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 Today, that remark seems pretty outdated.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.
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 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.
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.
Canopy Growth’s deal to buy Acreage Holdings has hit a snag, and New Jersey is mired in petty politics.
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.