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Tue
07
Apr

Edible Marijuana Will Be As Easy to Buy As a Beer

Tripp Keber can’t roll a joint. “But I can certainly pour you a glass of an effervescent adult-flavored sparkling pomegranate soda, and we can experience the benefits of cannabis that way,” says the 46-year-old CEO of Dixie Brands, Inc., whose Dixie Elixirs and Edibles brands are among the biggest names in Colorado’s legal pot business.

Tue
07
Apr

America's long journey toward legal marijuana

Bruce Barcott became an expert on the cannabis industry while researching and writing “Weed the People: The Future of Legal Marijuana in America” (Time Books, available Tuesday) — a book that reflects the ways in which many Americans' outlook on the drug has changed in recent years.

Barcott recounts his own marijuana experiences. They didn't go beyond the sort of youthful experimentation that Americans typically leave behind with the rest of campus life when they move on from college and take on real-world adult responsibilities — until Washington state asked voters about legalizing, regulating and taxing recreational marijuana.

Tue
07
Apr

Pragmatic Guide to Investing in Cannabis

Considering an investment in the cannabis industry? Consider this a brief starting guide to making responsible choices. It may help you determine if considering an investment in the cannabis industry is right for you.

 

Ground Zero: What is Your Risk Tolerance?

This is such a broad question that a whole series or articles can (and has been) devoted to the topic, and for good reason. Risk tolerance, the amount of financial pain you can withstand, takes into account your age, employment, annual income, expenses, total net worth, asset allocation, long-term liabilities, personal life goals, investment objectives, cultural leanings, ethics and lifestyle.

Tue
07
Apr

Weednomics: Salaries for Marijuana Non-Profit Executives

Complex organizations require talented executive leadership. This is true in the corporate world, as well as in non-profits. In California, medical cannabis patients can form non-profit collectives to cooperatively produce their medicine. It is a legal way to obtain medicine not personally grown. Any group of two or more people who are both qualified patients can exchange medicine and money. This is generically described by the law as a “collective.” However, when a “collective” chooses to file as a non-profit with the state, it is known as a “cooperative.”

Tue
07
Apr

Anxious? Can't sleep? Illinois may add conditions eligible for medical marijuana

CHICAGO  •   Illinois residents have petitioned the state to add more than 20 medical conditions to the medical marijuana program, including anxiety, migraines, insomnia and post-traumatic stress disorder.

Petitioners identifying themselves as veterans of Vietnam and Iraq asked that PTSD be included, making emotional pleas for help, according to 269 pages of petitions obtained by The Associated Press through the state's Freedom of Information Act. The state blacked out the names of petitioners before releasing the documents to protect patients' privacy.

Mon
06
Apr

Clarendon Farmers Launch Ganja Association

Farmers in Clarendon are preparing themselves to take advantage of the impending changes to laws around the use of marijuana.

To this end, the cultivators have formed the Clarendon Ganja Farmers' Association.

Convenor of the association, Ras Manga, is hopeful that the farmers will reap economic benefits from ganja.

"We had our first meeting last (month) and it was intended to shed some light and bring knowledge to the farmers that have shown an interest in coming together to see how we can develop the industry in Clarendon," he said.

He disclosed that the group was made up of about 30 farmers who are examining the feasibility of exporting marijuana and producing edibles from the plant.

Mon
06
Apr

Dazed And Confused: State-Legal Marijuana And The Drug-Free Workplace

Where cannabis is legal, employers can no longer drug test employees for THC, right? Wrong. For now.

In all 23 states and the District of Columbia where medical marijuana is legal (including the four states and D.C. where recreational marijuana is also legal), employers may drug test their employees and insist on a drug-free workplace. Few of the marijuana-friendly states require that employers accommodate employees who use cannabis, even if for medical use.

Mon
06
Apr

GrowBuddy App Streamlines Cannabis Cultivation

If you grow cannabis, then odds are you keep a journal to record your grow operation. Journals can be incredibly helpful tools, but they can be a bit of a mess as far as organization goes. You run the risk of having your journal getting damaged by the elements, which is the kind of problem you don’t want if you’re running a professional cannabis garden.

GrowBuddy, a cannabis tech startup based in Denver, Colorado, is on a mission to empower cultivators by providing an intuitive application that allows you to record every aspect of the cannabis cultivation process, from soil PH levels to environmental control conditions.

Mon
06
Apr

Pot shop takes home interior design award; take a virtual tour

This ain’t your dad’s seedy dope den.

Illustrating the rapid professionalization of the cannabis industry thanks to its legalization, the Minerva Canna Group dispensary project in Albuqueque, NM and its interior designer Megan Stone — head of The High Road Design Studio — just took top honors in the Designer Dozen Award by Visual Merchandising and Store Design Magazine (VMSD). The Designer Dozen award showcases the best and brightest emerging retail designers under 35.

Mon
06
Apr

Scotts Miracle-Gro jumps into the marijuana market with deal for hydroponics company

The Scotts Miracle-Gro Co. offshoot that targets young, urban gardeners has acquired a Santa Rosa, California-based hydroponics company popular with marijuana growers.

Hawthorne Gardening Co., a Scotts subsidiary formed in October, purchased General Hydroponics Inc. and Bio-Organic Solutions Inc.

Terms were not disclosed, but the acquisition should position the company in the growing marijuana market.

 

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