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The Amount of Older Americans Using Marijuana Is Getting, Um, Higher

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Marijuana is apparently booming among, well, boomers. Specifically, marijuana use is becoming more prevalent among Americans over 50, according to a new study in the journal Drug and Alcohol Dependence.   The study analyzed survey responses from more than 17,000 adults over 50 and found that roughly 9% of American adults ages 50 to 64 used marijuana in the past year. Around 3% of adults over age 65 tried marijuana in that same period. ThereRead More »The Amount of Older Americans Using Marijuana Is Getting, Um, Higher

Jimmy Buffett Signs With Surterra

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Singer Jimmy Buffett and billionaire William “Beau” Wrigley Jr. are getting behind a U.S. marijuana startup, joining a scrum of companies betting on the increasingly crowded cannabis industry.   Mr. Buffett, whose hits like “Margaritaville” evoke a beach-bum lifestyle, will license his Coral Reefer brand to Surterra Holdings Inc. for a line of cannabis products including vape pens, gel caps, edibles and lotions.   The deal comes a month after Mr. Wrigley, 54 years old,… Read More »Jimmy Buffett Signs With Surterra

OMMU Preparing to Issue 5 New Licenses

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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… Read More »OMMU Preparing to Issue 5 New Licenses

Chew on This: Wrigley’s Billionaire to Head Surterra

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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 fundingRead More »Chew on This: Wrigley’s Billionaire to Head Surterra

John Morgan to Support FULL Marijuana Legalization

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John Morgan on Tuesday said he’s “going to look at starting a fund” toward an initiative to legalize marijuana, including recreational use, on the 2020 ballot. He has previously has been on the record supporting marijuana legalization. His latest tweets move him further in terms of personally promising a political solution.   The Orlando attorney and businessman, who was behind the 2016 constitutional amendment allowing medical marijuana in the state, was tweeting in response toRead More »John Morgan to Support FULL Marijuana Legalization

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