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September 18, 2023

Cannabis investment company plans to open multipurpose facility in Metro East

To be located at 7300 Twin Pyramid Parkway in Belleville, the 7,000-square-foot facility will employ about 40 workers, according to founding partner Sherri Blount. The company hopes to open the dual-purpose manufacturing and processing facility and dispensary — which it says will be the first of its kind in the state — in the first half of 2024.

September 16, 2023

First marijuana dispensary in Oswego opens its doors

Walking into the newly opened Market 96 neighborhood dispensary in Oswego is like walking into a neighborhood market. “That was our whole plan,” said Jay Williams, who is one of the supervisors at Market 96. “We wanted to bring a different and more welcoming experience for the guests.”

September 14, 2023

Market 96 opens first cannabis dispensary with plans for 5 more in Illinois

A Thursday ribbon-cutting ceremony is set for Market 96's first location in Oswego.Market 96 opened its first Chicago-area cannabis dispensary last week and plans to launch five more, including a downtown site slated to open next year.

August 31, 2023

Social Equity Stories In Cannabis: Advocates Discuss Inclusion As Legislative Changes Loom

“Blounts&Moore partnered with social equity applicants to win six dispensaries and two craft grow licenses in Illinois. Our success will be their success,” Leah Bailey added, epitomizing the collaborative spirit. Save the dates: September 27-28.



December 19, 2023

Cannabis Carts: Everything You Need to Know

In a world where convenience and efficiency are highly valued, cannabis cartridges, often referred to as cannabis carts, offer a modern approach to responsible cannabis consumption.

December 13, 2023

What is a Hybrid Cannabis Strain?

When exploring the diverse world of cannabis, you might hear the term "hybrid cannabis.” However, what exactly is a hybrid cannabis strain anyway? 

November 28, 2023

What Nutrients Are Found in Cannabis?

Cannabis, often known for its recreational and medicinal uses, is more than just THC and CBD. This remarkable plant is a rich source of a myriad of nutrients and beneficial compounds.

October 24, 2023

How to Choose the Best Cannabis for Sleep

Sleep is crucial for our well-being. For many individuals, sleep is an elusive luxury, and the nightly pursuit of a good night's rest can feel like an uphill battle.

October 17, 2023

How to Use Cannabis for Focusing Better

When you’re sitting down to concentrate on an important task, it can become easy to feel sidetracked, distracted, or otherwise taken out of your element. Without a way to tune out the surrounding noise and lock in what matters most, how do you expect to focus? 

October 10, 2023

How to Choose the Best Cannabis for Pain

Pain management is a complex field, with countless solutions available, ranging from over-the-counter pills to therapeutic exercises. Each person’s body experiences pain differently, and the duration of the pain can range from acute to chronic. 


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