The betting was that law-and-order Attorney General Jeff Sessions would come out against the legalized marijuana industry with guns blazing. But the task force Sessions assembled to find the best legal strategy is giving him no ammunition.
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NEW YORK, Aug. 4, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — Today, Mayor de Blasio’s office published a statement disputing the findings of the Drug Policy Alliance report, “Unjust and Unconstitutional: 60,000 Jim Crow Marijuana Arrests in Mayor de Blasio’s New York.”
On July 11, 2017, the Drug Policy Alliance announced that a report it had commissioned by the Marijuana Arrest Research Project had been released, revealing that marijuana possession arrests under Mayor Bill de Blasio’s tenure are marked by a high rate of racial disparity.
NEW YORK, July 11, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — A new report released today by the Marijuana Arrest Research Project, commissioned by the Drug Policy Alliance, shows that marijuana possession arrests under Mayor de Blasio continue to be marked by extremely high racial disparities, as was the case under the Bloomberg and Giuliani administrations.
NEW YORK, July 10, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — On July 11, the Marijuana Arrest Research Project will release a major report commissioned by the Drug Policy Alliance.
Canada’s recreational cannabis legalization is planned for a rollout in July 2018, but provinces and territories are in charge of drafting and establishing jurisdiction-specific rules, so they’ve been working hard to create rules that fall within the country’s legalization framework.
FREDERICTON, N.B., June 21, 2017 /Weed Wire/ – A proposed provincial model for the legalization of recreational cannabis was outlined today in an interim report released by a government working group.
SACRAMENTO, June 15, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — The California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) has prepared a Draft Program Environmental Impact Report (PEIR) outlining potential environmental effects associated with the adoption and implementation of statewide cannabis cultivation regulations.
BOULDER, Colo., June 8, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — Cannabis consumers rank especially high in a wide variety of measures that indicate social and personal well-being, according to landmark research reports from BDS Analytics.
On May 23, 2017, the Oregon Employment Department’s Workforce and Economic Research Division released the most recent results of its marijuana employment tracking, identifying rapid growth in the recreational sector.
While there’s nothing quite like enjoying the fruits of a marijuana farmer’s labor, that labor doesn’t come without potential hazards to those who work the land.
SEATTLE, Wash., May 10, 2017 /Weed Wire/ – A new study by Canna Ventures reveals expanding legalization is changing consumer attitudes and clarifying who will be the cannabis consumers, and who won’t.
On May 3, 2017, the Maryland Office of Legislative Audits released a fiscal compliance audit of the state’s regulatory services, including an examination of the Maryland Medical Cannabis Commission’s contracting of Towson University’s Regional Economic Studies Institute to process and evaluate applications for cultivation, processing and dispensing.
On April 26, 2017, New Frontier Data, an analytics firm, announced that it had released The Cannabis Industry Annual Report: 2017 Legal Marijuana Outlook, revealing some compelling data on the market habits of medical cannabis patients and recreational cannabis consumers across the country.
WASHINGTON, April 26, 2017 /Weed Wire/ – New Frontier Data, the authority in business intelligence for the cannabis industry, has released, The Cannabis Industry Annual Report: 2017 Legal Marijuana Outlook.
Medical cannabis was in demand in California this past 420 holiday. According to Onfleet, a delivery management company, medical cannabis delivery in The Golden State spiked to great heights on April 20.
A new report published in Health Affairs found that if all states had legalized medical marijuana in 2014, Medicaid could have saved $1 billion in spending on prescriptions.
SAN FRANCISCO, April 20, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — The California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) today issued a staff report on a recent workshop exploring the energy impacts of cannabis cultivation.
On April 20, 2017, Cowen and Company, a leading Wall Street investment bank, issued a report that shows the accelerated adoption of cannabis pressuring alcohol volumes, with beer most at risk.
On April 11, 2017, the Rhode Island House Judiciary Committee will hold a hearing on the Adult Use of Cannabis Act, a measure that would legalize recreational cannabis in the state.
According to a recently released report from the Alaska Department of Revenue, the state banked $128,000 in marijuana tax revenue for the month of February, marking a slight increase from the $107,500 collected in January.
LOS ANGELES, Feb. 27, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — MedMen, a leading cannabis management and investment firm based in Los Angeles, grew its workforce more than five-fold and greatly expanded its footprint in 2016 with new investments and operations across North America, the firm said in its annual report released today.
In mid-February, researchers at Colorado State University and the Center for Health, Work & Environment at the Colorado School of Public Health, published “Work and Well-Being in the Colorado Cannabis Industry.”
TORONTO, Ontario, Feb. 16, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — Bill Blair, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada Jody Wilson-Raybould, has started a cross-country tour to discuss the legalization and regulation of cannabis.
PORTLAND, Ore., Feb. 15, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — A report presented this month to the Oregon Legislature, HB 4014 Clinical Guidelines Work Group: Guidelines for Attending Physicians When Recommending the Medical Use of Marijuana, provides recommendations to physicians on appropriate care of a patient diagnosed with one or more debilitating conditions for which the physician is recommending the medical use of marijuana.
STAMFORD, Conn., Feb. 9. 2017 /Weed Wire/ — Cannabis Benchmarks®, a division of New Leaf Data Services, LLC and the cannabis industry’s only independent assessor of wholesale prices, has released its Annual Review & Outlook: 2016-2017 Edition.
SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. 8, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — Following decades of stigmatization and prohibition, a new data report titled, Eaze Insights: State of Cannabis 2016, reveals that Californians are increasingly comfortable with marijuana use and are embracing its benefits.
PORTLAND, Ore., Jan. 27, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — An Oregon Health Authority media campaign aimed at youth and young adults is raising awareness among its target audience of the risks associated with marijuana use, an independent evaluation has found.
More Arizonans are using medical marijuana than ever before. This is according to a year-end report on the state’s medical marijuana program, which was released on Jan. 24, 2017, by the Arizona Department of Health Services.
OAKLAND, Calif., Jan. 17, 2016 /Weed Wire/ — Arcview Market Research, the leading publisher of cannabis market research, released the first ever estimate of the entire North American cannabis market, including legal, medical and illicit marijuana sales.
After hitting sales of $1.2 billion in 2016, Washington state’s recreational marijuana sales are projected to top $2 billion by 2020, according to a recent report from Arcview Market Research and New Frontier.
WASHINGTON, Jan. 12, 2016 /Weed Wire/ — The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine released a report on the health impacts of marijuana Thursday, confirming the existence of medical benefits and dispelling some long-held myths about the substance.
On Jan. 6, 2017, CB Insights released a report on annual funding activity for private marijuana companies in 2016, as well as activity for the fourth quarter of the year. According to the report, deals made and dollars invested leveled off in 2016.
The Colorado Marijuana Enforcement Division recently issued its 2016 mid-year report, documenting supply chain data from Jan. 1 to June 30, 2016.
OAKLAND, Calif., Dec. 27, 2016 /Weed Wire/ — Arcview Market Research, the leading publisher of cannabis market research, in partnership with New Frontier Data, the cannabis Big Data and analytics authority has released its Washington Legal Cannabis Market State Profile, which explores the recent significant changes to the state’s cannabis industry.
Colorado’s retail sales of marijuana have so far exceeded $1 billion this year. According to a new report from The Cannabist, the state sold approximately $1.1 billion worth of marijuana within the first 10 months of 2016, surpassing the yearly total of $996,184,788 in 2015.
OTTAWA, Ontario, Dec. 13, 2016 /Weed Wire/ — Today the Task Force on Cannabis Legalization and Regulation provided their report to the Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness, the Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada, and the Minister of Health.
On Dec. 8, 2016, Assistant Professor Paul Seaborn of University of Denver’s Daniels College of Business released the Colorado Marijuana Market Report, an analysis of the Colorado Marijuana Enforcement Division’s raw license data that found Colorado had a record-high of 2,913 active marijuana business licenses as of Dec. 1.
OAKLAND, Calif., Dec. 6, 2016 /Weed Wire/ — Arcview Market Research, the leading publisher of cannabis market research, in partnership with New Frontier Data, the cannabis Big Data and analytics authority has released its Florida Legal Cannabis Market State Profile.
According to a recent report from Cowen and Company, the legalization of cannabis is starting to affect beer volumes in Colorado, Oregon and Washington.
On Nov. 30, 2016, Anne McLellan and Dr. Mark Ware, the chair and vice chair of Canada’s Task Force on Cannabis Legalization and Regulation, announced that their task force had completed its work and would soon deliver its report to the government.
The Oregon Liquor Control Commission announced via email on Nov. 17 that it’s anticipating an influx of applications from prospective recreational marijuana businesses. If you hope to become a licensed recreational processor and want to avoid delays in having your application processed, compliance is critical.
A new poll reports that a majority of adults in Ireland want the country to legalize marijuana for medicinal purposes.
WASHINGTON, Nov. 9, 2016 /Weed Wire/ — California voters have approved Proposition 64, legalizing marijuana in the nation’s largest state.
WASHINGTON, Nov. 8, 2016 /Weed Wire/ — Nevada has joined California and Massachusetts by legalizing marijuana today.
On Oct. 28, 2016, hundreds of interested investors and contractors attended a public medical marijuana forum hosted by the Louisiana State University Agricultural Center, one of two state-sanctioned medical marijuana cultivators.
A study by Deloitte says legal marijuana in Canada will become a $22.6 billion industry, surpassing all alcoholic beverages combined. The soon-to-be-released, 11-page report, titled “Recreational Marijuana: Insights and Opportunities,” says fulfilling the demand for recreational pot will require 600,000 kilograms annually.
On Oct. 27, 2016, on the heels of its recent $13 million Series B round of financing, Eaze, a medical marijuana delivery service in the state of California, released its first data report on the voting preferences of registered medical marijuana patients in California.
The legal marijuana industry had a $2.39 billion impact on the state of Colorado in 2015. This is according to a new report released by the Marijuana Policy Group, an economic and market research firm based out of Denver.
Oct. 27, 2016 /Weed Wire/ — This year’s presidential election has revealed how divided most Americans are on many issues. However, there is one area where supporters of Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton agree: marijuana policy.