Medical Marijuana Hits The Pennsylvania Market With High Prices And High Demand

Limited quantities, sticker shock, and some mislabeled product. The first week of medical marijuana sales in Pennsylvania was marked by these birthing pains. On the whole, retailers and the Department of Health said the launch of the nascent industry — expected to grow into one of the nation’s largest markets […]

Massachusetts MMJ Patients Are Worried About Shortages Once Recreational Sales Start

For medical marijuana patients, the drug is not only for getting high. It offers relief from pain, nausea and other symptoms of illness. Now, medical marijuana patients are worried that supply of their medicine is in “grave danger” when legal recreational marijuana goes on sale. “No regulations have been drafted […]

Maine Medical Marijuana Numbers Down Eight Percent In 2017

Even though it has yet to record its first retail sale, Maine’s adult-use marijuana market appears to be taking a bite out of the state’s medical marijuana industry. In 2017, the first year that Mainers could legally grow their own recreational pot, the number of medical marijuana patient certifications, dispensary […]

Alcohol Sales Down 15% Over The Past Decade In Medical Marijuana States

A joint study by researchers at two U.S. universities and one in South America claims a reduction in the U.S.’s overall alcohol consumption appears directly related to the rise of medical marijuana laws recently enacted in a number of states. Presented by Michele Baggio, University of Connecticut, Storrs; Alberto Chong, Georgia State University, Atlanta and Universidad del Pacifico, Lima; […]

To Curb Black Market, Canada Plans To Sell Grams Of Marijuana For Only $7.77

As Canada gears up to legalize marijuana in July of next year, Ottawa agreed to sell weed at $7.77 a gram—$10 in Canadian dollars—which will only add to the country’s deficit. The Canadian government announced that provinces will receive 75 percent of the tax revenues to help cover the costs of […]

Maine House Votes to Uphold Governor’s Veto of Retail Recreational Marijuana Regulations

AUGUSTA — The Maine House voted Monday to sustain Gov. Paul LePage’s veto of a bill that would create the legal framework for retail sales of recreational marijuana. The bill was the result of more than nine months of work by a special committee tasked with implementing the law that voters narrowly […]

2017 Marijuana Sales in Colorado Hit the $1 Billion Mark in Eight Months

Legal marijuana is a bona fide billion-dollar industry in Colorado. And it’s hitting the mark faster than ever. In 2017, Colorado eclipsed $1 billion in marijuana sales in eight months; in 2016, it took 10 months. Colorado’s marijuana retailers logged upward of $1.02 billion in collective medical and recreational sales through […]

Nevada Brings in Over $27 Million During First Month of Recreational Marijuana

Nevada dispensaries raked in more than $27 million during the first month of recreational marijuana sales, generating more than $3.6 million in taxes, according to figures released Thursday by the Nevada Department of Taxation. How does that stack up against the other states with legal marijuana? It’s nearly double. Colorado and Oregon each […]

Maine Could See Retail Marijuana Online and at Drive-Thrus

Maine may make purchasing an ounce of marijuana almost as easy as buying a six-pack of beer. Proposed adult-use cannabis regulations from the Legislature’s marijuana committee would allow licensed retail stores to sell pot from drive-up windows and over the internet. Like any other recreational marijuana consumer, drive-up and online […]