High Times magazine sells to Bob Marley’s son, others - Cannabis News

The youngest son of reggae star Bob Marley as well as wealthy legal pot sellers from Colorado have taken control of High Times magazine, the storied counterculture media brand known around the world.

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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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What the legal pot industry wants now: advertisers – Marijuana News

If other products can be rebranded, why not marijuana? After all, it's an industry that's expected to reach $44 billion in sales by 2020.

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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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Maximizing cannabis: Scientists shift from the lab to the legal marijuana industry

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A new company, founded by a group of microbiologists, underscores some of the new ideas and products coming out of the legal cannabis sector.

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Prison town goes to pot: Desert city Adelanto hopes cultivating marijuana will save it – Marijuana News

Adelanto, known 80 years ago for its fruit trees, is tying its star to another agricultural boom. In November, it became the second city in Southern California to permit commercial cultivation of medical marijuana.

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From comedy to cannabis: Roseanne Barr invests in Santa Ana pot shop – Marijuana News

SANTA ANA – First, comedian Roseanne Barr blazed trails with her sitcom; more recently she joined the growing reality TV world as she farmed macadamia nuts in Hawaii.

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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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Former NBA All-Star, Oregon weed farmer Cliff Robinson talks marijuana's potential – Marijuana News

An upcoming marijuana business conference will, to NBA fans, feature a very familiar face.

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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’s Crusade to Stop Big Pot

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He’s been a vocal advocate of marijuana legalization for more than half a century, but the musician/songwriter/activist has watched the last few years unfold with a combination of joy and dread.
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Canada captures U.S. cannabis investment

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Friendlier laws on medical marijuana use in Canada are already drawing American investment north of the border, and the trend is likely to further ignite if the federal Liberals make good on their promise to allow recreational use of the drug.
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Willie Nelson and his 'Willie's Reserve' marijuana brand has scored private equity dollars

We went to San Francisco's first pot 'baked sale' and we're convinced that edibles are the next multimillion-dollar industry

How Washington Could Become Even More Marijuana-Friendly

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As a resident of Washington state, I've witnessed some big changes over the past decade -- but perhaps none bigger than the legalization of marijuana on a recreation basis.
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