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Massachusetts Issues First License to Sell Recreational Cannabis

Massachusetts hit another milestone in its era of legalized marijuana: State regulators granted Cultivate a license to sell recreational marijuana at the company’s existing medical marijuana dispensary in Leicester. The five-member Cannabis Control Commission unanimously voted to grant the retail license to Cultivate Holdings, Inc., which operates the first medical …

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Sipp to Market Major Hemp Homebrew Kit

Major Hemp Brown Ale

Sipp Industries wants to cash in on the growing interest in hemp while also tapping into interest in home made beers. Sipp said in a press release Monday that it is partnering with homebrew supplier Craft a Brew to market homebrew kits with the hemp ingredients used in Sipp’s Major …

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Cannabis Now Firmly Part of Wellness Culture

Cannabis Stock Photo

Cannabis has been steadily marching into the realm of high-end wellness culture. On Saturday, Gwyneth Paltrow placed it squarely there. Paltrow’s lifestyle brand, Goop, has grown into a wellness juggernaut, touting advice and accessories for alternative healing with its newsletters, e-commerce website, and events—and its seal of approval can catapult a …

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Chicago marijuana grower GTI begins trading in Canada

Green Thumb Cannabis

Chicago-based medical cannabis grower and dispensary owner Green Thumb Industries began trading Wednesday on the Canadian Securities Exchange. The stock (ticker GTII) raised about $67 million US through a brokered and non-brokered private placement in which shares were sold at about $6. The placement ended Tuesday, and the company was valued …

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