California report shows ramped-up crackdown on illicit marijuana operators

California’s top cannabis regulator has boosted and improved enforcement of illicit marijuana operations the past two years, according to newly released data.

Law enforcement: Thousands of illicit medical cannabis operators in Oklahoma

Oklahoma’s medical cannabis market, which surged amid limited regulatory restrictions and enforcement, now has a serious problem with unlicensed operators.

Canada’s legal cannabis market winning over illicit consumers, survey suggests

More Canadians than ever are purchasing cannabis primarily from regulated suppliers instead of illicit ones, according to the Canadian government’s annual Cannabis Survey.

New York rolls out plan to differentiate cannabis licensees from illicit operators

In an effort to distinguish between licensed and illicit cannabis operators in New York, Gov. Kathy Hochul unveiled a verification placard for legal adult-use stores to post on their windows.

Michigan regulators vow to crack down on illicit marijuana in licensed market

Michigan is homing in on illicit marijuana being sold via legal channels after steady complaints from the licensed industry.

Ontario cannabis retail regulator warns stores against selling to illicit operators

The cannabis retail regulator in Ontario, Canada, is warning licensed retailers against selling their inventory to “unlicensed third parties upon the closure of the store.”

Oregon law enforcement seizes 10,000 pounds of illicit-market cannabis

Law enforcement in southern Oregon seized 10,000 pounds of illicit-market cannabis as part of broader efforts to crack down on illegal growers in that part of the state.

Fewer British Columbia cannabis users buying from illicit stores, survey shows

Significantly fewer cannabis consumers in the Canadian province of British Columbia report buying marijuana from unlicensed stores since legalization, according to a new survey.

New York regulators identify 52 allegedly illicit marijuana shops

New York regulators publicly identified the 52 allegedly illicit marijuana stores that were sent cease-and-desist letters earlier this year and reiterated how such shops undercut the state’s equity goals.

L.A. adopts emblem program in bid to crack down on illicit cannabis operators

Cannabis retailers in Los Angeles will soon be able to display an official emblem that signals to customers they are operating a state-licensed business.

New York’s illicit marijuana market thrives ahead of adult-use launch

Scores of illicit shops are flourishing across New York, posing a competitive threat to the state’s upcoming multibillion-dollar adult-use marijuana industry.

Online cannabis retail regulations in Alberta highlight fight against illicit websites

The government of Alberta, Canada, officially handed over responsibility for online cannabis sales and delivery to the private sector on Tuesday, with a handful of companies prepared to start marijuana e-commerce and more on the way.