Colorado Sells $700 Million in Cannabis in 2014
Feb27

Colorado Sells $700 Million in Cannabis in 2014

Total rec + medical sales in Colorado in 2014 approached $700,000,000.00.  Not too shabby for the first year in business, yes?   Dispensaries and retail cannabis stores in Colorado generated nearly $700 million in marijuana revenues last year, when the state became the first market in the nation to launch recreational MJ sales. The total includes just under $386 million in MMJ sales and more than $313 million in recreational...

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Next Stops on Oregon’s “Listening Tour”
Feb26

Next Stops on Oregon’s “Listening Tour”

For our friends in Oregon, here are the next stops on the "Listening Tour" restoring balance and sanity to your state.  The people doing the listening both want, and need, to hear from you.  If you have been looking for a way get involved in re-legalizing the cannabis plant, this might be it.   Tigard: Thursday, February 26, 4-6 p.m. Embassy Suites Portland Washington Square 9000 SW Washington Square Road Tigard, OR 97223 CART...

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Rec / MMJ — 1 System Or 2?
Feb20

Rec / MMJ — 1 System Or 2?

This is one of the big questions we will answer as we create the new cannabis economy.  Are we going to have (1) two distinct systems, one for the rec consumer and one for the medical patient; or, (2) one system that supplies the retail portal for both the medical and recreational customer.  No one before has ever considered this question, but now is the time.   Matthew Walstatter says, "a great deal of attention is being paid to...

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2014 — Summing Up Arizona MMJ
Feb19

2014 — Summing Up Arizona MMJ

Here's an interesting wrap-up of Arizona medical marijuana in 2014.   Listed below are 7 Arizona marijuana industry statistics from 2014: 1. 85 licensed medical marijuana dispensaries were operating in Arizona as of Dec. 31, 2014. 2. Nearly $112 million of revenue was generated by Arizona’s medical marijuana industry (based on an estimate that the average dispensary price for medical marijuana was $350 an ounce). 3. There are...

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20 Acre Indoor MMJ Grow Approved in Arizona
Feb17

20 Acre Indoor MMJ Grow Approved in Arizona

Everywhere things keep moving in the right direction.   A company has received the green light to build a 20-acre indoor medical marijuana cultivation facility within 1,000 feet of a neighborhood in Phoenix, which is technically not allowed under a local ordinance. The city’s Board of Adjustment voted 3-2 to grant Tryke Companies an exception to the ordinance – which stipulates that cannabis grows be at least 1,000 feet from...

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70 Business Licenses Issued in Illinois
Feb13

70 Business Licenses Issued in Illinois

Illinois is one of those crucial "heartland states" in the re-legalization of cannabis. When they go it will be significant for lots of the states still standing on the wall hoping someone asks them to dance.   The cannabis industry has been abuzz since Illinois unexpectedly issued 70 business permits to medical marijuana companies earlier this week, allaying concerns that the licensing process would be delayed indefinitely. . ....

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