Digipath’s Chief Science Officer Calls For Cannabis Testing Science Standardization

Digipath Chief Scientist calls for standardization

NEVADA: Digipath, an independent cannabis testing laboratory and media firm, announced that its Chief Science Officer, Dr. Cindy Orser, has been invited to present on the science of cannabis at two upcoming events occurring in Nevada and California. The first event will be at the Annual meeting of the California Association of Toxicologists entitled A House Full of Tox, being hosted Read the full article…

State Tax Revenues Benefit From Legalized Cannabis Market

Marijuana is big business

NEW YORK:  The legal cannabis market is expected to generate more tax revenue for states in the U.S, according to a report from New Frontier Data. The U.S. cannabis market could generate $2.3 billion in state tax revenue from retail sales by 2020. The projection is based on the assumption for projected growth in all states currently legal Read the full article…

Cannabis Industry Expects to Become the Next Biggest Market

Who wants to get involved in the legal cannabis business?

NEW YORK: After historical elections earlier this month, other states may be reconsidering their stance on legalization of Cannabis for medical or recreational use. Currently, there are gaps among states concerning cannabis legalization reform and the difficulties for both the government and the businesses involved as 20 percent of Americans can now lawfully use Cannabis. Read the full article…

Colorado Tourism Survey Shows Legal Pot’s Influence

“I think it is rearing its head as a significant travel and tourism amenity for visitors coming to Colorado,” said Al White, who retired as boss of the Colorado Tourism Office in August and now serves on the board of a cannabis tourism company.

COLORADO: Marijuana businesses have long proclaimed that cannabis is drawing visitors to Colorado. Now they have proof. A study commissioned by the Colorado Tourism Office and presented to the office’s board of directors on Wednesday shows legal weed as a growing motivator for trips to Colorado — conflicting with the mantra of tourism officials statewide that Read the full article…

Oregon Marijuana Industry Targets Tourist Market

he Portland market is saturated with marijuana dispensaries, prompting a handful of entrepreneurs to set their sights on a different crowd: tourists.

OREGON: With its rough-sawn cedar walls, burled maple counters and muted colors, William Simpson’s upscale shop in downtown Dundee could easily be mistaken for a wine tasting room. Thing is, Simpson’s not selling Oregon pinot. He’s selling pot. The recent opening of Simpson’s store in Oregon wine country signals the latest evolution in an industry going Read the full article…

How Do I Get into the Marijuana Business?

Have you wondered about the recreational marijuana business in Oregon?

OREGON:  Have you wondered about the recreational marijuana business in Oregon? Though the Oregon Liquor Control Commission and the Oregon Legislature are still working together to formulate the rules of distribution, The Skanner News has compiled some of the key things to know about getting into the industry. How can I sell marijuana? There are Read the full article…

Yes, Pot Should Be Legal. But It Shouldn’t Be Sold For A Profit.

Racial bias in industry leadership and ecologically wasteful farming methods foretell the future pitfalls of selling pot for a profit.

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA:  This week, lobbyists and entrepreneurs from the emerging legal cannabis sector descended on the D.C. area to pitch marijuana as “the next great American industry” to policymakers and investors alike. Treating canna-businesses like other entrepreneurial pursuits is largely what Colorado and Washington State have done with their recreational cannabis programs, achieving safe and legal access for Read the full article…

Union Groups Say OK To Marijuana Legalization

The three largest state branches of the union representing nearly 70,000 retail workers, endorsed Wednesday an initiative to legalize marijuana.

OHIO:  The three largest Ohio branches of the union representing nearly 70,000 retail workers, endorsed Wednesday the ResponsibleOhio initiative to legalize marijuana. “The executive board of these locals, which are made up of rank-and-file members, made a decision to support this proposal because we want to make sure that we have good jobs in the Read the full article…

Marijuana Sales Top $12 Million; New Retailers Added … Still Just One In Seattle

n Washington, there are now 55 fully licensed retail outlets with another five approved and waiting on final licensing payments, said Mikhail Carpenter, a spokesman for the Washington State Liquor Control Board. (The stores licensed and published by the LCB are in the gallery above.)

WASHINGTON: Retail sales of state-licensed weed in Washington topped $12 million by Sept. 8 … and sales keep climbing. The improvement of sales in recreational marijuana here mirrors the steep growth in sales in Colorado, where the recreational market out-sold medical for the first time in July (the latest numbers from that state). The Cannabist Read the full article…

Utilities Struggle To Control Appetites In Energy-Hungry Marijuana Industry

"This has become a major issue with most of the regional utilities, now that we have legalized the recreational use of cannabis in this state. There is a huge new industry that's popping up, grow operations. They're getting as much as 200 watts per square foot of lighting power density, which is astronomical," he said. "How are they going to handle and manage this industry?"

WASHINGTON:  Kurt Nielsen is on a strange assignment, especially for a public employee. As the manager of the Lighting Design Lab, which is a spinoff of Seattle’s power company, he has been tasked with finding energy-efficient lights for the growing of marijuana. Most of the country’s legal cannabis farming, in Washington and Colorado, is happening Read the full article…