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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


Filed under Culture

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 ...

California may lower social cannabis taxes to compete with the black market

California may lower social cannabis taxes to compete with the black market

March 16, 2018


Filed under News, Showcase, Social cannabis

A group of California lawmakers has introduced a bill to reduce state cannabis taxes in an effort to compete with the illicit market. Taxes would be reduced for growing and selling cannabis for a three-year period. Several of California's legal cannabis license holders have claimed they can't compete...

Weedmaps to California cannabis bureau: You can’t police us

Weedmaps to California cannabis bureau: You can’t police us

March 15, 2018


Filed under News, Social cannabis

Weedmaps, a longtime cannabis advertiser that posts map listings of dispensaries on their website, has told California's cannabis czar she does not have the authority to punish them for listing unlicensed cannabis businesses. Doug Francis and Chris Beals of Weedmaps sent a letter to Lori Ajax of the Bureau of Cannabis Control stating the company is not licensed by the bureau and therefore ...

Wholesale cannabis prices fell fast in 2017, and they aren’t stopping

Wholesale cannabis prices fell fast in 2017, and they aren’t stopping

March 8, 2018


Filed under News, Research, Showcase

The price per pound of legal cannabis has been plummeting for a year and a half, and it isn't stopping, according to a new report. Analysts at Cannabis Benchmarks, an independent price reporting agency, found the price per pound of legal cannabis dropped 13 percent in 2017 compared to 2016. Their pr...

Weedmaps may face fines, civil penalties for advertising unlicensed cannabis businesses in California

Weedmaps may face fines, civil penalties for advertising unlicensed cannabis businesses in California

March 8, 2018


Filed under Social cannabis

The chief of California's Bureau of Cannabis Control sent Weedmaps a cease and desist letter last month, telling the company to stop promoting and listing businesses in the state that do not have licenses. The company provides cannabis business with menus and map listings in their areas and has been...

Native American tribes are fighting to get into California’s cannabis market

Native American tribes are fighting to get into California’s cannabis market

March 2, 2018


Filed under News, Tribal Nations

Thor Benson / Cannabis News Box Contributor One group was left out when California drafted Prop. 64, which legalized cannabis in the state: Native Americans. Until emergency regulations were drafter in November, there was essentially no effort to include them in the legal cannabis market, and what...

Cannabis tax slashed in Berkeley, more cities predicted to do the same

Cannabis tax slashed in Berkeley, more cities predicted to do the same

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

February 28, 2018


Filed under Social cannabis

Just last week, a measure to reduce the local cannabis tax in Berkeley, California from 10 percent to 5 percent was approved by Berkeley City Council, making the recreational tax rate in city lower than anywhere else in the state. The aim of this move is to retain local businesses and the tax cut is expe...

Berkeley, California becomes the nation’s first social cannabis “sanctuary city”

Berkeley, California becomes the nation’s first social cannabis “sanctuary city”

February 20, 2018


Filed under News, Social cannabis

Last week, the Berkeley city council voted unanimously to become a sanctuary city for social cannabis – the first of its kind. What does a cannabis sanctuary city entail? City employees and agencies will be prohibited from using their resources to assist the enforcement of federal cannabis laws...

Colorado Governor looking to dismiss all non-violent cannabis related offenses

Colorado Governor looking to dismiss all non-violent cannabis related offenses

Annureet Kaur

February 6, 2018


Filed under News, Social cannabis

Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper intends to follow California's footsteps to dismiss non-violent cannabis offenses. In an interview with news network Cheddar, the Governor discussed how he's looking into dismissing cannabis related non-violent convictions "case by case." "It's roughly about 40 cases...

Even after legalization, black Americans face most cannabis arrests

Even after legalization, black Americans face most cannabis arrests

February 3, 2018


Filed under Culture, News, Research

Thor Benson / Cannabis News Box Contributor It’s well known that the War on Drugs has disproportionately targeted people of color, and unfortunately, that doesn’t immediately change when a state legalizes cannabis. According to a new report from the Drug Policy Alliance, even after a state legalizes,...

California’s social use market is facing a cannabis shortage

California’s social use market is facing a cannabis shortage

February 1, 2018


Filed under News, Showcase, Social cannabis

Thor Benson / Cannabis News Box Contributor California recently became the nation’s largest legal cannabis market, and it’s already facing a major problem: Supply. According to the Associated Press, California’s cannabis shops could soon have some trouble getting enough cannabis, because not ...

California’s social cannabis laws forcing compassionate care programs to halt

California’s social cannabis laws forcing compassionate care programs to halt

Annureet Kaur

January 30, 2018


Filed under Social cannabis

California might have experienced a revolutionary moment after social cannabis was legalized in the state. However, the new laws allowing social cannabis are taking a toll on compassionate care programs and even medical cannabis patients. Steve Stevens, a medical cannabis patient, who uses cannabis...

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