State’s first woman-owned, adult-use cannabis dispensary opening … – QNS

Gov. Kathy Hochul on Monday announced that New York state’s first woman-owned conditional adult-use retail cannabis dispensary will open in Queens on Thursday.

The cannabis shop Good Grades, located at 162-03 Jamaica Ave. in Jamaica, is scheduled to open at 2 p.m. on March 30. In addition to being the first woman-owned dispensary in the state, it will be the first legal adult-use retail cannabis dispensary in Queens.

Good Grades is operated by entrepreneur Extasy James and her cousin, Michael James, Jr.

James Jr. is an attorney who focuses on serving clients with a core value of advocating for the minority business community.

“With the opening of Good Grades in Queens, we’re continuing to build on our progress to create a safe, regulated cannabis industry in New York,” Hochul said. “New York is working to support entrepreneurs and ensure that consumers can purchase safe, legal products while supporting their communities.”

The New York State Social Equity Cannabis Investment Fund supported the opening of this woman-owned business. As with many other dispensaries supported by the fund, licensees like Good Grades will be provided the opportunity to open on a short-term basis to fast-track sales, provide training opportunities for employees and start generating capital

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First Woman-Owned Cannabis Dispensary In New York To Open In Queens – Patch

QUEENS — New York’s first woman-owned cannabis retail dispensary is slated to open this week in Jamaica, Gov. Kathy Hochul said Monday.

Good Grades will open for business on Thursday at 162-03 Jamaica Avenue at 2 p.m., gaining monetary support from a state fund that helps set foot into the adult-use cannabis industry.

“We are incredibly passionate about providing greater access to cannabis and breaking down the barriers that prevent so many people, especially those from marginalized communities, from experiencing the benefits of this amazing plant,” said Good Grades owner, Extasy James, who was once criminalized by cannabis prohibition.

Good Grades will be the first legal retail dispensary in Queens.

The state’s Social Equity Cannabis Investment Fund helps people with CAURD licenses, which allow dispensaries to open for legal adult-use cannabis sales in New York state, meet the cost of opening their business.

The fund is available to those who had a cannabis conviction themselves or a close family member of someone who does, owns, or has owned a business that had a net profit for at least two years.

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Cloud Nine Opens Its Second Cannabis Dispensary in Bangkok – Benzinga

Cloud Nine broadens its horizons by floating into the Red Planet hotel

Bangkok, Thailand–(Newsfile Corp. – March 27, 2023) – The OG Retail Company expands, by opening a second Cloud Nine dispensary in the Silom area at the crossroads of Narathiwas and Surawong.

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On the heels of Cloud Nine Sukhumvit celebrating its “GET LIFTED” grand opening, OG Retail Company expands its offerings by opening a second Cloud Nine outlet centrally located in Surawong inside the Red Planet Hotel.

Cloud Nine Surawong was built in the image of the flagship store on Sukhumvit. The exciting atmosphere of Cloud Nine Surawong is a retro-futurist-style dispensary offering an exciting new concept for cannabis consumers and connoisseurs alike. Offering a wide range of high quality strains, all grown in Thailand and have a COA (certificate of analysis) by Mahakan Biotech.

Both locations present comfortable seating framed by exquisite lighting infused with projection mapping, hovering clouds, glowing displays showcasing unique paraphernalia, and a long cannabis bar with built-in lighting.

“We are proud to be offering prices ‘below street’ value while chilling in the Cloud Nine atmosphere or now in the comforts of your home or hotel room, as we now

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Senate bill would largely undo adult-use marijuana in Montana – Montana Free Press

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On Friday, Sen. Keith Regier, R-Kalispell, introduced a bill to dismantle the adult-use cannabis industry in Montana. 

Senate Bill 546 contains several provisions that would drastically alter the state’s marijuana marketplace. Primarily, it focuses on “eliminating adult-use dispensaries.” The bill additionally raises the state tax on medical marijuana from

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Missoula County to consider zoning rural marijuana stores, cultivators – KPAX News

MISSOULA – Regulations around the density and energy use of the marijuana industry in Missoula’s urban areas have been in place now for a year, but similar businesses in the county’s rural reaches have had no such rules.

But that could soon change as Missoula County considers new zoning that would place certain rules on rural marijuana dispensaries and cultivators, including the distance between each storefront and the amount of energy used.

Like the urban area, the changes would require a distance of 500 feet between marijuana dispensaries. Such rules are intended to keep dispensaries from over-saturating rural commercial districts in Seeley Lake, Lolo and Bonner.

“The goal of that is to create and maintain diversity in commercial areas,” said Karen Hughes, director of county planning. “We already have these zoning regulations in the zoning areas. This would apply countywide, including unzoned areas.”

The county will also consider the amount of energy marijuana cultivators use. Such operations consume massive amounts of energy, far outpacing the energy consumed in other sectors including fast food restaurants, paper manufacturing and metals.

As proposed, the ordinance would require cannabis cultivators to use grow lights selected from the Design Lights Consortium Qualified Product List or shift to 100% clean

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Second Mahoning County Medical Marijuana Dispensary to Open –

STRUTHERS, Ohio – Mahoning County’s second medical marijuana dispensary is set to open next month, as patient demand continues to stay strong throughout the area, one of the owners said Monday.

Green Leaf Therapy will host an open house April 5 at its offices at 93 S. Bridge St., said co-owner Vicki Groner. Groner owns the dispensary with her son, Cory Groner, and plans to officially open for business April 10, she said.

“My son, Cory, actually brought it to us and said it was a great business opportunity,” Groner said. “There aren’t enough dispensaries, and they need relief.”

Renovations are underway at the Bridge Street location, and Groner projects business is likely to be strong. “We have really good projections. We think we’ll do very well.”

Groner noted that the Struthers location is proximate to Campbell, Youngstown, Lowellville and Poland, so it has the potential to draw from all of these areas plus other communities within a 10-mile radius.

Green Leaf would become the second licensed operating dispensary in Mahoning County and the fourth dispensary between Mahoning, Trumbull and Columbiana counties, according to records from the state of Ohio’s Medical Marijuana Control Program’s website.

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New York’s sixth legal weed dispensary to open next month –

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. — A conditional adult-use recreational weed dispensary will be opening in Schenectady, the first in the Capital Region and sixth in the state, on April 1.

The dispensary, “Upstate Canna Co.,” located at 1613 Union St., will be owned and operated by an experienced local entrepreneur named Don Andrews.

Andrews has owned and operated retail storefronts specializing in smoking, vaping and cannabinoid hemp (e.g. CBD products) and accessories for 10 years in Schenectady and Scotia.

“I am honored to be the first dispensary in the Capital Region to open their doors to the public and provide high quality, laboratory tested New York produced adult-use cannabis products,” Andrews said. “Thank you to the OCM and Governor Hochul for rolling out this program – they have done an outstanding job and have been great to work with. We are very excited to be a part of the foundation of the growing cannabis community and industry in New York State.”

Hochul was proud to announce the newest addition to the state’s growing list of recreational adult-use weed dispensaries, furthering New York’s goal to build an equity-based cannabis market.

“We’re building an equitable adult-use cannabis market that provides a safer product for New Yorkers, while offsetting

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Best Marijuana Penny Stocks To Buy In 2023? 3 To Watch In April – InvestorsObserver

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12 people wanted for 20+ Michigan marijuana dispensary break-ins after stolen safe thrown off roof – WDIV ClickOnDetroit

CALHOUN COUNTY, Mich. – Warrants have been issued for 12 people involved in a string of more than 20 marijuana dispensary break-ins across Michigan after a stolen safe was thrown from the roof of a house.

Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel said officials have been investigating a string of break-ins at marijuana dispensaries across the state in May 2022.

Several people involved in those break-ins were identified in Calhoun County when they tried to break a safe by throwing it off the rooftop of a house, according to authorities. That safe had been stolen from one of the dispensaries, officials said.

The investigation into that stolen safe revealed that 20 other dispensaries had been targeted during the same time period.

“This is an unfortunate example of why Congress must pass the Secure and Fair Enforcement (SAFE) Banking Act,” Nessel said. “Without access to traditional banking, the cannabis industry is left as a ripe target for criminals. Any legal business should have fair access to our banking institutions for the security of their own business and employees, as well as public safety.”

Warrants have been issued for 12 people in connection with the break-ins. Most of those people are being charged with safe breaking, criminal enterprise, and

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Best Dispensaries In Mesa, AZ –

Anyone who pays a visit to JARS Cannabis knows why this thriving establishment rolls off the tongues of young people in passionate conversation all over the state.

Let’s face it; JARS is a popular destination because it’s not just about smoking up, blowing grass, getting high, etc. It’s about their overall attentiveness and awareness of the problems we face as a collective race (human race) and how we treat the ever-beautiful and botanical house we know as mother nature.

At JARS, the staff culture is not only Buddha-level enlightened, but they deeply care about your experience with cannabis. One gets the feeling that when shopping at JARS, they, too, in some small or large way, are helping to eradicate the social stigma behind this special plant. (Oh yeah, they’re also the place to go for the most affordable pricing)  

Address: 2424 E University Dr, Phoenix, AZ 85034, United States

Hours: Open Daily 7 a.m.–9:45 p.m.


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