Illinois licenses first five adult-use marijuana retailers

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Illinois awarded its first licenses to businesses that can sell recreational cannabis when it becomes legal in the state next year. State regulators announced the five medical marijuana dispensaries where residents will be able to buy small amounts of recreational marijuana products starting Jan. 1. The first group of licensees are all owned by Chicago-based Green Thumb Industries. The state … Read More

Nevada judge gives OK for more retail cannabis stores to open

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More than a dozen new dispensaries could open in Nevada’s booming retail marijuana market in the coming weeks, after a judge gave the go-ahead Thursday to companies that underwent background checks and won licenses. State marijuana regulators said as many as 36 stores could open. But lawyers for the state and companies claiming the licensing process was flawed said about … Read More

Judge: New Mexico must issue medical marijuana cards to nonresidents

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A district judge in New Mexico made a final ruling ordering regulators to issue medical cannabis patient cards to qualifying out-of-state residents, but the governor’s office said it will appeal. The ruling, if it stands, would inject additional sales into the market. Here’s the latest on the case: Judge Bryan Biedscheid issued his permanent ruling after a hearing Thursday, the … Read More