief Innovation Officer, Hybrid

  • Paul Marobella, President & Chief Marketing Officer, Republic Brands

  • Sheira Rees-Davies, Executive Producer, Scheme Engine

  • Tammy “The Cannabis Cutie” Pettigrew, Cannabis Educator & Advocate, The Cannabis Cutie (TLP Ventures, LLC)

Clio Cannabis is currently accepting submissions in the Advocacy, Brand Design, Digital/Mobile, Experience/Activation, Film/Video, Film/Video Craft, Integrated Campaigns, Partnerships & Collaborations, Print & Out of Home, Print & Out of Home Craft, Product/Service Innovation, Public Relations, Social Good, and Social Media mediums until September 24th. For more information and to enter work, visit


About Clio Cannabis

Expanding on Clio’s enduring reputation for establishing best-in-class programs honoring creative ideas in a variety of specialized verticals, Clio Cannabis celebrates the creators at the forefront of cannabis marketing and communications. Launched in 2019, Clio Cannabis sets the bar for creative work in a rapidly growing industry, builds a greater understanding of a developing category, and elevates creative contributions from top talent and agencies.

About Clio

Clio is the premier international awards competition for the creative business. Founded in 1959 to celebrate creative excellence in advertising, Clio today honors the work and talent at the forefront of the industry in a variety of specialized fields, including: sports, fashion, music, entertainment, cannabis and health. As a leading authority on the diverse and ever-changing creative landscape, Clio celebrates creativity 365-days-a-year via its global ad database Ads of The World and its content platform Muse by Clio.

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Cannabis Facility Construction Expands into Virginia with Design-Build Project for Dharma Pharmaceuticals 

Cannabis Facility Construction Expands into Virginia with Design-Build Project for Dharma Pharmaceuticals 

CHICAGO, IL (AUGUST 12, 2021) – Cannabis Facility Construction (CFC), a national, full-service, cannabis design-build construction firm, is pleased to have completed construction on a new medical dispensary for Dharma Pharmaceuticals in Salem, Virginia.

“We’re thrilled to partner with Dharma Pharmaceuticals to support their entry into the emerging Virginia medical cannabis market,” said Andy Poticha, Principal at Cannabis Facility Construction. “Our clients value our extensive design-build expertise and our ability to provide speed to market, which is essential to opening quickly and correctly.”

The new medical dispensary is located at 1634 W. Main Street in Salem. To create a differentiated and welcoming customer experience, careful consideration was given to customer flow between easy-to-browse product displays and point of sale stations so consultations and transactions can take place with social distancing in mind. In addition to the wood and masonry retail space in the front, the dispensary includes secure vaults for inventory storage, back office space, and a highly advanced security system.

“Cannabis Facility Construction’s ability to help us achieve speed to market is essential and one of the reasons we decided to work with them,” said Jack Page, Market Leader for Green Thumb, which acquired Dharma on July 1. “They provided the right value to convert the space into the medical dispensary and had the right experience to hit the ground running.”

For more information on these and other projects by Cannabis Facility Construction, visit


Cannabis Facility Construction (CFC), a division of Mosaic Construction, is a national, industry leader in full-service cannabis facility design-build. Since 2015, the company has renovated more than 70 cultivation facilities, processing centers, and dispensary projects in 12 states, including Arizona, Illinois, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Missouri, New Jersey, North Dakota, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia and West Virginia. Its principal leadership team led by Andy Poticha, Ira Singer, and Mike Frazin, offers more than three decades of experience in construction, design-build, diverse operational and financial management, and facility development. For more information, visit


Free SEO Audit from a New Star in Cannabis Marketing

MjSEO, a new name in cannabis SEO, is offering comprehensive audits of cannabis sites in the US. The agency’s analysis helps businesses optimize promotional strategies for better profitability. The agency has announced that these services are now available free of charge. 

MjSEO helps companies create efficient marketing strategies. Its services help them achieve the best measurable results despite the existing restrictions, such as the ban of PPC advertising. The audit includes an overview of the current ranking and efficiency of SEO, as well as digital marketing tactics. It is free for all providers of cannabis and cannabis-derived products, from medical and recreational dispensaries to accessory producers to transporters. 

The purpose of the audit is to determine how well a website performs, and what practices can boost its popularity and profitability. MjSEO experts examine a broad range of aspects. Their analysis pinpoints content gaps and opportunities, revealing issues related to:

  • Technical SEO 
  • On-page SEO 
  • Website structure 
  • User experience 
  • Potential problems off-site 

This ‘health check’ delivers actionable marketplace insights, as the agency identifies current obstacles for sales. The conclusions and recommendations may be used to expand reach and profitability through better national and local SEO, as well as link building. 

MjSEO, a member of the NHA, NCIA, and California NORML, exclusively focuses on SEO strategies for the cannabis segment. It offers tailored services, including customer needs analysis and SEO. Its customers have seen their traffic surge and their websites have risen to the top of search engine rankings. The company’s personalized promotional tactics help companies thrive in the digital space. 

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Webinar: Cannabis Law Basics for Lawyers 2.0 – How to serve this cutting-edge industry

Learn more about this webinar designed to introduce attorneys, law students, and curious minds to the fundamentals and opportunities of the emerging cannabis industry.

Register for the webinar.

Join for the live webinar on Wednesday June 16, 2021 at 10:00am MT (12:00pm ET) for a brief history of the legal status of marijuana/cannabis in the USA, a snapshot of current legalization status, an overview of the various facets of providing legal services impacted by state-legal cannabis, and recommendations on next steps to pivot your strengths and grow your legal offerings to serve this new industry.

RZA Legal is a Denver-based boutique law firm providing legal counsel and advice on cannabis laws and regulations applicable to citizens, patients, entrepreneurs, employees, landlords, vendors, investors and others involved with or interested in the legal cannabis industry.

New Industrial Cannabis Grinder Perfect for Pre-Rolls and Extraction

Contact: Erik Blackerby
Phone: 509-204-3148
Company: STM Canna Corp.

New Industrial Cannabis Grinder Perfect for Pre-Rolls and Extraction

Experts in Cannabis Processing Equipment Release the new STM Mini-Revolution 


Spokane, WA — [May 13, 2021]: STM Canna, a leader in high-capacity commercial cannabis processing technologies, announces the launch of its latest industry solution: The Mini-Revolution Premium Grinder

Featuring an assortment of innovative features crafted specifically for ultimate efficiency, the Mini-Revolution is set to become one of the best industrial cannabis grinders available for small and medium production facilities. With equipment that is fully manufactured in the U.S.A., those striving to increase their production capabilities can purchase the Mini-Revolution immediately, starting at starting at an affordable  $6000 USD.     

Regarding the company’s latest product launch, a spokesperson for STM Canna Corp. commented, “Unlike whip-style shredders, the Mini-Revolution industrial cannabis grinder utilizes low-friction, low-heat grinding perfect for providing consistent results without degrading your product.” 

Some key features that allow the Mini-Revolution to stand out from other commercial cannabis grinders include: 

  • Quality Materials: The quality of a cannabis product is only as good as the quality of its production. As such, STM Canna Corp. constructed the Mini-Revolution using the highest quality of food-grade stainless steel and industrial components all assembled right here in the U.S.A. 

  • Simple to Use: The Mini-Revolution was designed to be extremely user-friendly and easy to operate with minimal training.

  • Swappable Blades: Users can easily remove the grinder’s blades to clean them or replace them with one of two blade options: one for fine particle sizes and the second for coarse particle sizes.

  • Unparalleled Safety: With OSHA compliance and a built-in safe loading system and safety limit switch, the Mini-Revolution is designed from top to bottom with safety in mind.

  • Smooth Operation: As one of the best cannabis grinders in recent years, it manages to be whisper-quiet without losing an ounce of efficiency.

  • Low-temperature Grinding: The Mini-Revolution’s most compelling feature is its low-temperature grinding, which preserves the precious terpenes and cannabinoids found in cannabis products.

  • Effortless to Clean: Cleaning should not be a time-consuming process. The Mini-Revolution grinder disassembles quickly for easy cleaning to get back up and running in little time.

Compared to other, lesser industrial cannabis grinders on the market, the Mini-Revolution was designed and built specifically for the cannabis industry. Additional information about what this innovative tool has to offer can be found here

Aside from its grinders, STM Canna Corp. also proudly offers a variety of industry recognized solutions for the cannabis industry, including pre-roll machines, product packaging, pre-rolled cones and more

About STM Canna Corp.: Established in 2017, STM Canna Corp. has through the years grown to become the industry’s standard for commercial pre-roll machines and bespoke cannabis grinders.

With clients across 37 U.S. States as well as international clients in Canada, Mexico, United Kingdom, Israel, Australia, and South Africa, STM Canna Corp. is recognized as a global leader in cannabis commercial processing technology. STM Canna’s clients range from small producers and processors to the largest, most well-known hemp and marijuana brands in the world.

All STM Canna equipment is designed, engineered, and manufactured in the U.S.A. with industry leading quality and exceptional customer service. For more information, visit

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Striving for Carbon Neutrality with the Boulder County Cannabis Carbon Conscious Certification (BCCCC)

The Cannabis Conservancy



Striving for Carbon Neutrality with the Boulder County Cannabis Carbon Conscious Certification (BCCCC)

Working Towards an Environmentally-Focused, Green Market

Boulder, Colorado (April 12, 2021) – Here are the facts: Climate change is happening; Boulder County and Colorado are already experiencing its costly impacts. Indoor cannabis cultivation is energy-intensive and has the potential to exacerbate this problem, if not appropriately mitigated. Right Now. The Cannabis Conservancy and Boulder County’s Energy Impact Offset Fund (EIOF) Committee recognized the urgent need for stewardship and accountability within the current cultivation market — and so the Boulder County Carbon Conscious Certification (BCCCC) was created — with the ultimate goal of Net Zero Carbon Cannabis Cultivation. 

“After a year of explosive wildfires and dangerous air quality, it is clear that Colorado communities are already paying the costs of the climate crisis. Millions of Front Range residents – especially those in historically marginalized and disproportionately impacted communities – have been suffering from exposure to ozone pollution due to these sources.” —

The BCCCC seal allows the consumer and others in the supply chain to know that they’re supporting a cultivator who is working towards carbon neutral cannabis production. Benefits of the certification include increased consumer and public awareness and profile-boosting industry recognition. It is designed to help cultivators, by providing a step-by-step framework for strategic energy management, adequate and clear reasons for implementation guidance, and meticulous compliance support. 

For more information, visit:, or — or email to get in touch!


About The Cannabis Conservancy:

Our mission is to empower and assure that the regulated cannabis industry achieves environmental, economic, and social sustainability. The Cannabis Conservancy provides Sustainability Certification to legal cannabis organizations that adhere to Good Agricultural Practices (GAP), are free of harmful chemical inputs, utilize waste reduction methods, are energy efficient, and conserve water.


About Boulder County’s Energy Impact Offset Fund (EIOF)

Because of its proportionally significant contribution to climate change, Boulder County is requiring commercial cannabis cultivators to either offset their electricity use with local renewable energy, which now includes RenewableConnect, or pay a 2.16 cent charge per kWh. The fees from this surcharge are then placed into the Boulder County Energy Impact Offset Fund. This fund in turn, can be used to educate and support best in industry practices with regards to energy usage as well as for funding other carbon pollution reducing projects such as low income renewable energy. 


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STM Canna Launches Revolution Sub-Zero Grinder for Cryo-Frozen Cannabis

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For immediate release

Contact name: Erik Blackerby
Phone: 509-204-3148


STM Canna Launches Revolution Sub-Zero Grinder for Cryo-Frozen Cannabis

Leading cannabis technology manufacturer releases sub-zero commercial cannabis grinder.

SPOKANE, WA, March 31, 2021 – STM Canna Corp. (, a leading manufacturer of commercial cannabis processing solutions launches the brand new, reimagined Revolution Sub-Zero commercial cannabis grinder to U.S and global markets, adding to their line of premium processing equipment. 

The Revolution Sub-Zero is specially engineered to operate in environments below -20 F / -28.9 C and features built-in temperature control and pre-heating technology.

STM Canna identified a market absence of commercial-grade cannabis grinding technology that supports today’s relevant methods of processing and extraction using low-temperature cannabis and/or conditions. The Revolution Sub-Zero addresses this need with its innovative approach aimed at providing hemp and marijuana facilities the ability to grind material in low-temperature environments that are known to further preserve cannabinoid profiles and minimize degradation.

“In our pursuit of maximizing cannabinoid preservation in grinding, we identified that a precursor to minimizing loss requires distinct cooperation between optimal starting material and the avoidance of warmer temperatures that induce the volatility of various organic cannabis compounds. The Revolution Sub-Zero is reimagined to work [with conventional dry/cured and cryogenically frozen flower] in these suitable, low-temperature settings for peak potency, flavor, and aroma.” says Jessica Ferranti, Chief Revenue Officer and Executive Vice President of STM Canna Corp.

While there is a growing selection of machinery and tools like dry ice for cryogenically freezing cannabis, the lack of technologically capable machinery to grind cryo-cannabis in the next phase of processing has been limited until now. Because cryogenics are used to avoid degradation of monoterpenes and cannabinoids post-harvest, a low-temperature grind in the Sub-Zero allows for the continuity of this type of preservation to achieve an ultimately superior cannabinoid profile and final product. This also makes The Revolution Sub-Zero cannabis grinder ideal for Live Resin, Rosin extraction, and other processing methods.

The Revolution Sub-Zero is based on STM Canna’s original design of the Revolution 2.0 commercial cannabis grinder and utilizes an extremely sharp dual-blade system which maintains maximum potency by directly slicing through flower with precise, scissor-like motions to achieve the cleanest cuts possible and the most optimal homogenous grind. Combined with this pre-existing technology, the Sub-Zero’s features further encourage degradation to an even lesser degree, making it an invaluable addition to brands seeking to increase ROI and product quality.

About STM Canna
Established in 2017, STM Canna Corp. has through the years grown to become the industry’s standard for commercial pre-roll machines and bespoke cannabis grinders. With clients across 36 U.S. States as well as international clients in Canada, United Kingdom, Israel, Australia, and South Africa, STM Canna Corp. is recognized as a global leader in cannabis commercial processing technology. STM Canna’s clients range from small producers and processors to the largest, most well-known hemp and marijuana brands in the world.

All STM Canna equipment is designed, engineered, and manufactured in the USA with industry leading quality and exceptional customer service. For more information, visit



InSpire Transpiration Solutions Adds Anders Peterson to Technical Team

Business-minded cannabis scientist joins growing HVACD company to provide technical support to clients 

SAN FRANCISCO — March 24, 2021 —  InSpire Transpiration Solutions, a leading HVACD products and services provider focused on controlled environmental systems for indoor horticulture, is excited to announce the addition of Anders Peterson to its team of cannabis industry experts. Peterson brings a scientific education background and nearly a decade of experience in the cannabis industry to his role at InSpire. As Technical Sales Representative, Peterson will work closely with clients to develop custom systems and solutions that meet the unique financial and performance goals of each cannabis business.

“Members of the InSpire team are deeply passionate and highly qualified individuals who strive to make an impact on this fast-paced, dynamic industry,” said Adrian Giovenco, CEO of InSpire Transpiration Solutions. “Anders’ ability to dive deep into cutting edge cannabis science and solve unique problems make him a great addition to our team. We look forward to his continued role in delivering value to our clients who are competing in a constantly evolving marketplace.”

In his role as Technical Sales Representative, Peterson will utilize his intimate cannabis knowledge and technical skills to support both the InSpire sales team and InSpire’s growing client base. He will consult with clients to develop grow facility HVACD solutions based on financial and performance considerations; generate and optimize equipment selection and sizes; and coordinate with the engineering team to finalize detailed proposals. Peterson’s fluency in technology, self-starter skills, customer service focus and commitment to constant learning makes him an ideal candidate for this position.

Prior to joining InSpire, Peterson worked with a diverse set of cannabis companies consulting on cultivation science and business strategy. He co-founded Mychron Extracts in 2014, a boutique brand recognized for creating high-quality and consistently effective cannabis products. Peterson also served as co-owner and Operations Manager at Red River Remedy, a state-of-the-art medical dispensary in Arkansas focused on providing top quality care to qualifying medical marijuana patients.

“I show my passion for this industry through my strong work ethic and my desire to educate others about the benefits of the cannabis plant,” said Peterson. “The focus of my career is to better understand and unleash the potential of the cannabis genome in the hopes of helping people and improving the world around us.”

To learn more about InSpire Transpiration Solutions, visit

About InSpire Transpiration Solutions

InSpire Transpiration Solutions provides best in class heating, ventilation, air conditioning and dehumidification (HVACD) systems for indoor horticulture with a mission to help clients maximize plant biomass and phenotypic expression to strengthen financial performance and mitigate risk. Leading the way with more than 50 years of combined HVACD experience and nearly two decades in the cannabis industry, InSpire works with plant medicine and food system pioneers to optimize indoor environments with plant-centric commercial grow room HVACD products and data-driven cloud services to deliver consistent climate control across the entire cannabis supply chain. Combining a background in mechanical engineering and plant physiology, InSpire partners with cannabis professionals to provide purpose-built solutions that significantly impact overall business profitability. Based in San Francisco, InSpire works with clients throughout the United States and Canada. @inspire_transpiration



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Toxic Chemical in Gloves Responsible for Cannabis Recall

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif.Feb. 25, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Contaminated single-use gloves were responsible for the recent recall of products from a pesticide free cannabis producer and processor. The antimicrobial chemical o-Phenylphenol, listed by the Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHAA) as a compound known to cause cancer, was identified as the contaminant in the FDA compliant food grade gloves.

“Nothing ruins your day like testing your product, confident it will be clean, only to find it contaminated with some crazy, toxic chemical. The gloves were the last thing we tested, we just never imagined something sold as food safe could transfer such nastiness. The discovery was just the beginning… recalls are costly in more ways than one.” – Freya Farm

After initial approval, non-sterile FDA compliant food grade gloves are not subject to ongoing controls to ensure the reliability and consistency of raw material ingredients or quality processes during manufacturing. Opportunity exists for glove manufacturers to use cheap raw materials which lower glove durability and can introduce toxic compounds which can transfer to glove users and products handled.

The company affected by the glove contamination, Freya Farm, grows high-grade and unique strains of cannabis. They have since started purchasing gloves from Eagle Protect, who are implementing a proprietary third-party glove analysis to ensure a range of Eagle gloves are of consistent high-quality, and free from harmful contaminants, toxins and pathogens.

“Sourcing quality, third-party tested gloves, from a company our customers can trust, is assurance they are receiving the best gloves to handle their products. Sourcing from us mitigates food safety and brand reputational risks,” explained Eagle Protect CEO, Steve Ardagh.

Harmful toxins and contaminants in gloves have been identified in many peer reviewed scientific studies, which is now a real issue for companies producing consumer products, especially in industries such as organics and cannabis whose products must be clean when tested.

Single-use gloves, even those FDA compliant, can be a risk to product recalls and brand reputation. In addition, consumers of contaminated products, and staff wearing contaminated gloves are at risk of absorbing toxins, which have often been identified as causing cancer, and reproductive and hormonal damage.

Responsible sourcing is vital as poor quality, counterfeit and even reused gloves are being traded, as the Covid related demand for single-use gloves exceeds supply.

Lynda Ronaldson

SOURCE Eagle Protect

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Pipp Horticulture Introduces New ELEVATE™ Platform System   

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: February 24, 2021

Pipp Horticulture Introduces New ELEVATE™ Platform System   

Pipp Horticulture continues to focus on developing solutions that increase efficiency and streamline operations for our cultivation partners across the globe.

Walker, Michigan – 2/24/2021 – Pipp Horticulture (a division of Pipp Mobile Storage Systems, Inc.), the leading provider of space‐saving, multi‐level mobile cultivation systems, announces the new, patent-pending ELEVATE™ Platform System. The ELEVATE™ Platform System is a robust yet lightweight and portable deck that allows cultivators to access PIPP’s Multi-Tier Mobile Grow Racks quickly, efficiently, and most importantly – safely.

“As the leading provider of Mobile Vertical Grow Rack Systems, we took it as our personal mission to solve one of vertical farming’s primary challenges – how to access the upper levels. We continually challenge ourselves to focus on innovation and developing products with the goal of enhancing our customer’s performance. We formed a dedicated team of in-house experts, consisting of engineers and experienced cultivators to develop our patent-pending ELEVATE™ Platform SystemELEVATE™ is a modular catwalk system that creates an entire full length walking and working aisle platform allowing cultivators to quickly and safely service the upper levels of their grow.” said Craig Umans, President and CEO of Pipp.

The ELEVATE™ Platform System was designed to integrate with PIPP’s Bulk Rack Shelving Systems without any modifications and can be installed on new or existing mobile vertical grow racks.

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About Pipp Horticulture

Pipp Horticulture is the industry-leading provider of vertical farming and space optimization solutions. We work with commercial agriculture professionals globally, to design, install, and optimize operational spaces throughout cultivation, post-harvest, manufacturing, and distribution facilities through the implementation of vertical and mobile rack and cart systems. The Pipp team merges over 40 years of commercial mobile storage experience with horticulture industry experts with over 30 years of operational experience in commercial agriculture and seed-to-sale production. Pipp provides expertise, insight and network connections far beyond our mobile systems in support of our mission to augment financial performance and mitigate risk for our partners. For more information, please visit

For further inquiries, please contact:

Craig Umans, President & CEO

Pipp Mobile Storage Systems, Inc.



ThrivePOP Designs New Brand For Mobile Cannabis Trellis, Webbgro

For Immediate Release

Date: 2/22/2021

Contact: Michele Ringelberg

Phone: 231.736.2795

Contact Email:


(Muskegon, MI, 2/11/2021) Innovative digital marketing for your cannabis business is essential, especially during the age of COVID-19. ThrivePOP, a Michigan Cannabis Digital Marketing Agency, has worked with several clients throughout the cannabis industry to develop digital campaigns, build social media following, and create overarching marketing plans and strategies. Due to ThrivePOP’s positive reputation for marketing products and services within the cannabis industry, Product Innovations Licensing requested a product name, tagline, logo, marketing strategy, and website for a new cultivation tool they were developing.

The ThrivePOP team then set out to develop a logo, corporate guidelines, and marketing strategy to help launch this new product. Thus, Webbgro was born! Working with new business owners and helping them come up with creative ideas to help generate leads for their business is what Michele Ringelberg does best.

Michele Ringelberg has over 20 years’ experience in visual communication, marketing, and web development. Michele consults with cannabis business owners and senior executives and takes great pride in knowing and understanding how to get real results from digital marketing.

As a recent graduate of the Small Business Administration Emerging Leadership Program, Michele is a visionary with strong business acumen and a passion for leveraging technology to help businesses generate business demand and increase revenues.

Once benchmarks were established, the ThrivePOP team works with the client to set into motion the marketing tactics necessary to reach the goals. Moving forward, ThrivePOP established:


  1. New Brand Including New Name, Logo, and Brand Manual

  2. Interactive eCommerce Cultivation Tools Offerings at

  3. New Social Media Accounts and Content Strategy

  4. Amazon Presence

  5. 2021 Marketing Plan and Content Strategy

“ThrivePOP has been instrumental in the launch of our brand and has been a pleasure to work with,” states Dave Fortenbacher, inventor and CEO of Product Innovations Licensing. However, it’s no secret that ThrivePOP has experience in marketing for several cannabis industries throughout the United States.

Starting new branding projects is always exciting and is especially a great time to formulate a bond between a marketing agency and a client. Speaking to Cannabis Business Times, Michele Ringelberg stated “It is exciting to help marketing a product from its inception and watch all of the assets come together in a cohesive beautiful brand”, about the Webbgro project.

Ready to launch a new brand and generate quality leads to your cannabis business? ThrivePOP is a pioneer in the cannabis marketing industry and works closely with HubSpot and Google as certified ad partners. The ThrivePOP team consists of Cannabis Marketing Strategists, Cannabis Web Developers, Project Managers, Cannabis Social Media Experts, as well as SEO and PPC Strategists. Let us help you THRIVE online!

Terpene Extraction: New Solution In Final Stages of Development

Contact: John Hilgendorf


Solventless, full-spectrum terpene profiles AT SCALE

Vancouver, WA – Cannabis processors seeking quality terpene extract have long been challenged by methodology roadblocks, inconsistent results and scaling issues.

ABM Equipment of Vancouver, WA, and Marion Process Solutions, of Marion, IA, have solved these issues with an innovative design that brings scalability to solventless terpene extraction. Marion announced today that it has achieved patent pending status on the technology, which produces clear, wide-spectrum terpene oil without color-changing contaminants. The approach finally solves the problem of reliable, cost-efficient and high throughput terpene extraction that even outperforms the best CO2 methods being used.

The new system, TXM (Terp Xtract Master) Series™, is particularly ground-breaking for processors because it produces full-spectrum results at scale. Labs have long used a similar method to collect terpene profiles for grams of cannabis at time, but have not had access to scalable solutions. Early validation shows that the TXM Series technology yields a terpene profile that closely matches the original plant profile.

Cannabis and hemp producers have worked for years without success to produce clear, highly matched terpene extracts at a premium level, to function as additional revenue streams for growers, processors and retailers.

“What we’ve been able to achieve is a powerful advancement in terpene extraction technology that answers the industry’s quest for impurity-free, solvent-free clear oils,” said ABM Equipment Owner Jeff Walling.

Marion’s Development Lead, Jay Bonefas, added, “By building a solution around our field-proven Marion WaveMix ™ microwave drying and agitation technology, optimized specifically for the cannabis industry, we’re finally able to unlock the market potential for this important cannabis/hemp product category.”

While prior solutions used solvents to attract the terpenes that then required post-processing steps for removal, the TXM Series relies on microwave drying technology to vaporize the water inside the plant material which acts as a vehicle for terpene removal. The resulting terpenes then enter a condenser “cold trap” unit integrated into the system.

Marion testing of hemp samples yielded Certificates of Analysis (COA) to verify that the process preserves extractable cannabinoids in the plant material after removing the terpenes, increasing the total value of the material. This method is well suited to deterpenate “fresh frozen” material since it utilizes the water in the plant whereas other techniques require drying the material prior to extraction.

In addition to solvent-free purity, the TXM Series’ microwave technology enables a lower operating cost in the US than alternative gas-generated heat steam extraction systems and solutions that require additional solvents or CO2 costs. In addition, the TXM Series offers customers 98% more rapid throughput as it is able to finish dry material in the same vessel, for a far more scalable solution – drying 1.5 pounds of materials in 45 minutes, versus the two days it would take to hang dry.

The TXM Series is supported in the field by ABM Equipment. With nearly 20 proprietary processing equipment solutions and hundreds of active systems, ABM is one of the industry’s leading integrators and provides 24/7 service in support of their distinct clientele.

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