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Thirteen lucky winners will be selected at random by the state this afternoon to become instant millionaires.

This isn’t your classic lottery, however. The person pulling ping-pong balls from a lottery machine works for an accounting firm hired by the state Department of Health Services, and the prize is the right to manufacture and sell marijuana in one of Arizona’s rural counties. The entrance fee is a bit more than the $2 for a Powerball ticket: It costs $25,000 just to apply, as well as proof of an additional $500,000 set aside in liquid capital and a confirmed, secure dispensary location.

The application fee will be well worth it for the 13 lucky, and financially flush, winners. The adult-use legalization measure that Arizona voters passed in November caps the number of recreational licenses the state can issue at roughly the current number of medical marijuana licenses.

DHS spokesperson Steve Elliott told Phoenix New Times last month that every medical dispensary in the

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Ohio plans to grow the number of medical marijuana dispensaries in the state by more than twofold in the next year.

Businesses can apply for 73 new dispensary licenses this summer, bringing the total allowed to 130 statewide. The Ohio Board of Pharmacy approved the expansion Monday afternoon.

Under the plan, applicants would have to apply by the same rules as the initial 2017 application process, including security requirements. Applicants that meet the qualifications would be entered into a lottery to allocate licenses by dispensary district, which is typically one county or a group of two or three smaller counties. Licensees would be limited to five dispensary licenses total.

The pharmacy board in 2017 set an initial limit of 60 dispensaries, spread amongst the state by single or multi-county districts. That number was based on an estimated patient count of between 12,000 and 24,000 over two years, said Sharon Maerten-Moore, the board’s director of medical marijuana operations.

Ohio plans to grow the number of medical marijuana dispensaries in the state by more than twofold in the next year.

Businesses can apply for 73 new dispensary licenses later this year, bringing the total allowed to 130 statewide. The Ohio Board of Pharmacy approved the expansion Monday afternoon.

Under the plan, applicants would have to apply by the same rules as the initial 2017 application process, including security requirements. Applicants that meet the qualifications would be entered into a lottery to allocate licenses by dispensary district, which is typically one county or a group of two or three smaller counties. Licensees would be limited to five dispensary licenses total.

The pharmacy board in 2017 set an initial limit of 60 dispensaries, spread amongst the state by single or multi-county districts. That number was based on an estimated patient count of between 12,000 and 24,000 over two years, said Sharon Maerten-Moore, the board’s director of medical marijuana operations.

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — If you want to start celebrating 420 early The Source has your covered.

The local dispensary is celebrating the cannabis industry holiday with special offers for customers starting today.

If you place an online order of $75 or more you will receive a complimentary slip elixir beverage available in several flavors.

And tomorrow the dispensary will offer buy 2 get 1 free for all of its products in store.

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The unique cannabis brand is on a mission to create a more accessible and inclusive industry, with staff members dedicated to making every patient and customer feel welcomed. Expressed in its motto “Come as You Are”, Enlightened™ dispensaries and retailers emphasize the importance of cannabis education, identifying the products and strains that best fit each user’s specific needs.

Operated by the leading Chicago-based cannabis company Revolution Global, Enlightened is well positioned to contribute to Illinois’ skyrocketing cannabis market. So far this year, the state has generated upwards of $86.5 million in cannabis tax dollars, outpacing liquor tax revenue for the first time.

“Revolution is proud to call Illinois our home state, with local officials who have set the gold standard of legal cannabis regulations,” said Dusty Shroyer, President and COO of Revolution, which operates the Enlightened™ brand. “Schaumburg and Mount Prospect are dream locations for Enlightened™ to plant its flag and we’re thrilled to expand our footprint, extending our world-class cannabis and people-centric mission to more consumers across Illinois.”

Serving as the brand’s Illinois flagship store, Enlightened Schaumburg boasts approximately 4,500 square feet of retail space and offers something for everyone. The distinctive Enlightened location provides an educational hands-on experience, with

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Enlightened-Schaumburg to host grand opening on April 30 for adult-use customers, while Enlightened-Mount Prospect (formerly New Age Care) prepares to relaunch as a dual-use dispensary in June 2021

CHICAGO, April 19, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Following its industry debut in Arkansas, Enlightened: Cannabis for People™ today announced two new retail locations in Illinois:

Enlightened™ – Cannabis for People storefront.

Enlightened™ Schaumburg – 820 East Golf Road, Schaumburg, IL 60173
Enlightened™ Mount Prospect – 2015 E Euclid Ave, Mount Prospect, IL 60056

Revolution Global Opens Enlightened™ Flagship Dispensary in Schaumburg, Illinois

The unique cannabis brand is on a mission to create a more accessible and inclusive industry, with staff members dedicated to making every patient and customer feel welcomed. Expressed in its motto “Come as You Are”, Enlightened™ dispensaries and retailers emphasize the importance of cannabis education, identifying the products and strains that best fit each user’s specific needs.

Operated by the leading Chicago-based cannabis company Revolution Global, Enlightened is well positioned to contribute to Illinois’ skyrocketing cannabis market. So far this year, the state has generated upwards of $86.5 million in cannabis tax dollars, outpacing liquor tax revenue for the first time.

“Revolution is proud to call Illinois our home state, with local officials who have set the

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click to enlarge Photo via Instagram/Sanctuary Medicinals
Any MedMen loyalists who are still feeling bummed about the chain’s continued closure can take heart in Orlando’s newest dispensary. Sanctuary Medicinals opened on I-Drive this week, and it’s offering a limited time deal for 4/20 to its new customers.

The spot at 5381 International Drive sells flower, cartridges and edibles. They partnered with Apopka-based Dewar Nurseries for their growing operations.

“Sanctuary takes a very scientific and rigorous approach toward production, which is something we have always relied upon in our own nursery business,” Nursery President Bill Dewar said. “The more you can control growing conditions, such as light, water and nutrients, the more predictability you can achieve in terms of the final product. In the end, we want Sanctuary customers to feel assured they are getting a product that is developed for them under perfect conditions.”

The 420 Issue: How to get your medical marijuana card in Florida: Buying bud above board

The 420 Issue: How to get your medical marijuana card in Florida

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SANDWICH, MA — A new medical marijuana dispensary is expected to open on Cape Cod before the start of summer.

In Good Health, received a permit from Sandwich town officials, and will open at 449 Route 130, pending final inspections from the state’s Cannabis Control Commission.

Company president David Noble said the 1,500 square-foot dispensary will employ 15 people and offers another option for Cape Cod customers who prefer not to drive to In Good Health’s Brockton location.

“Since we opened our first dispensary in Brockton in 2015, we have served hundreds of patients from the Cape with serious illnesses who regularly make the long trip to seek medical relief,” Noble said. “We hope that our new Sandwich location will give patients from the Cape an easier-to-access option when seeking cannabis.”

In Good Health’s dispensary in Brockton now serves both medical patients and recreational customers. The new Sandwich dispensary, which will sell products grown, processed and packaged in Brockton, will be the closest dispensary to the Sagamore Bridge.

“We are looking forward to being part of the Sandwich community,” Noble said.

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NASHVILLE, Tenn., April 19, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — NuSachi, Inc. announced today that Perfect Plant Hemp Company has secured regional exclusivity to market and sell Full Spectrum (10:1 CBD:THC) Gourmet Gummies produced by NuSachi. The company’s medical-grade cannabis supply chain and product formulation expertise was chosen to differentiate the cannaseur lifestyle brand’s private label product portfolio with effect-driven formulations and artisanal flavors. Displacing west coast suppliers, the agreement follows months of custom product development and pilot-scale sales programs, and allows Perfect Plant Hemp Co. to offer the products in its Tennessee dispensaries and online for national consumers, and wholesale nationwide.

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ST. LOUIS — Swade Cannabis on Friday opened its third of five planned medical marijuana dispensaries.

The 7,500-foot store, located at 4108 Manchester Ave. in The Grove, had been a vacant warehouse that underwent extensive renovation by Cissell Mueller Construction Inc., with design by MIN+ Architecture.

“Being the largest Swade dispensary to date, special attention was paid to all aspects of the design to highlight The Grove location as our flagship store and hiring local talent from beginning to end, only solidified our goal of creating a destination admired for heavy doses of nostalgia,” said Tom Muzzey CEO of BeLeaf Medical, Swade’s parent company.

The Swade store is the second dispensary to open in St. Louis this month. Captiva Healing opened April 8 at 9933 Watson Road in Crestwood, the first dispensary in South County. It is owned by Brad Kemph, who also owns the adjacent Circle K. 

Click here for the full story from the St. Louis Business Journal.

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