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Cannabiz News Top 5 Stories, May 22, 2017

Our nation's capitol has been flooded with press conferences, cannabis conferences, and industrial strength lobby days. Washington’s governor signed an omnibus marijuana bill revamping the program in dozens of ways, including opening the door...
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Are minority applicants getting shut out of the lucrative pot industry?

Having been involved in the cannabis industry for many years, I've had the pleasure of working alongside people from all walks of life, introducing me to their different and often brilliant perspectives. This naturally...
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Top regional news, May 10, 2017

It’s that time of year. All around the country, state legislatures are wrapping up business and delivering their fresh crops of cannabis laws. ARIZONA: 3rd time a charm? Arizona activist group takes another shot at...
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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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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...

ArcView predicts slower 2017 ahead of 2018 growth

Colorado can now claim they have cut the state’s illegal black market revenues in half—down under $500 million-- according to estimates in the newly-released 5th Edition of ArcView Market Research report.  And, prior to...
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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,...