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Canadian cannabis legalization

Canadian Marijuana Legalization: The Good, The Bad And The Ugly

Once upon a time, Canada’s black market and Northern California’s Emerald Triangle made up the largest chunk of the cannabis consumed in North America. BC bud, as it was then commonly known, was the most sought-after marijuana product in Canada and the US. Grown indoors and outdoors in British Columbia, fortunes were easily made in […]

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California cannabis

Illegal Dealers Are Finding Their Niche In Legal Marijuana States

Pro-cannabis advocates for years have pitched legalized marijuana as a means to the end of the black market. As the plant is taken out of the shadows and put into the hands of licensed vendors under stringent state regulations, advocates say that having trusted outlets to legally purchase cannabis will effectively eliminate the need for […]

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cannabis arrests

Cannabis Code of Ethics 101: Why You Should Never Talk To The Cops

It pains me to admit that within the cannabis industry, I’ve seen people do many terrible things to one another. Until the arrival of statewide and nationwide legalization, such as that of California and Canada, our industry was an unregulated anarchist black market, attracting a high percentage of reckless people who don’t play by any […]

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Pot Price Drop? What’s Behind The Varied Cost Of Your Weed?

Despite regulations having been passed and gleaming new licensed retail operations springing up all over the country, California in particular has been supporting the illegal cannabis trade for many states that still operate under prohibition laws. According to a study conducted by the Department of Food and Agriculture, in 2016 (the most recent year for […]

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cannabis delivery

Black Market Dealers Are Scamming The Cannabis Delivery System — How Are Police, Dispensaries Fighting Back?

A service some cannabis-legal states have offered as a luxury to both medical marijuana patients and recreational buyers alike is having some unintended consequences in helping the black market flourish, according to cannabis industry business owners and government authorities. Andrew Jolley, owner of The+Source dispensaries in the Las Vegas Valley, says he and several other […]

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