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How are Michigan Recreational Marijuana Sales Doing? $1 Billion in Just 12 Months and Counting

In November 2018, Michigan voters approved the legalization of adult-use cannabis, however, its recreational cannabis market launched in December 2019.  it totaled more than $500 million a few months later. According to a report from Detroit Metro Times, the state now has over 260 recreational cannabis stores and more than 410 licensed dispensaries for medical …

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5 is the New 10 – Feds Set Standard Dose of THC in Cannabis Product Testing to 5mg of THC

Having a standard dose will make it simpler to analyze THC-related cannabis studies, which has become a top priority for the NIDA as well as the National Advisory Council on Drug Abuse. “It is not the intent of this Notice to prescribe the quantity of THC that is permissible for use in research projects. Indeed, …

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Bad actors to blame for inaccurate cannabis labels? Not so fast

All cannabis consumers have a right to confidently know the contents of the products they purchase. But ongoing random, observational and longitudinal studies have demonstrated that many product labels in the cannabis sector don’t concur with independent analytical test results. Many in the cannabis industry have come to regard some as “bad players” when labels …

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Canada’s sixth-biggest city to consider lifting ban on cannabis stores

Mississauga – Canada’s sixth-largest city by population – is going to have an opportunity to reconsider its existing ban on legal cannabis stores in early June, MJBizDaily has learned. The city, which is near Toronto, is among nearly 70 municipalities in Ontario that prohibited regulated cannabis stores from setting up shop after Canada legalized adult-use …

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New Mexico seeks to fill marijuana regulatory positions

New Mexico regulators are seeking to fill seven positions within a new marijuana oversight agency as soon as possible as the state gears up for a potential $425 million adult-use market. The available positions in the nascent Cannabis Control Division include: Director. Legal counsel. Deputy director of business operations. Licensing manager. Budget manager. Businesses operations …

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Canadian cannabis sales rebound to almost CA$300 million in March

Canadian retail sales of regulated adult-use cannabis increased by 13.8% in March compared to February, rebounding from a decline during the previous month, according to the latest data from Statistics Canada. The March cannabis sales figures were not adjusted to account for the fact the month has three more days than February. On a national …

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The Marijuana Regulation and Taxation Act: I’m in a New York State of Mind

Over the last few weeks we have seen a number of articles about New York’s Marijuana Regulation and Taxation Act (MRTA) written by attorneys based outside of New York or (worse yet) attorneys who are not licensed to practice law in New York. We have been pretty “vocal” about the importance of selecting the right …

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Handful of cannabis retailers finally open under L.A. social equity program

The Artist Tree in Koreatown is open for business – finally. The Los Angeles cannabis retailer – which operates under the holding company TAT Koreatown – received temporary approval from the city to operate in mid-April, nearly 20 months after signing a lease on its 2,200-square-foot property on Western Avenue. The Artist Tree is one …

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