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How Vic Mensa brought premium legal gas to Chicago dispensaries

Vic and his team took Leafly under the hood of his new legal cannabis venture, 93 Boyz, which happens to be Illinois’ first licensed Black-owned cannabis brand.
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Mayor Eric Adams appoints Dasheeda Dawson as Cannabis NYC founding director

Dasheeda Dawson will be the first director of Cannabis NYC, the city’s Small Business Services support initiative for the cannabis industry.
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Gwinn brothers become Florida’s first Black medical cannabis licensees

The Gwinn brothers were born and raised on Florida farms. They’re now the first Black farmers in the state licensed to grow medical cannabis.
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New Yorkers with weed convictions will have priority in retail market, state says

New York plans to compensate survivors of the Drug War with the state’s first dispensary licenses — but not all parties are sold on the deal. Here’s what the state’s Chief Equity Officer told Leafly to help clear the air.
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Arrests for weed in Minnesota show glaring disparities among demographics, here’s the data

Black Minnesotans are more than four times more likely to get arrested for marijuana according to the latest data from the Bureau of Criminal Apprehension.
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