As Texas Builds a ‘Hempire’ and Cannabis Laws Ease in Baby Steps, Lucky Leaf Expo Returns to Irving July 9-10

by | Jun 17, 2021
Texas legalized industrial hemp farming in 2019. With CBD oil legal here and an expanded medical cannabis law signed by Gov. Abbott just this week, the cannabis industry is seeing some chinks in our state's conservative armor—and investors and business owners are taking notice. The upcoming expo will feature 120 exhibitors, 40 speakers, panels, cooking with CBD and hemp demos—and a $499 pre-show Cannabis Business Crash Course. 
Future of Cannabis: ‘Texas Would be a Great Place to Get Started Very Soon,’ Kanna CEO Says
by | Aug 10, 2020
On the heels of a $500K pre-seed round to build a marketplace for cannabis gigs, the Kanna CEO Farhaj Mayan is bullish. There's an "unbundling" coming—and that means the right infrastructure is being set up to help small business owners take a chance on the future of the industry.
Cannabis Capital: Why One DFW Investor Saw a Market Opportunity and Staked His Claim
by | Jan 15, 2020
Matt Hawkins of Entourage Effect offers high-net-worth individuals and family offices access to the legalized cannabis industry. For now, "folks like us are the only games in town."
Kanna’s Home Base is Dallas, But It’s Growing Outside the State
by | Jan 14, 2020
The managed marketplace for gigs in cannabis helps legal businesses connect with hourly help. But cannabis isn't legal in Dallas. So its co-founders are finding other ways to work toward becoming an "evangelist" for all workers in the industry.
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Follow the Money: Latticework Capital Raises $120M, Renibus Therapeutics Gets $3.37M, HMS Buys VitreosHealth

by | Sep 26, 2019
In this weekly roundup of funding, merger, and acquisition activity involving companies in North Texas, you’ll also find news about Fetch, Figable, Stealth Monitoring, Solo Stove, BP Energy Partners, Integrity Marketing, a360inc, and more.
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Follow the Money: OncoNano Series A Funding Reaches $35.4M; ECi Acquires UK Software Reseller
by | Jul 18, 2019
You’ll find news about more than $6.4B in deals. Trive Capital, Cresco Capital Partners, Prologis, WatchGuard, Rent-A-Center, Comstock Resources, Covey Park Energy, Interstate Restoration, and Temperature Control Systems also are included in this roundup of funding, merger, and acquisition activity in North Texas.
Follow the Money: Cresco Closes $60M Cannabis Fund, Critical Start Nets $40M; Xpressdocs Buys Direct Mail Provider
by | Jun 13, 2019
You’ll also find news about Alkami, KoiReader Technologies, Metropolis Truck Yard Partners, 4FRONT, Boulevard Media, MyndVR, Jacobs, Trive Capital, Comstock Resources, Covey Park Energy, OmniSYS, and Federal Heath in this roundup of funding, mergers, acquisitions, and partnerships involving companies in North Texas.
This New Dallas-based Consumer Magazine Wants to be the ‘Pulse of CBD’
by | May 20, 2019
CBD Snapshot is a newly launched consumer newsstand publication and online platform that hopes to be the go-to guide for a booming industry—one that's predicted to exceed $20 billion by 2024.
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DFW Research Roundup: Cannabis, Earth-like Planets, and Stem Cells

by | Aug 25, 2017
Researchers across North Texas are making discoveries and breakthroughs in their laboratories.