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Over $25 Million in Legal Marijuana Sold in Montana in April, $405 Million Since January, 2022

There was $25,817,355 worth of legal marijuana and marijuana products sold in Montana in April. Data from the Montana Cannabis Control Division shows that there was $5,443,376 in medical marijuana sold in April, in addition to $20,373,979 worth of recreational marijuana sales. The year-to-date total for 2023 is now $102 million, and the January, 2022-to-date …

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Colorado Made $25 Million in Marijuana Taxes in April, Almost 10% Increase From March

Colorado made $25 million in marijuana taxes in April according to data released today by the Colorado Department of Revenue. In total Colorado garnered $25,128,221 in tax revenue from the legal marijuana industry in April, an 8.6% increase from the $23.1 million sold in March. The taxes made in April are the most made so …

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WA Governor Signs Bill Protecting Marijuana Users When Job Hunting

Legislation that will provide protections to marijuana users who are seeking employment has been signed into law by Washington Governor Jay Inslee. Senate Bill 5123 was signed today by Governor Inslee, less than a month after it was passed by the state’s legislature. The law prohibits employers from refusing employment based solely on someone’s off-the-job …

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CDC Report Finds Marijuana Use by Teens Continues Decade-Long Decline Despite States Legalizing

According to a new Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) report, the percentage of high school students who have used marijuana in the past, or who say that they are current consumers, has fallen significantly since 2011. The first state to legalize marijuana did so in 2012. The report found that the percentage of …

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Study: Medical Marijuana Improves Health-Related Quality of Life That’s Sustained Over Time

According to a newly published study patients using medical marijuana “reported improvements in health-related quality of life, which were mostly sustained over time”. The study was published today by the journal JAMA Open Network, which is operated by the American Medical Association. It was conducted by researchers at the Swinburne University of Technology, Austin Hospital …

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Maine: $16.2 Million in Legal Marijuana Sold in April, Over 1 Million Transactions Year-to-Date

Legal marijuana retail outlets sold over $16 million in marijuana and marijuana products in April. Data released by Maine’s Office of Cannabis Policy shows that there was $16,289,077 in legal marijuana sold in April throughout Maine. This is a very slight decrease from the $16,622,537 in legal marijuana sales in March. Over the past 12 months only …

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New Jersey Governor Signs Bill to Allow Marijuana Businesses to Take State Tax Deductions

New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy has signed into law legislation to allow legal marijuana businesses to take standard state-level tax deductions. The New Jersey senate passed Bill A3946 in February by a vote of 32 to 3, roughly four months after the Assembly passed it by a vote of 60 to 6. Today the measure …

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$50 Million in Legal Marijuana Sold in Illinois in April, $295 Million So Far in 2023

According to data released by the Illinois Cannabis Regulation Oversight Officer, the state sold $50 million worth of legal marijuana and marijuana products in April. Of the $50 million sold, $32.3 million came from the distribution of medical marijuana, while $18.4 million came from recreational marijuana sales. The year-to-date total for medical marijuana sales is …

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Massachusetts Marijuana Stores Sold $145 Million in April, $568 Million Year-to-Date

In Massachusetts there was $145 million in legal marijuana sold in April, according to the Cannabis Control Commission. In April recreational marijuana sales in Massachusetts were $125.3 million, a slight decrease from the $129 million sold in March, but an increase from the $120 million and $114 million sold in January and February. The year-to-date …

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Texas Bill to Allow Medical Marijuana for Chronic Pain Could Soon Advance in the Senate

House-approved legislation to expand Texas’ list of qualifying medical marijuana conditions, while replacing the current THC cap, has received a new committee assignment in the Senate and may soon receive a hearing and a vote. The House of Representatives recently voted 121 to 23 to pass House Bill 1805, sponsored by Representative Stephanie Klick with …

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