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Marijuana Industry Boosts DC Lobbying Team

The Cannabis Trade Federation, a coalition of cannabis-related businesses, has hired 15 lobbyists to help push marijuana reform in Congress.

Greedy Politicians Are Already Wrecking the Cannabis Industry

A look at California's lackluster marijuana marketfinds that the cannabis industry is being "taxed and regulated to death."

Ky. Official to Facebook: Stop Kicking Hemp Companies Off Your Site

The Kentucky Commissioner of Agriculture is criticizing Facebook for taking down hemp companies' pages for their promotions.

Legal Cannabis Costs 50% More Than Black Market

Canadian cannabis consumers are paying nearly 50 percent more for legal marijuana compared to black-market sources.

California Pot Taxes Lag as Illicit Market Flourishes

"Most consumers are continuing to purchase pot in the illegal marketplace, where they avoid taxes that can near 50 percent in some communities."

Large Shareholders Sue MedMen

One of MedMen’s largest shareholders alleged that the marijuana company breached its fiduciary duties in a lawsuit.

Marijuana Prices Are Dropping, So Why Aren't Edible Prices?

The prices of flower and extracts are dropping. Here's why edible prices have barely budged.

Marijuana Hasn’t Hurt Booze Sales in States Where Weed Has Been Legal the Longest

A study by the Distilled Spirits Council found that marijuana hasn't hurt alcohol sales in Colorado, Oregon, and Washington.

Cannabis Food, Drinks to be 2019's Hottest Dining Trend, Top Chefs Say

77 percent of chefs say CBD drinks are the No. 1 trend in dining for 2019, followed by CBD-infused foods, according to a poll of more than 650 chefs.

Marijuana Company Pushes CES Over Pot Ban

PAX Labs, a cannabis vape company, is banned from demonstrating its products on the floor of the Consumer Electronics Show. The company is trying to get CES to change its policy.

Mona Zhang is a freelance journalist covering the cannabis beat.
She also edits the highly respected cannabis newsletter Word on the Tree.
Her work has appeared in Forbes, The Outline, Vice, High Times, and more.

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