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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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Recreational Marijuana Would Create More Than 100,000 Jobs in Florida, Study Says - Cannabis News

The number of jobs related to hemp, cannabis, and marijuana could increase more than sevenfold in Florida by 2025 — that is, if recreational marijuana gains approval in the November 2020 election.

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Farmers rejoice: Harvest season flips to seller’s market - Cannabis News

If you see a good deal on cannabis in stores this fall, pounce on it. In 2019, the typical harvest discounts aren’t as big as last year.

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The push to unionize cannabis workers, explained - Cannabis News

Weed workers across the country are unionizing, and California just made it easier for them.

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Legalized cannabis hasn't hurt productivity, but most employers don't allow it at work, survey suggests - Cannabis News

Legal recreational cannabis hasn't had the negative effect on workplace productivity that some Canadians expected, but that could be because most of us work for organizations that don't allow it at work, a new online survey suggests.

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Federal Legalization Could Create $129 Billion in Taxes and 1.6 Million Jobs - Cannabis News

The federal legalization of cannabis sales and use could help reduce America's staggering debt while also creating millions of jobs, according to a new report by cannabis data analysis firm New Frontier Data.

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Trucking Grapples With Impact of Legalized Marijuana - Cannabis News

The trucking industry needs to get out in front of the challenges it faces with the growing legalization of marijuana, according to the co-chairman of an American Trucking Associations working group studying the impact of controlled substances.

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