Recreational Marijuana News

1,000-2,000 New Marijuana Jobs in Colorado

Colorado’s cannabis industry has added roughly 1,000 to 2,000 new jobs since recreational sales began on Jan. 1, according to a local industry organization. The Marijuana Industry Group (MIG) estimates that 10,000 workers in the state are directly involved with cannabis, with 10% to 20% of them joining the industry in the last five months. […]

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30% Sales Surge for CO Recreational Marijuana Stores

Recreational marijuana stores in Colorado racked up $19.6 million in sales during March, an increase of nearly 30% over the previous month, according to the latest tax figures from the state. Marijuana and infused products accounted for $19 million of that total, with the rest tied to ancillary products such as paraphernalia. Colorado’s retail cannabis […]

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New Edibles Regulations Possible in Colorado

Several high-profile incidents involving edibles in Colorado could lead to changes in regulations covering infused products. The state has set up a working group that will meet Wednesday to “discuss and consider reasonable amounts of active THC in retail marijuana products in proportion to product serving size” as well as packaging requirements. Colorado’s revenue department […]

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Week in Review: Smooth Sailing in Colorado on 4/20 Just What Rec Cannabis Industry Needed

By Chris Walsh Colorado passed another crucial cannabis test last weekend, and it couldn’t have come at a better time for the state’s fledgling recreational marijuana industry. The annual 4/20 holiday went relatively smoothly in the first state to legalize recreational marijuana. Not necessarily from an operational standpoint – long lines at the Cannabis Cup […]

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Lottery for Rec Licenses Underway in Washington

Washington State is holding a lottery this week to determine who can sell recreational cannabis via retail shops, representing a significant step forward for its fledgling marijuana program. Officials will grant up to 334 licenses for locations across the state, with specific caps on the number of stores allowed in each city. More than 2,000 […]

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Capitalizing on 4/20: Preparation, Promotions Key for Cannabis Businesses

By Fred Dreier Marijuana business owners across the country are gearing up for the industry’s biggest sales event of the year: 4/20. Dispensaries can generate three to four times their daily revenue totals on April 20 – the cannabis equivalent of Black Friday for traditional retailers – and the days leading up to it, while […]

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DOJ Chief ‘Cautiously Optimistic’ About Rec Cannabis Programs

The nation’s top law enforcement official said he is encouraged by Colorado and Washington State’s handling of recreational marijuana so far but stressed that the government is ready to crack down if oversight is lax or businesses break the rules. “So far, I’m cautiously optimistic,” United States Attorney General Eric Holder told The Huffington Post […]

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