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George Dunklin Joins Board of Wetlands America Trust

George Dunklin Joins Board of Wetlands America Trust
George Dunklin

Wetlands America Trust, the land trust arm of Ducks Unlimited, said this week that it has added George Dunklin to its board of trustees.
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Beer Makers, Thirsty for Growth, Push Into Cannabis Market

The makers of Budweiser, Coors and other large-scale brewers are placing their bets on cannabis as a way to fight saturated markets and shifting consumer trends.
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Arkansas Marijuana Finally Set to Roll

When medicinal cannabis begins to be sold in Arkansas, possibly in April, a potential $100 million-a-year industry is poised to emerge from a complex and harshly criticized regulatory landscape.
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