“Cannabis is still illegal on the federal level, so it makes investing very risky,” said Jessica Rabe, a research analyst with ConvergEx, a New York-based brokerage that released its outlook for the industry last week. Federal laws make it difficult for marijuana businesses to open bank accounts, and as a result many have gobs of […]

An eastern Canadian chain of medical marijuana clinics plans to tap into a growing Alberta market later this month by opening its first Edmonton location. Dr. Danial Schecter, who started Toronto’s Cannabinoid Medical Clinic in 2014 and now has five similar facilities, says doctors in the new office will offer examinations, evaluations, cannabis prescriptions and product advice. Patients must be referred by their doctors, who […]

If you enjoy weed, but live in a country or state where cannabis remains illegal, then observing the firing up of a lucrative legal marijuana market – the fastest growing industry in the US – may have left you a tad bemused, if not green with envy. The transformation of cannabis culture from being an […]

“My name is Tony Magee and I’m the founder of Lagunitas and I wake and bake every morning.” Okay, not exactly shocking news that the founder of Petaluma’s Lagunitas Brewing is an avowed stoner (along with at least half of his staff, he admits). Most of us from around here remember that in the earlier […]

By every metric available, public opinion appears to favor marijuana legalization, and by wider margins with each passing year. (David Zalubowski/AP) If there’s one thing that Massachusetts public officials — Democrat and Republican, urban and suburban, local and state — seem to agree on lately, it’s that the voters should not legalize marijuana at the polls this […]

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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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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