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Marijuana Sales Fund $9.2 Million in School Pot Prevention, Health Care Programs

School nurse Rhonda Valdez is on the front lines of student health at Wheat Ridge High School, treating myriad concerns '” flu outbreaks, diabetes, severe allergies, body image issues, football-related concussions. The job is rewarding and keeps her busy, but the longtime registered nurse and 18-year veteran of Jefferson County Schools is taking on a […]

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Categories: Colorado, Economy, Marijuana Industry, marijuana sales

How Legalization Caused the Price of Marijuana to Collapse

All the diverse effects of legalizing recreational marijuana may not be clear for a number of years, but one consequence has become evident almost immediately: Pot has never been so cheap. Steven Davenport of the Pardee Rand Graduate School has analyzed marijuana retail prices in Washington state since legal recreational markets opened in July 2014. Remarkably, […]

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Categories: Dispensaries, Economy, Marijuana Industry, marijuana sales, Washington

Cannabis Industry Deluged with Resumes from Millennials

DOYLESTOWN, Pa. '” Growing up in a Colonial home in Downingtown, Alessandro Cesario cultivated an interest in the family garden, trying to become '"in tune'" with plants and insects, and by the time he was 16, he knew he wanted to work with plants in his career. Specifically, one plant: cannabis. So he spent four […]

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Categories: Economy, Jobs, Marijuana Industry

Sessions Looks Set to Back off His Marijuana Crackdown

Despite Attorney General Jeff Sessions’s well-known anti-pot prejudices, a broad federal crackdown on marijuana in states that have legalized it seems unlikely in light of the recommendations from a Justice Department subcommittee charged with studying the issue. The Associated Press reports that the panel, part of the DOJ’s Task Force on Crime Reduction and Public Safety, “has come […]

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Categories: Dispensaries, Economy, Legalization, Legislation, Marijuana Industry, Nationwide

Colorado Marijuana Sales Top $750 Million at 2017 Midpoint

Halfway through 2017, Colorado's marijuana retailers amassed more than $750 million in sales, according to The Cannabist's extrapolations of the latest tax data released by the state. Covering both the medical and adult-use markets, the sales of flower, edibles and concentrates through June 2017 are up 25.7 percent compared with the first half of 2016, […]

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Categories: Colorado, Dispensaries, Economy, Marijuana Industry, marijuana sales, Recreational, Tax Revenues

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