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Somerset cannabis and music festival earns zoning board OK, still lacks alcohol license

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The Board of Selectmen has still not granted a temporary alcohol license to the company planning to throw a music festival and cannabis cultivation competition in Somerset, tabling the discussion for a second time with just over a week to go before the event.

“The long and short of it is there are things that still have to be done. Time is short with this,” Chair of the board Lorne Lawless said during a board meeting on Wednesday night.

Last week, the CEO of local dispensary Solar Therapeutics, which is planning to hold its Cultivators Cup event in early September, presented a safety plan for the event.

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30
Aug

Glass House Farms Introduces New Line of Infused Pre-Rolls

 Glass House Farms, one of the top-selling cannabis flower brands in California, today announced the launch of its first-ever line of live resin- and diamond-infused prerolls (IPR) to reach consumers looking for potent, fast-onset highs. Glass House Farms is the flagship flower label of Glass House Brands Inc. ("Glass House" or the "Company") (NEO: GLAS.A.U) (NEO: GLAS.WT.U) (OTCQX: GLASF) (OTCQX: GHBWF), one of the fastest-growing, vertically integrated cannabis and hemp companies in the U.S.

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30
Aug

Danbury's first medical marijuana dispensary misses target open date, rebrands as 'The Botanist'

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The Aug. 16 target opening of the city’s first medicinal marijuana dispensary in a former west side bank turned out to be more ambitious than successful.

But the opening of the Mill Plain Road dispensary, which has been rebranded The Botanist, is not far off, an executive for the parent company said last week.

“We just have to pass one last state inspection,” said Carl Tirella, general manager of New York-based Acreage Holdings, which owns three medicinal pot dispensaries in Connecticut. “Construction will be complete in two weeks.”

Fri
27
Aug

Al Harrington Talks Empowering Black Ownership In Cannabis Through Free Music Festival

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As the cannabis industry continues to grow in value, many in Black and brown communities can’t help but notice the irony of it all. Millions of people (primarily people of color) are stuck serving out lengthy prison sentences for selling a substance that many are legally profiting from now.  (Photo credit,Voila)

The ongoing issue is what inspired former NBA players Al Harrington and Wilson Chandler to team up with Kanye West’s manager John Monopoly to spearhead an initiative through Harrington’s VILLAGE to scale the growth of Black ownership within the cannabis industry.

Fri
27
Aug

GRiZ On His New Cannabis Line Astro Hippie And CBD Line Telescope

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Today producer and DJ Grant Kwiecinski, aka GRiZ, announced the launch of Telescope, a hemp-derived CBD line of products available in every state, and Astro Hippie, a full line of THC-rich cannabis products in Michigan.

GRiZ is no stranger to the cannabis industry—previously having been involved in the business for years, including an award-winning strain several years ago. The DJ is known for producing what he calls “future funk,” and a longtime affinity for the saxophone—amassing a large following of fans and filling amphitheaters regularly.

Fri
27
Aug

Despite changing policies, two MMA fighters have been suspended for weed

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After years of suspensions and sanctions, the Nevada State Athletic Commission announced in July that it would no longer be fining or otherwise penalizing athletes for cannabis-related infractions.

So it was a surprise to many when lightweight fighters Yancy Medeiros and Justin Jaynes were handed four-and-a-half month suspensions this week after testing positive for THC.

Fri
27
Aug

Delta-8 debate: Is it legal? Depends who you ask

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 Delta-8 is the latest trend to hit hemp shops across the country, including here in Kentucky. But the hemp-based product is not without controversy. The legality of Delta-8 might depend on who you ask.

What is Delta-8?

Delta-8 THC is a compound derived from hemp. In flower form, it looks like marijuana, but it's different than the Delta-9 THC compound in marijuana, which is what gives folks a "high."

Some users have reported much milder effects. Others have described euphoria.

Thu
26
Aug

Hemp And CBD Beverages Among The Top Trends Set To Shape Soft Drinks Industry

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Hemp and CBD-infused beverages are just one of the trends that is set to shake up the global soft drinks industry over the coming years, according to new research from GlobalData.

The non-alcoholic drinks sector saw growth of 0.9% between 2015 and 2020, due to a challenging landscape that has seen producers battle rising costs, sugar taxes, packaging legislation and the COVID-19 pandemic.

This in turn has led to increase efforts to reformulate products, develop novel new flavours and seek new ways to engage with shoppers, GlobalData said.

Thu
26
Aug

Hemp Maze Offers New Twist for Agritainment

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HOLTWOOD, Pa. — Corn mazes have become a reliable way for farmers to connect with and educate the public about agriculture while also adding to the farm’s bottom line. (Image credit- Eric Hurlock)

Cover Crop Coach Steve Groff thought he’d go one step further this year and plant an industrial hemp maze at his farm.

The 4-acre fiber hemp labyrinth sits along the farm lane at his Cedar Meadow Farm in Holtwood, Lancaster County, and is set to open to the public next Saturday, Sept. 4.

Thu
26
Aug

White Boy Rick Is Out Of Prison, Entering Michigan Cannabis Industry: What You Need To Know

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At the age of 17, Rick Wershe Jr. was sentenced to prison for cocaine possession after having been used by the FBI as an informant since he was a boy of 14. (As originally seen on Benzinga by Maureen Meehan)

Known as White Boy Rick, Wershe, now 52, was released in July 2020 for good behavior after serving 33 years in federal prison under Michigan's 650-Lifer Law. Exactly a year later, he sued the FBI and Detroit Police for $100 million for having recruited him at such a young and impressionable age. 

And now he’s getting into the cannabis industry. His home state of Michigan is just the place to be. 

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