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Has Legalization Actually Helped the Marijuana Market?
Take a trip back to 2012, when the state of Colorado became the first US state to legalize Marijuana, such a monumental moment in the cannabis communities history. Fast forward back to present day, now 19 states have fully legalized recreational marijuana, with a few others working towards that goal. Legal Cannabis was once projected to be an enormous money-making business, how has true is that so far? Through the combination of recreational and medical marijuana, around 40% of Americans can legally obtain weed, but the illegal market remains profitable, why is that? The article,'The Economics of Legal Weed Don't Work' written by Belinda Luscombe discusses this exact conundrum. Included in this article is an interview with Daniel Sumner and Robin Goldstein, authors of the book, Can Legal Weed Win?: The Blunt Realities of Cannabis Economics. The interviewer and both authors bring up some intriguing and thought-provoking points, give the article a read!
Thailand Decriminalizes Marijuana: What Does That Mean?
As of June 9th, Marijuana has been decriminalized in Thailand, making it the first Asian country to do so. Though this isn't full legalization yet, this is a promising step forward. So what does decriminalization mean exactly? Thai citizens can now use Marijuana for medicinal purposes, but recreational use remains punishable. The drug is no longer listed alongside other narcotics deemed dangerous. There are a few other key points to know, and the article,'Thailand's 'marijuana wonderland': 5 things to know' written by Apornrath Phoonphongphiphat goes over the specifics very clearly.
Recent D.C. Bill to Protect Marijuana Using Employees Passes
In recent news, a bill in D.C. that stops employers from firing employees for failing marijuana drug-tests has passed. This means marijuana using employees are more protected. There are exceptions though, for instance, an employee an still be fired for consuming marijuana at work. The article 'D.C. lawmakers pass a bill that would ban firing employees for failed marijuana tests' written by Ayana Archie goes into more detail about this new bill. Give it a read if you're a citizen of D.C., or if you're just interested in the development of marijuana's decriminalization.
Marijuana is Now Legal in Rhode Island!
As of Tuesday, May 25th 2022, Rhode Island becomes yet another state to legalize Marijuana for adult use! This marks an exciting start to June for all 21 and up Rhode Islanders. The article, 'Rhode Island just legalized marijuana. Here’s what happens next' written by Alexa Peters goes into more details about this new law, and answers any questions residents of Rhode Island may have. If you're a new farm or dispensary in the great state of Rhode Island looking to make a great first impression, consider getting custom branded packaging made by us! We strive to offer our customers the highest quality packaging at the lowest prices we can. Our in-house designers are ready to bring your brand to life. Contact us to start your order today!
Could Georgia be the Next State to Legalize Marijuana?
Georgia is the land of peaches, but could another super recognizable plant become synonymous with the state as well? The citizens of Georgia recently had the opportunity to answer some questions in regards to marijuana and its potential legalization and subsequent value to the state. Though these answer don't have an effect on the current laws yet, they send a very clear message to Georgia's lawmakers. The article 'Georgia Voters Approve Marijuana Legalization Ballot Question' by Kyle Jaeger talks about the numbers and specifics of this poll. Though these questions are just the very first steps, it shows hope the the future of the states legalization status.
The State of Arizona in a State of Recreational Bliss
Arizona has been experiencing very encouraging growth in their recreational marijuana market, despite a recent dip in the medical market. Reports show that the sales of recreational marijuana have steadily increased in recent months, while medical sales have declined. The article 'Arizona Recreational Marijuana Sales Hit A New Record In March, State Reports' written by Marijuana Moment gives the specific numbers and figures of sales. It also goes on to breakdown the distribution of taxes from these sales. Any Arizonian farms or dispensaries looking to take advantage of the recent uptick in sales should Contact us to get top-quality, attention-grabbing custom branded packaging today! With more customers, it's time to stand-out and show-off, custom packaging is the perfect way to do that.
Missouri: The Next State for Recreational Legalization?
State by state recreational marijuana is being legalized, could Missouri be added to that ever growing list? Based on an overwhelming number of pre-ballot voter signatures, it seems so! The article, 'Recreational marijuana could be on a Missouri ballot' written by Monica Ryan and Emily Manley goes into more detail about this exciting prospect. Missourians will hopefully be able to vote on this later this year.
Let's Celebrate the Planet That's Green and Blue
Happy Earth Day 2022, today is perfect day to cherish our shared home. What would we do without this big green and blue orb? Die probably, so let's take time to thank the planet for all it provides for us. From vast oceans, rolling hills, dense forests, to dry deserts, there really is so much to take in and experience. Without the rich soil under our feet, we wouldn't be able to grow the plethora of fruits, veggies, and grains we do. The cannabis community has special thanks to give, since our businesses and lives revolve around one beautiful plant. So celebrate earth day by smoking one of Mother Earth's glorious gifts, that righteous greenery. If you're a farm and are looking for a more environmentally friendly packaging solution, look no further! We have many earth-friendly packaging options to explore. Our boxes are made from 70% post consumer materials, with biodegradable ink. We also have compostable bag options, these bags are best used for dry products, such as flower, syringes, or dry ingredient mixes. Show the world some love and Contact Us to explore your options today!
New Jersey Now in the Home Stretch for Recreational Marijuana Sales
New Jearsians can breathe a sigh of relief and prepare to breathe in sweet smoke now that the state has approved the first stores that'll be able to sell marijuana recreationally. After patiently waiting, there's now a light at the end of the tunnel for many expectant stoner's on the Jersey shores. Though, there is no set date when these stores will open, citizens can at least rest assured that the state is still moving forward. The article, 'NJ (finally) approves first cannabis stores for recreational sales' written by Caroline Lewis goes more into depth on this newest development in the New Jersey marijuana market. As for everyone in the New Jersey cannabis community, look into custom packaging now and make the best first impression on new recreational customers! Contact us for more info today.