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The maker of Corona is betting that consumers want something more than beer and booze. Constellation Brands is spending $4 billion to boost its stake in cannabis company Canopy Growth. Constellation also owns a big wine business, SVEDKA vodka and Casa Noble tequila. It first invested in Canopy Growth last year, when it bought a […]

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(This story has been updated from an earlier version.) Ontario’s new retail framework for recreational cannabis will start with online-only sales when legalization takes effect Oct. 17,  with a network of privately owned stores expected to be in place by April 1. The new retail plan, first reported by Marijuana Business Daily, is a complete overhaul […]

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Oklahoma’s adoption of medical marijuana will be green in more ways than one: Retail dispensaries, processors, growing operations and tax agencies will have to work within a cash-only industry. With marijuana still illegal at the federal level, businesses involved in medical marijuana won’t have easy access to the federal banking system to move money around. […]

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Marijuana plants grow in a greenhouse at the Los Suenos Farms facility in Avondale, Colorado. Photographer: Matthew Staver/Bloomberg In the waning days of Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper’s last legislative session, he vetoed three cannabis bills in two days. One would have allowed cannabis to be consumed onsite at dispensaries. Another would have allowed autism to […]

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Brittany Carbone, Founder and CEO of TONICBrittany Carbone Brittany Carbone is the founder and CEO of TONIC, a wellness company that develops CBD based topicals and orals from organically grown, hemp-derived CBD. Prior to starting TONIC, Carbone was a professional personal trainer, a devotee to natural wellness remedies, and someone who battled anxiety. Incorporating Ashwagandha […]

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Ontario’s new framework for cannabis will start with online-only recreational marijuana sales, with a privately owned retail framework to be in place by spring, according to people familiar with the plans. The new framework, which sources anticipate will be unveiled after market close today, would reverse the previous government’s plan to allow only government-run stores. […]

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Brittany Carbone, Founder and CEO of TONICBrittany Carbone Brittany Carbone is the founder and CEO of TONIC, a wellness company that develops CBD based topicals and orals from organically grown, hemp-derived CBD. Prior to starting TONIC, Carbone was a professional personal trainer, a devotee to natural wellness remedies, and someone who battled anxiety. Incorporating Ashwagandha […]

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POT TOPICS is a weekly collection of cannabis-related news curated by the Chicago Sun-Times. Here’s this week’s top stories: Former Wrigley Company CEO gets into the pot game; The American Osteopathic Association wants the feds to reclassify marijuana; Pharmacann introduces dissolvable cannabis capsules; Denver pot sales continue to increase; Study: Most DUI drivers in Colorado […]

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SACRAMENTO, CALIF. (KCRA) — Sacramento is moving forward with a new program to help ensure that the city’s growing marijuana industry benefits the most disadvantaged neighborhoods. The city council unanimously approved the Cannabis Opportunity Reinvestment Equity (CORE) program, which focuses on zip codes with the highest rates of marijuana-related offenses to offer individuals and businesses […]

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Minorities will soon have better access to start a cannabis business in California’s state capital. The Sacramento City Council on Thursday unanimously approved the Cannabis Opportunity Reinvestment and Equity (CORE) program, reports the Sacramento Bee. According to council members, the CORE program will allow minorities to open legal cannabis businesses without having to pay steep […]

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