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Stakeout ends marijuana cookie drive-thru business

An unemployed chef came up with a recipe to make some cash, baking marijuana-laced cookies and then using the Internet for promotion and his own version of the fast-food industry’s drive-thru window for distribution.

Sebastian P. Kujawa made a habit of leaving his Brinton Street house in North Buffalo with a fresh batch of cookies and crossing through Minnesota Linear Park, an old right of way, to the dead end of Nicholson Street and wait for customers to drive up and purchase their orders, Buffalo police said.

Neighbors watched these nocturnal transactions, a man leaping out of the bushes with a package in hand and darting up to cars that had just parked. It was an unnerving sight.

What the heck was going on?

Fri
22
May

Get Ready Colorado - Lower Marijuana Taxes May be Coming

Get ready Coloradans! The Colorado General Assembly passed a bill on May 6 that would ask voters to exempt marijuana revenues from the state’s Taxpayer Bill of Rights (TABOR) and would lower the special sales tax rate on marijuana. The bill is meant to address the potential refund of an estimated $58 million in retail marijuana tax revenue under TABOR.

State officials would like to keep the excess money and use it for programs such as the Public School Capital Construction Assistance Fund, which receives funding from marijuana tax revenues, instead of refunding the money to taxpayers as required by TABOR. But to do this, Coloradans must give their approval.

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May

Marseille Drug Dealer Offers Cannabis Buyers Loyalty Cards

Regular cannabis buyers in Marseille, France were amazed to receive loyalty cards with their purchases on Thursday. The loyalty card included a price list, the dealer’s opening hours, and a polite message thanking them for their business.

 

Apparently, for purchasers of cannabis from this particular dealer, opening hours in Marseille are from 11 a.m. to midnight and the message was very professional and friendly.

“We look forward to seeing you in the neighborhood, thanks for your loyalty.”

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May

Half-Baked -- The Retail Promotion of Marijuana Edibles

A striking feature of the rollout of the state-legalized retail sales of marijuana has been the tremendous popularity of edible marijuana products. Marijuana brownies have long been a staple of cannabis coffee shops in the Netherlands, but the new products are quite different. They are skillfully produced and packaged to closely mimic popular candies and other sweets. These products can now be purchased legally in four states; retail stores are operating in Colorado and Washington State, and voters recently approved retail sales in Alaska and Oregon.

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May

Editorial: Canadian Regulatory framework for marijuana sales defies logic

In the absence of federal leadership on the issue, B.C. municipalities are lobbying for authority to regulate marijuana dispensaries. That is not all they should be pushing for.

If marijuana is to be available for sale in B.C., as it is in Vancouver, a system needs to be put in place to ensure sellers and buyers pay taxation.

Because of the ad hoc nature of developments relating to pot sales here, this crucial aspect of the enterprise appears to be falling through the cracks.

Lower Mainland municipalities want a national debate on the pot dispensaries, and recently submitted a resolution on the topic to the Federation of Canadian Municipalities, holding a convention in June.

Fri
22
May

Can pesticides be eliminated from commercial marijuana grows?

Is it possible for inorganic and organic pesticides to be eliminated from commercial marijuana cultivation facilities?

The use of pesticides in Colorado marijuana grows gained attention earlier this year when officials with the city of Denver targeted six grow facilities and placed a hold on plants after the discovery that pesticides may have been improperly used. That came in the wake of a city-issued bulletin to marijuana growers about pesticides.

Fri
22
May

Here's Glenn Beck's Conclusion After Bringing in the Experts for and Against Marijuana Legalization

After recently admitting that he is re-examining his stance on marijuana legalization, Glenn Beck on Wednesday brought in two experts — one in favor of legalization and one opposed — to discuss the issue. After a three-hour talk, Beck said the question of which drugs are legal should be left to each state. Beck also said he would be open to abolishing the Food and Drug Administration.

“I would open it up to all drugs [potentially being legalized],” Beck said. “Let the people decide. The closer to the people, the better. And you will be surprised at how responsible people are.”

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22
May

Cannabis Munchies on Display at Marijuana Trade Show in Chicago

Cannabis lemonade. Cannabis honey. Even cannabis krispie treats -- bottled, packaged and labeled like any other products.

A few years ago, they could have landed you in prison.  But in Illinois, they’re about to become big business.

“When we first started in Colorado, there was no blueprint for this business,” said consultant Greg Gamet, walking the exhibit floor at Chicago’s Marijuana Business Conference and Expo. “We’ve seen real estate prices go from $50 a square foot, to $250 a square foot in three years.”

The conference is in Chicago for a reason. The state’s first medical marijuana licensees were confirmed in January, and product is expected to start flowing by year’s end.

11 Health Conditions Recommended By Illinois Marijuana Board

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22
May

Plandai Biotechnology, Inc. Delivers on First Purchase Order of Green Tea Extract to USN

Plandaí Biotechnology, Inc. (OTCQB: PLPL) (“Plandaí” or “the Company”), producer of the highly bioavailable Phytofare® Catechin Complex, today announced that it filled its first purchase order from USN Worldwide as part of the Company’s exclusive 3-year agreement to supply USN with commercial amounts of the Company’s flagship green tea extract.

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22
May

Top 10 Things Innovators Can Learn From David Letterman

In the weeks leading up to David Letterman’s very last show, a procession of entertainers—from Tom Hanks to Tina Fey—stopped by his studio to thank him for inventing a new dialect of American television, a funny and irreverent language that inspired many talented young men and women to take risks and try out for a life in show business.

But actors and comedians aren’t the only ones that have much to learn from Dave; helming one of the most talked about TV programs for more than three decades, Letterman has much to teach all of us who labor to get a company, a non-profit, or any other sort of enterprise off the ground.

Here, then, as a tribute to the Master, are the Top 10 things you can learn from CEO David Letterman:

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