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Chart: California recreational marijuana sales set to begin in limited number of stores

Recreational cannabis sales officially begin in California today, but fewer than 100 adult-use retail licenses have been issued throughout the state – which may lead to long lines and supply issues for the rec stores able to open their doors on New Year’s Day. California’s Bureau of Cannabis Control – the agency overseeing the licensing process for […]

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Year in Review: Top 10 stories in the marijuana industry from 2017

It was a lung-busting 2017 for the North American cannabis industry, with marijuana executives stateside holding their collective breath wondering whether the new Trump administration would crack down on legal MJ businesses. Amid the uncertainty, Nevada’s new recreational marijuana industry opened in July with skyrocketing sales, while government officials and regulators in California and Canada […]

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Week in Review: Marijuana fund raises, more Maryland dispensaries & Alaska edibles maker shut down

Two ancillary marijuana companies announce huge fund raises, Maryland approves 12 more medical cannabis dispensaries, and Alaska regulators shut down an edibles company. Here’s a closer look at some notable developments in the marijuana industry over the past week. Sign of the times? Significant capital raises by a pair of cannabis-focused technology companies portend what […]

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Sweet Leaf raids highlight need for clarity in Colorado’s marijuana enforcement regulations

The arrests of 13 budtenders at one of Colorado’s largest marijuana retail chains last week exposed a hole in the state’s regulations for recreational cannabis sales. The rules stipulate that a retail cannabis store can’t sell more than 1 ounce in a single transaction. But marijuana-focused legal experts say the law doesn’t spell out how much can […]

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Berkeley Patients Group’s journey: Prepping for California’s recreational marijuana launch

California’s conversion from a two-decades-old medical cannabis gray market to a regulated marijuana industry isn’t going to be easy for companies that are set in the ways they’ve been doing business for years.

In fact, it’s probably going to be downright painful, considering the extra expenses required to become fully compliant and obtain all the necessary permits.

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Will wholesale cannabis slide to $500 a pound in California’s regulated recreational market?

The heyday for marijuana cultivators in California is on borrowed time. The Golden State’s licensed recreational cannabis market begins in January, and some industry watchers expect the average price of wholesale cannabis to pass the red line of $500 a pound. The price likely won’t drop immediately because the initial wholesale supply will be limited. And that will […]

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Chart: Regulatory framework in place for Michigan medical marijuana businesses

With applications released and emergency regulations in place, prospective entrepreneurs have begun applying for MMJ business licenses in Michigan – the second-largest MMJ market in the nation.

Through a trio of bills passed in 2016, Michigan finally established a regulatory framework to govern its longstanding medical marijuana industry, which has existed under a patchwork of local regulations since a 2013 state Supreme Court ruling deemed dispensaries illegal.

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Tripp Keber resigns as CEO of marijuana edibles powerhouse Dixie Brands for new role

One of the more colorful and well-known executives in the marijuana industry is handing over the reins of the Denver company he helped transform into an edibles powerhouse with national reach.

Tripp Keber, the co-founder and CEO of Dixie Brands, resigned from the company Friday afternoon, effective immediately, to assume a new role in the marijuana industry.

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