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Legal marijuana sales across Illinois and Michigan topped nearly $2 billion in 2020, and both states are expected to see double-digit growth in years to come. (Sources: New Frontier Data,,

A pioneer in cannabis media, Hearst is bringing its world-class solutions to Michigan and Illinois. Partner with Hearst Midwest Media Group to target and reach your ideal audience and capture your piece of this rapidly growing market segment.

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Hearst Connecticut Media Group brings you GreenState, a digital media hub with special sections that reflects epicenter of the legalization movement: innovative, iconoclastic, inclusive. Through engaging, thorough service and lifestyle journalism, GreenState answers the questions and covers the topics that matter most to the cannabis curious.

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