CCSE Hosts Banking, Taxes & 280E Industry Panel On July 24th

The Coalition for Cannabis Standards and Ethics (CCSE), a 501(c)(6) nonprofit, will be hosting a panel discussion on financial issues affecting the Washington cannabis industry on Thursday, July 24th from 5:30pm - 7:30pm, followed by a one-hour mixer.

WASHINGTON: Federal tax code 280E is the single largest hurdle for any entrepreneur attempting to create a sustainable Cannabis business. Although the sale of marijuana is legal in several states, it remains illegal under federal law, and Revenue Code 280E bans most deductions and tax credits given to businesses selling Schedule I and II controlled Read the full article…

Get Ready To Buy Legal Marijuana

Go to Bellingham and you’ll have a shot at buying a joint, blunt and a gram or three at 8 a.m., said Tom Beckley, owner of Top Shelf Cannabis, also expected to be among the first weed shops to open Tuesday.

WASHINGTON: Need joints, blunts or grams? Sales at marijuana stores in Washington could begin Tuesday as early as 8 a.m. in Bellingham and noon in Seattle, at prices that may be lower than anticipated. The first two-gram package of legal marijuana will be sold in Seattle at noon on Tuesday, says James Lathrop, owner of Cannabis Read the full article…

Cannabis Industry Kicks Off Business Summit

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COLORADO: The tagline for this week’s Cannabis Business Summit in Denver is, “Where Commerce Meets a Revolution.” And in speaking with some of the several hundred people in attendance at the two-day event, billed as the marijuana industry‘s first big business conference, there was a sense of mission that isn’t usually found at most trade fairs. Read the full article…

CCI Schools Florida On Marijuana 101

“This is Business 101, plus cannabis,” said Robert Calkin, founder of CCI and a former instructor at the California pot college Oaksterdam University.

FLORIDA: “Synergy” isn’t a word that often comes up when the peace-pipe is being passed around. But that was the focus of a medicinal marijuana seminar Saturday. The sound of steel drums of reggae music coming from the overhead speakers in Edgewater Beach Resort’s conference room was only a coincidence. Those who showed up for Read the full article…

For The Cool Dudes: 5 Fun Father’s Day Gift Ideas

Ditch the traditional tie and get him some marijuana-themed apparel.
A tie is a long, thin piece of material, wrapped around the neck and tightened so that it is snug around the wearer’s neck. That, my friends, sounds like a noose.

COLORADO: Father’s Day is a chance to celebrate Dad in all his glory. Pop wakes up with expectations of leisure, recreation and presents. And while the #1 Dad will love whatever gift he receives from his mini-me, a gift from his spouse is a welcomed signal of appreciation. This year I’m considering something a little different Read the full article…

Washington’s Leading I-502 Companies Showcased At MJBA Vendor Fair Seattle Summer June 28 & 29

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Attention Business Pioneers! Start making sales and meeting new customers with a presence at the Marijuana Business Association’s (MJBA) Summer Vendor Fair, a 2-day trade show for Washington I-502 legal marijuana businesses. But don’t delay! The venue will accommodate only 25 exhibitors and this event will sell out quickly, so please reserve your booth today to ensure availability. MJBA’s Read the full article…

Free Marijuana For San Jose Voters, “Weed For Votes”, Tuesday June 3rd

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CALIFORNIA: The San Jose City Council‘s actions regarding medical cannabis has activated the cannabis voter base for the June 3rd elections. To encourage turnout for several closely contested races, including the mayoral race, collectives are providing discounts and even free weed to encourage their supporters to vote. To help, the Silicon Valley Cannabis Coalition (SVCC) has Read the full article…

Law Library Offers Exhibit On The History Of Marijuana

The exhibit, titled “Reefer Madness: the Legal History of the Loco Weed,” takes a look at marijuana, its history and how the information about the drug has been manipulated throughout history.

OREGON: The John E Jaqua Law Library is offering an exhibit about the history of marijuana. The free exhibit is open to all UO students, staff, faculty and community members. The exhibit was put together by law reference librarians Kelly Reynolds, Jaye Barlous and others in the second part to a series about information destruction, manipulation and control. The exhibit, Read the full article…

Seattle City Attorney Holmes And WSLCB Member Chris Marr Keynote “Canna Business & The Law”

Seattle City Attorney Pete Holmes, who famously sponsored I-502, will deliver a keynote address at lunch, as will WSLCB Member Chris Marr.  Salal Credit Union, the first credit union in Western Washington to announce it would begin accepting some I-502 accounts will make news by sending its Chief Lending Officer, Bob Schweigert, to participate on the “Managing Your Marijuana Money” panel.

WASHINGTON: Sometime in July, the first recreational marijuana retail stores will open their doors in Washington State.  In anticipation hundreds of  I-502 applicants are scrambling to get all their ducks in a row, so they can attain their license in time for the market debut. The impending deadline has put tremendous stress on these mainly small legal Read the full article…

Denver Accepts Tweaks to Pot-Themed Concerts

On Tuesday, the symphony said three events first announced in April, dubbed Classically Cannabis and scheduled to kick off later this month at a private Denver gallery, would be invitation-only. The symphony also removed information about the events from its website and is refunding tickets purchased already.

COLORADO:  Denver is pleased with the Colorado Symphony Orchestra‘s efforts to align its bring-your-own-cannabis fundraising concerts with laws that authorize — but still regulate — marijuana use in Colorado, the city attorney said Wednesday. “We are pleased the (symphony) revisited their planned events and worked to come into compliance with state and city laws,” city Read the full article…