GCM Roundup | Feb. 17, 2021
The Denver-based chain of personal cannabis cultivation stores, GrowGeneration, has acquired the much smaller Grow Warehouse and its four grow-retail stores in Colorado and Oklahoma. The union results in 46 total locations and makes GrowGeneration “the fastest-growing retailer in the cannabis industry” without actually selling cannabis.
The Wagoner cannabis dispensary Budz Lounge became an impromptu shelter for people in need of warmth, food, and clothing during Oklahoma’s historic winter storms.
There are dozens of cannabis business licenses today in Choctaw County. But 30 years ago, the area was a major target of drug enforcers in Oklahoma’s war on weed.
New Jersey police have managed to arrest thousands of people for low-level cannabis possession offenses just in the few months since voters legalized it in November.
Leafly looked at five research studies on sex and cannabis and found that cannabis users generally have more sex and that women benefit from improved sexual health, a higher sex drive, and better orgasms.
Also according to Leafly, full-time jobs in America’s cannabis industry have surged to 321,000. Oklahoma added over 6,000 during 2020 bringing its total to nearly 17,000. But WeedWeek points to an important fact about the numbers: Fewer workers will be necessary once cannabis companies are able to achieve economies of scale.
The century-old industrial giant 3M wants to explore using hemp to create alternatives for packaging and adhesives. The company says its customers are “clamoring for environmentally friendly offerings.”
Lawmakers in Washington State want to place a cap of 30 percent on the potency of concentrates.
The think tank co-founded by conservative icon Steve Bannon issued a report declaring that the cannabis industry is full of political corruption and cronyism.
Medical cannabis is showing new evidence of an unexpected benefit: Fewer older workers in legal states are filing claims for workers’ compensation.
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