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A California dispensary is calling attention to the environmental impact of cannabis packaging waste with a campaign that encourages customers to help recycle some of the industry’s plastic into diesel fuel. And to thank the company’s clientele for its support, customers who bring in plastic packaging from cannabis products into Airfield Supply Co. of San Jose, California will get a special reward for their trouble.

The problem of plastic waste is not a new one, Airfield Supply Co. noted in a press release about the campaign, which was planned for the run-up to the 4/20 cannabis high holiday. Approximately 6.3 billion tons of plastic have been produced worldwide in the last 60 years, but only 9% of that total has been recycled. And each year, about 300 million pounds of cheap plastic waste is generated, with about 8 million pounds of it ending up in the world’s oceans.

Unfortunately, the legal cannabis industry has become a significant contributor to the problem of plastic packaging waste. Because of strict regulations governing how cannabis products must be packaged, many end up being marketed in much more plastic than is really necessary.

Child-resistant and tamper-evident packaging is mandatory in California but often that means brands use

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The Mint Dispensary plans to celebrate 4/20 in a big way, from April 16-20, at its Tempe, Mesa and Phoenix locations about three months after Arizona dispensaries received the green light to serve both medical cardholders and recreational customers ages 21 and up.

The retail locations will host socially distanced celebrations with free uninfused food, games and giveaways. In addition, from now until April 20, customers who visit any of the three retail locations will have the opportunity to enter to win a Ford Mustang GT, according to a release.

The three locations are:

17036 N. Cave Creek Road, Phoenix 85032; 5210 S. Priest Drive, Tempe 85283; and  330 E. Southern Ave., Mesa 85210.

At its north Phoenix location on April 20, the business will make a $2,500 donation to local breast cancer nonprofit Check for a Lump at noon and announce the winner of its Ford Mustang GT giveaway at 4:20 p.m.

In addition to the car giveaway, each retail location will have at least one giveaway every five minutes, with big prizes given away every 15 minutes. A host of vendors will also hand out free cannabis swag to customers, while employees distribute products inside, the

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The first economic empowerment cannabis company to open in Worcester is moving forward with plans to open a second location right next to Fenway Park, Owner Ross Bradshaw said on Tuesday.

New Día first opened in Worcester on March 1 following years of planning, construction and navigating the licensing processes. If all goes well, Bradshaw said he hopes to have the second location, at 48-62 Brookline Ave., open by Fenway’s opening day in spring 2022. The shop will be located in the same building as the popular Cask ‘n Flagon sports bar, which, like other nearby businesses, fields customers both from Red Sox games and a myriad of colleges located within walking distance. A commuter rail stop is located across the street, as well.

New Día received its host community agreement from the City of Boston in November – the first step needed before companies can apply for licensure through the Cannabis Control Commission, the state’s cannabis regulatory body. In February, the city signed off on zoning requirements.

“I’m excited,” Bradshaw said, noting the Worcester operation has started off well.

“The overall feedback is [customers have] been looking for something like this, something that’s more personal,” he said of the

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Greenway note: Mint was awarded dispensary licenses in Missouri and will be opening a location at 150 Mid Rivers Mall Cir, St Peters, MO 63376

While its retail locations come alive on National Cannabis Day (April 20) with DJs spinning, and customers enjoying free food, giveaways, and the opportunity to win a Ford Mustang GT, the Mint Dispensary will mark 4/20 with an important milestone in its history – a name change to Mint Cannabis.

“As we have grown, we have become much more than a dispensary,” said Eivan Shahara, CEO of Brightroot Inc., the parent company of Mint Cannabis, a multi-state cannabis operator headquartered in Arizona. “Mint Cannabis better represents our vision and mission as we establish high-tech cultivation centers, introduce innovative products, enter new markets, and pioneer cutting-edge advancements in the industry, all while enhancing patient and adult-use access to high-quality cannabis.”

The Mint has introduced many first-to-market innovations, including opening the first cannabis kitchen of its kind in the U.S. It is also an up-and-comer on the national cannabis scene, having recently received the “Most Innovative Medical Cannabis Dispensary” designation from the international Commercial Cannabis Awards.

The Mint recently opened its third Arizona retail location in metropolitan

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Edition sets a high-bar for weed retail.

April 13, 2021 2 min read

Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own.

With the launch of their second store in Toronto, Edition is establishing itself as the go-to name for luxury cannabis in Canada.  If your post-pandemic travel plans aren’t taking you north of the border, their e-commerce site features all their curated cannabis offerings and elegant accessories.  But it’s at their retail locations — the newest being Edition St Clair — that customers can best appreciate Edition’s elegant design, impeccable service and specially mixed playlists.

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Details By Meskwaki Organix April 13, 2021

Before even trying products found at Meskwaki OrganiX, you may experience a sense of inner peace as  you step inside the door. Owned by the Meskwaki Tribe, the new CBD dispensary conveniently located  on the Meskwaki Settlement in Iowa, is a bright and inviting space built for a singular purpose, to enhance the spiritual and physical well-being of the community. They understand what many Native  American tribes have known for centuries, organic remedies created from nature can help a body find  its natural center. 

The Meskwaki people, a tribe of Algonquian origin from the Eastern Woodland Culture areas, were  historically located in the St. Lawrence River Valley, Michigan, Wisconsin, and Iowa. Like so many  others, they were continually forced to make land concessions. By 1856, they formally lost all lands and  were removed to a reservation in Kansas. 

After banishment, the Meskwaki longed to reclaim their Iowa woodland homeland. In fact, many never  left. By making friends and trading with nearby settlers, the tribe generated enough income to purchase  back their own land. Today, their ancestors’ vision for sovereignty, heightened by

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WILLIAMSPORT, Pa., April 13, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — PharmaCann, one of the nation’s largest, privately held cannabis companies, announced today the opening of its newest Verilife medical cannabis dispensary on the Golden Strip in Williamsport, Pennsylvania.

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Next up in our series of posts on New York’s Marijuana Revenue and Taxation Act (MRTA) is a deep dive into the adult-use licensing provisions.  There is a lot to unpack here and a wealth of information on the license types and the licensing process. So much so that we will be splitting our summary of the MRTA’s adult-use licensing provisions into 3 parts.

Part 1 details the types of licenses authorized by the MRTA and restrictions governing each type of license. Part 2 will detail the MRTA’s provisions regarding the license application process.  Part 3 will go over New York’s social and economic equity program and everything else applicants need to know about adult-use licensing.

Before we get started, the standard caveat: the MRTA only provides the framework for the adult-use licensing process. The rules and regulations governing the application process and New York’s cannabis industry will be developed and implemented by the Cannabis Control Board (CCB). Our summary is based only on the text of the MRTA, and the actual rules and regulations may be different once the CCB begins its rulemaking process.

Now let’s get into it. The MRTA authorizes several different license types, each of which

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It’s official: the leader of New Mexico just signed a cannabis bill into law, adding to the growing ranks of already legal U.S. states.

The law was signed this week by Democrat Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham. With this new ruling, those 21 and up will be able to possess cannabis. Home growing will be legal, as will a regulated market that is projected to start in 2022. It will also allow for the expungement of past cannabis records. Those serving time for cannabis may also be eligible for resentencing.

While it’s still exciting that legal cannabis is official, Governor Lujan Grisham was definitely expected to sign. She has worked hard to push for legalization since she first got into office, even going so far as to call a special session to hear a legal cannabis bill. It was the House and Senate that were closer calls, but her signature still makes the New Mexico law official and ushers in a new era.

While New Mexico has had a medical cannabis program since 2007, for a long time, their acceptance of the plant stopped at medicine. Nearby states like California and Colorado have long since implemented recreational cannabis, but New Mexico is just now

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