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Boulder’s cannabis data leader BDS Analytics scoops $3.5 million investment

Boulder’s cannabis data leader BDS Analytics scoops $3.5 million investment

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

June 3, 2018

One of the cannabis industry’s leaders in data repository has managed to bag a rather sizeable investment of $3.5 million. The Boulder-based company is BDS Analytics. With an investment of this magnitude, BDS can transform its dreams of expanding on a national and international scale into a reality. The funds will be ...

Arizona might finally pass bill for lab testing to ensure medical cannabis is free of contaminants

Arizona might finally pass bill for lab testing to ensure medical cannabis is free of contaminants

Annureet Kaur

January 30, 2018

Republican lawmaker Sen. Sonny Borrelli was able to convince majority of the Legislature to sign his initiative to require lab testing to ensure medical cannabis is free of mold and contaminants. The proposal would require over $2 million dollars to do the testing, which is a small fraction of the...

Cannabis legalization is causing less violent crimes, recent study finds

Cannabis legalization is causing less violent crimes, recent study finds

Annureet Kaur

January 16, 2018

A recent study published in the Economic Journal found violent crimes have decreased in the states bordering Mexico since the legalization of medical cannabis. The research finds that the rate of violent crime like murders, assaults, and robberies fell drastically by 12.5 percent in states by the...

Attorney claims Arizona’s fee for medical cannabis patients is too high

Attorney claims Arizona’s fee for medical cannabis patients is too high

Sara Tiradossi

November 15, 2017

Lawyer Sean Berberian claimed this week that the Arizona medical cannabis program is illegally charging registered patients an excessive fee for access to the state-approved medicine. The price of a permit that allows patients to purchase legal cannabis from a dispensary has been an annual fee of...

Arizona opens first ever medical cannabis drive-thru

Arizona opens first ever medical cannabis drive-thru

Sara Tiradossi

October 31, 2017

A dispensary in Arizona just opened its first medical cannabis drive-thru about 30 miles outside of Phoenix. All Greens Dispensary in Sun City will allow customers to pull into the drive-thru to purchase traditional cannabis, edibles, and vape cartridges. The dispensary first opened on May 2, but...

Can you guess the five states likely to put cannabis on the 2018 ballot?

Can you guess the five states likely to put cannabis on the 2018 ballot?

Sara Tiradossi

October 17, 2017

The North American legal cannabis market has been growing with sales increasing by 34 percent in 2016, and are expected to grow by an average of 26 percent each year through 2021. Compared to the Mexico, which legalized medical cannabis in June or the Canadian market that is on the path to legalize...

County assessor goes after AZ cannabis business’ unpaid taxes

County assessor goes after AZ cannabis business’ unpaid taxes

Logan Lowrey-Rasmussen

August 30, 2017

Arizona’s largest county is going after grow operations and medical cannabis dispensaries which did not pay property taxes on their business equipment. The county assessor’s office reported cannabis businesses evaded more than $1.5 million in property taxes each year by neglecting to report the ...

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