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CRB Monitor | Weekly Update | January 28 - February 3, 2023
Published on February 13, 2023

Week of January 28 - February 3, 2023

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Tier 1 Marijuana-Related Business Counts

Weekly Summary (January 28 - February 3, 2023):  65,324 1A MRBs +  3,626 1B MRBs =  68,950 total


1A MRB-2
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-2
Tier 1B Defined: CRB Monitor tiers businesses that have a financial or controlling interest in a Tier 1A CRB as "Tier 1B." 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.

A Note on Change in License Count:

  • Pre-License – 207 licenses moved to Active in NM
  • Approved/Pending – Added 21 new licenses to Approved/Pending in NY, NJ
  • Active – Added 232 new licenses to Active in OK, OH, NM, MI, MA

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.

Mergers & Acquisitions

Negative News

Legalization & Regulation

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