There are many reports to back up the claims that legalization of cannabis brings new jobs and new tax revenues to the community. However, what about the benefits of legalization to industries that have little to do with marijuana? These industries — including finance, pharmaceutical, manufacturing and tourism — are set to be positively affected […]
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California cannabis grower Megan Fender has heard a familiar refrain lately. “You got the fire?” She says it is by far the most common question posed across the negotiating table with buyers looking to purchase her marijuana. Not questions about the pedigree of her strains or where she got her seeds or clones. Nothing about […]
As the doors of the Las Vegas Convention Center opened for MJBizCon 2017, the monthslong drum roll for the cannabis industry’s largest-ever trade show came to a deafening head. Growers, investors and a variety of service providers swarmed the exhibit hall, creating traffic jams through the maze of more than 650 exhibits. We had conveyed […]
The green rush is officially on. It’s on in pot shops all over Western USA, with dispensaries outperforming even the most liberal profit projections, turning chronic green into mountains of gold. It’s on at the retail level nationwide, where loads of marijuana gadgets and accessories are hitting the shelves with increasing frequency — wowing consumers, […]
The history of marijuana being illegal in the United States includes the fact that racism fueled cannabis criminalization. The federal agents who convinced Congress to criminalize marijuana in 1937 did so in part by claiming that blacks and Hispanics were the predominant users of marijuana, and that it made them violent and insane. The war […]
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