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Tue
10
Feb

Marijuana: Not Enough Research

                                                                                                Photos courtesy of:  JGS Limited  Research Greenhouse Specialists

While the debates around the cannabis plant are heated and varied, one thing that all opinions appear to agree with is: there is not enough research to date.

Tue
10
Feb

Week in Review: Illinois a Launchpad for MJ Companies With Eye on National Expansion

February 6, 2015

By John Schroyer

The cannabis industry has been abuzz since Illinois unexpectedly issued 70 business permits to medical marijuana companies earlier this week, allaying concerns that the licensing process would be delayed indefinitely.

“I’ve got phone calls coming in almost 24/7 now,” said Joseph Friedman, chief operations officer at PDI Medical, which was awarded a dispensary license. “It’s been a very exciting 48 to 72 hours since we got notice. I’m working day and night to make this thing happen.”

Tue
10
Feb

20 Applicants, Including Rapper, Win Dispensary Licenses in Santa Ana

February 6, 2015

The city of Santa Ana, California, has awarded 20 dispensary licenses, including one to Cypress Hill rapper Louis Freese, better known by his stage name B-Real.

The move comes just two months after voters approved a measure legalizing and taxing MMJ, which will make Santa Ana the first city in Orange County to have legal dispensaries, according to the Orange County Register. Most cities in the area have banned MMJ businesses.

More than 600 applications were submitted, each one accompanied by a check for $1,690. Applicants awarded permits will now have to submit to a background check that will cost another $12,000.

Tue
10
Feb

Chart of the Week: Marijuana Startup Interest Booming in California, Washington State & Colorado

February 9, 2015

By Marijuana Business Daily staff

California has climbed over several other powerhouse cannabis states and now ranks as the most popular market for entrepreneurs starting marijuana companies, despite an unstable business climate fostered by a lack of statewide MMJ regulations.

Nearly 20% of entrepreneurs currently in the process of starting cannabis-related companies are located in California, according to the 3rd Annual Marijuana Business Professionals Survey.

Tue
10
Feb

Large Phoenix MMJ Grow Wins Go-Ahead

February 9, 2015

A company has received the green light to build a 20-acre indoor medical marijuana cultivation facility within 1,000 feet of a neighborhood in Phoenix, which is technically not allowed under a local ordinance.

The city’s Board of Adjustment voted 3-2 to grant Tryke Companies an exception to the ordinance – which stipulates that cannabis grows be at least 1,000 feet from neighborhoods – despite resistance from nearby residents.

The approval is another sign that local government officials in Arizona are finally warming to the upside of the cannabis industry.

Tue
10
Feb

Business Licenses Issued in IL Before FBI Checks Completed

In his hurry to get permits issued to medical marijuana businesses, Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner overlooked a key step in the vetting process: conducting criminal background checks.

None of the companies awarded licenses have been through the requisite checks.

Federal background checks – which involve running the names of the founders and key executives through an FBI database – are required under state law for all companies receiving a license to operate a medical marijuana business in Illinois.

Tue
10
Feb

Aquarius Cannabis: Brands Built for National Scale

Davis Lawyer: Aquarius Cannabis

Tue
10
Feb

How to Stay at the Forefront of the Cannabis Industry

If you’re sitting here, reading this… you are already one step ahead in the right direction. You’ve invested your time and pinpointed the source that is rapidly becoming the voice of the legal cannabis industry, but you are already aware of this. This industry, this business opportunity, this boundless platform is the most invigorating of its time and is captivating not only our nation, but our world.

Tue
10
Feb

Tripp Keber: The Future of Cannabis

Tripp Keber: Dixie Elixirs & Edibles

He was a little irritated with us for limiting him to a one-word answer for a particular question on our list and that’s completely understandable because this entrepreneur has more than enough to say. He has novels of knowledge reeling from his lips every time he speaks. He’s one of those people you sit in front of and watch his mind race behind his eyes. Tripp Keber is the CEO of Dixie Elixirs and is on his way to make a very major impact and if you take the time to read his interview…. a very major impact on you.

What was the deciding factor for you to join this particular industry?

Tue
10
Feb

Leading the Global Market of Cannabis

Bret Bogue: Apothecary Genetics

He’s setting out to bring Apothecary Genetics to the forefront as the leading brand for cannabis seed distribution and development. So, obviously we don’t have to prove further that Bret Bogue has no shortage of ambition. He’s extended their reach far past national boarders to other countries and are already growing to become a household name in the global cannabis market. Absolutely eye-opening, mind-expanding, and thought-provoking information in our interview with the mastermind of the seed from which our industry grows…

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