Inside one of the cannabis propagation rooms at PharmaCann in Montgomery, N.Y.

CLOSING ENTRY: Special provisions

The enactment of medicinal marijuana laws and measures permitting the cultivation and sale of recreational marijuana have created new opportunities for owners of industrial and commercial real estate.

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Welcome respite (access required)

New Jersey business leaders reacted positively to a temporary mutual tariff suspension March 5 between the United States and European Union. The four-month suspension marks a respite from a decades-long dispute between the trading partners spurred by subsidies each gave to the world's top airplane companies—the EU said Boeing had received billions in unfair subsidies from federal and state governments; the U.S. alleged that Airbus has received billions in unfair subsidies in Europe.

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Not just hot air (access required)

Thomas Stevens and Paul Elyseev, the owners of Hot Sand, started the glass blowing business as a small studio in Asbury Park. Both would go and blow glass regularly and enjoyed it. At one point, the owner of their space was concerned about the safety of the operation and asked them to move to a different location.

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ShopWorn hires former Google exec to run Asia business (access required)

The recommerce retailer hired Philip Chan as managing director who has a background as general manager for Google Hong Kong and vice president of Yahoo Asia, as well as serving in roles at Cisco and Motorola.

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