Your Top 5 News Stories - December 8, 2021

December 08, 2021

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Move to let legal cannabis businesses open bank accounts stalled again in U.S. Senate

The U.S. House added the SAFE Act as an amendment to an essential defense bill, but Senate members removed it from the final version. 


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Illinois’ Weed Tax Windfall Tops $560 Million. Here’s Where the Money Goes

New Frontier Data underscores instances of how cannabis revenues now allow for state and local programs that would otherwise go unfunded. 

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The Pot M&A Boom: “Ganjapreneurs” Invade Wall Street

A New Frontier Data report details 2021’s record-breaking cannabis deals worth some $5.5 billion across U.S.-based industry subsectors. 



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Producing Cannabis Biomass Without Growing A Cannabis Plant: How One Company Is Doing It

Canadian-Israeli biotech firm BioHarvest Sciences says that it has produced 10kg+ of full-spectrum cannabis without the actual plant. 

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We Highly Recommended These 40 Cannabis Gifts

As a sign of how far mainstream acceptance of cannabis has come, a holiday gift guide by a century-old, interior design magazine might do. 

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