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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

cannabis buds at a Denver grow facility. Image: WeedWorthy.com
 
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

Chicago skyline at evening. Image: Bert Kaufmann via Wikimedia Commons
 
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?

Stock trading on the New York Curb Association market, around 1916. Image via Wikimedia Commons

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

Central Ohio’s first Marijuana drive-thru dispensary prepares to open

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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Gary Johnson: Marijuana doesn't make you stupid – Cannabis News

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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Marijuana Legalization Proceeds in Montana amid COVID-19

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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A dangerous kind of green: South Carolina police warn parents about heroin that looks almost like cannabis

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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American Pot: 5 Best Strains of 2017 - Cannabis News

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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Marijuana reforms flood state legislatures – Cannabis News

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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Legal marijuana is replacing black market weed in this state

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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NBA’s Montrezl Harrell busted with three pounds of weed

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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What’s The Correlation Between Legal Marijuana And Teen Use?

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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