The US is home to some of the world’s most lucrative marijuana markets.
But in many states, the legal market is still in its infancy, and many recreational marijuana retailers are struggling.
In Massachusetts, recreational marijuana sales are expected to hit a record $1 billion this year, according to the latest figures from the state’s Department of Revenue.
And in California, sales are estimated to reach $1.5 billion this season.
But as with all marijuana sales, there’s still much to be learned.
How to grow recreational marijuanaIn Massachusetts the first thing to understand is that the vast majority of recreational marijuana businesses are in the industrial sector.
That’s where you have to grow your plants, grow the buds, make the oils, and then sell it.
But a new wave of recreational dispensaries are sprouting up across the state, including in Boston, New York, and Seattle.
And that means growing your own marijuana is no longer a requirement.
A growing number of states allow recreational marijuana to be grown in private residences and businesses.
And the US Food and Drug Administration is expected to rule on whether recreational marijuana can be sold in stores in January, according a report by Reuters.
But there’s one major obstacle that some marijuana business owners are facing: legal weed is illegal in many US states.
This is where things get tricky.
There are two distinct legal categories: industrial hemp and medical marijuana.
The first is a crop that grows without the use of pesticides and herbicides, and is legal to grow in the United States.
The second is a weed that is derived from a plant that was genetically altered for therapeutic purposes, or is derived directly from cannabis plants.
There are a lot of misconceptions about the two plants, and some states don’t allow industrial hemp or medical marijuana to grow near each other.
So it’s possible that recreational marijuana could be sold near medical marijuana dispensaries, or even in one.
But while this is a potential problem, it isn’t something Massachusetts regulators are worried about.
“Our goal is to provide an environment where we’re going to be able to make a decision on whether there’s a legal recreational marijuana industry,” said Martha Weinberger, the commissioner of the Massachusetts Department of Financial Services.
“Our goal here is to be in a position to make that decision.”
If recreational marijuana is legal in Massachusetts, there are some hurdles to overcome, including the fact that many recreational dispensaries have been set up with a lot more space than normal, so they won’t be able set up shop close to each other in order to comply with state rules.
The new wave is expected also to be more popular than the first wave.
According to the Marijuana Business Daily, more than 3,000 dispensaries are set to open in Massachusetts this year.
But this new wave could have a huge impact on Massachusetts’s marijuana industry, as recreational marijuana accounts for about 3 percent of the state economy.
“There are many reasons why we believe recreational marijuana will be a huge player in Massachusetts,” said Weinberger.
“We believe it’s going to have an impact on retail sales and also will have an effect on people who use medical marijuana, which is another area where there’s been a lot less innovation and growth in the past two years.”
Weinberger also noted that recreational pot sales are likely to have a positive impact on public safety and quality of life.