Smoke Swipes: Highlights From My Interview With Tommy Chong

Tommy Chong Smoke Swipes

By David Rheins I had the pleasure of speaking to cannabis icon Tommy Chong about his latest brand endorsement — Tommy Chong’s Smoke Swipe, how the world has come around to his way of thinking, and his dream getting everyone in America — and the world — stoned. Q: Good morning Tommy Chong.  First of all, Read the full article…

IRS Advisory Council OKs Marijuana-related Businesses For Accountants

"With over 20 states allowing medical marijuana and now states beginning to legalize recreational marijuana, this industry needs qualified, ethical professionals to help them fulfill their income tax obligations." IRSAC concluded, "...tax professionals need reassurance regarding their own roles in giving tax advice to and preparing tax returns for such businesses."

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA: On Wednesday the IRS Advisory Council (IRSAC) released a report making a number of observations and recommendations to the Internal Revenue Service and federal policy makers relating to the need for greater latitude and legal protections (under the current federal anti-marijuana laws) for tax professionals who choose to work for clients who are in Read the full article…

Company Developing Marijuana Breathalyzer

he breathalyzer is just in the prototyping stages for now, but Cannabix says they are rapidly developing this technology.

CANADA: One company is on a mission to put safety first as more states opt to decriminalize marijuana. Cannabix Technologies Inc. is in the process of developing a marijuana breathalyzer. The breathalyzer  system would help law enforcement investigate impaired driving and other offenses on the roadways. The company says on their website that the system Read the full article…

Family of Bob Marley and Privateer Holdings Unveil World’s First Global Cannabis Brand – Marley Natural

“My dad would be so happy to see people understanding the healing power of the herb,” said Cedella Marley, Bob’s daughter. “He viewed the herb as something spiritual that could awaken our well-being, deepen our reflection, connect us to nature and liberate our creativity. Marley Natural is an authentic way to honor his legacy by adding his voice to the conversation about cannabis and helping end the social harms caused by prohibition.”

WASHINGTON: Today Privateer Holdings announced the creation of Marley Natural, the world’s first global cannabis brand. Privateer Holdings is the world’s first private equity firm investing exclusively in the legal cannabis industry. Marley Natural will offer premium cannabis products that honor the life and legacy of Bob Marley as well as his belief in the benefits Read the full article…

A Look At Legalizing Marijuana In The US

Nearly half of all states have legalized medical marijuana, with Colorado and Washington serving as bellwethers for recreational use, and the US is amid an end to a prohibition on par with that of alcohol. But just how will the Green Rush grow? And why is it attracting some surprising advocates among doctors, entrepreneurs, politicians, attorneys, and businesspeople?

Nearly half of all states have legalized medical marijuana, with Colorado and Washington serving as bellwethers for recreational use, and the US is amid an end to a prohibition on par with that of alcohol. But just how will the Green Rush grow? And why is it attracting some surprising advocates among doctors, entrepreneurs, politicians, Read the full article…

Stoners Trade Tie-Dye T-Shirts For Wall Street Suits

Eden Labs' CEO AC Braddock on the runway at the MJBA Jobs Fair in Seattle.

NEW YORK: Josh Gordon would cut a dashing figure in a suit. He grew up in Miami, Fla., as the son of two private wealth managers and saw himself going into the same field. He enrolled in Fordham Graduate School of Business, moved to the Upper West Side and had some interviews for jobs with Read the full article…

Marijuana Investors, Suppliers Gather For Investment Conference

"We feel there is a very close parallel between the typical Houston high net worth oil and gas investor and the cannabis investor," said organizer Doug Leighton. "Very high risks, but very high reward."

TEXAS:  Marijuana is illegal in Texas, but that didn’t stop suppliers and investors of the legal marijuana trade from coming together at the Westin Hotel in Memorial City. More than 100 people attended the two-day Marijuana Investment Conference on Oct. 5-6, the first of its kind in Texas. “We feel there is a very close Read the full article…

Best Job Posting Ever Seeks Sex-Loving Pothead

Our new freelance columnist will write about sex, relationships, intimacy, gender issues and more as it all relates to a world where marijuana is becoming legal -- and oftentimes present in the bedroom. Our columnist will write about his or her own history, address trends, review related products and answer reader questions. This is a paid freelance position, and our ideal candidate will truly put him or herself out there.

COLORADO:  Do you like sex and marijuana? Well then this job is for you. Last week, The Denver Post’s marijuana news site The Cannabist posted what may be the best job description — and job — ever. “Sex columnist, with weed focus (apply by Oct. 1),” the headline for the job listing reads. And of course the Read the full article…

Colorado Retail Marijuana Sales Finally Beat Medical

hough that amounts to a less than $1 million gap between retail and medical sales, this is a small victory for champions of legalization who have argued that the experiment will be profitable for the state, as revenues have lagged behind some expectations.

COLORADO:  Sales of legal retail marijuana have topped sales of medical marijuana in Colorado for the first time since the state’s recreational pot shops opened their doors on Jan. 1, according to tax figures released by the Colorado Department of Revenue. During the month of July, the state received $838,711 from a 2.9% tax on Read the full article…

Marijuana Business Association Coming To Vancouver, WA

The Marijuana Business Association will be in Vancouver on Thursday, Sept. 18 for a special free Meetup event at the Vancouver Community Library.The meeting will be at the 901 C Street location from 6-8 p.m. and is sponsored by Viridian Sciences, a Vancouver marijuana industry software company.

By Sue Vorenberg WASHINGTON: The Marijuana Business Association will be in Vancouver on Thursday, Sept. 18 for a special free Meetup event at the Vancouver Community Library.The meeting will be at the 901 C Street location from 6-8 p.m. and is sponsored by Viridian Sciences, a Vancouver marijuana industry software company. Looks like a good event for local biz Read the full article…