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Chicago Mayor Wants to Keep Cannabis Out of City’s Core

When the adult use of marijuana becomes legal in Illinois, Chicago's mayor wants its sale banned in the central business district, near schools and in residential areas.

Judge Puts Two-Week Hold on New Cannabis Licenses in Ontario

After a group of 11 disqualified retailers took the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario to court.

16 Out of 51 Legal Cannabis Stores in Saskatchewan Have Yet to Open

Nearly one year into legalization, the Saskatchewan Liquor and Gaming Authority remains sluggish in their screening and approval process.

Nevada Official Put on Leave Amid Cannabis Licensing Fiasco

Less than two weeks after a judge stopped Nevada from giving out dozens of planned retail cannabis licenses, the state has put one of its top cannabis officials on leave.

Mayor Charged With Taking Bribes in Exchange for Cannabis Licenses

A Massachusetts mayor was arrested Friday on charges he conspired to extort hundreds of thousands of dollars from companies seeking to operate cannabis businesses, federal authorities said.

Lawsuit Exposes Nevada’s Sketchy Cannabis Licensing Practices

A lawsuit reveals expensive dinners, high-priced consultants, and scoring judges hired from Manpower. (Yes, the temp agency.)

New Nevada Cannabis Shops Set to Open in Coming Weeks

More than a dozen new shops could open in Nevada in coming weeks, after a judge gave the go-ahead to companies that underwent background checks and won licenses.

5 Years in, Washington Considers a Cannabis Overhaul

Officials are proposing an overhaul of the state's cannabis rules, with plans for boosting minority ownership, home deliveries of medical marijuana, and letting the smallest growers increase in size.

State Supreme Court Adds Another Obstacle to Legal California Cannabis

A new ruling out of the California Supreme Court this week will create yet another obstacle to the expansion of legal cannabis, at a time when more than half of the state's cities and counties still ban retail stores.

Hidden in Plain Sight: California Illegal Cannabis Market Booming

Consumers are spending roughly $3 in the state's underground cannabis economy for every $1 in the legal one, says a new report from industry analysts.

Ex-Cop is First Individual Licensed to Sell Medical Cannabis in Canada

More than 200 companies are now licensed by Health Canada to conduct cannabis related activities, and this week, for the first time, it appears that Health Canada has issued a license to an individual, not a corporation.

Alberta Leads the Country with 254 Licensed Adult-Use Retailers

It’s just the beginning of August and Alberta is still shattering expectations.

Boston’s First Licensed Cannabis Shop Is a Big Win for Equity

“There is a national game plan by the bigger companies to dominate 100% of the American space, to monopolize as much as possible,” said the shop's co-owner. “City councils, mayors, local congressmen—everyone’s affected by the will of the bigger companies.

‘Wild West’ Days in Oklahoma Get a Little Too Wild

One dispensary owner busted for meth, another sued for copyright infringement, in the same week. Slow your roll, OK.

Hate Attack Strikes Boston-Area Cannabis Store

Vandals defaced a storefront being converted into a cannabis store in the town of Lynn, painting racist and anti-Semitic language and symbols throughout the space.

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