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Challenges – and controversy – swirl around marijuana social equity programs in California

In a bid to reverse the fallout from the war on drugs, California is hoping to bring more minorities and economically disadvantaged individuals into the state’s cannabis industry through so-called social equity programs. The new initiatives are generating high hopes among supporters – and harsh criticism from marijuana industry insiders who believe the programs have […]

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The entourage effect: Is it a legitimate theory worth marketing by cannabis companies?

Many marijuana and terpene enthusiasts believe the unique effects of individual plants are the result of different cannabinoids – most notably THC – working in concert with other cannabinoids and terpenes. They call it the “entourage effect,” and some cannabis businesses have increasingly paid attention to it as a unique way to market and sell […]

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Chart: Dozens of marijuana licenses at risk after Oregon inspections

More than a quarter of Oregon’s outdoor recreational marijuana producers had deficiencies or potential compliance violations in their harvest processes, according to the results of Operation Good Harvest – the state’s effort to observe and inspect the 2018 outdoor cannabis harvest. Of the 354 licensed outdoor recreational grow sites inspected by the Oregon Liquor Control […]

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Hundreds of marijuana grower opportunities could result from this California county’s election

Amid this month’s election hubbub, one Northern California county’s vote tally opened the door to potentially hundreds of marijuana growers entering the state’s legal cannabis market. In rural Calaveras County – which enacted a commercial MJ cultivation ban in January – two candidates beat out anti-marijuana officials on the five-member county board of supervisors, making the repeal […]

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Chart: Another record-setting year for MJBizCon mirrors massive marijuana business potential

MJBizCon, which is hosted by Marijuana Business Daily, continues to smash attendance records amid strong, ongoing growth in the cannabis industry, solidifying its position as one of the fastest-growing trade shows in the nation.

This year’s conference attracted more than 27,000 cannabis professionals to the Las Vegas Convention Center, a record for the event and the marijuana industry.

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Week in Review: OR cannabis firms owe the tax man, Ohio nears MMJ sales & some MI cities ban rec businesses

Oregon cannabis businesses fall behind on their tax obligations, Ohio inches closer to launching its tardy medical marijuana program, and some Michigan cities are prohibiting adult-use MJ companies. Here’s a closer look at some notable developments in the marijuana industry this week. Oregon tax crunch Oregon marijuana businesses may owe the state up to $15.7 […]

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Proposed rule changes could have big impact on California’s cannabis businesses

The newest draft of California’s permanent marijuana business regulations could, if adopted, produce financial fallout and a licensing logjam for a variety of cannabis companies – from edibles makers and retailers to delivery businesses and growers. In particular, the proposed rules – released last month by state regulators – could: Shrink the revenues of companies […]

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