By its second year of operations, the state’s annual legal weed per-capita sales totaled $70 per customer. Contrast that with the Year Two-numbers for Colorado, $99; Oregon, $97; and Washington, $89. Had Cali kept pace with these states in selling REC and MED, it would have amounted to an additional $1B in sales. 
MJ Biz Daily

  • The usual suspects are considered to blame: consumer loyalty to old-school and affordable unregistered product, whose makers have shockingly low overhead; and the irregular patchwork of regulation governing where cannabis businesses can operate.
  • Long Beach, Oakland, and Monterey County are among the municipalities that have dropped taxes in response to industry outcry over high taxes role in nurturing the unregulated market. 


Quick Hits

  1. Flow Kana is closing down its Southern Humboldt County trimming facility. The official reason is difficulty staffing the remote site. 
    Redheaded Blackbelt
  2. After its legalization bill passed the Senate subcommittee, Mexico is one legislative vote away — and a Presidential stamp of approval — away from having its own Institute of Regulation and Control of Cannabis. We wish that nation well. 
    Marijuana Moment
  3. Sydney Green didn’t win his bid for a Beverly Hills City Council seat on Tuesday, but this rabbi’s campaign broke new ground for pro-cannabis candidates everywhere.