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Colorado Marijuana Sales Locking Up Another Record Year - Cannabis News

Counting October's transactions, dispensaries have already sold over $1.46 billion worth of weed products this year, state data shows.

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Recreational marijuana will be legal in Illinois on Jan. 1 and some employers are ‘freaking out’ - Cannabis News

Even though marijuana will soon be legal, “Illinois employers have the right to say you cannot have any cannabis is your system if you want to work at this corporation.”

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Cannabis farmers scramble to protect heirloom seeds from Big Ag - Cannabis News

“All of the biggest agricultural companies in the world want our genetics. Those people aren’t coming into our industry now, they’ve been doing it for a decade, and they’ve been doing it pretty much under the radar."

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Cannabis' largest trade show is pretty ordinary, and that's what the industry wants - Cannabis News

More than 35,000 people from 75 countries are expected to attend the three-day conference that occupied 250,000 square feet of the sprawling Las Vegas Convention Center. Last year, the footprint was half that size.

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Marijuana shoppers spent $1.6 million in Michigan during first week of recreational sales - Cannabis News

Long lines, heavy demand, temporary shortages and purchase limits highlighted the first week of recreational marijuana sales in Michigan when a handful of licensed businesses rang up $1.63 million in sales.

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Cannabis jobs boon expected as Illinois’ medical industry prepares for recreational sales - Cannabis News

Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker expects cannabis cultivation jobs to double as the cannabis market opens for legal recreational sales beginning Jan. 1.

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US cannabis companies struggle to secure insurance - Cannabis News

Insurers remain cautious in taking on risk, resulting in higher premiums.

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Seattle metro area is one of just three in America where marijuana use tops nicotine, data shows - Cannabis News

The other two metros where cannabis is more popular than nicotine are probably not much of a surprise: San Francisco and Portland.

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Canada: Shoppers Drug Mart expands medical cannabis online sales to East Coast - Cannabis News

Canadian pharmacy giant Shoppers Drug Mart has expanded its online medical cannabis platform to Canada's East Coast.

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Here’s how three entrepreneurs are building a marijuana business from the ground up - Cannabis News

They are a New England-based land use lawyer, an athlete-turned-gym sock entrepreneur, and a marijuana grower. Now, they are budding marijuana entrepreneurs with one store open and two more on the way.

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Major Labor Union Pushes Northeast Governors To Adopt Fair Marijuana Worker Protections - Cannabis News

A major international union is asking governors of states across the Northeast to ensure that workers in the marijuana industry are protected when legal cannabis markets are implemented.

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Canada racks up 400-ton cannabis mountain after production binge - Cannabis News

Warehouses in Canada are piled high with unsold marijuana after cannabis producers overestimated demand for the drug, which was legalised a year ago.

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Recreational marijuana sales in Massachusetts generated $400M in sales in first year - Cannabis News

In its first year of recreational cannabis sales, the state generated $61 million in total taxes on nearly $400 million in marijuana sales, according to figures released Wednesday by state agencies.

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Oklahoma medical marijuana sales far exceed expectations - Cannabis News

In less than a year, Oklahoma’s medical marijuana industry went from nonexistent to one of the largest and most valuable cannabis markets in the nation.

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One Year Ago, The First Pot Shops Opened In Massachusetts - Cannabis News

Wednesday marks exactly one year since the first two recreational marijuana dispensary opened in Massachusetts — Cultivate in Leicester and New England Treatment Access (NETA) in Northampton.

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Vangst Cannabis Salary Report Shows Which Jobs Are In Demand - Cannabis News

Cannabis recruiting company Vangst just released its 2019 annual salary guide and as expected, as more states legalize medical or recreational cannabis sales, and nascent markets continue to mature, the cannabis job market is strong.

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Too much weed: Canadian cannabis producers are sitting on a mountain of inventory - Cannabis News

'I suspect it’ll be a race to the bottom with price because everyone now has more than enough supply.'

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California’s marijuana market will soon have ‘thousands of retail stores,’ report says - Cannabis News

Despite a series of obstacles and setbacks, California’s legal marijuana market is on track to continue growing in the coming years, according to a new report.

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Slow rollout in marijuana sales costs Maine revenue and jobs - Cannabis News

Three years after legalizing adult-use marijuana, the state’s still waiting for retail shops. Consultants say the economy paid the price as dollars and expertise went elsewhere.

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How One Massachusetts Town Learned To Love The Cannabis Business - Cannabis News

"We used to have mills coming out our ears and we don't have those, obviously, so something has to replace that."

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