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Cannabis Banking in 2019 – What’s Really Happening?

Cannabis Banking in 2019 – What’s Really Happening?

September 25, 2019 was a day to celebrate for cannabis businesses that have struggled with a lack of access to banking and payment processing services since cannabis is still a Schedule 1 drug at the federal level. That’s the day when the Secure and Fair Enforcement...

How Real Estate Affects the Value of a Marijuana License

How Real Estate Affects the Value of a Marijuana License

The term “cannabis effect” or “cannabis premium” refers to the inflated real estate costs that cannabis license holders are required to pay across the United States. The problem is the cost of real estate has a direct negative effect on a cannabis business, the value...

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The Social Impact of Cannabis Legalization in the United States

The Social Impact of Cannabis Legalization in the United States

While the economic impact of cannabis legalization is easy to track in terms of tax revenue and job growth, the social impacts require a bit more digging, particularly in relation to long-term trend analysis. Fortunately, the effects of cannabis legalization on...

Will 2020 be the Biggest Year for the U.S. Cannabis Industry?

Will 2020 be the Biggest Year for the U.S. Cannabis Industry?

There were a number of big stories in the news throughout 2019 proving the cannabis industry will continue on an upward trajectory in 2020 and beyond. From increases in business licenses historic votes in the U.S. Congress to more than two out of three American adults...

Why are Some States’ Cannabis Programs Lagging?

Why are Some States’ Cannabis Programs Lagging?

The cannabis market in the U.S. is well-established, and Cannabiz Media is now tracking cannabis programs in 42 states. However, each state has its own rules for their programs, which means all states are not equal in terms of the success and growth of those programs....