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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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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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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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It’s 420, And We Mean Business: Top Tips For Embarking On Your Exciting New Cannabis Career

When first I read that BigMike Straumietis is creating The Next Marijuana Millionaire™ reality competition show to help some lucky person become the next cannabis success story, I was inspired to share what I know about starting, planning, and ultimately succeeding in the cannabiz world. I’ve been mostly a black-market cannabis business entrepreneur, but I’ve […]

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Outrage In The Netherlands: Top Officials Manipulated Cannabis Research To Halt Legalization

If you thought cannabis legalization in the Netherlands was a free and easy nonevent, you best think again. In 2015, Dutch TV journalist Bas Haan reported on a secret deal between a hash dealer and the Dutch Ministry of Justice and Security. This shock exposé forced then-Minister Ivo Opstelten, a member of the conservative People’s […]

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Paraguay Medical Marijuana Bill

Is Paraguay’s New Medical Marijuana Bill Enough To Impact South America’s Largest Black-Market Producer?

In early December, Paraguay became the seventh Latin American nation to legalize medical marijuana. The Congress of Paraguay passed a bill December 5 that allows for the importation of seeds, the cultivation of plants for medical use and scientific research, and the creation of a national program in aid of research. Since the bill has […]

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Pot Prices Plunge: As Cannabis Legalization Spreads, The Price Continues To Plummet. What Does It Mean?

Whether it’s oil, cotton or tomatoes, every product experiences fluctuations in price that can have dire consequences for its industry — though rarely do we see an item with as unstable a price point as the modern (legal) marijuana market. When Westword first covered the legal sale of recreational marijuana in Denver back in 2014, […]

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