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 […]

Hawaii Plans to Be First Cashless Cannabis State

State officials announced Tuesday that Hawaii will be the first state to require marijuana sales to be handled without cash, saying they want to avoid robberies and other crimes targeting dispensaries. Medical marijuana dispensaries in Hawaii won’t be allowed to accept cash beginning as soon as Oct. 1 and will […]

Nevada Set to Hold Emergency Vote Today for Cannabis Distributors

Following an overwhelming demand for recreational marijuana, Nevada regulators are set to vote Thursday on emergency rules that would expedite licensing for pot distributors. Dozens of retailers started selling recreational marijuana on July 1 but a unique state law could quickly lead to empty shelves. The law dictates only alcohol wholesalers can transport […]

Nevada Governor Steps in as Dispensaries Are Running out of Marijuana

Nevada dispensaries licensed to sell recreational marijuana are running out of pot less than a week after the legal market came to life, according to the state Department of Taxation. On Friday, taxation officials announced that Gov. Brian Sandoval had endorsed the department’s “statement of emergency,” allowing state officials to consider adopting […]

Weeks from Legalization, Uruguay’s Cannabis Experiment to Look Far Different Than the Us

MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay — In coming weeks, cannabis-seeking citizens in this small South American nation will be able to walk into a pharmacy and buy government-approved marijuana for the state-mandated price of $1.30 a gram. No questions asked. No doctor’s note required. If that sounds like an attempt to create a stoner republic […]