Five Things To Know Before Joining The Cannabis Industry

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By Sue Vorenberg Cannabis Daily Record WASHINGTON: Legal cannabis may be the fastest growing industry in the country right now, but how do you know if it’s the right fit for you? Working in the industry comes down to a lot more than just a love of pot. Whether you’re looking for a career as a bud trimmer, Read the full article…

Goldstein: Legalized Marijuana Benefits, Not Hurts, Society

In the states that have taken the illicit marijuana market away from criminal organizations, even law enforcement has noted that there have been minimal issues with legalization.

CALIFORNIA:  Marijuana legalization will be on the ballot in California for 2016, an effort that 55 percent of Californians now support. As a retired police officer, I spent a career fighting the war on marijuana and other drugs, which largely felt like the most expensive whack-a-mole game ever created. No matter how many drug users Read the full article…

‘Wanna Grab a Marijuana Tea After Work?’

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Jill Amen always wanted to be a barista. She has also always loved cannabis, growing little saplings at home ever since she was a teen. On a visit to Amsterdam a few years ago, she noticed that the “coffeeshops” there are really just pubs for pot smoking. “And I thought, wouldn’t it be great if Read the full article…

Edible Marijuana May Soon Come Labeled With A Red Stop Sign

even though you’re clearly turning out pretzels, assorted cookies, glazed pecans, chili lime peanuts, cheese biscuits, caramel corn, and fudge brownies for retail sales, your manufacturing facilities and products are not subject to any state or federal food laws, regulations, or inspections. Not for now, anyway.

COLORADO: The state is finalizing work on new rules for the appearance of edible marijuana. A draft of those rules released Tuesday would require each piece of edible marijuana to be marked in the shape of a stop sign with the letters THC in the middle. The letters stand for marijuana’s psychoactive ingredient. The rules would Read the full article…

Leafly Founders Depart, Raise Cash For New Marijuana Business Intelligence Startup

“We’re staying in the cannabis industry but are tackling a different problem,” said Scott, who’s taking on the CEO role for the new company.

WASHINGTON: After five years, the founders of marijuana strain and dispensary database Leafly are moving on to their next cannabis-related startup. Cy Scott, Brian Wansolich, and Scott Vickers — who launched Leafly in 2010 — are the co-founders of Headset, a new Seattle-based startup that’s building a business intelligence platform for the fast-growing marijuana industry. Headset, which just raised about $450,000 of a Read the full article…

California’s Most Effective Pot Lobbyist Used To Be A Cop

5-year-old Bradley has spent his days bounding through the halls of the Capitol building and his nights hopping from reception to fundraiser, hoping to befriend influential legislators, lobbyists, and political staffers and communicate the details of what reasonable marijuana regulations might look like. “Make me your Google on this issue,” he tells them.

CALIFORNIA:  Nate Bradley used to be a cop. Now he’s the marijuana legalization activist that California state legislators and weed entrepreneurs alike have come to rely on. The son of a pastor and conservative Christian radio show host, Bradley has a well-used bong and a rig for dabbing hash oil on his desk in his Read the full article…

Women At Work: No Old-Boys Network In New Field, Medical Marijuana Pioneers Say

“There is no such thing as an old boys’ network in a new industry,” says Wendy Berger Shapiro, co-founder of a group called Illinois Women in Cannabis.

ILLINOIS:  It’s an industry, they say, that’s too new to have a glass ceiling. And for many women, that’s a good reason to get into the booming legal marijuana business. “There is no such thing as an old boys’ network in a new industry,” says Wendy Berger Shapiro, co-founder of a group called Illinois Women Read the full article…

Marijuana-Roasted Coffee Is Now Legally Available for Purchase

Kian Abedini's Compelling & Rich is now selling "herb conditioned" (in which the herb is marijuana) Ethiopian Yirgacheffe coffee beans. While the beans smell exactly like the green stuff, they won't actually get anyone high because they don't contain any THC.

CALIFORNIA: Los Angeles-based coffee company has figured out a way to sell marijuana-infused coffee all around the world regardless of state or country laws. According to Fast Company, Kian Abedini’s Compelling & Rich is now selling “herb conditioned” (in which the herb is marijuana) Ethiopian Yirgacheffe coffee beans. While the beans smell exactly like the green stuff, they Read the full article…