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This Week in Weed: Bodegas Want Bud!

Bodegas want weed (legally), Michigan ups the curriculum, and cannabeauty is so Fetch right now. It's the week in weed.


Welcome to Green Entrepreneur's video recap of the cannabis news you might have missed this week, hosted by our cannabis correspondent, Conrad Martin.

NYC corner stores want a piece of the 'pot pie'

Cannabis is on the way to becoming legal in NYC and bodegas want to be able to sell and distribute cannabis when it does. While some experts note the increased risk of robbery and sale to minors, advocates say the move would prevent big businesses from monopolizing. Imagine a world where you can get a chopped cheese and an eighth - all in one stop! 

Related: Mayor de Blasio's Vision for Legal Cannabis in New York City

The University of Michigan offers a serious cannabis class

If you're interested in a serious cannabis education, head to the University of Michigan. U of M's PharmSci 420 course aims to educate students on the biology, chemistry, pharmacology, toxicology, epidemiology and pharmacokinetics of cannabis. No sleeping in that class

Related: A University in Michigan Is Offering a Bachelor Degree for Marijuana Entrepreneurs

Bud and beauty aim to make it big

And who says that bud isn't beautiful? Big beauty and makeup brands are throwing their hats in the ring as companies like Sephora and Neimann Marcus begin retailing CBD infused products. Analysts say the trend could drive the CBD market from a 50 billion dollar industry to a 100 billion dollar outlook. 

Related: Take the Chemical-free Route With These Natural Skincare Brands

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A Drone Just Dropped Free Weed Over Tel Aviv

In a protest to legalize weed in Israel, protestors release bags of cannabis onto the city streets.

Changing How the World Views CBD

The CMO of cbdMD talks about how he uses patience, partnerships and data to grow brand awareness.

WATCH: The Weed Business According To Jim Belushi

The actor opens up about his new TV show Growing Belushi and how cannabis would have saved his brother's life.

There Is A Town In North California Called Weed

And Netflix just named it one of the funniest town names in America.

Watch: DEA Raids Seven Grows In Antelope Valley

In a major crackdown on the illicit market, a multi-agency effort shuts down illegal California grows tied to Mexican drug cartels.

Evolving from Brick and Mortar to Ecommerce

CBD oil company Sunday Scaries's co-founders share the lessons they learned from running a sports bar and how they've applied them to their ecommerce business.

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Are you suffering from 'maskne' or glasses fog? These tips may help.

Succession Star Brian Cox Says Cannabis Helps Him Relax

The Golden Globe winner has been using the plant since he was 50.

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CEO Chuck Smith shares details of the deal. Plus, how he grew the company from a "garage operation" to a massive multi-state player.

What You Need to Know to Be Successful in the Cannabis Industry

Jessica Abo sits down with the CEO of Weedmaps to discuss the company's journey and how you can be successful in the cannabis industry.

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Bruce Linton talks candidly about his past and his future. Listen very carefully. This man has crazy knowledge.

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