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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What’s That Smell? It’s ‘Cannabis Flower’ Perfume, Dahling – Cannabis News

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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The New Luxury Marijuana Marketplace Targets Big Spenders – Cannabis News

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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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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Kush Cake Pops and Cannabis Bath Bombs: This Is the Luxe Marijuana Subscription You’ve Been Dreaming of – Cannabis News

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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The Biggest Legislative Marijuana Policy Reforms of 2016 – Cannabis News

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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Large law office pivots towards the legal cannabis industry – Cannabis News

Bruce Kennedy ~ WeedWorthy ~

A Florida-based firm is opening three new offices in cities where cannabis is an emerging industry, and it has plans to open more.

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Marijuana Legalization in Massachusetts Could Rake in a Whopping $1 Billion in 4 Years – Marijuana 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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Marijuana Legalization in Massachusetts Could Rake in a Whopping $1 Billion in 4 Years – Marijuana 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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US legalized pot industry poised for major expansion – Marijuana News

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

Image via CultivatingSpirits.com

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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Cannabis Club TV: Perfect buds of useful pot-themed programming

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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Oregon marijuana shops begin sales to recreational users

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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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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Cannabis film festival comes to Brooklyn, N.Y.

Colorado's marijuana tax revenues nearly double 2014 figures

Connecticut Gets 19 Proposals For Medical Marijuana Dispensary Expansion

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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Colorado Just Became The First State In History To Collect More Taxes From Marijuana Than Alcohol

Early shoppers line up for tax-free weed in Colorado

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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