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Wanna Buy Verified Humboldt? Now There’s Loudpack ‘Legacy’

It's an easy way to vote with your dollars for verified heritage cannabis in California.

How MedMen Conquered the Most Cutthroat Market in Cannabis

Is this actually the Starbucks of cannabis? How savvy branding and fast expansion are winning over consumers in LA.

Calaveras Cannabis Farmers File Class Action Lawsuit Over Cultivation Ban

Spurned farmers are demanding a refund of millions of dollars in taxes and fees—a sum that could cripple the county's budget.

In Massachusetts, ‘Local Buy-In’ Leaves Equity Candidates Outside, Waiting

Equity license entrepreneurs wait while local towns plod through zoning decisions, losing precious time and market share.

Massachusetts Could Issue Three More Marijuana Licenses

Massachusetts regulators will consider licensing three more shops, but with no testing labs yet licensed, legal sales are still a ways off.

Los Angeles Licensing Delays Hit Minority Applicants Hard

Rather than giving a leg up to victims of the drug war, LA’s social equity program has effectively given a head start to the competition.

In Los Angeles, the Unlicensed Cannabis Market Still Thrives

With limited resources, LA-area law enforcement can't shut down every non-licensed business.

After Long Delays, Los Angeles Moves to License Growers

LA's cannabis market was once expected to be a model for the rest of the state but has developed more slowly than San Diego, Oakland, and other major cities.

Massachusetts Issues State’s First Retail Cannabis License

A medical marijuana dispensary near Worcester has become the first licensed recreational cannabis retailer east of the Mississippi.

Crash or Cash: What’s Happening to California Cannabis Prices?

Tumbling wholesale prices and reports of epic oversupply are fueling fears of a cannabis crash in California. But there may be more stability to the market than we know.

On (Legal) Main Street USA, Old Fears Slow Cannabis Progress

For businesses that have spent time and money to obtain state cannabis licenses, local bans and moratoria can render them useless.

Massachusetts Regulators Can Begin Issuing Cannabis Licenses

The first shops could open their doors in Massachusetts on July 1, though how many and where they might be located remains to be determined.

Los Angeles Files Charges Against Dozens of Unlicensed Cannabis Businesses

City Attorney Mike Feuer said his office has filed 36 criminal cases against a total of 140 defendants associated with 32 cannabis shops and one delivery service.

Judge Presses Pause on Pennsylvania’s Medical Marijuana Research Plans

The judge sided with dispensaries and growers, who argued registrants were meant to do research, not sell to the wider market.

California Co-Working Licenses Could Help Further Equity in Cannabis

Type S licenses were designed to reduce the barriers to entering California's legal cannabis market. But so far, not a single one has been issued.

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