CDC Shares Advice for Businesses That Employ Drivers in Legal Cannabis States

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) published advice for businesses that employ drivers in states where marijuana is legal on how to mitigate the risk of impaired driving. In its blog post, the CDC’s National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) notes the dangers of driving under the influence of THC but […]

GMP and its Role in the Cannabis Industry

Though marijuana legalization continues to spread across the US at the state level, there has been little progress on implementing standardized cannabis manufacturing rules and regulations to ensure product safety and quality. This is because of marijuana’s federally illegal status, which means federal agencies like the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the Drug Enforcement […]

Study Shows Marijuana Can Both Help and Hinder Start-Up Businesses

A recent first-of-its-kind study harbors both good and bad news for start-up entrepreneurs who use marijuana – while it may help inspire bold and innovative business ideas, those ideas are often not very realistic in practice. The study, courtesy of researchers at Washington State University, assessed the business ideas generated by both users and nonusers […]

Florida’s Marijuana Market Is Poised for Explosive Growth

Florida is on the cusp of adult recreational use marijuana legalization. Cusp doesn’t begin to describe the sheer potential a recreational marketplace has in the Sunshine State. The state currently has a framework to support the current number of 22 Medical Marijuana Treatment Centers (MMTC), expanding their own operations via vertically integrated licensing. The state’s […]

New Jersey Implements Projected $1 Billion Recreational Cannabis Market

New Jersey is jumping aboard the cannabis train. Voters in the state recently legalized adult-use; anticipated annual sales are expected to top a billion dollars by 2024. Whether or not this development will push other neighboring states, like Maryland and Virginia, to legalize recreational cannabis remains to be determined. Still, marijuana advocacy groups like the […]

Cannabis Vape Pen Market Growth Slows as Manufacturers Seek to Rebuild Consumer Confidence

The downward trend in all things vape kicked off in 2019 and hasn’t picked up since. Despite the downturn, there are signs that a product rebound is on the horizon. The good news? Growth is happening again. The Seattle-based data analytic firm Headset reported that in California, Colorado, Nevada, Oregon, and Washington, vape sales jumped […]

Cannabis Sales Surged Throughout 2020, and Growth Expected to Continue

The pandemic, which proved devastating to many businesses, had the opposite effect on the marijuana industry. Sales of both medical and recreational weed in 2020 toppled sales records in states like Colorado and Oregon, where sales have been legal for several years. New markets, like those in Illinois and Ohio, started off incredibly strong. They […]

From Medical to Rec: New Recreational Marijuana Markets Are Being Launched Increasingly Fast

Back when California legalized medical marijuana in 1996, a whopping 7,308 days passed from that benchmark to when recreational adult-use launched officially. That’s 20 years, in case anyone was wondering, and a sharp contrast to California’s reputation as a liberal state. Despite the tortoise-like pace of California, western states have bravely fought for medical marijuana […]