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Regulations Are Out of Step with Economic Reality

Despite all the hype and optimism that characterized the initiation of adult-use legalization, the past ten years of both business and tax revenues have...
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Industry Players Make Lobbying Lucrative

If the cannabis industry ever is going to level the playing field with other industries, it’s going to need a whole lot of help...
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A Pandemic Boomerang Hits Legacy Cannabis Markets

Ever since adult legalization took hold across the United States, retail trends and consumer buying habits in the cannabis industry have been something of...
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As Capital Dries Up, MSOs Gear Up

The cannabis industry has gone through multiple ebb-and-flow cycles with capital investment over the past decade, but the situation for cash-starved companies in 2022...
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Is Legal Cannabis Putting a Dent in the Illicit Market?

As more states legalize medical and adult use, the elephant in the room remains: The illicit market still accounts for the majority of cannabis...
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East Coast Companies Target Key User Groups with Optimism

The West Coast has blazed trails for the American cannabis industry over the past decades, but all eyes now are focused on the emergence...
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Tax Breaks Remain Elusive

Of all the challenges cannabis companies face as they fight for survival and market share in 2022, the tax man remains one of the...
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Jockeying for the Top Shelf when Cannabis Prices Are the Bottom Line

Every new year brings new product categories — with tiers and subtiers within each one — and this market evolution has accelerated as consumers...
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Managing Cannabis Debt and Equity in a Volatile Market

Raising investment has always been one of the most challenging aspects of doing business in cannabis. Large banks continue to be wary of lending...
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Cannabis Jobs and Salaries Are on the Upswing

While the cannabis industry is unique in many ways (e.g., selling Schedule 1 drugs), it also bears many similarities to traditional manufacturing businesses that...