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Sales of Cannabis-Infused Beverages up 40% Due to Demand for Convenient Products

In a recent report, it was found that the sales of cannabis-infused beverages rose by 40% in 2020 compared to 2019. Wondering why cannabis beverages are becoming more popular? Let’s discuss these cannabis-based products in more detail. Beverages Are Easy To Drink & An Approachable Way To Consume Cannabis For people who are new to cannabis and are using it medically or recreationally, alternative consumption methods like smoking, vaping, dabbing, edibles, and other methods can be intimidating or difficult. Drinking a beverage, on the other hand, is something everyone does every single day. It also doesn’t irritate the lungs or […]

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Sales Records In 2020 Push Total Colorado Cannabis Sales Near $10 Billion

Since cannabis was first legalized in Colorado in 2014, cannabis sales have been steadily increasing every year. Since the state began tracking sales in 2014, more than $9.9 billion in sales have been conducted – with more than $2.19 billion in sales in 2020 alone. This represents a year-over-year increase of 25.35%, smashing the 2019 $1.7 billion Colorado cannabis sales record. 2020 Is The Best Year On Record For Colorado Cannabis Sales As mentioned, overall sales for cannabis products in Colorado reached a stunning $2.19 billion. These sales figures collect all of the sales made by both medical and retail […]

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As Cannabis Concentrate Sales Increase 40% in Legal States, Colorado Lawmaker Proposes Potency Limits

Throughout the United States, sales of cannabis concentrates have increased 40% compared to 2019, reflecting a lack of trust in vaporizers, more familiarity among marijuana users with the process of smoking concentrates, and new technology that has made it easier to use cannabis concentrates. But along with this rise in cannabis concentrate sales has come a call to limit the potency of concentrates and introduce tighter controls on their production and use in Colorado. Colorado State Representative has Introduced A Bill To Cap Cannabis Concentrate Potency Yadira Caraveo, a Democratic Colorado State Representative from Thornton, has introduced a controversial bill […]

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Sierra Club Provides Guidelines For Sustainable Cannabis Use

Sierra Club, a leading environmental organization in the United States, recently released its cannabis best practices for sustainable use. In this blog from Medical Alternatives Clinics, we’ll discuss these cannabis guidelines and how they should inform your use of medical or recreational marijuana in Colorado. Cannabis Best Practices For Safe & Sustainable Consumption If you’d like, you can read the full cannabis guidelines released by Sierra Club here, but for your convenience, we’ve compiled a quick summary of each major point. Take a look now! Buy organic when you can – Since marijuana is still federally illegal, this means that […]

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How Close Is Federal Marijuana Legalization? What 2020 Says About The Future

In 2020, four states and Washington DC legalized recreational marijuana, and Mississippi approved medical marijuana, bringing the number of recreational states to 15 and Washington DC, and the number of states allowing cannabis for medical use to 36. Voters across the country are changing their minds about marijuana – and soon, federal regulations may be adjusted to accommodate these changing views. Let’s explore this subject in more detail now! Joe Biden’s Presidency Could Bring Federal Marijuana Legalization To The Forefront While it’s not possible to predict what will happen during Biden’s presidency, federal legalization will be much more likely compared […]

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Marijuana Delivery? What Two Colorado Cities Are Considering In 2021

Views may be changing regarding marijuana delivery. Colorado’s largest city and third largest city are now officially considering adding new legislation that will allow recreational marijuana to be delivered to consumers. With these new laws, residents of Denver and Aurora may soon gain access to recreational marijuana with just a few clicks or taps on their smartphone. This news is especially relevant now, as many recreational marijuana users struggle with accessing their products as a result of the pandemic. Aurora Tentatively Says Yes The Aurora City Council gave preliminary approval by an 8-2 vote to marijuana delivery in Colorado’s third-largest […]

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What Is the MORE Act?

The House of Representatives passed a bill on Friday, December 4, that decriminalizes marijuana on a federal level. The bill would remove federal penalties on marijuana, and erase cannabis-related criminal offenses. The vote wasn’t surprising and largely followed party lines, with 228-164 votes. Only six Democrats voted no, while five Republicans and an independent member joined the Democrats in their efforts to pass the bill. However, many are skeptical as to whether the bill will pass in the Republican-controlled Senate. What Is the MORE Act? The Marijuana Opportunity Reinvestment and Expungement Act, or the MORE Act, would remove marijuana entirely […]

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Will State Cannabis Ballot Wins Lead to Federal Reform?

The 2020 election did not only cement the national pivot away from Trump’s politics, but it opened the door for novel marijuana legislation in numerous states. With Arizona, Mississippi, Montana, New Jersey, and South Dakota’s passing bills to legalize adult-use marijuana, American citizens across the political spectrum are ready to say goodbye to the prohibitionist stance on drugs. However, state law and federal law on the matter continues to stand at odds. Following Joe Biden’s victory, many Americans are hopeful that marijuana reform may be on the horizon. Federal Reform? Now that 34 states have legalized cannabis in some form, […]

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Voters Across the Country are Changing their Views on Marijuana

Voters Across the Country are Changing their Views on Marijuana Not only did the 2020 election mark a stark political shift, but it also had a significant impact on the future of recreational and medical marijuana legalization. Joe Biden emerged as the winner of a divisive election cycle, and another popular vote on the ballots of several states was cast in favor of statewide cannabis legalization. In fact, every statewide cannabis legalization measure on a ballot passed on election night. A Changing Tide for Marijuana Legislation It is evident that voters across the country are changing their views on marijuana. […]

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Are Concentrates Right for My Medical Marijuana Needs?

Concentrates are somewhat new to the mainstream market and can be a convenient method of accessing medical marijuana. As the name suggests, these products are concentrated cannabis and can be purchased in a variety of different forms. Due to the way they are produced, concentrates can pack a lot of the flavor and potency that many people seek when using medicinal cannabis, and they are becoming more popular as time goes on. If you’re considering trying new products to find a good fit, be sure to contact your doctor before using concentrates for medical marijuana to determine if they are […]

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