Too Few Licenses Impacts Oregon Cannabis Market

Legal cannabis sales continue to rise according to a new report from New Frontier

 An Analysis of the Office of Neighborhood Involvement Marijuana Program Statistics By Beau R. Whitney, Whitney Economics Highlights 19 out of 355 recreational licenses (or 5.4%) submitted to the City of Portland’s Office of Neighborhood Involvement have been issue in 2016 This represents an impact of $22.25M of monthly revenue to all Portland based cannabis businesses Read the full article…

Revolution Enterprises Wins Preliminary Approval To Dispense Cannabis In Maryland

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MARYLAND: Revolution Maryland Retail LLC received preliminary authorization to operate a medical cannabis dispensary in Maryland. Revolution Maryland Retail was awarded license pre-approval to operate in Maryland’s Senatorial District 34 following a competitive licensing process that drew 811 applications for up to 109 available licenses statewide. District 34 sits northeast of Baltimore along the Interstate 95 corridor, and encompasses a majority Read the full article…

Humboldt’s Finest Launches Craft Cannabis Brand

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CALIFORNIA: A collective of Humboldt County, California cannabis farms have announced an alliance to create America’s craft cannabis brand: Humboldt’s Finest. Since 1996, the Humboldt’s Finest farmers have mastered sustainable growing practices to produce the world’s finest sun grown cannabis products. In December 2016, Humboldt’s Finest will introduce a premium cannabis flower line featuring five of their most sought after strains grown in what is Read the full article…

ACCL Announces Pesticide Warning For Cannabis In North America

"Pesticide residues are not known to breakdown by heat of process or by biodegradation and remain toxic in the plant or soil for lengthy periods of time."

CALIFORNIA: The Association of Commercial Cannabis Laboratories (ACCL) released a statement today offering information on the continuing concern of pesticide contamination on Cannabis. ACCL members in several states have detected high levels of various cultivating agents that are being used to combat numerous types of fungal and insect based assaults during cultivation.  As member laboratories continue to Read the full article…

Oregon Cannabis Industry Survey Predicts $10 Million Tax Revenue Decrease Due To Changes In Testing Protocol

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OREGON: Cannabis industry economist Beau Whitney of Whitney Economics and the Oregon Cannabis Business Council today jointly released the results of a survey conducted this November that predicts a $10 million drop in fourth-quarter state tax revenue, a $187.5 million uptick in black-market sales, and layoffs and dispensary closures statewide due to Oregon Health Authority Read the full article…

Introducing California’s First Mainstream Cannabis Beauty Line, High Gorgeous

California's first cannabis beauty brand

CALIFORNIA: It can heal dry skin, reduce inflammation, and kick cellulite to the curb. That’s why cannabis is the star of each one of these new lotions, body butters, bubble baths, and lip balms that will have everyone saying, High Gorgeous! With packaging that looks perfect on big beauty chains’ shelves, and names like High-Biscus, Plain Jane 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…

Stoners No More: Upscale Purchasers Of Brand Name Cannabis Products Break Stereotypes

The New Cannabis Consumer

NEW YORK: A new class of Cannabis Consumers is reshaping marijuana culture. These individuals break the ‘out of it’ stoner stereotype in favor of feeling more ‘present’ and ‘mindful’ while they consume cannabis. They also actively seek out cannabis products that are high quality, high-end and often artfully branded and packaged. According to a new study by Miner Read the full article…

Trailer Park Boys Choose OrganiGram as Strategic Cannabis Partner

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CANADA: OrganiGram Holdings announced that it has been chosen as the exclusive Canadian cannabis producer, business partner and brand developer for Nova Scotia-based Trailer Park Boys (“TPB”). As part of the agreement, OrganiGram will work with the team at TPB Productions Ltd. to develop branding, packaging, and a competitive product portfolio targeted towards recreational marijuana consumers and Read the full article…

Digipath’s Todd Denkin On The Passage of Recreational Cannabis in Nevada and Impact On Lab Testing Market

As the Nevada recreational market becomes operational, the increase in the number of potential consumers and cultivation facilities is expected to push the industry's focus towards more standardized cannabis lab testing

NEVADA: Digipath, an independent cannabis lab testing and media firm, believes that Nevada’s recent approval of the recreational use of cannabis will push the industry to more standardized lab testing practices, resulting in a highly favorable long-term impact on Nevada’s cannabis lab testing market. The combination of shifting public opinion and success experienced over the past Read the full article…