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Chicago allows some adult-use cannabis sales downtown

Chicago’s City Council approved a zoning ordinance that bans recreational marijuana stores from the central business district but allows them to locate in part of the popular River North area downtown. Mayor Lori Lightfoot initially had proposed a ban covering nearly all of downtown, but she recently had a change of heart that unlocks some […]

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Maine on track to launch recreational cannabis sales by spring 2020

Maine state officials said they are poised to begin accepting adult-use marijuana license applications before the end of the year and expect customers will have the ability to purchase products in retail stores by March. There are no statewide license caps, but municipalities can limit or ban recreational marijuana in their jurisdictions – and most […]

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Maine recreational cannabis sales expected next spring

Maine is expected to launch recreational marijuana sales in March now that Gov. Janet Mills has signed a bill containing regulations recently approved by the state’s lawmakers. The law, signed by Mills on Thursday, goes into effect 90 days after the Legislature’s session ended June 20, the Portland Press Herald reported. Under the law, cities and towns […]

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Ontario cannabis sales see major boost from physical store rollout; BC sales drop

Adult-use cannabis sales in Canada’s largest consumer market more than doubled in April on the back of new store openings, representing “powerful evidence” of pent-up demand for regulated marijuana after months of stagnation, according to experts. Receipts of recreational-use cannabis products in Ontario totaled 19.6 million Canadian dollars ($15.1 million) in the month, recent data from […]

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Adult use in NJ a no-go for now, AR medical cannabis sales launch, new states allow edibles & more

New Jersey legislators abandon their current efforts to legalize recreational cannabis, Arkansas finally sees its first medical marijuana sales, MJ-infused edibles expand into new states – plus other important news from around the industry.   No-go in NJ Garden State lawmakers conceded that legalizing adult-use marijuana isn’t going to happen via a legislative move in the […]

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Louisiana medical cannabis sales launch now expected in June – maybe

Louisiana’s first batch of medical marijuana won’t reach the shelves by the mid-May deadline demanded by pharmacists and patients, further delaying the program’s sales start. But June’s a possibility. Louisiana State University’s agricultural center, which oversees one of two state-sanctioned marijuana growers, said it now expects to have some cannabis products ready for testing by […]

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Ontario’s legal adult-use cannabis sales hit new low

Hobbled by the bungled rollout of physical stores and inconsistent inventory at the monopoly online retailer, sales of legal adult-use cannabis in Ontario hit a fresh low in the month of February. Receipts at the Ontario Cannabis Store declined to just 7.5 million Canadian dollars ($5.6 million), down from almost CA$9 million in January, according […]

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