Albany, Oregon Considers Permanent Ban On Recreational Marijuana

he data speaks volumes. How is it that only 16 non retail marijuana licenses have been issued in four months. This is creating extreme economic hardship for many businesses.

OREGON: Albany City Council members may not be not averse to pursing a permanent ban on recreational marijuana. The council on Wednesday voted to ban temporary sales of recreational pot at medical dispensaries, with two of six councilors, Ray Kopczynski and Dick Olsen, dissenting. The vote could be a harbinger of greater plans to ban the drug permanently. “My gut feeling Read the full article…

The 2015 Cannabis World Congress Was So Square It Was Accidentally An Anti-Drug PSA

If you ever needed an anti-weed PSA, this was it.

by Jeff Weiss CALIFORNIA: Nothing is more suspect than a man in a suit talking about drugs. Unless he’s your attorney, he’s inevitably police. And even if he’s not literal law enforcement, he’d flip in an instant if you got caught with a brick of cocaine, weed, or insider information about Sour Diesel futures. Enter the 2015 Read the full article…

Pot Products Recalled, Pot Shop Fires Employee For Unapproved Pesticides

The inventory from Kilbourne’s marijuana shop on Evans Avenue, Sacred Seed, is being tested to make sure it does not have unapproved pesticides in it.

COLORADO: Jeremy Kilbourne dropped off a box of jars filled with marijuana. The marijuana could sell for thousands of dollars, but not now. The inventory from Kilbourne’s marijuana shop on Evans Avenue, Sacred Seed, is being tested to make sure it does not have unapproved pesticides in it. A company called Mahatma tested another batch last Read the full article…

Enforcement Savings Byproduct Of Legal Pot In Washington

Washingtonians and visitors have spent almost a quarter-billion dollars on retail weed since legalization

WASHINGTON: Boy did a lot of people suddenly start smoking marijuana. Washingtonians and visitors have spent almost a quarter-billion dollars on retail weed since legalization. It’s a lot of money. Enough to cover a week’s worth of Forest Service firefighting costs this August. Enough to pay Marshawn Lynch for almost 21 years of Beast Mode at his Read the full article…

Portland Projects 480 New Marijuana Businesses, $1.4 Million In Revenue From City Fees

Excited customers lined up outside dispensaries in Portland, waiting for the clock to strike midnight.

OREGON: Portland wants to charge retail marijuana stores up to $3,750 to open their doors, fees city officials say will help recoup costs associated with regulating the industry. With $890,000 in estimated annual expenses, the hefty fees proposed on marijuana businesses are meant to offset the city’s costs, officials said. So how many marijuana stores, processors, wholesalers and Read the full article…

First NYC Medical Marijuana Dispensary to Open In January

The dispensary on 14th Street between Second and Third Avenues will be run by Columbia Care, a New York City-based company that was awarded one of the state's five licenses to open a medicinal marijuana shop.

NEW YORK: If there was any doubt about the national momentum on legalized marijuana use in America, consider this. There will be a medicinal marijuana dispensary right off New York City’s Union Square come January 2016. The dispensary on 14th Street between Second and Third Avenues will be run by Columbia Care, a New York City-based Read the full article…

The 2015 Washington Marijuana Retail Seminar: Becoming A Front Runner, October 5th in Bellevue, WA

MJBA Professional Educational Seminars

WASHINGTON:  Front Runner (formerly TetraTrak.com), a leading business intelligence resource for Washington’s licensed cannabis industry has teamed up with The Marijuana Business Association, to present: “The 2015 Washington Marijuana Retail Seminar: Becoming A Front Runner” on Monday, October 5th at the Red Lion Hotel in Bellevue, 1-5PM, with a VIP Reception to follow at the hotel bar. The MJBA Professional Read the full article…

The Green Rush: Finding Tech Business Opportunities Within The Cannabis Sector

In achieving this within the cannabis industry, an enormous opportunity exists for technologists to both standardize and create proper marketplaces within which to sell raw cannabis, as well as its derivatives.

Cannabis, marijuana, pot, weed, ganja, Mary Jane, doobage. Whatever you call it, it has taken center stage in the world of investment. It’s getting the 15 minutes of fame it rightfully deserves, and it’s getting it right now. Traditionally, whenever anyone mentioned the words “cannabis” and “entrepreneur” together in one sentence, it meant one thing: Read the full article…

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…