Category Archives: black market

Medical cannabis sales in Maine drop for second year in a row

Medical marijuana sales declined in Maine for the second straight year, a decrease that some dispensary owners blame on unfair competition both from the black market and patients growing their own product. According to the Portland Press Herald, tax data shows the state’s eight licensed dispensaries brought in $23.5 million in sales in 2018, down […]

Packages of Marijuana Have Been Washing Up on Florida Shore

For frequent beachgoers, there’s nothing like finding buried treasure along the shoreline. But it doesn’t always have to be buried to be considered treasure. According to the St. John’s County Sheriff department, packages of cannabis have been washing up on the Florida shore. But as enticing as 30-pounds of herb might sound, deputies are urging […]

Weedmaps ads for unlicensed marijuana shops roils California market

“That’s Weedmaps’ business model, to confuse the difference between legal and illegal,” said Jerred Kiloh, a licensed dispensary owner in Los Angeles. “It’s an unfair playing field. They are pitting us against each other.” The post Weedmaps ads for unlicensed marijuana shops roils California market appeared first on The Cannabist.

In the murky world of D.C. marijuana law, “pop-up” markets thrive

Some vendors believe they have found a workaround to the law, saying that they are only selling trinkets and that the cannabis is included. Police call it illegal drug dealing. The post In the murky world of D.C. marijuana law, “pop-up” markets thrive appeared first on The Cannabist.

California to Weedmaps: stop promoting illegal marijuana businesses or face criminal, civil penalties

Published: Mar 7, 2018, 3:43 pm • Updated: Mar 7, 2018, 3:43 pm By Brooke Edwards Staggs, Orange County Register California’s cannabis czar sent Weedmaps a cease and desist letter, ordering the Irvine company that maps marijuana dispensaries to immediately stop promoting businesses that don’t have state licenses. “You are aiding and abetting in violations […]