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Why are Some States’ Cannabis Programs Lagging?

Why are Some States’ Cannabis Programs Lagging?

The cannabis market continues to grow throughout the United States, but that doesn’t mean all states’ cannabis programs are growing equally. In fact, some states are lagging behind significantly.

Cracking Down on the Cannabis Black Market to Save Legal Sales

Cracking Down on the Cannabis Black Market to Save Legal Sales

Today, the illegal cannabis market continues to thrive – even in states that have legalized adult-use cannabis. As more states work to roll out new recreational cannabis programs this year and others are expected to approve adult-use cannabis through legislation, it’s essential to consider what’s happening in the illegal markets within states that have operational adult-use cannabis programs.

States that Could Legalize Cannabis in 2021

States that Could Legalize Cannabis in 2021

We’ve seen some significant developments in cannabis legalization in the United States during the first six weeks of 2021. The five states that legalized recreational and/or medical marijuana during the 2020 election have already started on their program implementation processes with Arizona aggressively approving more than 100 adult-use licenses.

3 Months after Election 2020 – What’s Happening in the Cannabis Industry?

3 Months after Election 2020 – What’s Happening in the Cannabis Industry?

It’s already been three months since the 2020 General Election. US voters elected a new president, Congress, state legislatures, and governors — most of whom are already settling into their positions for the legislative year. Additionally, five states’ voters made cannabis history by legalizing cannabis to some degree, either establishing medical or adult use markets, or in one case, launching both at the same time.

The Social Impact of Cannabis Legalization in the United States

The Social Impact of Cannabis Legalization in the United States

In recent years, there has been a greater focus on social equity issues in terms of cannabis business license distribution and laws that affect individuals and communities, including decriminalization, records expungement, and more. As a result, researchers have already been analyzing the effects of cannabis legalization on society in multiple studies that have already legalized medical and/or recreational marijuana.

When Cannabis Votes Don’t Turn into Cannabis Laws

When Cannabis Votes Don’t Turn into Cannabis Laws

The 2020 election ended with all state medical and recreational cannabis legalization ballots approved by voters. Specifically, adult-use cannabis was legalized in Arizona, New Jersey, Montana, and South Dakota.

Cannacurio: Nevada Industrial Hemp Overview

Cannacurio: Nevada Industrial Hemp Overview

The Nevada Department of Agriculture is the entity responsible for providing support to industrial hemp growers, seed producers and handlers. The Department defines these categories as follows:

Cannabis Businesses Invest in Their Futures with Political Donations

Cannabis Businesses Invest in Their Futures with Political Donations

Cannabis companies have been making political donations for years, and in 2020, those donations have continued to grow. In fact, some companies are investing aggressively to shape the future of the cannabis industry either by donating directly to campaigns ...

Cannabis and the 2020 Election

Cannabis and the 2020 Election

Next month, five states will be voting on seven ballot measures to legalize cannabis. A variety of proposals, including constitutional amendments, statutory initiatives, and alternative measures, could establish new medical cannabis markets in two states ...

New Testing Lab License Programs

New Testing Lab License Programs

Over the years, the evolution of the cannabis industry can be tracked along three distinct regulatory timelines: medical marijuana, adult-use (recreational) marijuana, and industrial hemp.

Cannacurio: Beneficial Owners, Backers & True Parties of Interest

Cannacurio: Beneficial Owners, Backers & True Parties of Interest

Connecticut is unique in that it requires “backers” of marijuana producers and dispensary facilities to get a license. The fee is $100 per year and it is tied to the supervisory license of a producer or dispensary.

Which States Allow You to Grow Your Own Recreational or Medical Cannabis?

Which States Allow You to Grow Your Own Recreational or Medical Cannabis?

As more states have approved medical and recreational cannabis in recent years, you might think the number of states that allow home growing of cannabis would increase somewhat proportionately. However, that’s not the case.

Michigan’s Adult-Use Cannabis Market Just Got More Competitive

Michigan’s Adult-Use Cannabis Market Just Got More Competitive

When the Michigan Regulation and Taxation of Marihuana Act of 2018 went into effect, it included a clause that gave existing medical cannabis license holders a huge two-year competitive advantage ...

Cannacurio: Cultivation Leaderboard (May 2020 Update)

Cannacurio: Cultivation Leaderboard (May 2020 Update)

We have been tracking key cannabis activities on the Cannacurio blog and this week we look at YTD cultivation licenses. Last time we checked California and Oklahoma were responsible for 94% of the new cultivation licenses issued

Cannacurio: Dispensary & Retailer Leaderboard (May 2020 Update)

Cannacurio: Dispensary & Retailer Leaderboard (May 2020 Update)

Through May 2020 the industry has added 554 licenses year to date with 88 in April and 77 in May. Those 554 represent an 8% increase from the 6,927 at the beginning of the year.

Cannacurio: Texas Hemp

Cannacurio: Texas Hemp

The 2018 Farm Bill legalized the commercial production of hemp and authorized states to submit state plans to administer hemp programs. On June 10, 2019, House Bill 1325, was signed into law by Texas Governor Greg Abbott.

Cannacurio: California Microbusinesses

Cannacurio: California Microbusinesses

Currently California’s Bureau of Cannabis Control has issued 267 active microbusiness licenses. In order to hold a California microbusiness license, a licensee must engage in at least three of the following cannabis business activities:

Cannacurio: Connecticut Hemp

Cannacurio: Connecticut Hemp

It is hemp season and today’s Cannacurio delves into the hemp licenses in our home state of Connecticut. Connecticut has three types of licenses right now that include cultivation, processing and manufacturing.

Cannacurio: Manufacturing Leaderboard (Q1 2020)

Cannacurio: Manufacturing Leaderboard (Q1 2020)

One part of the Cannabis value chain that we have not covered this year is Manufacturing. We ended 2019 with 4,804 active licenses. So far this year states have added 178 more or 3.7%.

Cannacurio: Cultivation Leaderboard (Q1 2020)

Cannacurio: Cultivation Leaderboard (Q1 2020)

We have been tracking key cannabis activities on the Cannacurio blog and this week we look back at Q1’s cultivation licenses. Last time we checked California and Oklahoma were responsible for 95% of the new cultivation licenses issued ...