Which Direction for the Business of Cannabis?
Feb08

Which Direction for the Business of Cannabis?

Until our potential opponents make their move the emerging cannabis industry keeps puffing along.  Let’s take a look at the shape of our battlefield.   But it’s hard to see much anxiety watching the comings and goings inside DeAngelo’s dispensary, which these days looks more like a Whole Foods than the shady corner bodegas such operations long resembled. Well-mannered hipsters with encyclopedic knowledge of bud...

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What Will Trump Do About Cannabis ?
Jan24

What Will Trump Do About Cannabis ?

What will the Trump administration do when it comes to cannabis policy?  Here’s an excerpt from a post on “The Hill.”   Thought you would enjoy this.   The new administration will have at least six options [for cannabis policy]. Shut it down. The administration could crack down on marijuana businesses in states that have legalized for nonmedical purposes . . . Shape the markets. The DOJ could use its discretion...

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Law Enforcement Leaning Towards Re-Legalization
Jan24

Law Enforcement Leaning Towards Re-Legalization

The people who work in law enforcement tend to be a conservative sub-group in our society.  Even here, however, the benefits and good sense of re-legalizing cannabis is being recognized.  Here’s more:   Nearly seven in ten police officers believe that marijuana ought to be legally regulated for either medicinal or recreational purposes, according to a Pew Research Center survey of nearly 8,000 law enforcement personnel....

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America’s Cannabis Market Worth $53 Billion
Jan23

America’s Cannabis Market Worth $53 Billion

Legal + illegal cannabis = $53,000,000,000.00 in 2016.  Most of it tax free and unregulated.  It’s tax collections that will one day free the weed.   Cannabis consumers spent over $53 billion on marijuana-related purchases in 2016, according to a report released this week by Arcview Market Research. The total includes sales of cannabis in both legal and illegal markets. In jurisdictions where marijuana is legally regulated,...

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2016 Election & Maine Is Re-Legalized !!
Jan12

2016 Election & Maine Is Re-Legalized !!

East of the Mississippi River the walls of cannabis prohibition are falling.  Massachusetts and Maine have been liberated ! Adults in Maine will be able to legally possess and grow personal use quantities of cannabis without penalty beginning on Monday, January 30, 2017. Republican Governor Paul LePage on Saturday certified the results of Question 1: The Marijuana Legalization Act, which then becomes law 30 days later. At that time,...

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Massachusetts — Who’s the Boss?
Jan06

Massachusetts — Who’s the Boss?

Evidently some elected officials in Massachusetts don’t realize another election is coming up.  Time for the voters to demonstrate where the power resides.  Here’s more:   With little debate and without taking public testimony, House and Senate lawmakers voted today to significantly amend Massachusetts’ voter-initiated marijuana law. The vote sets the stage to delay the establishment of state-licensed marijuana retail...

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