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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Bitcoin or Cannabis Right Now? Debra Borchardt of the Green Market Report Talks Investments

Bitcoin or Cannabis Right Now? Debra Borchardt of the Green Market Report Talks Investments [embedded content] Curt:  Good afternoon or good morning everybody around the world special guest today on Cannabis.net, Debra Borchardt of the GreenMarketReport.com . We are here in Las Vegas at the MJ business show and without giving…

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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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