Could taxes as high as 45% on cannabis bolster black market in California?

Published: Oct 30, 2017, 7:55 am • Updated: Oct 30, 2017, 8:22 am By Katie Zezima, The Washington Post High taxes on legal marijuana in California could have the potential to turn many consumers away from the state’s cannabis shops and toward the black market, according to a report from…

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Lucky’s Market takes leap with CBD, now selling hemp extracts nationwide

Published: Oct 9, 2017, 10:57 am • Updated: Oct 9, 2017, 11:50 am By Alicia Wallace, The Cannabist Staff For a brief moment last month, it appeared a retail giant was on track to change the course of cannabidiol sales in the United States. In late September, Target.com quietly began…

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DEA likely to get “a lot more aggressive” if California can’t shut down black market

Published: Oct 3, 2017, 8:09 am • Updated: Oct 3, 2017, 8:23 am By Patrick McGreevy, Los Angeles Times SACRAMENTO — California produced at least 13.5 million pounds of marijuana last year — five times more than the 2.5 million pounds it consumed. Where did all that extra pot go?…

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This economist has a strategy to kill the marijuana black market

Published: Aug 14, 2017, 11:44 am • Updated: Aug 14, 2017, 11:44 am By Jeffrey Miron, Denver Post Guest Commentary Sen. Cory Booker, D-N.J., has recently introduced legislation to legalize marijuana at the federal level. His bill will no doubt inspire the standard criticisms, one of which is that legalization…

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Legalizing weed unlikely to kill California’s huge black market

Published: Aug 9, 2017, 10:46 am • Updated: Aug 9, 2017, 10:46 am By Laurel Rosenhall, Calmatters Legalizing marijuana, California voters were told last year, would create a “safe, legal and comprehensive system” allowing adults to consume the drug while keeping it out of the hands of children. Marijuana would…

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Feds visit Colorado to research marijuana regulation, black market, enforcement

Published: Jul 20, 2017, 12:58 pm • Updated: Jul 20, 2017, 1:07 pm By Alicia Wallace, The Cannabist Staff Colorado officials who oversee the state’s marijuana agencies are sharing details about a fact-finding visit earlier this week by federal law enforcement and drug policy administrators. Related: Feds hold closed-doors meetings…

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