It is an ironic twist that seems appropriate for the marijuana business. Taxes collected from the retail sale of marijuana will be used to educate teens in Colorado about the dangers of drug use.
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It is high season at Colorado’s mountain resorts. Last year’s launch of recreational cannabis has created a mini-boom in tourists looking to shop at dispensaries.
Massachusetts had put up the caution sign regarding medical marijuana dispensary rollouts, but seems to be lowering it for 2015.
In December 2014, the U.S. Department of Justice released a legal memorandum which announced the adoption of a new policy that affects Native American tribes, considered sovereign nations by the government.
The path to marijuana legalization looks clear in Maine—but is it? Fifteen years ago, Maine voters approved medical marijuana legalization.
In the land of the Twin Cities, Minnesota has designated two companies to grow and sell the entire supply of medical cannabis for the state.
In the 1960s, a famous cigarette commercial played off the slogan, “I’d walk a mile for a camel.” Now, for 2015, the burning question for many states might be how far people will travel in order to buy legal marijuana.
The nature of marijuana is to burn, or vape, in order to consume. But what if your marijuana is damaged in a fire, lost in a robbery or otherwise destroyed? Does your insurance cover it?
Here’s an angle on the marijuana business boom even anti-marijuana investors can get behind: marijuana breathalyzers.
Since the legalization of recreational marijuana in the state of Colorado, the real estate has faced a sudden boom of businesses looking for storefronts and growing warehouses.
In September 2014, New York became the most recent state to pass legislation legalizing the use of medical marijuana. Signed by Gov.
With recent support of recreational and medicinal marijuana use sweeping the states, First Nation communities are exploring the economical advantages and social implications of growing cannabis.
Since the legalization of recreational marijuana, Washington residents have flooded licensed retail stores which have cropped up along the I-5 corridor.
Private equity (PE) firms in the United States are primarily known for making financial investments in private companies that need a long holding period for funds. This is often done for new technologies, making acquisitions or to expand a balance sheet.
With recent passage of legislation around the country legalizing the production, sell and possession of marijuana – medical and recreational – the business is booming.
Singer-Songwriter Melissa Etheridge has long been a proponent of medical marijuana. She has been very open about using the drug while she was battling breast cancer.
Now that recreational marijuana is legal in the state of Washington, it is available in a number of forms. Everyone knows that marijuana can be smoked, but companies such as Dixie Elixirs and Canna Cola also sell marijuana-infused edibles and drinks.
Add nearly 40 Silicon Valley investors, including The ArcView Group, to the list of those participating in the significant infusion of capital into the marijuana business.
With the addition of Oregon to the list of states to legalize marijuana, Washington faces some unique challenges and competition from their southern neighbors.
Warren Buffet owes part of his fortune to selling ice cream, soft drinks and candy. Now, a company in Buffet’s Berkshire Hathaway Inc. is turning to marijuana.
Voters in Alaska, Oregon and Washington, D.C., voted on Tuesday, November 4, 2014, to legalize marijuana in their respective jurisdictions. Alaskans supported the measure by a 52-48 percent margin.
The intersection of 3D Printing, a medical marijuana inhaler and Wi-Fi really does sound like something out of Star Trek.
By an estimated 2-to-1 margin, voters in Washington D.C. are expected to pass the legalization of marijuana.
As with every pending change in the American legislative world, any shifts to the status quo will bring out those who are for and against an issue, including the lobbying dollars of high-profile companies and individuals.
The Department of Health and Human Services reports marijuana smokers increasing at a rate of about 6,600 new users each day. However, if you are in most urban areas, you are not going to be sharing second-hand smoke of any kind.
With an influx of capital from alternative and traditional (OK, fringe traditional) investors, the legalization business is about to get legit.
Although the 2016 elections are two years away, a growing number of states are taking up efforts to see marijuana legalization on the ballot. This week, Maine and Mississippi, both joined the efforts of California, Arizona, Nevada and Massachusetts.
Medical use of marijuana has been gaining legal status and popularity throughout the United States. Currently, it is most frequently known for its medicinal purposes of curbing nausea and reducing pain for those with chronic diseases, cancer or glaucoma.
The August 28, 2014, issue of Rolling Stone has octogenarian Willie Nelson on the cover, calling him “America’s most beloved outlaw.” Within the story Willie says thusly, “You can bust me for weed, and I’ll pay my fine or go to jail.”