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Inside a Washington State Cannabis Grow Operation

Cannabis is big business in Washington State. Six years after the state first legalized recreational pot, the industry has grown to $361 million in annual revenue. This requires constant crop harvests to keep up....

Virginia ABC Welcomes Autumn Harvest of New Products

The Virginia Alcoholic Beverage Control Authority (ABC) has added 17 new products to its catalog of more than 3,000 distilled spirits, Virginia wines and mixers. This autumn’s class of spirits represent a variety of categories...

Ohio Named 2019 Control States Best Practices ‘Best of the Best’

For the fifth year, StateWays is proud to recognize the most innovative programs and ideas in the control state system with our Best Practices Awards. This year, winning agencies represent the best in retailing,...

Painter Steps Down As Chairman of VABC Board of Directors

After more than a decade of service to the Virginia Alcoholic Beverage Control Authority (ABC), Chairman Jeff Painter last week announced his departure from the organization, effective Dec. 1. “Jeff’s steady leadership and deliberate decision...

Regulating Cannabis in 2020

We have entered the world of Cannabis 2.0. Or so the Washington Liquor and Cannabis Board has proposed, coining the phrase in two recent bills meant to help modernize the maturing legal market in...

NHLC Surpasses $2.3 Million in Fundraising Effort

Over the past five years, the New Hampshire Liquor Commission (NHLC) has helped raise over $2.3 million for New Hampshire nonprofit organizations. Beginning in 2015, NHLC leadership undertook an effort to develop strategic partnerships with...

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