Tax quirk forces Colorado to waive pot taxes for a day

Hemp Homes Could Hit New High As Growing Cannabis Gets Legal

Pam Bosch, Homeowner, Highland Hemp House, with a ball of hempcrete. Video Image via National Geographic
Wendy Koch ~ National Geographic ~
 
Times are changing for the cannabis cousins. States are legalizing marijuana, and the U.S. is easing its ban on growing hemp. Will a hemp boom follow?
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Grandma Built A Pot Shop -- Now She Wants To Sell It

The women in weed who could make legal marijuana a billion-dollar industry

The Green Rush: Finding Tech Business Opportunities Within The Cannabis Sector

Grow room at a Denver facility. Image: WeedWorthy.com
 
Technology will play a huge role in the cannabis industry’s future legitimacy.
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Advocates in Denver, Home to Legal Marijuana, Seek Public Place to Smoke

Bud & Breakfast, in Denver, is one of a handful of marijuana-friendly accommodations across Colorado.  Image: Theo Stroomer for The New York Times
 
DENVER — Whether bought from a downtown shop or cadged from a friend’s basement greenhouse, legal marijuana is easy to find in Colorado. Places to smoke it, not so much.
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Alcohol sales get higher after weed legalization contrary to industry fears

Amid the stock market volatility, turn to the stability of the marijuana market

Stock trading on the New York Curb Association market, around 1916. Image via Wikimedia Commons

Kathleen Burke ~ Marketwatch.com ~

With the recent stock market volatility, it’s difficult to know which industries will weather the storm. However, there’s one potential way to stay in the green.
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Can Chicago Have a Thriving Marijuana Startup Scene? One Expert Weighs In.

The Wild West of Marijuana Pesticides

Purdue University shows off first legal hemp fields in decades

A warning sign at a Purdue University research farm cautions visitors against taking cannabis sativa plants grown for research purposes. Image: Maureen Hayden/CNHI
Maureen Hayden, CNHI ~ News and Tribune ~
 
ROMNEY  – The high fence surrounding a Purdue University research farm here was installed to keep out pesky deer, but this summer it served a second purpose: Keeping federal drug agents at bay.
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Nurturing Start-ups in the Legal Cannabis Industry

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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Higher Learning: Colorado county mulls scholarship pot tax

Oregon wedding features marijuana bar, budtender

Edibles giant unveils hemp CBD products for pets, people

Dixie Brands, a Colorado manufacturer of marijuana-infused edibles, is expanding with non-psychoactive, CBD-infused products for people and pets that will be available throughout the U.S. Image: Denver Post file

Ricardo Baca  ~ Denver Post ~

Two new hemp-based product lines are coming from Colorado's Dixie Brands: Therabis is CBD-infused supplements for pets; Aceso has three formulas for human consumption.

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Some mining firms are switching to cannabis as the lure of commodities fades

Natural pest control business gets boost from medical cannabis industry

Sarah Stuive, biological control consultant, checks for bugs at Bedrocan Canada, a medical marijuana facility, in Toronto on Monday, August 17, 2015. Image: THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darren Calabrese
Alexandra Posadzki ~ The Canadian Press ~
 
TORONTO – When Sarah Stuive first got into the natural pest control business – which uses predatory insects, or “good bugs,” to weed out pests – she never expected to be working with cannabis plants.
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Forum: Could Legalizing Pot Grow Vermont's Localvore Economy?

Most Populous State Yet May Legalize Pot in November

Ohio state flag

An Ohio ballot measure makes some reformers squirm, but backers says its grower oligopoly is nothing to worry about.

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California marijuana farmer develops pot delivery app

Joshua Artman developed a duo of apps that connect cannabis growers with dispensaries and users. Image: JOHN BURGESS / The Press Democrat

Julie Johnson ~ The Press Democrat ~

Near the heart of the remote Round Valley in Mendocino County, a back-to-the-land father and cannabis farmer is trying to get in on the ground floor of an industry that could skyrocket if recreational use of marijuana is legalized in California next year.
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