Marijuana Grower In Southeastern Illinois Posts Jobs

The company expects to provide training in Denver for some workers. Its website lists positions including growers, a trim technician and a supervisor of harvest quality. The job fair is scheduled April 1 at Frontier Community College in Fairfield.

ILLINOIS:  A medical marijuana cultivation center in southeastern Illinois has posted an employment application online and plans to participate in a job fair. Barb Youngs of Ataraxia says the company initially will hire up to 30 employees to staff a planned 50,000-square-foot facility in Albion. It already has received more than 100 employment inquiries. The Read the full article…

WeedHire Launches the $4.20 Job Posting

"Given the overwhelming national & industry media attention, the WeedHire name is now one of the most recognized brands within the marijuana jobs sector. Revenues enable us to further develop and grow WeedHire in parallel with legal marijuana industry growth," said Bernstein.

NEW JERSEY:  Cannabis job board WeedHire.com today announced that effective April 2, 2015 it will be charging $4.20 per 30 day job postings. “Since we launched WeedHire in May 2014, we’ve chosen to operate at no cost to create awareness and develop our brand,” Weedhire CEO David Bernstein said. “Given the overwhelming national & industry media Read the full article…

Colorado Pot Sales Soar To Record In January, Bringing $2.3 Million For Schools

The center of the burgeoning industry in Denver is asking to extend shops’ evening closing hours and revisit the outright ban on public consumption.

COLORADO:  Colorado pot businesses sold a record amount of marijuana in January, resulting in an excise tax of $2.3 million designated for public schools, state officials said Wednesday. The numbers, reported by the Colorado Department of Revenue, show that January’s school-designated pot sales tax is more than 10 times the amount in January 2014, when Read the full article…

Navajo Lawmaker Firm On Stance Against Legalizing Marijuana

A lawmaker on the country’s largest American Indian reservation has introduced a bill to reaffirm the tribe’s stance against legalizing marijuana.

ARIZONA:  A lawmaker on the country’s largest American Indian reservation has introduced a bill to reaffirm the tribe’s stance against legalizing marijuana.Navajo Nation Council Delegate Edmund Yazzie says legalizing marijuana for medical or recreational use contradicts Navajo values and tradition.His bill introduced this week comes in response to an announcement last year by the U.S. Read the full article…

My Day At Seattle CannaCon 2015

Farmer Tom, MJ Brand Icon

WASHINGTON:  I just attended CannaCon 2015 in Seattle along with thousands of business owners and cannabis industry enthusiasts.  The three day marijuana business and consumer trade show is being held this year at Pier 91, Feb 19-21. In my role as cannabis reporter for MJ News Network I was able talk to luminaries’ and entrepreneurs Read the full article…

Marijuana Tax Up In Smoke? Don’t Worry, Feds Plot 50% Tax

We say there's zero tolerance and no administrative review. That makes someone feel pretty insecure, and that's not fair."

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA: Marijuana activists look to Colorado as a true leader, with legalized recreational use and tiered tax models. Coloradans and activists nationwide thought legalizing marijuana would mean huge tax revenues. Nationwide, there is a near intoxication promising money, jobs, appreciating real estate, and tax revenues that could achieve so much for so many. Naysayers worry about Read the full article…

Gearing up for Oregon’s Recreational Marijuana Market with Smart Surveillance

Modern-day security camera systems provide numerous benefits to marijuana dispensaries, three of which are highlighted:

By Ellen Arndt, Communications Manager at VideoSurveillance.com OREGON: Oregon’s marijuana market is primed for massive growth once the Oregon Liquor Control Board (OLCC) begins issuing licenses to recreational cannabis producers, retailers, wholesalers, and processors next year. Entrepreneurs and experienced cannabis growers can better prepare themselves for the state regulations that lie ahead by building out their Read the full article…

Vermonters Return From Marijuana-Policy Tour

Nine people from Vermont, including Public Safety Commissioner Keith Flynn, Chittenden County State's Attorney T.J. Donovan and representatives from both sides of the legalization debate, met with Colorado regulators, marijuana businesses and nonprofit organizations during the busy three-day trip.

VERMONT: Vermont leaders say touring through Colorado’s medical and recreational marijuana landscape this week gave them a lot to think about. Nine people from Vermont, including Public Safety Commissioner Keith Flynn, Chittenden County State’s Attorney T.J. Donovan and representatives from both sides of the legalization debate, met with Colorado regulators, marijuana businesses and nonprofit organizations Read the full article…

Panel Discusses Marijuana Businesses, Zoning For Fairbanks

Possible zones compatible with marijuana facilities are agricultural, commercial, industrial and general use

ALASKA:  Just where in the Fairbanks North Star Borough marijuana businesses should be allowed and under what conditions continued to be discussed Friday by a special panel convened by Mayor Luke Hopkins It was the second meeting of the marijuana working group. Hopkins is working on a new zoning ordinance, dealing with pot businesses, that is Read the full article…

The Best Industries for Starting a Business in 2015

Evergreen Herbal CEO Marco Hoffman at MJBA Job Fair

The old adage that timing is everything in business is incomplete. When it comes to launching a successful startup, the other crucial ingredient is identifying a new, untapped market opportunity. Breaking into any industry is hard, but certain sectors are particularly ripe for new entrants. Inc.’s annual look at the best industries for starting a Read the full article…