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Wildfires pose a major concern for Oregon’s cannabis business owners

Wildfires pose a major concern for Oregon's cannabis business owners

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

September 18, 2020

Camouflaged in a cloak of smoke, thousands of evacuees recently abandoned their homes in Oregon. Wild fires have continuously ravaged the state's naturally abundant landscape since the Oregon Department of Forestry announced that fire season had ignited on July 5. As a result, Oregon’s cannabis ind...

July’s adult-use cannabis sales revenue boosts economy in Illinois, Maryland and Massachusetts

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Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

September 15, 2020

A recent revenue report highlighting Massachusetts, Illinois and Maryland's cannabis sales for the month of July has delivered some fascinating insights. Since October, BDSA – a trusted resource for assessing the cannabis industry and gaining visibility into sales data – has been compiling data for Massachuset...

Arizona’s adult-use cannabis initiative is making headway

Arizona's adult-use cannabis initiative is making headway

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

September 15, 2020

On Thursday, August 20, a voter initiative to legalize a commercial and regulated adult-use cannabis program in Arizona was approved by the Arizona Supreme Court. The successful ruling means that the proposal will be voted on at the forthcoming November ballot. Pro-pot lobbyists can breathe a sig...

Coronavirus is stimulating a wave of new job opportunities in the U.S. cannabis space

Coronavirus is stimulating a wave of new job opportunities in the U.S. cannabis space

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

September 15, 2020

In the midst of national economic downturn, the rise of cannabis couldn't have come at a better time. Despite the virus pandemic that has slowed much of the global economy down, medical and adult-use cannabis sales are on-track to reach at least $15 billion in 2020.  This is according to Marijuan...

Adult-use cannabis sales in the U.S. are overshadowing medical cannabis sales

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Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

September 15, 2020

The number of medical cannabis markets in the United States may far outweigh recreational programs, but industry revenue updates suggest that adult-use sales will be 30 percent more than medical this year.   According to industry experts responsible for publishing estimates in the eighth edition of ...

MedMen application for cannabis store license turned down by California officials

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Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

September 15, 2020

Multistate cannabis operator MedMen Enterprises has been in hot water since the company's top executives faced a $20 million lawsuit last year. In recent news, the Los Angeles-based cannabis MSO has been informed that it cannot obtain a conditional-use permit for the launch of a retail outlet in Pasadena,...

Federal judge wants out-of-state cannabis businesses to gain equal retail licensing treatment in Maine

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Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

September 10, 2020

Maine has been pushing forward with its nascent recreational cannabis market, which ignited into its developmental phase after a law was passed in November 2016. However, goals of prioritizing recreational cannabis company owners for business licenses in Portland have been dashed and divided.  A...

U.S. states are pushing for broader cannabis laws to boost economy amid COVID-19 pandemic

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Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

September 10, 2020

A silver lining is emerging amid the coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic - numerous cannabis-focused developments are transpiring across the United States.  Why? Economic downturn has plagued much of the U.S. mainstream market, with some of the biggest moneymakers struggling to keep up the pace. Lack o...

GreenScreens teams up with Last Prisoner Project to tackle racial injustice cannabis-related arrests

GreenScreens teams up with Last Prisoner Project to tackle racial injustice cannabis-related arrests

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

August 31, 2020

Cannabis-related arrests and punishments have been a lingering problem across the United States, with culprits facing a one-year minimum jail sentence under federal law. In the midst of racial justice and police brutality protests, more attention is being drawn towards the harsh sentences, prison ove...

Cannabis vending machines are being rolled out in Colorado

Cannabis vending machines are being rolled out in Colorado

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

August 31, 2020

Colorado, which was among the first U.S. states to legalize cannabis for recreational purposes, has taken things one step further by introducing weed vending machines. Just like the vending machines that sell candy bars, beverages and the like, Colorado's weed vending machines will dispense products...

Expiration of unemployment benefits hasn’t dented adult-use cannabis sales revenue

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Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

August 31, 2020

When the United States Government announced that it would be stopping coronavirus-related stimulus payments for Americans, the cannabis industry shuddered with worry of sales being impacted. However, the aftermath has not proven to be so destructive after all. This is based on recent sales figures for t...

Maine has finally chosen a date for recreational cannabis sales to commence

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Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

August 31, 2020

October 9, 2020 will be a special day for cannabis consumers and retailers in Maine, since this marks the date on which retail sales of adult-use cannabis will begin. The news was announced by Maine’s Office of Marijuana Policy, which confirmed that consumers aged 21 and above will be able to get th...

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