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Over $1.4 Billion in Legal Marijuana Sold in Washington State in 2016

There was over $1.4 billion in legal marijuana sold in Washington State in 2016; this is according to data released by the Liquor and Cannabis Board. In total there was approximately $1.41 billion in legal marijuana sold between January 1st and December 31st of last year. This resulted in over $260 million in taxes for …

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About Anthony Martinelli

Anthony, co-founder and Editor-in-Chief of TheJointBlog, has worked closely with numerous elected officials who support cannabis law reform, including as the former Campaign Manager for Washington State Representative Dave Upthegrove. He has also been published by multiple media outlets, including the Seattle Times. He can be reached at TheJointBlog@TheJointBlog.com.

Uruguay Cannabis Sales Begin in Just a Few Weeks, to be Sold in Pharmacies

In just a few weeks dozens of pharmacies across Uruguay will be legally distributing cannabis to those 18 and older as part of new policy passed by lawmakers in 2013. According to National Drugs Board Chairman Juan Andres Roballo, there are roughly 50 pharmacies registered to distribute the plant throughout the country, and around 20 …

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About Anthony Martinelli

Anthony, co-founder and Editor-in-Chief of TheJointBlog, has worked closely with numerous elected officials who support cannabis law reform, including as the former Campaign Manager for Washington State Representative Dave Upthegrove. He has also been published by multiple media outlets, including the Seattle Times. He can be reached at TheJointBlog@TheJointBlog.com.

Colorado: $112 Million of Legal Cannabis Sold in June

There was $112 million of legal cannabis sold in Colorado in the month of June, an over 30% increase from June of 2015. Of the $112 million of cannabis sold, $74 million was from recreational cannabis outlets, and $38 million was from medical cannabis dispensaries. The recreational sales mark a 47% increase from last year, …

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About Anthony Martinelli

Anthony, co-founder and Editor-in-Chief of TheJointBlog, has worked closely with numerous elected officials who support cannabis law reform, including as the former Campaign Manager for Washington State Representative Dave Upthegrove. He has also been published by multiple media outlets, including the Seattle Times. He can be reached at TheJointBlog@TheJointBlog.com.

WA: Over 5.3 Million Pounds of Legal Cannabis Sold in July

In July alone there was 5.3 million pounds of legal cannabis sold in Washington State, according to data released by the Liquor and Cannabis Board. These sales resulted in roughly $20 million in taxes. In addition to the 5.3 million pounds of “usable” cannabis sold, there was 485,000 units of cannabis extracts sold, 285,000 units …

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About Anthony Martinelli

Anthony, co-founder and Editor-in-Chief of TheJointBlog, has worked closely with numerous elected officials who support cannabis law reform, including as the former Campaign Manager for Washington State Representative Dave Upthegrove. He has also been published by multiple media outlets, including the Seattle Times. He can be reached at TheJointBlog@TheJointBlog.com.

Report: Cannabis Shops Make More Money Per Square Foot than Whole Foods

In states where cannabis is legal, the market has unsurprisingly thrived, with huge amounts of revenue – and taxes – rolling in. Now, a new report shows that on average, legal cannabis businesses in the U.S. produce an annual revenue per square foot that’s higher than Whole Foods, one of the nations most profitable grocers. …

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About Anthony Martinelli

Anthony, co-founder and Editor-in-Chief of TheJointBlog, has worked closely with numerous elected officials who support cannabis law reform, including as the former Campaign Manager for Washington State Representative Dave Upthegrove. He has also been published by multiple media outlets, including the Seattle Times. He can be reached at TheJointBlog@TheJointBlog.com.

WA: Enough Cannabis Sold in Past 7 Months to Fill 45 Million Joints, Enough Oil for 40 Million Dabs

In Washington State, cannabis is big business. Despite the state having a system that puts arbitrarily low caps on the number of cannabis businesses allowed, we recently reported that there is $2.3 million in legal recreational cannabis sold each day, according to the Liquor and Cannabis Control Board. Further data from the Board, however, paints …

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About Anthony Martinelli

Anthony, co-founder and Editor-in-Chief of TheJointBlog, has worked closely with numerous elected officials who support cannabis law reform, including as the former Campaign Manager for Washington State Representative Dave Upthegrove. He has also been published by multiple media outlets, including the Seattle Times. He can be reached at TheJointBlog@TheJointBlog.com.

Colorado: Over $100 Million in Legal Cannabis Sold in August, Over $13 Million in Taxes Garnered

For the first time, there was over $100 million in legal cannabis sold in just one month in Colorado, with $100.6 million sold in August. In August, there was $59.2 million in recreational cannabis sold, and $41.4 million in medical cannabis sold, according to numbers released by the Colorado Department of Revenue. These sales resulted …

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About Anthony Martinelli

Anthony, co-founder and Editor-in-Chief of TheJointBlog, has worked closely with numerous elected officials who support cannabis law reform, including as the former Campaign Manager for Washington State Representative Dave Upthegrove. He has also been published by multiple media outlets, including the Seattle Times. He can be reached at TheJointBlog@TheJointBlog.com.

Oregon Officially Becomes Third State Allowing Legal Recreational Cannabis Sales

Legal recreational cannabis sales are now occurring throughout Oregon, with over 200 dispensaries distributing to anyone 21 and older. Beginning today, October 1st, the distribution of up to a quarter ounce of cannabis, or up to four cannabis seedlings, is legal for most medical cannabis dispensaries, given the person they’re selling to is at least …

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About Anthony Martinelli

Anthony, co-founder and Editor-in-Chief of TheJointBlog, has worked closely with numerous elected officials who support cannabis law reform, including as the former Campaign Manager for Washington State Representative Dave Upthegrove. He has also been published by multiple media outlets, including the Seattle Times. He can be reached at TheJointBlog@TheJointBlog.com.