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Massachusetts: First Draft Of Cannabis Industry Regulations Expected Next Month

Massachusetts voters approved marijuana legalization on Election Day 2016. Question 4 passed with 53.66% of the vote, making Massachusetts one of four states to approve marijuana legalization in 2016 (others were California, Maine, and Nevada). As with all approved state marijuana legalization initiatives, Massachusetts moved from election mode to the […]

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What Will California’s Cannabis Industry Look Like In The Future?

California was the first state to legalize cannabis for medical use, and was considered for many years to be the undeniable leader of America’s cannabis scene. I have personally always felt that California never lost its title, but four states legalized cannabis for adult use before California did, so there […]

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Vapexhale EVO Vaporizer Official Commercial

One of my favorite ways to consume cannabis is via my Vapexhale EVO. I obtained it a few years ago and have never used a different desktop vaporizer since then. It’s literally the best of the best, and no, I am not saying that because I was paid to. I […]

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Michigan Advises Medical Cannabis Caregivers And Patients On Transition To Licensees And Employees

The Dept. of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (LARA) released two advisory bulletins today to inform and advise potential licensees of the Bureau of Medical Marihuana Regulation’s (BMMR) intention regarding (1) the transition from medical marihuana caregivers and patients to facility license holders and employees and (2) local and state license fees. The bulletins […]

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OMBC Ticket Prices Increase At Midnight – Buy Now and Save $100!

Oregon’s #1 Cannabis Business Event Begins Saturday Night! The Oregon Marijuana Business Conference (OMBC) is coming back to Ashland for another information-filled conference on November 19th at the Ashland Hills Hotel & Suites. This will be the OMBC’s fourth event in Ashland after three sold-out successful conferences. As the Medford Mail Tribune reported, the […]

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Michigan: LARA Issues Transition Rules For Caregivers

Yet another LARA/BMMR advisory has been issued to advise applicants on how to successfully enter the new regulated medical marijuana business environment in Michigan. This time they are targeting caregivers and patients who aspire to owning regulated businesses. Certain businesses licensed under the MMFLA program ban patients and caregivers from […]

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Report: Marijuana Stores As Profitable As Starbucks

A new report released today shows that licensed marijuana stores are as profitable as Starbucks stores, if only they were taxed at the federal level like Starbucks, Apple, and other high-end specialty stores.  Cannabis dispensaries could average a 12% after-tax profit margin, which is in line with the top profit […]

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California Releases Medical And Adult-Use Cannabis Regulations

California’s three state cannabis licensing authorities announced today that proposed emergency licensing regulations for commercial medicinal and adult-use cannabis have been posted online and are available to the public for review. The Department of Consumer Affairs’ Bureau of Cannabis Control, Department of Public Health’s Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch, and Department […]

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Should Former Cannabis Opponents Be Welcomed Into The Industry?

One thing I have always struggled with is when to welcome a former cannabis opponent to the right side of history. I agree that opposing cannabis reform is completely wrong, and people that do so lack intelligence and compassion. But what happens when someone changes their tune? One example that […]