New York’s Legal Cannabis Businesses Weigh In On Recreational Legalization

Budget outlines. Drafted tax proposals. It’s almost a sure bet that New York is going to legalize adult-use recreational cannabis. Governor Andrew Cuomo pledged to legalize recreational marijuana in 2020, and it appears he’s going to work to do just that. The only glitch? After royally screwing up the state’s medical marijuana program, medical marijuana […]

Alaska State Regulators Approve On-Site Consumption

After almost a year of waiting and eager anticipation, it’s happened. Alaska’s Marijuana Control Board regulators approved two retail applications. They issued permits for on-site recreational cannabis consumption with a vote of 3-2. The first approved application and license was awarded to GoodSinse LLC in Fairbanks. The business plans to open in the summer. The […]

How Vape Companies Are Using Technology To Regain Consumer Confidence Following Health Crisis

For both cannabis consumers and companies, chalk it up to a lesson learned. The vaping crisis officially kicked off on August 23, 2019, when Illinois reported the first vape-related death. After a rash of hospitalizations and deaths attributed to vaping, the FDA launched a criminal investigation in September. Now it’s high time for the marijuana […]

Alaska Breaks Monthly Cannabis Tax Revenue Record With $2 Million Reaching State Coffers

Let’s face it – Alaska is a vast state (larger than Texas, California and Montana combined), and despite the relatively sparse, far-flung population, they do things big. The state is home to robust oil, timber, mining and fishing industries, but that isn’t all: they can also claim substantial tax revenues from legal cannabis sales. And […]