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Cannabis Briefs for February 11, 2020

February 11, 2020

•Cannabis sales in Illinois for January totaled nearly $40 million, according to the state’s Department of Financial and Professional Regulation. Overall, 41 retailers sold just under 1 million individual cannabis products, amounting to $39.2 million in sales. Illinois residents spent $30.6 million, while out-of-state visitors accounted for the other $8.6 million.

•Whoopi Goldberg has parted ways with her cannabis venture Whoopi & Maya. The company, founded in 2016, notably produced THC bath bombs in several scents, as well as THC salves. Reportedly, a dispute between Goldberg and her business partner Maya Elisabeth led to a split and now the company has ceased operations. A note on the company’s website promises that the shutdown is merely a single chapter in a larger story. Whoopi & Maya products were distributed in California and Colorado.

•Cresco Labs is launching its Mindy’s Edibles brand in California. The Chicago-based company developed the line of gummies, fruit chews, hard candy, and chocolates in conjunction with James Beard Award-winning pastry chef Mindy Segal. The brand is already widely sold in Illinois, but for the California entry six new flavors of gummies are launching, including Lush Black Cherry, Glazed Clementine Orange, Honey Sweet Melon, Botanical White Grapefruit, and Freshly Picked Berries. Each comes in a variety of potencies and THC/CBD variations.

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