California could cut marijuana taxes to lure consumers away from black market

Published: Mar 15, 2018, 3:13 pm • Updated: Mar 15, 2018, 4:52 pm By Michael R. Blood and Don Thompson, Associated Press SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Less than three months after California launched legal marijuana sales for adults, the state could consider temporarily slashing hefty tax rates that some say are…

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Tribes cut out of California marijuana market might grow their own

Published: Feb 26, 2018, 7:00 am • Updated: Feb 26, 2018, 12:01 am By Michael R. Blood, Associated Press LOS ANGELES — American Indian tribes that say they have been cut out of California’s legal marijuana market have raised the possibility of going their own way by establishing pot businesses…

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“We’re going to do something about it”: Oregon’s federal prosecutor holds summit on black market marijuana

Published: Feb 2, 2018, 10:32 am • Updated: Feb 2, 2018, 12:05 pm By Gillian Flaccus, The Associated Press PORTLAND, Ore. — Oregon’s top federal prosecutor said Friday the state has a “formidable” problem with marijuana overproduction that winds up on the black market and that he wants to work…

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How big of a hit will California’s medical marijuana market take from adult-use sales?

Published: Dec 28, 2017, 10:50 am • Updated: Dec 28, 2017, 5:11 pm By John Rogers, The Associated Press LOS ANGELES — When Elias Zaldivar was an 18-year-old college freshman and decided he was in the market for marijuana, he knew just how to get it, and it didn’t involve…

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California issues first licenses to get new era of cannabis market off the ground

Published: Dec 15, 2017, 7:50 am • Updated: Dec 15, 2017, 7:50 am By Michael R. Blood and Julie Watson, Associated Press LOS ANGELES — California’s legal marijuana market is finally, fitfully, taking shape. The state on Thursday issued the first batch of business licenses to sell and transport recreational-use…

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UPDATE: America’s biggest marijuana market finalizes rules for recreational weed

Published: Dec 6, 2017, 11:43 am • Updated: Dec 6, 2017, 4:44 pm By Michael R. Blood, The Associated Press LOS ANGELES — Los Angeles is in line to become the nation’s largest city with legal recreational marijuana after the City Council voted Wednesday to license sales and cultivation next…

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