Infused Products & Extraction

California AG Says State Recreational Sales Inevitable

California Attorney General Kamala Harris, who plans to make a run for a U.S. Senate seat, said she believes the legalization of recreational marijuana in the state is inevitable and that lawmakers must be diligent in crafting laws to regulate the industry. California isn’t exactly known for having a well-regulated cannabis industry, so legislators will […]

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Michigan Dispensary, Edibles Bills Back on Table

Michigan legislators are reviving bills that were shot down last year covering dispensaries, medical marijuana edibles and topicals. Lawmakers behind the bills say the state needs clear rules and regulations concerning “provisioning centers” – or dispensaries – where patients can get medical cannabis, according to the Detroit News. Under one measure, dispensaries would be subject […]

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Chart of the Week: Monthly Medical, Recreational Marijuana Sales in Colorado

By Marijuana Business Daily staff So much for initial concerns that recreational cannabis would end up being a novelty. The rec industry had a meteoric rise in Colorado, with sales matching and then surpassing medical marijuana revenues in the second half of 2014. All told, the rec industry topped MMJ sales in three months of […]

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CO Report on Impact of Marijuana Use Could Hurt MJ Industry

A 188-page report issued in Colorado that highlights the negative health effects of marijuana use could give anti-cannabis groups fodder to oppose legalization and the MJ industry itself. The report – spearheaded by a panel of doctors under a directive from state lawmakers – says that marijuana impairs memory, may increase psychotic disorders in children […]

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VT Lawmakers Ponder Stricter Edibles Rules

Edibles producers in Vermont may soon have to invest in a host of upgrades to their products and processes, which could prove costly and time consuming. State policymakers are considering a bill that would implement new rules on medical marijuana edibles, including requirements that such products use child-resistant packaging and feature dosing information on labels, […]

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CO Rec Stores Unloading Edibles Inventory

In advance of new regulations for infused products in Colorado, many recreational stores in the state are slashing prices on edibles to avoid having to destroy them in a few days. One shop, for example, is selling a Dixie Elixirs infused drink that normally retails at $22.50 for just $7, according to the Cannabist. Starting […]

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Pennsylvania MMJ Efforts Get Big Boost from Governor

The chances that Pennsylvania could become one of the next states to legalize medical marijuana improved markedly this week. Gov. Tom Wolf (pictured), who took office this month, has come out in support of MMJ, saying he will sign a bill to legalize medical marijuana if it passes the state Legislature. That’s a big departure […]

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Plan to Open 1st Alaska ‘Dispensary’ Draws Criticism

The former TV reporter who generated controversy last fall when she quit her job on-air to support Alaska’s recreational marijuana legalization effort is at it again. Charlo Greene plans to open a pseudo-dispensary in downtown Anchorage on Feb. 24, the day rec possession and consumption formally become legal in the state, according to the Alaska […]

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California Tribe Inks MMJ Deal

It’s official: Native Americans are getting into the marijuana industry. The Pinoleville Pomo Nation announced that it has solidified a deal with FoxBarry Development Company to build a 90,000 square foot indoor cultivation center for medical marijuana on its land north of San Francisco, in Mendocino County. Construction is slated to begin next month, and operations […]

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1,600+ Applicants for 10 Rec Licenses in Colorado County

How popular is the marijuana business in Colorado? Here’s one indication: A single county that plans on issuing a total of 10 business licenses received roughly 1,608 applications in a three-week period in January. Adams County officials accepted applications between Jan. 2 and 22 for three retail marijuana shops, three cultivation facilities, three infused products […]

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Report: Cannabis Sales Rise 74% in 2014

Medical and recreational marijuana sales jumped 74% last year to hit $2.7 billion compared with roughly $1.5 billion in 2013, ranking cannabis as the fastest-growing industry in the United States, according to a new report. The study estimates that sales will grow another 32% in 2015 and hit $11 billion annually by 2019, the Huffington […]

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