Recreational Marijuana News

Denver Appoints Marijuana Policy Director

America’s marijuana capital has a new cannabis czar. Denver Mayor Michael Hancock has appointed Ashley R. Kilroy as the city’s executive director of marijuana policy for the city and county. According to a press release put out by the city, Kilroy will recommend, administer and implement medical and retail marijuana policies for Denver, overseeing all […]

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Recreational Countdown: Pricing Cannabis for New Market Fraught With Challenges

The first state-licensed recreational marijuana shops in the nation face a difficult task: Set prices for an uncharted market. All signs point to huge demand and extremely limited supply when retail marijuana sales begin Jan. 1 in Colorado. But no one really knows how many consumers will buy recreational marijuana, how much they’ll pay for […]

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Report: WA Cannabis Consumption Double Initial Predictions

A study commissioned by the Washington State Liquor Control Board has found that the state’s marijuana consumption for 2013 is approximately double the amount regulators predicted. The study, conducted by the RAND Corporation, found that total marijuana use in the state was approximately 175 metric tons (approximately 6.2 million ounces). The number is more than […]

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Recreational Countdown: Severe Marijuana Shortage Possible in Colorado

When the flood gates open for Colorado’s recreational marijuana industry on Jan. 1, will there be enough inventory on hand to satisfy the rush of new customers? Many in the industry say no. The reason: Colorado cultivators are already operating at or near capacity in the current medical marijuana market and cannot ramp up production […]

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Backlog in CO Cannabis Employee Licensing

Complications with Colorado’s recreational marijuana program continue. Only this time, would-be employees of retail cannabis shops are running into issues – and that could cause problems for marijuana businesses. Recreational marijuana stores must ensure all of their employees are licensed with the state before opening when adult-use sales begin next month. So dozens and sometimes […]

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Home-Grow Reversal a Mixed Bag for WA Cannabusinesses

Washington medical marijuana patients might be able to grow cannabis at home when recreational sales begin after all, a move that could shake up the expected market for retail shops. The state Liquor Control Board has signaled it will officially recommend that MMJ patients continue to be able to cultivate their own cannabis, rejecting proposals […]

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Recreational Countdown: Tracking System at Heart of Colorado Marijuana Enforcement

Colorado’s top marijuana cop has a simple message for the local cannabis industry: study up on the state’s new inventory tracking system, because it could save your business and keep regulators off your back. “There is no substitute for being a student of [the system] and the other regulations,” said Lewis Koski, chief investigator for […]

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NY Marijuana Bill Could Generate $1.5B in Big Apple

Forget medical marijuana. A New York lawmaker wants to skip MMJ entirely and head straight for the legalization of recreational cannabis. On Wednesday, state Sen. Liz Krueger introduced a proposal to legalize and tax marijuana for adults 21 and over – a move that one official predicted would generate well over $1.5 billion in New […]

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Uruguay 1st country to legalize marijuana

Lawmakers in Uruguay voted to legalize and regulate marijuana this week, making it the most progressive country in the world when it comes to cannabis regulation. It is now the only country in the world to legalize the whole chain of marijuana production and sale, from growing the plant to buying and selling its flowers. […]

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Delays in CO Tied to Inventory Tracking System

Cannabis dispensaries in Colorado have been slow to utilize the state-mandated inventory tracking system, complaining that it’s difficult to implement. As a result, several businesses told Marijuana Business Daily that they will have to push back their transition to the recreational cannabis market by several weeks. Retail marijuana sales are scheduled to begin in Colorado […]

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55% Favor Marijuana Legalization in California

The majority of Californians now favor legalizing marijuana for the first time ever, according to a new Field Poll. The survey, which includes responses from 1,002 registered Californian voters between Nov. 14 and Dec. 5, found that 55% now favor legalization. Just 31% said they support strict enforcement of the current laws or the passing […]

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Denver Launches Marijuana Info Website

The city of Denver has launched a new cannabis website ahead of Jan. 1, when licensed stores can begin selling marijuana to adults. The site – www.MarijuanaInfoDenver.org – provides regulatory and legal information as well as links to additional resources. It targets everyone from existing businesses, property owners and entrepreneurs looking to get involved in […]

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