In 2016, Californians ordered marijuana on the Eaze platform once every 30 seconds, according to the “Eaze Insights: 2016 State of Cannabis Data Report.” That doubled 2015’s rate of an order once every minute. Eaze, an online platform for marijuana deliveries, drew its report from 250,000 platform users and a supplemental survey of 5,000 state residents.
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North Americans spent $53.3 billion on legal, illegal, and medical marijuana in 2016, according to a Jan. 17, 2017, release from Arcview Research Group. That’s more than people in the United States spent on McDonald’s and Starbucks combined.
DENVER, Dec. 19, 2016 /Weed Wire/ — As the year comes to a close, the Cannabis Business Alliance (CBA) reviews the highlights of 2016 and provides an outlook for 2017.
Although Nebraska’s pro-decriminalization forces decided not to pursue a 2016 ballot initiative, Lancaster County’s public defender has publicly endorsed decriminalizing and regulating marijuana, according to an article in the Lincoln Journal Star. Joe Nigro stated his views in a Sept. 15, 2016, forum with Nebraska’s chapter of the National Association of Social Workers.
MI Legalize is arguing a question about pot legalization should appear on Michigan’s November ballot, despite the state’s claim that some of the group’s petition signatures are out of date, according to an Aug. 7, 2016, article at Michigan Radio. State law requires signatures on petitions for ballot questions to be no older than 180 days, but some on this petition are.
Marijuana sales in Oregon were expected to bring between $2 million and $3 million in tax revenues this year, but the state’s take hit $10.5 million in the first quarter. Having exceeded the year’s expectations during the first three months of the year, Oregon’s tax revenues from pot sales are now forecast to reach $43 million in 2016.
OLCC Marijuana License Applications As of April 1, 2016
OLCC Marijuana License Applications As of March 14, 2016
Marijuana activists and political junkies can barely wait for 2016 to begin, and the list-making has been in full flower for months. But full adult-use legalization may depend as much on the nuts and bolts of petition deadlines or legislative calendars as it does on history, social attitudes and the state of medical marijuana regulation.
Comedian Ron White, best known for being the one guy from the Blue Collar Comedy tour that people who don’t like the Blue Collar Comedy Tour will admit they like, has filed the necessary paperwork to enter the current presidential race as an independent, and widespread legalization of marijuana is one of his chief concerns.
On Oct. 13, 2015, political junkies who just cannot get enough of pre-pre-pre-2016 maneuvering will have the chance to see and hear from the likely Democratic candidates for the nomination. With any luck and some social media pressure, there might even be a question about marijuana legalization.
California once looked like the center of marijuana reform, but Hunter Holliman, Regional Project Lead of 4Front Ventures, says, “The Mid-Atlantic region is driving cannabis policy in the U.S. right now.”
Out of the four states in the 2014 election with marijuana reform on the ballot, Alaska was the most surprising. When you think of states likely to legalize marijuana, California is usually the first state that comes to mind.
The biggest boost to cannabis investor confidence would come in the form of governmental assurance that their investments will not be undone.
When there is money to be made, the bitterest of adversaries can discover common ground. So it is with the alcohol and marijuana industries, and the place to watch all this play out is Nevada.
The 2014 midterm elections have been a huge victory for the cannabis industry. All of the states that passed cannabis reform did so with well over 50 percent, even Florida’s failed Amendment 2 got 58 percent of the vote.
Although the 2016 elections are two years away, a growing number of states are taking up efforts to see marijuana legalization on the ballot. This week, Maine and Mississippi, both joined the efforts of California, Arizona, Nevada and Massachusetts.
Yes, in Nevada, 2016 has already arrived. A petition drive to get full legalization on the 2016 ballot is in full swing. Furthermore, supporters only have until November 11, 2014, to collect 101,667 signatures, and success is not at all certain.
There’s no escaping Colorado’s status as the poster child for legal recreational marijuana when visitors come to town, even — or especially — when Denver is trying to sell itself as the perfect site for a national political convention.