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Data Shows Growing Number of Native American Tribal Cannabis Business Owners

As more states continue to legalize adult-use cannabis, we’re witnessing a growing trend surrounding ownership of cannabis businesses — namely that Native American tribes are investing in cannabis with tribal-owned stores becoming increasingly more common in recent years. According to data published in MJBizDaily, the number of tribally owned retailers has grown by roughly 25%… Keep Reading

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Adult-Use Cannabis Generates Over $20B in State Tax Revenue

Revenue generated by adult-use cannabis markets in the U.S. is showing its true impact on the economy. According to a report  by the Marijuana Policy Project (MPP) adult-use cannabis markets generated over $20 billion in tax revenue since launching in Colorado and Washington a decade ago. In November 2012, Colorado legalized marijuana for adults over… Keep Reading

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Ohio Committee Approved Adult-Use Sales Plan

Ohio is finally moving forward with a plan to implement adult-use cannabis sales in the state. Ohio voters approved Issue 2 in November 2023, making it the 24th state to legalize adult-use cannabis. According to the new state law, adults can possess up to 2.5 ounces of cannabis and grow up to six plants at… Keep Reading

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Signatures for South Dakota Adult-Use Cannabis Initiative Submitted

Advocates in South Dakota recently turned in a batch of signatures to get their adult-use cannabis initiative on the ballot in November. South Dakotans for Better Marijuana Laws (SDBML) collected 29,030 signatures and submitted them on May 7, which was the deadline set by the Secretary of State Monae Johnson’s office. Out of that amount,… Keep Reading

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Medical Cannabis Program on the Decline in New Jersey

Medical cannabis is at odds with adult-use cannabis industries in most states where recreational cannabis is legal. This is also the case for New Jersey, where its medical cannabis program patient numbers have decreased significantly. According to a recent report published by the New Jersey Monitor, patients believe that the medical program isn’t being maintained.… Keep Reading

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Most Affected: Humberto Ramirez, Isolated in Prison for Pot

On November 17, 2020, two weeks after New Jersey citizens voted to legalize adult-use cannabis, Humberto “Berto” Ramirez was sentenced to a mandatory two years in state prison, with a possible maximum of seven years. On February 19, 2019, the then-43-year-old Ramirez, who often goes by “Bert,” was arrested on second-degree drug charges in Middle… Keep Reading

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