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Recreational Marijuana News

29 Mar Canadian firm acquires three California marijuana companies

A publicly traded Canadian cannabis company announced Wednesday that it has acquired three California businesses, including a major distributor that generated over $25 million in revenue last year. Ottawa, Ontario-based CannaRoyalty Corp. acquired: RVR...

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23 Mar Chicago voters back recreational marijuana legalization

By an overwhelming margin, Chicago metro area voters told lawmakers they want legal cannabis. In a vote on a nonbinding referendum that asked locals if they want the state to legalize recreational marijuana, 63% of Cook County voters responded “y...

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21 Mar ‘Nothing is going smoothly’ in California’s regulated marijuana market

It’s been almost three months since the official start of California’s recreational – and regulated medical – marijuana markets. So, how are things going? Depends on whom you ask. But the general consensus among business owners,...

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16 Mar Week in Review: CBD in gas stations, AG Sessions hints status quo for cannabis & Arkansas hits MMJ snag

A cannabis company plans to offer low-dose CBD products at convenience stores, U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions says federal attorneys have bigger concerns than “routine” marijuana cases, and an Arkansas judge blocks regulators from issu...

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09 Mar Week in Review: Smokable flower in PA, MJ air transport in Alaska & CBD setback in Idaho

Pennsylvania ponders allowing smokable flower to combat a medical marijuana supply shortage, police in Juneau, Alaska, green light transporting cannabis on commercial airlines, and Idaho lawmakers shelve a CBD bill. Here’s a closer look at some notable...

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08 Mar Oregon to boost law enforcement efforts against black-market cannabis

Oregon lawmakers have dedicated an extra $1.5 million to local law enforcement agencies for the purpose of combating illegal cannabis businesses in poorer counties. According to The Register-Guard, the move was largely in response to a summit last mont...

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07 Mar Massachusetts finalizes recreational cannabis regulations

Massachusetts got closer Tuesday to making recreational marijuana sales in the state a reality this summer after the approval of final regulations for MJ companies. The state Cannabis Control Commission voted unanimously in support of the rules, Boston...

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05 Mar Nevada gaming panel: Casinos should stay out of cannabis business

It looks as if MJBizCon won’t have to relocate its long-running November show. A Nevada gambling commission unanimously recommended Monday that a strict wall be maintained between casinos and the cannabis industry. However, the group also said it...

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05 Mar Chart: Tourism drives hot start to recreational marijuana sales in Nevada, but where’s the ceiling?

Nevada retailers sold nearly $200 million worth of recreational cannabis since adult-use sales began six months ago, surpassing the total revenue generated by Colorado and Washington state in the early months of their recreational markets. Nevada’s hig...

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26 Feb Denver awards first marijuana social-use business permit

And the winner is … The Coffee Joint. That’s the moniker of a proposed coffee shop that wants to allow customers to vape cannabis and use edibles onsite under a social-use permit it was awarded Monday, The Denver Post reported. The company ...

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