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WARWICK — The Summit Medical Compassion Center, one of only three medical marijuana dispensaries in Rhode Island, has reportedly been sold to a Chicago-based company with marijuana interests across the country. 

Green Thumb Industries Inc. announced in a statement Monday that it had acquired Mobley Pain Management and Wellness Center (DE) LLC and Canwell Processing LLC, both of which hold ownership interests in Summit. 

“Entry into the Rhode Island cannabis market further strengthens Green Thumb’s position on the East Coast, a region that has embraced the freedom for adults 21 [and over] to choose cannabis,” Ben Kovler, Green Thumb’s founder and chief executive officer, said in the statement. 

Steve Harrington, the principal owner of Canwell, said, “The expanded reach of Green Thumb’s quality branded products and extraordinary retail experience is a big win for the state of Rhode Island and its patients.” 

The acquisition comes as Rhode Island is planning for six additional medical marijuana dispensaries and lawmakers are expected to renew discussions this fall on legalizing recreational use of the drug.  

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Creve Coeur, a city best known for its beautiful parks, lovely homes, and high-tech offices, is about to welcome its first medical cannabis dispensary.

The new facility at 11062 Olive Blvd.  is owned and operated by Terrabis, which will celebrate its official Creve Coeur grand opening on Friday and Saturday, August 6-7, from 12-6 p.m. Medical marijuana cardholders can take advantage of specials, while those interested in holistic medicine are invited to explore the process of becoming a registered cannabis patient. Vendors will be on hand to help educate the public, with ongoing festivities throughout both days of the celebration. 

“Missouri has surpassed expectations with more than 132,000 patients and caregivers, and the need to serve communities continues to grow exponentially,” observed Dan Ambrosino, Terrabis CEO. “Creve Coeur is an important artery in St. Louis County, and we’ve strived to maintain the same high-level community profile with our latest store on Olive Boulevard. We’re proud to be Creve Coeur’s first dispensary and we’re especially pleased to partner with the city, the Chamber, and the Creve Coeur Police Department while we continue educating the population and serving the needs of patients.”

Ambrosino added, “We continue to focus our outreach throughout

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Women, Veteran, and Minority-Owned Riverside Wellness Expands Signature Patient-Centered Offerings

Riverside Wellness LLC is expanding patient access to medical marijuana in the Kansas City area to offer home delivery service starting Monday.

“Delivery is incredibly important for our disabled and homebound patients, as well as busy parents and those who work from home,” says Mary Ann Denzer, co-owner and chief operating officer at Riverside Wellness. “And we’re thrilled to provide a more convenient way for anyone in the Kansas City area to access safe, legal, high-quality cannabis.” 

Denzer, a Kansas City native who has a background in both hospitality and business operations, has prioritized education and accessibility at Riverside Wellness since it opened in in May, offering in-store shopping and consultations as well as online ordering with drive-thru pickup. 

With the addition of delivery, Kansas Citians now have three avenues for accessing a variety of high-quality cannabis products at the locally owned dispensary (which also offers a handful of community discounts through its Compassionate Care Program).

 While the delivery radius may expand in the future, the current Riverside Wellness delivery zone is much of the North Kansas City area, and south to 75th Street between State Line and 71

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A trans man who was recently denied access to the men’s bathroom in a California cannabis dispensary managed to capture the incident on video and post it to TikTok, where it went viral and provoked widespread outrage among viewers.

The TikToker, who goes by Dev on the social media platform, used an on-screen caption to explain how he was even forced to prove his gender by showing his ID to the dispensary’s clerk just moments before filming.

According to Dev’s caption, that wasn’t good enough for the clerk.

“Started filming right after I showed my ID with male gender marker, and she says it still doesn’t matter..”

In the video itself, Dev asked the clerk to repeat what she had said before he filmed. But of course, she did not repeat that on camera.

The clip did, however, capture the argument between Dev and the clerk. She accused Dev of being “aggressive toward a woman” and suggested he “try to get over whatever is bothering [him].”

Dev’s answer to that question was simple:

“The way you’re treating me is what’s bothering me.” @devroyal100

Kicked out & banned from @fourtwentybank in Palm Springs CA for trying to use the mens bathroom as

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The State of Illinois is set to award 55 new adult use cannabis dispensary licenses this week, and one could possibly be coming to West Central Illinois.

The Illinois General Assembly passed a trailer bill to its landmark cannabis legislation bill this past Spring to correct ways the state fell short in awarding the licenses that represented equity.

Executive Director of the Cannabis Business Association of Illinois Pamela Althoff says that local governments in the area need to publicize that they want a cannabis business in their community: “The Cannabis Business Association has developed a website page, which is visited by people interested in the industry or applicants that have applied to be included in these lotteries, of cannabis-friendly communities. I certainly would hope that [the] area has contacted us and their information is on that webpage. If not, they should do that because, we send our members as well as our potential members to this website and say ‘If you are looking for a location’ and dispensary entities have not had to designate an area, so they are still going to be looking for

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BREA, Calif., Aug. 03, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — via InvestorWire –  Mullen Technologies Inc. (“Mullen” or the “Company”), an emerging electric vehicle (“EV”) manufacturer, which previously announced a definitive agreement to merge with Net Element, Inc. (NASDAQ: NETE) in a stock-for-stock reverse merger in which Mullen’s stockholders will receive a majority of the outstanding stock in the post-merger company, announces today that the Company has entered into a Letter of Agreement with Height Dispensary, LTD., to purchase 1,200 Mullen One electric vans and has selected Mullen as its exclusive provider for electric vehicles. The total vehicle purchase order is valued at over $60 million. Heights is a Texas company specializing in high quality legal CBD and THCa8 products online, and soon through a retail cannabis dispensary.

The initial Mullen ONE vehicle order will consist of 200 EV vans for Heights Dispensary’s Houston and Dallas operations, to be delivered on or before the end of third quarter 2023. Additionally, Heights will purchase 1,000 Mullen ONEs by second quarter 2025. The Mullen ONE EV Cargo Van vehicles are a modified variant of the Mullen FIVE, an electric crossover SUV based on a skateboard EV platform and unibody frame that will be

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Texas-based company names Mullen exclusive provider with initial 200 vans for Heights Dispensary’s Houston and Dallas operations in third quarter 2023; Additional 1,000 Mullen ONEs to be delivered by second quarter 2025

Heights Dispensary EV Van by Mullen

Mullen and Heights Dispensary sign purchase agreement for 1,200 EV Van fleet order.

Mullen and Heights Dispensary sign purchase agreement for 1,200 EV Van fleet order.

BREA, Calif., Aug. 03, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — via InvestorWire – Mullen Technologies Inc. (“Mullen” or the “Company”), an emerging electric vehicle (“EV”) manufacturer, which previously announced a definitive agreement to merge with Net Element, Inc. (NASDAQ: NETE) in a stock-for-stock reverse merger in which Mullen’s stockholders will receive a majority of the outstanding stock in the post-merger company, announces today that the Company has entered into a Letter of Agreement with Height Dispensary, LTD., to purchase 1,200 Mullen One electric vans and has selected Mullen as its exclusive provider for electric vehicles. The total vehicle purchase order is valued at over $60 million. Heights is a Texas company specializing in high quality legal CBD and THCa8 products online, and soon through a retail cannabis dispensary.

The initial Mullen ONE vehicle order will consist of 200 EV vans for Heights Dispensary’s

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The Parent Company Strengthens California Retail Footprint

Acquires Operating Dispensary in Modesto Metro Area of California, Expanding State Coverage to 65%

SAN JOSE, Calif., Aug. 3, 2021 /PRNewswire/ – TPCO Holding Corp. (“The Parent Company” or the “Company”) (NEO: GRAM.U) (OTCQX: GRAMF), today announced that it has acquired an operating retail dispensary located in Ceres, California (the “Ceres Dispensary”) from the owners of Jayden’s Journey (“Jayden’s”). Terms of the transaction were not disclosed and remain subject to customary closing conditions, including regulatory approval. The Company plans to rebrand the location at a later date.

Known for its advocacy for the veteran community and its support of families with children with disabilities, Jayden’s has built a strong and loyal customer base in California’s Central Valley. Located at 4030 Farm Supply Dr, Ceres, CA 95307, the Ceres Dispensary features large, open retail space to provide consumers with a unique and compelling shopping experience. The Ceres Dispensary increases the Company’s distribution reach to a new 1.7 million people, improving the Company’s state wide coverage to approximately 65% of California’s population and now additionally servicing the area that extends from Antioch to Merced. Online orders for delivery through caliva.com, The Parent Company’s on-demand direct-to-consumer platform are immediately available from

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click to enlarge DANNY WICENTOWSKI A Doobie bag of delivered cannabis goodies from Jane Dispensary.
From a dispensary to your front door — that’s the promise of Doobie, St. Louis’ only cannabis home delivery service, which on July 22 marked its first day of ferrying orders to medical marijuana patients in the metro area.

While the service can feel at first like DoorDash for weed, Doobie presently connects patients only with products at Jane Dispensary (6662 Delmar Boulevard, University City; 314-464-4420). On a recent weekday, the service sent a shiny white van with ice-cooled bags of THC gummies to a residence in south St. Louis.

But actually getting a delivery of cannabis — which in this test case took about two hours from placing the order to receiving the product — isn’t quite as simple as firing up a food delivery app and scrolling through a menu from your favorite Chinese restaurant.

For one thing, as Jane general manager Jordan Everding explains, your delivery driver isn’t some stranger they’ve hired through an app. Instead, the entire process, from product to driver to vehicle, is controlled by the local

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BIG RAPIDS — Construction has started on a new dispensary in Big Rapids.

Timber Cannabis Co. is building its new shop at the former TTOWA Sushi restaurant on 105 Perry Ave, Big Rapids.

“This has been our easiest renovation yet, we’ve been in some tough situations,” owner Julie Moorehead said. “This location will have our largest sales floor compared to our other buildings.”

Once the completion of Big Rapids and Sturgis locations, Timber Cannabis will have a total of four locations throughout Michigan. Muskegon and Allegan locations are already open.

“I think we’ve always wanted to do stick around this area of the state,” Moorehead said. “Our Muskegon location has done so well, and there’s similar amounts of competition there as well. It didn’t scare us away, we still think we can carve out a niche within the city and be something that’s different and appealing to do different costumers.”

“Part of our motto is to give back to the community. We think it’s really important to give back to the people who shop with us

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