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Cannabiz News Top 5 and Trending, 9/6/17

Summer ended with a flurry of activity in the cannabis space. In this week's Top 5, Florida is on track to break the billion dollar mark by 2020, Massachusetts appoints marijuana board hostile to...

SAM report implores US AG Sessions to crack down on cannabiz

Smart Approaches to Marijuana (SAM), a group dedicated to fighting marijuana commercialization, recently issued a report calling on federal law enforcement agencies to crack down on the marijuana industry. The report claims that Colorado, Oregon...
INDO EXPO

EVENT: INDO EXPO, Portland, Oregon – August 5 & 6, 2017

Considering Oregon has been at the forefront of cannabis reform and innovation for many years, it's only fitting that a comprehensive B2B show, like INDO EXPO, would make its way to this beautiful, West...
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Washington’s MJ programs set sales record with $1.36B

As fiscal 2016 ended June 30, Washington cannabis sales came in at $1.3655 billion, a whopping 67.8% gain over last year's $786 million in gross sales. In the three years since the start of recreational...
medical cannabis shortages

Medical cannabis shortages are forcing patients into the black market

Though demand for weed has been high for decades, it's use has soared in recent years due to a wave of medical and recreational marijuana laws sweeping the country. But with increased regulations and limited licenses available...
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Hawaii’s first crop, AZ veto, and more – Top regional news, May 28, 2017

This week's collection of regional cannabis news stories includes a wave of vetoed bills, new crops sprouting up around the country, and a pot party with a 10-foot long joint. ARIZONA: Hemp bill vetoed, fee...
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The NORML Report: May 2017

NORML chapters around the nation convened for the monthly conference call on Saturday, May 20th. With the majority of state legislative action completed, and the recent NCIA/MJ Biz Daily convergence on Washington DC the week...
TOP 5 CANNABIS NEWS

Top regional news – May 17, 2017

New hemp legislation, certain states breaking into the legal cannabis market, and other states seemingly neglecting their marijuana legislation; all that and more in this week's regional round-up. ARIZONA: On 3rd try, AZ passes hemp...
NCIA Lobby Days

7th annual NCIA lobby days draw in citizen lobbyists to cannabis cause

More than a dozen pending congressional bills sit, waiting for committee hearings and the support of additional sponsors. But while 2017's federal legislation season sees little hope for a vote in either chamber, that...
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420 by the numbers

It seems like everybody and their neighbor’s dog wants to wish you a “Happy 420!” this year. Or, at least tell you all about it. What was once a secret code has now become...
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Cannabiz News Top 5 Stories, April 17, 2017

With literally dozens of articles published every day about cannabis somewhere in the world, everything from empty calorie click bait to incomprehensible scholarly articles, it’s hard to keep track of what the latest developments...

“Wrecked Weed,” Oregon recalls pesticide-tainted adult-use marijuana

The cannabiz press is abuzz after yet another tainted batch of marijuana turned up on dispensary shelves, this time in Oregon, prompting another cannabis recall. Monday, March 20th, Eric Mortenson of Oregon’s Capitol Press broke...