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The 32-Year-Old Tasked With Making Legal Weed Work Queens native Christopher Alexander is building the market from scratch.

Toward the end of July, around 40 people gathered at the Black Spectrum Theatre in Queens to voluntarily sit through a PowerPoint presentation. It was part of a public forum organized…

Using Data and Insights to Create Winning Cannabis Markets 

By Roy Bingham With nearly 80% of adults open to consuming cannabis in fully legal states and cannabis regulations loosening across the country, markets are continuing to develop at an…

Utah Synthetic: Lezli Engelking and FOCUS for the Audit (Part Two)

In Part 1 of this two-part look at Utah’s ongoing struggle with synthetic cannabinoids, Christine Stenquist of TRUCE, a Utah-based patient advocacy group, outlined the roots of the situation, the…

Cannabis-tech firm Weedmaps is cutting up to 25% of its employees as the industry’s downturn continues

Weedmaps is cutting up to 175 employees, or 25% of its workforce, amid a tough stretch for the cannabis-reviews site. The company told Insider that the majority of the cuts…

How the plan to pass a weed package went awry

Opposition from key Republicans, most notably Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, derailed hopes of attaching cannabis provisions to a must-pass defense spending bill. Democrats almost had a weed deal —…

Marijuana legalization in Missouri takes effect Thursday

Marijuana legalization in Missouri takes effect Thursday, capping a 50-year effort to end prohibition and allowing individuals to legally possess 3 ounces or less of marijuana flower. Consumers — defined…

Lawmakers face closing window to pass landmark bipartisan marijuana bill

Lawmakers are facing a rapidly closing window to get key marijuana legislation across the finish line in the lame-duck session. Despite fetching broad bipartisan support in the House and Senate,…

California Large Licensing Gets Really Small

By Griffen Thorne, Attorney at Harris Bricken California law required the state Department of Cannabis Control to begin accepting large license applications on January 1, 2023. Earlier this year, DCC…

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