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    What if California’s Legal Cannabis is More Expensive Than Its Black Market?

    California is getting closer to finalizing legislation to make recreational cannabis legal. However, there is a catch. Costs for recreational marijuana may become more expensive than what is freely available on the black market. That prospect is a big concern for supporters of the impending legislation, as well as recreational users. California has a storied […]

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      Colorado’s Marijuana Sales Sky Rocket

      Marijuana supporters have been preaching that legalizing and regulating marijuana will increase sales since they started campaigning and now they have the proof to back that up. Colorado’s marijuana sales have been increasing greatly each year. Back in 2016, it took the industry ten months to break a billion dollars in sales, and this year, […]

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        Colorado Bans Candy-Shaped Edibles

        Starting October 1st, revised safety regulations for cannabis will go into effect. Colorado will no longer allow manufacturers to create cannabis edibles with ‘kid-friendly’ shapes. The state will also require manufacturers to display potency information on product labels. In April 2016, Colorado passed HB 1436. This law proposed edibles to appear less appealing to children […]

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          Washington, D.C.’s “District of Cannabis”

          Some shops gift candy to customers as a parting gift. Others hand out fliers, coupons, or other incentives to encourage customer retention. In Washington D.C.’s ‘District of Cannabis, shop owners have started handing out cannabis as a special gift. The ‘District of Cannabis’ uniquely exists as a commercial space. Cannabis laws have influenced how shop […]

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            Supreme Court Rules Sobriety Test Inconclusive for Cannabis

            The Supreme Court of Massachusetts has ruled in the case of a man charged with impaired driving in 2013 and found that the police officers are limited in what they can tell juries about field sobriety tests of drivers suspected of consuming cannabis. While police officers can testify to their observations of individuals performing field […]

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              This is one Confusing Medical Program

              Michigan legalized medical cannabis consumption via a voter referendum in 2008, but you’d be hard pressed to know it by looking at what the state has done recently. Only last year, the state passed laws requiring cannabusinesses to be licensed, and at the time, they set a deadline of a little over a year for […]

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                Is it Time for Cryptocurrency?

                Digital currencies like bitcoin have been in the media a lot in recent years, and they may provide some relief for cannabusinesses. Our industry suffers from being a financial pariah, banks don’t want to deal with us because of the risk of losing their federal backing for perceived money laundering. Cryptocurrency may offer a third […]

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                  Maine Law Limits Homegrows

                  The legal cannabis market in Maine may be getting stifled, thanks to a proposed law limiting the number of plants allowed in a home-grow operation. According to a new legislative proposal, Mainers would not be allowed to grow more than 12 unlicensed cannabis plants in their home. Even without a license, those plants must be […]

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                    The Referendum and the Compromise

                    Last November, Massachusetts voters approved a measure that legalized recreational cannabis use, specified certain aspects of regulating the resulting industry, and set a timeline for rolling out legal sales. This is all pretty standard fare, but as the deadline fast approaches, the state’s legislature has been divided on certain aspects of the plan, that many […]

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                      Ohio Universities Reluctant to do Testing

                      The state of Ohio has put itself in a bit of a bind. Lawmakers have raised concerns recently that their new medical cannabis program will not be up and running in time to meet the September 8, 2018 deadline. The problem is not interest in growing, but interest in testing cannabis products. The issue stems […]

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