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More millennials are choosing cannabis over booze

By Aroma Dispensary | Sep 27, 2018

The beverage industry is evolving, as many young people find marijuana a cheaper alternative. Millennials are more likely to buy marijuana products if they’re marketed as a ‘lifestyle brand,’ one trend forecaster found. Jena, a 27-year-old business operations employee based in Chicago, has consumed alcohol socially for nearly a decade. In recent months, however, she…

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How Medical Marijuana Is Opening The Door To Recreational Cannabis

By Aroma Dispensary | Sep 13, 2018

On October 17, 2018, Canada will become the first G-7 Country to allow citizens to consume recreational marijuana. This is the fulfillment of a campaign promise of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau as well as the culmination of the cultural normalization of cannabis that has been ongoing since medical marijuana was approved in 2002. While this…

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California Cannabis Goes Luxury, Plans Appellations Just Like Wine

By Aroma Dispensary | Aug 23, 2018

You might call Jerry Munn’s Lime Volt cannabis the champagne of marijuana country. The Northern California farmer, who’s cultivated pot for over 28 years, gets positively electric describing his new botanical creation. “It’s tingling to the senses and stimulates the sinuses,” says Munn. “People have told me it’s like smoking a margarita.” The Mendocino County…

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Louisiana pharmacy board issues marijuana pharmacy license for Baton Rouge region

By Aroma Dispensary | Aug 16, 2018

The sole license for a medical marijuana pharmacy in the greater Baton Rouge region has been awarded to a local firm to dispense the drug at a site in the Baton Rouge Health District. The Louisiana Board of Pharmacy on Tuesday voted unanimously to award the license to Capitol Wellness Solutions, which beat out the…

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Ontario to sell cannabis online, consult on private retail sales for 2019

By Aroma Dispensary | Aug 14, 2018

TORONTO — Recreational cannabis will be sold online in Ontario when legalized this fall and in private retail stores across the province early next year, the government announced Monday, reversing the previous administration’s plan to distribute cannabis through publicly owned outlets. The Progressive Conservatives, who took power at the end of June, said public safety…

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Pittsburg approves county’s first cannabis manufacturing plant

By Aroma Dispensary | Jul 17, 2018

Pittsburg’s first plant for manufacturing and distributing medical and recreational cannabis could soon be operating in an industrial park at the former U.S. Army’s Camp Stoneman site. The City Council voted 4-1 Monday to approve a commercial cannabis permit and an operating agreement with Canyon Laboratories, a subsidiary of BioZone Laboratories Inc. Since 1992 Biozone…

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Why (and How) California Is Destroying Mountains of Weed.

By Aroma Dispensary | Jul 2, 2018

Call it the California Marijuanapocalypse of 2018. As of January 1, recreation cannabis has been legal in the state. A black market still runs underneath it all (Northern California alone supplies perhaps 75 percent of all marijuana across the United States), but cultivators and distributors are going legit, bringing themselves up to the rigorous testing…

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California Senate passes bill to create banks for pot businesses

By Aroma Dispensary | May 31, 2018

A cashier counts a marijuana business owner’s cash tax payment at the California Department of Tax and Fee Administration in Oakland. A state-chartered bank for California cannabis businesses, under consideration in the Legislature, would allow licensed merchants to write checks to pay taxes rather than use large amounts of cash. The state Senate passed a…

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Philadelphia Gets Green Light to Study Pot, Treat Opioid Addiction With Cannabis

By Aroma Dispensary | May 14, 2018

Pennsylvania’s growing medical marijuana industry received two major green lights Monday morning. Following recommendations highlighted last month, the Department of Health officially added opioid addiction to the list of approved conditions that can be treated by medicinal cannabis. And in a major boon to Philadelphia, five local institutions were awarded research licenses to study cannabis.…

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