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Marinol Vs. Marijuana: Are Synthetic Forms Of Cannabis More Effective At Pain Management Than The Real Thing?

Patients are increasingly turning to medical marijuana to deal with neuropathic and chronic pain, because cannabis has proven a more effective, non-addictive pain-management option than pharmaceutical medicines. Neuropathic and chronic pain are bedeviling and varied in the discomfort they cause the sufferer. Some pain is due to central nervous conditions and diseases like cancer, or […]

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It’s 420, And We Mean Business: Top Tips For Embarking On Your Exciting New Cannabis Career

When first I read that BigMike Straumietis is creating The Next Marijuana Millionaire™ reality competition show to help some lucky person become the next cannabis success story, I was inspired to share what I know about starting, planning, and ultimately succeeding in the cannabiz world. I’ve been mostly a black-market cannabis business entrepreneur, but I’ve […]

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Jack Herer

Jack Herer: Not Just A Marijuana Strain, But A Marijuana Legend

In the decades-long battle against cannabis prohibition, when growing and possessing cannabis was illegal everywhere in the United States, a handful of brave soldiers stood out as leaders in the battle — and all of them were persecuted because of it. Dennis Peron, long considered the father of medical marijuana, was shot by police, but […]

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cannabis insurance

Keeping The Cannabis Industry SAIF: Oregon Insurance Paves The Way For Cannabusiness & Workers

Oregon’s State Accident Insurance Fund started thinking about the wellbeing of cannabis workers in 2014, the moment the Beaver State passed Measure 91 legalizing cannabis. SAIF’s Judi Croft, safety services supervisor at the nonprofit insurance provider, explains, “Our vision, mission and charter is to keep people safe, and make workers’ comp as available to as […]

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California cannabis tax

The Taxman Cometh for California’s New Legal Market, Which Could Turn Black Again Come 2018

As many Californians anxiously await the availability of retail pot sales come January 1, reports of as much as a 45 percent tax on cannabis could mean dissatisfied consumers opt for the black market instead of state-approved cannabis shops. While an unregulated system likely means lower prices, it’s not without its flaws. Operating outside of […]

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