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Ontario strikes a dozen applicants from pot shop lottery for not meeting deadline

A baker’s dozen applicants for Ontario’s cannabis retail lottery have been struck from the winner’s list, the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario said on Friday. A dozen licence applicants who participated in the latest lottery have been disqualified for not providing required documents by a deadline earlier this week, while one participant withdrew from the process. All of the disqualified and withdrawn applicants have been replaced by those who the AGCO placed on a waiting list, while the remaining 29 move on to the next level of scrutiny which includes background and police checks. If successful, pot shop hopefuls should be issued a licence to open their doors by the end of the year.

Hemp may be the next big thing in the construction industry

Cannabis may emerge as a key ingredient for the construction industry looking to tackle a reduction in greenhouse gases. One Alberta-based company is looking to use hemp — the boring cousin of marijuana devoid of psychoactive content – as a green alternative in concrete as the global economy pivots toward dramatically lower emissions. Hempcrete, as it’s called, provide structures with better ventilation, fire resistance and temperature regulation, according to Bloomberg. More importantly, hempcrete manufacturers say incorporating hemp in construction mixes captures 130 kilograms of carbon dioxide for each cubic meter of the product.

Planet13’s Vegas pot dispensary accounts for nearly 10% of all Nevada cannabis sales  

Planet 13 Holdings, operator of the biggest cannabis dispensary in the U.S., is moving a lot of product. The company said during its Q2 results that its Las Vegas SuperStore accounts for 9.5 per cent of all Nevada dispensary sales, compared to 7.9 per cent in the prior quarter. The company’s second-phase expansion to build

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