Your Top 5 News Stories - December 16, 2021

December 16, 2021

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N.J. legal weed applications officially open, 500 submitted in first four hours

State regulators are accepting applications from cultivators, manufacturers, and testing facilities, three months before for dispensaries. 

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70% of Consumers Plan to Use More Weed During Holiday Season

A survey finds more than half of respondents saying that cannabis helps them manage holiday stress and improving their sleep and moods. 


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Legal cannabis sales overtake illicit market for first time in Ontario: OCS

Stats Canada reports that Ontario’s legal cannabis sales for July-September surpassed illicit sales for the first time since legalization. 


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Youth Marijuana Use Decreased ‘Significantly’ Despite State Reforms, ally Funded Survey Finds

Use of cannabis and illicit substances overall decreased in 2021 despite state legalization programs and common fears of reform opponents. 


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This Anti-Racism Guide for Cannabis Businesses Is A Must-Read

Advocacy groups have created a free, downloadable guide to promote social equity awareness among businesses in an 81% White-owned industry.  

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