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Cannabis Innovation, Investments And Business Soar In Canada’s Newly Legal Market

On October 17, Canada became the world’s first industrialized nation to legalize cannabis for recreational use, and only the second nation, after Uruguay, across the globe to do so. Industry experts say last month’s historic event is a forerunner of more widespread cannabis expansion to come, including in the United States, and subsequently, several other […]

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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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As Nevada Thrives After One Year Of Recreational Cannabis Sales, Massachusetts Still Waits To Launch

Both Massachusetts and Nevada voted to legalize recreational sales of cannabis in November 2016. Twelve months after the first retail marijuana stores began sales in Nevada, the state’s 61 dispensaries are on pace to sell upward of $410 million in cannabis products. The Nevada tax department has taken in more than $55 million in revenue […]

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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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Black Friday, Cyber Monday “Up There With 4/20” As Holiday Sales Boost Cannabis Industry.

Marijuana dispensary owners in Colorado, Washington and Oregon are all too familiar with the rush of eager customers that waltz through their doors on April 20 of each year. That date, now synonymous with the plant, has traditionally resulted in most dispensaries’ highest 24-hour sales figures of the year. But as the legal cannabis industry […]

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Higher Education: Legal Cannabis Sales Boost Low-Ranking States. Here’s How This Helps Growers, Too

Before cannabis legalization, Anchorage dispensary manager Mark Engel never eclipsed more than 50 patients on even his best business days. Since recreational sales became legal in Alaska in October 2016, Engel routinely serves more than 700 customers at Alaskan Leaf dispensary. He’s neared the 1,500 mark on popular days of cannabis use, like April 20. […]

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