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Fri
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Feb

10 Questions to Ask When Designing Your Company's Logo

Great logos are recognizable in a blink. They also should make a lasting impression.

Target hits the bullseye, Nike goes swoosh, and Apple catches the eye.All three company’s iconic logos are unique, memorable and stand the test of time. They instantly and consistently do what a potent logo should: Identify a brand, make it stand out and, ideally, drive customer interest and sales.

We all know great logos, but we don’t all know that great logos aren’t easy to create. From concept to color to rollout, there’s much to consider when boiling your brand down to a single emblem.

Fri
27
Feb

Farm-to-table marijuana startup launches with posh Berkeley party

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Courtnie Ross (22) orders a drink at a Great Gatsby-themed party hosted by Flow Kana in the Berkeley hills on Thursday, Feb. 26, 2015. Flow Kana is a San Francisco-based startup that hopes to give consumers a "farm-to-table" experience for "connoisseur grade" cannabis.

Photo: Terray Sylvester / The Chronicle

Courtnie Ross (22) orders a drink at a Great Gatsby-themed party...

Fri
27
Feb

Colorado bill to register marijuana caregivers passes committee

A state Senate committee on Thursday unanimously approved a bill that would require medical marijuana caregivers to register and allows state agencies to share enough information to ensure pot grown for medicine isn't sold illegally.

While pot sold for recreational use has been subject to a battery of tests and regulations since it became legal last year, medical marijuana has gone relatively unregulated, requiring only that caregivers be at least 18 years old and have "significant responsibility" for the care of a licensed medical marijuana user.

Thu
26
Feb

Small town, big marijuana business

Oak Creek — Before moving to Colorado, Nick Neidlein didn't smoke marijuana, knew next to nothing about the retail business and had never even seen many plants.

With the legalization of recreational marijuana, Neidlein's life has changed dramatically.

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He moved to Breckenridge about four years ago, and through some former roommates, he met Brian Rogers.

Thu
26
Feb

The First Bank of Bud

Marijuana Industry in Colorado, Eager for Its Own Bank, Waits on the Fed

It was zero degrees in Denver on a late December morning, and the ice-covered streets were mostly empty. Mark Mason, wearing a full-length black coat, green wool hat and sunglasses, sat in a white Buick LaCrosse, eyeing the squat building across the street. It was the local branch of the Federal Reserve Bank.

“Behind that gate, that’s where the armored cars come in,” he said, pointing to a parking lot. “They’ve got a bunch of money in the basement — a bunch.”

Wed
25
Feb

Tilray Bolsters Industry-Leading Team with New CEO Appointment

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - Feb. 25, 2015) -

Tilray, Canada's leading licensed producer of medical cannabis, has announced the appointment of former pharmaceutical executive Greg Engel as Chief Executive Officer. Engel will lead Tilray's growing team of industry-leading experts diligently working to advance the science, safety and efficacy of medical cannabis for patients and physicians in Canada and around the world. He will split his time between Tilray's operations in British Columbia and Ontario.

Wed
25
Feb

Office Manager and Bookkeeper job - Canna Advisors - Boulder, CO

Position Summary
Founded in 2012, Canna Advisors has earned one of the best track records in the cannabis industry for acquiring licenses, designing and building facilities and managing operations.

We are a small company that is growing rapidly. Everyone on our team has the mentality of jumping in where needed and working together to get things done. We need an office manager who can run a tight ship. This person needs to have confidence and tenacity.

This is a part time position assisting with general office duties and monthly accounting processes. Position starts at 20 hours a week with the likelihood to increase as the business grows.

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Wed
25
Feb

CannLabs, Inc. Creating Custom Content Channel on theCannabist.co

CannLabs, Inc. (OTCQB: CANL) today announced an agreement to create a custom content science channel on theCannabist.co, The Denver Post’s cannabis-focused news and culture website. Launched in December of 2013 to cover legalized marijuana in Colorado, The Cannabist features news, strain reviews, recipes, store maps and more about the state’s expanding marijuana industry. Ricardo Baca, the nation’s first major newspaper marijuana editor, oversees the site.

Tue
24
Feb

Bill to Legalize Recreational Pot Use Filed by Miami State Senator

Some Republicans in the state legislature may be ready to legalize medical marijuana (though only if it's the non-smokable stuff), but at least one Democrat just wants all weed legalized.

Sen. Dwight Bullard, a Democrat representing Cutler Bay and current chair of the Miami-Dade Democratic Party, introduced SB 1176 yesterday. The bill would effectively legalize marijuana, even for recreational use, in Florida.

Bullard's bill is thoroughly in-depth. It would start by changing the name of the Division of Alcoholic Beverages and Tobacco to the Department of Business and Professional Regulation, and then it would set up a system to tax marijuana sales (the bill mandates about 5 percent of collected taxes should be used for studies on marijuana's safety and benefits).

Tue
24
Feb

RICO Lawsuit Reaches Ancillary Businesses

On February 19, 2015, Safe Streets Alliance filed two lawsuits in the U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado in another effort to derail the state’s legal marijuana industry. The new twist in these suits is that they make use of the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act, or RICO, to target defendants far removed from growing and selling marijuana. Whatever the ultimate fate of the legal actions, this is a troublesome development because these are the businesses with which investors have felt relatively secure.

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