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The Great American cannabis experiment - Cannabis News

Sign at Little Grill Collective in Harrisonburg, Virginia during MACRoCk music festival. Image: Artaxerxes via Wikimedia Commons
 
Even as legalization continues to spread, and opportunities in the cannabis industry seem widely available, it can actually be tough for small business owners to cash in on the boom.
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What does the start of Missouri recreational Marijuana sales mean for the Metro East?

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Scott Keyes ~ The Guardian ~

Legal marijuana tax revenues have been breaking records in Colorado this summer, nearly doubling monthly numbers from last year and on pace to exceed projections of legal sales that bring revenue back to the state.
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Cannabis tech's fight to be accepted at CES - Cannabis News

Willie Nelson performing at the Wellmont Theatre in Montclair, New Jersey, May 2012. Image: joshbg2k via Wikimedia Commons
Craig Hlavaty ~ Chron.com ~
 
Texas country music legend and pot prophet Willie Nelson has found an investor for his Willie's Reserve private marijuana label.
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Colorado Just Became The First State In History To Collect More Taxes From Marijuana Than Alcohol

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Day Without Marijuana Tax Draws Mixed Reactions in Colorado

Matthew Lopez, 33, examines marijuana buds with his iPhone light while shopping with his fiance Lizette Ortiz, 26, at The Grass Station in Denver, Co. Credit: Benjamin Rasmussen for The New York Times

Texas patients sharpen plea for medical marijuana legalization - Cannabis news

Taylor West, deputy director of the National Cannabis Industry Association,  spoke at Nashville NERVE conference showing the latest data on the marijuana industry on Friday, Sept. 18, 2015. (Photo: Shelley Mays/The Tennessean)
 
Marijuana is illegal in Tennessee, but when and if the law changes, the business opportunities will be vast — along with the risks.
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Billings lowers minimum age to own or work for marijuana businesses to 18

420 Dank, a medical dispensary in Detroit, is seen on Friday, September 11, 2015. Image: Salwan Georges via Detroit Free Press

Matt Helms ~ Detroit Free Press ~

With some medical-marijuana stores in Detroit now offering drive-through purchasing, the city's marketplace for medical pot has spiraled out of control and needs to be regulated, Mayor Mike Duggan said.
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Sustainable solutions: How hemp is being used to make prosthetic limbs

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Eric Lupher ~ TheDenverChannel.com ~
 
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - The next big marijuana trend may have just hit the ground running in Colorado Springs. Soon, people there will be able to get gas and buy weed.
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Small part of Iowa votes to legalize medical, rec marijuana

Customers line up outside one of The Grass Station dispensaries during the Colorado cannabis tax holiday. Image: WeedWorthy.com
Kristen Wyatt ~ Associated Press ~
 
DENVER (AP) -- Marijuana consumers were taking advantage of a tax holiday in Colorado on Wednesday, with some lining up early for doorbuster-style deals.
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Cannabis Tax Revenue Is Seeing Higher Numbers In The U.S.

Products on display at The Grass Station dispensary in Denver. Image: WeedWorthy.com
Katie Lobosco ~ CNN Money ~
 
For one day and one day only, you can get a 10% discount on recreational marijuana in Colorado. September 16 is a pot tax holiday, thanks to a quirky state law.
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Jamaican farmers just harvested their first legal cannabis crop

Genifer Murray of CannLabs being interviewed at the NCIA Cannabis Business Summit, June 2014. Image via NCIA
Gogo Lidz ~ Irish Examiner ~
 
It seems fitting that a plant called Mary Jane could smash the patriarchy.
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Support for marijuana legalization surges to record high, Fox News poll finds - Cannabis News

Florence Childs hopes to sell her Spokane-area Washington Pot Shop. Photo by Max Lathrop
 
While many retirees spend time in their gardens, 82-year-old Florence Childs has chosen to work with another kind of plant.
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Massachusetts is moving forward with marijuana cafes - Cannabis News

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Alcohol businesses are seeing ‘phenomenal growth’ alongside marijuana industry in Colorado, dispelling concerns that consumers prefer pot over booze.
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Napa County Ballot to Include Initiative for Commercial Cannabis Cultivation

A warning sign at a Purdue University research farm cautions visitors against taking cannabis sativa plants grown for research purposes. Image: Maureen Hayden/CNHI
Maureen Hayden, CNHI ~ News and Tribune ~
 
ROMNEY  – The high fence surrounding a Purdue University research farm here was installed to keep out pesky deer, but this summer it served a second purpose: Keeping federal drug agents at bay.
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California’s legal marijuana will outsell the black market in 5 years, forecast says

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Medical marijuana is officially growing--both literally and figuratively--in the state of Illinois, with cultivation centers producing strains that are expected to harvest around October.
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Wasn’t the DEA Going to Let Others Grow Research-Grade Cannabis?

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Kathleen Burke ~ Marketwatch.com ~

With the recent stock market volatility, it’s difficult to know which industries will weather the storm. However, there’s one potential way to stay in the green.
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Some mining firms are switching to cannabis as the lure of commodities fades

A seven-acre greenhouse facility in Ontario run by Supreme Pharmaceuticals, formerly a copper exploration company.  Image: Reuters/Euan Rocha

Cannabinoids: The chemistry behind cannabis – Cannabis News

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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Missouri to Consider Medical Marijuana in 2017 – Cannabis News

Vermont State Senator Joe Benning acknowledged that there may not be enough support in the legislature yet for legalizing marijuana. But he thinks it might make sense to regulate that industry and perhaps even reap some economic rewards from it. Credit Charlotte Albright / VPR

Omaha partner in hemp-processing firm urges lawmakers to OK plant's farming in Nebraska – Cannabis News

Cannabis trimmers at a Denver operation. Image: WeedWorthy.com

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