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Alicia Wallace joined The Cannabist in July 2016, covering national marijuana policy and business. She contributes to the Denver Post's beer industry coverage. In her 13 years as a business news reporter, her coverage has spanned the economy, Sports Authority, airlines, biotech, technology and natural foods.
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A new assessment by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine analyzes 10,000 studies since 1999, quantifying the weight of scientific evidence, with recommendations for future study.
In a sweeping assessment on marijuana research, a U.S. scientific academy analyzed 10,000 studies conducted since 1999. Here are the findings.
Colorado reached just over $106 million in marijuana sales for November 2016, putting yearly sales totals near $1.2 billion with December stats still to come.
Under U.S. law, marijuana possession and distribution is illegal, but just how Sen. Jeff Sessions would enforce that law as the nation’s attorney general was not immediately clear Tuesday when the topic was broached in his Senate confirmation hearing.
A cyber attack on a burgeoning marijuana software company triggered an outage that hobbled point-of-sales and inventory systems for dispensaries scattered across the United States.
Marijuana activists are organizing a national “Day of Action” to protest the confirmation hearing of Alabama Sen. Jeff Sessions for attorney general.
Andrew Freedman, the Colorado director of marijuana coordination, is part of a trio of drug policy experts who aim to help governments craft cannabis regulations.
Laura Harris, a former top marijuana enforcement regulator in Colorado, has taken up the cause to advance the state’s marijuana businesses.
Now three years into legal marijuana that kicked off in Colorado, there’s a greater focus on cannabis research at a national and global scale.
Before Colorado’s groundbreaking marijuana sales started in 2014, pot tax projections were all over the map. There are lessons in getting the forecast right.
A little three-page document published this week in the U.S. Federal Register sent some fairly big shock waves through the cannabis industry.
Canada’s marijuana legalization task force on Tuesday outlined 80 recommendations for the country’s potential legal cannabis regime.
Earlier this week, iAnthus officials announced the Toronto- and New York-based company had snapped up the assets and intellectual property of Breckenridge’s Organix LLC for nearly $4.4 million.
Arizona voters rejected a measure for recreational marijuana sales in November. Here’s the latest market data on the state’s medical marijuana market.
A medical marijuana measure passed here on Election Night. Now this state is projected to have the second-highest medical cannabis sales in the country.
Scotts Miracle-Gro now is the majority owner of AeroGrow, the indoor gardening products company that was Scotts’ first foray into hydroponics.
A research note from Cowen & Company suggests that beer volume sales in the legal recreational cannabis states are lagging overall U.S. beer sales.
Innovative Industrial Properties, the first cannabis company on a major U.S. stock exchange, failed to make a big splash in its Wall Street debut.
Canada’s marijuana task force announced Wednesday that it has fulfilled its mission and soon will deliver a final report to the government outlining recommendations for the country’s legal cannabis framework.
In this “exit interview” with the music and popular culture magazine, the outgoing president touched on a variety of topics — including marijuana.
A 66-year-old North Dakota native spearheaded the medical marijuana ballot measure overwhelmingly approved by voters after lawmakers shot down legislation.
The first cannabis company to land a listing on the New York Stock Exchange could go public soon, but some factors might be giving investors pause.
Lawmakers’ push for a short-term spending bill may result in protections for medical marijuana states continuing into early 2017.
Donald Trump selects Jeff Sessions as U.S. attorney general; if he’s confirmed, will new head of Department of Justice change course of federal marijuana enforcement?
As president-elect Donald J. Trump starts to fill his Cabinet, a new name has emerged in the swirl of speculation of who will serve as Attorney General.
California’s lieutenant governor, Dr. Bronner’s, Vicente Sederberg LLC, were among the winners in 40 categories at the 2016 Cannabist Awards in Las Vegas.
Colorado’s marijuana industry is continuing its record-setting revenue streak. Sales in September 2016 notched a new monthly high for the state’s pot shops.
One of the leading opponents of marijuana legalization said his side isn’t striking the colors and instead is emboldened by activity around cannabis.
High-CBD products are a small segment of Washington’s marijuana market, but sales of the typically medicinal-focused products are growing.
Several states have legalized marijuana in 2016. What’s their next step? Here’s some expert advice from seasoned pros in Colorado.
The future for the U.S. marijuana industry, with multiple states passing new laws, is tinged with uncertainty with Donald Trump becoming U.S. President-Elect.
Pueblo marijuana results: Residents in Pueblo County, Colo., want to keep their community’s burgeoning recreational marijuana industry.
The latest election results for the nine U.S. states voting whether to legalize the recreational or medical use of marijuana.
Here’s a glance at how pot tax revenue has been put to use in states with recreational marijuana, and some directions the money may go in newly legal states.
Scotts Miracle-Gro’s push into hydroponics has a new twist: The lawn-and-garden giant wants to corner the market on cannabis pesticides.
Voters in nine states are deciding on whether to legalize the recreational or medical uses of marijuana. Could their outcomes force nationwide legalization?
Medical marijuana is back on the ballot in Arkansas; although it’s looking like another photo finish, the cannabis landscape in the Bible Belt has changed.
The talk of expanded marijuana legalization is starting to pop up in SEC filings for non-cannabis firms in sectors such as alcohol, pharmaceuticals, finance and behavioral health.
Businesses seeking to operate under Texas’ new limited medical marijuana program may end up having to pay a pretty penny — actually 130 million of them.
The ins and outs of ballot measures that would ban recreational marijuana businesses in this southern Colorado city. Countywide Pueblo Question 200 and city ballot Question 300 both repeal local pot laws.
Colorado’s legal marijuana industry, with a projected $2.39 billion economic impact, has quickly become one of the state’s largest industries.
The “Father of Cannabis Research” is coming to Colorado to present a lecture at the inaugural conference for the Institute of Cannabis Research in Pueblo.
Dozens of politicians and other groups spanning the globe seek guidance from Denver and Colorado marijuana officials, who were first to regulate weed sales.
The political action committee opposing pot legalization in Arizona received a $1 million contribution from the nation’s largest independent tire dealer.
Citing medical marijuana momentum, Innovative Industrial Properties is planning an IPO. The San Diego real estate firm focuses on cultivation facilities.
A movement for Delaware marijuana legalization appears to be gaining steam, according to a September 2016 poll conducted by the University of Delaware.
U.S. map breaking down legalization of marijuana laws by state, with a look at adult-use legal marijuana, medical cannabis, CBD-only laws & more.
If Canada were to legalize marijuana, sales should be limited to adults over the age of 25, health officials for one province are recommending.
The latest Colorado revenue data show whether the state’s marijuana industry continued its record-setting pace in August 2016.
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