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Four takeaways as Big Alcohol makes another foray into Canada’s cannabis market

Industry observers have predicted more moves by Big Alcohol into the Canadian marijuana market. And that business forecast continues to prove on point with the groundbreaking announcement that North America’s largest wine and spirits distribution company signed an agreement to become the exclusive product distributor for one of Canada’s largest licensed cannabis producers. Under the agreement, […]

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Chart: Colorado recreational marijuana sales boom in month of March

Recreational marijuana sales in Colorado eclipsed $105 million in March 2018, the highest monthly total for adult-use sales in the program’s history. The record-breaking month is part of a broader, seasonal trend playing out in Colorado’s rec market, where sales have consistently spiked in early spring, midsummer and around holidays. Seasonal sales trends are common […]

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Powerful congressional panel puts medical marijuana protections in federal budget

In a historic maneuver that signifies growing support in Washington DC for medical marijuana, a key congressional committee voted Thursday to continue to protect lawful state MMJ programs from federal interference or prosecution. The House Appropriations Committee approved, by a bipartisan voice vote, an amendment by Rep. David Joyce, an Ohio Republican and former prosecutor, […]

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Lawsuit alleges California cannabis tech firm Eaze broke US law with marketing solicitations

One of the biggest facilitators of marijuana deliveries in California faces a possible class-action lawsuit that one Bay Area attorney says could threaten the company’s existence. Farrah Williams, of San Diego, filed suit against San Francisco-based Eaze Solutions on May 2, alleging the delivery business violated federal law by spamming her and other customers with unsolicited text-message […]

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Four marijuana firms to form multinational company, continuing industry consolidation

Consolidation continued in the cannabis industry Tuesday, with four major marijuana businesses from the United States and Canada merging to launch a multinational company with combined revenue forecast to total more than $200 million next year.

Operating under the name Tilt Holdings, the new companies will include the combined operations of Baker Technologies, Sea Hunter, Briteside and Santa Veritas Therapeutics, according to a news release.

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Chart: Putting the $55 billion US retail cannabis market in perspective

With revenue of $5.8 billion-$6.6 billion, sales of legal recreational and medical cannabis in the United States in 2017 topped those of Oreos and organic produce combined. The data – published in the newly released Marijuana Business Factbook – illustrates how quickly the legal U.S. marijuana industry has grown. It now rivals Americans’ collective spending on […]

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Week in Review: Marijuana vs. alcohol, CA’s lagging cannabis tax revenue & Utah MMJ ally

State-legal cannabis users consume less liquor and medications, according to a report, California isn’t fetching as much marijuana tax revenue as anticipated, and Utah’s MMJ campaign gains a key supporter. Here’s a closer look at some notable developments in the cannabis industry over the past week. Untapped market A study showing that recreational cannabis consumers […]

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