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Op-Ed: California’s Thriving Illicit Market Leading To More Crime

When it comes to participating in the legal market, many are willing to trade in the peace and love of the plant for criminal activity.

New Study Provides Clues Behind The Vaping Illness Outbreak

A new study from the Mayo Clinic researchers weakened a popular theory about the cause of the vaping illness.

Does Overregulation Drive Black Market Marijuana?

A new study found that high taxes and cost of compliance keeps many small-time players within the black market in legalized states.

Marijuana Is Stronger Than Ever, But Don’t Get Too Excited

Allowing black market suppliers to dictate marijuana's potency, we've caused more problems than we would have if cannabis was legal.

Should Amazon Accept More Resonsibility For The Vaping Crisis?

Black market retailers could purchase many of its counterfeit materials through Amazon webpages, which have recently disappeared.

Can The ‘Costco of Cannabis’ Fix California’s Black Market Problem?

Marijuana legalization does not automatically equate the erasure of a decades-long underground operations, but the 'Costco of Cannabis' hopes to persuade black market consumers.

Cannabis Quality Involves Careful Science And Carefree Highs

Product quality is one area where legal suppliers might have advantages over the black market, but to deliver good quality cannabis, producers must simultaneously aim for both careful science and carefree highs.

Why Is There So Much Poop In Black Market Weed?

There are plenty of reasons why marijuana prohibition is a failed ethos, but a new study showing that black market weed contains disgusting levels of feces is probably the best reason we have heard in a long time to support legalization.

What MedMen’s Financial Woes Means For The Cannabis Industry

High taxes and restrictions on dispensaries are creating a situation where companies like MedMen are losing money, though the company's also stabbed itself in the foot as of late.

Saying No Means Saying Yes To The Black Market

Let me repeat that last statement: if anyone says no to legal, 502 State legal shops in their towns, you are inadvertently saying welcome to illicit Cannabis businesses.