Wholesale marijuana prices surge in Nevada in response to new recreational program
Wholesale marijuana prices in Nevada increased sharply around the July 1 rollout of the states new recreational program, a week in which businesses faced stronger-than-anticipated demand and supply shortages caused by hiccups in the distribution process.
According to figures provided by Cannabis Benchmarks a Connecticut-based provider of wholesale marijuana pricing data the four-week trailing average price per pound of wholesale cannabis increased for the first time in months, suggesting that Nevada marijuana businesses significantly underestimated the demand for recrea....
The Joint Blog | July 6, 2017 Those convicted of marijuana-related charges, and those in neighborhoods that police have excessively targeted for drug crimes, will be given 50 of all marijuana business licenses distributed by the city.
Reparations for Drug War: Oakland to Give 50 of Marijuana Licenses to Those Most Effected
Oaklands city council has unanimously given approval to the Equity Permit Program. The new law mandates that half of all licenses for marijuana businesses be given to Oakland residents who have either been imprisoned for a cannabis crime in the past 10 years, or live in one of several specific neighborhoods that cops have been shown to aggressively and excessively target in an attempt to arrest drug users.
Communities of color have been negatively and disproportionately impacted by disparate enforcement of cannabis laws, states the ordinances WHEREAS section. It also notes ....
The Washington Post | July 7 | MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay
In Uruguays marijuana experiment, the government is your pot dealer
Marijuana club operator Marco Algorta is seen growing a strain known as ``Colombian Red`` in a rooftop greenhouse on June 22 in Montevideo, Uruguay, the world`s first nation to fully legalize cannabis. (image: Nick Miroff)
In coming weeks, cannabis-seeking citizens in this small South American nation will be able to walk into a pharmacy and buy government-approved marijuana for the state-mandated price of $1.30 a gram. No questions asked. No doctors note required.
If that sounds like an attempt to create a stoner republic on the South Atlantic, would-be tourists should know a few things.
Uruguay is the worlds first country to fully legalize the production, sale and consumption of marijuana. But under its strict rules, there will be no Amsterdam-style smoking cafes, and foreigners wont have ....
The New York Times | JULY 7, 2017 | BELVIDERE, N.J.
Marijuana Industry Gears Up After N.J. Candidate Backs Legalization
Marijuana plants in a grow room at Breakwater Treatment and Wellness Center, a medical marijuana dispensary in Cranbury, N.J. Credit (image:Bryan Anselm for The New York Times)
Stacks of rsums from retired state troopers sit on a desk just outside the Terra Tech farm here, though the need for experienced armed security appears excessive amid the serene setting and the scent of basil and rosemary growing at the five-acre indoor farm.
The troopers, however, are hoping to work for the companys next major agricultural expansion in New Jersey: marijuana.
They told us, Keep us in mind for when you guys do get that cannabis permit, said Mike James, the chief financial officer for Terra Tech, which owns five marijuana farms and dispensaries around the c....
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