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Survey Says Pot Prices Are Crashing in Colorado

Category: News | Posted on Tue, June, 23rd 2015 by THCFinder

Colorado's recreational marijuana market is now over a year old, and while it continues to grow, a new survey has found that pot prices are dropping faster than most expected.

According to global brokerage company Convergex, increased competition and the expansion of grow facilities are contributing factors in the price decline, but it's also "a natural result for any maturing industry as dispensaries try to find the market's equilibrium price." 

"Since last June, the average price of an 1/8th ounce of recreational cannabis has dropped from $50-$70 to $30-$45 currently; an ounce now sells for between $250 and $300 on average compared to $300-$400 last year," Convergex reported.

But Bloomberg Business noted that even with these declining prices, this year's sales of recreational marijuana are still exceeding those of last year and the number of people visiting dispensaries has increased. 

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Category: Fun | Posted on Mon, June, 22nd 2015 by THCFinder


It’s Time To Enact Appropriate Job Protections For Those Who Legally Use Marijuana

Category: News | Posted on Mon, June, 22nd 2015 by THCFinder

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Many observers were shocked and saddened when Brandon Coats, a quadriplegic who is authorized to use medical marijuana under Colorado state law, was fired from his job with Dish Network in 2010 after a positive drug test. Dish failed to make an exception for Coats, who used marijuana while off duty to control his seizures, and the company insisted on his being fired, leaving Coats no choice but to challenge this issue in court.

Specifically, Coats claimed that his conduct should have been permitted under the state’s Lawful Off-Duty Activities Statute, which makes it an unfair and discriminatory labor practice to discharge an employee based on the employee’s “lawful,” away-from-work activities. But the trial court, followed by the Court of Appeals and now the Colorado Supreme Court, have all ruled that the statute only protects conduct that is legal under both state and federal law — and therefore offers no job protection to Coats.

“Therefore, employees who engage in an activity, such as medical marijuana use, that is permitted by state law but unlawful under federal law are not protected by the statute,” Justice Allison H. Eid wrote in the opinion.

This case highlights one of the most pressing issues that needs to be addressed in the states that have legalized medical cannabis use — and the states that have adopted full legalization for all adults, as well. Although employees are protected from arrest and prosecution under state law by these various laws, they remain vulnerable to employment discrimination in almost all states.

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Participate In The National Marijuana Consumer/Patients Survey

Category: News | Posted on Mon, June, 22nd 2015 by THCFinder

washington state marijuana surveySomeone is taking the time to ask pot users what they really want.

Dabs or doobies? Creams or concentrates? Black market or dispensary, indica or sativa, recreational or medical- no question is out of bounds in the 2015 version of the Annual Marijuana Consumer Survey.

The Marijuana Business Daily’s survey features multiple-choice questions and takes about five minutes to do, perfect for people with short attention spans. “Our consumer survey is the oldest and most trusted market research study for the cannabis industry,” according to the organization’s published statement.

Consumer surveys are designed to get the honest opinions of the average person buying a product in the marketplace. The MBD Survey targets ALL cannabis consumers- from those who use CBD-only to  those that use topicals or enjoy juicing, smoking, vaporizing, medibles, concentrates- everyone.

The survey is anonymous; no name, birthdate or other personal identification is required. Respondents can input their state of residence, age range and gender if they wish.

The Survey introduction reads:

Welcome to Marijuana Business Daily’s 4th Annual Marijuana Consumer Survey! Here’s your chance to tell dispensaries, recreational retailers, edibles and infused product makers what you really want. More strains? Lab-tested cannabis? Loyalty discounts? R

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