Colorado Marijuana Report Card

By |November 5th, 2018|

The state of Colorado marijuana. Recently, the Department of Public Safety released a report on marijuana’s impact in the state. General findings appear to be positive, with a few trouble spots.

According to the report, there has been a significant drop in arrests “since recreational sales began in 2014.” This is mostly attributed to the decline in […]

Maine Recreational Marijuana Update

By |August 21st, 2018|

It has now been about 21 months since voters in Maine approved adult-use marijuana legalization. I last wrote about the Maine recreational marijuana market back in May of this year. Since Gov. Paul LePage’s veto decision was overturned by state lawmakers, recreational marijuana advocates are beginning to see some results. And Maine expects to begin […]

Your Cannabusiness is Failing, Here’s Why

By |July 23rd, 2018|

A lot of businesses fail. And odds don’t improve if you own a cannabusiness. This is not to put a damper on the excitement of owning your own business, but the truth is, businesses fail left and right. What you need to realize though, is that it is not all a crapshoot.

The main reason for […]

Anti-Marijuana Group Wants Michigan Marijuana Legalization

By |June 4th, 2018|

It’s the legislature’s move, says the Committee to Keep Pot out of Neighborhoods and Schools. Michigan marijuana legalization is on the ballot and ready to go to voters in November. But the Michigan group has been a staunch opponent of marijuana in the state. Now, they’ve switched their tune and are willing to go for […]

Recreational Marijuana Law Takes Hold in Maine – Governor Overridden

By |May 21st, 2018|

Maine can’t say the Governor didn’t try. The recreational marijuana market is now officially law. It is slated to launch possibly by 2019, but most likely by 2020. Gov. Paul LePage had previously vetoed the proposed cannabis bill. But the second time around, on May 2nd, lawmakers in the state opted to override the governor.

Back […]

420 Ready?

By |April 19th, 2018|

It’s almost here. To some, it is the ultimate marijuana meet-up of the year. To others, just another Friday. This day in question is of course, April 20th, known more commonly as 420. According to marijuana sales records collected by the Colorado Department of Revenue, exponential growth continues every year. Retail sales alone from the month of April grew […]

Be a Better Dispensary Manager

By |April 9th, 2018|

How do you know as a dispensary manager if your store is successful? You’re open during normal business hours and you have a steady flow of customers. You also sell enough product to warrant ordering more. But all of these business essentials give you only an anecdotal assessment. Determining actual level of success requires a […]

Selling Marijuana Legally

By |March 27th, 2018|

Compliance starts and ends with identification.
Checking a customer’s I.D. seems pretty straightforward: a quick look at the birthday to be sure they’re 21 or older, and they’re good to go. Not so fast. How do you know whether the I.D. is recognized by the Marijuana Enforcement Division (MED)? How do you know you are staying legal […]

You’re Safe for Now from Sessions

By |March 14th, 2018|

The Federal Government announced on Saturday that they won’t take on small-time marijuana cases. Attorney General Jeff Sessions said this decision stands even though the Justice Department recently lifted policy speaking to the contrary. Authorities didn’t pursue cases in states that had legalized marijuana during the Obama years.

The marijuana industry clearly recalls that back in […]

California Cannabis Tax: At What Expense?

By |March 8th, 2018|

Recreational marijuana sales officially began January 1st in the state of California. With a market as big as California, marijuana tax revenue potential is extremely high, like beer sales level high. A recent state of the industry report performed by BDS Analytics estimates by the end of 2018, cannabis sales will reach $3.7 billion. Then […]