Cannabis

Benzinga Launches The Industry’s Most Comprehensive Cannabis Business Network

Benzinga, the leader in cannabis industry news and events, with a focus on business and finance, has launched the Benzinga Cannabis Network. The network will allow companies to make new connections and attract new business, while showcasing their products and services.

The network is the largest and most comprehensive cannabis industry business database built to date. Coverage includes everything from dispensaries, to public companies, to professional service providers — like accountants, payment processors, and marketing agencies, to name a few.

“The cannabis industry is growing rapidly and the companies supporting that growth are looking at ways to stand out from their competition,” said Jason Raznick, CEO and Founder of Benzinga. “We created the Benzinga Cannabis Network as a way for cannabis businesses to have a better online presence and ultimately have an effective way to make connections and promote their services.”

Benzinga’s listings include all of the important information about

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Clint Eastwood sues over false cannabis endorsements

Hollywood actor Clint Eastwood is suing a host of cannabis companies that he says have falsely used his name to endorse their goods.

The 90-year-old accuses the firms of spreading fake articles and tagging their websites with his name to make it look like he had backed their products.

Nearly 20 firms are named in the suits, accused of trademark infringement and defamation among other violations.

One firm, Sera Labs, said it had stopped the fake ads “immediately”.

All of the companies sell goods with CBD, an extract from the marijuana plant that does not have psychoactive properties. It is used in products such as creams, oils and food.

However lawyers for Mr Eastwood – who has starred in films such as Mystic River and Dirty Harry, as well as been a director – said he “does not have and never has had” any association with CBD.

‘No association with

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AeroPay Launches Compliant Digital Payments For Cannabis Business

Financial technology company AeroPay has introduced a new suite of digital payment solutions for cannabis businesses.

The tech enables digital payments by utilizing so-called “smart bank transfers” and allows business-to-business (B2B) and customers-to-business (C2B) transfers.

The technology covers all aspects of the cannabis industry, and it includes both in-person and online payments.

Dispensaries will be able to provide its customers with convenient and contactless digital payment option, the company said.

“Cannabis businesses have long been underserved by the current payments landscape and we saw an opportunity to help them by leveraging AeroPay’s existing technology,” said in a Monday press release the company’s CEO and founder Daniel Muller.

The Chicago-based next-generation company has been providing a broad range of industries with alternative ways to make their payments since 2017.

Ryan Coffey, AeroPay’s director of business development, stated that businesses and customers within the cannabis space “have been forced to rely almost

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