Vapes on black market may contain toxic chemicals, pesticides, harmful flavorings

Ingredients lurking inside marijuana and nicotine black-market vapes can transform into dangerous, toxic chemicals when heated and inhaled, with the worst impacts of vaping still unknown, according to experts. “We see in black market products, horrible pesticide contamination,” said Dr. Chris Hudalla, founder and chief science officer at Proverde Labs…

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U.S. leads in cannabis innovation, but cedes global market to Canada

By Markian Hawryluk, Kaiser Health News DENVER — In a large warehouse, LivWell Enlightened Health feeds its cloned cannabis plants a custom blend of nutrients, sprays them with filtered water and pumps extra carbon dioxide into the air. LivWell releases three types of insects to clear the plants of unwanted…

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“The boom is over”: Colorado cannabis growers hope volatile wholesale market is stabilizing

Entrepreneurs who broke into Colorado’s cannabis industry at the ground level — the growers — have endured economic whiplash over the last two years as the market for wholesale flower experienced volatile swings in price. The average market rate slumped to a low of $ 759 per pound in 2018…

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Why the Cannabis Market is Like Buying Condos in Florida during the Housing Crisis of 2008

Anyone want to buy some Florida condos at a great price? The parallel challenges of raising capital in the marijuana market The Great Recession refers to the drastic economic downturn that started in December 2007 and continued through June 2009, ignited by the bursting of the U.S. housing bubble and…

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Illinois Going Recreational Cannabis Will Create the Biggest Black Market in US History

Why Illinois Recreational Cannabis Just Exploded the US Black Market Distance makes the heart grow fonder, or so they say, and with the state of Illinois approving recreational cannabis, the distance for cannabis consumers to get great black-market products just got a whole lot shorter.  Wait, what? As regular…

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How Do You Stop the Cannabis Black Market? – Make Marijuana a Human Rights’ Issue

The ONLY Way to end Black Market Marijuana Sales Revealed When cannabis activists first compiled their arguments for legalizing, they might have taken some liberties on what would happen as a result. You see, after eighty years of prohibition – it’s difficult to create a model of what “could potentially”…

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How Mexico Proposes to Legalize Cannabis and Keep Foreign Companies from Dominating the Market

How Mexico Proposes to Legalize Cannabis and Keep Foreign Companies from Dominating the Market https://www.fool.com/investing/2019/10/27/128-million-people-about-to-gain-access-to-legal-p.aspx I have been keeping my eye on the Mexican cannabis initiative for some time now considering that once legalized, 128 million people will have access to the cannabis marketplace. However, considering that the current president…

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Sizing the Massachusetts Marijuana Market – How Big Will the Market Get?

Sizing the Massachusetts Marijuana Market Proprietary NewCann Research – Updated October 2019 Summary NewCann estimates the fully-developed Massachusetts adult-use market ($ ) potential at $ 2 billion. We presently expect the market will reach this point by 2024 or 2025. Our analysis follows. To develop this estimate, we sought to…

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What is the Difference between the Cannabis Black Market and Cannabis Informal Market?

Knowing the difference between the “Informal Market” and the “Black Market” when it comes to buying weed. With the whole world moving towards a “legal market” for cannabis, it becomes more important than ever to understand the difference between the “different cannabis markets” that will exist post-legalization. For States like…

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