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Photos from Canada’s historic first day of recreational cannabis legalization

Canada’s landmark day of legal recreational marijuana sales was a success for many companies and key industry players who had businesses operational in time for the overwhelming turnout of consumers on Oct. 17. Here is a selection of photos from across Canada as it became the first major industrialized nation to launch a recreational cannabis market.

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Southern California recreational cannabis firms struggle with product shortages, licensing and black market

“Growing pains” is an understatement to describe Southern California’s tumultuous recreational marijuana marketplace. New regulations that took effect July 1 are rattling what was already a turbulent part of the California MJ industry. The industry there also is suffering from product shortages, slow license approvals and a thriving black market. Moreover, Southern California adult-use cannabis businesses […]

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Canada’s Landmark Day: Country launches industrialized world’s first recreational cannabis market

Marijuana Business Daily reporters were on the ground in Canada, providing live coverage of the nation’s historic launch of its recreational cannabis market. Our staff filed updates throughout the day, providing you a front-row seat for the opening of recreational shops and to get insights on sales, challenges, successes and breaking news from the largest country […]

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Full financial effect of Canada’s recreational marijuana ‘soft launch’ may be years away

When Canada becomes the first Group of Seven country to legalize recreational cannabis on Wednesday, market observers say it will amount to a “soft launch,” with the full financial effect of this multibillion-dollar industry still years from being realized. The early months will be marked by a small number of stores, limited product selection and […]

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Ahead of Canada’s big day, forecast for cannabis industry gets a boost

On the eve of Canada’s historic launch of its recreational marijuana program, the global cannabis industry appears poised for explosive growth thanks to the confluence of a host of market developments. “The well-capitalized cannabis industry has been evolving rapidly and looks to address a far larger (market) than we had originally forecast,” Wall Street analyst […]

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Chart: The days of CBD-only stores may be numbered

While hemp and marijuana may be close relatives, most hemp-derived CBD retailers don’t sell the products alongside medical cannabis. But as state laws around cannabidiol continue to change, stand-alone CBD stores may become a relic. According to estimates from Hemp Industry Daily in the 2018 Hemp & CBD Industry Factbook, CBD sales in the U.S. are expected to […]

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