Woodstock decides against making it easier for marijuana dispensaries to open in town – Shaw Local

Despite Woodstock opting to retain more control over marijuana dispensaries moving into town, city officials said they don’t think it will hurt the city’s chances to draw such businesses.

While the idea was to make Woodstock more attractive to such businesses by making it easier to open shop, many municipalities across the state maintain similar permitting requirements as Woodstock, Building and Zoning Director Joe Napolitano said Friday.

“We hope to make things as developer-friendly as possible,” Napolitano said. “I think we’re still on a fairly level playing field.”

The change would have allowed marijuana dispensaries to open like other businesses and avoid a two-month city approval process, City Manager Roscoe Stelford said at the City Council meeting last week.

Stelford said that the marijuana industry is legal and is “highly” regulated in Illinois, noting how hard it is to obtain a license for this type of business from the state. It’s also a “huge” revenue generator, he said.

“We have had several [dispensaries] looking in Woodstock,” Stelford said at the meeting. “None [have] yet to select us, but we felt this might help in that regard.”

Despite this, the City Council voted unanimously to keep the special-use permit requirement, with some council members saying they thought

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A ‘magic’ mushroom dispensary in Florida is testing drug law boundaries – Business Insider

Carlos Hermida has started to sell mushrooms after building up his hemp dispensary over four years. Carlos Hermida

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South Asian Americans Are Coming Out Of The Weed Closet

Cannabis has been interwoven in the fabric of South Asian existence. So where exactly did the stigma around it come from?

When Emel, 34, consumed cannabis for the first time, it wasn’t at a house party with a cloud of smoke drifting up and onward, or any other clichéd scene that programs like D.A.R.E. used to warn her about — nor was it this great act of rebellion or dissent by an angsty American teen.

It was 2009, and Emel, who omitted her last name to avoid drug-use stigma at her job, was at a backyard barbecue hosted by a college friend’s family, whose Mexican heritage meant that their East Los Angeles home swelled with mariachi music and the chatter of aunties and uncles. The homemade brownies were perched alongside the rest of the food on the table, she recalls, readily available for the adults. Emel felt safe enough at the party to know that she’d be taken care of in case something happened — so she tried some.

– Read the entire article at Huff Post.

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‘Silent Bob’ Only Started Smoking Weed At Age 38, The Confessions Of Actor Kevin Smith

Kevin Smith, world-renowned filmmaker and cultural icon is joins The Green Rush!

Most well-known for his rise to prominence as the character Silent Bob in his classic film “Clerks” in 1994 (which he also wrote, directed and co-produced) Kevin Smith has since become a household name as an actor, writer, director, comedian, public speaker, comic book writer, author and podcaster.

Longtime listeners to the show should remember our interview with Kevin’s hetero life mate, Jason Mewes, AKA Jay of the comedic duo Jay and Silent Bob, back in December of 2018. Together they have appeared in Smith’s collection of films including Mallrats, Chasing Amy, Dogma, Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back, Clerks II and Silent Bob Reboot.

– Read the entire article at Benzinga.

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Manny’s Deli, a Chicago institution, to hold one-night delivery event in Crystal Lake but no longer at future dispensary – Shaw Local News Network

A Chicago-area restaurant delivery service still plans to set up a one-night pop-up deli in Crystal Lake but has nixed plans to do so at an under-construction marijuana dispensary.

Manny’s Delicatessen and DwellSocial, a restaurant delivery service, will partner for a pop-up event Friday evening, during which residents’ orders will be available for home delivery or pickup.

“Hey, Crystal Lake, we’re thrilled to be bringing the famous Manny’s Deli to town for dinner on Friday,” according to the DwellSocial event page.

The classic Jewish deli, which first opened in 1942, will have a wide variety of sandwiches, soups, bagels and schmear available.

Food will be delivered no matter what, but as of Friday evening, DwellSocial still looking was for a site in Crystal Lake at which customers could pick up from, DwellSocial CEO Allen Shulman said.

Earlier this week, some Crystal Lake residents expressed confusion on social media as to whether the deli service was a replacement for the dispensary, AmeriCanna Dream, that is planned for 501 Pingree Road, the site of a former Culver’s.

Although that originally was the planned pickup location – DwellSocial’s usual pickup location, at the Dole, is temporarily unavailable – after finding out the site was an empty parking lot, DwellSocial

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Vermont marijuana dispensaries are officially open for business – Fortune

Vermont dispensaries are set to begin selling marijuana for recreational use, though only three will be ready to do so on opening weekend.

FLORA Cannabis in Middlebury, Mountain Girl Cannabis in Rutland and CeresMED in Burlington will all open on Saturday. A fourth business has been licensed to sell recreational pot but isn’t ready to do so yet.

As happened with the rollout of recreational marijuana sales in other states and in Canada, Vermont’s inaugural weekend will be “more of a soft opening,” as more product manufacturers and testing facilities come online and as more people harvest the plant, said James Pepper, chair of the state Cannabis Control Board.

Vermont will join 14 other states with legal adult-use cannabis sales, according to the Marijuana Policy Project. Four other states — Connecticut, New York, Rhode Island, and Virginia — and Washington, D.C., have legalized the use of recreational marijuana, but sales haven’t started there yet.

Vermont’s Cannabis Control Board prioritized review and waived licensing fees for social equity applicants. Such applicants are Black or Hispanic, or from communities that historically have been disproportionately affected by cannabis being outlawed or who have been or had a family member who has been incarcerated

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New Arizona Dispensary Opening on October 1st – AZmarijuana.com

Trulieve Cannabis Corp., a leading and top-performing cannabis company in the United States, has announced the opening of a new location at 1633 S. Highway 92 in Sierra Vista, Arizona. The new adult-use only marijuana dispensary will open its doors at 9 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 1, with ongoing hours of 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily.

“Trulieve is excited to expand access to cannabis in Sierra Vista and build strong relationships in the community,” said Kim Rivers, CEO of Trulieve. “Our company is driven by our commitment to providing high quality products and exceptional customer experiences.”

The recreational dispensary’s grand opening festivities on Saturday, Oct. 8 will include partner giveaways, deals, DJs, food trucks, and specials discounts. The new location will offer a wide variety of popular products including Trulieve brands such as Alchemy, Avenue, Co2lors, loveli, Modern Flower, Muse, and Roll One. Customers can also choose from a broad assortment of products from partner brands.

Trulieve entered the Arizona market in October 2021 as part of its acquisition of Harvest Health & Recreation, Arizona’s largest cannabis retailer. Over the course of the next year, existing Harvest locations will be rebranded to Trulieve. Harvest and Trulieve-affiliated dispensaries in

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CBD For IBS

Irritable bowel syndrome is not fatal but may seriously impair a person’s quality of life. About 10% of people have IBS-like symptoms at some point. Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is very common among people, with women having a higher likelihood of having it.

Since there is currently no medically accepted therapy for irritable bowel syndrome, many patients are turning to complementary and alternative medicine approaches. Unfortunately, since physicians still don’t know much about IBS, there aren’t many options for those suffering from it.

Although CBD shows great promise, additional research is required to determine whether or not it is safe and effective for clinical use. Remember that CBD is only available as a dietary supplement, not a medicine. This post will examine the evidence supporting the use of CBD oil for IBS and its potential therapeutic benefits.

– Read the entire article at The Island Now.

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Wholly-locally owned cannabis dispensaries on council agenda – Porterville Recorder

The Porterville City Council will consider scheduling a special meeting to interview three applicants as part of the process to award one of them a wholly-locally owned cannabis dispensary in the city.

The council will take up the matter as a scheduled agenda item at its meeting at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday. The council will consider scheduling a special meeting to be held at 6 p.m. Monday, October 24 to conduct the interviews.

Bloom Farms, Main Street Apothecary and Uncle Green are the three candidates being considered. City staff reported the three proposals were received through the application process and have gone through an independent third party evaluation and the next step is for the applicants to be interviewed by the council. At its meeting on September 21, the Cannabis Ad Hoc Committee recommended the council schedule a meeting for 6 p.m. October 24 to conduct the interviews.

The three applicants could have received up to 50 points in the independent third party evaluation. Each council member can also award up to 10 points for a total of 100 points. So as not to bias the council, it was recommended by the ad hoc committee the council not know about the scores

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