Start A Cannabis Business

People interested in getting the green light to start marijuana businesses in Alaska are more focused on cultivation than retail. About two-thirds of the applications submitted to the Marijuana Control Board are for cultivation, according to The Alaska Journal of Commerce (http://bit.ly/21MaOyI). Of 175 licenses, 40 are for limited cultivation with production limits of 500 […]

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Is the Illinois medical cannabis industry in danger of failing? Six months after the state’s first medical cannabis dispensaries opened for business, some entrepreneurs and analysts believe it is. Their concerns stem from the fact that only 5,000 state residents have so far received registry cards, or about one-tenth of what industry investors were hoping […]

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People interested in getting the green light to start marijuana businesses in Alaska are more focused on cultivation than retail. About two-thirds of the applications submitted to the Marijuana Control Board are for cultivation, according to The Alaska Journal of Commerce (http://bit.ly/21MaOyI). Of 175 licenses, 40 are for limited cultivation with production limits of 500 […]

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(Photo credit: Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images) New Orleans joins a growing list of major U.S. cities to decriminalize marijuana. New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu signed an ordinance Wednesday that decriminalizes marijuana possession in the city, as reported by the Marijuana Policy Project. Landrieu’s signature comes after City Council unanimously voted to pass the decriminalization measure introduced […]

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Dang it, I’m out of milk! Should be an easy enough problem to solve, right? Just go to the corner store and buy some milk. But there’s a complication. I’m not back home in Portland, OR, where there are convenience stores full of milk within walking distance of most neighborhoods. I’m in this strange little […]

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The Oregon Marijuana Business Conference (OMBC) returns to Eugene with the most important and best event yet. The Oregon cannabis industry and patient community are going through dramatic changes, many reforms are for the better, while others have created difficulties. However, it is clear that the future of the cannabis industry is lucrative and those that […]

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If anyone doubted Alaskans’ entrepreneurial spirit, that myth is being dispelled by the number of Alaskans rushing to get into the commercial marijuana business. The State’s Alcohol and Marijuana Control Office recently released the applications for growing operations, testing facilities and retail stores. In the first few weeks, there have been some 200 applications for […]

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County also rejects a license request for 
pot-infused product manufacturing business Pitkin County commissioners on Wednesday approved one license for the county’s first outdoor grow operation, and denied another for a marijuana-infused product manufacturing enterprise. The Stash marijuana dispensary, which operates an existing cannabis growing operation in the Roaring Fork Valley, is looking to expand […]

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JUNEAU – Juneau officials have approved the city’s first conditional use permit for a marijuana business. The Juneau Empire reports that the Planning Commission approved the permit on Tuesday for June Hall and Paul Disdier to start running Fireweed Factory on their property. The grow operation will be in a building no larger than a […]

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Tweet IF CANNABIS BUSINESSES can’t get bank loans, aren’t they totally screwed? NOT NECESSARILY. I actually don’t see pot businesses getting screwed in this particular manner. Even for non-pot startups, small business loans are generally out of reach nowadays. Most entrepreneurs start their ventures with savings, credit cards, and maybe a loan from a friend […]

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