Aug 21

Weedmaps to stop advertising unlicensed pot businesses

The major online pot shop directory and cannabis marketplace Weedmaps announced Wednesday that it will no longer allow black-market businesses to advertise on its site, a decision that could boost California’s efforts to rein in its vast illegal market. State regulators and licensed businesses had been pressuring the company to... read more →
Aug 21

Weedmaps to stop advertising unlicensed pot businesses

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The major online pot shop directory and cannabis marketplace Weedmaps announced Wednesday that it will no longer allow black-market businesses to advertise on its site, a decision that could boost California’s efforts to rein in its vast illegal market. State regulators and licensed businesses had been... read more →
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Aug 14

Police raid illegal weed dispensary in Los Angeles

KEY POINTS An underground economy is cutting into the profits of the legal cannabis businesses.Authorities shut down an illegal weed dispensary and grow house in Los Angeles as part of a crackdown on the marijuana black market.Police say more than an estimated 250 illegal dispensaries are operating in the area,... read more →
Aug 14

Illicit Products Are Everyone’s Problem

The debate continues about what to do about the illicit cannabis market. Thousands of illegally operating dispensaries are flourishing for a variety of reasons, including:  The preponderance of growers (licensed and unlicensed) that provide product to the illicit marketThe growing market for counterfeit products on the market, some of which... read more →
Aug 13
Aug 08

Study Finds Cannabis Dispensaries Reduce Opioid Deaths by 21%

In a study published this week in the journal Economic Inquiry, researchers found that the legalization of adult-use cannabis reduced opioid overdose deaths by 21%. Researchers found that 'recreational marijuana access significantly decreases opioid mortality.' The study, carried out by economists at the University of Massachusetts and Colorado State University,... read more →
Aug 07