Chart of the Week: Initial Rec Sales in 3 Markets Highlight Role of Business, Regulatory Environment
All cannabis markets are not created equal.
The first three states to launch recreational marijuana programs had vastly different experiences during their initial week of sales.
Colorado posted an impressive tally early last year, Washington State recorded an anemic total in mid-2014 and Oregon blew both out of the water earlier this month.
At first blush, these three states appear to have a lot in common.
Theye all located in the western part of the country, where attitudes toward cannabis are more liberal and use of marijuana is higher. They also each had pre-existing....
While the Presidential candidates clarify their marijuana-centric positions and voters in one state Ohio prepare to decide on legalizing the plant, state and federal lawmakers continue to move forward with legislative reforms. Heres a look at some recent, pending legislative developments.
To support the measures below, please use our #TakeAction Center to contact your state and federal elected officials A full list and summary of pending state and federal legislation is available here. Summaries of the dozens of marijuana law reform bills approved this year is also availab....
Marijuana Open Container Law Is Now In Effect In Washington State
Washington State has a new open container law directed at marijuana. Washington already had an open container law for alcohol, and now the same theory applies to marijuana. If you have marijuana in your car, it better be in an unopened container from a licensed store, otherwise you get fined. Per King 5:
Washington State troopers are ramping up efforts to enforce a new portion of the states marijuana law, which makes it illegal to have an open container of pot in your car.
The law went into affect on Sept. 26 and is similar to the states alcohol open container law.
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