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New Mexico Governor Says Legal Marijuana Revenue Could Have Offset Coronavirus’s Economic Hit - Cannabis News

The governor of New Mexico is voicing regret that the state did not legalize marijuana this year because, she says, its eventual revenues could have helped to offset economic damage imposed by the coronavirus outbreak.

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High Times owner scores 13 California marijuana dispensaries - Cannabis News

The owner of High Times is going to start selling marijuana after championing its use in the pages of its magazine for nearly half a century.

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Arkansans have spent over $63 million on medical marijuana in the last 11 months - Cannabis News

Medical marijuana dispensaries began popping up across Arkanasas almost a year ago. In that time, over 10,000 pounds of medical marijuana has been sold in Arkansas, according to the Department of Finance and Administration.

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Cannabis Has Become a Major Threat to Alcohol - Cannabis News

A new report from ICR Strategic Communications and Spectacle supports what the alcohol companies feared - people who can consume cannabis legally drink less.

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US cannabis CEOs say coronavirus crisis will speed up legalization: ‘We have been deemed essential’ - Cannabis News

U.S. cannabis CEOs say the chances for federal marijuana legalization will dramatically increase in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, after several states declared dispensaries essential businesses, allowing them to remain open during stay-at-home orders aimed at halting the spread of the virus.

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Pandemic puts launch of Maine’s recreational marijuana market on hold - Cannabis News

Maine's marijuana czar says launching the adult-use industry by June is 'simply unrealistic.'

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Analytics company predicts Massachusetts marijuana market will reach $1.35 billion in 2024 - Cannabis News

So far in 2020, there has reportedly been $157 million in reported marijuana sales in the state.

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Pot Use Reached All-Time High in March Amid Lockdown Measures - Cannabis News

Cannabis use hit an all-time high in March as lockdown measures spread across the U.S., giving people more free time with less to do.

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Nevada marijuana deliveries are skyrocketing. Is this the new normal for the pot industry? - Cannabis News

Much like the grocery stores trying to fill orders for rice and potatoes, cannabis retailers cannot fill marijuana delivery orders fast enough.

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Oklahoma Lawmakers Consider Recreational Marijuana To Fill Budget Hole - Cannabis News

COVID-19 is having a multi-million dollar impact on the state budget. One lawmaker said the solution might be to legalize recreational marijuana.

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Illinois cannabis sales hit nearly $36 million in March - Cannabis News

According to the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation, adult-use cannabis sales hit $35,902,543.22 in March.

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Massachusetts Marijuana Businesses, Struggling To Stay Open, Urge Governor To Declare Them "Essential" - Cannabis News

Marijuana businesses and advocates are urging Governor Charlie Baker and state legislators to declare recreational marijuana shops "essential," allowing them to remain open during the coronavirus pandemic.

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Coronavirus could accelerate U.S. cannabis legalization - Cannabis News

As the economic damage from the coronavirus pandemic piles up, U.S. cities and states are set to face significant lost revenue given the loss of business activity.

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‘We’ve been having 4/20 every day’: Oregon pot shops see spike in business with new curbside delivery - Cannabis News

Take-out for weed? In the wake of coronavirus outbreak, OLCC is temporarily allowing marijuana retailers to do curbside delivery.

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North American weed firms see lockdown boost - Cannabis News

Cannabis sales are touching new highs as customers across the United States and Canada stockpile weed to prepare for long spells of isolation because of the coronavirus pandemic.

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Maine marijuana company sues state over residency requirement - Cannabis News

Wellness Connection filed a lawsuit in federal court Friday against the Maine department that oversees marijuana policy, claiming that residency restrictions on owners of recreational cannabis businesses violate the U.S. Constitution.

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Colorado Just Issued The First Marijuana Delivery License In The State - Cannabis News

As more Americans across the country are sheltering at home during the COVID-19 pandemic, a major Colorado cannabis retailer announced that it has received the state’s first permit to deliver medical marijuana directly to patients’ doors.

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Southern California marijuana sales ‘on fire’ as demand spikes amid coronavirus outbreak - Cannabis News

Toilet paper, hand sanitizer and food aren’t the only things flying off the shelves amid the coronavirus scare in Southern California.

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Michigan recreational marijuana sales increase 34% in February, prices down slightly - Cannabis News

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.

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5 Of The Hottest Jobs In Cannabis Right Now - Cannabis News

Cannabis jobs pay 11% more than the average salary in the United States. Cannabis is hot and the range of cannabis jobs is even hotter.

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