California passes $1 billion in cannabis tax revenue two years after launching legal market

California has raised $ 1 billion in cannabis tax revenue since the industry kicked into gear in January 2018, according to figures recently released by the state. The bulk of that $ 1.03 billion in tax money, after covering regulatory costs, has been spent on programs such as child care…

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Hot Hemp – What Causes Legal Industrial Hemp to Test Positive for Higher THC Levels?

Hot Hemp – What Causes Industrial Hemp To Have High Amounts Of THC? Botanically speaking, marijuana and hemp are derived from the same plant: Cannabis sativa. However, they are both different varieties but the major differentiator is in how they are used.  Hemp is widely cultivated and harvested for its…

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Employees Who Smoke Weed are Good For Business – Worker’s Comp Claims Drop in Legal States

Why not caring if your workers smoke weed is good for business There has long been the discussion about “cannabis at the workplace” and how it will impact the bottom-line for companies. Some people believe that by legalizing cannabis you’ll reduce productivity within the workplace – however, evidence suggests that…

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Who Started the Proposal to Repeal Legal Marijuana in Colorado? (Yes, It’s a Real Thing!)

Are these people Trolling Legal Cannabis in Colorado? Mary Lou Mosely and Willard Behm – two mysterious figures – have reportedly submitted a new proposed ballot initiative that seeks to “repeal” the legalization efforts founded in 2012. This might sound like a ludicrous notion – however, as was reported on…

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Why All Businesses in States with Legal Marijuana Programs are More Profitable

Why Businesses In States With Legal Cannabis Laws Are More Profitable Access to legal cannabis isn’t just vital for good health; it’s good for society as a whole, reduces crime rates, and a new study finds, also boosts the profitability of businesses in general. Researchers from the University of Iowa…

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In second year of legal weed, California’s cannabis industry still struggles

As year two of legal cannabis sales in California comes to a close, shoppers are still more likely to buy marijuana from illicit sellers than from state-sanctioned stores that pay taxes and test their products for safety. California’s 7,000 licensed cannabis businesses — and the state’s tax revenue — are…

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Why are People Getting Arrested for Driving Legal Hemp around the Country?

Why are People Getting Arrested for Driving Legal Hemp around the Country?  What the latest law enforcement “cannabis blunder” can teach us about Drug Prohibition Imagine going about your way in a U-Haul, driving along the Interstate when a random traffic stop changes your life. Firstly, in the back of…

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Illinois Rakes in Nearly $20 Million in Revenue in First 12 Days of Legal Recreational Marijuana Sales

Cannabis Success in Illinois: Illinois Rakes in Nearly $ 20 Million in Revenue in First 12 Days of Legal Recreational Marijuana Sales  Illinois has officially joined the cannabis revolution with its first two weeks of legal recreational marijuana sales totaling $ 19,709,345.10. The advance comes after years of hard work…

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Why Tegridy Christmas Snow Makes a Good Point about Legal Drugs

Why Tegridy Christmas Snow Makes a Good Point about Legal Drugs South Park has had one hell of season thus far. The 23rd Season of the controversial show has given us such glorious episodes like “Mexican Joker”, “Banned in China”, “Board Girls” and a whole bunch of Tegridy-themed marijuana episodes.…

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How Legal Seafoods Jumped the Shark on Legalization

How Legal Seafoods Jumped the Shark on Legalization [embedded content] How will iconic brands adjust to the new legal cannabis world? When discussing branding and marketing in the cannabis space it is usually centered around startups and CBD as that makes up 90% of this nascent industry.  Subtract out a…

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