Cannabis multistate operators have made a flurry of acquisitions in Florida totaling more than $500 million over the past year, aiming to make inroads into Trulieve Cannabis’ domination of a medical marijuana market where annual sales top $1 billion.
Florida-based Trulieve’s share of the state’s smokable MMJ flower market hovers at around 50%, virtually unchanged from 18 months ago and a level unmatched anywhere in the United States.
But with Florida’s market now running at more than $1.2 billion in annual sales, that still leaves $600 million for other operators, said Andrew Livingston, director of economics and research at the Denver-based cannabis law firm Vicente Sederberg.
Read more from Marijuana Business Daily (MJBizDaily).
Package containing up to 20 pounds of marijuana found washed up on beach in Key Biscayne
KEY BISCAYNE, Fla. — Several pounds of marijuana did not make it to the streets after a resident alerted Key Biscayne Police to a mysterious package found along Crandon Boulevard.
The package, found Tuesday afternoon, contained what appeared to be 15 to 20 pounds of marijuana.
Read more and watch the report from WSVN 7 (Fox Miami).
NorCal Cannabis Cup winning strains now available exclusively at High Times dispensaries
Be the first one in your neighborhood to get your hands on exclusive award-winning cannabis products—carefully selected by the judges at High Times.
As cannabis brands duked it out over the most terpene-rich, flavorful and potent offerings, when all was said and done, only a handful of top brands could claim the titles of winners and finalists.
We’re celebrating over three decades of hosting the world’s leading cannabis competition—and for the first time ever, High Times Dispensaries are exclusively selling The Cannabis Cup Northern California 2021: People’s Edition winners and finalists.
The cup was virtual and socially distanced this year, with our People’s Choice edition making it possible for judges to safely sample brands from the comfort of their own homes.
Part of NorCal’s territory overlaps with the infamous Emerald Triangle—spanning Humboldt, Mendocino and Trinity Counties—which is home to some of the finest herb on the planet.
Heritage growers in this region can trace their roots back several generations.
To this day, the area produces cannabis that is worthy of the top connoisseurs in cannabis.
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New search engine features jobs that don’t require drug tests for marijuana
Cannabis consumers seeking employment opportunities can help narrow the hunt thanks to a new search engine that exclusively features jobs that do not require drug screenings for marijuana as a condition of employment.
Dubbed Phynally, the online resource launched by Philadelphia entrepreneur Damian Jorden in April can save job hunters the disappointment of finding an exciting prospect only to learn that they will be subject to a pre-employment screening for marijuana use before they apply.
“We are the LinkedIn for cannabis users,” Jorden, 35, told Philadelphia magazine this summer. “We want to match people with transparent employers who have transitioned out of those old policies that date back to the War on Drugs — employers who know that the future is legalization.”
Phynally currently has positions in the retail, financial, health care and banking sectors posted by employers such as Citizens Bank and Maine Health, as well as government jobs with the City of Atlanta.
Other companies with job listings on the site include Qualcomm, U.S. Bank and Humana.
Jobs are available from coast to coast, while other listings offer opportunities for remote work.
Employers can post some positions at no charge or purchase an annual package for unlimited listings for $150.
Read more from Forbes.