First in the South – Virginia’s Legalization Focuses on Public Safety, Health and Social Justice

The criminal justice reforms and commitment to repairing harms related to past prohibition of cannabis are soon to be a present-day reality. Virginia is the first Southern state to take the path towards legal adult use cannabis. It is unlikely to be the last.

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New York Legalizes Adult Use Cannabis

Governor Cuomo signed The Marijuana Revenue and Taxation Act (MRTA) into law, legalizing adult use and possession of cannabis immediately. The bill also establishes the Office of Cannabis Management, which will launch and manage the regulatory system for the commercial cannabis market in New York.

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A Q&A with Matt Hawkins, Co-Founder & Managing Partner at Entourage Effect Capital

In this article, Aaron Green sits down with Matt Hawkins, Co-Founder and Managing Partner at Entourage Effect Capital to learn more about his investment philosophy and get his perspective on recent trends in the cannabis industry.

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Cannabis Revival and Year of the SPAC’s: What’s To Be Expected the Rest of 2021?

The rise of the SPAC-era and Canadian entry into the U.S. market will cause asset increases, but it is only the second chapter in the market expansion of cannabis.

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New Cannabis Coalition Launches to Advance Cannabis Reform

A large group of cannabis organizations and businesses launched the U.S. Cannabis Council (USCC), a nonprofit dedicated to advancing national cannabis reform, social equity and racial justice.

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Learning from the First Wave Part 1: How Law Shapes the California Cannabis Industry

In this three-part series, cannabis lawyer and compliance expert Todd Feldman takes a look at how laws shape California’s supply chain, constrains business practices and affects the cost of doing business. In part one, we find that the regulated cannabis market can only be understood in relation to the previous medical market as well as the ongoing “traditional” market.

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Cresco Labs Acquires Bluma Wellness

Cresco Labs will enter the Florida market with the acquisition of Bluma Wellness (and its subsidiary One Plant Florida) for an equity value of $213 million, expected to be finalized by the second quarter of this year.

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Q&A with Bruce Macdonald, Chairman of C21 Investments

In this article, Aaron Green sits down with Bruce Macdonald, Chairman of C21 Investments, Inc. to learn more about the how he got involved with the MSO, the company’s strategy and how C21 delivers competitive advantage in today’s market.

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