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    Cannabis Companies Face Financial Threat as Racketeering Cases Increase

    The number of federal civil racketeering lawsuits against marijuana businesses has increased dramatically, leaving businesses with tens of thousands in legal fees with which they have to contend. While many experts are divided on the risks these cases could pose, the increase is proving itself to be worrisome to industry watchers. Omar Figueroa, a cannabis […]

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      ‘Thousands of Pounds’ of California Marijuana May Be Left Out of Supply Chain

      While regulation of the marijuana industry can cause a lot of good, like higher quality products, it can also be a source of anxiety for some of those involved in the industry. Those who operate smaller farms in rural areas are struggling with the distribution requirements. In areas like Trinity County, known for its remoteness, […]

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        Adult Recreational Market Could Overshadow the Medical Market

        There’s speculation going around, as more and more states jump on the recreational-use bandwagon, that the budding recreational market could cause a major slowdown for the medical market, if not kill it entirely. Adult recreational use is currently legal in nine states and Washington, D.C., while 30 states and D.C. permit medical use. Recent research […]

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          How Did Cannabis Fare in California’s 2018 Legislative Session?

          August 31 saw the conclusion of the California legislative session for 2018 that was held in Sacramento and the results were a mix of wins and losses for the cannabis industry. Among the victories were changes to the process of acquiring a provisional license and clarification on state tax deductions to which cannabis-related businesses are […]

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            Local Officials to Blame for Delay in California’s Legal Marijuana Supply

            Proposition 64, when it was voted into effect by a wide margin two years ago, legalized regulated marijuana cultivation as well as the regulated consumption of marijuana throughout the state of California. It also put an end to California’s war on drugs which notoriously discriminated against and disproportionately criminalized people of color and the poor. […]

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              Four States May Legalize Marijuana This November

              As the November election approaches, four states report that they will have marijuana policy changes on the ballot for voters to consider: Michigan, Missouri, North Dakota, and Utah. So far this year, Vermont’s Legislature passed a bill for non-commercial legalization back in January, Oklahoma passed a ballot initiative for medical marijuana in June, and New […]

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                North Dakota to Vote on Recreational Marijuana in November

                Recreational marijuana supporters in North Dakota succeeded in getting enough valid signatures on their petition to have their measure entered on the ballot in the upcoming November general election. Supporters collected 17,695 signatures on a petition to have the measure voted on, 14,637 of which were deemed valid, far more than the required 13,452. David […]

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                  Italy Looking at Expanding Medical Marijuana to All Pharmacies

                  Italy recently announced their intentions to ramp up their production of medical marijuana, loosen the military restrictions on the cultivation of marijuana for medical use, and allow medical marijuana to be sold at all pharmacies across the nation. Giulia Grillo, an Italian Health Minister, made the announcement through a post on social media after touring […]

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                    Marijuana Industry Set to Rake in Unheard of $8 Billion for 2018

                    As more cannabis companies open their doors around the globe to meet the incredible demand, the industry as a whole stands to raise a total of $8 billion by the completion of the year, a record, according to market data that was only recently released. According to Viridian Capital Advisors, a company that tracks the […]

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                      The Effect of President Trump’s Foreign Policy on the Cannabis Industry

                      The Trump administration is imposing a tariff on China and the products they make. You might not have considered it before, but this tariff threatens to affect the marijuana industry, more specifically, the companies making the ever-popular vaporizers. However, they’re not alone in this. The cultivation operations that are eager to expand, the growers that […]

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