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Over 200 Pot Businesses 'Aiming High' at Cannabis World Congress and Business Expo

Over 200 Pot Businesses at Cannabis World Congress and Business Expo

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.

Iowa's New Medical Marijuana Law Draws Interest From Possible Entrepreneurs

Iowa’s New Medical Marijuana Law Draws Interest From Possible Entrepreneurs

Several dozen people have expressed interest in manufacturing or distributing medical marijuana products under Iowa’s new law, despite strict limits on what they would be able to sell, a state administrator said Wednesday.

Colorado’s Marijuana Tax Revenue Now Exceeds Half a Billion Dollars

Colorado’s Marijuana Tax Revenue Now Exceeds Half a Billion Dollars

These days, cannabis is Colorado’s cash crop. In the three-and-a-half years since the state began allowing adults to purchase marijuana for recreational use, cannabis has contributed more than half a billion dollars in tax revenue to both state and local coffers.

San Francisco Office of Cannabis to Regulate Recreational Marijuana Sales

San Francisco Office of Cannabis to Regulate Recreational Marijuana Sales

With legalized recreational marijuana sales fast approaching, San Francisco is set to create a new Office of Cannabis to handle cannabis permits and complaints and serve as a centralized resource for the public and businesses.

DC Slated to Give Licensing Preference to Minority Owned Cannabis Businesses

DC Slated to Give Licensing Preference to Minority Owned Cannabis Businesses

The Washington D.C. city council has advanced emergency legislation that would grant licensing preference to local and minority owned cannabis businesses applying for a medical marijuana license.

Las Vegas Marijuana Dispensaries Gear Up for Extra Business

Las Vegas Marijuana Dispensaries Gear Up for Extra Business

Medical marijuana dispensaries in Las Vegas are now selling pot to anyone who can prove they are over the age of 21. The measure to legalize marijuana was approved by Nevada voters last November, and now for the first time, a torrent of Fourth of July tourists will be able to enjoy them – with some restrictions

Sonoma County Medical Marijuana Business Applications Available July 5

Sonoma County Medical Marijuana Business Applications Accepted July 5

In California, Sonoma County workers have been busy preparing for the expected rush of business owners waiting at the county’s door on July 5, 2017. Starting at 8 a.m. on Wednesday, Sonoma County medical marijuana business applications will be accepted at departments throughout the county.

Los Angeles County Cannabis Ban Extended to Unincorporated Areas

Los Angeles County Cannabis Ban Extended to Unincorporated Areas

On June 6, 2017, a Los Angeles County cannabis ban was extended after a unanimous vote by the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors. The regulations call for a ban on commercial cannabis businesses in unincorporated areas and also include new rules for personal cultivation.

California's Insurance Department Talks Cannabis Protections With Stakeholders

California’s Insurance Department Talks Cannabis Protections With Stakeholders

On May 23, 2017, Dave Jones, Insurance Commissioner for the California Department of Insurance, brought together a group of 63 insurance-related stakeholders to discuss cannabis protections for state-legal cannabis businesses.

Proposed Connecticut Budget Bill Adds Cannabis Legalization

Proposed Connecticut Budget Bill Adds Cannabis Legalization

In a Connecticut budget bill introduced on May 16, 2017, Democrats included legalizing, regulating and taxing recreational marijuana. According to the Marijuana Policy Project, the proposal would allow adults 21 and older to buy marijuana from dispensaries.

Sacramento Taking Steps To Regulate Marijuana Businesses

Sacramento Taking Steps to Regulate Marijuana Businesses

On Tuesday, the City Council passed two ordinances relating to marijuana manufacturing and testing businesses. Business owners will be able to apply for a permit beginning May 4.

World of Cannabis - Medical Marijuana State Initiatives

World of Cannabis: Medical Marijuana State Initiatives

Watch the World of Cannabis in Las Vegas tackle the details of medical marijuana state initiatives. Matthew Abel, attorney and director of Michigan NORML, covers recent medical marijuana developments in Michigan. Ari Gerstin, an attorney in Miami, and Michael C. Minardi, Senior Partner at Minardi Law, provide an update on medical marijuana in Florida.

LA Sheriff Thinks Feds May Target Marijuana

LA Sheriff Thinks Feds May Target Marijuana

The leader of the nation’s largest sheriff’s department says he expects federal drug agents will attempt to step up marijuana enforcement as California moves forward with legalization. But Los Angeles County Sheriff Jim McDonnell said he believes there isn’t the manpower to conduct widespread raids on growers and businesses selling marijuana.

Humboldt State University Surveying Cannabis Businesses in California

Humboldt State University Surveying Marijuana Businesses in California

The Humboldt Institute for Interdisciplinary Marijuana Research, based at Humboldt State University, has launched the HIIMR Medical Cannabis Business Registry to capture data on California’s marijuana industry.

Oregon

Tax Revenues From Oregon Pot Sales Could Exceed Forecasts by $40 Million

Marijuana sales in Oregon were expected to bring between $2 million and $3 million in tax revenues this year, but the state’s take hit $10.5 million in the first quarter. Having exceeded the year’s expectations during the first three months of the year, Oregon’s tax revenues from pot sales are now forecast to reach $43 million in 2016.

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Oregon Produces Guide for Recreational Marijuana Businesses

State Produces Guide for Recreational Marijuana Businesses Designed to Help Navigate State and Local Government Requirements News Release PDF PORTLAND, Nov. 20, 2015 /Weed Wire/ — The Oregon Liquor Control Commission has released a “Business Readiness Guidebook for Oregon Recreational Marijuana Operations” for individuals interested in applying for a recreational marijuana license.  The guidebook was produced

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Alaska Marijuana Control Board Talks Regulation and Extra Meeting

On August 10 and August 11, 2015, Alaska’s Marijuana Control Board met to unveil and discuss proposed regulations to the state’s recreational marijuana market. Over those two days, citizens and business owners voiced their comments and concerns to the board.

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Canna Security America to Exhibit at the Cannabis World Congress & Business Expo in NYC

New York, N.Y., June 17, 2015 /Weed Wire/ — Canna Security America, a leading provider of physical security systems and cash management services to the legal cannabis industry, is pleased to announce that it will be exhibiting at the 2nd Annual Cannabis World Congress & Business Expo. The conference will be held at the Jacob Javits Center in New York City from Wednesday, June 17 through Friday, June 19. Canna Security America will exhibit in booth # 143.

eCann, Inc. Announces Cannabis Investor Summit

SAN FRANCISCO, May 21, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — eCann, Inc. is today announcing a new platform for investors looking to get into the legal cannabis industry. “The Cannabis Investor Summit,” the brainchild of Eddie Miller, Lawrence Michelson and Boris Tsibelman, will showcase the investment opportunities and benefits of investing in the Cannabis industry with an emphasis on the transparency of a cloud-based environment.

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Illinois Begins Accepting Applications for Marijuana Businesses

Illinois officials are now accepting applications for people who want to open a medical marijuana dispensary or cultivation center. The number of licenses are quite limited – only 22 available for cultivation centers and 60 for dispensaries.

Marketing

Marijuana Marketing Meets Opposition

People want to know what the legal cannabis market will look like. Some talk about price while others talk about quality, and then there are those that just want toke with friends. A topic that is often overlooked is marijuana marketing.


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