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Marijuana incorporated: cannabis eases into a billion-dollar business high

Four years ago Cassandra Farrington couldn’t find any venue in the country that would host her idea for a conference on the business of marijuana. This week, she hired out the Hilton Chicago, one of the city’s most famous hotels and one that has accommodated every US president since it opened in 1927.

Mon
25
May

State agency unveils weekly marijuana report website

OLYMPIA -- Almost everything you ever wanted to know about Washington's legal marijuana businesses might be found on a new state website.

The Washington State Liquor Control Board  has developed a new site that keeps track of the number of licensees for legal marijuana production, processing and sales, the amount produced this month or over the last fiscal year, plus sales volumes and tax receipts. Even the number of violations issued for not following state regs.

That's right. Plenty of pot info, with charts and graphs, and even Google maps with those little push-pin icons.

Mon
25
May

8 Reasons Existing Medical Marijuana Businesses Need a New Location

By Kerry Blasdel

Finding a suitable location is often one of the biggest hurdles startup cannabis businesses face. The headache doesn’t end once you sign a lease, though.

Dispensaries and cultivation sites must navigate a minefield of real estate challenges that can change the playing field overnight and force owners to scout out a new location quickly.

The result: You have to go through the maddeningly complex and surprisingly time-consuming process of finding real estate all over again.

Mon
25
May

With The Pot Industry Poised To Hit $50 Billion By 2019, The Days Of Easy Cannabis Licensing Are Over

CHICAGO – With federal legalization efforts moving forward, pot entrepreneurs might want to focus on the recreational side of the business rather than the medical side, as major pharmaceutical companies are poised to jump in there. That's the future, according to Adam Bierman, managing partner of MedMen, a marijuana consulting firm headquartered in Los Angeles. Bierman spoke at this week's Marijuana Business Conference and Expo in Chicago.

Mon
25
May

Weed art: Denver exhibits honor, and question, the marijuana revolution

Artists aren’t so quick to respond to social change. It’s not that they don’t care, of course, it’s just that art doesn’t work that way.

Conceiving and executing art — figuring out what to say and how to say it — take time. Add to that technical things, like printing, framing and paint-drying, and then logistics, like finding a spot on the schedule of a busy gallery.

Sat
23
May

A Brighter Future for Marijuana Growing

On the floor of the 2015 Marijuana Business Conference and Expo in Chicago this week there is one word on everyone’s lips: greenhouse. From investors to cultivators, the consensus is that a bright future for cannabis cultivation is looming, and the future is Sungrown.

There are countless advantages to greenhouse growing, but the core of the argument always returns to an inescapable token of common sense: sunlight is the ideal means to grow plants. No matter what combination of solar-panel-charged LEDs or subterranean geothermal cooling humans come up with, no methodology to date can hold a candle to the convenient fusion reactor in the sky shining light on us daily.

Sat
23
May

Google Backs Farm-Focused Startup as 'AgTech' Blooms

Google on Tuesday pumped $15 million into a farming-focused technology startup, the latest in a surge of investment applying Internet innovations to growing food.

The funding round led by Google's investment arm brings to nearly $28 million the total amount of money pumped into Farmers Business Network (FBN) by backers including powerhouse Silicon Valley venture capital firm Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers.

"Farmers are quintessential entrepreneurs; they are on their own and are mechanics, hackers, managers, animal specialists and more," FBN co-founder Charles Baron told AFP.

"Agriculture has always seen lots of innovation. What you are seeing more of now is venture-backed companies pushing into agriculture."

Fri
22
May

The Latest Warning About Pot Is One You've Never Heard Before... Until Now

The history of marijuana prohibition is filled with warnings. What kind of warnings are there about marijuana today? Well, it can still get you arrested in many places... but aside from that, true or false, what other popular warnings are circulating today?

One fairly simple and rather obvious way to find this out is to do a web search for “marijuana warning,” and look at a selected sample of the results.

Fri
22
May

Protest held over marijuana medical marijuana grow-op in Maple Ridge

VANCOUVER – More than 150 people gathered in Maple Ridge Friday to protest a proposed medical marijuana facility at 272nd Street and Bell Avenue.

They say the greenhouse would be too close to homes and schools and that the facility is going to be much bigger than the 40,000 sq ft they were initially told it would be. It appears the facility will be 115,000 sq ft.

Medical marijuana company Tantalus Labs, which is building the greenhouse, has not yet received a license from the federal government but a building permit has been approved by the City of Maple Ridge.

Fri
22
May

Selling Marijuana To Minors Hurts The Entire Industry And Reform Movement

Some undercover sting operations were conducted at Washington recreational marijuana stores recently, and some of the results were very disappointing. Whereas the stings in Colorado yielded no failures, Washington had four failures. That’s unacceptable. I always hate posting articles like this because I should be highlighting our victories, and not highlighting examples that will no doubt be used by marijuana opponents like Kevin Sabet.

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