About 900 would-be Pennsylvania marijuana businesses apply for 39 permits

Published: Mar 22, 2017, 11:09 am • Updated: Mar 22, 2017, 11:09 am By The Associated Press PHILADELPHIA — Several investors have received zoning permits for potential medical marijuana dispensaries or growing operations in Philadelphia. Philly.com reports that Philadelphia’s Department of Licenses and Inspections confirmed at least seven proposed locations…

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ICYMI: Session’s New Controversial Statements on Pot and What they Mean for Cannabis Businesses

The latest remarks on marijuana by President Trump’s Attorney General, Jeff Sessions, continue to upset the cannabis community and business investors – but it’s what he didn’t say, that has peaked the interest of journalists covering the cannabis beat. In his prepared remarks, Sessions was slated to repeat a line…

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Rec Pot Businesses Could Be In Trouble Under Trump, Says White House Official Sean Spicer

Rec pot businesses could be in trouble under trump, as White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer told reporters at Thursday’s press briefing that he thinks Americans will see a greater enforcement from the DEA. When asked about President Trump’s stance on the marijuana industry, Spicer said the following: “There’s two distinct…

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LA Prop M Puts Minorities First and Provide a Foundation for Cannabis Businesses

LA Prop M puts minorities first and is a new measure being considered in Los Angeles, California that aims to regulate, tax and enforce medical and recreational marijuana – order that’s much needed to bring order in the quasi-legal Los Angeles dispensaries. The choice turns to the voters with Proposition M…

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Legal marijuana businesses could add up to $5M per year to Alaskan peninsula’s economy

Published: Feb 17, 2017, 11:10 am • Updated: Feb 17, 2017, 11:10 am By Associated Press KENAI, Alaska — With several marijuana businesses up and running on the Kenai Peninsula in south-central Alaska, industry estimates show the businesses could contribute $ 5.3 million annually to the local economy. Eight marijuana…

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California cannabis businesses prepare to promote themselves in recreational era

Published: Feb 15, 2017, 11:07 am • Updated: Feb 15, 2017, 11:09 am By Zaron Burnett III, Civilized In November, Californians overwhelmingly voted to legalize recreational marijuana. One caveat of the new law was that the state would have a year to implement regulations and oversight. State officials will require…

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Cannabis businesses flood Oregon towns with cold hard cash

Published: Feb 13, 2017, 10:36 am • Updated: Feb 13, 2017, 10:36 am By The Associated Press MEDFORD, Ore. — As legalized marijuana brings more business to Oregon, some communities are seeing a large amount of cash in the economy thanks to strict regulations keeping banks away from the businesses.…

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More Colorado businesses dropping pot from pre-employment drug tests

Published: Feb 3, 2017, 8:08 am • Updated: Feb 3, 2017, 9:35 am By Danika Worthington, The Denver Post Marijuana testing by Colorado businesses has slowly declined over the past two years as 7 percent dropped the drug from pre-employment tests while 3 percent removed it from all drug tests.…

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Why weed sales spike each December — and how pot businesses can better capitalize on holiday cheer

Published: Dec 20, 2016, 6:14 pm • Updated: Dec 20, 2016, 6:14 pm By The Cannabist Staff December typically is a monster month for marijuana sales. Last year, Colorado cannabis shops brought in upward of $ 101.3 million in sales during December — setting a new monthly record, state revenue…

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More than 100 businesses picked to sell Maryland medical marijuana

Published: Dec 12, 2016, 1:11 pm • Updated: Dec 12, 2016, 1:11 pm By Fenit Nirappil and Aaron Gregg, The Washington Post Maryland officials on Friday announced the 102 businesses who have received preliminary authorization to sell the state’s first legal medical marijuana, bringing the long-awaited program a step closer…

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