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Legal Weed Raked in an Insane Amount of Money in 2017
The legal weed business is growing even faster than most people thought it would when certain U.S. states started legalizing recreational marijuana a few years ago.
How to Set Up a Legal Marijuana Business in California
In just 21 days, recreational marijuana sales will be legal in California. Many are predicting a “Green Rush,” so here’s how to set up a legal marijuana business in the state.
California Could Tax Pot By as Much as 45 Percent
Buying legal marijuana in California could be pricey enough to keep the black market healthy. Between customers, retailers and growers, taxes on cannabis may reach as high as 45% in parts of the state, according to a Fitch Ratings report.
Over 200 Pot Businesses at Cannabis World Congress and Business Expo
With recreational marijuana set to become legal in California in just a few months, this year’s Cannabis World Congress and Business Expo was bigger than ever.
Where Medical Marijuana is Legal, Illegal Use Climbs
Where medical marijuana is legal, adults are more likely to use the drug illegally and are at an increased risk of cannabis use disorder, according to a new study.
Memo to Congress: DEA Dumped the “Gateway-Theory” Due To Science
WASHINGTON, Feb. 23, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — Today, Americans for Safe Access, a national nonprofit dedicated to ensuring safe and legal access to medical cannabis for therapeutic use and research, sent a memo to Congress informing members that the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) has removed false information about cannabis from its website after months of public pressure.
Why These Pot Stocks Smoked the ASX Today
It certainly has been a great day for pot stocks on the ASX. This morning Federal Health Minister Greg Hunt announced that the government would allow medical marijuana companies to distribute cannabis oils and medications in Australia within the next couple of months.
This Cannabis Energy Drink Is Made With Hemp Seed Extract
Is this energy drink misleading consumers looking for a good time? Made with hemp seed extract, Cannabis Energy Drink is legal in every state since it has no THC.
World of Cannabis Summit: Munchies B Gone Reduces Cravings
Say goodbye to post-cannabis munchies with this chewing gum. Munchies B Gone helps cannabis users regulate their marijuana-induced hunger by reducing cravings.
New Jersey Cannabusiness Association Statement on Appointment of Attorney General Jeff Sessions
TRENTON, N.J., Feb. 10, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — With the confirmation and swearing in of U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions, those in the cannabis industry are more than a little concerned.
Why Investing in Pot Stocks Will Be So Profitable in 2017
Investing in cannabis stocks is being called the “gold rush” of the 21st century. That’s because legal marijuana sales in North America climbed to $6.7 billion in 2016.
Bipartisan Group of Senators Presses Federal Regulator for Clear Guidance on Banking Services for Vendors Working with Legal Marijuana Businesses
WASHINGTON, Dec. 14, 2016 /Weed Wire/ — Today, a bipartisan group of Senators led by Oregon’s Senator Jeff Merkley pressed a key federal regulator to take further action to ensure that vendors working with legal marijuana businesses in states that have legalized recreational or medicinal marijuana do not have their banking services taken away.
The Wait for Legal Recreational MJ Is Almost Over in Massachusetts
Beginning Thursday, December 15th, it will be legal for adults 21 or older to possess up to an ounce of marijuana outside a home.
Company Prepares to Cross State Lines, as Legally as Possible
Dixie Brands, a company in Denver that creates drinks and other products using marijuana, is aiming to navigate those hurdles and become one of the first companies in the industry to build a national presence.
Not Pot: U.S. Hemp Farms Take Root Under State Pilot Programs
A lush field of cannabis growing on a secluded hilltop in central New York may look and smell like marijuana, but its myriad uses don’t include getting high.
Aurora Cannabis App for Medical Marijuana Gets Health Canada OK
Need some medical marijuana? There’s an app for that. An Alberta-based pot producer has launched a mobile app to make it easier for patients with a prescription to purchase federally-regulated medicinal weed.
Hoban & Feola Presents Cannabis Professional Advancement Series September 16th, 2016 at University of Denver National Cannabusiness Legal Experts Since 2008
DENVER, Sept. 14, 2016 /Weed Wire/ — Hoban & Feola is presenting with The Cannabis Professional Advancement Series on September 16th at the University of Denver.
Legal Marijuana Might Be The Secret to Bringing Down the Mexican Cartel
Marijuana legalization may have accomplished what the War on Drugs has failed to do — put the squeeze on Mexican drug cartel activity. The U.S. Border Patrol has released 2015 data showing that the number of marijuana seizures throughout the southwest U.S./Mexico border has fallen to the lowest level in a decade, the Washington Post reports. View full article…
US Senate Vote Could Finally Allow Cannabusinesses Banking Access
It’s been a couple years now since Colorado and Washington first legalized recreational use and sale of marijuana. In that time we’ve seen lots of changes, but one of the most important things that needs to change, but simply hasn’t, is the lack of banking access for cannabis companies. One of the most dangerous…
Will Antonin Scalia’s death affect marijuana law?
Justice Antonin Scalia’s death on Saturday has sent ripples through America’s political system, and those ripples will likely extend to a major Supreme Court marijuana case this Friday.
29 Days Until Dale Sky Jones Talks Mitigating Risk and Oaksterdam Certification
Dale Sky Jones, the Executive Chancellor of Oaksterdam University, will be joining the California Cannabis Business Expo in San Francisco this March to discuss how to mitigate your business risk through advocacy, as well as Oaksterdam Certification Training.
Mindfully Navigating the Confusion of Marijuana Legality
The debate surrounding marijuana is not just confusing for Americans voting for new laws or for potential presidential candidates developing an informed stance, it is confusing for those living in states with already-legalized marijuana.
9 Things You Probably Didn’t Know About Raising Money in the Cannabis Industry
As of early August, CanopyBoulder Spring Class companies have raised nearly $3 million in seed financing, and more is on the way. But don’t think that raising money or investing money is easy—it is not.
New Marijuana Law Hub a Timely Forum for Attorneys
OAKLAND, Calif., July 31, 2015 /Weed Wire/ — Continuing Education of the Bar (CEB), a premier provider of educational support for practicing attorneys, has developed and launched Marijuana Law Hub (mjlawhub.com), a website that specifically informs attorneys about crucial legal issues arising from state marijuana legalization and its conflicts with federal law.
SmithAmundsen Presents Complimentary Webinar: Intellectual Property in the Medical Cannabis Industry
CHICAGO, June 23, 2015 /Weed Wire/ – On Thursday, June 25, 2015 the law firm of SmithAmundsen will host a complimentary webinar on intellectual property challenges related to the medical cannabis industry as part of its bi-monthly series addressing the medical cannabis industry’s unique legal challenges.
Cannabis Attorney David Kotler Joins the Advisory Board of The Cannabis Marketing Lab
SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif., June 18, 2015 /Weed Wire/ — The Cannabis Marketing Lab is pleased to announce that Attorney David Kotler has joined our advisory board.
BankingTHC Addresses Cannabis Business Dilemma
When banks close the accounts of legal marijuana businesses, they frequently cite the prohibitive cost of following Department of Justice and Financial Crimes Enforcement Network guidance about complying with the Bank Secrecy Act.
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Church Of Marijuana Gets Boost From Indiana’s Anti-Gay ‘Religious Freedom’ Bill
Indiana’s new “religious freedom” law has been widely criticized and condemned by many, but an innovative marijuana activist in the state is using the bill’s legal protections as a means to set up a new religious sect — the First Church of Cannabis.
MassRoots Returns to Apple’s App Store
Have an iPhone and wish you could talk about your love of cannabis with like-minded people on social media?
Nevada Dispensary Dispute
Often, when a would-be dispensary operator with a state license finds him or herself unable to open because of local zoning regulations, it is a fairly recognizable as back-door prohibitionism.
The Rise of Drinkable Marijuana
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.
The Marijuana Industry Could Be Bigger Than the NFL by 2020
A report out from Greenwave Advisors, a “comprehensive research and financial analysis for the emerging legalized marijuana industry,” projects that legal cannabis could be an industry with revenues of $35 billion by 2020.
States Weighing Legal Pot Look to Tax Revenues in Colorado, Washington
When voters in Alaska, Oregon, Washington, D.C., Florida and Guam head to the polls in November to decide whether to legalize marijuana, either for medical or recreational use, some may wonder how much new tax revenue legalization might bring in.
Who is the Marijuana Majority? The influencers may surprise you
Successful people, not just “lazy stoners”, want pot laws to change. That’s the message of new website Marijuana Majority, which displays over 600 influencers including Peter Thiel, Sean Parker, Paul Bucheit, and Dustin Moskovitz who’ve supported marijuana law reform through donations or quotes. Now it wants Twitter’ers to persuade pot-favoring politicians, celebs, and technologists to…
Voter Turnout for Marijuana Legalization
The countdown to Election Day has begun in earnest. For legalization advocates in Alaska, D.C. and Oregon and medical marijuana reform in Florida, the focus has shifted to voter registration and turnout. Many states will be observing National Voter Registration Day on Tuesday, September 23, in advance of local deadlines by which voters must register…
NY Gov Cuomo calls for expedited MMJ legalization
Governor Andrew Cuomo on Tuesday sent a letter to acting New York State Health Commissioner Howard Zucker asking him to consider expediting the medical marijuana legalization specifically for epileptic children in New York. Cuomo’s letter comes after two children, nine-year-old Anna Conte and three-year-old Olivia Marie Newton, died this month. In June, state legislators passed…
Mysterious Masked Men Raiding California Cannabis Crops
Every cannabis user at some point in their life has had the fear that at any moment, men in black helicopters would descend from the sky with guns drawn; ready to take your cannabis, take you to jail, or worse. For marijuana cultivator Susan Schindler, the fear of masked men in helicopters has become a…
Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway Moves Into MMJ
No, Buffett and Co. are not jumping into the production or distribution of marijuana, but they are trying to help those already in those lines of work.
Life With Legal Weed
A conversation with middle-aged moms, homeless men, and college kids about post-prohibition in Boulder, Colorado.
How to Hire a Marijuana Business Attorney
Budding entrepreneurs of all strains need two kinds of advisers: an accountant and an attorney. Leaving accounting aside for the moment, let us focus on what to look for in a marijuana business attorney, given the friction between federal and state law where marijuana businesses are legal and regulated.
Weed Women Connect and Create Investment Opportunities
Pot culture has been described as testosterone-fueled boys’ club in which women are objectified as “hot pot babes.” What happens on the stoner side of things seeps insidiously into the world of policy reform and legitimate business. Statistics are scarce, but the legal marijuana industry also seems to be heavily male dominated and more than a little alien for many businesswomen.
Coffee Pot: US Brews Black and Green
You may not think that coffee and cannabis have anything to do with each other, but you would be surprised. So how much do coffee and cannabis connect with each other? Well, aside from being alliterative, quite a bit.
Interview Marijuana’s Mature Minds
University of Washington’s interview with Roffman and NPR’s interview with Stevens discussed. Mature minds offer wisdom in debate on marijuana’s legalization.
Attorney General Eric Holder’s Hopes High?
While Eric Holder may have told the Huffington Post of his “youthful experimentation” when in college, he is not holding out for a marijuana victory on Capitol Hill anytime soon. Nonetheless, the Attorney General is “cautiously optimistic” about what is happening in Colorado and Washington. MMJ Investor News treats this as progress, considering it comes straight from the horse’s mouth.
Vote Legal: Five States May Take High Road
As medical marijuana barriers come tumbling down across America, the smart money is wondering which state will follow Colorado and Washington down the road to full legalization. The answer does not lie in a single factor model. First the people must vote. Next their legislators must be in sync. Finally, the governor must go along with the decision.
Media Mix: Curiosity Charms Cannabis Cat
Barring a few spats to come in the heartland of conservatism, medical marijuana has become a feature in American media. Sure, we bicker endlessly over it, but that’s our culture. For today’s post I grabbed three media reports almost at random. Taken together, they make for a curious story.
Illegal Marijuana in Denver: at What Price?
The murky world of illegal marijuana trading is alive and well in Denver regardless of Colorado’s liberal policies, but my money is on legal marijuana prevailing.
Did Tweed’s Pride Foreshadow Its Federal Fall?
The Mounties seized Tweed’s latest shipment at Kelowna International Airport, but Tweed Marijuana Inc. still had a busy first day on the Toronto Stock Exchange.