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Thailand Serves Up Cannabis Cuisine To Happy Customers

“Giggling bread” and “joyfully dancing salad” aren’t the usual dishes on a menu in Thailand, but one eatery is hoping its cannabis-infused cuisine can lure foreign tourists and take the taboo out of the recently legalized leaf. The restaurant at the Chao Phya Abhaibhubejhr Hospital in Prachin Buri started serving its own happy meals this […]

Michigan Cannabis Sales Near $1B In First Year Of Adult-Use Sales

Cannabis sales in Michigan spiked during December, bringing the total to $984.6 million for 2020. Medical cannabis sales accounted for $474 million for the year, while adult-use sales reached $510.7 million, according to New Cannabis Ventures citing data from the Michigan Marijuana Regulatory Agency. Combined cannabis sales, including medical and adult-use, for December amounted to […]

Amsterdam Doubles Down On Plans To Restrict Tourist Access To Cannabis Coffee Shops

When international tourists finally return to the canal-lined historic streets of Amsterdam, one of the city’s main travel attractions might be off limits. Amsterdam Mayor Femke Halsema has proposed a new policy that would ban foreign visitors from accessing the city’s coffee shops. There are 166 cannabis coffee shops in Amsterdam, accounting for almost 30% […]

Pandemic Has Not Stopped The Boom In Ottawa Cannabis Shops

As of Tuesday, 27 cannabis stores were authorized to be open in Ottawa, compared to seven last May. Another 58 entrepreneurs have secured locations for stores and are going through the application process to obtain a licence. Cara Rose-Brown and her husband Tim Brown opened their store in July, four months into the pandemic that […]

Welland’s First Legal Cannabis Store Delivering To Homes During Lockdown

Welland’s first legal cannabis dispensary served about 100 customers on its first day of business. In April 2019 Sessions Cannabis opened the first store of its kind in Hamilton and since then has established another in that city, as well as locations in Toronto, Collingwood and Cambridge. Stores in Orillia, Oshawa, North York and Windsor […]

Illinois Weed Sales On Pace To Top $1 Billion In Year One Of Recreational Sales, With Plenty Of Room To Grow

The year 2020 dawned with thousands of people lined up, some overnight, waiting to be among the first to buy legal recreational marijuana in Illinois. As the long, strange year comes to an end, people are lined up at food banks, to get coronavirus nasal swabs and in some cases, to be among the first […]

COVID-19 Christmas No Plague for Cannabis Retailers

Many pot retailers in the province say the UCP’s government’s decision to designate cannabis and liquor stores as essential during the spring pandemic saved many of the fledgling outlets. Alberta’s cannabis retailers have weathered the COVID-19 storm and now boast a more potent stocking stuffer stash than a year ago, say those in the sector. […]

Sessions, A ‘pothead’s Dream Store,’ Opens Doors In West Orillia

Co-founder and CEO says new Orillia story is ‘a great opportunity to open in this thriving area that is growing quite rapidly’. After receiving their government dispensary licence Wednesday morning, Sessions Cannabis opened its doors at 30 Diana Dr. in Orillia. The Orillia location is the 43rd store to fall under the Sessions brand and […]

So Your State Legalized Cannabis. What’s Next?

When my government career pivoted to the legal medical cannabis industry over 10 years ago, I recognized that public acceptance and consumer demand were trending upwards. But I could not have predicted the widespread acceptance we see today. In fact, I vividly remember discussing with my Colorado colleagues in 2010 how we might see the […]

Columbia’s First Medical Marijuana Dispensary To Open Early Next Week

Columbia’s very first medical marijuana dispensary passed state inspections and is set to open early next week. 3Fifteen Primo Cannabis, a medical marijuana dispensary located at 4003 Ponderosa Street, plans to open its doors on Tuesday. The company will be the first dispensary open in the Columbia market, a news release said. 3Fifteen Primo Cannabis […]