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Greece Hopes Its Economy Can Get High From Medical Weed - Cannabis News

Anthony Rivera. Image: CannaNative via Bloomberg.com
 
A possible end to the era of $20,000 of cash stuffed into bags.
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The Next "It" Ingredient in Beauty Products is Marijuana - Cannabis News

A grow room in Denver. Image: WeedWorthy.com
Elizabeth Hernandez ~ The Denver Post ~

Colorado recreational marijuana sales are close to $60 million in August 2015; medical marijuana sales climb slightly.

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How to Get High Safely During the Coronavirus Pandemic - Cannabis News

Union Cannabis represents unionized cannabis businesses in multiple states. Image: Cannabis Industry Professional Association via Statesmanjournal.com
 
At least two collective bargaining contracts between Oregon cannabis workers and the dispensaries that employ them have been signed, and more are expected to partake in collective bargaining as the industry develops.
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You can’t be fired in N.J. for failing drug test because of medical marijuana, court rules - Cannabis News

Marijuana Wellness Products, Hollywood, Portland, Oregon, 2014. Image: Another Believer via Wikimedia Commons
Nina Mehlhaf ~ KGW.com ~
 
PORTLAND, Ore. -- After just one week of recreational marijuana sales, Oregon dispensaries have raked in an estimated $11 million.
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How to Start a Cannabis Business On a Budget - Cannabis News

Phoenix business owner Ed Polish scans the cannabis on display at Green Valley Wellness on Thursday in Talent, Ore. Oregon marijuana shops began selling marijuana Thursday for the first time to recreational users. Image: Bob Pennell, The Associated Press, via SeattleTimes.com
 
Thursday marked Day 1 of recreational-marijuana sales in Oregon. The competition for customers between Portland and Vancouver, Wash., is now officially on.
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Report: Cannabis represents significant opportunity for insurers - Cannabis News

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Ted Shorack ~ BendBulletin.com ~

Medical marijuana dispensaries remained busy throughout the weekend after opening their doors for recreational sales Thursday.

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Researchers develop marijuana breathalyzer - Cannabis News

Michael Bloomberg, then Mayor of New York, speaks to the media aboard the amphibious transport dock ship Pre-Commissioning Unit (PCU) New York (LPD 21) in Nov. 2009. Image: U.S. Navy via Wikimedia Commons
 
Some CEOs characterize it as a youthful indiscretion, while others say they’ve been at it for years. Either way, it’s not career destroying.
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Growing off the grid: Marijuana businesses find ways to be eco-friendly - Cannabis News

Hashman Infused marijuana chocolate bars are hand-crafted by a classically trained artisan chocolatier. Photo: Salvador Ingram

The change in US cannabis laws has led to a growing market in food and drink laced with the drug, as Meg Carter reports.

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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?

Cannabis bud at a Denver grow facility. Image: WeedWorthy.com

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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