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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 ...

VIDEO: Oregon farmers get hip to hemp.

VIDEO: Oregon farmers get hip to hemp.

May 18, 2018


Filed under Video

A surplus of cannabis in Oregon forces farmers to consider growing industrial hemp. ...

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...

Oregon has too much cannabis

Oregon has too much cannabis

February 9, 2018


Filed under Social cannabis

Thor Benson / Cannabis News Box Contributor With some states, including California, dealing with the issue of perhaps not having enough cannabis to meet market demands, it would seem Oregon has the opposite problem. According to multiple reports, the state is producing about three times as much can...

One third of adults are cannabis consumers in cannabis legal states

One third of adults are cannabis consumers in cannabis legal states

Sara Tiradossi

December 7, 2017


Filed under News, Showcase, Social cannabis

According to a recent survey, up to 65 percent of adults stated they consumed cannabis at least “a few times every week.” The survey, which came from canna-business consulting firm Enlucem, considered 1,000 adults above the age of 21 in California, Washington, Oregon, Nevada and Colorado to f...

Cannabis ads have little influence on consumption

Cannabis ads have little influence on consumption

Sara Tiradossi

November 28, 2017


Filed under News, Research

Exposure to cannabis ads does not increase the use of the plant, according to a new study funded by National Institute on Drug Abuse. The objective of the study, published this week in the American Journal of Public Health, was to assess exposure to cannabis advertising in Oregon after the start of ret...

High sales in Nevada’s social market come as no surprise

High sales in Nevada’s social market come as no surprise

October 9, 2017


Filed under News, Showcase

Thor Benson / Cannabis News Box Contributor Nevada only started selling cannabis for social use in July, and it’s already raking in a lot of money from it, according to a new report from the state’s tax department. Over $27 million worth of cannabis was sold in the first month, which is far more than Colorado, Oregon o...

Pesticide testing now mandatory for all Oregon cannabis

Pesticide testing now mandatory for all Oregon cannabis

Logan Lowrey-Rasmussen

September 3, 2017


Filed under Social cannabis

Oregon’s social cannabis program released an announcement on Wednesday which declared every batch of licensed cannabis in the market must be tested for pesticides. Last fall, Oregon-based cannabis businesses experienced delays in lab testing caused by a lack of accredited labs which could serve di...

Two more governors respond to AG Sessions’ cannabis claims

Two more governors respond to AG Sessions’ cannabis claims

Logan Lowrey-Rasmussen

August 18, 2017


Filed under Politics, Social cannabis

The governors of Alaska and Washington responded to the letters sent by Attorney General Jeff Sessions which questioned the competence of their social cannabis programs. The governors of Alaska, Colorado, Oregon, and Washington each received letters from Sessions which referred to state data depi...

State leaders rebuke AG Sessions’ criticism of legal cannabis

State leaders rebuke AG Sessions’ criticism of legal cannabis

Logan Lowrey-Rasmussen

August 8, 2017


Filed under Medical cannabis, News, Politics, Showcase, Social cannabis

Attorney General Jeff Sessions sent letters with “serious questions” to the governors of Washington, Colorado, and Oregon on existing cannabis legislation last week, and now state officials have rebuked his claims. Sessions claims the laws have been inadequately enforced, enabling minors to ac...

Oregon bill cuts slack for medical cannabis providers, creates the Oregon Cannabis Commission

Oregon bill cuts slack for medical cannabis providers, creates the Oregon Cannabis Commission

Logan Lowrey-Rasmussen

July 11, 2017


Filed under Medical cannabis, News, Social cannabis

A house bill in Oregon’s legislature was recently passed, allowing growers in the Oregon Medical Cannabis program to sell up to 20 pounds in excess amounts to the social-use program, while also placing the framework for the Oregon Cannabis Commission. HB 2198 was quickly passed through the Oregon ...

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