High art: Mass. business offers 'paint and puff' parties following marijuana legalization – Cannabis News

Bob Ross, meet Bob Marley. A new Western Mass. business, Blank Cannabis Productions, has begun offering "paint and puff" parties for customers, following the statewide legalization of recreational marijuana in December.

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Willie Nelson products kick off 'mature' marijuana market in Las Vegas – Cannabis News

LAS VEGAS (KSNV News3LV) — Country music legend and marijuana advocate Willie Nelson launched a new line of marijuana products in Las Vegas this week.

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Canada: Future looks bright for Alberta’s commercial cannabis producers – Cannabis News

The business of pot started in this country with medical marijuana, and demand for it is taking off.

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The Pot Lover's Gift Guide – Cannabis News

From app-connected portable vaporizers to gigantic, gorgeous grinders, what to get the smokers on your holiday list.

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Marijuana entrepreneurs at Las Vegas conference celebrate ballot results, say business is flourishing – Cannabis News

Legalized recreational marijuana in an increasing number of states will reduce unnecessary arrests for people in possession the plant, exhibitors and speakers at this week’s Marijuana Business Conference and Expo said.

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Meet Veteran and Cannabis Entrepreneur Tanganyika Daniel – Cannabis News

How a military vet turned her skills set into a cannabis-infused skincare business.

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Adapting existing products to the legal marijuana industry

Bruce Kennedy ~ WeedWorthy ~

The producers of an odor-elimination product are looking towards the cannabis sector as a lucrative expansion opportunity.

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Mexico opens tough marijuana debate

A man smokes marijuana during a rally in front of the Supreme Court of Justice in Mexico City on November 4, 2015. AFP Photo: Alfredo Estrella

Mexico City (AFP) - The Mexican government's resistance to legalizing marijuana has taken a hit following a landmark Supreme Court ruling that could pave the way to lifting the nation's ban on pot.

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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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Tax quirk forces Colorado to waive pot taxes for a day

Nurturing Start-ups in the Legal Cannabis Industry

Attendees at the kick-off of CanopyBoulder's fall boot camp. Image: WeedWorthy.com
Bruce Kennedy ~ WeedWorthy ~
 
Firms like CanopyBoulder are helping new, marijuana-related firms to not only survive the crucial first years in business, but to hopefully thrive as they grow and evolve.
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Edibles giant unveils hemp CBD products for pets, people

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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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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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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Cannabis Grow System Aims to Turn Home Grows Into A Smartphone Accessory

Jonathan Ofir poses with a prototype of his Leaf system.  (International Business Times/Joel Warner)
 
An entrepreneur says his sleek, fully automated “plug ’n’ plant” hydroponic system, controlled via users’ smartphones, will bring cannabis growing out of the closet, or basement.
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Weed business wheeling-and-dealing at the ArcView Investor Forum

Image of ArcView Group Investor Forum in Denver, June 2015/Photo: Bruce Kennedy, WeedWorthy
Bruce Kennedy ~ Weedworthy ~
 
Cannabis businesses and investors gather in Denver for two days of meetings and financial match-making.
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The Marijuana Market: Everybody Wants A Piece

Wanna Grab a Marijuana Tea After Work?

Image of a cup of Jane's Brew tea
 
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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