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Marijuana cultivation facility to sprout in Matteson in 2023

by: Julian Crews, WGN Web Desk Posted: Aug 17, 2021 01:35 PM CDT MATTESON, Ill. — A large scale cannabis operation is coming to the south suburbs, and supporters say it'll give the area a much needed economic boost. One of the largest cannabis operators in the country, 4Front Ventures, will be openi...


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Record High: More Americans Are Trying Marijuana, Gallup Poll Finds

By: Kaia Hubbard Aug. 17, 2021, at 11:45 a.m  Nearly half of adults in the U.S. say they have tried marijuana, a new Gallup survey found, the highest measured to date. The poll found that 49% of adults say they have tried marijuana, up from 45% in 2017 and 2019. Just over 50 years ago, onl...

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New Yorkers Can Smoke Marijuana At This Year’s State Fair Post-Legalization, Officials Confirm

 Published August 16, 2021 By: Kyle Jaeger The New York State Fair will be a little different—and a lot more marijuana friendly—this year. An official confirmed to Marijuana Moment on Monday that, since cannabis was legalized in the state earlier this year, adults will be able to consume m...

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Veterans push for medical marijuana in conservative South

BYANERI PATTANI •KAISER HEALTH NEWS  •AUGUST 15, 2021  RALEIGH, N.C. (Tribune News Service) — Each time Chayse Roth drives home to North Carolina, he notices the highway welcome signs that declare: "Nation's Most Military Friendly State." "That's a powerful thing to claim," said Roth, a fo...

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NV judge reverses cop’s cannabis firing (Newsletter: August 16, 2021)

 Published 9 hours ago August 16, 2021 By: Tom Angell  TOP THINGS TO KNOW Colorado Gov. Jared Polis (D) gave the South Park creators license plates honoring the show's fake cannabis brand Tegridy (which may soon become real) and said stoner character Towelie would be a good offic...


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Study Shows Cannabis Consumers Are Successful, Motivated, Health-Conscious: Snoop Dogg Weighs In

By Javier Hasse Vices The long-standing, negative stereotypes about cannabis consumers have contributed to a decades-long stigma that lingers to this date, even as legalization spreads across the world while birthing one of the fastest-growing industries of our time. But new data out today, sha...


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Falling prices in California marijuana wholesale market alarms some growers; others unfazed

By John Schroyer Years of rising marijuana production across California appear to be taking a toll on the state's wholesale market, with prices said to be dropping by up to 60% since at least mid-June for outdoor-farmed flower. The downward pricing pressure hasn't hit every cultivation sector in the...


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Pennsylvania’s new medical marijuana player aims to ramp up production and drive down prices

Sam Wood~The Philadelphia Inquirer Jushi Inc. will become one of the dominant players in the Keystone State's medical marijuana market with its $37 million acquisition of Scranton-based Pennsylvania Medical Solutions from Vireo Health International. The aggressively expanding Jushi, based in Boca Ra...


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Canadian cannabis sales remain strong in April despite COVID-19 pandemic

 Solomon Israel~Marijuana Business Daily Retail cannabis sales in Canada declined only slightly despite the COVID-19 pandemic, falling 0.6% from March's record high to 180.1 million Canadian dollars ($132.7 million) in April. The new monthly retail sales data from Statistics Canada bode well fo...


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Anthony Dindia: The Godfather Of Cannabis At Verano Holdings

Warren Bobrow~Forbes I met Anthony Dindia a month or so ago at New Jersey's latest cannabis dispensary. He had just spent the past few grueling days of night and day work getting the Elizabeth, NJ location for the Verano Holdings family of dispensaries ready to open and greet their guests. Anthony i...


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Recovery from losses, damage during protests will take weeks for many cannabis businesses

John Schroyer~Marijuana Business Daily The protests, lootings and robberies connected to the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis might have died down over the past two weeks, but scores of marijuana companies are still dealing with the fallout of break-ins that began the weekend of May 29. Several ...


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Head of NBA players union joins marijuana company as league reportedly temporarily suspends drug testing

Kyle Jaeger~Marijuana Moment The head of the NBA's players union is joining the board of a major marijuana company at the same time reports are surfacing that players will not be tested for cannabis and other recreational drugs when they convene to wrap up the season in Orlando next month. Michele R...


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California Unveils State-Certified Organic Cannabis Plan - Cannabis News

Regulators in the California Department of Food and Agriculture have unveiled their OCal program, which will label organically grown cannabis products in a market scorned by federal regulators.

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Poll: Majority Of Americans Think Marijuana Legalization Is A Successful Policy - Cannabis News

A majority of Americans believe that state marijuana legalization laws have been a success, according to a new survey.

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Study Suggests Cannabis Consumer Product Knowledge Is ‘Very Poor’ - Cannabis News

A study by the University of Buffalo and University of Michigan shows that even enthusiastic cannabis consumers can have a low level of knowledge about THC, CBD, and effective dosing.

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Virginia just decriminalized marijuana - Cannabis News

The state is the 27th to decriminalize or legalize marijuana.

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Industrial hemp becomes legal in South Dakota after Noem signs bill - Cannabis News

Industrial hemp and CBD oil are now legal in South Dakota after a yearlong standoff between Gov. Kristi Noem and legislators.

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After 4-year delay, DEA will review dozens of requests to grow marijuana for research - Cannabis News

After nearly 4 years of what some researchers saw as foot dragging, the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) has announced it will evaluate 37 applications to grow marijuana for medical research and proposed new rules for the prospective growers that outline how the cannabis-growing program would work.

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Is my dispensary open and can they deliver cannabis right now? - Cannabis News

Is my cannabis dispensary still open? In the season of COVID-19, that question just got a lot more complicated.

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How to Get High Safely During the Coronavirus Pandemic - Cannabis News

We caught up with NORML Director Erik Altieri to find out the best ways to get stoned during COVID-19.

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