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Sacramento Police Investigate Burglaries Targeting Cannabis Distributors
Business & Finance
Sacramento police are investigating a series of burglaries targeting local cannabis distributors. The thieves are breaking into warehouses in the early morning hours and taking off with up to $100,000 worth of marijuana. A bent and busted iron fence was just some of the damage left behind by a crew of cannabis crooks. “They cut gates, they drove ve
Missouri medical marijuana sales top $200 million
Business & Finance
Medical marijuana sales in Missouri have reached a milestone, now topping the $200 million mark. The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services said Monday that 14 months after sales began, 158,169 patients are active in the state’s medical marijuana program, along with 3,283 caregivers. Missouri voters in 2018 approved medical marijuana, an
Medical marijuana nonprofit evolves as new CEO steps in
Business & Finance
A nonprofit that supports Ohio’s medical marijuana industry is undergoing changes after its CEO stepped down at the beginning of December to make way new leadership. Ally Reaves, a longtime member of the medicinal cannabis industry and the founder of another regional nonprofit, took the reins of the Pickerington-based Cannabis Can from Bridget Will
Marijuana Industry Expects to See Spike in Sales This Holiday Season
Business & Finance
  The holiday season is here, and while most industries will see a slight decline in profits, marijuana sales are expected to go up. Reports from Leaflink show that cannabis sales rose by more than 30% in the week leading up to Christmas last year, in comparison to the previous four weeks of 2020. Additionally, sales on Christmas Eve last year rose
10 years later, industry says Washington’s legal marijuana needs an update
Business & Finance
Next year will mark the 10th anniversary of the passage of I-502, the ballot initiative that Washington voters approved 56–44% in November 2012, becoming – along with Colorado – the first states in the nation to take the plunge into marijuana legalization. I-502 created a regulated market that generates hundreds of millions in tax dollars for the s
11 Black-owned cannabis companies to gift from this holiday season
Business & Finance
From CBD healing to epic highs to gourmet meals, Black entrepreneurs are revolutionizing cannabis (again) Cannabis has been a significant staple in Black culture for generations. Its decriminalization has allowed many Black entrepreneurs to legitimately sell the world’s most popular and once-stigmatized recreational drug. If you’re looking for a Ch
Arizonans Are Getting a New Cannabis Brand: LEUNE
Business & Finance
A cannabis lifestyle brand beloved by the modern-day, conscious cannabis consumer, LEUNE, announced a new expansion into Arizona. Previously, LEUNE marijuana products have only been available in California. This rollout is the first development of a larger plan of continued expansion throughout the next year. The Arizona launch will initially be wi
Cannabis could come to the beach cities. This is how
Business & Finance
A Long Beach dispensary chain is largely behind the effort to open up El Segundo, Hermosa, Manhattan and Redondo to legal weed. Beach city residents may soon be able to walk down the street to purchase marijuana, of both the recreational and medicinal varieties. At least if a couple of budding cannabis moguls have their way. Nearly simultaneous eff
‘No exceptions’: California ski resort to enforce rules against marijuana use
Business & Finance
 “Please do not make us play this game!” A ski resort about 70 miles northeast of Fresno is warning visitors about using marijuana on its property.  In an Instagram story posted on Sunday, China Peak Mountain Resort said its plan to “crack down on its use” was brought on by complaints over the weekend.  After noting marijuana use is legal in Califo
Consumers Expect In-Store Cannabis Dispensary Shopping To Equal Traditional Retail Experiences According To Urbn Leaf Harris Poll
Business & Finance
36% want clean stores; 32% say variety of THC percentage options and 31% say educated sales associates are important With 2021 legal cannabis industry sales nearing $31 billion, and the challenges presented by a growing cannabis black market, most Americans (76%) said they expect in-store cannabis dispensary shopping to equal traditional retail sto
Delano City Council discusses changing ordinance that bans Cannabis business
Business & Finance
While recreational cannabis sales are legal in California, they are banned throughout most of Kern county, including Delano, City Council revisited that rule Monday night “We’ve have known that it’s been trafficked in our community on both sides of town, this just allows us to put up a sign with a green cross that says, ‘buy it now, buy it here,’”
Department of Corrections Facing Scourge of Smuggled Drugs
Politics
Colorado Department of Corrections officials say there is a scourge of narcotics flowing into the state’s facilities, including ultra-potent, hard-to-detect synthetic drugs that can be absorbed into paper and mailed to inmates. Prison staff had no idea what was happening when an inmate suddenly lost consciousness at the Limon Correctional Facility
Are These 3 Marijuana Stocks On Your Radar In 2022?
Business & Finance
3 Top Marijuana Stocks To Watch Before Christmas Investors are hoping marijuana stocks see a better year of trading in 2022. Since the beginning of 2021, the cannabis sector has faced a long drop in the market. This has given many the chance to find top marijuana stocks to buy. To which many have done in preparation for the future trading of cannab
Waitr: Marijuana delivery plan moves forward, rebranding as ASAP
Business & Finance
Lafayette-based food and grocery delivery app Waitr may soon become "ASAP," as the company completes its rebrand. The company is required to change its name as the result of a legal settlement, and the company is planning to become known as ASAP, which it said better represents the company's attempts to diversify its services. Waitr also announced
California cannabis industry says it's been pushed to 'breaking point'
Business & Finance
Several of the California's leading cannabis companies have banded together to direct a dire warning to Gov. Gavin Newsom this week. In a letter sent to the governor’s office and leaders of the state legislature, business leaders warned that the state’s legal cannabis industry is on the verge of collapse. "It is an emergency," said David Goldman, w
With feds taking over hemp regulation, plant samplers needed for Wisconsin
Politics
In the summer of 2020, Jake Mohr worked as an industrial hemp inspector for the state Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection. Mohr, who lives in Onalaska, said he enjoyed traveling to hemp farms and greenhouses to take plant samples, which he passed along to DATCP's lab in Madison to ensure the crop was within the legal limit of T
Congress to take up marijuana reform this spring
Politics
Congressional Democrats are gearing up for a sweeping set of initiatives aimed at decriminalizing marijuana that they plan to take action on this spring. The federal proposals seek to establish 21st-century banking services for the nearly $18 billion industry and purge the criminal records of thousands of marijuana offenders. “The growing bipartisa
Three Men Convicted of Stealing Marijuana from Retailer Won’t Have to Pay Back Nearly $77,000
Politics
Three men convicted of stealing almost $77,000 worth of marijuana from an Okanogan County retail marijuana business will not have to pay that money back to the victim. The state Appeals Court in Spokane has determined the Okanogan County prosecutor’s office failed to ask for the money to be returned within the required 180 days from the date set by
Dealing With Cannabis Induced Panic And Paranoia During The Chaotic Holiday Season
Cannabis News
What do you do when you feel the “Grim Reefer” revealing yourself to yourself? The first thing you should do is isolate yourself from whatever is going on in your immediate environment. Like it or not, one of the potential negative side effects of cannabis can be paranoia and in some cases, panic. The latter is typically set off by the former, but

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