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Reefer radio: Southern Colorado AM station K-HIGH drops sports for pot

Listeners of KREL in Colorado Springs might have wondered if someone had spread cannabutter on their morning toast Monday when they tuned in and got marijuana programming instead of the radio station's usual sports news and talk shows.

If they turn their AM dial to 1580 again, they'll find out it wasn't a fluke.

Southern Colorado Radio - SoCo Radio for short - has launched the nation's first radio station dedicated to talk and news coverage of the legal marijuana industry, and it's attracted dispensaries as advertisers and hundreds of followers on social media.

SoCo Radio leased the former KREL-AM 1580 from Vero Beach, Fla.-based Pilgrim Communications on April 1 and began broadcasting Monday under the call letters KHIG.

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Apr

OSU expert says skilled farmers would swamp pot market

Marijuana is Oregon's most valuable crop, an OSU pot policy expert says, but conventional farmers would swamp the market if they jumped into it.

Pot quality would suffer and Oregon’s conventional farmers would swamp the market if they turned their skill, equipment, land and infrastructure to marijuana production, an Oregon State University expert says.

Seth Crawford, who teaches a pot policy class at OSU, said Oregon already produces far more high-quality cannabis than the state consumes, and could meet the state demand on 35 acres of farmland in Southern Oregon.

Crawford said Oregon’s growers could supply the total U.S. cannabis market on just 5,000 acres.

“Throw in another 500 and you’d cover Canada, too,” Crawford said.

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Apr

Evergreen Nursery space becomes Ambary Gardens indoor hemp grow

KITTREDGE – An Evergreen resident is bringing a new business to the area: hemp farming.

Brady Bell is operating Ambary Gardens out of the old Evergreen Nursery at 26479 Highway 74 in Kittredge, with the help of owner Steve Cohen. The greenhouses there will be used to grow medical-grade hemp plants for cultivation of cannabidiol, or CBD oil, an extract being used to treat a number of chronic illnesses.

The business will not be a retail operation open to the public, but Bell said they plan to do plenty of outreach to educate the community about what they are doing and why.

“We’re trying to raise awareness and bridge the gap, sharing the differences between (marijuana) and hemp,” Bell said.

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Apr

On hippies vs. suits in the cannabis industry

What happens when outlaw industries like marijuana go legit? We are about to find out.

As marijuana prohibition slowly but surely becomes a thing of the past, the tensions between the radical activists that started the cannabis-freedom movement and the venture capitalists that are looking to cash in on America’s No. 1 growth industry are starting to get bigger.

Fri
17
Apr

5 Scams That Plague Small Businesses

We’ve all seen the breaking news stories about the massive data breaches involving big-box retailers such as Target and Michaels. These incidents left consumers in fear, but the companies were able to absorb the losses.

Unfortunately, small businesses don’t always have the luxury of recouping massive financial losses after a breach. In severe cases, they’re forced to shut down for good.

If you’re a small business owner, here are some scams that could hurt your business:

1. Charitable causes

Problem: Donating to a charitable cause is a great way to pay it forward while receiving positive exposure for your company. Unfortunately, there are fraudsters who will take advantage of your generosity.

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17
Apr

TAYO Looks Ahead at Pending Legislation in Cannabis Market

HOUSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Taylor Consulting, Inc. (OTCBB:TAYO) is extending its search for commercial real estate suited to the rapidly growing cannabis industry to New York, where a rush of growers are petitioning the state’s Department of Health for permits to set up shop in the state’s newly created medical cannabis market.

“The time is now to capitalize on this big real estate opportunity before prices jump significantly.”

Fri
17
Apr

What 4/20 means to me: Enough with the cliche stoner acts, says rock critic

Can we stop booking the same cliche stoner acts every 4/20? Let’s get creative and bring some interesting and relevant acts into Colorado. Or would we rather pretend we’re smoking a joint with Snoop Dogg every year?

At this point we should all have Snoop Dogg, Method Man and Redman’s personal cell phone numbers on speed dial and ready to request a private show at any moment. If it means playing in Colorado, these guys will probably perform at graduations, house parties, bar mitzvahs, quinceaneras, supermarket openings, etc. etc.

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Apr

Aurora council considers sites for medical marijuana production facility

Aurora is working to find appropriate locations to allow a medical marijuana production facility.

At a recent public planning meeting, Aurora’s planning and development services director Marco Ramunno tabled a report recommending council direct town staff to implement a zoning bylaw amendment pertaining to such a facility to be reviewed and discussed at an upcoming general committee meeting.

“We are looking at two sites along the (Hwy.) 404 corridor,” Ramunno said. “If approved, these would be 150 metres from any residential or school sites.”

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17
Apr

Dead MMJ Bill in Nevada Holds Lesson for Industry

A bill in Nevada aimed at adjusting the state’s medical marijuana program has died a quite death in the legislature. The bill had been held up in committee and the time limit expired before the Committee on Health and Human Services could give it a hearing.

If passed, the bill would have made it possible to transfer marijuana business licenses, make the licensing process more transparent, and make it easier for marijuana businesses to change locations. Although reasonable in scope, the bill never gained traction in the legislature, leaving outside observers to ask why.

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16
Apr

Cafe Serendipity Announced It Signed an Exclusive Agreement With HerbFront

HENDERSON, NV–(Marketwired – April 15,2015) – Café Serendipity Holdings, Inc. (OTC
PINK: CAFS) (the “Company”), www.cafeserendipityholdings.com, a national brand builder
focused on building of it’s brand Café Serendipity to the legalized marijuana industry announced today that it signed an exclusive agreement with HerbFront to provide their services to Café Serendipity. HerbFront is the world’s first real estate exchange platform for the legal cannabis industry. HerbFront’s powerful predictive mapping technology identifies the top real estate locations by using their proprietary predictive software that will find the best zoned properties in any local market for our licensees.

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