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Edibles giant unveils hemp CBD products for pets, people

Dixie Brands, a Colorado manufacturer of marijuana-infused edibles, is expanding with non-psychoactive, CBD-infused products for people and pets that will be available throughout the U.S. Image: Denver Post file

Ricardo Baca  ~ Denver Post ~

Two new hemp-based product lines are coming from Colorado's Dixie Brands: Therabis is CBD-infused supplements for pets; Aceso has three formulas for human consumption.

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Forum: Could Legalizing Pot Grow Vermont's Localvore Economy?

Fledgling Marijuana Industry Pressing Through Labor Pains

Pot Risk vs. Profit: Bankers Cautious of Marijuana Dispensaries

Interior of the Euflora dispensary in downtown Denver. Image: WeedWorthy.com
Clarissa Cooper and Michael Bodley ~ Carnegie-Knight News21 initiative via NBCNews.com ~
 
DENVER — Every month, Jamie Perino hires a security detail to come to her three recreational marijuana dispensaries. They stop by, collect thousands of dollars in cash and head out to deliver the money to the state, county and city.
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Texas cannabis capitalists are ready to seed the soil

Cannabis leaf and Texas State Capitol Building
John Austin ~ CNHI State Reporter via Cleburne Times-Review ~
 
AUSTIN — Texans with epilepsy may not be buying legal cannabis oil here until 2017, but home-grown entrepreneurs are already lining up for a cut of the mainstream marijuana business.
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For D.C. pot enterprises, business is booming

People share marijuana seeds at the swap event at Libertine, in Adams Morgan. (WTOP/Michelle Basch)
 
WASHINGTON — Pot-related businesses in the District are starting to meet expectations, growing steadily since last February when marijuana became legal for private and personal use.
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Pakalolo and Profits: The Emerging Medical Marijuana Industry in Hawaii

Glass artist Mark Nowicki displays his handmade bongs at the O.G Tubes booth at the marijuana expo at the Hawaii Convention Center on July 19. Image: Cory Lum, Civil Beat.

Competition will be fierce for Hawaii’s eight licenses to grow and sell medical cannabis. Many other types of businesses are looking for a piece of the action as well.

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KC Fed finds itself at the center of marijuana debate

The Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City is the target of a lawsuit filed by a credit union seeking to serve the marijuana industry. Image: Dave Kaup/KCBJ
 
The Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City finds itself in the middle of a heated debate about the legalization of marijuana, as the target of a lawsuit filed by a credit union seeking to serve the industry.
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This man is determined to make his brand of legal weed as recognizable as TV dinners

Photo: Jamie Kraus
 
A marijuana dispenser in Colorado is modeling his career after an unlikely business hero: TV dinner tycoon Clarence Birdseye, who practically invented the frozen food industry thanks to his dual interests in food preservation and inventing new technology.
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Blossoming Denver-based marijuana credit union denied by Feds; suit filed

U.S. Federal Reserve System Seal. Image via Wikimedia Commons
Kieran Nicholson ~ Denver Post ~
 
A Denver-based credit union aiming to become the first of its kind — one created to serve the Colorado marijuana industry — has suffered a setback.
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Some Ohio employers bracing if pot is legalized

Cannabis bud and hand.
 
Cincinnati area businesses are already pondering what they should do if Ohio votes this fall to legalize marijuana, including use of medicinal pot on the job.
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In rise of U.S. vape shops, owners eye new marijuana market

A woman looking for work in the cannabis industry fills out a form in front at the CannaSearch job fair in downtown Denver. File photo from March 13, 2014. Reuters/Rick Wilking/Files
 
Shop owners seek to capitalize not only on the vaping trend, but on the more widespread, and legal, use of medical marijuana.
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The Audacious Rebranding of the Marijuana Industry

An inside look of Dixie Elixir's grow room in Denver. The edibles manufacturer makes 40 different products, from THC-infused soda to gourmet chocolate, yet it all starts with the cannabis plant. IMAGE: Will Yakowicz
 
Entrepreneurs are trying to boost sales by steering pot toward the Whole Foods crowd.
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Plastics fabricator finds hot market for pot display cases

Will Smith shows one of his smaller containers for displaying medical cannabis. (Bob Shallit/Sacramento Bee)
 
Will Smith’s Bud Bar Displays sells wares in 23 states and overseas.
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Colorado pot shops sponsoring cleanup program on state highways

Some Colorado dispensaries pay for the cleanup of litter along sections of the roadways. In return, they get their signs put up and advertise their name.  Photo: KWGN
 
DENVER — Colorado’s booming marijuana industry is getting around a ban on some advertising by sponsoring some sections of Colorado highways with new signs.
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Washington, D.C. Growers Debut Marijuana-Infused Cold-Pressed Juices

Some of the cold-pressed fruit and vegetable juices, infused with cannabis, being made available in D.C. Photo: Nevin Martell
 
A District company has introduced five so-called medibles for medical marijuana patients.
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After a year, legal marijuana earns $70 million in new taxes for Washington

Cannabis City clerk Will Bibbs, left, helps a customer looking over a display case of marijuana products at the shop in Seattle. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File)
 
A year after legalization, cannabis tax revenues in the state have topped expectations and sales top $1.4 million per day.
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How to sell marijuana (legally) in Mass.

Cannabis Bottles/Image: AP
Allison Manning ~ Boston.com ~
 
You may have a passion for the product, but getting the go-ahead to start growing and selling marijuana in Massachusetts can be a long, expensive and difficult path.
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Marijuana-growing spikes Denver electric demand, challenges clean-power plan

Robert Grandt works in the grow room at 3D Cannabis Center in Denver on March 11. Marijuana growing facilities contributed to the city's energy use increase. (RJ Sangosti, The Denver Post)
Bruce Finley ~ Denver Post ~
 
Metro Denver’s surging legal marijuana industry means surging energy usage in the region.
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The Marijuana Market: Everybody Wants A Piece