Halt of Mass. recreational marijuana sales is followed by layoffs, concerns about future of emerging industry
Earlier this month, a letter was reportedly distributed to employees of Cultivate Holdings, a medical and recreational marijuana dispensary in Leicester. The letter dated, which was March 18 and was obtained by MassLive, noted that the outbreak of COVID-19, the disease caused by the new coronavirus, was rapidly evolving. The... Read more
Marijuana deliveries skyrocket during coronavirus crisis in Las Vegas
Before the coronavirus outbreak, Thrive Cannabis Marketplace in North Las Vegas was making about three dozen deliveries a day. But with dispensaries only permitted to offer delivery service after nonessential businesses were ordered closed, Thrive is making several hundred deliveries a day. “Previously, deliveries were a very small portion... Read more
COVID-19 could cancel Missouri recreational marijuana campaign, says activist group
The future of an effort to get recreational marijuana onto Missouri’s November 2020 ballot is “unclear,” according to a statement circulated early Saturday by Missouri attorney and cannabis activist Dan Viets. Viets is the state coordinator for the pro-cannabis group NORML and is an advisory board member for Missourians... Read more
How recreational weed went from illegal to essential in 3 months in Illinois
Throngs of high-minded shoppers started flooding pot dispensaries when sales of recreational weed kicked off in Illinois at the start of the year. Less than three months later, that type of mass clamoring is strictly forbidden as social distancing measures have been put in place to quell the spread... Read more
$850 million acquisition of Chicago marijuana company Verano Holdings called off
March 27, 2020 by AggregatedNews Leave a Comment An $850 million deal to buy Verano Holdings has been terminated, marking the second high-dollar acquisition of a Chicago marijuana company to fall through in less than a year. Phoenix-based Harvest Health & Recreation announced it planned buy Verano Holdings just over a... Read more
Nevada Marijuana dispensaries delivering during coronavirus shutdown
Nevadans can still get their marijuana. It just might take a bit longer to get it. Marijuana dispensaries made the list of businesses allowed to stay open in Nevada under Gov. Steve Sisolak’s order to close “nonessential” businesses that came down on Friday as part of the state’s plan to blunt... Read more
Coronavirus Won’t Stop New York From Trying to Legalize Marijuana
Despite the fact that New York state is on a fast track to becoming the new global epicenter of the coronavirus pandemic and politicians are locking horns over how to best respond to the crisis, some non-virus-related government business will continue as usual. And that will include marijuana legalization, Governor Andrew... Read more
North Macedonia Awaits Marijuana Laws to Become a ‘Cannabis Superpower’
In a desolate industrial zone of this capital city, a cannabis grow house is under construction that, when finished, will span 178,000 square feet, about the size of a Walmart superstore. At full capacity, 17 tons of marijuana a year, worth about $50 million, will be harvested. Among the... Read more
‘The legal stuff is garbage’: why Canada’s cannabis black market keeps thriving
Cannabis may be legal in Vancouver but visitors looking to score are likely to run into a seemingly counterintuitive suggestion: try the black market. Recreational marijuana was legalised across Canada in October 2018. And yet on Reddit, the specialist forum website used by millions every day, many of Vancouver’s cannabis connoisseurs still... Read more
Michigan recreational marijuana sales increase 34% in February, prices down slightly
Michigan’s recreational marijuana industry continued its steady ascent in February, based on the latest monthly statistical report released by the state Marijuana Regulatory Agency. Monthly recreational marijuana sales hit $14.8 million, a 34% increase over the nearly $9.8 million in January sales. The first full month of recreational sales, which... Read more

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