Los Angeles recreational marijuana sales could begin any day

Published: Jan 16, 2018, 4:58 pm • Updated: Jan 16, 2018, 4:58 pm By The Cannifornian, The Cannabist Staff It may not be long now before the first legal recreational marijuana shops begin operating in Los Angeles. City officials last Friday started issuing temporary approvals to cannabis businesses, which allows…

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Colorado marijuana shops ring up nearly $120 million in sales in November

Published: Jan 10, 2018, 5:52 pm • Updated: Jan 10, 2018, 5:55 pm By Alicia Wallace, The Cannabist Staff The pace of Colorado marijuana sales in November continued to ease from a breakneck sprint to a brisk walk. Marijuana shops sold $ 119.6 million of recreational and medical cannabis —…

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Recreational marijuana sales kick off in San Francisco

Published: Jan 8, 2018, 8:54 am • Updated: Jan 8, 2018, 8:56 am By The Associated Press SAN FRANCISCO — In San Francisco, a city long known for embracing weed, sales of recreational marijuana began Saturday. Six dispensaries confirmed Saturday that they’re selling recreational marijuana. They all received their state…

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More stories and pics from historic first day of recreational cannabis sales in California

Published: Jan 2, 2018, 4:03 pm • Updated: Jan 2, 2018, 4:05 pm By The Cannifornian (multiple Authors) Celebrating a major shift in cultural attitudes about cannabis — or just looking to enjoy the right to get high without legal entanglements — Californians lined up at dispensaries up and down…

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Photos: California launches legal recreational marijuana sales

Published: Jan 1, 2018, 4:28 pm • Updated: Jan 1, 2018, 4:29 pm By Brian Melly and Terence Chea, Associated Press OAKLAND, Calif. — It wasn’t exactly reefer madness Monday as California launched the first legal retail sales of marijuana, but those who could find the drug celebrated the historic…

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Select group of California marijuana stores prepare parties, stock shelves for start of sales

Published: Dec 28, 2017, 4:05 pm • Updated: Dec 28, 2017, 4:12 pm By Elliot Spagat, The Associated Press SAN DIEGO — Live music. Free T-shirts. A “Fweedom” celebration with mystery prize boxes worth up to $ 500, and a shot at a behind-the-scenes tour. Marijuana legalization arrives Monday in…

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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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Denver DA files charges against Sweet Leaf budtenders allegedly involved in “looping” marijuana sales

Published: Dec 28, 2017, 1:08 pm • Updated: Dec 28, 2017, 1:27 pm By Alicia Wallace, The Cannabist Staff The Denver District Attorney’s Office on Thursday announced charges filed against 10 Sweet Leaf Marijuana Center budtenders arrested following a Denver Police investigation of alleged illegal marijuana sales at the dispensaries.…

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Nevada recreational marijuana sales continue to outpace projections

Published: Dec 21, 2017, 2:20 pm • Updated: Dec 21, 2017, 3:53 pm By The Associated Press CARSON CITY, Nev. — Three months after they became legal, sales of recreational marijuana in Nevada are continuing to outpace projections. The Nevada Department of Taxation says the $ 27.7 million in sales…

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