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Marijuana Legalization in South Dakota Lies with Voters Now

Marijuana legalization in South Dakota could see daylight in 2020. The state passed measures to legalize both recreational and medical marijuana. Luckily, both of the measures collected the required signatures before the COVID-19 pandemic hit. The only issue was if the pandemic didn’t retreat by November, it would be hard for people to vote on the measures. Now that lockdown restrictions have been easing, voting should be possible.

An “Essential” Distinction? Medical Versus Recreational Marijuana In The Time Of COVID-19

When Mitt Romney was running for president in 2012, he traveled to Colorado, where a reporter questioned him about the state’s impending legalization of recreational marijuana.

“Ask me about something important,” he shot back, before calling on the next journalist. 

Why COVID-19's Digital Ad Markets Are A Boon For The Cannabis Industry

The biggest contributing factor to this opportunity is the impact that shelter-in-place orders have had on both ad supply and consumer behavior.

For cannabis marketers, generating mass awareness is far more difficult than it is for marketers in traditional consumer goods.

Cannabis marketers must navigate scores of disparate regulations that limit where, how, and who they can target with their message. This creates a serious challenge for brands that aim to move the needle on awareness or ad recall. 

Canopy Growth CEO expects weed will be legalized federally by 2022

The CEO of a Canadian cannabis company is expecting that the United States is headed for cannabis legalization in the next two years.

David Klein, the head of Canopy Growth, told CNBC’s Jim Cramer on Tuesday that as states continue to gradually permit medical and recreational use of marijuana, Congress will have no choice but to act.

Canada’s Cannabis Oil Exports Rose More than 450% in 2019

On Monday, Marijuana Business Daily reported that Canada, with first-mover advantage, has been exploring new territories to export its cannabis oil. Last year, the company reported to 17 counties—the highest number of counties that it has exported to until now. Overall, Canada exported 5,372.3 liters of cannabis oil products last year—a rise of 483.9% from 920 liters exported in 2018. Meanwhile, Health Canada allowed 12,887.9 liters of cannabis oil to be exported.