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Colorado Wholesale Cannabis Price-Per-Pound Has Dropped 25 percent

The wholesale cost of Colorado’s legal cannabis per pound has dropped 25 percent over the last year, according to state […]

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Limited MMJ Bill Introduced in Nebraska Despite Electoral Defeat of Longtime Champion

Freshman Nebraska State Sen. Anna Wishart has introduced medical cannabis legislation, continuing the work of former Sen. Tommy Garrett who […]

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New York MMJ Revenues Well Below Administration’s Expectations

New York’s medical cannabis tax revenues are far less than anticipated as officials are expecting just $1 million after budgeting […]

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Green Man Plans to Renovate Grow Facility ‘To the Studs’ Following Product Recall

Denver’s Green Man Cannabis has issued a voluntary recall of some of its cannabis flower and edible products over concerns […]

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Bill Filed to Allow Students to Consume Cannabis at School in Washington State

One of the major concerns around cannabis has always been youth access. However, like adults, some kids need cannabis products […]

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Legal and Illegal North American Cannabis Sales Outpace Starbucks, McDonald’s in 2016

Total combined sales for legal and illegal cannabis sales in North America reached $53.3 billion last year, more than Starbucks […]

California Community College Planning to Offer Legal Cannabis Course

California’s City College of San Francisco is partnering with the United Food and Commercial Workers union and Oakland-based Oaksterdam University […]

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Denver Workgroup Begins Drafting Social-Use Rules

Stakeholders in Denver, Colorado have begun working on rule suggestions for the voter-approved social use measure, which will allow cannabis […]

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Obama Commutes Hundreds of Federal Drug Sentences

With his term ending in just two days, President Barack Obama has commuted hundreds more federal drug sentences for those […]

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Adult-Use Bill Filed in New Mexico

Two Democratic New Mexico state Representatives have pre-filed legislation that would legalize adult-use cannabis in the state, setting up a […]

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Wisconsin Democrats Hoping to Introduce MMJ Expansion Bill

Democrats in Wisconsin are seeking co-sponsors for a comprehensive medical cannabis bill with plans to introduce the legislation this session, […]

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Cresa Pharma Nets EU Approval to Sell CBD Pet Products

Creso Pharma, publicly traded on the Australian Securities Exchange, has received registration from the European Union – the first – […]

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Minnesota Medical Solutions Employees Ratify New Union Contract

Minnesota Medical Solutions employees, represented by the United Food and Commercial Workers Union Local 1189, have ratified a new three-year […]

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Brazil Healthcare Regulator Signs Off on Sativex Sales

Brazilian healthcare regulator ANVISA has issued the nation’s first license for the sale of a cannabis-based drug as São Paulo-based […]

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Lawmakers Likely to Delay MMJ Implementation in North Dakota

North Dakota lawmakers are considering delaying the rollout of the state’s voter-backed medical cannabis initiative, with legislators from both sides […]

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Report: North American Cannabis Industry Could Experience 33% Annual Growth through 2021

According to a Market Research Future report, the North American cannabis market could grow at a compound annual growth rate […]

New York Gov. Urges Lawmakers to Decriminalize Cannabis Possession

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo is calling for decriminalizing cannabis in his annual State of the State address, saying that […]

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Cannabis Industry Already Driving Industrial Lease Prices in Maine

The not-yet-legal cannabis industry is already driving up lease prices for industrial spaces that could be used for cultivation when […]

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Indiana Veteran Pushing Lawmakers for MMJ Access

A U.S. Marines Veteran is emerging as a leading advocate for medical cannabis access in Indiana as lawmakers continue to […]

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Massive Study Concludes Cannabis Has Legitimate Medicinal Value

In a sweeping study, The National Academies of Science, Engineering, and Medicine have concluded that cannabis does have legitimate medicinal […]

‘Cannabis Keurig’ Readying for April Launch

Massachusetts-based CannaKorp closed a $4.1 million Series A round of funding bringing it closer to launching its ‘cannabis Keurig’ – […]

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MedMen Acquires NY MMJ Licensee Bloomfield Industries

MedMen, a California-based cannabis consulting and management firm, is acquiring New York licensed producer Bloomfield Industries, according to a Politico […]

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Guam Gov. Sends Adult-Use Bill to Legislature

Guam Gov. Eddie Calvo has sent a bill to the legislature that would legalize adult cannabis use in the U.S. […]

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Nevada State Athletic Commission to Consider Reforming Cannabis Policies

The Nevada State Athletic Commission will consider removing cannabis from its banned substances list during a meeting on Friday, according […]

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Ariel University Offering Israel’s First MMJ Course

Israel’s Ariel University is offering the nation’s first academic course on medical cannabis, covering the plant’s medicinal history, active ingredients, […]

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Sessions Vague on Cannabis Questions During First Day of Confirmation Hearings

U.S. Attorney General nominee Republican Sen. Jeff Sessions was evasive when asked about how he would approach legalized cannabis during […]

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Mettrum Acquires Network of Cannabis Clinics in Ontario, Canada

Licensed Canadian medical cannabis producer Mettrum Health Corp. has announced the acquisition of Bodystream – a network of 14 cannabis […]

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Calaveras County, CA Measure Could Let Residents Vote to Ban Commercial Cultivation

Voters could have the opportunity to decide on banning commercial cannabis cultivation in Calaveras County, California after elections officials certified a […]

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Vireo Health First NY Company Approved for MMJ Delivery

New York’s Vireo Health has received approval from the state Department of Health to launch a medical cannabis home delivery […]

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CannaRoyalty to Acquire Stake in Canadian Cannabis Testing Lab

Canadian cannabis investment firm CannaRoyalty Corp. has signed a letter of intent to acquire a 20 percent equity interest in […]

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Florida Cannabis Licensing Case Heads Back to Administrative Judge Critical of Health Department Process

A cannabis licensing case is headed back to a Florida administrative law judge after the companies could not come to […]

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Companies Partner with Cannabis Veterans Association to Pinpoint and Rename Therapeutic Strains

The Veterans for Cannabis Foundation has partnered with Medicinal Genomics and Courtagen Life Sciences to help develop brand and strain […]

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Activist-Drafted Bill Would Legalize Washington Home-Growing

Activists in Washington have drafted a bill that would legalize home cannabis cultivation and sharing – provisions not included in […]

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Report: Cannabis Funding Up in Q4’16; Down 9% Overall

According to a CB Insights analysis, 2016 was a mixed bag for cannabis-related startups as funding and deal flow fell […]

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Oregon’s Cannabis Testing Rules Causing Product Shortages

Oregon’s more stringent cannabis product testing rules have caused supply disruptions and, according to dispensary owners, have forced a 40 […]

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South Dakota Cannabis Activists Gearing up for 2018 Ballot Initiatives

Pro-cannabis activists in South Dakota are planning to introduce both adult-use and medical cannabis proposals for initiated measures to go […]

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Freshman Nebraska State Senator Plans to Introduce MMJ Bill in Upcoming Session

Nebraska is one of just five states without any sort of medical cannabis program but freshman nonpartisan State Sen. Anna […]

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Outgoing VT Gov. Pardons Nearly 200 People Convicted of Cannabis Crimes

In one of his final gubernatorial acts, outgoing Vermont Gov. Peter Shumlin pardoned 192 people formerly convicted of nonviolent cannabis […]

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Australian Activist Raided Over Cannabis Oil Tried to Meet with Government Officials

The Australian woman raided by law enforcement for manufacturing medicinal cannabis oil, which she provided for free to terminally ill […]

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Alaska Collects First Cannabis Taxes

Alaska’s legal cannabis market earned $750,851.59 from Oct 29., the day the first store opened, to Dec. 9, according to […]

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