$14,000 Daily From 2nd Rec Shop in Washington
Oct22

$14,000 Daily From 2nd Rec Shop in Washington

New numbers from Washington state. This is what leads other revenue strapped states to embrace the future.   The Emerald City’s [Seattle] second recreational marijuana shop is rolling in the green. Uncle Ike’s, which opened on Sept. 30, averaged $13,736 in sales per day in its first week of operation. That equates to about $3,500 in excise tax revenue for the state each day [editor's emphasis]. If the pace holds up, the store...

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In Colorado Both MMJ & Rec Numbers Up
Oct21

In Colorado Both MMJ & Rec Numbers Up

The trajectory is "up."   Marijuana sales in Colorado are hitting new highs. Both recreational and medical cannabis revenues jumped 11% in August, according to the latest numbers released by the state. Cannabis consumers spent over $33 million on recreational marijuana and $32.2 million on medical cannabis during the month. That’s up from $29.7 million and $28.9 million, respectively, in July – which also ranks as the first month...

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Cannabis & Colorado’s Governor’s Race
Oct20

Cannabis & Colorado’s Governor’s Race

If you enjoy the sharp elbows of politics you'll like the Governor's race in Colorado.  Here's a taste.   Michael Elliott, executive director of the Marijuana Industry Group, said the governor’s follow-up statement [after calling legalization "reckless"] did help smooth things out with many stakeholders. “We’ve seen a governor who’s trying to do what’s right, and trying to make this work,” Elliott said. “He’s got a lot to brag...

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Cannabis Can’t be “Certified Organic” per Gov’t
Oct17

Cannabis Can’t be “Certified Organic” per Gov’t

Here's another of the inevitable work-arounds caused by the federal government.  A rose by any other name.   Emerald Twist, a recreational cannabis producer in Washington, announced on Tuesday that they are the first in the nation to be Clean Green Certified - the only available certified organic program for cannabis to date. Clean Green Certified is an organic certifying organization based in California that certifies hundreds...

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New MMJ Delivery in L.A.
Oct17

New MMJ Delivery in L.A.

For our friends in the Los Angeles area a new way to obtain your medical marijuana is about to be introduced.  May we introduce "Nestdrop."   Introducing the country's firstin-App, on-demand medical marijuana delivery service for both iOS and Android, Nestdrop. Available today for alcohol deliveries for Los Angeles area residents, Nestdrop medical marijuana delivery service will launch in the next few weeks in the same...

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Exploding Sodas in Washington
Oct16

Exploding Sodas in Washington

More growing pains.   Three separate marijuana retailers in Washington State reported that carbonated cannabis-infused sodas in glass bottles have exploded at random in their stores, littering the shops with glass and sticky, THC-infused residue. Zach Henifin, the manager of Top Shelf Cannabis in Bellingham, told a Washington TV station that “It sounded like a shotgun going off.” The infused pomegranate-flavored sodas, produced...

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