Denver wants to raise retail marijuana taxes to boost affordable housing fund

Denver marijuana buyers would help pay for an expansion of Denver’s 10-year, $ 150 million affordable housing fund under a plan that includes borrowing to amp up apartment production. Mayor Michael Hancock and other city officials have been under pressure from City Council members and affordable housing advocates for more…

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Maryland lawmakers OK bill to boost diversity in state’s medical marijuana industry

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — A measure to help improve diversity in Maryland’s new medical marijuana industry received final approval by the General Assembly on Monday, as lawmakers worked toward a midnight deadline when the legislative session is scheduled to end. Maryland lawmakers also will be working on measures designed to…

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Recreational marijuana dispensaries boost nearby home prices, says study

Published: Jan 16, 2018, 10:45 am • Updated: Jan 16, 2018, 10:45 am By Marisa Kendall, The Cannifornian As recreational marijuana sales ramp up throughout California’s Bay Area, could the newly legal drug end up creating an unexpected type of high — in the real estate market? Researchers looking at…

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Maryland medical marijuana bill could boost African American businesses

Published: Nov 13, 2017, 1:24 pm • Updated: Nov 13, 2017, 1:25 pm By Oluwatomike Adeboyejo,  capital News Service ANNAPOLIS, Md. — After a four-year wait to provide medical cannabis to patients, the drug could be available to Marylanders as early as this month, according to industry stakeholders. “I think…

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New Jersey marijuana legalization push gets big boost with Murphy’s win

Published: Nov 8, 2017, 7:45 am • Updated: Nov 8, 2017, 8:34 am By The Associated Press TRENTON, N.J. — Proponents of legalizing recreational marijuana in New Jersey say Phil Murphy’s win Tuesday night will pave the way for pot legislation. NJ.com reports Democrat Phil Murphy defeated Republican Lt. Gov.…

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N.J. Democrats hope legalizing marijuana will boost state finances

Published: Sep 15, 2017, 8:00 am • Updated: Sep 15, 2017, 8:00 am By Elise Young, Bloomberg New Jersey reaped billions from slot machines and blackjack tables in the decades before casino fever jumped state lines. With Atlantic City’s gambling heyday now past, politicians in the Garden State are aiming…

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Cannabis and Acupuncture: Two-In-One Boost For Your Endocannabinoid System

Cannabis and Acupuncture: Two-In-One Boost For Your Endocannabinoid System Traditional Chinese medicine has been using cannabis and acupuncture together as part of their wellness and healing modalities for thousands of years. While this concept is still fairly new to the Western world, holistic medical practice in the East has long…

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Boulder’s AeroGrow reports hydroponics revenue boost for owner Scotts Miracle-Gro

Published: Aug 15, 2017, 5:53 pm • Updated: Aug 15, 2017, 5:53 pm By Shay Castle, Daily Camera Boulder-based AeroGrow, a maker of indoor gardens, reported revenue of $ 2.5 million for the quarter, an increase of 14 percent from last year. Sales were boosted by a nearly 25 percent…

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Cannabis legalization set to boost warehouse rents in L.A., Boston

Published: Jun 7, 2017, 12:31 pm • Updated: Jun 7, 2017, 1:36 pm By Jennifer Kaplan, Bloomberg Industrial rents in already-pricey cities like Los Angeles and Boston are poised to rise further thanks to one burgeoning industry: cannabis. Marijuana startups are snapping up space in those cities as part of…

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Canada’s biggest cannabis company makes $321M acquisition to boost production

Published: Dec 1, 2016, 5:44 pm • Updated: Dec 1, 2016, 5:46 pm By Simon Casey and Jen Skerritt, Bloomberg Canopy Growth Corp., the largest company in Canada’s rapidly developing marijuana industry, agreed to buy competitor Mettrum Health Corp. for about C$ 430 million ($ 321 million) to expand production…

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