Recreational Marijuana News

Regulator: Massachusetts to begin recreational cannabis sales within two weeks

A top marijuana regulator in Massachusetts said adult-use sales are expected to begin within two weeks – four months after the targeted July 1 launch of the state’s recreational cannabis market. According to the Boston Business Journal, Massachusetts Cannabis Control Commission Chairman Steve Hoffman said the state is in the process of giving the final […]

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Unlicensed L.A. marijuana retailer arrested; hundreds of pounds of MJ seized

The owner and six employees of an unlicensed cannabis store in Los Angeles were arrested and charged with misdemeanors, according to the California Bureau of Cannabis Control (BCC). The shop, One Stop Healers, was the subject of a search warrant served by the BCC and the Department of Consumer Affairs’ Division of Investigation-Cannabis Enforcement Unit. […]

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Oregon authorities conduct raids of multiple illegal marijuana grows

Underlining the black-market and oversupply issues currently facing licensed cannabis businesses in Oregon, law enforcement authorities in the central region of the state say they confiscated 800 pounds of cannabis flower and 50 pounds of concentrate, which led to the discovery of illegal MJ-producing sites in the region. Police found illicit grows in Sisters, Redmond […]

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Boost your bottom line with specialty infused cannabis products

It wouldn’t be fall without pumpkin spice, winter without peppermint, spring without strawberries or summer without lemonade.

Marijuana-infused product manufacturers know this, and they’re capitalizing on popular demand among consumers to shake up their product lines with seasonal or limited-release products.

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Judge dismisses Oregon lawsuit aimed at overturning state marijuana legalization

A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit filed by Josephine County against the state of Oregon over legalized cannabis. The suit, filed in April, contended the federal law that prohibits marijuana pre-empts Oregon’s law legalizing cannabis for commercial sales. U.S. District Court Judge Michael McShane earlier this week signed a formal order dismissing the lawsuit, […]

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Week in Review: Arizona AG ditches anti-hashish stance, MMJ gains in NJ-PA & CA updates proposed cannabis rules

Arizona’s attorney general abandons his bid to make medical cannabis hashish illegal, New Jersey and Pennsylvania report sizable gains in their MMJ patient populations, and California releases its latest draft of permanent rules for the cannabis industry. Here’s a closer look at some notable developments in the cannabis industry this week. Arizona high court likely […]

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Marijuana company 4Front completes $31 million raise to fund acquisitions, expansion

Multistate cannabis operator 4Front Holdings, which plans to go public in Canada, raised $31 million in a private placement of equity securities – more than double the initial offering of $15 million, according to a news release from the company. Phoenix-based 4Front plans to use the proceeds to invest in “top-tier talent,” acquisitions and the […]

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Growers: Western marijuana prices are down amid strong harvest, despite high demand

The marijuana harvest is underway and growers in several western states are reporting a bumper crop, but it’s coming at a time when supplies already are abundant and MJ prices are falling by double-digit percentages in some markets. Growers in five states with medical and recreational cannabis markets also report that consumer demand is strong. But […]

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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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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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CA busts on illegal marijuana operations continue: Thousands more plants seized

More enforcement actions indicate that state and local authorities in California continue to step up efforts to crack down on black-market cannabis operations, a development that could help licensed businesses that have long complained that illicit operators undercut their sales. Here’s a roundup of some of the latest enforcement news from California: Detectives with the […]

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