College Of Cannabis Opens In Tampa As Vote On Medical Marijuana Looms

FLORIDA: On the first day of class at cannabis college, the professor gave a quick survey of a long history: from a Chinese emperor’s writings on hemp to the founding of High Times magazine.

But the students gathered in a red-carpeted meeting room of a Residence Inn didn’t perk up until the lecture turned to botany, the foundation for cultivating medical marijuana — and, perhaps, making money. [Read more…]

Marijuana school debuts in New Jersey

NEW JERSEY: It’s not easy to open — and keep open — a business. It’s especially not a simple walk in the park if your enterprise is focused on the medical marijuana industry. Yet the industry, as a whole, has experienced phenomenal growth in states promoting progressive enabling laws. But for New Jersey’s funded program, the last three years have yielded, in varying stages of development, three dispensaries, only one of which currently has its shingle out. [Read more…]