March 2016

As a microbusiness advocate, researcher and owner, I wanted to know if this was a truly viable business for the self-employed or small business owner. Personal, moral and ethical judgments aside, this is a unique situation in the business world. A formerly illegal substance, one with a long history of sending dealers to prison, is […]

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The cannabis industry made $5.4 billion in 2015. Legally. That’s $5.4 billion worth of businesses growing and cultivating plants, processing and shipping products, and selling marijuana, cannabis oil, and all manner of edibles at dispensaries. That figure is forecast to hit $22.8 billion by 2020 according to the latest State of Legal Marijuana Markets Report from […]

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Watch: Lagunitas Brewing Company talks pot on Snoop Dogg’s ‘Merry Jane’ Lagunitas’ Tony Magee. America is pushing back against research claiming cannabis degrades one’s life-course. Today, Snoop Dogg’s news site Merry Jane launches a series on the topic, “Highly Productive”, whose debut episode subject is Petaluma’s, billion-dollar, global break-out craft brewer, Lagunitas Brewing Company, and […]

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“I have grown granddaughters who have severe cramps, so I said this is what I want to work on,” Goldberg told the magazine, explaining tha she also wanted to create products that wouldn’t necessarily get you high. “For me, I feel like if you don’t want to get high high, this is a product specifically […]

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NEW YORK, March 31, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — Puri5 Vapor Technology, Incorporated in 2013. Their main research is to develop high grade and affordable herbal vaporizers for the medical industry. Photo – http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20160324/347804 Revolutionary Herbal Vaporizers for the Cannabis Industry For the last 3 years in the process, the market is becoming more on notice of […]

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CENTENNIAL, CO–(Marketwired – Mar 31, 2016) – CannaGrow Holdings, Inc., (OTC PINK: CGRW) — CannaGrow Holdings, Inc., Liaison and Consultant providing turn-key solutions to licensed growers in the legal Cannabis industry, today announced important updates to the Buffalo Ranch Project in Huerfano County, Colorado. Delmar Janovec, CEO of CannaGrow Holdings, confirmed that significant advances have been […]

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x Embed x Share Whoopi Goldberg has a new title: ganjapreneur. The comedian and host of The View announced her own official medical marijuana business, which is a joint partnership with award-winning edibles maker Maya Elisabeth. USA TODAY In this February 2016 photo, actress Whoopi Goldberg attends the 88th Annual Academy Awards at Hollywood Highland […]

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DENVER—Two years after Colorado fully legalized the sale of marijuana, most banks here still don’t offer services to the businesses involved. Financial institutions are caught between state law that has legalized marijuana and federal law that bans it. Banks’ federal regulators don’t fully recognize such businesses and impose onerous reporting requirements on banks that deal with them. Without bank accounts, the […]

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There’s been a recent push to de-stigmatize cannabis, and added to the advocates is entrepreneur Holly Alberti, a Mass. native who’s about to make waves with her startup Healthy Headie Lifstyle. The venture is what Alberti has deemed “the Mary Kay for Mary J,” sending sales representatives into people’s homes to educate them and let […]

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(FREE THOUGHT PROJECT) – As states across the U.S. continue to challenge prohibition by decriminalizing cannabis use, Hawaii is set to make the boldest move yet. Lawmakers in the island state are proposing to commission a study looking at the merits of decriminalizing all drugs. Tom Angell at Marijuana.com reported on the resolution being considered […]

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Photo Credit: RomboStudio / Shutterstock.com Which are the marijuana-friendliest states in the nation? Where would a pot person want to buy a home and settle down? The online national real estate search site Estately has taken a crack at answering those burning questions. The site’s blog’s Ultimate Lists cranks out all sorts of creative comparative […]

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A bill to reduce youth access to vapor products passed the Washington State House of Representatives Tuesday. The state Senate approved the legislation earlier. Senate Bill 6328 now goes to the governor’s desk. It’s expected to be signed into law, said Washington State Attorney General Bob Ferguson, who offered a bill on vaping. “This bill […]

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