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CRB Monitor | Weekly Update | March 2 - March 8, 2024
Published on March 13, 2024

Week of March 2 - March 8, 2024

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Tier 1 Marijuana-Related Business Counts

Weekly Summary (March 2-March 8, 2024):  

    76,093 1A MRBs + 3,948 1B MRBs = 80,041 total


1A MRB-031124
Tier 1A defined: Businesses in this tier literally touch the cannabis plant at some point along the supply chain from "seed to sale," and are generally licensed by a government agency or regulator. Effectively all of their actual or expected revenue is derived from the cultivation, production, testing or sale of cannabis. 

1B MRBs 

1B MRB-031124
Tier 1B defined: Businesses that have a financial or controlling interest in a Tier 1A CRB. CRB Monitor generally considers 1B businesses as seemingly unrelated businesses highlighted as red flags by FinCEN in its marijuana banking guidance and are similar in nature to individual beneficial owners. 

Marijuana Business Licenses

Note: Inactive licenses, unlicensed, and unknown licenses have been excluded.

Beneficial Owners Count

Beneficial owners defined: For beneficial owners, each economic owner or controlling person is classified into one or more categories based on their relationship to the linked CRB including: (1) Owner/Investor, (2) Board Member, (3) Corporate Officer, (4) Executive, (5) Non-commercial Registered Agent or (6) Senior Manager. 

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News of Note

A selection of relevant cannabis-related news. Items marked with logo_color_markonly 20px indicate links to licensed business profiles in the CRB Monitor database.

Adverse Media

Colorado regulators issue advisory about potentially contaminated DSA products logo_color_markonly 20px
Unlicensed D.C. cannabis gifting shop raided despite starting transition to the legal market
California Regulators Recall Passiflora Flower logo_color_markonly 20px


Cannabis ‘cash management’ firm accused of stealing millions, flouting money laundering rules logo_color_markonly 20px
Appellate Court Rules CA District Court Must Weigh In on Commerce Clause and Cannabis logo_color_markonly 20px
New York hemp companies sue to overturn new state rules
Missouri Supreme Court case could result in ‘dozens’ of new marijuana business licenses logo_color_markonly 20px
Colorado Dispensary And Tracking Vendor Settle Fee Suit logo_color_markonly 20px
Colorado Judge Sends Pot Co. Receivership Dispute To Arbitration logo_color_markonly 20px logo_color_markonly 20px
Worker Claims Pineapple Express Retaliated for Spotting Bad Policies logo_color_markonly 20px
Washington Business Can't Get Pot License Back After Eviction logo_color_markonly 20px
3rd Circuit Questions Who Can Sue Under NJ Cannabis Law
Another Lawsuit May Delay Maryland Licensing logo_color_markonly 20px

Legalization & Regulation

California county’s voters reject measure restricting marijuana cultivation
Virginia legislative session ends without governor signing adult-use marijuana bill
MN has new enforcement plan as tests confirm hemp retailers have sold marijuana
DEA Officials Reportedly At Odds With Biden Admin Over Marijuana Rescheduling Push
Biden Again Proposes Blocking Marijuana Sales In D.C. In Budget
Washington State Eliminates Medical Cannabis Taxation
Louisiana Lawmakers Eyeing Legal Marijuana Use and Growing during 2024 Regular Session
Kentucky could see medical marijuana changes, including opt-outs, more conditions allowed
NH House passes bills to expand medical marijuana, future of legalization uncertain
MN Officials Push Marijuana Law Changes to Speed Market Launch, Address Use on Public Lands
Florida Lawmakers Send Bill to Restrict Hemp Products and Ban Delta-8 THC to Governor
Hawaii Senate Passes Marijuana Legalization Bill
UN Body Reaffirms That Marijuana Legalization Violates International Treaties
Report shows inflated THC levels on cannabis products across Oklahoma
Bright Green Corp. Submits DEA Registration for Production of Schedule I, II Controlled Substances

Licensing Related

March 14 Date Set for Maryland Social Equity Lottery
CRA Warns of Scam Targeted at a Michigan Licensed Cannabis Business
Missouri to Begin Second Round of Microbusiness Licensing in April
Oregon to set cannabis license caps

Acquisitions & Mergers

BlueSky Wellness scraps merger with Lucy Scientific


MedMen shutters all but 2 of its California dispensaries logo_color_markonly 20px
Maggie's Farm Shuts 5 of 8 Colorado Shops logo_color_markonly 20px
Investing in Cannabis: Five Due Diligence Red Flags
Herbl receivership unloads 3 assets from marijuana distributor’s historic collapse logo_color_markonly 20px
Cannabis firm BZAM granted creditor protection with massive unpaid tax bills logo_color_markonly 20px
Supply chain challenges cause expensive build-out delays for MariMed logo_color_markonly 20px
New Jersey surpasses 100 marijuana stores, projects $1 billion in sales


Netherlands irons out wrinkles in cannabis experiment ahead of full summer launch
German Lawmakers Recommend Marijuana Legalization Amendments


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