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Chart: Record first month of recreational marijuana sales in Nevada

By Eli McVey Nevada’s recreational marijuana industry is off to a blistering start, with early sales far surpassing the totals other adult-use markets posted their first few weeks. The development highlights how different approaches to the rollout of recreational marijuana – as well as unique market dynamics – can greatly influence early sales.

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Hemp State Highlight: North Carolina puts out big welcome mat for hemp industry

By Kristen Nichols

Dozens of states are slowly experimenting with industrial hemp cultivation and processing, authorizing limited tests through land-grant universities. Not North Carolina.

North Carolina has gone all in on hemp, which state officials see as a natural fit for an economy once dominated by tobacco farming and textile manufacturing.

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Possible repeal of 280E for marijuana businesses: Q&A with Rep. Carlos Curbelo

By John Schroyer

The 280E section of the federal tax code has been the bane of law-abiding cannabis businesses for years because it typically results in plant-touching companies paying enormous tax bills to the IRS.

But that could change, perhaps even this year, if Congress were to pass the Small Business Tax Equity Act.

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Alberta’s rec cannabis blueprint leaves door open to private retailers, MJ clubs and lounges

By Matt Lamers

Alberta’s proposed framework to regulate marijuana leaves open the possibility private companies could sell adult-use products, a move that would be a boon for businesses wanting to participate in the province’s retail sector.

The provincial government also signaled it is open to marijuana cafes and lounges, which would provide more opportunities for entrepreneurs.

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Out-of-state companies making a run for Ohio’s medical marijuana licenses

By Bart Schaneman Out-of-state medical cannabis companies are jumping into the nascent Ohio market because the state lacks a residency requirement for business owners. While a majority of the applicants are listed as Ohio-based companies, at least a dozen either have an out-of-state business address or are connected to companies based elsewhere.

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Pennsylvania medical marijuana program on track, but legal issues loom

By Bart Schaneman

Pennsylvania’s developing medical marijuana market appears to be progressing on schedule.

Industry watchers expect seeds to be in the ground ahead of the Dec. 20 deadline, six months after 12 grower/processor licenses and 27 dispensary permits were issued. But a pair of legal issues could gum up the works.

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Week in Review: CBD trademark suit, Vermont’s fifth MMJ licensee & DEA chief quitting

By Kristen Nichols, Bart Schaneman and John Schroyer  Actress Jessica Alba files a trademark infringement lawsuit against a CBD supplements company, Vermont awards its fifth medical marijuana business license, and DEA chief Chuck Rosenberg is leaving his post. Here’s a closer look at some notable developments in the marijuana industry over the past week.

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