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IS COVID KILLING THE ILLEGAL MARKET?

While it’s hard to measure, Politico suggests booming legal pot sales imply the illicit market is struggling.

  • “It’s understandable that people may be more hesitant to get their products from sources that are unregulated,” Kris Krane, CEO of MSO 4Front Ventures, said.
  • Another Politico story says the spring’s protests triggered a “collective awakening” among state and local governments on cannabis policy.

Around the industry:

Quick Hit

  1. Zack Ruskin’s Rolling Stoned newsletter looks at what’s taking San Francisco’s equity program so long to get off the ground.
  2. We’re also excited to start posting Jackie Bryant’s excellent Cannabitch newsletter. This week she talked to the veteran-owned and run Helmand Valley Growers Company,