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Virginia lawmakers approve recreational marijuana legalization, positioning state to be 16th to OK adult use

Virginia lawmakers on Saturday narrowly approved compromise legislation legalizing a commercial recreational marijuana program that could generate nearly $1.5 billion in annual sales within five years of the scheduled Jan. 1, 2024 start. But there&#821…

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Lawsuit casts spotlight on New York’s initial medical cannabis licensing, questions scoring

A new lawsuit sheds light on New York’s licensing of 10 medical cannabis operators in 2015 and 2016, raising questions about how regulators scored the applications and whether other unsuccessful applicants could raise their own legal objections. …

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California marijuana firms face more state tax audits, millions of dollars in unpaid taxes

Three years after the launch of California’s legal marijuana market, cannabis tax experts warn the industry should expect state regulators to ramp up tax enforcement, noting that several audits of MJ businesses are already underway. As a result, …

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Aphria-Tilray cannabis merger talks overcame pandemic pause, rival bidder and other hurdles, proxy reveals

On-again, off-again merger talks between rival cannabis producers Tilray and Aphria had their genesis in October 2019 when an unidentified investment bank active in the marijuana space pitched a meeting between the company’s respective CEOs, acco…

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Genetic editing offers marijuana and hemp companies a way to improve plant strains

The development of new genetic-editing technology offers cannabis companies a cost-effective way to make specific changes to marijuana and hemp plants – such as more disease resistance – without creating a genetically modified organism (GMO…

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New Jersey recreational marijuana implementation law signed, setting stage for $1 billion market

New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy on Monday finally signed a law to implement a projected $1 billion recreational marijuana market, hours after lawmakers agreed on a “clean-up measure” that had held up the process for months. Adult-use Sales could begin befo…

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A tale of two cannabis social equity programs: Los Angeles and Oakland

Social equity programs are a relatively new phenomenon in the U.S. cannabis industry, with the aim of getting more minorities and those with marijuana-related convictions involved in the legal sector. But so far, no city or state has come up with the p…