2017 New England Cannabis Convention Is April 22-23 At Boston’s Hynes Convention Center

New England Cannabis Convention Returns to Boston

MASSACHUSETTS: The 2017 New England Cannabis Convention, hosted by the New England Cannabis Network, will return to Boston’s Hynes Convention Center on Saturday, April 22 and Sunday, April 23. Medical and recreational cannabis sales in Maine and Massachusetts are projected to exceed 1.5 billion dollars by 2020, and this convention will focus on helping New Read the full article…

Announcing MJ Business Network: A News Release Distribution System For The Cannabis Industry

Announcing MJ Business Network, the first cannabis news release system

WASHINGTON: Recognizing the communications and marketing needs of people involved or getting involved with the expanding cannabis business, the Marijuana Business Association (MJBA) has launched a press release distribution system that targets the media, both mainstream and industry specific reporters, who cover the cannabis industry. As one of the cannabis industry’s leaders in helping assist Read the full article…

7 in 10 Californians 21 & Older Ready to Use Cannabis Products Recreationally

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CALIFORNIA: Enlucem, a strategic brand consultancy currently advising startups in the cannabis space, announced today the results of a detailed consumer study of Californians’ attitudes toward cannabis products. Results of the 800-person survey found that the market potential for medical marijuana and other future cannabis products in California is staggering – between 15 million and Read the full article…

WSDA Updated List of Pesticides Allowed for Use on Marijuana

New WSDA approved Marijuana pesticides list

WASHINGTON: The Washington State Department of Agriculture (WSDA) has recently updated the list of pesticides that are allowed for use in marijuana production in Washington State, based on criteria previously established by WSDA. WSDA has added 23 pesticides to the list of allowable products and removed 39 pesticides because the registrations for their distribution in Read the full article…

Guest Blog: The Many Faces Of Marijuana In Professional Sports

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Guest Post By Rachel Stires When someone mentions major athletes, it’s easy for a particular person to come to mind. Whether it’s one of your favorite football players or a recent Olympic gold medalist, there are many different faces that have been burned into our memories when talking about sports. This includes the scandalous, the Read the full article…

WSLCB Notice of Rule Making – Proposed Rules – #17-05: Pesticides & Lab Testing

WSLCB revisits lab and testing standards

WASHINGTON: The Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board would like your input on the attached proposed rule changes to create and amend rules related to lab testing, quality assurance, pesticide action levels, and related topics in Chapter 314-55 WAC. This is a supplemental CR-102 filing of previously filed rules related to this topic. The proposed Read the full article…

Washington LCB Notice of Rule Making – Pre-proposal – #17-04: Producer Tier Structure

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WASHINGTON: The Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board has entered into the initial stage of rulemaking (CR 101) to consider rule changes in Chapter 314-55 related to the producer tier structure and potentially allowing producers to hold an interest in more than one license. The CR 101 is the initial notification of potential rule making and Read the full article…

Medical Marijuana Legalization Associated With Fewer Opioid-Related Hospitalizations

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CALIFORNIA: The enactment of statewide legislation permitting medical cannabis access by qualified patients is associated with a reduction in opioid-related hospitalization, according to data published online ahead of print in the journal Drug and Alcohol Dependence. A researcher from the University of California at San Diego assessed the association between medical cannabis laws and hospitalizations related to opioid pain Read the full article…

U.S. Legal Cannabis Market to Grow to $24.1 Billion by 2025

Based on these revised projections, the legal cannabis market was worth an estimated $6.6 billion in 2016, and is projected to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 16% to reach more than $24 billion by 2025. The medical market is projected to grow at 12% CAGR through 2025, growing from $4.7 billion in 2016 to an estimated $13.3 billion in 2025. During the same period, adult use sales are projected to grow at a 21% CAGR, from $1.9 billion to $10.9 billion (through projections based solely on the markets having passed medical and adult use legalization initiatives as of January 2017, but not including assumptions for additional states which may yet pass legalization measures before 2025).

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA: New Frontier Data, a leading cannabis industry business intelligence firm, has refined its market projections for adult use and medical markets across the country,  according to The Cannabis Industry Annual Report: 2017 Legal Marijuana Outlook. The firm forecast the legal cannabis market to grow to $24.1 billion by 2025 with a compound annual growth Read the full article…

Oregon Economist Beau Whitney Releases Cannabis Jobs Report

One of the most troubling aspects of current marijuana policy in this country, even in those states that have legalized marijuana, is the continuing job discrimination faced by those who smoke marijuana.

12,500 Cannabis Jobs in Oregon Generating $315 Million in Wages OREGON: Cannabis industry economist Beau Whitney of Whitney Economics today released the results of “Cannabis Employment Estimates,” a report compiled at the request of the Oregon State House of Representatives Committee on Economic Development and Trade on the number of jobs associated with the Oregon Read the full article…