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Industry Overview


Taxing cannabis

In order to support a safe, well-regulated, and successful cannabis industry, it is imperative that governments set appropriate tax rates. 

Myth vs. fact

Opponents of medical and adult-use cannabis laws often make bold claims about the negative impact cannabis will have on individuals and communities.

Cannabis concentrates

As state and local governments seek to regulate the cannabis industry, several common misconceptions have led to policy makers either banning or placing undue restrictions.

Weedmaps GR overview

Weedmaps’ mission has been a driving force behind much of the medical and adult-use cannabis legalization in the past decade.

Banking the U.S. cannabis industry

The cannabis industry’s lack of access to financial services has grown from a niche issue impacting a handful into a national issue impacting dozens.

Dispelling the gateway theory

Opponents of legal medical and adult-use cannabis often refer to cannabis as a “gateway drug” that increases the likelihood an individual will use harder substances, such as cocaine or heroin.

Cannabis Delivery

Licensing delivery of cannabis and cannabis products links both medical and adult-use consumers with safe, convenient and reliable access to legal cannabis and has applications in densely-populated and rural areas. 

National Overview

As of June 2022, forty-eight states and the District of Columbia have passed legislation to allow some form of legal access to cannabis or to decriminalize the use, possession, cultivation, or sale of cannabis.

California Voter Survey

This survey examined voter opinions on cannabis and asked whether cities and counties should be required to allow cannabis dispensaries if voters approved Proposition 64. 

10 things that will or won't happen when cannabis is legalized in your state

Currently 37 states across the country have legalized cannabis for medical purposes; with 19 of those states and the District of Columbia also legalizing adult-use cannabis.

Why THC Limits are Misguided & Harmful

The misguided efforts by state lawmakers to limit the amount of THC in cannabis products are becoming increasingly popular across the country. 

Canada Market Research Backgrounder

Navigator conducted an online poll among 2000 adult Canadians. The survey was in field from January 13 to 19, 2021. 

World Aids Day Article

Mention “the 1980s” to most anyone and their recollection might range from the New Right to MTV. Marked by consumerism, materialism and conservatism, the decade was epitomized by the presidency of Ronald Reagan.

Cannabis-impaired driving

As a growing number of states adopt medical and adult-use cannabis laws, increased attention has been placed on cannabis-impaired driving and the policies that government officials can advance to proactively address.

Minimizing the illicit market for cannabis in the US

Adult-use and medical cannabis legalization in the United States has reduced the overall size of illicit markets in legalized jurisdictions. 

Patient privacy and MMJ medical registries

Among the 37 states with medical cannabis laws, several have patient registries that track medical cannabis use.

Local Benefits of Cannabis Retailers & Consumption Lounges in New York

New York became the 16th state to legalize adult-use cannabis with the passage of the Marihuana Regulation and Taxation Act (MRTA)

Six recommendations for effective cannabis policy

Rational, thoughtful, inclusive policy principles are critical to a safe, fair, and profitable cannabis marketplace. Such guidelines must take into account the history of prohibition, repercussions of the failed war on drugs, use as medicine, and the ability to generate tax revenue

Social Equity in Cannabis

Beginning in the 1970s, the Nixon administration’s infamous “War on Drugs” campaign has stretched across decades—fueling oppression, imprisonment and long-lasting consequences for personal freedoms and socioeconomic opportunities.

Cannabis Industry Overview

National Overview

Economic Impact

Cannabis License Types

Public Opinion Polling on Cannabis

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