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Over $53 Billion Spent on Cannabis in North America Last Year!

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According to a report just released from Arcview Market Research, legal cannabis sales are slowly siphoning the product – and the profit – off the illicit market. Each day more consumers choose to patronize their local dispensaries rather than their local underground dealer. According to the report, Americans and their […]

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When Will California Cannabis Regulations Be Implemented?

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Legal cannabis for adult recreational use has finally come to the State of California. But that doesn’t mean non-patients can legally buy it anywhere yet, and entrepreneurs are chomping at the bit in preparation to win licenses for production, distribution and sales. Proposition 64, the historic initiative ending marijuana prohibition […]

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California Cannabis Market Bigger Than Next Five Commodities Combined

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A new figure has been making the rounds that has ganjapreneurs and cannabis investors on the west coast sitting up in their seat. The number is $23.3 billion, and it’s the latest economic estimate on just how much cannabis stands to be produced in California now that plant is coming […]

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How Will California Cannabis Businesses Deal With Banking?

As anyone involved in the US cannabis industry is well-aware, dealing with banks is probably the biggest source of headaches in this quasi-legal market. Many individuals and businesses have been forced to cycle through financial institutions, closing and opening accounts in constant search for a safe place to store money. […]

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German Medical Cannabis Law Set to Improve in 2017

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Unlike in the US, current German laws allow doctors to prescribe cannabis – but only after all other conventional therapies have been exhausted. Soon, medical doctors in Germany will begin writing prescriptions for medical cannabis to patients as they see fit. Currently, patients must complete a complicated application to the BfArM, […]

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ICBC: The Ultimate One-Day California Cannabis Crash Course

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Normally, the International Cannabis Business Conference (ICBC) is a two-day affair, but for the first time ever, the ICBC in San Francisco will be a one-day crash course delving into the upcoming California cannabis market. With this being the first business conference of its type following the historic passage of […]

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After Legalization, Will Hollywood Really turn into Hollyweed?

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When Angelenos woke up on New Year’s Day 2017 this Sunday, they were greeted with a slight alteration of a major symbol of their local identity. The iconic “Hollywood” sign had been changed to read “Hollyweed” instead. Local celebrities were quick to show support and appreciation for their new moniker. […]

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The Netherlands to Increase Medical Cannabis Exports to Germany

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Dutch newspaper Telegraaf reported earlier this month that exportation of medical cannabis from the Netherlands is looking very likely to increase due primarily to increases in demand fueled by the burgeoning market for medical marijuana in Germany. The Netherlands currently exports medical cannabis to Canada, the Czech Republic, Italy, Finland […]

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Will a California City Replace Denver as the Cannabis Capital?

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Following Colorado’s brave leap into adult legalization in 2012, there is general agreement that Denver currently sits as the cannabis capital of the United States – and maybe the world. On the flip side, Northern California remains a stronghold of OG producers and activists in both licit and illicit markets, earning […]

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California, and All Cannabis States, Must Fight for Employee Rights

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The California Chamber of Commerce’s opposition to Proposition 19, the Golden State’s 2010 legalization attempt, sent a signal loud and clear to cannabis law reformers to avoid angering power business lobbying groups. All of the successful legalization laws passed in 2012, 2014 and 2016, including California’s own Proposition 64, made […]

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