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Big Pete’s Treats

Big Pete’s Treats puts a new meaning to the word “baked”. With nearly a dozen different types of THC-infused cookies for its customers to choose from, Big Pete’s is baking up a variety of cannabis treats and caters to 29 different dispensaries in California.

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Colorado Passes Landmark Cannabis Banking Bill

You may not have noticed on Friday, June 6, 2014, but Colorado took another big step towards legitimizing the marijuana industry; Gov. John Hickenlooper signed into law a bill that will give cash-only cannabis businesses access to basic banking services through the creation of non-insured cooperatives.

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Growing Out of Pot Investment Anxiety

Many venture capitalists are still nervous about investing in marijuana, despite a legal market estimated at $1.44 billion. Worries range from DEA enforcement action to scalability to a general squeamishness about “sin products.” A realistic way to take the risk/reward problem apart may be to look at the industry as a collection of mini-markets, each with unique characteristics.

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Ten Tips for Raising Start-Up Funding in the Cannabis Industry

As we’ve previously discussed, investors have taken an interest in canna-business start-ups in recent years. Venture capitalists (VCs) and angel investors are recognizing the industry’s profitability and have begun funding legal cannabis companies.

Investors

Wealthy Investors Meet with Marijuana Startups in Denver

More than 200 high net worth investors from around the world eager to invest in the fast-growing legal marijuana industry will gather at the Denver Center for the Performing Arts Grand Seawell Ballroom for a Shark Tank-like pitch forum on Monday, June 23rd hosted by The ArcView Investor Network.

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Pot Stock Caution: Prudence Required

Every day investors look at their stocks and wonder: is this going to be the next big thing? When you are researching potential stocks to buy, it is only natural for your eyes to light up when you see a cannabis-related stock. You may initially think, “Oh boy, this stock is going to be huge!” Don’t let yourself be fooled.

VCs

When It Comes to Marijuana, Many VCs Still Won’t Inhale

Silicon Valley entrepreneurs love to beat their chests about how disruptive they are. As the trope goes, they’re fearless about betting on the next far-out idea, whether it’s driverless cars, private space flight or the Airbnb of parking spots.

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Pot For Pets: Not Just a Pet Lover’s Venture

Some people love their pets so much that they pamper their pets with pet spas or luxury pet hotels. They’ll take them to pet therapists to work on their attachment issues, and dress them in couture fashion. There is a pet equivalent for almost every human product you can imagine, and now there’s even an emerging market of medical marijuana for pets.

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Cannabis Needs to Go Green

There are very few things that are a given these days; in an age of cynicism we cling to the few things that still make sense. One of those things we take for granted or just assume is that cannabis users are all environmentally friendly, and that those that grow cannabis try to stay as green as possible when growing it.

Vote on MMJ

Anti-Pot Republicans Forsake Federalism In Medical Marijuana Vote

Early this morning, by a vote of 219 to 189, the House of Representatives approved an amendment aimed at stopping federal interference with state laws that “authorize the use, distribution, possession, or cultivation of medical marijuana.”

CBD-Only Trend

CBD-Only States: A Growing National Trend

The monumental moment of marijuana legalization in Washington and Colorado was a huge step for acceptance nationwide, but under the radar there is another story silently sweeping the nation. Across the United States, state legislatures appear to be easing their restrictions on marijuana and allowing some medicinal use.

Weed

The Rise of ‘Weed Inc.’

About $1.5 billion a year already — but most of that is from medical marijuana. First legally approved for medical uses in California in 1996, pot is available on prescription in 20 states and the District of Columbia, to relieve pain in conditions ranging from cancer to “writer’s cramp.” So even before Jan. 1, 2014, known as “Legal Day One,” more than 2.5 million Americans carrying special cards could buy weed from licensed dispensaries.

Safety

Safety and Risk in Marijuana’s Market

The pot industry is today’s hottest new investment, but it is far less regulated than the pharmaceutical industry of the ‘80s. Not to be a buzzkill, but lab testing and safety regulation is something you need to examine carefully before backing any marijuana enterprise.

Florida

Florida Making Moves for Marijuana

If legalization’s success in Colorado has taught us anything, it’s that pot = profit. Now that the numbers are rolling in, many states are eyeing some form of legalization as well. Florida is one of those states that are on track to usurping Colorado’s Kush Crown. Florida is poised to become the new capital of the “Green Economy.”


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