Arizona Saw 41 Percent Increase in Medical Marijuana Sales in 2018

Arizona saw a 41 percent increase in medical marijuana sales in 2018, according to data released by the state Department of Health Services this week. In all, approximately 61 tons of cannabis products were sold by medical marijuana dispensaries in the state. Sales by weight of cannabis flower were up 40 percent and the total sales

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Canadian Cannabis Activist Marc Emery Accused of Chronic Sexual Misconduct

On Sunday, journalist Deidre Olsen posted a Twitter thread presenting allegations from several individuals that Marc Emery, a Canadian cannabis activist known as the “Prince of Pot,” created an uncomfortable, sexually charged environment at his groundbreaking Cannabis Culture dispensaries. The accusations even go as far to say that he based women’s employment off of their tolerance

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Canopy Growth Expands Global Presence by Acquiring New York Hemp License 

As the United States continues to grapple with cannabis legalization on the federal level, a number of companies in Canada are positioning themselves to succeed on a global scale. But few have managed to spread their roots like the Ontario-based Canopy Growth Corporation. Already known for its high quality ganja brand Tweed, the company has

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DEA Agent Implicated in 7-Million-Dollar Money Laundering Scheme

An agent with the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency has been implicated in a scheme to launder $7 million in drug profits, according to a report from the Associated Press. Leonardo Concepcion, the attorney for an alleged co-conspirator, declined a request for comment on the case but described it as one “involving serious corruption by a DEA

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Iowa Mayor Charged For Growing 18 Marijuana Plants in Her Home

The mayor of an Iowa town and her husband were arrested after police discovered 18 marijuana plants growing in their home. LaDonna Kennedy, the mayor of Jamaica, Iowa, and Randy Kennedy were charged with several crimes including manufacturing with intent to deliver no more than 50 kilograms of marijuana, possession of a controlled substance, two

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Governor of Florida Pushing to Lift Ban on Smokeable Marijuana

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis called on the state legislature Thursday to repeal the ban on smokeable cannabis from the state’s medical marijuana statute. At a press conference in Winter Park, Florida, DeSantis said that the ban is not in line with the will of the voters. “What the Florida Legislature has done to implement the

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Are Unlicensed Operators Accessing California’s Legal Cannabis Market?

Unlicensed businesses are attempting to gain access to California’s legal cannabis market, and for now, it’s up to licensed firms to make sure the rules are being followed. Despite regulations from the state Bureau of Cannabis Control that require licensed cannabis companies to only do business with other licensees, there is not yet a system

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California Lawyers Clarify That Home Pot Deliveries are Legal State-Wide

The retail of recreational cannabis has been legal in California since the beginning of 2018. But there are still some ongoing points of tension and uncertainty being worked out. Most recently, officials in the state clarified confusion regarding home delivery. According to these officials, California cannabis laws allow for home delivery in any part of

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Marijuana Legalization Bill Killed by Virginia Lawmakers

Two Virginia bills that would have legalized marijuana in the state were killed by a legislative committee on Wednesday. The House of Delegates Courts of Justice Committee also shot down several measures that would have decriminalized cannabis by 5-3 votes, according to media reports. Del. Steve Heretick, who introduced both a legalization and decriminalization bill, announced

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Medical Cannabis Raked in Nearly $70K in Tax Revenue in Oklahoma in December

Oklahoma patients pay one of the highest tax rates for medical marijuana in the country. As a result, the state’s young medical cannabis program is already generating substantial revenue. The numbers are eye-catching. In December alone, medical cannabis sales almost topped $1 million, collecting just under $70,000 in tax revenue—not including standard sales tax. But

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