Why Marijuana And Your Money Are A Terrible Combination

The marijuana business certainly appears as if it could become one of the greatest things since sliced bread.

COLORADO:  Over the last two decades we’ve witnessed Americans’ views on marijuana as a whole shift from an approval rate of 25%, per Gallup, to slightly more than 50% as of its most recent poll in 2014. Further, the states themselves have been willing to take on regulation of the marijuana industry despite the federal Read the full article…

In Colorado, A Blazing Start

“I think it is rearing its head as a significant travel and tourism amenity for visitors coming to Colorado,” said Al White, who retired as boss of the Colorado Tourism Office in August and now serves on the board of a cannabis tourism company.

COLORADO: Legal retail weed in Colorado turned one year old this month. While legalization remains more experimental than established at this point, the early returns make a compelling case that the first year was a sweeping regulatory success in the Rocky Mountain State. Exhibit A: what didn’t happen in 2014. Despite the nightmare scenarios that anti-legalization Read the full article…

Governor: Colorado Pot Market Exceeds Tax Hopes

The governor predicted sales and excise taxes next fiscal year would produce some $98 million, well above a $70 million annual estimate given to voters when they approved the pot taxes last year. The governor also includes taxes from medical pot, which are subject only to the statewide 2.9 percent sales tax.

COLORADO:  Colorado’s legal marijuana market is far exceeding tax expectations, according to a budget proposal released Wednesday by Gov. John Hickenlooper that gives the first official estimate of how much the state expects to make from pot taxes. The proposal outlines plans to spend some $99 million next fiscal year on substance abuse prevention, youth Read the full article…

Prospectors Seek Fortune In Legal Pot

Marla Molly Poiset, a Le Cordon Bleu-trained French pastry chef, is cooking up marijuana-infused truffles.

WASHINGTON: Dot-bong, Marijuana Inc., the Green Rush: Call it what you will, the burgeoning legal marijuana industry in Washington state is drawing pot prospectors of all stripes. Microsoft veterans and farmers, real estate agents and pastry chefs, former journalists and longtime pot growers alike are seeking new challenges — and fortunes — in the production, Read the full article…