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Colorado’s Pot Sales Exceed $1 Billion in First 8 Months of 2017

Colorado’s Pot Sales Exceed $1 Billion in First 8 Months of 2017

By: Maureen Meehan | High Times Please allow us to engage in some vicarious bragging about the financial benefits of legal marijuana: Colorado has eclipsed the $1 billion mark in marijuana sales in just eight months in 2017—officially earning the title of a bona fide billion-dollar industry. Feel free to say “wow” a few times,Read more about Colorado’s Pot Sales Exceed $1 Billion in First 8 Months of 2017[…]

Retail Marijuana is Spreading to California, Massachusetts and Maine

Retail Marijuana is Spreading to California, Massachusetts and Maine

by Aaron Smith | CNN The mainstreaming of marijuana is about to get huge boost. Recreational marijuana sales will launch in three states next year, including the biggest one of all: California. It’s already for sale in five states, but the addition of a legal retail marijuana market in California, with its massive economy andRead more about Retail Marijuana is Spreading to California, Massachusetts and Maine[…]

Doctors and Patients In Florida Are Embracing Medical Marijuana

Doctors and Patients In Florida Are Embracing Medical Marijuana

dispensaries.com – GUEST WRITER While much of the marijuana news has focused on potential federal interference with legalized marijuana and California joining the ranks of legal recreational marijuana states, Florida has started what should become a mammoth medical marijuana business. Projections vary on the size of the Florida market for medical marijuana but the consensusRead more about Doctors and Patients In Florida Are Embracing Medical Marijuana[…]

Automation in the Pot Industry is Picking Up with Unforeseen Speed

Automation in the Pot Industry is Picking Up with Unforeseen Speed

BY ROBERT TANKSON | TNW When Colorado and Washington became the first states to legalize recreational marijuana in 2012, few could have predicted the scale of the growth which would bloom across the industry. Legal marijuana sales in the US and Canada are now expected to pass $20.2 billion by 2021 at a predicted annualRead more about Automation in the Pot Industry is Picking Up with Unforeseen Speed[…]

Poll Finds Support for Marijuana Legalization

Poll Finds Support for Marijuana Legalization

BY JONATHAN EASLEY | THE HILL Nearly half of Americans support legalizing marijuana for recreational use and a strong majority believe it should at least be available for medical reasons, according to a new poll. The latest Harvard–Harris Poll survey found that 49 percent of Americans polled believe marijuana should be legalized for both medicalRead more about Poll Finds Support for Marijuana Legalization[…]

Tokers Rejoice as Nevada Pot Shops Now Sell Recreational Weed

Tokers Rejoice as Nevada Pot Shops Now Sell Recreational Weed

By Peter Fimrite, San Francisco Chronicle RENO — Thousands of tokers kicked off retail pot sales in Nevada Saturday, crowding into more than two dozen dispensaries in Reno and Las Vegas, where long lines of giddy buyers waited throughout the day for a taste of history. Whoops and cheers broke out as the doors opened inRead more about Tokers Rejoice as Nevada Pot Shops Now Sell Recreational Weed[…]

Nevada Dispensaries Running Out of Marijuana

Nevada Dispensaries Running Out of Marijuana

Sarah Litz/RGJ, USA TODAY RENO — Nevada dispensaries licensed to sell recreational marijuana are running out of pot less than a week after the legal market came to life, according to the state Department of Taxation. On Friday, taxation officials announced that Gov. Brian Sandoval had endorsed the department’s “statement of emergency,” allowing state officials to considerRead more about Nevada Dispensaries Running Out of Marijuana[…]

Long lines in Nevada as recreational marijuana goes on sale

Long lines in Nevada as recreational marijuana goes on sale

By Andreas Preuss, CNN Fireworks, long lines and even a wedding marked the start of recreational marijuana sales in Nevada. At midnight Saturday, legal pot went on sale — making Nevada the eighth state to allow the purchase of marijuana in dispensaries. Nevada’s law lets adults 21 and older to possess up to an ounceRead more about Long lines in Nevada as recreational marijuana goes on sale[…]

Company to Appeal Decision in Medical Marijuana Lawsuit

Company to Appeal Decision in Medical Marijuana Lawsuit

By: The Associated Press | The New York Times PROVIDENCE, R.I. — A Rhode Island textile company plans to appeal a ruling that said it discriminated against a woman by denying her an internship because she uses medical marijuana to treat migraine headaches. In a decision released Tuesday, a Superior Court judge found that theRead more about Company to Appeal Decision in Medical Marijuana Lawsuit[…]