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YouGov Study: 25% of Americans Consumed Cannabis During Pandemic
YouGov Study: 25% of Americans Consumed Cannabis During Pandemic

A new study conducted by market research firm YouGov found that one in four Americans over the age of 21 used cannabis over the last 12 months. Commissioned by Illinois-based cannabis company Cresco Labs, the study asked 5,000 Americans about their cannabis use and purchasing behaviors. 25% of respondents said they had tried cannabis in the past year.

Lil Wayne's Cannabis Brand GKUA Partners with Last Prisoner Project
Lil Wayne's Cannabis Brand GKUA Partners with Last Prisoner Project

GKUA, the cannabis brand co-founded by rapper Lil Wayne, has partnered with The Last Prisoner Project, a nonprofit organization dedicated to cannabis-related criminal justice reform. GKUA said it would donate $1 to the Last Prisoner Project for every Instagram user who shares a photo of themselves enjoying cannabis on the social media platform.

Former NBA Star Chris Webber Launches $100 Million Cannabis Fund with JW Asset Management
Former NBA Star Chris Webber Launches $100 Million Cannabis Fund with JW Asset Management

Former NBA All-Star Chris Webber has teamed up cannabis investor Jason Wild, who runs the New York based investment firm JW Asset Management, to launch a $100 million private equity fund for minority cannabis business owners. The fund will “level the playing field” for BIPOC entrepreneurs who want to break into the booming cannabis industry but lack the access to funding and resources.

Massachusetts Cannabis Dispensary Association Drops Delivery Lawsuit After Members Defect
Massachusetts Cannabis Dispensary Association Drops Delivery Lawsuit After Members Defect

An influential cannabis trade group in Massachusetts has dropped a controversial lawsuit over newly enacted home delivery rules after several of its members ended their involvement with the group.

Eaze Teams Up with NBA Champion Matt Barnes to Scale Social Equity Accelerator
Eaze Teams Up with NBA Champion Matt Barnes to Scale Social Equity Accelerator

Former NBA Champion Matt Barnes has partnered with California-based online cannabis marketplace and delivery service Eaze to advise their board of directors on “cannabis policy, social impact, and industry relations,” and help the company launches its Momentum accelerator program nationally.

Cannabis Startup OFFFIELD Aims to Make Exercise More Enjoyable
Cannabis Startup OFFFIELD Aims to Make Exercise More Enjoyable

Is there a market for “functional cannabis” and can a brand convince you to get moving? The entrepreneurs behind OFFFIELD, a Los Angeles-based startup, are betting on it.

Can Kamala Harris Change Joe Biden's Mind on Federal Cannabis Legalization?
Can Kamala Harris Change Joe Biden's Mind on Federal Cannabis Legalization?

Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden and running mate Sen. Kamala Harris will sit down with ABC’s David Muir for their first joint television interview on Sunday evening. Cannabis industry professionals will no doubt be tuning in to see if Biden and Harris are questioned about marijuana. Can Harris push Biden to support federal adult-use cannabis legalization?

Several US Cannabis Companies ‘Targeted’ During Nationwide Protests as Business Owners Lose Millions to Looters
Several US Cannabis Companies ‘Targeted’ During Nationwide Protests as Business Owners Lose Millions to Looters

Dozens of cannabis businesses across the U.S. sustained costly damages over the weekend when demonstrations over the death of Minneapolis man George Floyd turned violent and widespread vandalizing and looting in several major cities began.

Social Equity Advocates Push to Diversify the Cannabis Industry
Social Equity Advocates Push to Diversify the Cannabis Industry

As cities and states increasingly decriminalize and legalize cannabis, public policy is trending toward expungement. It’s a start, and it’s one that’s happening at various speeds across the country. But justice doesn’t just mean pardoning those with low-level marijuana convictions. It means actively offering public and private programs to ensure minorities get more than an equal shot. 

Poll: Majority of Americans View Medical Marijuana as ‘Essential’
Poll: Majority of Americans View Medical Marijuana as ‘Essential’

The coronavirus pandemic has forced thousands of “non-essential” businesses to temporarily shutter as America works to slow the spread of COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus. One industry still deemed essential during the outbreak, however, is marijuana. A majority of Americans agree that cannabis is essential, according to a recent YouGov poll.

New Polls Show Continued Majority Support for Federal Cannabis Legalization
New Polls Show Continued Majority Support for Federal Cannabis Legalization

A new group of polls indicates that Americans are increasingly in favor of legalizing cannabis. A Marist Poll recently found that 62% of adults believe federal marijuana legalization is a “good idea.” Meanwhile, a new Fox News survey of 1,000 registered voters also found that 63% favored the national legalization of cannabis for recreational use.

Gallup: 66% of Americans Support Federal Cannabis Legalization
Gallup: 66% of Americans Support Federal Cannabis Legalization

Two-thirds of Americans still support federal legalization of cannabis according to a new Gallup survey released on Wednesday. The analytics and polling firm shared the results of its annual crime survey, which was conducted in early October and found that 66% of U.S. adults were in favor of legalizing cannabis.

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