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    Good news for the Blues scene^

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    A Wrigley chewing gum heir and a former Patrón CEO go all in on cannabis

    San Francisco (CNN Business)William "Beau" Wrigley Jr. believes he can emulate the success of his family's old chewing gum empire in the cannabis industry.

    And Surterra Wellness, the company at which Wrigley is CEO, just landed a big chunk of capital to help achieve that goal.

    The company, an Atlanta-based developer and retailer of cannabis products, raised $100 million to help fuel its rapid US and international expansion in the emerging cannabis industry. Among the investors participating in the round was Edward Brown, the former CEO and president of Patrón Spirits Company, which makes Patrón tequila and was sold to spirits company Bacardi last year.

    Brown, who retired from Patrón in December after 20 years, recently joined Surterra's board as executive director.

    With the latest infusion, Surterra has raised a total of $350 million and continues to "curate" an executive team with deep experience in building and scaling companies, Wrigley said.

    "We understand how to execute," Wrigley said in an interview with CNN Business.

    Surterra has a three-pronged strategy: Accumulating operations and licenses in existing cannabis markets; developing a "house of brands" that could sell globally; and advancing cannabis science and technology to disrupt not only sectors such as the beverages industry, but also the health care industry. That includes isolating various chemical compounds in the cannabis plant and targeting them for different health and wellness needs.

    "I truly believe, in many respects, that I'm building the next Wrigley Company," he said.

    And he believes Surterra could be even bigger than the multibillion-dollar chewing gum and mint company, of which he served as president and CEO until 2006. Mars, the confectioner that makes M&Ms and Milky Way, bought the Wrigley Company for $23 billion in 2008.

    Surterra has been on an expansion bent since last fall when Wrigley invested $65 million in the firm and later took the helm as CEO. It has quickly grown from a holder of medical cannabis licenses in Florida and Texas to a multi-state operator, brand developer, and science and technology innovator.

    Surterra signed licensing deals with the company behind "The Endless Summer" surfing documentary and singer Jimmy Buffett to sell Endless Summer and Coral Reefer-branded cannabis, respectively. The company also acquired operations in Nevada and Massachusetts, and it entered into a $100 million agreement with biotech firm Intrexon (XON) on a fermentation-based cannabis cultivation technology.

    Earlier this week, Surterra bought Boston-based Molecular Infusions (Mi), a developer of cannabis therapeutic-focused products such as a fine-mist inhaler and additives that provide rapid onset and predictable dosing for cannabis-infused beverages.

    The privately held Surterra does not disclose financial information, but Wrigley said the company is profitable.
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    Not sure where to put this but this is as good a place as any:


    Fabulous Furry Freak Brothers To Fly Flag In Animated Series



    Long-time underground comix stars The Fabulous Furry Freak Brothers are about to emerge into the light with an eight-episode animated series, with help from key creative talent behind Rick & Morty, Silicon Valley and Workaholics, among others.

    Gilbert Shelton, the Freak Brothers' creator, will be an executive producer on the animated project. The show will be built around his comic's original story lines, which follow the misadventures of three pharmacologically impaired non-siblings (and their cat) as they try to find more drugs, It is both celebration and satire of alternative culture, and remains a cult favorite. Freak Brothers comics have been translated into 14 languages with more than 40 million copies sold.

    The Freak Brothers debuted in 1968 in The Rag, an Austin, Texas, alternative paper. Three years later, the first stand-alone Freak Brothers comics were published, with new issues from Shelton and eventual collaborators David Sheridan and Paul Mavrides arriving through1992, including runs in publications such as High Times and Playboy. Compilations of the work have been in print in one form or another ever since.

    The eight 22-minute episodes of adult-oriented animation are expected to be ready by early next year. The project has not lined up distribution yet, but has enlisted a lengthy list of Hollywood veterans of notable TV and film projects.

    The series was commissioned by WTG Enterprises, whose executives include long-time Hollywood producer and former Sony Pictures and Warner Bros. movie executive Mark Canton (Power, 300). Canton will executive produce with WTG CEO Courtney Solomon (AFTER, American Haunting, Dungeons & Dragons), and WTG President Jeffrey Edell (The Kids Are Alright, The Grey)

    Showrunners will be Alan Cohen and Alan Freedland (writers on King of the Hill and America Dad).
    John Althschuler and Dave Krinsky, co-creators of Silicon Valley, will write, produce and serve as executive producers and creative contributors.

    Adam Devine and Blake Anderson, co-creators of the long-running series Workaholics, will voice characters. They also will serve as executive producers and creative contributors.

    Daniel and Jeremy Lehrer (Highly Gifted) will serve as writers and producers.

    Starburns Industries (Rick and Morty, .Animals) and Pure Imagination Studios (The Simpsons, Lego Batman) will create the animation.
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    Fuck ya. Probably a honey pot psy op to build a DB of stoners. Oh well.

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    i’ll be the first to write, sign me up for that data base
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    Build buds not bombsClick image for larger version. 

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    Quote Originally Posted by KQ View Post
    Not sure where to put this but this is as good a place as any:


    Fabulous Furry Freak Brothers To Fly Flag In Animated Series




    "Dope will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no dope."

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    no scholar has ever written truer words
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    Any Vermont mags wanna claim this?
    34 cannabis plants found in Vermont state house flower beds

    https://www.cnn.com/2019/07/11/us/ca...rnd/index.html
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    Quote Originally Posted by TBS View Post
    Any Vermont mags wanna claim this?
    34 cannabis plants found in Vermont state house flower beds

    https://www.cnn.com/2019/07/11/us/ca...rnd/index.html
    Heh. Lots of folks played Johnny Potseed back in the day.

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    riding around the mag park today and couldn’t help but notice the faint smell of green bud growing in the weeds.
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    Actually, I would disagree. They look like would smell nice all over.

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    Quote Originally Posted by flowing alpy View Post
    riding around the mag park today and couldn’t help but notice the faint smell of green bud growing in the weeds.
    Might have been catnip (mint). Smells just like skunky bud. Got it growing all over my place.
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    Quote Originally Posted by splat View Post


    Actually, I would disagree. They look like would smell nice all over.


    Yeah, probably healthier "flora" because they are commando unlike women wearing nylon pantyhose washed in heavily perfumed detergents all while sitting in a hot, unventilated office chair all day.

    I'm sure they do a lot of skinny dipping too without harsh soaps again... good for healthy flora.


    Edit/Add: What a misogynistic POS meme to make. Since we're stereotyping: probably done by some GOP supporter who can't get a date to save his life.
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