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Cannabis industry is America's next big growth story

 

A number of US states have legalized cannabis, and many more are expected to follow. Therefore, the industry explosive growth, and attract large investors. Berlingske Business Magazine took to speed dating between entrepreneurs and investors in San Francisco.

Brian MacKay looks frantically around the room. Is there an opening at a table?

Speed ​​Dating is stressful, especially when you are not looking for true love, but by an investor who can keep alive one's business.

He's worming its way into at a table and immediately starts to pitch his idea to the five men around the table. They study him with a closer look as to assess whether there sits a coming golden egg in front of them.

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Marijuana found in USPS boxes

Investigators found four pounds of marijuana, hash and postal service boxes and labels at a home in Oxford.

OXFORD, Ohio (WDTN) – Officials in Butler County worked with the United States Postal Service to find out who’s shipping marijuana across the country.

Investigators found four pounds of marijuana, hash and postal service boxes and labels at a home in Oxford.

Investigators say 25 year old Kyle Fledderman received the drugs from Colorado.

He’s now in jail facing drug trafficking and possession charges.

Investigators found four pounds of marijuana, hash and postal service boxes and labels at a home in Oxford.

 

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For Pioneer, Hemp Pays

Colorado farmer Ryan Loflin, who began harvesting hemp in 2013, sells his crop to a foam-insulation company and to a paper company. Loflin operates Rocky Mountain Hemp Inc. in Springfield. On Saturday, he spoke to more than 50 people at the Four States Ag Expo in Montezuma County.

An attentive audience of more than 50 local farmers and residents quizzed America’s first modern-day industrial hemp farmer at the Four States Ag Expo.

As the three-day event came to a close Saturday, Ryan Loflin fielded dozens of questions during a hemp awareness event. Loflin, a third-generation Colorado farmer, owns and operates the Rocky Mountain Hemp Inc. farm in Springfield.

In 2013, he became the country’s first hemp farmer in nearly six decades.

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Why You Need a Workplace Marijuana Policy

Employers are getting sued for not accommodating their employees' use of legal medical marijuana. Here's how to deal with this delicate issue.

With medical marijuana legal in 23 states and Washington, D.C, there are now millions of card-carrying cannabis users working at companies across the U.S. But pot is still illegal under federal law, and many business owners still subscribe to the plant'sReefer Madness stigma and don't want to allow people to smoke on the job. For some of those owners, that can mean getting sued for failing to accommodate an employee who has a medical condition.

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Warren County leaders endorse marijuana-growing plans

QUEENSBURY — Warren County Supervisers voted in support of Amy and Hillary Peckham’s proposal to develop a marijuana-growing facility south of Chestertown, an operation that is expected to provide dozens of well-paying, stable jobs in the northern sector of the county.

The unanimous vote was cast by the supervisors following a detailed presentation of plans by Hillary Peckham, 23, and her mother Amy — the wife of John Peckham, CEO of Peckham Industries. The firm operates a gravel quarry across state Rte. 9 from where the marijuana-growing and processing plant would be located, about one mile south of Chestertown. The operation, independent of Peckham Industries, would be operated by Etain, Inc. — led by Hillary and Amy Peckham.

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Growing Like a Weed: DigiPath is Building a Cannabis Conglomerate

The cannabis industry is rapidly growing and there are no signs that it’s slowing down anytime soon. According to ArcView Research, the market for legal cannabis is the fastest-growing industry in the United States, growing to $2.7 billion in 2014.

Many publicly traded companies have sought to capitalize on this growth by growing medical cannabis, pursuing clinical trials with cannabinoids, developing vaporizers and other accessories, or providing generic consulting services to the space. While many of these companies are involved in the industry, no clear market leaders have yet to emerge as conglomerates.

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Salesforce CEO Cancels Company Events In Indiana After Passage of Anti-Gay Law

Salesforce.com CEO Marc Benioff canceled the company’s events in Indiana after Gov. Mike Pence signed a law on Thursday that could protect business owners who refuse to serve LGBT couples.

“Today we are canceling all programs that require our customers/employees to travel to Indiana to face discrimination,” Benioff tweeted.

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How Cannabis is Going to Change Life as We Know It

In this article, Mike Zappy transcribes the contents of a talk on cannabis and how it's going to change 'life as we know it' that he had intended to deliver at a Tedx event in Boca Raton. The text was approved by the organizers and Zappy was scheduled into the event but a few days later he received an email from the same organizers cancelling his talk. They said that 'Boca Raton was not ready for a talk about cannabis'. 

 

Zappy wants to take a stand against what he believes is the hypocrisy of Tedx, an event that is supposed to break barriers, and is publishing his talk in full here.

 

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Willie Nelson Is Launching His Own Brand of Weed

There will be branded bongs and stores, too, as Willie gets out ahead of big industry in states where pot is legal.

Willie Nelson takes a hit of the cigarette-sized vaporizer in his gnarled hand, exhaling a small cloud, before placing it on the foldout table in front of us. We’re seated in the cool enclave of his tour bus, at the entrance to his sprawling property just outside Austin, Texas, which he has dubbed the town of Luck. Up a hill and around a corner, people are rocking out at Willie’s own Heartbreaker Banquet, an annual fundraiser/music festival held concurrently with SXSW.

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As Legal Landscape Changes, A New Marijuana Club Opens Its Doors in Anchorage

Theresa Collins, left, and Jami Hicks are two of the four business partners behind Pot Luck Events.

Marijuana is in legal limbo in Alaska. Multiple bills in the Legislature will determine everything from permits to penalties, and in the meantime municipalities are scrambling find rules that protect the public, but also make room for an emerging industry. A new business in Anchorage is taking its first tentative steps forward navigating the shifting legal landscape.

Inside a brand new private marijuana club air purifiers whir. The room is huge, with a stage at one end, lounge chairs in another, and high ceilings.

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