Cannabis is on the menu in America - so who will be the Starbucks of marijuana?

Hashman Infused marijuana chocolate bars are hand-crafted by a classically trained artisan chocolatier. Photo: Salvador Ingram

The change in US cannabis laws has led to a growing market in food and drink laced with the drug, as Meg Carter reports.

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

Snoop Dogg just launched a cannabis lifestyle website

Honolulu, Hawaii. Hip Hop artist Snoop Dogg at a special concert for over 8000 military personnel and their dependents during the 2005  Bodog Salutes the Troops event.  Image: US Navy via Wikimedia Commons

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San Francisco (AFP) - Snoop Dogg is rolling his love for cannabis into a new lifestyle website intended to be an online "encyclopedia" for anything anyone would want to know about pot.
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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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Marijuana market: High risk, high reward

Taylor West, deputy director of the National Cannabis Industry Association,  spoke at Nashville NERVE conference showing the latest data on the marijuana industry on Friday, Sept. 18, 2015. (Photo: Shelley Mays/The Tennessean)
 
Marijuana is illegal in Tennessee, but when and if the law changes, the business opportunities will be vast — along with the risks.
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Snoop Dogg Loves Colorado and the Cannabis Tax Holiday

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The Doggfather himself made a public service announcement wishing everyone in Colorado a happy pot tax holiday.
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Melissa Etheridge: Middle-aged women are leading the marijuana revolution

Melissa Etheridge performs at Spirit Mountain Casino in Grand Ronde on August 24, 2010. Image: Andrew Olivo Parodi via Wikimedia Commons
 
How did rock star Melissa Etheridge become the keynote speaker for the leading cannabis business event?
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The legal marijuana industry finds itself at a crossroads, as it prepares to meet in Manhattan

Day Without Marijuana Tax Draws Mixed Reactions in Colorado

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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$100 million ganja deal in Jamaica

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Kesi Asher ~ JamaicaObserver.com ~

Canadian company to develop medicinal products from Jamaican marijuana for international market.

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Baked Salmon: Why Cannabis-Infused Gravlax Might Be the Next Big Thing in Pot Edibles

Cannabis-infused salmon. Image: Chris Crowley via Grubstreet.com

Chris Crowley ~  Grubstreet.com ~

 This THC-infused salmon is what happens when edibles meet appetizing.

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Scientists use yeast to brew marijuana ingredient THC

A package of compressed yeast, produced in Finland. Image: Hellahulla via Wikimedia Commons
 
Why grow marijuana when you can brew it?
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Gas & Grass: Could buying weed at the gas station be the next big thing in Colorado?

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Eric Lupher ~ TheDenverChannel.com ~
 
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - The next big marijuana trend may have just hit the ground running in Colorado Springs. Soon, people there will be able to get gas and buy weed.
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Drive-through pot shops in Detroit worry Mayor Duggan, others

420 Dank, a medical dispensary in Detroit, is seen on Friday, September 11, 2015. Image: Salwan Georges via Detroit Free Press

Matt Helms ~ Detroit Free Press ~

With some medical-marijuana stores in Detroit now offering drive-through purchasing, the city's marketplace for medical pot has spiraled out of control and needs to be regulated, Mayor Mike Duggan said.
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California is Finally Ready to Rein in Medical Pot

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Nisa Donnelly ~ WeedWorthy ~
 
SACRAMENTO, CA -- In a late-night move and after a more than 20-year wait, California’s legislature is finally poised to regulate the state’s multi-billion-dollar medical marijuana industry.
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Pot is tax-free in Colorado on Wednesday

Maine tribe nears deal to develop marijuana cultivation facility

Billy Nicholas, chief of the Passamaquoddy Tribe at Indian Township. 2007 Associated Press file photo via Portland Press Herald
Whit Richardson ~ Portland Press Herald ~
 
A Passamaquoddy leader says a letter of intent with a Colorado consultant is about hemp production, but that could change, and legal gray areas abound.
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