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A Primer on Mixing Caffeine and Marijuana – Marijuana News

The legalization of marijuana has brought a bumper crop of weed-laced foodstuffs, from cookies and candies to sodas—and now, coffee.

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Your Favorite Musicians Are Getting Into The Marijuana Business – Marijuana News

Rihanna sings during The Concert for Valor in Washington, D.C. in 2014. DoD News photo by EJ Hersom via Wikimedia Commons

Marijuana has only just recently become legal in parts of the US, but that’s not stopping some of the biggest names in music from getting into the business.

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Cannabis Coffee Makers are Hoping to Become Bulletproof 2.0 - Marijuana News

Turkish coffee. Image: Vouliagmeni via Wikimedia Commons

A new wave of legal-weed entrepreneurs wants to put the dope in your doppio. And the potential profits from a mashup of coffee and caffeine are, well, high.

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Legal experts urge caution as tribes enter pot business – Marijuana News

Consultant Jonathan Hunt checks seedlings growing in the marijuana growing facility on the Flandreau Santee Sioux Reservation in September. AP Photo: Jay Pickthorn

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) -- Tribes across the U.S. are finding marijuana is risky business nearly a year after a Justice Department policy indicated they could grow and sell pot under the same guidelines as states.

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Pot patents: intellectual property becomes a priority – Marijuana News

Tim Blake, founder of the Emerald Cup cannabis competition, smells a sample of his Berry White strain of marijuana in a drying room at his farm. Image: Ramin Rahimian, Special to the Chronicle

While a Silicon Valley company can legally protect its most valuable technology with federal patents, cannabis companies cannot secure their core products as long as the federal government continues to classify marijuana as an illegal drug on par with heroin — one with “no accepted medical use.”

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Jamaican govt. urged to secure share of the international ganja market – Marijuana News

Jamaican Flag. Image: Kyle James via Wikimedia Commons

NEGRIL, Westmoreland -- President of the Westmoreland Hemp and Ganja Farmers Association Ras Iyah is urging the Government to "align" with other countries to secure a slice of the international marijuana market.

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Mile-high city just got higher: Denver’s first cannabis-friendly B&B – Marijuana News

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When Colorado legalised cannabis possession in 2014, the anticipated ‘Green Rush’ of dope tourists didn’t quite happen. But the first stoners’ B&B in Denver is now leading the way.

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The Ohio marijuana vote that could make Nick Lachey a weed kingpin. Yes, that Nick Lachey

Nick Lachey and Jessica Simpson at the Headquarters of US Marine Corps, 2005. Image: Craig Sjodin via Wikimedia Commons

Jessica Contrera ~ Washington Post ~

If Ohio votes yes on marijuana legalization on Tuesday, the Cincinnati native and long-ago leading man of “Newlyweds: Nick and Jessica” will automatically become one of the top weed kingpins in the Buckeye State.

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Pot Legalization Effort in US Heartland Takes Many Paths

Michael McGovern, a representative from ResponsibleOhio, a pro-marijuana legalization group, wears a sticker during a promotional tour stop at Miami University, Friday, Oct. 23, 2015, in Oxford, Ohio. AP Photo/John Minchillo
Julie Carr Smyth ~ Associated Press ~
 
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- So a few states out West and a couple cities on the East Coast have voted to legalize marijuana. Does that mean legal pot can fly in the heartland?
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Legalizing cannabis in the UK 'would raise hundreds of millions'

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Exclusive: Private analysis for the British Treasury concludes that regulation could also produce huge savings for the justice system.
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Where to Stash Cannabis Cash? Tribal Nations Make Bid to Bank It

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Wine & Weed: Pot tourism goes upscale in the Colorado Rockies

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While cannabis curiosity is still at odds with social stigmas, tours with Cultivating Spirits or a stay at 420-friendly Breck Haus are enlightening options to explore.

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Marijuana companies struggle to find a place to put their green

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Kathleen Burke ~ MarketWatch.com ~

Federal regulations force businesses into cash-only operations.
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All of these CEOs have admitted to smoking marijuana

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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Can small businesses really cash in on the legal pot boom?

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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Willie Nelson and his 'Willie's Reserve' marijuana brand has scored private equity dollars

Willie Nelson performing at the Wellmont Theatre in Montclair, New Jersey, May 2012. Image: joshbg2k via Wikimedia Commons

The legal marijuana industry finds itself at a crossroads, as it prepares to meet in Manhattan

New York City night scene. Image: Paulo Barcellos Jr. via Wikimedia Commons
Bruce Kennedy ~ WeedWorthy ~
 

Alcohol sales get higher after weed legalization contrary to industry fears

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

Amid the stock market volatility, turn to the stability of the marijuana market

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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