Blue Line Protection Group Launches Vaulting Services Division

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: Blue Line Protection Group,  a leader in providing armed protection, regulatory compliance and secured transportation services to high-value asset industries, today announced its new Vaulting Services Division to provide secure storage and processing solutions for clients across Colorado. “We’re responding to the needs of a growing number of cash-intensive businesses seeking secure currency storage,” said Daniel Read the full article…

Hillsboro Oregon Paves The Way For Energy Efficient Cannabis Grow Facility

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By Rich Plainfield WIPP OREGON: On May 3rd, 2016,  the City of Hillsboro City Council approved land use rules and regulations allowing for licensed recreational marijuana establishments to operate within the City limits. The ruling sets in motion the development of a major $20 million energy efficient marijuana grow facility. The planned 130,000 sq ft indoor marijuana grow Read the full article…

How Close Is Too Close? Tacoma City Council Fine Tunes Cannabis Retail Policy

"there are two things we know for sure:  There is a strong demand for this product and that it is lucrative."

By Aaron Ball WASHINGTON:  The Tacoma City council formed a study group this week to discuss how best to proceed with ending the moratorium on Legal Cannabis Retail stores within the city limits.  After considering the testimony of Tacoma residents at the public hearing on April 26, 2016, Tacoma Planning and Development Services manager Brian Boudet presented Read the full article…

Growing Opportunities From Problems

It's about pairing marijuana agriculture with ecological pathways to grow clean, high-quality pot at commercial scale – sustainably and profitably.

Exclusive MJNN Report by Dr. Rick Freeman The emerging marijuana industry is all about innovation  – just like its underground parent was.  The very idea of legal weed is innovative, not to speak of all the ingenious growing and processing techniques and accouterments.  Innovators are growing this industry into a whole new world, applying adaptive, creative thinking Read the full article…

The Wink In Weed: Marijuana Goes Prime Time

The business of marijuana

By David Rheins WASHINGTON: This is the year that marijuana goes mainstream.  Mass media is learning to love marijuana in a big way.  You can’t attend a cannabis event in Seattle, or Denver, or Portland these days without bumping into a documentary film crew or budding filmmaker shopping a cannabis concept. CableTV has been crazy about cannabis since Showtime Read the full article…

High Times And Agency Unite To Sell Marijuana To Mainstream

For this report, sparks & honey conducted proprietary research and interviewed cannabis industry experts

NEW YORK: Marijuana advocates are teaming up with Madison Avenue to try to make pot palatable to mainstream Americans — and to the advertisers that want to reach them. High Times, the 42-year-old must-have magazine for the cannabis enthusiast, has collaborated with Sparks & Honey, an Omnicom advertising agency, on a report meant to prompt Read the full article…

As Pierce County Says NO To Marijuana Businesses, Tacoma City Council Discuss How To Welcome More

Emerald Leaves, a retail marijuana store located at 2702 6th Ave, Tacoma.

MJNN EXCLUSIVE REPORT By Aaron Ball WASHINGTON: Just hours after Pierce County residents voted No on 1 – a measure that would have allowed legal marijuana production and sales in the unincorporated county — the Tacoma City Council convened to reconsider its cannabis policy.  The Council held a public hearing Tuesday evening to receive input about recommended amendments Read the full article…

Investors Should Be Encouraged by 3 New Marijuana Statistics From The “Greenest” State

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

OREGON: We can assume there were quite a few cheers when California passed Proposition 215 in 1996, becoming the first state to legalize marijuana’s medical use, but 2016 could go down as the most remarkable year for the marijuana industry to date. Since this first approval 20 years ago, the marijuana industry has witnessed 24 states Read the full article…

Washington Cannabis Sales Soar 40% On 4/20 Holiday

Mari Js Highway Pot Shop in Everett, WA got festive on 4/20

WASHINGTON: The April 4th “420” celebrations in Washington ignited retail sales yesterday across the state, according to data compiled by Seattle-based TetraTrak and published on its new MJTicker.com website. The unofficial stoner holiday saw many I-502 licensed pot shops offering special sales and promotions, which drove consumption of flower, edibles and concentrates, the business intelligence firm reports.  4/20 Read the full article…