With Massachusetts legalizing adult-use cannabis, and Vermont and Maine seemingly on their way to do the same, it’s a very exciting time for cannabis proponents in New England. However, what’s even more exciting about the Northeast right now, is the burgeoning hemp industry coming out of rural Vermont and Maine. So, what is Hemp exactly? […]
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The Mid-Atlantic region of the US is a little bit confusing when it comes to cannabis laws. First and foremost, Washington D.C., the only state in this region that’s actually legalized the use of the plant for recreational purposes, can be difficult to navigate. As of now, you can’t buy the plant from a local […]
The Western region of the US continues to spearhead the legal cannabis movement. With Colorado and Washington being the first states to ever legalize the plant, burgeoning cannabis markets in eastern regions look to this cluster of marijuana pioneers for the latest trends. However, cannabis laws can be a little bit confusing. Although this region […]
The southwest has had a slow and rocky road to legalization of medical cannabis, but as of 2018 midterms all have it in some form or another. Texas currently does not have a medical marijuana program, but does allow for low-THC CBD oil for those who have been diagnosed with intractable epilepsy. There has been […]
The Southern United States largely only allows CBD when it comes to cannabis, with a few exceptions; Florida, Arkansas, and Louisiana all allow medical cannabis. Earlier this year in May, our leadership team attended the first ever Cannabusiness conference in the Southern United States hosted in New Orleans, Louisiana: “There was plenty to celebrate in […]
The Midwest is a mixed bag when it comes to cannabis laws; but following the 2018 Midterm Elections the trend is definitely towards a more comprehensive and unified region with a positive outlook on cannabis, both medical and recreational. While North Dakota has been struggling to get their medical marijuana industry up and running while […]
By Jim Marty, CEO I was asked to speak recently at the NECANN Conference in Providence, Rhode Island and spent the week visiting Bridge West clients around New England. As I drove through beautiful fall foliage, I had an opportunity to catch up on cannabis updates in this part of the country. The good news […]
This November, cannabis users and activists will have a chance to make a difference when it comes to legalization in their state. As of right now, five states have measures on their voting ballots that are being put to popular vote. Two states are looking to legalize adult use, another two are looking to begin […]
Here comes the outdoor harvest…oh my! By Jim Marty, CPA, MS, ABV In Colorado, retail ounces are selling for $63, wholesale pounds are going for $400 and extracted products are advertised for $9.99 a gram. This is before the outdoor harvest hits the market here in a few weeks. For many cultivators, extractors, and […]
As exciting as the legal marijuana movement is with 30 States now having medical or adult use of cannabis, the hemp market is also gaining momentum. What is hemp, what are its potential uses, and how big is the U.S. hemp market? Hemp is basically the same plant from which THC-based psychoactive marijuana is derived. […]