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July 02, 2021




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Speaking at cannabis conference, New Mexico governor touts potential of recreational marijuana industry
A state report predicted that adult-use cannabis sales in the full fiscal year will generate $28.5 million in state and local tax revenues. 


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First Southern state allows recreational marijuana, as Virginia law takes effect
New Frontier Data’s 2020 U.S. Cannabis Report reported Virginia’s robust illicit market being worth more than $1.8 billion last year. 

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Report: American sprinter Sha'Carri Richardson tests positive for cannabis, Olympic hopes in doubt
While many professional sports are undertaking broad reforms to cannabis bans, it remains prohibited by the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA). 

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Business is starting to trump morality in Africa’s cannabis industry
In 2017, Lesotho became Africa’s first nation to legalize cannabis, followed last month by Morocco, and others making preliminary moves.

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Where's the weed aisle? Study shows 1 in 3 Americans want cannabis in grocery stores
A poll found 1 in 3 Americans wanting to purchase cannabis in grocery stores, along with newsstands, convenience stores, and gas stations.   

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