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U.S. judge in California considers argument marijuana law unconstitutional

(Reuters) - A federal judge hearing the case of nine men accused of illegally growing marijuana in California said Wednesday she was taking very seriously arguments by their attorneys that the federal government has improperly classified the drug as among the most dangerous, and should throw the charges out.

Judge Kimberly J. Mueller said she would rule within 30 days on the request, which comes amid looser enforcement of U.S. marijuana laws, including moves to legalize its recreational use in Washington state, Colorado, Oregon and Alaska.

"If I were persuaded by the defense's argument, if I bought their argument, what would you lose here?" she asked prosecutors during closing arguments on the motion to dismiss the cases against the men.

Tue
10
Feb

Traditional Colleges Enter Cannabis Education

February 10, 2015

Professional education on the cannabis industry is becoming broader-based and easier for young professionals to come by – which could help create a better prepared workforce for marijuana companies.

Colleges across the country are beginning to latch onto cannabis as a new course topic, with classroom instruction on law and policy involving the marijuana industry. Vanderbilt University, the University of Denver Law School, Oregon State University and the Santa Clara University School of Law all offer a variety of courses that specialize in the legal aspects of cannabis.

Tue
10
Feb

Maine Rec Legalization Measure Focuses on Small Business

February 10, 2015

An organization pushing recreational legalization in Maine has a new focus: Help out small business.

Legalize Maine filed initiative language with the secretary of state, and is touting its effort as the first “homegrown initiative,” according to the Portland Press Herald.

Much of the ballot measure language is standard – those 21 and older could possess up to 2.5 ounces at a time, and sales would be taxed at a 10% rate.

Tue
10
Feb

Why Americans Are Turning To Dry Herb Vaporizers

Many adults today have turned to smoking out of a dry herb vaporizer. The reason for this is because many adults like to smoke weed and not every state is like Colorado that has legalized the use of Marijuana. Smoking marijuana produces a very distinct smell that many people automatically recognize. Some of the people may be regular bystanders that are walking in any place. Some people can also be law enforcers who have the public duty to uphold the law and arrest people in possession of this. This is where dry herb vaporizers are so handy. For those who are unaware, dry herb vaporizers transform marijuana and nicotine into vapor that people inhale through vaporizers.

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

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

Washington DC Council Pushing for Recreational Cannabis Sales Amid Stiff Resistance

February 9, 2015

By John Schroyer

A very public fight over marijuana in Washington DC is brewing between city leaders and Congress, and the outcome will likely determine whether recreational cannabis sales come to the nation’s capital.

While the situation has always been murky, recent developments have muddied the waters even further.

“I hate to say it, but I don’t know (what’s next),” said Bob Capecchi, deputy director of state policies for the Marijuana Policy Project.

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

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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