New monthly high for Nevada pot sales; top projections again

RENO, Nev. — Nevada marijuana sales continue to outpace projections, reaching the highest monthly total in March since recreational sales became legal last July. The Nevada Department of Taxation said Wednesday taxable sales of adult-use marijuana topped $ 41 million in March, a 16 percent increase from February and 14.5…

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Colorado logs $106M in recreational cannabis sales in March

Colorado’s recreational marijuana sales set a new monthly high in March. The state’s cannabis retailers sold $ 106 million in flower, edibles and concentrate for adult-use purposes during March, according to data released Wednesday by the Colorado Department of Revenue. In total, the shops tallied up $ 135.2 million in…

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Sweet Leaf Marijuana Centers should be stripped of licenses after illegal sales scheme, hearing officer rules

The Sweet Leaf dispensary chain, shut down in December after a police sting, was a criminal enterprise that pocketed millions from an illicit “looping” scheme that allowed customers to purchase the maximum amount of marijuana multiple times in a day, a municipal hearing officer ruled.As a result, Sweet Leaf Marijuana…

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Maine lawmakers send marijuana sales bill to Gov. LePage. He’s vowed to veto it.

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Legislators in Maine have sent a compromise bill governing marijuana retail sales to Republican Gov. Paul LePage, who has vowed to veto it. The Senate gave final approval to the bill Tuesday. LePage recently said he’d veto it because it won’t combine medical and adult-use marijuana…

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Maine House passes new compromise on legal marijuana sales

AUGUSTA, Maine — Maine lawmakers cast a pivotal vote Tuesday in favor of allowing retail marijuana sales, signaling strong support for enacting a law change approved by voters that has been held up by politics. The Maine House of Representatives approved a new compromise with a veto-proof majority needed to…

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Recreational marijuana sales brisk, problems few in San Diego 3 months into legalization

SAN DIEGO — Three months after recreational marijuana went on sale in California, San Diego retailers say business has been brisk and the customer base diverse, including older people who use a private shuttle bus to reach one dispensary. “There’s been a change in the culture,” said Will Senn, who…

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Nevada marijuana sales down in January, still ahead of projections

LAS VEGAS — Recreational marijuana sales hit $ 32.8 million in Nevada in January, outpacing the state’s projections but falling short of the $ 35.8 million sold in December. The state published the most recent statistics last week. Sales numbers for the state’s new green market have fluctuated each month…

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Nevada’s recreational marijuana sales on pace to hit $60 million in first year

Published: Mar 1, 2018, 11:10 am • Updated: Mar 1, 2018, 11:10 am By The Associated Press RENO, Nev. — Nevada’s recreational marijuana industry is on pace to reach $ 60 million in its first year, exceeding the state’s projection of $ 50 million. KTVN-TV reported Tuesday that if revenue…

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