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Organic Farming Expert: Oregon's New Cannabis Laws and Sustainable Options

Organic Farming Expert: Oregon’s New Cannabis Laws and Sustainable Options

Organic Farming Expert: Oregon’s New Cannabis Laws and Sustainable Options

Oregon’s laws regarding cannabis testing for pesticides and insecticides are a double-edged sword. Just like many things in life, there is a trade-off to progress.

Marijuana Sales Can Make U.S. Tribes Richer and Poorer

Marijuana Sales Can Make U.S. Tribes Richer and Poorer

“This is going to be bigger than bingo,” James Billie told CNN over the summer. A former chief of the Seminole, whose company MCW gives financing and legal counsel to American Indian tribes to help them grow and sell marijuana on their land, Billie could barely contain his excitement.

Why Hollywood's Marijuana Portrayals Are Out of Step With the Times

Why Hollywood’s Marijuana Portrayals Are Out of Step With the Times

Hollywood has a drug problem.

As America slowly crawls out from under the devastating weight of a failed War on Drugs, much of the entertainment industry still treats legal marijuana as a low-hanging punchline or forgettable.

4 Pitfalls to Avoid in Your Cannabis Career

4 Pitfalls to Avoid in Your Cannabis Career

When it comes to the cannabis industry, it’s difficult to even find an accurate comparison in business. Every business in this industry is effectively a startup in addition to the fact that we’re in one of the newest and fastest growing industries in the world; that makes it like a startup on steroids. To say it’s unpredictable and risky is an understatement.

Job Seekers to Find Opportunities at CCBE's Cannabis Career Fair

Job Seekers to Find Opportunities at CCBE’s Cannabis Career Fair

With eight more states having legalized some form of cannabis this past November, the industry is preparing for an unprecedented expansion, creating more job opportunities and careers for qualified individuals. If you’re looking for a career in cannabis, the Southern California Cannabis Career Fair at the California Cannabis Business Expo on Sunday, March 5, is a must-attend event.

As Cannabis Stocks Extend Their Gains, Investors to Gather at the Marijuana Investor Summit

As Cannabis Stocks Extend Gains, Investors to Meet at Marijuana Investor Summit

Heightened public awareness leading up to the U.S. elections in November drew in massive increases in trading volume, pushing the U.S. Marijuana Index and Canadian Marijuana Index to double in price in less than a two-month period in September and October.

Dive Into the Evolution of Extraction Technologies

Dive Into the Evolution of Extraction Technologies

On March 7, 2017, hear Dr. Joshua Hartsel, CEO of Speakeasy 710, a California-based cannabis oil producer, lead a session at the California Cannabis Business Expo in San Diego on the tremendous opportunity opening up in California’s market with regards to extracts and other concentrate products.

Entrepreneurs, CannaPitch and Careers on First Day of #CalCanBizExpo

Entrepreneurs, CannaPitch and Careers on First Day of #CalCanBizExpo

Entrepreneurs, investors and career seekers are eager to navigate California’s newly legalized recreational cannabis market and the California Cannabis Business Expo is ready to show current and future stakeholders the way on its opening day at the Sheraton Marina Hotel in San Diego on March 5, 2017.

Edibles Entrepreneurs in Oregon: Is the Surface Smooth and Easily Cleanable?

Edibles Entrepreneurs in Oregon: Smooth and Easily Cleanable Surfaces

While non-food-contact surfaces are critical to the form and function of a facility for edibles, food-contact surfaces are at the frontline of food safety. Equipment purchases have to ensure hygienic design and permit efficient disassembly for cleaning, scrubbing, inspecting and sanitizing.

The Real Reason Craft Cannabis is Here to Stay

The Real Reason Craft Cannabis is Here to Stay

Nothing evokes passionate debate in the cannabis community like the threat of big business taking over. The arguments against big marijuana fill the internet. The heartfelt plea to preserve small farms is echoed throughout the US, Canada, and Jamaica. At the Marijuana Business Conference in Las Vegas last November there was even a debate dedicated to arguing which was better: Craft Cannabis vs Big Marijuana.

Don’t Let the Devil Disrupt the Landlord/Tenant Relationship

Don’t Let the Devil Disrupt the Landlord/Tenant Relationship

The marijuana industry is proving to be profitable for landlords, with businesses willing to pay premium rents. Conversely, it is also complex and has many details from a risk management standpoint.

Institutional Cannabis: Defining Institutional Stakeholders

Institutional Cannabis: Defining Institutional Stakeholders

For the purpose of this column we consider three types of institutions: government, academic and corporate. They are the thought leaders, market leaders and mainstream actors from outside the industry that are stakeholders in the effects of an economic outcome.

Does the Marijuana World Need Another Magazine?

Does the Marijuana World Need Another Magazine?

The short answer to the headline question is yes, the marijuana world does need another magazine and it needs this one. Although I’m not paid by the word, the inaugural issue of Marijuana Industry News magazine deserves better than a one-word defense, so here it is.

Edibles Entrepreneurs in Oregon: Invest in Food Safety Details

Edibles Entrepreneurs in Oregon: Invest in Food Safety Details

The Oregon Liquor Control Commission announced via email on Nov. 17 that it’s anticipating an influx of applications from prospective recreational marijuana businesses. If you hope to become a licensed recreational processor and want to avoid delays in having your application processed, compliance is critical.

Tap Into New England’s Cannabis Jackpot in Vegas

Tap Into New England’s Cannabis Jackpot in Vegas

On Nov. 16, 2016, Marijuana Investor Summit will talk Massachusetts and Maine at the Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas, Nevada, taking on the future of recreational marijuana in New England.

Journey into the Endocannabinoid System

Journey into the Endocannabinoid System

From children with seizures to athletes with joint pain, people are using cannabis to cope effectively. This one herb and its variety of therapeutic compounds seem to affect every aspect of our bodies and minds. How is this possible?

Learn How to Fund Your Cannabis Business

Learn How to Fund Your Cannabis Business

Are you an entrepreneur eager to fund your cannabis business? Needless to say, banks are not going to be your first choice. How can you raise capital legally and then bank the money you make?

Vegas Talk Tackles Solution to Opioid Epidemic

Vegas Talk Tackles Solution to the Opioid Epidemic

On Nov. 16, 2016, Marijuana Investor Summit will talk at the Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas, Nevada, on how investing in medical marijuana research could help tackle the opioid crisis among the nation.

Israel at the Vanguard of International Cannabis Science and Medicine

Israel at the Vanguard of Cannabis Science and Medicine

With more than 50 years of academic research and development, Israel leads the way in the science and medicine of cannabis. On Nov. 15, 2016, The World of Cannabis is bringing Israel to the Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas, Nevada, to explore how the country is poised to break medical and scientific barriers in an exciting frontier market.

Crack Open the Future of Cannabis in California at Vegas Conference

Crack Open the Future of Cannabis in California at Vegas Conference

With recreational marijuana on several state ballots next week and polls showing strong support for its passage, California represents the largest market in North America and it has the most potential to be the driving force for other states to follow suit.

Medical Research Rising: Cannabis, Veterans and PTSD

Medical Research Rising: Cannabis, Veterans and PTSD

Could cannabis be effectively treating PTSD? On Nov. 16, 2016, Marijuana Investor Summit is bringing Dr. Sue Sisley to the Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas, Nevada, to discuss her study on the use of medical cannabis in treating PTSD.

National Indian Cannabis Coalition to Deliver Update in Las Vegas

National Indian Cannabis Coalition to Deliver Update in Las Vegas

It seems everyone knows about the memo that created the opportunity for Indian Nations to participate in the legal cannabis industry, but how does this co-exist with other state and federal laws?

From Sea to Sea: The Future of Cannabis in Canada

From Sea to Sea: The Future of Cannabis in Canada

With the country’s legal marijuana marketplace poised to electrify the economy, “The World of Cannabis” is bringing Canada to the Palms Casino Resort on Nov. 15, 2016, in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Learn to Navigate the Caribbean's Legal Cannabis Industry

Learn to Navigate the Caribbean’s Legal Cannabis Industry

With Jamaica and Puerto Rico making moves in the legal market, “The World of Cannabis” will welcome the Caribbean to the Palms Casino Resort on Nov. 15, 2016, in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Entrepreneurs and Investors: Enter 'The World of Cannabis' in Vegas

Entrepreneurs and Investors: Enter ‘The World of Cannabis’ in Vegas

On Nov. 15, 2016, Marijuana Investor Summit is bringing “The World of Cannabis” to the Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas, Nevada, to show eager entrepreneurs and investors how to navigate the complexity of international cannabis laws and the opportunities they present.

Expert Updates, Networking and a Green Carpet for Industry Stars

Expert Updates, Networking and a ‘Green Carpet’ for Industry Stars

The legal cannabis industry is both global and local. On the one hand it must cope with obstacles and risks that are specific to a given municipality or even neighborhood. On the other it gets to participate in a worldwide phenomenon with constant opportunities defined by physiology and economics.

Medical Cannabis PETcaps: Flavored Capsules Bringing Relief to Pets

Medical Cannabis PETcaps: Flavored Capsules Bringing Relief to Pets

Sponsored Content Provided By The Capsule Consulting Group   As medical cannabis becomes available across the country, more and more people are recognizing its versatility and effectiveness. Medical cannabis has been shown to reduce anxiety, alleviate pain and inflammation caused by arthritis, and possibly prevent cancer from spreading. Unfortunately, arthritis and cancer aren’t just part

How to Manage Risk in Cannabis: Make Sure Good Things Happen to Good People

How to Manage Risk in Cannabis: Make Sure Good Things Happen to Good People

As business owners, managing risk is something we are all aware of, but it’s often pushed to the side, especially with new businesses, in the battle for cash flow and stability. We tell ourselves that we will work on risk once we are making money.

Cannabis Cleans Up Well: 5 Events Signaling Professionalization of Industry

Cannabis Cleans Up Well: 5 Events Signaling Professionalization of Industry

From industry members in the trenches to suits in corner offices, here are five events that show cannabis cleans up well, signaling the professionalization of the industry.

So many events. So little time. Where’s the value?

So many events. So little time. Where’s the value?

The cannabis industry is growing in every respect and events are no exception. From small regional meetings to full-scale 3-day expos across the United States, an industry enthusiast could spend 85% of the year going to events. But which ones are worth it?

Athletics

Cannabis: The Worst Kept Secret in Athletics

For years, cannabis use has been the worst kept secret in athletics. It’s widespread in just about every amateur and professional arena from universities to the Olympics to the major leagues.

Owners and Insurance

Owners Can’t Be Too Careful When Insuring Marijuana Businesses

Business owners were hit with a surprise in 2015 when Lloyd’s of London—one of the largest insurers in the cannabis industry—announced it was backing away from the business. It cited regulatory uncertainty and the high risk nature of the business.

Schedule

What’s the Reality of Removing Cannabis from Schedule I?

Now that 23 states have legalized cannabis for medical use and more appear likely to do so in 2016, the conflict between federal and state laws has become especially glaring. Would it not make sense, as advocates have been arguing for years, to either re-schedule or de-schedule cannabis?

Capsules

Cannabis Capsules: The Smokeless Alternative of 2016

As more and more states more toward legalizing medical marijuana, cannabis is becoming a respected option to treat pain, inflammation and other maladies. Despite this growing acceptance, traditional delivery systems such as smoking and consuming edibles may not fit the needs of all consumers interested in the benefits of medical marijuana.

Nadelmann

The Great Marijuana Debate: Nadelmann Lands Total Knockout

On March 3, 2016, Ethan Nadelmann, Director of the Drug Policy Alliance, and David Evans, Executive Director of the Drug Free Schools Coalition, went head to head in The Great Marijuana Debate, co-sponsored by MJIC Media and ProCon.org, at the California Cannabis Business Expo in San Francisco.


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