Recreational Marijuana News

Is Massachusetts adult-use marijuana market being propped up by New Yorkers?

Customers making the trek from nearby New York are responsible for as much as 50% of recreational marijuana sales so far in Massachusetts, according to reporting by Crain’s New York Business. In Great Barrington, a town on Massachusetts’ western edge that’s only a one-hour drive from Albany and less than three hours from New York City, Theory […]

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Hearing begins for Nevada marijuana businesses claiming state licensing bias

Attorneys for dozens of Nevada marijuana businesses began a multiday hearing before a judge they’re asking to temporarily freeze new dispensary licenses in the state’s booming recreational cannabis market. MJ firms that lost bids for new licenses in December are challenging the criteria and personnel the state used to score the 462 applications for 61 […]

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Smaller California marijuana farmers form co-ops to save on costs, compete with large growers

As corporate cultivation operations in California continue to expand, small cannabis growers in the Golden State are banding together to develop cooperatives in an attempt to gain a competitive edge against their large-scale rivals. Co-ops present pros and cons for smaller marijuana growers. But those who are making the move point to these factors: By […]

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Marijuana industry veteran Ean Seeb tapped to lead Colorado’s MJ policy

Colorado Gov. Jared Polis selected cannabis industry veteran Ean Seeb to lead the state’s cannabis policy. Seeb was co-owner of one of Denver’s original cannabis retailers, Denver Relief, before it was sold. He also was co-founder of Denver Relief Consulting and twice served as chair of the National Cannabis Industry Association. Seeb doesn’t have an […]

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Adult use in NJ a no-go for now, AR medical cannabis sales launch, new states allow edibles & more

New Jersey legislators abandon their current efforts to legalize recreational cannabis, Arkansas finally sees its first medical marijuana sales, MJ-infused edibles expand into new states – plus other important news from around the industry.   No-go in NJ Garden State lawmakers conceded that legalizing adult-use marijuana isn’t going to happen via a legislative move in the […]

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Cannabis firm Indus acquires multistate concentrate, vaporizer brand for $20M

California marijuana supplier Indus Holdings expanded its operations to Nevada and Oregon by signing an agreement to acquire the assets of W The Brand, a manufacturer and distributor of marijuana concentrates, cartridges and disposable pens, for $20 million in stock and cash. Here’s what you need to know: Salinas-based Indus will gain a 24,000-square-foot cultivation […]

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