Cannabis News Box

Pennsylvania’s cannabis dispensaries are struggling to fill job roles

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

April 28, 2020

During the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, medical cannabis businesses in Pennsylvania are “essential" and "life-sustaining businesses,” according to state officials. However, fears of the virus proliferating has restricted travel and face-to-face meetings.  As a direct effect of the COVID-19 social di...

Recreational cannabis sales in Illinois climb to $110 million during Q1 2020

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

April 20, 2020

The first quarter of 2020 turned out to be a lucrative time for the newly-launched recreational cannabis industry in Illinois. State-published data has confirmed that $110 million was recorded in sales revenue for Q1 2020; merging revenue results from January, February and March. Legal cannabis pr...

Medical cannabis dispensaries in Illinois extend hours of operation

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

February 28, 2020

The ever-expanding market for legal cannabis in Illinois is causing dispensary staff to work longer hours. Since adult-use sales started on January 1, 2020 – following the enactment of the Cannabis Regulation and Tax Act – an influx of customers have poured through the doors of state-licensed stor...

Medical cannabis patients are concerned about cannabis shortage in Illinois

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

January 30, 2020

Cannabis has been legal in Illinois for the best part of a month, but medical cannabis patients in the Rockford area are concerned about supply shortages affecting their ability to obtain medication. During the initial week of legal sales, cashiers statewide recorded a combined $10.8 million. The...

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