Diego Pellicer Faces Subpoena, Other Problems In Marijuana Biz

Diego Pellicer Worldwide, the company that says it’s “developing the world’s first ‘premium’ marijuana brand,” acknowledged those issues last week deep in its first regulatory filing after merging into a public shell company.

WASHINGTON:  The Top 5 Things You Don’t Want to Say when introducing a new public company might be: No. 5. We’ve received a subpoena from the U.S. Attorney. No. 4. We’ve only got one real paying customer. No. 3. We’re not sure when we can actually collect any money from that customer. No. 2. We’re Read the full article…

Tech Mogul Jamen Shively Keynotes “Technology And Your Cannabis Business” Seminar Weds, Aug 27 In Seattle

All industry eyes will be on technology-turned-marijuana mogul Jamen Shively, the former Microsoft strategist best known as the man behind premium retail pot brand Diego Pellicer, who will deliver the keynote speech for “Technology & Your Cannabis Business” seminar at Seattle’s ultra-hip Motif Hotel.

WASHINGTON: All industry eyes will be on technology-turned-marijuana mogul Jamen Shively, the former Microsoft strategist best known as the man behind premium retail pot brand Diego Pellicer, as he delivers the keynote speech for “Technology & Your Cannabis Business” seminar at Seattle’s ultra-hip Motif Hotel. Shively’s much-anticipated talk before the elite gathering of Washington’s leading cannabis and Read the full article…

Diego Pellicer's Jamen Shively Goes Public With Plandai Biotechnology, Inc.

JPlandai recently completed a deal with Diego Pellicer, Inc. that allows it to market its Phytofare Cannabis extracts under the Diego Pellicer Gold brand

WASHINGTON:  If Plandai Biotechnology  investors liked the idea of Diego Pellicer co-founder Jamen Shively working with the company from the outside, then they’ll love the idea that he’s now on the inside of this public biotech.  Shively, a former Microsoft executive turned marijuana entrepreneur, has gone public being named to the Board of Directors at Read the full article…

Ad Agencies Prepare For The Legal Marijuana Market

Local grandmother and businesswoman starts her own marijuana infused soda company as she manages epilepsy with medical cannabis.

COLORADO: The slogan, “This Bud’s for You” may already be claimed, but that isn’t stopping advertising executives from dreaming about getting in on the burgeoning sales of legal medical and recreational marijuana – an industry estimated to already be generating revenues in the billions of dollars. With medical marijuana sales legal in 20 states and the District Read the full article…

Former Microsoft Executive Chooses Location For Seattle Pot Shop

He hopes to be selling pot by the middle of next year. Shively expects annual revenue of between 25 and 50 million dollars from the store.

WASHINGTON: A former Microsoft executive has picked the spot he plans to start selling recreational marijuana. Jamen Shively says he wants to build an international brand of marijuana at a flagship store in Seattle’s SODO Neighborhood. He plans to put the store on Fourth Avenue S., just south of Holgate. He hopes to be selling pot Read the full article…

Dot-Bong Era’s First Marijuana Brand Debuts

Jeffrey Miron, an economist at Harvard University, says that he is “guardedly optimistic” the industry will be allowed to bloom. “A fully legalized market,” he says, could generate “$20 billion in annual retail sales.”

WASHINGTON: America’s newly legalized marijuana industry is attracting corporate cash and entrepreneurs who want to transform the business from plants in plastic bags sold on street corners to branded experiences in well-outfitted stores. Jamen Shively, founder of Diego Pellicer, the first retail brand in the U.S. to market legal, premium marijuana, says the plant is an Read the full article…

Vicente Fox, Former Mexican President, Launches Global Partnership With Pot Advocates

$1.53 billion: The amount the national legal marijuana market is worth, according to a Nov. 2013 report from ArcView Market Research, a San Francisco-based investor group focused on the marijuana industry.

CALIFORNIA: As the Obama administration’s war on weed continues to eliminate jobs and shutter businesses, and the global war on drugs continues to take countless lives, a number of unexpected political leaders have begun to fight back.

Vicente Fox, Former Mexican President, Launches Global Partnership With Pot Advocates

Oregon city approves taxes on medical and recreational marijuana.

CALIFORNIA: As the Obama administration’s war on weed continues to eliminate jobs and shutter businesses, and the global war on drugs continues to take countless lives, a number of unexpected political leaders have begun to fight back.

Former Mexican President Fox Urges Marijuana Legalization

Former President of Mexico Fox talks during a news conference with marijuana entrepreneur and CEO of Diego Pellicer Inc. Shively in Seattle, Washington

CALIFORNIA: (Reuters) – Former Mexican President Vicente Fox took his crusade to legalize marijuana to San Francisco on Monday, joining pot advocates to urge the United States and his own country to decriminalize the sale and recreational use of cannabis. Fox met for three hours with the advocates, including Steve DeAngelo, the Oakland-based executive director of Read the full article…

Former Mexican President Fox Urges Marijuana Legalization

CALIFORNIA: (Reuters) – Former Mexican President Vicente Fox took his crusade to legalize marijuana to San Francisco on Monday, joining pot advocates to urge the United States and his own country to decriminalize the sale and recreational use of cannabis. Fox met for three hours with the advocates, including Steve DeAngelo, the Oakland-based executive director of Read the full article…