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Colorado Sold a Record $1.75 Billion of Cannabis Last Year

This time last year, it appeared that Colorado’s industry was plateauing. Now it’s surging. Colorado cannabis shops notched sales of nearly $1.75 billion during 2019, setting a new annual sales record for the state home to the nation’s longest-established recreational cannabis industry, according to Colorado Department of Revenue data first reported by the Denver Westword. …

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Alabama Senate Committee Votes in Favor of Medical Cannabis Bill

A bill that would legalize the medicinal use of cannabis in Alabama was approved by a legislative committee on Wednesday, clearing the way for a vote by the full Senate later this session. The bill was approved by a vote of 8-1 by the Senate Judiciary Committee, prompting applause from members of the audience. A …

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Infused Beverage Company House of Saka Hires Former SVP of Constellation Brands

House of Saka, Inc., a Napa Valley, California company that makes alcohol-free, cannabis-infused beverages, is welcoming Sue Bachorski to its Senior Executive team in the role of Chief Operating and Financial Officer. Bachorski is joining House of Saka after spending 30 years as a Senior Operations and Finance Executive at Constellation Brands, Inc., one of …

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Colorado Cannabis Dispensaries Sold Over $1.74 Billion in Products in 2019

For Colorado’s six-year-old legal marijuana industry, 2019 was a new high. Cannabis dispensaries in the state sold more than $1.74 billion worth of marijuana products, a record total. The staggering findings were released by the Colorado Department of Revenue, and first reported by Westword. The $1.74 billion figure represents a significant jump for the marijuana …

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The Psilocybin Movement is Like the Cannabis Movement (Except When It’s Not)

There is a bona fide movement underway with psilocybin. Decriminalization occurred last year in Denver, Oakland and Santa Cruz, and that was just a start: nearly 100 other cities are looking at decriminalizing psychedelics. At the state level, ballot measures are out for signature in California and Oregon. Federally, legislation has been proposed to allow …

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What to Do if You Love Weed but Your Partner Doesn’t

Dating someone who doesn’t share your opinions on cannabis can be complicated. Here’s how to navigate the situation. We’re all different people, which is what makes dating so fun and complicated. While surrounding yourself with people who share similar beliefs is great and validating, it’s also important to spend time with someone who may share …

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Proposed Medical Marijuana Bill Would Legalize Treatment for PTSD; Decatur Veteran Says He’d Try It

The medical marijuana debate is returning to Montgomery, and potential treatments for one veteran could be in the balance. Sen. Tim Melson, R-Florence, filed Senate Bill 165. The bill is titled the “Compassion Act,” and would regulate medical marijuana from seed to sale. It could not be smoked, and does not legalize recreational marijuana. However, …

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Colorado Cannabis Companies Circumventing Ad Restrictions by Adopting Highways

It’s quite the conundrum in our ad-heavy society, keeping kids away from certain commercial messaging. In many states, cannabis companies are particularly censored in this regard. Colorado is one of them. In the first state to legalize recreational cannabis, such companies are banned from TV, radio, and print ads to which minors could be exposed. …

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Pot Shops Using Highway Sponsor Signs to Work Around Strict Ad Rules

Cannabis companies are using a loophole in Colorado’s strict limits on marijuana advertising by sponsoring state highways and putting their names on roadside signs. Currently, 51 cannabis dispensaries, cultivators, manufacturers and edible producers sponsor roadways throughout the state, according to the Adopt a Highway Maintenance Corporation. Although they represent less than half of all organizations …

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Nunavut Governments Looks to Fine Tune Its Cannabis Act This Sitting

Legislative Assembly reconvenes Tuesday: look for budget address, new cannabis retail, supply regulations. Nunavut’s Legislative Assembly will reconvene Tuesday in Iqaluit for nearly four weeks. During that time cabinet has plans to talk about cannabis regulation. Nunavut’s Cannabis Act passed in June of 2018, before the federal government legalized cannabis that fall. ButThis sitting, the …

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