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Lessons from State Implementation of Marijuana Legalization

The movement to end cannabis prohibitions in the United States continued its steady advance in the 2018 midterm elections, with voters in three states approving ballot measures to regulate but not prohibit the use of marijuana for medical purposes or by adults.

Why Cannabis Is Poised for Another Big Year

The cannabis industry grew substantially and the marijuana policy reform movement continued to gain steam in 2018. Any doubts about whether they have gone mainstream were eliminated, as traditionally conservative states like Oklahoma, Missouri, and Utah approved medical cannabis initiatives by solid margins. Momentum is building steadily heading into 2019, which could be another banner year for cannabis.

Simplifya Raises $3 Million to Fund Expansion of Web-Based Cannabis Compliance Tool

Simplifya, the leading developer of regulatory compliance software for the cannabis industry, announced Thursday it has secured $3 million in Series C funding, leaving open the possibility to raise an additional $2 million.

[Podcast] Cannabis Compliance Software & Regulations

Tune in to Episode 36 of the Lit & Lucid Podcast to hear from Jordan Wellington, Chief Compliance Officer with Simplifya. Learn more about Jordan’s extensive background in writing cannabis policy in Colorado’s early years of legalization. Most recently Jordan has  started Simplifya, compliance software to help businesses work within the regulated industry. With Jordan’s extensive knowledge of the backend of cannabis regulations this episode is one you can’t miss! 

[Podcast] Implementing Cannabis Legalization

Implementing Cannabis Legalization

Four Palm Springs area pot shops are among the first in California to get annual licenses

California cannabis regulators are starting to dole out annual licenses to sell marijuana – and a handful of local pot shops are among the first crop of licensees.

'Boring' Cannabis Investments Are Growing at Merida

Mitch Baruchowitz’s investment firm Merida in midtown Manhattan, has deployed $50M in capital to 17 cannabis-related companies in the last year and a half.

Cannabis Marketers Try To Crack The Compliance Code

Imagine you’ve just applied the finishing touches to a marketing campaign for a cannabis product.

Business Ideas for Those Who Don't Want to 'Touch the Plant'

In the last few years, as states have begun to legalize medical and recreational cannabis at a rapid clip, the focus for traditional investors often has been on businesses intimately tied to the plant and its derivative products: cultivators, processors, distributors, and dispensaries.