Smoke Swipes: Highlights From My Interview With Tommy Chong

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

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

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

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, Read the full article…

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

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

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

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

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

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…