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Update: Illinois’ Cresco Labs Cannabis Workers Vote to Unionize

After receiving national attention from progressive leaders like Bernie Sanders, workers at Cresco Labs’ Joliet, Illinois facility voted to organize with the United Food and Commercial Workers on Tuesday. The decision makes them the first cannabis workers in the state to have a union.  In a press statement, the workers’ new local president, UFCW Local …

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High Times Announces Launch of Flagship Retail Stores

You’re already reading High Times. Soon, you’ll be able to shop at High Times. Hightimes Holding Corp., the parent company of this publication, announced Wednesday that it will be opening two flagship retail stores in Las Vegas and Los Angeles. Each store will operate under the High Times name and logo, and will offer memorabilia, …

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Seven Mississippi Doctors Pen Letter in Support of Medical Cannabis Initiative

One week ago, Mississippi announced that a question to legalize medical marijuana would be on the state’s November 2020 ballot. That same day, January 9, the Mississippi Board of Health issued a press release announcing its strong opposition to the medical cannabis initiative. Now, a group of seven Mississippi doctors are pushing back against the …

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Cannabis Edibles Sell Out Quickly on Ontario’s Online Store

Cannabis edibles, extracts and topicals became available for sale through the Ontario Cannabis Store’s (OCS) website Thursday morning, but it didn’t take long for demand to outrace supply. All cannabis edibles are sold out. The OCS warned that supplies would be limited during the initial rollout. The province’s pot distributor said 70 new items tested …

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Officials Say That Chicago Cannabis Taxes May Exceed 41% By Summer

For those looking to buy some legal weed in Chicago, be prepared for some sticker shock. That’s because pot products there are larded with taxes. On Wednesday, the Cook County Board approved another one: a three percent tax on marijuana retailers, which will be tacked on to a bevy of other taxes already levied on …

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Six Rikers Island Guards Charged in Drug Smuggling, Bribery Case

NEW YORK (AP) — Federal prosecutors announced charges Tuesday against six New York City correctional officers accused of taking thousands of dollars in bribes to smuggle drugs to inmates at the Rikers Island jail complex. Fifteen other people, including several inmates, also were charged in criminal complaints unsealed in U.S. District Court in Brooklyn. The …

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Illinois Regulators Investigating Violations of Cannabis Stockpiling Rule

In a matter of a couple weeks, Illinois’ recreational cannabis consumers have all but depleted the state’s stock of cannabis products. The widespread disequilibrium between supply and demand has made it tough for dispensaries to serve customers. And some shops, Illinois regulators say, have started breaking the rules in order to put products on their …

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Moms and Marijuana: Saskatoon Woman Starts Podcast to Reduce Stigma of Parents Consuming Pot

A Saskatoon mom is launching a podcast aiming to reduce the stigma around parents consuming cannabis. Natasha Albert says she faces harsh criticism for smoking medicinal marijuana – especially because she’s a mom. “I get looked down by the general public. They think we’re lazy, unproductive, that we’re drug abusers,” said Albert, who smokes marijuana …

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Advocacy Committee Presents Two Ballot Initiatives to Legalize Cannabis in Montana

A group in Montana took the first step this week toward getting a pair of initiatives aimed at legalizing marijuana on the state’s ballot in November. New Approach Montana submitted two separate proposals to Montana’s secretary of state on Monday after spending the past year gathering input from voters throughout the state. “We met with …

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