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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...
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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...

Oregon’s top cannabiz regulator quits government to enter the market

Following a banner year in which the Oregon marijuana market raked in over $300 million in sales, Oregon’s chief cannabis administrator announced he is resigning to enter the market himself. On March 6, Rob...
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Top 3 recreational marijuana states top $2.5 billion

Legal recreational cannabis sales in 3 leading rec states passed two and a half billion dollars for 2016—a compounded annual increase of 32 percent from 2015—with Washington, Oregon and Colorado cannabis customers sending over...

Oregon Axes Weed Regulators

Outraged over excessive testing requirements that led to product shortages and threatened to shutter dispensaries around the state, the Oregon state legislature is proposing legislation that will dismantle the state cannabis regulators, the Oregon...

Oregon Ganja Grabs $54 Mil in Taxes

Having topped over $160 million in sales by the third quarter, Oregon’s Dept. of Revenue announced last week  the state’s cannabis consumers plunked down fifty-four million dollars for sales taxes that fund state programs....