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on February 23, 2018 in Cannabis News United States Featured

A Landmark Marijuana Lawsuit Has Been Filed Against Jeff Sessions and the DEA

There are few industries with a faster growth rate at the moment than legal marijuana. In a 2017 report from Marijuana Business Daily titled “Marijuana Business Factbook 2017,” it was forecast that U.S. legal cannabis sales would increase by a whopping 45% in 2018. Much of this growth probably stems from California’s legalization of recreational weed in November 2016, and opening its doors to adult-use sales on Jan. 1. Growth is also a function of favorability. Five separate national polls have been conducted since April of last year — CBS News, Quinnipiac University, Gallup, Pew Research Center, and Fox News — and all...

There are few industries with a faster growth rate at the moment than legal marijuana. In a 2017 report from Marijuana Business Daily titled “Marijuana Business Factbook 2017,” it was forecast that U.S. legal cannabis sales would increase by a whopping...

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on February 23, 2018 in Cannabis News United States Featured

A marijuana entrepreneur brings in over $1 million a year running a ‘bud and breakfast’ hotel

by Melia Robinson, Business Insider Happy hour at the Bud+Breakfast inn smells funkier than most. At 4:20, guests pile into the living area for hors d’oeuvres and good company as they light up marijuana pipes and joints. “What happens at this bed and breakfast doesn’t happen anywhere else,” Joel Schneider, owner of Colorado’s Bud+Breakfast hotel, told Business Insider. In 2016, Schneider brought in over $1 million managing the nation’s first unabashedly pot-friendly hotel (and two locations no longer in operation). Guests ages 21 to 80 have traveled across the country, coming from mostly prohibition states, to toke legally and among...

by Melia Robinson, Business Insider Happy hour at the Bud+Breakfast inn smells funkier than most. At 4:20, guests pile into the living area for hors d’oeuvres and good company as they light up marijuana pipes and joints. “What happens at...

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on February 23, 2018 in Cannabis News United States

New Blockchain Social Network to Fight Cannabis Censorship Online

By Sponsored Content by Smoke Network A new blockchain startup, Smoke Network,  is launching that hopes to create a safer alternative to legal cannabis businesses who are regularly targeted by large social media networks. Cannabis businesses and communities have been targeted and banned without warning for years with no show of remorse from social media giants such as Facebook who continue to shut-down marijuana based pages regularly without warning. This creates an oppressive environment for marijuana based businesses and communities who use social media as a direct link to their customers and fans. Legal businesses are losing profits due...

By Sponsored Content by Smoke Network A new blockchain startup, Smoke Network,  is launching that hopes to create a safer alternative to legal cannabis businesses who are regularly targeted by large social media networks. Cannabis businesses and communities have...

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on February 20, 2018 in Cannabis News United States Featured

Despite limited product offerings, Pennsylvania’s medical marijuana sales start strong

By Bart Schaneman Pennsylvania’s first days of medical marijuana sales have been limited by a lack of product variety, but overall, business owners are calling the launch a success. While supplies are limited based on only one producer providing product, business owners don’t seem overly concerned about inventory. As of Feb. 15, six dispensaries had begun selling medical cannabis in the form of concentrates and oils: Cresco Yeltrah in Butler Organic Remedies, Enola Keystone Canna Remedies, Bethlehem Solevo, Pittsburgh TerraVida Holistic Center, Sellersville Keystone Shops, Devon “We’re trying to get through the next three weeks as the other growers come online,”...

By Bart Schaneman Pennsylvania’s first days of medical marijuana sales have been limited by a lack of product variety, but overall, business owners are calling the launch a success. While supplies are limited based on only one producer providing product,...

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on February 20, 2018 in Cannabis News United States Featured

Massachusetts Commission Weighs ‘Cannabis Cafes’

By Associated Press By Bob Salsberg   BOSTON (AP) — Could Massachusetts become the first U.S. state where adults can gather and use legal recreational marijuana at so-called “cannabis cafes?” The Cannabis Control Commission, the five-member panel set up to regulate the state’s marijuana industry, is expected to decide later this month whether to approve draft regulations that would allow for the licensing of social consumption establishments. The idea has received strong opposition from Republican Gov. Charlie Baker’s administration and from law enforcement officials who warn of public safety and public health risks if such facilities were to open. Baker...

By Associated Press By Bob Salsberg   BOSTON (AP) — Could Massachusetts become the first U.S. state where adults can gather and use legal recreational marijuana at so-called “cannabis cafes?” The Cannabis Control Commission, the five-member panel set up to...

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on February 20, 2018 in Cannabis News United States Featured

How legal marijuana could save California’s wildlife from toxic pesticides

Submitted by Marijuana News On 1 January, Proposition 64 was welcomed with open arms and Happy New Year blunts by many Californians. To bring in the new year, the state had become the latest in the US to legalise the drug for recreational use, following years of partial legalisation for medical purposes. Even before full legalisation kicked in, California was already the cannabis capital of the US. “California produces the majority of the marijuana that the US consumes, legal or illegal,” said Dr Mourad Gabriel, an ecologist at the University of California, Davis. While this status has made California popular among cannabis...

Submitted by Marijuana News On 1 January, Proposition 64 was welcomed with open arms and Happy New Year blunts by many Californians. To bring in the new year, the state had become the latest in the US to legalise the drug...

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on February 20, 2018 in Cannabis News United States Featured

Four percent of Denver’s electricity is devoted to marijuana

Submitted by Marijuana News We often hear about how the marijuana industry is helping improve the areas where cannabis is legalized. But what about the resources it consumes in those areas? Well if it’s in Denver, then they consume quite a bit, writes Joseph Misulonas. According to Denver officials, the marijuana industry currently consumes about four percent of the city’s electricity. While it’s hard to know if that’s a substantial amount, we do know that energy use by the industry is increasing. While overall electricity use in the city increased by around one to two percent last year, the marijuana industry’s use...

Submitted by Marijuana News We often hear about how the marijuana industry is helping improve the areas where cannabis is legalized. But what about the resources it consumes in those areas? Well if it’s in Denver, then they consume quite a...

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on February 20, 2018 in Cannabis News United States Featured

Lawmakers Want To Charge Doctors Who Prescribe Cannabis With A Felony

A group of Arizona lawmakers are looking to crack down on doctors recommending medical marijuana. By Tim Kohut State legislators in Arizona are looking to crack down on pre-existing medical marijuana laws with a bold, albeit harsh, set of regulations. In order to further regulate the plant amongst its medical patients, lawmakers want to charge doctors who prescribe cannabis with a felony. A Harsh Punishment On Thursday, Arizona’s House Health Committee voted 6-3 for HB 2067, a bill that would take aim at doctors that fail to conduct a full medical exam before recommending cannabis to their patients. Doctors could face...

A group of Arizona lawmakers are looking to crack down on doctors recommending medical marijuana. By Tim Kohut State legislators in Arizona are looking to crack down on pre-existing medical marijuana laws with a bold, albeit harsh, set of regulations....

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on February 20, 2018 in Cannabis News United States Featured

Do You Need To Tell Your Doctor About Smoking Weed?

Do you need to tell your doctor about smoking weed? Over half the US has hopped on the green bandwagon in legalizing medical weed. Even still, in the states slacking on marijuana law reform want to medicate with pot. But is it actually OK to let the doc know blazing helps your symptoms? Do you really need to tell your doctor about smoking weed? How HIPAA Keeps You Safe Maybe this will help you chill about coming clean about using pot to your doc. The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act or HIPAA offers the promise of a safe space at...

Do you need to tell your doctor about smoking weed? Over half the US has hopped on the green bandwagon in legalizing medical weed. Even still, in the states slacking on marijuana law reform want to medicate with pot....

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on February 20, 2018 in Cannabis News United States Featured

Jeff Sessions’ War on Legal Weed is Spooking Banks

By Jim Rendon, Vice The Twin City Bank in Longview, Washington has been serving cannabis dispensaries and other marijuana-related business since recreational dispensaries opened there in 2014. But in January, bank president and CEO Neil Zick started getting calls from nervous customers who were suddenly thinking about closing their accounts. “I have had a few customers who think they should take out their money and put it in a coffee can in the backyard,” he said. “I have been advising them that that is not a good plan.” His customers were reacting to the January 4 announcement from Attorney...

By Jim Rendon, Vice The Twin City Bank in Longview, Washington has been serving cannabis dispensaries and other marijuana-related business since recreational dispensaries opened there in 2014. But in January, bank president and CEO Neil Zick started getting calls...

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