Tag: recreational cannabis

Homicides Down Since Beginning of Legal Cannabis Sales in Denver

In one of the most drastic examples of the potential benefits of legalized cannabis, Denver, Colorado has seen a sizable reduction in violent crimes – particularly homicides – since the beginning of legal recreational cannabis sales. Compared to 2013, 2014 saw an overall reduction in both violent and property crimes since legal cannabis sales began January, 2014. …

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Average Price of Legal Cannabis Drops by Over Half in Washington State

The price of legal recreational cannabis has dropped significantly in recent months in Washington, according to new data released by the state’s Liquor Control Board. According to the Board, the average price of recreational cannabis throughout the state is $12 a gram. When sales began in July, average prices were near $30 a gram.

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Nearly $40 Million in Recreational Cannabis Sold in Colorado in February, New Record

There was $39.2 million in legal recreational cannabis sold in Colorado in February, setting a record for the second straight month. The new numbers come courtesy of the Colorado Department of Revenue. The nearly $40 million in sales garnered roughly $4 million in taxes for the state, with the majority of that money going to …

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Seattle’s Second Recreational Cannabis Retail Outlet Plans to Open Tuesday

Uncle Ike’s will become Seattle’s second recreational cannabis retail outlet on Tuesday when it opens at 2310 East Union Street. According to owner Ian Eisenberg, he received a license to open the shop from the state’s Liquor Control Board earlier this week, and says they should be ready to sell cannabis to anyone 21 and …

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Colorado Has Garnered $29.8 Million in Taxes From Legal Cannabis Sales in First Half of 2014

The combination of legal recreational cannabis sales, which began on January 1st in Colorado, and legal medical cannabis sales, have earned the state $29.8 million in taxes in the first half of the year, according to data released from the Colorado Department of Revenue. In total, there was over $24.7 million in recreational cannabis sold …

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$3.8 Million in Recrational Cannabis Sold in First Month of Legal Sales in Washington State

There was roughly $3.8 million in recreational cannabis sold in Washington State in the month of July, the first month such sales were legal, according to new data released by the state. The numbers are based on just 18 stores open in July, 2 of which have yet to report sales. Only 6 of these …

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Initiative to Legalize Cannabis in South Portland, Maine, to be on November Ballot

South Portland has certified an initiative to legalize recreational cannabis in the city after verifying that at least 959 of the over 1,500 signatures submitted were valid (from registered South Portland voters). The proposal will now be discussed by the City Council (on August 4th), who can either approve the bill directly into law, or …

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Over $1.2 Million of Recreational Cannabis Sold in First 10 Days of Legal Sales in Washington State

In the first ten days of legal recreational cannabis sales in Washington State, over $1.2 million of cannabis was sold, despite just six outlets being open on the first day, and despite Seattle’s only outlet being closed just four days after sales began due to shortages. In total, the Washington State Liquor Control Board says $1,272,172 was …

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Seattle City Attorney Partakes in Legal Cannabis

When legal recreational cannabis sales began yesterday in Washington State, an interesting thing took place; Seattle City Attorney Pete Holmes was fourth in line – meaning he waited hours – to purchase cannabis at the city’s first outlet, Cannabis City. Holmes purchased two grams of a strain called OG Pearl, and told reporters that it …

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Legal Recreational Cannabis Sales Underway in Washington State

The sale of legal recreational cannabis is officially underway in Washington State, with just over 20 outlets allowed to open their doors today to anyone 21 and older. Some outlets, like Bellingham’s Top Shelf Cannabis, began sales at 8AM this morning, the soonest they were legally allowed to do so. Prices range from $13 to $25 a …

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