Delusional Confidence? A Report From The Marijuana Investor Summit

All were convinced that the ongoing legalization of marijuana has created an opportunity for people with a high tolerance for risk to make a killing.

COLORADO: “When we want to raise capital,” Dooma Wendschuh, the thirty-eight-year-old co-founder of a cannabis company called ebbu, said, “I go up to someone and say, ‘Would you like to invest in my company? Here’s how it will work. One: you may go to prison for making this investment. Two: I may go to prison, and Read the full article…

Women In Pot Business Gather In Bend, Oregon

A group of about 40 marijuana business women gathered in Bend Oregon to join with a nationwide group of entrepreneurs.

OREGON:  Lisa Page, a former Dairy Queen manager in Missoula, Montana, recently moved to Central Oregon, after a short stint in New Jersey, to grow marijuana for Lunchbox Alchemy, a Bend business run by her daughter and son-in-law. Page and her partner bought 30 acres near Alfalfa and plan on putting in a crop, she Read the full article…

Pot B&B Owner Sending Concept To Camp

A marijuana-focused company plans to open an adult summer camp this year near Durango.

COLORADO:  Say hello to Colorado’s first doob ranch. Joel Schneider, CEO of the MaryJane Group, is working to set up a pot-themed sleep-away camp for out-of-staters at a ranch near Durango. His firm currently operates cannabis-focused bed and breakfasts in Denver and Silverthorne. He calls this new project “Canna-Camp.” It’ll have all the amenities of Read the full article…

Tribes, Washington State Open Door To Cooperate On Legal Marijuana

There's a process in place now for Indian tribes and the state of Washington to jointly regulate marijuana should any tribes choose to legalize and sell it.

WASHINGTON:  There’s a process in place now for Indian tribes and the state of Washington to jointly regulate marijuana should any tribes choose to legalize and sell it. Tribes don’t need a state’s permission to get into the pot business, but in Washington State both sides agreed it’s best to coordinate. State Sen. Ann Rivers Read the full article…

Colorado Lawmakers Begin Work On Marijuana Tax Refund Proposal

The state legislature has decided to let the voters decide whether to let the state keep the money made from legal marijuana or to have it returned to them via a tax refund.

COLORADO:  Just recently, Colorado lawmakers realized that they may have to return a large quantity of the tax revenue they received from cannabis sales. The state made around $76 million in the very first year of legal marijuana, which had been allocated for use by the state to repair schools and fund important educational programs and improvement Read the full article…

Seamless For Marijuana Isn’t Just A Stoner’s Dream Come True

GreenRush has partnerships with around 15 dispensaries and hopes to expand quickly, the same way Uber or Seamless has.

CALIFORNIA:  Paul Warshaw hopes that, in the near future, consumers of marijuana can turn to similar services both for their drug of choice and for the delivery food that the plant infamously causes lust for. Warshaw’s start-up, GreenRush, is attempting to become the Seamless of marijuana. Just browse the dispensaries on the website, select the appropriate strain, and Read the full article…

Pot Tourism Blazes Way For Marijuana Hotels

In states where recreational marijuana use has been legalized, pot tourism has become a major source of revenue, and eager entrepreneurs are looking to fill the void for pot-friendly hotels with their own offerings.

COLORADO:  For stoners looking for a weekend of pampering, the Four Seasons isn’t an option – marijuana legislation allows for the possession and use of marijuana, just not in a public place. In states like Colorado and Washington where recreational marijuana use has been legalized, pot tourism has become a major source of revenue, and Read the full article…

93 Marijuana Dispensaries In Vancouver Identified By CBC

CBC has identified 93 Vancouver medical marijuana dispensaries including 91 that are in operation and another two that are on the brink of opening.

CANADA:  About 40 per cent of Vancouver’s marijuana businesses are less than 300 metres away from city schools and community centres — putting them in violation of the city’s proposed regulation on pot dispensaries. The city released its list of 84 marijuana-related businesses operating within Vancouver on Friday, but admitted the list may not be complete. The city initially denied Read the full article…

Black Farmers Say Florida’s Medical Marijuana Law Shuts Them Out

I-502 brought major changes to cannabis in Washington, but those have come about from regulating a system that was never regulated in the first place.

FLORIDA:  Black farmers in Florida say they are being shut out from the state’s emerging medical marijuana trade, and are pushing for changes in the law that would let them break into the limited, legal pot market. Though Sunshine State voters last fall rejected a broad medical marijuana ballot proposal, a more narrow measure (Senate Read the full article…

Despite Federal Law, Colorado Pot Shops Are Accepting Credit Cards

Recent reports indicate that the recreational marijuana sector has become fed up with handling massive stacks of cash and have since established a clever method for accepting credit cards payments.

COLORADO:  While the cannabis industry has been touted as a “cash-only” enterprise since medical marijuana was first legalized in California nearly 20 years ago, recent reports indicate that the recreational sector has become fed up with handling massive stacks of cash and have since established a clever method for accepting credit cards payments. Colorado pot shops have struggled for Read the full article…