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The Joint Status Report, a Cannabis Industry Podcast Presented by Locke Lord – Ep. 7

On this episode of the Joint Status Report, Chicago Partners Doug Sargent and David Standa briefly discuss Naperville’s recent decision to opt out of recreational marijuana sales and what some of the newspaper articles missed about the vote (:30), the federal indictment of Fall River, Massachusetts Mayor Jasiel Correia (2:35), and interview Bethany Gomez, the Managing Director of Brightfield Group (@brightfieldgrp on Twitter and @brightfieldgroup on Instagram) (5:50).

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Naperville Officially Opts Out of Recreational Marijuana Sales…For Now

At a meeting on Tuesday night that spanned over three hours and was attended by hundreds of individuals wearing “opt out” t-shirts, the Naperville City Council officially voted (6-3) to opt out of recreational marijuana sales in Illinois’s fourth largest city. This is not the final resolution of the issue, however, despite some reporting to the contrary.

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Mexican Supreme Court Orders Medical Marijuana Regulations to be Issued By February 2020; Is Recreational Marijuana Next?

Like its neighbors to the north, cannabis advocates in Mexico have been lobbying for years for marijuana to be fully legalized (or at least decriminalized). Recent events suggest that those efforts have paid off and that legal marijuana—at least medicinal, and potentially recreational—is coming to Mexico and soon. 

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