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Recreational Marijuana Businesses Sue Massachusetts Governor Over “Non-Essential” Status

Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker has not joined other states to deem recreational marijuana businesses as essential amid the COVID-19 pandemic. And now, for that reason, Baker has a lawsuit on his hands. The Associated Press reported that a group of cannabis dispensaries in the Bay State sued Baker in a lawsuit filed Wednesday in which …

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Caliva and Hypur Launch Contactless Payment and Cannabis Delivery

Cannabis consumers in California have a new way to help protect themselves during the coronavirus pandemic with a new contactless payment and delivery system launched this week by Caliva and its technology partner Hypur. The new feature is now available for pickup at Caliva’s retail stores and for delivery to customers in Los Angeles and …

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Colorado Girl Who Inspired ‘Charlotte’s Web’ Medical Marijuana Oil Dies at 13

A girl with a rare form of epilepsy whose recovery inspired the name of a medical marijuana oil that drew families of children with similar health problems to Colorado for treatment has died, according to the non-profit organization founded by her mother. No cause of death was given for Charlotte Figi, 13, in the Facebook …

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Ontario Passes Emergency Order Allowing Pot Shops to Deliver and Offer Pickup

People looking to get weed from their local pot shops may be in luck a little while longer. The provincial government on Tuesday passed an emergency order allowing for legal cannabis stores to offer curbside delivery and pickup service. The order was approved by cabinet and signed into law by Lieutenant Governor Elizabeth Dowdeswell this …

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Fewer Vaping Injuries Reported In States With Legal Cannabis

New research shows that states with legal recreational cannabis had fewer cases of lung injuries related to vaping than other states, according to a study published by JAMA Network Open on Monday. The researchers found no significant difference in the number of e-cigarette or vaping associated lung injury (EVALI) cases in states with legal medical …

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Ontario, Canada Swiftly Reopens Provincial Cannabis Shops

Cannabis retailers in Ontario were allowed to reopen for curbside pickup and deliver on Tuesday under an emergency order issued by the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO). The move reverses an order issued by the province last week that deemed recreational marijuana shops nonessential businesses and directed them to close to help contain …

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Distressed Asset Investors (Finally) Descend on California Cannabis

In my ten years of advising and guiding cannabis companies from a corporate, transactional, and M&A perspective, and especially since 2012 (when Washington and Colorado legalized), every cannabis market in which I’ve worked has experienced a period of extensive business failures, consolidations, and market stress. And it’s that time now for California cannabis (and that …

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Washington Cannabis Finally Adopts a Social Equity Program

On March 31, 2020, Washington State Governor Jay Inslee signed HB 2870, which “creates a new social equity program that provides business opportunities to people from disproportionately-harmed communities so they can benefit economically from the cannabis industry and become a cannabis retailer.” We’ve covered the social equity program in Los Angeles pretty heavily, as our …

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Charlotte Figi, The Inspiration Behind Charlotte’s Web CBD, Passes Away

It is with great sadness that we announce that Charlotte Figi, the namesake and inspiration behind the acclaimed CBD strain Charlotte’s Web, passed away yesterday at age 13. Charlotte and her twin sister Chase were born on October 18, 2006 in Colorado. Charlotte had a seizure when she was three years old and was subsequently …

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Gourmet Weed Recipes to Try During Quarantine

Use your time indoors to cook some new recipes that can be fun as well. The global coronavirus pandemic has introduced added stress and anxiety to most people’s already hectic lives. Vacation plans have been canceled, schools are out, and millions of people have been laid off, but many countries around the world are taking …

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