Archive: recreational marijuana
News Fix: Cannabis Industry Reaches New Highs
By Allison Brickell on April 20, 2022
It’s April 20, which means cannabis enthusiasts around the country are celebrating what Ronald Reagan once called “probably the most dangerous drug in the United States.” Today, that remark seems pretty outdated. A full 37 states have legalized marijuana in some form (medically or recreationally). Eighteen states have legalized recreational marijuana. And an overwhelming majority of Americans support legalization. A 2021 Pew Research poll shows a staggering 91% of Americans…
Two Ways to Resolve the Opioid Crisis
By Andy Gordon on November 13, 2019
More than 400,000 Americans have died from opioid overdoses. But there’s a solution - and two different methods to approach it.
Recreational Marijuana Legalization Would Create Seven Times More Cannabis Jobs in Florida
By Allison Brickell on October 21, 2019
A new study shows legal recreational marijuana in Florida could dramatically increase the number of cannabis jobs in the state. Here’s how close the state is to legalization.
Colorado’s Legal Cannabis Market Grows Stronger
By Allison Brickell on August 12, 2019
Colorado sold about twice as much recreational marijuana as medical marijuana last year. That’s a reflection of both the growing recreational market and Colorado’s smart way of approaching it.
Illinois Set to Expunge More Than 700,000 Pot Crimes From Criminal Records
By Adam Sharp on July 5, 2019
Illinois is the second-largest state to fully legalize cannabis. And it’s also doing something unexpected.
Cannabis Report: MedMen Expanding Into Florida
By Early Investing on June 20, 2019
This week in weed, MedMen begins its ambitious Florida expansion, Texas takes a big step forward and New York stumbles in its attempt to legalize recreational marijuana before the end of its legislative session.
Cannabis Report: Illinois Legalizes Recreational Marijuana, FDA Talks CBD
By Early Investing on June 6, 2019
There’s big news out of Illinois and the FDA this week. Illinois legalized recreational marijuana and the FDA had a hearing on CBD regulations.
Cannabis Report: Canopy Growth’s Acreage Deal Meets Resistance; New Jersey Gets Petty
By Early Investing on May 9, 2019
Canopy Growth’s deal to buy Acreage Holdings has hit a snag, and New Jersey is mired in petty politics.
Cannabis Report: Florida Aims for Business-Friendly Industry; California’s Legal Market Struggles; A New IPO
By Early Investing on January 31, 2019
In this week’s Cannabis Report, a new cannabis company joins the Canadian Securities Exchange, Florida aims to ease up industry requirements and California’s legal market suffocates under heavy taxes.
Massachusetts Turns to Marijuana to Stay Warm
By Allison Brickell on January 28, 2019
Last week, Massachusetts saw its recreational marijuana sales climb to a record high before dropping down to a major low as a major winter storm rolled through.
NIMBY Slows Recreational Marijuana Growth in Michigan
By Vin Narayanan on January 5, 2019
In the first News Fix of the year, we’re addressing startup logos, recreational marijuana and Bitmain.