More than 40 U.S. states could allow some form of legal marijuana by the end of 2020, including deep red Mississippi and South Dakota — and they’re doing it with the help of some conservatives.
State lawmakers are teeing up their bills as legislative sessions kick off around the country, and advocates pushing ballot measures are racing to collect and certify signatures to meet deadlines for getting their questions to voters.
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While not set in stone yet, a proposed overhaul of California’s marijuana regulatory and tax collection system could mean far less headaches for licensed cannabis companies in the state.
It could also indicate there’s more legislative help on the way in 2020 for California’s struggling legal marijuana market.
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This week, a bipartisan group of lawmakers introduced a bill that would order the FDA to allow the marketing of CBD—otherwise known as cannabidiol—as a dietary supplement and food additive. That would remove a regulatory roadblock that some CBD specialists blame for slowing their sales growth.
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Up to a dozen states could legalize adult-use or medical marijuana in 2020 through their legislatures or ballot measures, although only about a handful will likely do so.
Much of the cannabis industry’s focus will hone in on a possible recreational marijuana domino effect along the East Coast, which could create billions of dollars in business opportunities.
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An industry veteran shares information on banking myths in the cannabis industry and how things have changed over the past 5 years.
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Anyone who has visited an area with a booming cannabis industry – whether a medical or adult-use market – is likely familiar with the scene: some storefronts have lines around the block while others are somewhat empty. In states where cannabis licenses are plentiful, the competition can be fierce. So how does a shop differentiate itself in a neighborhood or city and increase its market share?
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Happy New Year from the team at Canna Business Solutions, your experts in accounting and compliance services for the medical cannabis industry! Thanks to all our great partners and we look forward to growing with you in 2020 and beyond.
Ever since Colorado and Washington became the first two states to approve marijuana legalization initiatives in 2012, additional states have joined them in each biennial election that has followed. And 2020 could be a banner year for cannabis on the ballot.
There are at least 16 states where advocates believe marijuana measures could go before voters next year—some considering full-scale recreational legalization while others would focus on medical cannabis.
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The year 2019 will go down as an exciting and tumultuous year in weed. From Vapegate to SuperBowl gate, the national conversation about cannabis got more heated than oil in a cartridge.
But beyond the controversies and the news headlines, there was also a thirst for more education. CBD and hemp were among our most-searched terms, proving a genuine interest in learning more about the basics of cannabis.
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In various parts of North America, cannabis is becoming legal. As it does, entrants in those regions (as well as interested parties worldwide) are preparing to build products, services and brands for a whole new audience. It’ll be the first time in most of our lives that an entirely new product category is available. Click the link in our bio for strategies to capture new consumers.