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How to invest in the US cannabis industry

Individuals looking to invest in the cannabis industry have multiple options to consider.

The two most popular routes are investing in producers, processors and retailers directly involved with the plant, or investing in ancillary businesses that provide services to the operators, including software companies, consulting firms and security providers.

Risk tolerance guides the investor’s path. For the risk averse, ancillary businesses can provide a safer investment free of potential hurdles put up by the federal government.

But for the risk seekers, obtaining licenses that allow cannabis production could be the most lucrative approach.

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Green Chips: African American Investment in Marijuana Marketplace

It's Saturday morning at an "entrepreneurship retreat" at a hotel in Aurora, Colorado, just outside Denver - well, that's what the sign in the lobby reads anyway.

The word "marijuana" is conspicuously absent from the marquee.

Tue
21
Apr

Happy 420! Specials And Deals Abound On National Weed Day Across The Country

Social media is abuzz over 4/20, the unofficial holiday celebrating all things marijuana, including its consumption. As pot fans across the country commemorate National Weed Day, restaurants in states such as California and Colorado and even in the nation’s capital are promoting 4/20 specials and deals in hopes of luring hungry smokers with cheaper eats. Some dispensaries in those states and others with legal weed are offering discounts or even freebies to certain customers.

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21
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Pot Is Getting Personal: Soon You'll Get Marijuana Based On Your Brain Activity

Marijuana connoisseurs may soon have a new option for finding the best weed: brain scans.

In the past, the marijuana selection process went something like this: buy whatever your dealer offers. If you're lucky, you can choose between strains with vaguely evocative names like Blue Dream and Romulan. Then, with the advent of medical marijuana dispensaries, selection became more refined. All of a sudden, that Blue Dream comes with information on its percentage of THC (the ingredient that gets you high) and CBD (the pain relief ingredient).

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21
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Why Marijuana Legalization Is Good For You (Even If You Won't Use It)

Legalization of Marijuana would save the United States an estimated $20 billion per year.

Even if you don’t use Marijuana, you should be supporting getting it decriminalized.

Tax Marijuana, Hit Cartels Where it Hurts

About 1 in 4 people have claimed to have used Marijuana at least once in their life (the rest are probably lying) and according to the Federal Government about 15 million Americans are currently using Marijuana at least once per month. Marijuana is the most popular illegal drug in the world and has shown no signs of slowing down.

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Marijuana means big business for Nashville plant tracker

Nashvillian Scott Denholm is executive director of Metrc, a tech business that tracks every cannabis plant in Colorado from seed to sale. With more states considering legalization, the growth opportunities are vast.

For years, Nashvillian Scott Denholm has tracked the travel and sale of fruits and vegetables, packages of pharmaceuticals, even the parts of race cars. Now he is focused on tracking a plant that has captured the attention of millions of Americans: cannabis.

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3 Ways Baby Boomers Will Bolster the Cannabis Industry

Between 2012 and 2050 the United States will experience a considerable increase in its older population, with aging baby boomers largely contributing to that growth. American’s graying population has wide-ranging implications for the legal cannabis industry, which grew from $1.5 billion in 2013 to $2.7 billion in 2014.

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Recreational marijuana petition drive started in Arizona

PHOENIX — Arizonans could get to decide next year if they want to follow the lead of Colorado and Washington and let any adult buy and use marijuana.

An initiative drive launched Friday would treat marijuana like alcohol, which includes creating a state regulatory agency with its own police powers and a 15 percent tax.

The money would pay for the oversight and, according to backers, potentially raise between $60 million and $100 million, mostly for education, but with some for health care.

But they first have to get the issue on the 2016 ballot. That means gathering 150,642 valid signatures by July 7, 2016.

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4/20: The Blunt Truth About Marijuana & Taxes

There was a time when the term 4/20 drew either blank stares or giggles. The term, which refers to marijuana, has become more mainstream in recent years and April 20, once considered a counterculture holiday, is actually trending on Twitter. The reality is that marijuana doesn’t have the same taboo as it did before. That’s largely thanks to legalization.

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Amid Denver's Marijuana Celebration, Police Tweet Friendly Warning: 'We'd Prefer Not to be ...

DENVER (TheBlaze/AP) — Denver police said there were no major problems as marijuana celebrations continued for a second day on Sunday, but police tweeted a reminder that while recreational use of marijuana is legal in Colorado, people still can’t use it in public.

We’d prefer not to be buzzkills this 4/20 weekend. #ConsumeResponsibly, and designate a sober driver now. #Denver

— Denver Police Dept. (@DenverPolice) April 19, 2015

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