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    OMMU Preparing to Issue 5 New Licenses

    State moves forward on marijuana licenses From: News Service of Florida via Florida Politics   State health officials will hold a workshop Aug. 17 to take input on the application process for new medical marijuana licenses.   The workshop, announced Thursday, will deal with one license earmarked for a black farmer who was a member of litigation dealing with federal discriminatory lending practices and four other licenses for applicants seeking entry into the state’s highly […] More

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    Chew on This: Wrigley’s Billionaire to Head Surterra

    Surterra Wellness has a new Chair, William Wrigley Jr. II - yes, that Wrigley. The scion of a family that made a fortune in chewing gum, Wrigley's, is moving into pot.   William Wrigley Jr. II, who helped orchestrate the sale of his family’s business to Mars Inc. in 2008, led a $65 million investment round for Surterra Wellness, a medical cannabis startup in Georgia with licenses to operate in Florida and Texas. The funding [...]