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Your Gratuitous 420 Post! Products, Events, and More for Cannabis Connoisseurs

Once a year, the cannabis community comes together to rejoice in all things marijuana. This 420, there are more products and events than ever and we’re bringing some of our favorites straight to you.

While this unofficial holiday has been increasing illicit sales for decades, this year sets a new precedent for legal sales. Intelligence gathered by Akerna estimates upward of $95,000,000 in retail cannabis sales for 2021’s April 20 celebrations.

In honor of this most noble of days, we’ve compiled some exciting products and events to expand your horizons and enhance your appreciation.

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Dispensaries Expecting Big Sales Prior To 420 Holiday

Enterprise software company Akerna (Nasdaq: KERN) just released a Flash Report tracking buying trends related to this year’s 4/20 cannabis consumption holiday, and the news for the industry is favorable. The weekend preceding 4/20, which lands on a Tuesday this year, is pegged by Akerna’s predictive data as the most significant sales weekend of the year. On Friday, April 16, the Flash Report anticipates a 50% growth in daily sales from its 2021 average, with a total industry sales figure of $85,000,000.

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Marijuana in Massachusetts: Five years later

Most things can be delivered to someone’s door, and soon adults in Massachusetts can add marijuana to that list.

The state’s Cannabis Control Commission approved adult-use marijuana delivery in 2019. Advocates argued delivery would help licensed businesses compete with the illicit market and lower financial barriers for minority applicants.

For consumers, it means access to products without having to go to a brick-and-mortar location. There are two license types: A courier license works as a favorite third-party food delivery service. You order from a traditional brick and mortar dispensary, and it’s delivered to consumers for a fee.

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Legal weed’s first year in Chicago: High arrest rates for Black people, a boutique experience for others

Marijuana legalization has been a boyhood dream come true for Keith Fort, a recently retired stage manager for live events who said he’s glad Chicago finally joined the ranks of other weed-friendly cities he’s visited.

“Fifty years I’ve waited for legalization. I’m 66 years old,” he said.

Fort, a veteran of scores of music concerts and festivals, said he enjoys the variety and potency of products at his local dispensary, especially sweet now that he’s turned over his stage production management business to his son.

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California: Study Finds 100% of Marijuana Retailers Compliant with State’s Minimum Age Laws

Licensed cannabis retailers in California are vigorously enforcing rules prohibiting young people’s entry into their facilities if they fail to show proof of age, according to a study commissioned by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety and the University of Chicago.

Researchers assessed whether retail cannabis facilities would service pseudo-underage buyers who failed to show proof of age. All 47 of the randomly selected retailers denied the patrons entry. 

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Hopes high as N.Y. legalizes pot

Legal marijuana is coming to New York and hemp farmer Samir Mahadin sees it as a potential lifeline.

Farmers dealing with depressed prices for plants that produce CBD are eager to take part in a statewide marijuana market expected to generate billions of dollars a year once retail sales start.

They already know how to grow and process cannabis plants, since hemp is essentially the same plant with lower levels of THC, marijuana's active ingredient.

Now they're waiting on rules that will allow them to switch seeds.

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Oregon town on Idaho border experiencing fairly predictable marijuana sales boom

When Oregon legalized recreational marijuana in 2015, much of conservative Eastern Oregon did not join the green rush. Ontario, a town of about 11,000 people on the Idaho border, voted against allowing pot sales in 2016 — and then the smaller town of Huntington, 30 miles northwest of Ontario and 30 minutes farther from Boise, allowed dispensaries to open and was flooded with cash from Idaho weed tourists, Politico reports. "Huntington was soon receiving $100,000 in tax revenue from a single marijuana shop — half the 400-person city's annual budget." Ontario approved pot sales in 2018.

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Delta-8 THC Delivery Methods: Best Way to Get It in You

We know there are a lot of ways to take different drugs, but that not every way works for every drug. When we think of something like a hypodermic needle, chances are, heroin will come to mind, and probably not cannabis. But should it? As we (thankfully) start moving away from smoking these compounds, other ways of ingesting them arise. When it comes to cannabis and compounds like delta-8 THC, here are some of the best delivery methods available today that don’t involve smoking or vaping.

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Who wants to be marijuana millionaire? The celebrities cashing in on their legal weed businesses

In a natty mohair cardigan made by dapper Japanese brand Needles and 1970s-style specs, actor, screenwriter and director Seth Rogen is beaming gleefully into his camera phone. ‘This is my life’s work, and I’ve never been more excited about anything,’ he explains in a video shared with his nine million Twitter followers.

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New Perspective Will Fuel 420 Celebrations This Year

One year ago, in the earliest days of the pandemic, the world was going into a global lockdown while people everywhere adjusted to coronavirus quarantines, toilet paper shortages, and n95 masks. Worry gripped the nation, and hope for a better day seemed a far-off, distant aspiration that could only come following months of fear and uncertainty. The idea of recognizing the 4/20 holiday, much less actively celebrating it, felt inappropriate at best and downright dangerous at worst. 

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