As States Legalize Marijuana, Study Finds Uneven Pesticide Use Restrictions on Growing Practices, Safety Concerns, and Ecological Options

The legal and medical marijuana industry is on track to be the next American gold rush, and the second Annual Cannabis World Congress & Business Exposition (CWCBExpo) in New York, presents an in-depth educational program that covers everything from A to Z on how to succeed in the industry.
Sponsored by the International Cannabis Association (ICA), CWCBExpo taking place June 17-19, 2015 at the Javits Center in New York provides the latest insight and strategies for the legal, regulatory, financial, operational, retail, marketing and healthcare sectors of the industry…

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The Branding of Cannabis

Which marijuana companies will emerge as the Apple or Coca Cola of marijuana? Last month, the estate of Bob Marley put in a claim by using the reggae legend’s name and likeness to create a special herb blend branded “Marley Natural.” Most marijuana branding activity has come from edibles. Examples: “Real Housewives of New York City” star and founder of Skinnygirl food and alcohol products, Bethenny Frankel, announced plans to establish Skinnygirl marijuana edibles; BeBevCo and its subsidiary Relaxation Solutions licensed Cheech and Chong for marijuana-infused ice cream; and Corr Products licensed its Green Rush brand to ID Global Corp. for marijuana-infused coffee and energy drinks. By contrast, growers of unprocessed marijuana have been slow to get into branding and are still selling their product as a generic commodity even… . . . read more


Checklist of Key Terms to Include in Your Marijuana Business Lease

Here’s a list of the protections you should try to get when you negotiate a lease for your legal marijuana business:
[ ] Permitted Use: Specify what…


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Seattle Cracks Down on Unlicensed Medical Dispensaries

Unlicensed medical dispensaries, also known as “collective gardens” in Seattle are taking business from licensed recreational dispensaries and costing the City tax revenues. Demanding a license does…

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New York City Moves to Decriminalize Marijuana Possession

NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio wants to change the law to make possession of small amounts of marijuana a misdemeanor punishable by a summons like a traffic offense rather than…

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Vermont May Become Next State to Legalize Recreational Marijuana

Should Vermont establish a regulated retail market for recreational marijuana? Hearings were held in November and the Legislature will discuss the issue when it reconvenes…

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Senate Bill Would Decriminalize Marijuana Possession

Highlights of newly proposed SB 686…

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Cities Seek Power to Impose Local Taxes on Recreational Marijuana

Less than 2 weeks after Measure 91 passed, The League of Oregon Cities said it will ask state lawmakers to revise the measure to expressly allow municipalities to impose local…

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Employers Must Adjust their Zero Tolerance Policies for Medical Cannabis

By Glenn Demby  bio
It seems like every employer in America has adopted a zero tolerance drug policy.
Question: What should employers do if they’re in one of the 23 states that have legalized medical cannabis?
Answer: They have to modify their zero tolerance policy to address medical marijuana head-on. How they do that will depend on which state they’re in…

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How Much Money Could Your State Make by Legalizing Cannabis?

How does $3,098,866,907 sound? That’s how much tax revenue could be collected if all 50 states legalized and imposed their normal state sales tax plus a modest…




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