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Stated Clearly: California Sees State-Run Financial Institutions As A Solution To The Cannabis Industry’s Banking Problem

Licensed operators within the cannabis space are well aware that the inability of pot professionals to gain access to traditional banking services is one of the bigger problems facing our industry. Across the country, cannabusinesses are being forced to deal strictly in cash, which opens them up to a wealth of risks, including theft, violence, […]

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Arrested Development: Why Are Americans Facing Increasing Marijuana-Related Arrests?

The signs are everywhere, sometimes literally: billboards for dispensaries; baby boomers buying designer vape pens; edibles with packaging so glossy and mass-produced, it could almost be sold at Target. In the past 10 years, cannabis has enjoyed a major surge in social and political acceptance across the United States. A Harvard University-Harris poll released in […]

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No Strain, No Pain: Feeling Overwhelmed In The Dispensary? Don’t Be. Here’s The Right Way To Choose The Right Cannabis For You

Picking the best cannabis strains is now something of a culture. An extension of cannabis culture, and yet also sharing similarities with coffee culture, strain culture focuses on the craft and mythology of each plant, its breeding and genetics. And it goes beyond cool, catchy names. With medical and recreational consumers increasingly spending more time […]

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Big Alcohol Enters Cannabis Game: What You Need To Know

Miles Away from Ordinary, Corona Wants A Taste Of Cannabis

Alcohol producer Constellation Brands is venturing where no major booze merchant has dared to go, with a play intended to captivate the taste buds of marijuana enthusiasts and bust into new markets. The owners of the popular beer brand Corona announced this week they’ve invested in Canadian medical marijuana company Canopy Growth Corporation, the world’s […]

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Marijuana Legalization: Colorado and Washington marijuana legalization backed by the Constitution

The federal government recently announced that it will not sue to stop the states of Colorado and Washington from legalizing marijuana for recreational use. In November of 2012, voters in both states passed amendments legalizing possession of up to one ounce of marijuana by people over age 21.  Prior to the amendments, this would have constituted […]

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