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State Marijuana Regulators Move to The Private Sector

State Marijuana Regulators Move to The Private Sector

State Marijuana Regulators Move to The Private Sector

Some state officials who were tasked with regulating legal marijuana have moved to private sector jobs like consulting and lobbying, according to The Hill. Andrew Freedman and Lewis Koski, former marijuana regulators in Colorado’s state government, are now consultants for state and local governments looking for help with regulations.

Marijuana Prices Fell in 2016 as Growers Saturated The Market

Marijuana Prices Fell in 2016 as Growers Saturated The Market

Now that marijuana is legal in several states, prices are falling, and that is changing the marketplace, according to Forbes.com. “Wholesale marijuana prices declined in 2016 from $2,500 to $1,000 per pound, with some dispensaries offering recreational ounces as low as $65 on CannaSaver.com,” Brian Shapiro, Chief Executive Officer of CannaSaver, said.

Since Legalization in Washington State, Fewer Teens Perceive Marijuana as Harmful

Since Legalization in Washington State, Fewer Teens Perceive Pot as Harmful

A new study released in JAMA Pediatrics reveals younger teenagers in Washington state have a decreased perception of marijuana’s harmfulness and an increased likelihood of use, mirroring national trends. “Across the country there has been a decreased perception of risk and an increase in marijuana use among adolescents,” Magdalena Cerda, lead author of the study, said.

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Legalized Recreational Marijuana Brings Decrease in Medicinal Pot Applications

A new study from GreenWave Advisors reveals a drop in medical-marijuana applications in states where marijuana has been legalized or soon could be, according to Forbes.com. In three states where recreational marijuana has been legalized—Colorado, Oregon, and Washington, D.C.—the number of patients seeking official medical marijuana certification has dropped.

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Musician Brendan Hill Creates a Unique Way To Sell Recreational Pot

Brendan Hill, drummer for Blues Traveler, has created a unique way to sell recreational marijuana in Bainbridge Island, Wash., according to an Aug. 24, 2016, article at Forbes.com. A little more than a year ago, Hill opened Paper & Leaf, tagged as “Bainbridge Island’s first and ONLY premier recreational cannabis boutique.”

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Rule Change May Permit Out-of-State Financing in Washington State

The Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board is considering rule changes that would allow more out-of-state financing in Washington’s cannabis industry. If adopted, the changes could go into effect as early as March 24.

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Washington Law Makes Pot Possession a Felony For Minors

When Washington State legalized recreational marijuana, supporters had hoped that legalization would free law enforcement up to focus on more important crimes, like murder or theft. But unfortunately for marijuana supporters, that dream may remain unsubstantiated as a new law allows police to jail minors.


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