Oregon: Legal Marijuana Economy Generating Millions, Report Says

Marijuana is big business

OREGON: The state’s licensed cannabis industry has created over 12,500 new jobs and is generating over $300 million in annual wages, according to a preliminary economic report provided to the legislature’s House Committee on Economic Development and Trade. The report, authored by Whitney Economics, identified over 900 cannabis-related businesses (as of February 21, 2007), with another 1,225 businesses awaiting licensure. Read the full article…

Pacific Century Holdings Announces $50 Million Real Estate Investment Fund For The Cannabis Industry

PCH invests in real estate fund for WA cannabis industry

WASHINGTON: Pacific Century Holdings Inc., a strategic partner for legalized cannabis operators and investors, today announced the opening of a $50 million real estate investment fund, PCH Fund 1, an investment vehicle capitalizing upon the scarcity of real estate assets for the cannabis industry. The cannabis industry is poised for significant growth but continues to Read the full article…

Cannabis Industry Expects to Become the Next Biggest Market

Who wants to get involved in the legal cannabis business?

NEW YORK: After historical elections earlier this month, other states may be reconsidering their stance on legalization of Cannabis for medical or recreational use. Currently, there are gaps among states concerning cannabis legalization reform and the difficulties for both the government and the businesses involved as 20 percent of Americans can now lawfully use Cannabis. Read the full article…

Spokane City Council Uninterested In Regulating Marijuana Industry Out Of Existence

Stuckart said he wanted to ensure legal marijuana businesses that Spokane would not entertain proposals to regulate them out of existence, including adding buffer zones to churches.

WASHINGTON: There is no desire among a majority of Spokane city officials to further regulate the sale of marijuana downtown absent data showing it is a problem, City Council President Ben Stuckart said. “I believe that this whole thing is based on fear, not truth or data,” Stuckart said, referring to Monday’s story that Mike Fagan and Read the full article…

The Future of Marijuana Policy: MJNN’s Exclusive Q&A With BOTEC’s Mark Kleiman

.  If Democrats get both houses and the presidency, federal prohibition isn’t long for this world. Otherwise, state-by-state will continue.

By David Rheins It’s time for marijuana policy, and marijuana policymakers  in this country to get serious.  Over the past twenty years medical marijuana has grown wild and wide, with a patchwork of 24 different state policies, no two alike.  Adult-use marijuana has been legalized in four states, plus DC, and here too each local market Read the full article…

Five Major Types of Extraction 2.0 Clarified

The most controversial part of the article was the section dealing with the alleged
toxicity of co2 extracts so I will address that first along with toxicity issues
regarding the other methods mentioned.

By Fritz Chess, Founder/Chief Scientist, Eden Labs WASHINGTON: I have been asked to respond to a recent article by Dr. Rien Havens in regards to the safety and efficiency of various Cannabis extraction methods. As the founder of Eden Labs, I have worked with all the methods in the article and our company builds extractors Read the full article…

After Two Years, Debate Remains Over Marijuana Legalization’s Impacts

The legal cannabis market is big, and getting bigger

COLORADO: Ask Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper how marijuana legalization is going, now almost two years into a historic initiative of allowing licensed stores to sell cannabis to anyone over 21, and he offers this: “In many ways, the first two years of marijuana legalization has been a testament to Coloradans and our ability to work together.” Hickenlooper Read the full article…

3 Surprising Industries That Would Benefit if Marijuana Was Legalized

U.S. marijuana industry right now is likely generating around $1.5 billion to $2 billion in annual sales, inclusive of medical and recreational marijuana, but could still have growth potential of around 2,000% based on those aforementioned estimates.

When it comes to fast-growing industries, there may be none with better growth prospects than marijuana. Based on some estimates, legalizing marijuana across the country could lead to a $35 billion market. Separately, NerdWallet has suggested that legalizing marijuana would generate around $3.1 billion in annual tax revenue for states and potentially the federal government. Where are Read the full article…

Company Targets Marijuana Industry’s Cash

Blue Line Protection Group Inc. said it's opening a new 12,000-square-foot facility in Denver that will be able to house its armored vehicles, count companies' cash, and store cash in vaults. It's scheduled to open in the first quarter of next year, the company said.

COLORADO: A Denver-area company that provides security for marijuana businesses moving around large amounts of cash said it’s growing in the city. Blue Line Protection Group Inc. said it’s opening a new 12,000-square-foot facility in Denver that will be able to house its armored vehicles, count companies’ cash, and store cash in vaults. It’s scheduled Read the full article…

Beckley Foundation Hosts Jamaican Cannabis Summit

The two day event was hosted by the Beckley Foundation

JAMAICA: This weekend in Negril the Beckley Foundation brought together leaders from the Jamaican government, the Rastafari community, and the business community to discuss the current progress and next steps for building a regulatory framework for a legal cannabis industry in Jamaica. The two day event was hosted by the Beckley Foundation, which was started Read the full article…