Canada Officially Legalizes Adult-Use Cannabis

  • Posted by CO 420 Websites
  • On October 17, 2018
Its Official: On October 17, Canada will become the second country in the world to legalize recreational cannabis making it legal for adults 18 years-and-older to purchase, possess, and grow cannabis. 
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Competition Drives Colorado Cannabis Market

  • Posted by CO 420 Websites
  • On August 15, 2018
The Colorado marijuana industry continues to be a competitive and thriving market nearly five years after adult-use sales began. A new report commissioned by the Colorado MED focuses on falling prices, increasing potency, and market consolidation & competition...
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California Marijuana Industry Faces Regulation Woes

  • Posted by CO 420 Websites
  • On August 8, 2018
The roll-out of adult-use sales in the world's largest cannabis market has been a bit of a mess - Rec marijuana sales became legal in California as of Jan. 1st, but, a whole slew of issues including steep taxes, licensing delays, regulations, and testing backlogs have contributed to plenty of frustration...
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California Bans CBD Extracted from Hemp in Edibles

  • Posted by CO 420 Websites
  • On July 27, 2018
California health regulators announced that hemp-derived CBD cannot be used in edibles (both food and drink) for either humans or pets. The rule change is a huge blow to the state's industrial hemp industry and has left much confusion in its wake...
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Red & Swing States Warming Up to Marijuana

  • Posted by CO 420 Websites
  • On July 12, 2018
Last month, Oklahoma became the 30th state to legalize medical marijuana. Oklahoma has long been known as a "law-and-order" state, so the fact that a medical marijuana initiative passed with a 57% win shows just how much public opinion has shifted...
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Why Marketing & Brand Design is So Important

  • Posted by CO 420 Websites
  • On July 5, 2018
Good marketing has always been important to any business, but when you're a cannabis start-up, your marketing and your brand can be the difference between success and failure....
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Jobs in Cannabis Continue to Skyrocket

  • Posted by CO 420 Websites
  • On February 7, 2018
Employment in the cannabis industry is eclipsing some of the fastest-growing fields in the country, including healthcare and tech. Across the U.S., it's estimated that some 122,000 people work in cannabis...
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California Opens for Recreational Marijuana Sales

  • Posted by CO 420 Websites
  • On January 4, 2018
Recreational marijuana sales in California officially began January 1. The most populous state in the nation, California is home to nearly 40 million people--and expectations are high that the state's marijuana market will earn billions of dollars...
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2017: The Year in Weed

  • Posted by CO 420 Websites
  • On December 27, 2017
2017 began with Attorney General Jeff Sessions vowing to end legalized marijuana, but just days away from the start of a new year, the weed industry is growing faster than ever...
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Denver Coffee Shop First to Apply for Social Pot Use

  • Posted by CO 420 Websites
  • On December 13, 2017
More than a year after Denver voters approved social marijuana use at licensed businesses, the city has received its first application: The Coffee Joint in west Denver will be the first in the city to allow vaping and the consumption of edibles...
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Recreational Marijuana Sales Begin in California Jan. 1

  • Posted by CO 420 Websites
  • On December 6, 2017
2018 is just around the corner, and California's recreational marijuana program is set to launch on January 1. The state is expected to become the country's largest marijuana market, generating $4.5-$5 billion in annual sales...
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Legal Marijuana Leads to Fewer Opioid Related Deaths

  • Posted by CO 420 Websites
  • On October 19, 2017
There's a growing body of evidence that marijuana is beneficial to opioid users and effective at treating chronic pain. Marijuana essentially has zero chance of fatal overdose. The University of Michigan published a study in 2016 that found that chronic pain sufferers who used marijuana saw a 64-percent drop in opioid use...
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Gorilla Glue Settles in Trademark Suit vs. Cannabis Strain

  • Posted by CO 420 Websites
  • On October 6, 2017
In what may be a sign of things to come, the adhesive brand Gorilla Glue Co. has reached a settlement with the Las Vegas-based cannabis company behind Gorilla Glue #4 (as well as #1 and #5). The Gorilla Glue Co. filed a trademark infringement suit against GG Strains back in March of this year...
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Hawaii the First State to Require Debit-Only Cannabis Sales

  • Posted by CO 420 Websites
  • On September 14, 2017
Beginning Oct. 1, Hawaii will be the first state in the U.S. to require cashless-only cannabis sales. A Colorado-based credit union will permit dispensaries in Hawaii to open bank accounts, and a debit app called CanPay will enable patients to purchase cannabis with their smartphones...
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Alaska’s Expanding Cannabis Market Sets New Sales Record

  • Posted by CO 420 Websites
  • On September 7, 2017
The Alaska Department of Revenue reported that they collected nearly $600,000 in marijuana tax revenue during July--which equals about a third of the total marijuana tax revenue brought in last fiscal year. The figures are the highest to date in Alaska since recreational sales began last October...
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Denver Ready to Issue Cannabis Social Use Licenses

  • Posted by CO 420 Websites
  • On August 31, 2017
The problem of where to consume cannabis in Colorado has been an issue since recreational marijuana use was approved by voters in 2012. Now, five years later, the city of Denver is ready to become the first in the nation to launch a program allowing businesses to set up social marijuana consumption areas...
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