Marijuana legalization may hit 40 states. Now what?

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.

Link to story:

Several states could legalize cannabis sales in 2020

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.

Link to story:

Five Ways A Cannabis Shop Can Stand Apart From The Competition

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?

Link to story:

Happy New Year!

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.

Marijuana On The 2020 Ballot: These States Could Vote

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.

Read more here:

The 10 Biggest Cannabis Stories of 2019

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.

Read more here:

Triggering Cannabis Shoppers: What Buttons To Push

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.