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U.S. States Tried Decriminalizing Pot Before. Here's Why It Didn't Work

U.S. States Tried Decriminalizing Pot Before. Here’s Why It Didn’t Work

U.S. States Tried Decriminalizing Pot Before. Here’s Why It Didn’t Work

In the past five years, eight states and Washington, D.C., have legalized recreational marijuana for adults. Today, 68 million people live in areas where marijuana is treated like alcohol or tobacco.

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Massachusetts Marijuana Tax Revenue Projection Swings Wide for First Year

Massachusetts marijuana tax revenue in the Bay State has been given a wide-ranging projection for recreational marijuana’s first year of sales. According to a Massachusetts Department of Revenue analysis, tax revenue will range between $44-82 million in fiscal year 2019.

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BC Releases First Decisions on Cannabis Regulation After Public Engagement

VANCOUVER, B.C., Dec. 5, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — After considering input from 48,951 British Columbians, and submissions from 141 local and Indigenous governments and a range of other interested stakeholders, the Province has announced a number of key decisions related to the anticipated legalization of non-medical cannabis in July 2018.

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CCI and NAC Announce Manitoba Tender Intentions

OTTAWA, Ontario, Dec. 4, 2017 /Weed Wire/ – Cannabis Compliance Inc. (“CCI”) is pleased to announce that it is working with National Access Cannabis Corp. (“NAC”), providing technical services in connection with NAC’s anticipated proposal to the Manitoba Request for Proposal for Retail Cannabis stores (RFP 10QGET-CRS-2017) (the “RFP”) due December 22, 2017.

5 Things You Didn’t Know About the Alaska Marijuana Economy

5 Things You Didn’t Know About the Alaska Marijuana Economy

In February 2015, Alaska became one of the first states to legalize recreational marijuana with a 53% vote in favor of the drug. Even though cannabis was made legal in the state, it took another year for Alaska to approve cannabis retail stores and manufacturers. Now, since the state has approved full legalization, the industry has grown, affecting Alaska’s economy in a number of ways.

Nevada Cannabis Sales Exceed State's September Estimate

Nevada Cannabis Sales Exceed State’s September Estimate

It looks like Nevada cannabis sales are still ranking high for the recreational market. The Nevada Department of Taxation released the state’s results for recreational cannabis sales for the month of September, and the data proves that sales are still going strong.

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Statement on the Government of Québec’s plan for the Regulation of Cannabis

OTTAWA, Ontario, Nov. 21, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — Cannabis Canada, and the licensed producers of medical cannabis that it represents, share Province’s commitment to ensuring adult Quebecers have access to safe, regulated cannabis products and support the Government’s decision to make clear its intentions regarding the distribution and retail of adult-use cannabis.

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Province Announces Hybrid Model for Distribution and Retail of Cannabis

WINNIPEG, Manitoba, Nov. 7, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — In order to meet the July 2018 timeline mandated by the federal government to permit the recreational use of cannabis, the Manitoba government unveiled a hybrid retail and distribution model that allows both the public and private sectors to do what they each do best, Premier Brian Pallister announced today.

German Parties Consider Sale of Marijuana in Pharmacies or Dispensaries

German Parties Consider Sale of Marijuana in Pharmacies or Dispensaries

Cannabis reform may be coming to the European Union’s most populous country as German conservatives, the Green Party and the Free Democratic Party continue their talks on forming a coalition government. Part of their discussions include an agreement on fully legalizing marijuana and selling the drug through pharmacies or licensed dispensaries.

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Medical Cannabis Program Continues Growth in Third Quarter

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M., Oct. 25, 2017 /Weed Wire/ – The 35 licensed commercial producers in New Mexico’s Medical Cannabis Program brought in a record $22.1 million for the third quarter of 2017, an increase of 4 percent from the second quarter.

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L’Eagle Welcomes Phillip Jacobson as Director of Cultivation

DENVER, Oct. 23, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — L’Eagle Services, a retail cannabis dispensary specializing in clean cannabis, today announced the appointment of Phillip Jacobson to Director of Cultivation. In this role, Jacobson is responsible for running L’Eagle’s cultivation facility with the highest standards in sustainability, using OMRI-rated products and producing the finest clean cannabis on the market.

Canada Proposes Federal Pot Excise Tax, Provinces React With Caution

Canada Proposes Federal Pot Excise Tax, Provinces React With Caution

Canada is proposing a federal excise tax on marijuana to help ease the path to legalizing the drug, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said on Tuesday, drawing a cautious response from provinces that would oversee the process.


Illinois Medical Cannabis Pilot Program Update – October 4, 2017

SPRINGFIELD, Oct. 4, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) has approved applications for approximately 25,600 qualifying patients (including 216 persons under 18 years of age), since it began accepting applications for the Medical Cannabis Registry Program on September 2, 2014.

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Audit Reveals Unreported Cash Transactions at Dispensaries in Sacramento

There’s new scrutiny over medical marijuana dispensaries in Sacramento. A city audit found widespread trouble, including concern over pot shops’ possible unreported cash transactions and the possible hit to city tax revenue.

British Columbia Cannabis Regulations Need Public Input Right Now

British Columbia Cannabis Regulators Need Public Input Right Now

While cannabis regulations have already been proposed for Ontario and New Brunswick, British Columbia cannabis regulations have yet to take shape; however, on Sept. 25, 2017, the provincial government announced that it is now collecting public input on how it should sell and regulate the substance.

Attorney General Jeff Sessions Says Marijuana Still Illegal

Attorney General Jeff Sessions Says Marijuana Still Illegal

U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Wednesday criticized the legalization of marijuana in multiple states and warned that the federal law banning use and sale of the drug “remains in effect,” remarks that could stoke fears of a federal crackdown.

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Now We Finally Know What Californians Are Smoking

BOULDER, Colo., Sept. 11, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — BDS Analytics today launches the cannabis industry’s most comprehensive and granular examination of the California cannabis market, an essential tool for cannabis businesses, investors, and others interested in understanding and assessing the largest cannabis marketplace in the world.

Drones and Self-Driving Cars Can’t Legally Deliver Marijuana in This State

Drones and Self-Driving Cars Can’t Legally Deliver Marijuana in This State

When retail outlets in California finally get permission to start selling recreational marijuana at the start of 2018, thanks to a vote last year, there’s one notable way they won’t be able to deliver the drug—by drone.

This Cannabis Distributor is Trying to Fight 'Big Marijuana'

This Cannabis Distributor is Trying to Fight ‘Big Marijuana’

Flow Kana is a cannabis distributor that promotes the sale of organic and sustainable marijuana. With recreational marijuana sales beginning next year in California, the company wants to help boost local farm-grown plants over commercial warehouse operations.

Utah Cracking Down on Sales of Pet Food Containing Hemp

Utah Cracking Down on Sales of Pet Food Containing Hemp

It’s a growing trend: hemp for pets. But it could soon be harder to find. Utah’s Department of Agriculture and Food announced Wednesday it had issued warnings to more than two dozen businesses, asking them to stop manufacturing and selling adulterated or misbranded commercial feed.

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OLCC Rules Adjusted for Pesticide Testing of Usable Marijuana

PORTLAND, Ore., Aug. 30, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — Beginning today, August 30, 2017, every batch of usable marijuana (flower and leaves) must be tested directly for pesticides according to the Oregon Health Authority’s testing rules in order to be compliant. This includes untested product that was collected for sampling prior to August 30.

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Better Know a Marijuana Stock: Cronos Group

Whereas most weed businesses are working harder than ever to increase their grow capacity, Cronos Group is a company that’s trying to work smarter. Based in Canada, Cronos Group is an investment firm that primarily invests in Canadian-based pot companies involved in Canada’s medical-marijuana industry.

Why California May Ban Cannabis Packaging That Appeals to Kids

Why California May Ban Cannabis Packaging That Appeals to Kids

As California gears up for the sale of recreational cannabis, lawmakers are still concerned about cannabis packaging that could appeal to minors. On Aug. 24, 2017, state lawmakers sent Gov. Jerry Brown Senate Bill 663, a bill intended to thwart edibles from being marketed to adolescents, as reported by the Los Angeles Times. Crafted by

Want Access to California's Top Marijuana Officials? It Could Cost Big Bucks

Want Access to California’s Top Marijuana Officials? It Could Cost Big Bucks

Today, investors are licking their chops over the prospect of a “green rush” when recreational retailers and weed makers are allowed to open for business Jan. 1.

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Willie’s Reserve Legendary Cannabis Stash Launches in Oregon

PORTLAND, Ore., Aug. 11, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — Longtime marijuana advocate and award-winning musician, actor and author Willie Nelson announces his legendary cannabis stash, Willie’s Reserve, is ready to enjoy in the state of Oregon.

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