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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Supply Shortages Hit Alaska’s Cannabis Retail Shops

All three retail cannabis shops in Fairbanks, Alaska have been forced to temporarily close over the last three months due […]

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Maine Gov. Calls for Moratorium of Question 1 Rollout

Maine Gov. Paul LePage has signed the proclamation confirming November’s voter-approved ballot question to legalize adult-use cannabis in the state, […]

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Houston DA Promises to End Jail Sentences for Misdemeanor Cannabis Possession

The incoming District Attorney for Harris County, Texas unveiled a progressive future for cannabis prosecutions during her inauguration ceremony yesterday. […]

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Oregon Licensed Cannabis Farm Owner Beaten, Crops Stolen

A 56-year-old cannabis cultivator in Wimer, Oregon was beaten and robbed earlier this month in what is reported to be […]

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New Mexico State Senators to Push for Legalization Next Session

A pair of New Mexico state senators plan on introducing legislation to legalize adult-use cannabis in the coming legislative session, […]

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Massachusetts Lawmakers Quietly Pass Bill Delaying Adult-Use Market Rollout

During an informal legislative session lawmakers in Massachusetts have approved a bill that will likely delay the opening of retail […]

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Analysts Predict Washington’s Adult-Use Market Worth $2.4B by 2020

According to data from ArcView Market Research and New Frontier Data, Washington’s legal cannabis industry could be worth $2.4 billion […]

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Rules Permitting Recreational Sales at Oregon MMJ Dispensaries Expire Jan. 1

Oregon’s law allowing medical cannabis dispensaries to sell to customers without medical cards expires at the end of the year, […]

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City Council of Belfast, Maine Considers Cannabis Business Moratorium

The Belfast, Maine City Council has introduced a measure that would impose a six-month moratorium on adult-use cannabis establishments – […]

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Former DEA Spokesperson: Marijuana is ‘Cash Cow’ and ‘We Will Never Give Up’

Twelve years ago, former DEA propagandist Belita Nelson quit her job after spending six years (1998-2004) as an international media […]

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Analysts Predict Mass. Legal Cannabis Market Worth $1B by 2020

According to ArcView Market Research and New Frontier Data, Massachusetts’ legal cannabis industry could be worth over $1 billion by […]

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California Bill Would Amend Advertising, Co-op, and Trademark Rules Under Prop. 64

California lawmakers have introduced legislation to amend Proposition 64 — the voter-enacted initiative to legalize adult-use cannabis in the state — […]

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Teen Cannabis Use Down 12 Percent in Colorado Since Legalization

According to data from the National Survey on Drug Use and Health, cannabis use among Coloradans aged 12 to 17 […]

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Cannabis-Friendly Art Classes Expanding to Newly Legal States

Puff, Pass & Paint is coming to states with recently minted legal cannabis use laws – the expansion is headed […]

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FutureLand Acquires Stake in Recreational-Licensed Southern Oregon Farm

FutureLand Oregon LLC, has closed on a partnership with Hspendleton LLC that will see the company claim a 50 percent […]

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Maine Gov. Wants to Shutter MMJ Program if Adult-Use Bill Survives Recount

In an interview with news radio WGAN, Maine Gov. Paul LePage called for ending the state’s medical cannabis program if […]

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Provisions of Mass. Legalization Initiative Take Effect Today

Massachusetts is officially the sixth state to eliminate criminal penalties for adult possession and personal use of cannabis, as some […]

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Spokane County Lawmakers Pass Sneaky Moratorium on Outdoor Cannabis

Officials in Spokane County, Washington have passed a local ordinance banning outdoor cannabis growing — without adding it to the […]

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German City Takes Next Step in Cannabis Legalization Plans

The City Council of the western German city of Düsseldorf met with psychology, economics, and crime experts yesterday as part […]

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Cannabis Investment Firm Buys Denver’s Organix

Cannabis industry investment firm iAnthus Capital Holdings has purchased Denver, Colorado-based Organix LLC in a $4.375 million deal that will […]

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Boston Lawmaker Pushing for Racial Diversity in Cannabis Industry Regulations

A Boston city councilor is urging the Office of the State Treasurer to consider racial equality when making potential changes […]

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How to Petition an Old Cannabis Charge Under California’s Prop. 64

When voters in California passed Proposition 64 they not only created a legal and regulated cannabis market, but also paved […]

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Strict Testing Requirements Likely to Cost Oregon $10M in Cannabis Tax Revenue, Close Businesses

New product testing requirements that came into effect October 1 are squeezing Oregon’s cannabis growers and business owners harder than […]

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Desert Hot Springs, California Aims to Capitalize on Cannabis Tourism

A two-acre patch in Desert Hot Springs, California will soon be host to a 22,000 square-foot greenhouse capable of producing […]

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Master P Announces Cannabis Line ‘Master P’s Trees’

Rapper Master P, real name Percy Miller, is releasing his own brand of legal cannabis and vape products called Master […]

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‘Gonzo’ Brand Cannabis to be Based on Strains Smoked by Hunter S. Thompson

Dr. Hunter S. Thompson’s widow, Anita Thompson, plans to develop “Gonzo” brand cannabis using six strains that the late author […]

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Prop. 64 Will Free People from Prison, Clear Records

About 2,000 people jailed in California for marijuana crimes are likely to be freed under Proposition 64, with thousands and […]

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The Trailer Park Boys Are Getting Their Own Cannabis Brand

OrganiGram Holdings is partnering with the “Trailer Park Boys” to develop branding and packaging for cannabis products aimed at Canada’s […]

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Public-Use and No-Smoking Policies Prohibit Cannabis in Massachusetts Casinos

Cannabis use will not be permitted in Massachusetts casinos, due to language in the law that bars public-use and the […]

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Seattle Raises Dispensary Licensing Fees

Seattle’s City Council has approved a $500 increase in dispensary fees, raising them from $1,000 to $1,500 for the city’s […]

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Colorado Revenue Department Bans Cannabis from Establishments with Liquor Licenses

The Colorado Department of Revenue has adopted new regulations preventing businesses that serve alcohol from obtaining a license to allow […]

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