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Fri
14
Jan

How much weed was sold in top-selling cannabis states? Arizona & Michigan smash records again

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In November, taxes for recreational marijuana sales in Arizona totaled around $5.05 million, slightly above medical cannabis tax, which amounted to $5.03 million.

Arizona continues to smash cannabis sales records, with yet another milestone of over $1.23 billion of marijuana products sold during the first 11 months of 2021, Arizona Mirror writes.

After soaring to record highs in October to nearly $58 million, adult-use recreational cannabis sales hit a new peak in November by surpassing $60 million for the first time. On the medical side, after reaching $73 million in March and April, sales fluctuated throughout the year.

Wed
12
Jan

Past Marijuana Use Won’t Cost You A Federal Job, Top Official Loosens Restrictions

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While federal law on a person’s past use of marijuana remains relevant, it is not determinative to decisions on eligibility for access to classified information or eligibility to hold a sensitive position.

For years, marijuana use has been — and still is — a red flag on a security clearance review. However, the sentiment seems to be changing, as more states move to legalize the plant, Marijuana Moment writes. Avril Haines, director of national intelligence (DNI), says that security clearance applicants who have used cannabis should not be instantly rejected when applying for a federal job. This internal notice, distributed to nearly 100 agencies in late December, builds upon guidance previously approved under the Obama administration.

Tue
11
Jan

Best Marijuana Stocks To Buy In January? 2 Pot Stocks With Declines This Month

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Top Pot Stocks For Your Long Term Portfolio

Are you looking for top marijuana stocks while the cannabis sector is down? For almost a year the best cannabis stocks have been experiencing declines with most setting new lows in the last 2 months. For the most part, these declines can be attributed mostly to delays with federal cannabis reform in the US. As these delays continue the cannabis sector is pricing in 2022 without federal legalization or reform. In recent weeks one of the best performing parts of the cannabis sector has also experienced significant declines.

Tue
11
Jan

More Red States Are Going Wild For Weed

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The proven perks of taxable marijuana sales that benefit legalized states are beginning to outweigh the antiquated “gateway drug” mentality in many areas of the nation.

When liberal leaning states like California, Washington and Colorado sparked the movement towards marijuana legalization it hardly invoked much surprise. Marijuana legalization seemed closely connected to progressive liberal ideals at the time. It was also not earth-shattering news when recreational marijuana sales in these Democratic states skyrocketed and these states all reaped tangible benefits.

Mon
10
Jan

Federal law still treats marijuana as an illegal drug, creating headaches for states

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Most states in the U.S. are in violation of a major federal drug statute.

 The 1971 Controlled Substances Act lists marijuana in the most dangerous category defined in the law, on par with cocaine and heroin because of its supposed potential for abuse and lack of medical applications. 

But 36 states plus the District of Columbia allow either full legalization for adult use or wide scale medical use, putting them at odds with federal law. Congress so far has been unable to come up with a solution, despite support from leading Democrats for a smoother relationship between the states and the federal government.

Thu
06
Jan

Marijuana Stocks To Buy While The Sector Is Down? 2 With Analysts Giving Higher Price Targets

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Top Cannabis Stocks In The US Cannabis Industry

In January many top marijuana stocks to buy are trading near their 52-week lows to start 2022. For new investors looking for opportunities in the cannabis sector, it could be a good time to start a watchlist of the best cannabis stocks to invest in for 2022. During last year’s trading, some of the best US pot stocks saw significant declines once it became evident the US would not pass federal cannabis reform in 2021.

Tue
04
Jan

Expansion of Newer Markets Drives U.S. Cannabis Market Forecast Up to $45B in 2025

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 Headset, the leading provider of data and analytics to the cannabis industry, today released its updated long-term forecast for the U.S. cannabis market. The forecast compiles an analysis of all 50 states to measure the total potential market in the coming years. By 2025, Headset expects the total annual U.S. cannabis market to reach $45.8 billion for the first time.

States with significant growth potential, including Florida, New Jersey, New York, Ohio and Virginia, are expected to play a role in expanding the total addressable market. Key takeaways from the U.S. Market Forecast include:

Mon
03
Jan

Democrats and Republicans need cannabis to exorcise the ghosts of elections past

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You may have noticed both U.S. political parties are currently haunted. The apparitions? Ghosts of elections past.

Thu
23
Dec

Travelling in the U.S. with weed over the holidays? Here’s what to keep in mind

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Wouldn’t it be great to not have to worry about weed when travelling? Sadly, that is not yet the case.

It’s the holiday season! This sweet, but stressful, time of the year is generally packed with travel, food and awkward family interactions.

Cannabis may help avoid some of the inevitable awkwardness, including tuning out that annoying aunt or uncle. But that demands travelling with marijuana.

Whether getting home by air or by land, here are some of the most important things to remember about travelling with cannabis in the U.S.

Thu
23
Dec

Looking For Top Marijuana Stocks For Next Year? 2 For You List Right Now

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Best Cannabis Stocks To Watch In 2022

Are you looking for the best marijuana stocks to buy going into 2022? In December the top cannabis stocks to invest in have declined to their lowest trading levels in 2021 this month. This year delays with Congress passing any federal cannabis reform have severely impacted how pot stocks performed in the market. This year of declines could be a good opportunity for new investors looking to invest in the growing cannabis industry.

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