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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

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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

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Wanna Grab a Marijuana Tea After Work?

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As pot laws liberalize, cannabis capitalists eye opportunities for business—and to upend stereotypes. But can white-collar workers handle it, man?
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We went to San Francisco's first pot 'baked sale' and we're convinced that edibles are the next multimillion-dollar industry

Scene at the Bay Area Get Baked Sale - Melia Robinson/Business Insider

Here's Why Marijuana Prices Appear to be Dropping in Colorado

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Ohio businesses capitalize on legal marijuana industry

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JOHNSTOWN, Ohio -- Andy Joseph didn't seek the marijuana industry -- it found him.
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Colorado hemp grows from novelty to industry with potential

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The hype over hemp that erupted last year during Colorado's first sensational flirtations with the marijuana look-alike is now starting to live up to expectations. 
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From 'cash teams' to security, marijuana business gets serious

Image of Andrew DeAngelo of Harborside Health Center holding $9,000 worth of medicinal marijuana
 
Inside a cannabis shop's emerging business model
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Marijuana Industry Struggles Against Tough Politics

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Colorado’s effort to tax marijuana as a means to help the state budget never materialized, at least financially, slowing expansion of industries supported by the drug. As attempts to approve marijuana’s use in other states and cities falters, these industries face unexpected road blocks.
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