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W. Virginia to engage opiate crisis with MMJ, Delaware moving towards REC, and other...

Forget Jeff Sessions, the number of adult-use (aka recreational) states will not be stuck at “8” forever.  And in the fight for expanded medical use, there is every indication that two western states will...
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Cannabiz News Report Card – April 14, 2017

Medical Marijuana Patient Access Updated 4/14/2017 by West420 NewsWeekly ALK ARIZ CALF COLO HAWI MAINE MASS MICH NEV NMEX OREG RHOD VRMT WASH Access Grade** B+ B B- B B+ B+ D+ C A- C+ B+ B B- C- MMJ Rank (patient count) 20 3 1 4 10 9 7 2 8 12 6 11 16 5+ Mature Plants Allowed 6 12 6 6 7 6 None 12 12 16 6 12 2 Immature allowed  3  12  3 12 18 7 ** Consumer Access Grade based on MMJ support, consumer pricing, selection and regulatory philosophy. + Voluntary Washington state MMJ registry. Bold States have recreational marijuana programs.
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EVENT: 8 Upcoming cannabis events, Spring 2017

As the cannabis market continues to grow at an exponential rate, cannabis events are becoming an increasingly popular way to network with other professionals, hear about all the latest medical, cultivation, and testing research, and...
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The March NORML Report

It's now month three of the 2017 legislative sessions around the country and NORML activists are still at state capitols fighting for cannabis rights. This month’s national NORML chapters conference call featured updates from...
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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...

Washington marijuana profit margins continue decline

In Washington, since the 2015 change in the state marijuana tax rate, dispensaries have seen a steady erosion in their profit margins, or mark-up. The situation is so dire, Eli McVey of Marijuana Business...

Washington to Feds, “Hands off!”

In an effort to protect their state’s massive, regulated, recreational marijuana market, Washington lawmakers quietly introduced HB1895, a bill preventing Washington’s state and local law enforcement from enforcing federal laws on cannabis. Sponsored by...

WA’s top 2 dispensaries on the auction block

Washington state’s top two marijuana dispensary chains, Main Street Marijuana and Uncle Ike’s, are up for sale – six stores total for a mere fifty-million-dollar price tag. With stores in downtown Seattle, Vancouver and Longview,...