Cannabis Markets

The 2019 Cannabis Market

Danish Health Minister Ellen Trane Nørby addresses a packed house at the European Cannabis Symposium in Copenhagen last week. Inconsistent regulations for medical marijuana across Europe create an uneven playing field that makes doing business and accessing medicine cumbersome, according to Danish Health Minister Ellen Trane Nørby. In an interview with Marijuana Business Daily on the
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Washington lawmakers were busy this last legislative session. Democrats controlled both houses of Congress and the Governor’s Office. This means some minor and major changes to Washington marijuana laws. Below is a list of marijuana bills that made it through the legislative session, and some commentary. Senate Bill 5298 “Regarding labeling of marijuana products.” This bill allows
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Cannabis pays. From trimmers, stock clerks and budtenders to master growers, chief extractors and C-suite executives, all are more likely to make at least as much or more money than comparable positions in mainstream industries such as consumer goods, alcohol and agriculture. That’s what Marijuana Business Magazine number crunchers—led by research and data analyst Maggie
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As corporate cultivation operations in California continue to expand, small cannabis growers in the Golden State are banding together to develop cooperatives in an attempt to gain a competitive edge against their large-scale rivals. Co-ops present pros and cons for smaller marijuana growers. But those who are making the move point to these factors: By
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The record-breaking climb in US overdose deaths—which now outnumber peak annual deaths from car crashes, guns, and HIV—has led some to second-guess cannabis legalization. But a new study suggests cannabinoids may actually help people wean themselves off deadly drugs. “CBD holds significant promise for treating individuals with heroin use disorder.” Yasmin Hurd, director, Addiction Institute
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Commissioners in Clark County, Nevada have passed a resolution allocating almost $1.8 million from the local commercial cannabis industry to help subsidize programs dedicated to providing assistance to the homeless. A little more than $930,000 of the earmarked money will be provided to HELP of Southern Nevada’s rehousing services “for medically fragile, non-chronically homeless households
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Cannabis legalization has dramatically reduced the number of marijuana arrests in Washington, Colorado, and other adult-use states. But as the overall number of arrests plummeted, the racial disparities within those numbers remained stubbornly intact. In fact, the disparity has gotten worse. Before legalization, black people were 2.4x more likely to get arrested for cannabis. After
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Gill Parm and Ben Lobb Two conservative politicians in Ontario, Canada, one representing a federal riding (electoral district) and the other provincial, have joined a British Columbia company engaged in the ancillary cannabis market. The cannabis industry has attracted many politicians in recent years – including former Progressive Conservative Prime Minister Brian Mulroney – to
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Missouri regulators shot down a protest by Florida-based BioTrackTHC over the Show-Me State’s medical marijuana seed-to-sale contract. BioTrackTHC said the state shouldn’t have awarded the traceability contract to competitor Franwell, the Florida-based maker of Metrc, because it could contain hidden costs for cannabis license holders, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported. However, the state said the
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