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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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DENVER — Marijuana is a political debate, not a legal one — for now. The U.S. Supreme Court announced Monday that it won’t consider a lawsuit filed by two other states challenging Colorado’s pot law. But lawyers say that Nebraska and Oklahoma officials could pursue other legal challenges down the road. For now, the many […]

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BOULDER, Colorado — It was week three for the new class at CanopyBoulder, the first seed-stage business accelerator focused squarely on the cannabis industry, and on this sunny Tuesday afternoon, CanopyBoulder managing director Micah Tapman was giving the 10 nascent marijuana companies chosen for the program a lesson in making personal connections. A few days earlier, a major […]

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Elevele, a state-licensed dispensary of medical marijuana products, is set to open its doors to customers March 23 in Highland Park’s Briergate Business District. The dispensary at 1460 Old Skokie Road will sell marijuana in the form of flowers, oils and infused edibles to patients and caregivers holding state-issued registry ID cards. In early 2015, […]

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While more than half of the states allow some form of medical marijuana, the numbers of states that allow “legal” sales of recreational cannabis are still few. However, it is very clear by the surprisingly strong sales in Oregon, the latest state to sanction recreational sales, that marijuana offers states a business that will add […]

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