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Amid a years-long labor shortage, workers in California’s wine region are headed to cannabis jobs offering better pay, working conditions.
California's cannabis excise tax generated only $74.2 million in the second quarter of 2019, the state says, announcing numbers that are short of projections that were set months ago. It's the latest sign that the country's largest marijuana market has struggled to take off since sales of recreational pot became legal last year.
Will wine tasters be set off their cabernet sauvignon should Napa County decide to allow farmers to legally grow marijuana? Local vineyard industry leaders told the Napa County Board of Supervisors that they would at a meeting on Tuesday. In response, the board decided to send the issue of local pot grows to the county’s voters in next year’s March elections.
California’s black market for marijuana still rakes in more cash than the state’s legal cannabis industry, but a new analysis suggests the dynamic could flip within five years.
As more and more recreational marijuana shops open across Massachusetts, state regulators turned their focus Thursday toward the next frontier of the industry’s rollout: Social consumption establishments.
Burgeoning recreational marijuana industry is being hit by some of the worst fires in state history.
PLEVNA, Kan. State lawmakers in Kansas are considering measures to conduct research into the uses of industrial hemp. The product comes from a sativa plant, like marijuana, but the hemp plant looks much different and is used to create thousands of products.
Support for legalizing marijuana has reached an all-time high, according to a recent poll conducted by Fox News.
Forget bingo, tea dances and seaside trips. Residents from a chain of Seattle retirement homes are going on Pot for Beginners tours to learn about – and buy – cannabis in the city, where it’s now legal.
The Mountain States Employers Council (MSEC) did a survey in December that indicated a shift in employer attitudes toward cannabis.
Joel Warner ~ International Business Times ~   The 2015 wildfire season, among the worst in recent memory, took a major toll on the state’s marijuana industry.
Lee Shearer ~ OnlineAthens.com ~ A University of Georgia graduate student used crowdsourcing to take a look at marijuana prices across the country.
Nick Allen ~ The Telegraph ~ Growers of medical cannabis say smoke is affecting crops.
Michael Dresser ~ Washington Post ~   A proposal to build a medical marijuana production plant could provide a local economic boost to the region.
Jessica Bartlett ~ Boston Business Journal ~   The Boston Zoning Board of Appeals has given conditional approval to open a medical marijuana dispensary on Milk Street.
Becky Schlikerman ~ Chicago Sun-Times ~   If you want a bottle of booze in downstate Albion, you have to drive out of town. But the Edwards County town of less than 2,000 residents is the site of a huge medical marijuana farm.