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Cannabis Entrepreneur Wanda James Talks Finding Your Place in the Industry – Marijuana News

There are ways to get in the marijuana industry and James is here to help you find them.

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Why Richard Branson spent extra time in Colorado – Marijuana News

Branson’s firsthand exposure to cannabis-funded drug abuse treatment in Colorado is significant, state officials and marijuana industry representatives agree.

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Israel gives rise to the ganjapreneur, drawing new opportunities for green investment – Marijuana News

The Startup Nation’s Tel Aviv hub opened its doors on Monday to Israel’s first ever international conference on innovation in the medical cannabis industry.

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2015 Was the Year Venture Capitalists Discovered Marijuana – Marijuana News

Legal pot startups brought in more than $200 million from investors last year, more than twice what they had in 2014.

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Tech start-ups hope for marijuana sales growth – Marijuana News

The start-up world can expect to see a different kind of green in the next few years if the marijuana business grows as rapidly as some expect.

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Legal Marijuana Sales Could Hit $6.7 Billion In 2016 – Marijuana News

It’s time to take America’s legal marijuana market seriously. As voters in more states embrace legalized marijuana sales, the burgeoning cannabis industry has gone from a curiosity to a bona fide booming market.

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Pot States Take Fresh Look at Out-of-State Investment – Marijuana News

DENVER (AP) -- States that have legalized pot are taking a fresh look at making it easier for out-of-state investors to get in the weed business, saying the industry's ongoing difficulty in banking means they need new options to finance expansion.

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Wall Street investors see budding opportunity in U.S. cannabis – Marijuana News

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Wall Street investors are deciding it's time to just say yes to marijuana as legalization of cannabis in more U.S. states has them smelling money-making opportunities.

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Philly420: Merrill Lynch is bullish on marijuana – Marijuana News

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The investment arm of Bank of America, Merrill Lynch, sent out a 45 page equity report last week focused on prospects related to marijuana. Carefully researched, it was an interesting peek at how heavy hitters on Wall Street are starting to view the expanding industry.

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Why the Biotech Market is Looking to Cannabis for the Future – Marijuana News

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It’s possible that there has been no greater contributor to the cultural shift currently occurring around cannabis use in North America than the growing understanding of its medical applications.

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

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The End Of The War On Drugs And The Emergence Of The Venture-Backed Cannabis Industry

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The End of Cannabis Prohibition
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