Denver hydroponics retail chain expands to New England, improves positioning in legal cannabis states

GrowGeneration Corp., a Denver-based chain of hydroponic retail stores, planted some East Coast roots Wednesday by snapping up a hydroponic equipment supplier in Rhode Island. GrowGeneration bought the assets of East Coast Hydroponics Warehouse, a 10,000-square-foot hydroponic products warehouse and retail store in Warwick, R.I., for $1.8 million in cash and 300,000 shares of stock,…

The First Map of the Cannabis Genome

Sunrise Genetics, Inc., the parent company for Hempgene and Marigene, announced last week they have successfully mapped the cannabis genome. The genome map was presented at the 26th Annual Plant and Animal Genome Conference in San Diego, CA during the panel “Cannabis Genomics: Advances and Applications.” According to CJ Schwartz, chief executive officer of Sunrise…

TD Ameritrade CEO notes 'pronounced' increase in cannabis, blockchain trading activity

Cannabis securities may be a blip in TD Ameritrade’s daily trade volume, but that blip got noticeably bigger in the latter part of 2017, the electronic brokerage’s CEO reported Tuesday. TD Ameritrade officials saw a “pronounced” trend during its most recent quarter: an increase in trading activity for cannabis- and blockchain-related securities, CEO Tim Hockey…