Tokyo Smoke Partners With Aphria To Launch Medical Cannabis

The four strains will launch as a part of a kit ($250), featuring unique Tokyo Smoke packaging, five grams of each strain along with custom crafted black glass jars and special welcome accessories.

CANADA: Tokyo Smoke introduces four medical cannabis strains in collaboration with Aphria, one of Canada’s largest licensed producers of medical marijuana. This is the first time a Canadian consumer brand will partner with a Licensed Producer to launch medical cannabis in Canada, an inaugural event for the lifestyle brand, as well as the Canadian marketplace. Grown and distributed Read the full article…

Revenue From Colorado Marijuana Tax Expected To Double In 2015

According to financial data released last week, the state also raked in significantly more money taxing marijuana than it did taxing alcohol for the yearlong period of July 2014 to June 2015, with marijuana netting almost $70 million and alcohol just under $42 million.

COLORADO: It’s heady times in the Mile High City, and that’s just at the state budget office. Colorado is on track to more than double the state’s marijuana tax revenues this year, showing up the $44 million collected in 2014 with a projected 2015 windfall of $125 million, reports The Guardian. The state hoped to collect $70 million in 2014, Read the full article…

Trade Group Formed To Promote Legal Marijuana In Alaska

A trade association has been created to promote the nascent legal marijuana business in Alaska.

ALASKA:  A trade association has been created to promote the nascent legal marijuana business in Alaska. Four of the five board members of the Alaska Marijuana Industry Association held a news conference Thursday in Anchorage to discuss the group’s formation; the event was teleconferenced. State records show the group received status as a nonprofit corporation Read the full article…

Estimated $10 Billion Marijuana Sales In 2015 Far Too Low

The legalized marijuana business is likely to hit $10 billion in 2015 alone.

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA:  When new business segments start to reach $1 billion in annual sales, they often get noticed by new business and venture seekers. But when new business segments reach $10 billion in annual sales, let’s just say that venture backers, speculators and business owners want to get a piece of the next big Read the full article…

Alaska Cannabis Club Plans To Open Medical Marijuana Dispensary On Legalization Day

Anchorage police served search warrants at the Alaska Cannabis Club after receiving reports of illegal marijuana sales.

ALASKA: Following an eviction from its clubhouse at the former Kodiak Bar in downtown Anchorage, the Alaska Cannabis Club is moving forward with plans to open a medical marijuana dispensary on Feb. 24, the day recreational marijuana becomes legalized in Alaska. Come Feb. 24, “this is the place to get your weed,” said club owner Charlo 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…

Denver Post Weed Critics Smoke And Tell

"You are also going to have visual cues from marijuana whether it's dense, or does it tend to grow a little bit longer, different colors, all those things help you make that full diagnosis," Browne said.

COLORADO:  Jake Browne is a paid pot critic. Just as a wine critic can tell a Cabernet from a Merlot by sniffing, he can do the same with marijuana, reports CBS News’ Barry Petersen. “You are also going to have visual cues from marijuana whether it’s dense, or does it tend to grow a little Read the full article…

Seize Pot Opportunity To Grow Economy

mplementing I-502 may be our only chance to stop nurturing and sustaining organized crime, shut down dangerous amateur-extraction labs, eliminate hazardous home-baking enthusiasts, and put a stop to residential grow operations.

WASHINGTON: Opponents of pot are still trying to wage social, ethical and moral arguments against the majority of citizens who voted in favor of the legalization of marijuana (Initiative 502). Legitimate concerns are lost in the perpetuation of misinformation and emotional irrationality, but what everyone seems to agree on is that marijuana does indeed grow money. Read the full article…

Canada Is Primed To Be A Global Example For Medical Marijuana

The Canadian companies are in a race to raise money to build facilities, attract patients and grab shares in a market projected to grow to C$1.3 billion ($1.20 billion) in the next 10 years.

CANADA: By unlocking the once-obscure medical marijuana market, Canada has created a fast-growing, profitable and federally regulated industry with a distinct appeal to the more daring global investor. About a dozen producers of the drug will find themselves in the spotlight this year as they consider going public or prepare to so through share sales or Read the full article…

Clark County Nevada Selects 18 Applicants For Medical Pot Licenses

Commissioners want to spread dispensaries across seven regions in the county and place those businesses in heavily populated areas.

NEVADA:  Following three days of hearings and a lengthy voting process, the number has been reversed. The Clark County Commission on Friday narrowed a list of 81 applicants for medical marijuana dispensaries to 18. Voting took three hours, but for the applicants, the process started months ago. Over the last three days, each applicant had Read the full article…