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Wholesale Hemp Prices Drop By 75% As Supply Outpaces CBD Demand

As farmers across the nation continue to convert crop land to industrial hemp, wholesale prices for the cannabis cousin have dropped significantly.  If it feels like hemp CBD products are popping up everywhere you look, you’re probably right. But hemp supply isn’t just excessive in the retail market. As the CBD trend continues to peak, market analysts now say that …

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Tennessee State Legislator Introduces Cannabis Legalization Bill

The Volunteer State’s first full-scale legalization bill would set a 12% tax rate on pot products and cap sales at half an ounce. A new bill introduced in the Tennessee state senate would legalize cannabis for adults 21 and older and construct a local industry of cultivators, processors, distributors, and dispensaries. According to the Memphis CBS affiliate WREG, Democratic State …

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California Cannabis Regulators Push for Mandatory QR Code License Verification from Legal Dispensaries

The scannable verification codes are Golden State officials latest tool to try and eliminate the cannabis black market. California cannabis regulators proposed an emergency change to the state’s standard operating procedure late last week, advancing a rule that would require dispensaries and distributors to publicly display a digitally readable QR code to confirm the business’ license status. According to CNN, …

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Majority Of New Yorkers Now Support Cannabis Legalization

While lawmakers bicker about cannabis reform in Albany, more Empire State residents are voicing their support for marijuana legalization than ever before. The Big Apple is finally ready to go green. After decades of reputation building as one of the country’s most over-policed states, New Yorkers are finally speaking up in support of cannabis legalization. According to the New York …

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Washington State Legislators Introduce Bill to Ban High-THC Cannabis Concentrates

The Evergreen State proposal would completely restructure the local legal weed industry and eliminate some of the markets most popular products.  A new proposal in the Washington State legislature has the potential to upend nearly the entire local cannabis industry and eliminate entire product categories from dispensary shelves. According to a deep dive from Leafly’s Ben Aldin, the recently introduced …

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Michigan Cops Raid Unlicensed Pot Shops Weeks After Legal Sales Start

In a scene reminiscent of Los Angeles’ struggle with black market pot shops, Michigan cops took down a number of unlicensed Detroit dispensaries late last week. Yes, cannabis is legal in Michigan, but that didn’t stop state police officers from gearing up in military-issue camouflage and heavy artillery late last week during a far-reaching raid on multiple Detroit pot shops. …

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Colorado Cracks $1.6 Billion in Annual Cannabis Sales for the First Time Ever

America’s first legal weed market is still going strong despite growing competition across the country. In the nearly six years since Colorado debuted the United States’ first adult-use legal weed market, the Rocky Mountain State has taken on new life as tourist hot spot for stoners from across the globe. But as cities like Las Vegas, Los Angeles, and Chicago …

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Indiana Activists Push for Cannabis Legalization

Legalization advocates rallied at the Indiana State House this week, demanding cannabis reform in the Midwest state. A group of cannabis legalization activists and state legislators gathered at the Indiana capitol building in Indianapolis early this week to rally for marijuana law reform and demand and end to local pot prohibition. According to the Chicago Tribune, several groups lead by …

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Nevada Businesses Officially Barred from Using Pre-Employment Pot Screenings

Silver State businesses can still give employees the axe for coming to work high, but can no longer pre-screen potential hires for weed. Nevada pot smokers can now apply for new jobs without worrying about month-long tolerance breaks, fake pee, cranberry pills or any other trappings of cannabis drug testing. According to Las Vegas NBC affiliate KSNV, the Silver State’s …