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Marijuana brands can trademark almost anything, except marijuana – Cannabis News

Though cannabis is legal for recreational or medicinal use in 28 states, it remains illegal under federal law. As a result, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office will not register trademarks for marijuana retailers or for products that contain cannabis.

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Another Attempt To Up US Hemp THC Limit

Years ago, when the cosmetics retailer Sephora asked perfumer Mark Crames to create a fragrance based on the scent of cannabis, he knew he faced a formidable challenge.

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Mexico Fails To Legalize Marijuana As Drug War Chaos Grows

There is a high-end luxury marijuana market that caters to people willing to spend almost $3,000 for a joint and hundreds for luxury subscription boxes.

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FBI data shows more marijuana arrests made in 2019 than for violent crimes

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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Plans for Marijuana Dispensary in Boston's North End met with opposition

So you want to bathe in cannabis and enjoy a marijuana brownie afterward? There’s a box for that—and it probably won’t be the last.

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Cannabis use disorder has both genetic and biological underpinnings: researchers

This year is already the most important year in the history of the movement to end marijuana prohibition in the United States.

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Colorado sets record with $117M in weed sales for April – Cannabis News

Marijuana sales could surpass $1 billion in the state of Massachusetts by the year 2020 — if the state chooses to legalize weed for recreational purposes in the fall, that is.

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3rd marijuana measure meets deadline in Arkansas – Cannabis News

Marijuana sales could surpass $1 billion in the state of Massachusetts by the year 2020 — if the state chooses to legalize weed for recreational purposes in the fall, that is.

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Social Life Network, Inc. Announces Uplisting to OTCQB Exchange

Washington (AFP) - Legal marijuana is becoming more and more entrenched in the United States each year, and 2016 looks to be no exception.

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DEA Admits State-Level Marijuana Legalization Reduces Illegal Market Demand - Cannabis News

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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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North American weed firms see lockdown boost - Cannabis News

Pete Biggam, left, and Danny Keith have big plans for Cannabis Club TV, or CCTV. Image: Brad Kava via Los Angeles Times
 
Step aside, Comedy Central. Beat it, MTV. Eat your heart out, Food Channel.
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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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American Bar Association Urges Congress To Let States Set Their Own Marijuana Policies - Cannabis News

Davia Fleming, 29, center, is surrounded by media members as she becomes the first shopper at Shango Premium Cannabis, in Portland, Ore. On Oct. 1, 2015. Oregon marijuana stores have begun sales to recreational users. (AP Photo/Timothy J. Gonzalez)
Jonathan J. Cooper and Bob Seavey ~ Associated Press ~
 
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -- Oregon marijuana shops began selling marijuana Thursday for the first time to recreational users, marking a big day for the budding pot industry.
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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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Illinois: $19.7 million in marijuana sales in first 12 days - Cannabis News

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For one day, Brooklyn will have its own Great Weed Way.
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Colorado Just Became The First State In History To Collect More Taxes From Marijuana Than Alcohol

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Marijuana Use Growing Among Bay Area Women - Cannabis News

Connecticut State Capitol, Hartford Connecticut. Image: John Phelan via Wikimedia Commons

Kenneth R. Gosselin ~ Hartford Courant ~

The state wants to add as many as three medical marijuana dispensaries — especially in New Haven and Fairfield counties — and now there are 19 proposals for rolling out the expansion.
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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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You’ll soon be able to earn a degree in cannabis from a Colorado university - Cannabis News

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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