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Sun
22
Nov

Oregon Marijuana Business Conference Cultivates in Southern Oregon

ASHLAND, Ore --

More than 700 people attended the Oregon Marijuana Business Conference Saturday in Ashland. 

Organizers say this event is much more than learning the guide lines in potentially murky waters, it's also a chance to group together as a political force. 

Conference rooms were filled with guest speakers, answering question form eager listeners, hoping to better understand the businesses. 

This is the second year for the conference, which hopes they will be able to ease the state of Oregon into the limelight for pot grows around the nation.  

Sat
21
Nov

City of Renton limits marijuana stores to total of five

As the state eased restrictions on marijuana licensing and opened a new round of applications for medical marijuana facilities applying for a state license to open as a retail store, the City of Renton last month passed an emergency ordinance limiting to five the total number of stores within the city.

According to City Attorney Larry Warren, the city received a letter from the state Liquor and Cannabis Board announcing their plans to lift the limit on the number of stores within a municipality, prompting action from the city.

"We were all a little surprised the Liquor Control Board took all of the restrictions off," Council President Ed Prince said this week.

"So we rushed our number through, five," Warren said.

Sat
21
Nov
Sat
21
Nov

Alaska may be first state to allow marijuana cafes

Alaska is on track to be the first state in the nation to allow recreational use of cannabis at venues similar to a bar or a cafe.  In its Friday meeting, the state’s Marijuana Control Board adopted an amendment creating a permit option that will allow for on-site consumption. The measure opens the door for commercial marijuana retailers to set up areas where patrons can use marijuana products. Theresa Collins owns Anchorage business Pot Luck Events, which won a victory with the board’s ruling on the measure, as well as another amendment lifting a ban on marijuana clubs.

Sat
21
Nov

Hot investments: FinTech, marijuana and healthcare, says BlockChain co-founder Nicolas Cary

FinTech startups in London are booming. Just recently BlockChain, the world’s most popular Bitcoin wallet, raised $30.5 million, making it the highest investment achieved by a UK startup. 

Blockchain is an open-source software code that uses high-tech encryption to monitor and record bitcoin transactions. On November 18, BlockChain was joined by Credits.Vision and Nutmeg at the Google campus in London for an angel investor event organised by HoxTechangels.

Sat
21
Nov

Hemp Inc announces US hemp fibre sale agreement

America's Hemp, Inc. has entered into a definitive 5-year term agreement to sell its industrial hemp fiber from its decortication plant in North Carolina to a premium hemp denim apparel company, Hemp Blue, it said in a press release.

Sat
21
Nov

Oregon Declines Contribution from Marijuana Market Group

Previously this month, the Oregon Department of Human Solutions turned down a charitable contribution from a cannabis industry group. Founded by Lindsey Jacobsen, the group Women Leaders in Cannabis had actually planned to contribute 20 Thanksgiving Day dishes to needy households in Eugene and had actually asked the department for help distributing the donations.

According to Oregon Live, the contribution was initially invited by the department but was later rejected.

Fri
20
Nov

Are Marijuana Resorts Going to Become a Trend?

Is Colorado starting a new trend?

 

In South Dakota, cannabis users can now experience a new trend of relaxation and respite: marijuana resorts. While marijuana is not yet legal in the state, the government legalized cannabis specifically on Santee Sioux land in June, 2015. The policy allows Indian tribes on reserves to grow and sell cannabis under similar regulations to those of states with legalized marijuana, granting these tribes an exclusive revenue stream. While some groups may be hesitant, the revenue potential has others cashing in.

Fri
20
Nov

Labourer who used synthetic cannabis awarded $2000

A labourer deemed to have been unfairly sacked despite being caught smoking synthetic cannabis on the job has won $2000 in costs.

Nico Wiremu denied smoking the synthetic drug in a portaloo when he was confronted by his boss while laying new drains along a central Christchurch street in March last year.

He was then asked to set up some road cones, and instead sat in the middle of a busy intersection.

A co-worker said Mr Wiremu called him a "cone", and was "swaying from left to right, walking real slow and did not look healthy to be on site".

Core Infrastructure dismissed Mr Wiremu, despite a drug test returning negative.

Fri
20
Nov

MJ Business Conference brings Cannabis to Las Vegas

With 230 plus booths spread across two large exhibit halls in the belly of the Rio Casino last week the thousands of attendees to the fourth annual Marijuana Business Conference and Expo had a lot to take in. Traditional cannabis-associated products such as vaporizers and glass art made way for the wide array of businesses such as extract machines and plug-and-play grow systems in a realm keynote speaker Ralph Nader called a new “subeconomy.”

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