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Investing in the Marijuana Sector - SmallCap Investor Interview with Invest In MJ

Vin Maru from InvestinMJ.com speaks with Joe Brunner from SmallCap Investor about the legal cannabis market, how investors can participate and the general outlook of the marijuana industry.

The interview was filmed at the PDAC 2015 Conference where Vin was invited to speak about the marijuana sector and provided strategies and opportunities for the investment community. 
 

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Former Governor Gary Johnson Puts Cannabis-Unfriendly Lawmakers on Endangered Species List

Former Governor Gary Johnson, President and CEO of Cannabis Sativa, Inc. (Stock Symbol OTCQB:CBDS), compared the legal marijuana industry to a dam about to burst and warned lawmakers opposing legalization to start packing their bags.

"The smart money has been waiting for the first big brand to emerge." The former Republican governor and 2012 Libertarian Presidential candidate spoke to an estimated 750 marijuana industry representatives attending a two-day conference at the Oregon Medical Marijuana Business Conference. "Green Rush investors have been blue in the face waiting for a front-runner, but the starter's pistol is now raised and ready to sound the biggest bang since the end of Prohibition."

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Medical Marijuana Inc Names New President, CEO

March 19, 2015

Medical Marijuana Inc. finally has a new man at the helm. Dr. Stuart Titus, Ph.D, has been named president and CEO of the publicly traded company, and will also serve as one of the board members.

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"How Marijuana Could Lift Native American Tribes Out Of Poverty"

by Kira Lerner Posted on March 19, 2015 at 8:00 am Updated: March 19, 2015 at 9:28 am

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The 4 Essentials of Legendary Customer Service

Attention, Canadian business operators: the customer service bar has just been raised. As Seattle-based department store chain Nordstrom embarks on its Canadian expansion—it opened its second location in March, in Ottawa—retail experts say businesses here could learn a lot from its gobsmackingly extraordinary service.

“Nordstrom just goes above and beyond in a way that customers never forget,” says Robert Kozinets, who heads the global retail management specialization at the Schulich School of Business.

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Jamaican Farmers Encouraged to make use of Ganja Opportunities

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Small ganja farmers across the island are being encouraged to make use of the opportunities that will be available in the medicinal ganja industry.

Speaking in Douglas Castle, St Ann, on March 18, Science, Technology, Energy and Mining Minister, Phillip Paulwell, said the “small man” must ensure that he becomes a major player in the new industry.

The minister said efforts will be made to ensure that the small ganja farmers who have been in the system a long time are not squeezed out by persons with wealth.

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New CEO of cannabis group Michael Sautman wants Australia to legalise it

Prominent North American legal marijuana industry lobbyist Michael Sautman will be in Sydney early next month to start making his case to regulators after being appointed chief executive of a yet-to-be-named cannabis group that is poised to float on the Australian sharemarket.

Mr Sautman is hopeful that in the future Australians will be able to legally tuck into pot-flavoured cereal for breakfast, eat a hemp-based faux steak for dinner, and smoke a joint in the evening. And he wants to be able to sell them all of those products and more through a suite of cannabis businesses being assembled in a reverse takeover of failing ASX-listed mining hopeful Capital Mining. 

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Hemp Inc Launches Flagship Nutraceutical Product In the Market

In order to make good use of the current market conditions, Hemp Inc (OTCMKTS:HEMP) has decided to launch a new flagship Nutraceutical product Green Smoothie Hemp Protein in the market. As per the reports, the announcement was made during the 1st Annual Ascent Expo that took place at the Los Angeles Convention Center recently.

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Hemp Legalization Trend To Drive Tobacco Stocks

  • Tobacco stocks stand to benefit better than any other big business from the highest potential growth industry in America, that of hemp.
  • From production and packaging to marketing, Big Tobacco is already equipped to own and operate the promising and swiftly legalizing cannabis industry.
  • Hemp is the largest opportunity because hemp has historically been the lifeblood of the world economy, including America from its colonial days to 1937 and then during WW II.
  • Legislation filed in both houses of Congress would exclude hemp from the legal definition of marijuana.
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    Welcome to America's First Government-Run Pot Store

    The first government-run recreational marijuana store in the country opened this month in Washington State. Revenues from the pot shop will benefit the small town of North Bonneville, in the Columbia River Gorge.

    Community leaders there say their town could really use the cash. The economy in that part of the state has been slow to recover since the timber industry collapsed more than two decades ago.

    “There is one gas station. There is one restaurant. There is a golf course. And there is the Bonneville Hot Springs Hotel,” said John Spencer, the former city administrator turned consultant.

    With a few exceptions he’s just described most of the town’s economy.

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