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Virginia Lawmakers Pass Marijuana Legalization Bills

Pending Governor Ralph Northam’s signature, dispensaries could open in state beginning 2024, while legalization would start as soon as this summer. Virginia’s General Assembly voted Friday to legalize marijuana in the state, with a plan in place to ope…

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Pending Governor Ralph Northam’s signature, dispensaries could open in state beginning 2024, while legalization would start as soon as this summer. Virginia’s General Assembly voted Friday to legalize marijuana in the state, with a plan in place to open dispensaries beginning in 2024. The Democrat-controlled Virginia Senator and House of Delegates both overwhelmingly voted in favor of the measure that could legalize simple possession of marijuana in the state as soon as this summer; weed…

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The Challenge Of Building Credit In The Cannabis Industry

Businesses need funding to grow. Securing funding isn’t as easy as a walk down to the local bank, however. To receive a loan or a line of credit, a business must demonstrate a financial history record that portrays how trustworthy it is with money. No …

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Businesses need funding to grow. Securing funding isn’t as easy as a walk down to the local bank, however. To receive a loan or a line of credit, a business must demonstrate a financial history record that portrays how trustworthy it is with money. No one is going to lend to a stranger. So, how do you demonstrate good credit? In particular, how does a cannabis business demonstrate credit when credit companies shun the industry?…

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A Guide For Canadians Looking To Try Cannabis This Valentine’s Day

Wondering what to buy? “Flowers, duh!” says budtender Katie Lake… but with a pot twist. “In high school, my nickname was Miss Bakes. I guess it’s true what they say; old habits die hard,” says Katie Lake, who is currently working as a budtender at Sh…

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Wondering what to buy? “Flowers, duh!” says budtender Katie Lake… but with a pot twist. “In high school, my nickname was Miss Bakes. I guess it’s true what they say; old habits die hard,” says Katie Lake, who is currently working as a budtender at Shop Cori, a cannabis store located in Toronto. “Initially, working in the cannabis industry was supposed to be a temporary gig,” Lake says in an email. The transition occurred as…

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How One Social Equity Advocate Helped Land $4 Million To Rectify Colorado’s War On Drugs

In Colorado, approximately 87% of cannabis business owners identify as white. But in the first state to legalize adult-use marijuana sales, that figure might finally drop with the state dedicating $4 million in new funding to advance industry involveme…

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In Colorado, approximately 87% of cannabis business owners identify as white. But in the first state to legalize adult-use marijuana sales, that figure might finally drop with the state dedicating $4 million in new funding to advance industry involvement for communities negatively affected by the War on Drugs. Originally conceived as the Cannabis Opportunity Program and recently renamed as the Cannabis Advance Program (CAP), the proposal was co-written by the Colorado Office of Economic Development…

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