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[REGIONAL NEWS] ‘Getting worse, not better’: Illegal pot market booming in California despite legalization

Posted by   /  April 28, 2019  /  Cannabis  /  No Comments

A worker packages cannabis at the CMX Distribution facility in Costa Mesa, Calif. The center is a licensed medical marijuana distributor./CreditJenna Schoenefeld for The New York Times By Thomas Fuller | The New York Times In the forests of Northern California, raids by law enforcement officials continue to uncover illicit marijuana farms. In Southern California, […]

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Cannabis, marijuana, weed, pot? Just call It a job machine

Posted by   /  April 26, 2019  /  Cannabis  /  No Comments

Photo Jim Wilson / The New York Times By Conor Dougherty | The New York Times David Dancer is a 48-year-old marketing executive who has worked for big brands like Charles Schwab and Teleflora. A year ago, he got a call from a recruiter for a different kind of company: MedMen, a cannabis retailer that has […]

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[REGIONAL NEWS] Utah is allowing only 10 cannabis farms. Will that be enough to supply the state’s new medical marijuana program?

Posted by   /  April 22, 2019  /  Cannabis, Regional News  /  No Comments

By Bethany Rodgers If the cannabis industry perfectly complied with Utah’s expectations, it would grow 84,292.98 plants annually. These perfectly obedient plants would offer 10.4 million grams of THC (marijuana’s psychoactive compound), enough to supply exactly 100,000 patients with 2 grams of cannabinoids per week for the entire year.  Illustration by Christopher Cherrington / The […]

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Hemp in, spinach out as investors throw money at newly legal CBD

Posted by   /  April 18, 2019  /  Cannabis, Economy  /  No Comments

Mile High Labs has developed a new extraction system it says will boost CBD production. Source: Mile High Labs / Bloomberg By Hema Parmar and Craig Giammona | Bloomberg When Patrick Horsman’s small private equity firm purchased 10,000 acres in Yuma County, Arizona, in 2016, organic spinach and lettuce were on the menu. Then the […]

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High and dry: Real estate issues present major hurdle for Valley cannabis companies

Posted by   /  April 12, 2019  /  Cannabis  /  No Comments

Arizona’s medical marijuana law allows cities to set dispensary and cultivation facility location restrictions By Corina Vanek | Phoenix Business Journal Nearly 10 years after Arizona voters legalized marijuana for medical use, dispensary owners and attorneys who work with the industry cite an unlikely hindrance in opening up shop: real estate. “Real estate is hands […]

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ACLU says Bill Montgomery’s office is still prosecuting medical marijuana patients

Posted by   /  April 9, 2019  /  Cannabis  /  No Comments

Medical cannabis extract By Elizabeth Whtiman | Phoenix New Times County Attorney’s Office, led by ardent weed opponent Bill Montgomery, is still prosecuting medical marijuana patients for extracts whose legality is under review by the Arizona Supreme Court, according to the Arizona chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union. Related:Overheard: Maricopa County Prosecutor Jon Eliason […]

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New marijuana dispensary in Peoria marks sign of the times

Posted by   /  April 2, 2019  /  Cannabis  /  No Comments

By Philip Haldiman | YourValley.net A new medical marijuana dispensary — Peoria’s fifth — will be built near the northeast corner of 88th Avenue and Thunderbird Road. The city recently approved the proposal with no opposition, a reflection of the shifted perspective on medical marijuana being sold in local communities. Today 33 states have legalized […]

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Bianchi: Medical marijuana is a regulated program benefiting patients

Posted by   /  April 1, 2019  /  Cannabis  /  No Comments

Laura Bianchi (Editor’s note: Opinion pieces are published for discussions purposes only) By Laura Bianchi | YourValley.net Peoria recently approved its fifth medical marijuana dispensary within city boundaries, a sign of the evolving perceptions surrounding the beneficial drug. When voters approved the Arizona Medical Marijuana Act in 2010, there was already support for the program, […]

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Meet the ASU grad atop the cannabis industry world — he just signed an $850M deal

Posted by   /  April 1, 2019  /  Cannabis  /  No Comments

Steve White By Ryan Randazzo | Arizona Republic  Steve White remembers telling his parents several years ago his plan to leave a successful business law career to launch a medical marijuana company, which was —and remains — illegal under federal law. The 1995 Arizona State University graduate who swam and played basketball at Corona Del […]

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Harvest of AZ takes a different approach to medical marijuana

Posted by   /  March 31, 2019  /  Cannabis  /  No Comments

Steve White By Georgann Yara | Special for the Arizona Business Gazette The absence of the usual signals — a lighted green cross or a bright green leaf with the distinctive spikey leaves — is not a coincidence. It’s truly by design. It was a deliberate decision Harvest of AZ CEO Steve White and his […]

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