Blue Line Helps Pot Businesses With Risk, Compliance

e free medical marijuana seminar takes place on Thursday, January 15, 2015 from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the Holiday Inn Convention Center at 1850 Convention Center Drive in Tinley Park, Illinois.

COLORADO: While organizers work to get a marijuana credit union off the ground in Colorado — and possibly financial cooperatives for pot-related businesses that were approved by the Legislature last spring — an entire cottage industry of security and transportation specialists has popped up here to deal with the cash-heavy sector. Lakewood-based Blue Line Protection Group Read the full article…

“Marijuana Country: The Cannabis Boom”

Confronting a landscape of unprecedented business opportunities and unintended consequences, Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper tells CNBC, “When you’re doing this for the first time, there’s no template.”

COLORADO: A year after Colorado passed one of the most permissive pot laws in the world, CNBC and correspondent Harry Smith return to the state to chart the rise of a new American industry and report on the results of this unprecedented social experiment.  Smith profiles the most successful marijuana merchant in Denver, who hopes to Read the full article…

California’s Green Rush, The Business Of Marijuana In The Golden State

KPIX 5 News in-depth look at the marijuana business in California since it became the first state to legalize the use of medical pot 17 years ago.

CALIFORNIA:  The following 4 segments are from a KPIX 5 News in-depth look at the marijuana business in California since it became the first state to legalize the use of medical pot 17 years ago. VIDEO: SEGMENT 1 (of 4): In this segment host Veronica De La Cruz introduces a report by Joe Vazquez on the Read the full article…

Pot Startup Rolls Out Accessories

Growing up, Gordon spent winters at his family home in Colorado, where the cannabis industry has gone more mainstream.

CALIFORNIA: Time for the marijuana industry to get a makeover, says Josh Gordon, founder and CEO of e-commerce start-up The Bureau. He’s weeding out tie-dye and leaf graphics for chic new designs. The 27-year-old said he has high hopes to “raise the standards for the [marijuana] industry,” and nix the black-market feel. “Whether we’re talking about Read the full article…

Witnessing The Birth of An Industry: MJBA CEO David Rheins Looks Back At 2014

It's been an amazing year for  the legal cannabis industry and the MJBA.

By David Rheins  2014 has been an amazing year for those of us on the front lines of the legal cannabis movement. Thanks to the support of the now 300+ cannabis business members, dozens of sponsors and thousands of supporters, the b2b trade group I run, Marijuana Business Association (MJBA), has grown rapidly.  We’ve been Read the full article…

MJ Research Report: Washington Hits First $1M Day for Legal, Recreational Cannabis Sales

The two weeks with most sales occurred in November.  The week of November 2nd (includes the 6th) is the largest sales week so far with over $4M in sales and the week of November 23rd is the 2nd largest with over $3.6M in sales.

By Joe Armes WASHINGTON: On Wednesday, November 26th the state of Washington achieved a milestone the industry has been anticipating for months; the first time single-day recreational cannabis transactions (producer, processor and retail sales) broke the one million dollar barrier.  Given this milestone was achieved with 75 retail stores in operation, we can anticipate that Read the full article…

Marijuana’s Promise Of Profit Remains Elusive (For Now)

Those trials are all ongoing, so investors will need to rely on past trial data to make judgments on whether or not the market demand for GW Pharma's medicine will justify the company's $1.27 billion market cap.

NEW YORK: Excitement surrounding medical marijuana led to a significant run-up in GW Pharmaceuticals‘ share price earlier this year, but based on the company’s recently announced quarterly and fiscal full-year earnings results, the promise of marijuana profit remains far off in the distance. Planning for the future That’s because GW Pharma has only one marketed marijuana derived therapy, Read the full article…

IRS Advisory Council OKs Marijuana-related Businesses For Accountants

"With over 20 states allowing medical marijuana and now states beginning to legalize recreational marijuana, this industry needs qualified, ethical professionals to help them fulfill their income tax obligations." IRSAC concluded, "...tax professionals need reassurance regarding their own roles in giving tax advice to and preparing tax returns for such businesses."

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA: On Wednesday the IRS Advisory Council (IRSAC) released a report making a number of observations and recommendations to the Internal Revenue Service and federal policy makers relating to the need for greater latitude and legal protections (under the current federal anti-marijuana laws) for tax professionals who choose to work for clients who are in Read the full article…

Family of Bob Marley and Privateer Holdings Unveil World’s First Global Cannabis Brand – Marley Natural

“My dad would be so happy to see people understanding the healing power of the herb,” said Cedella Marley, Bob’s daughter. “He viewed the herb as something spiritual that could awaken our well-being, deepen our reflection, connect us to nature and liberate our creativity. Marley Natural is an authentic way to honor his legacy by adding his voice to the conversation about cannabis and helping end the social harms caused by prohibition.”

WASHINGTON: Today Privateer Holdings announced the creation of Marley Natural, the world’s first global cannabis brand. Privateer Holdings is the world’s first private equity firm investing exclusively in the legal cannabis industry. Marley Natural will offer premium cannabis products that honor the life and legacy of Bob Marley as well as his belief in the benefits Read the full article…

Get High, Train Harder

JUST AS ENDORPHINS HELP YOU PUSH THROUGH AN INTENSE WORKOUT, THESE ENDOCANNABINOIDS COULD INCREASE YOUR PAIN THRESHOLD TO DO THE SAME.

Marijuana as a Performance-Enhancer Four to six times a week, elite triathlete Clifford Drusinsky wakes up at 3 AM to train. But before he sets out, he opts not for a sports drink but for 20 milligrams of THC in a marijuana energy bar. By the time it kicks in, 30 minutes later, he’s started an Read the full article…