UGA researcher's maps show where pot's expensive and where it's not

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A University of Georgia graduate student used crowdsourcing to take a look at marijuana prices across the country.
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Cannabis-based smoothies coming to metro Dallas, Texas

Brad Ervin (left) and Melete Finch, co-owners of Hippie Butter, and Steve Rash, chief executive of North American Cannabis Holdings. Image:  Ben Torres/Special Contributor
Kristen TaketaDallas Morning News ~

FRISCO — Ah, the energizing power of a smoothie packed with blueberries, bananas, yogurt and ... cannabis?

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Pot Risk vs. Profit: Bankers Cautious of Marijuana Dispensaries

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Clarissa Cooper and Michael Bodley ~ Carnegie-Knight News21 initiative via ~
DENVER — Every month, Jamie Perino hires a security detail to come to her three recreational marijuana dispensaries. They stop by, collect thousands of dollars in cash and head out to deliver the money to the state, county and city.
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Get ready for a night at home, playing Pipes & Lighters

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Bruce Kennedy ~ WeedWorthy ~
A Silicon Valley veteran wants to become the next Milton Bradley with his cannabis trivia board game.
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Most Indian Tribes Wary of Legalized Marijuana

Fledgling Marijuana Industry Pressing Through Labor Pains

MS patients may someday find relief in marijuana chewing gum

AXIM already has a cannabinoid chewing gum product, known as CanChew, on the market. Image AXIM via

Kathleen Burke ~ ~

Marijuana-infused gum enters clinical trials.

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The Silicon Valley of marijuana

Avondale Bridge, Pueblo County, Colorado. Image: Thad Roan via Wikimedia Commons.

Joel Warner ~ High Country News ~

Local officials want Pueblo County, Colorado, to be the best place to grow, but not everyone’s high on the idea.

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Seattle Pot Stores Owners Hang On As Weed Prices Fall

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Meghan Walker ~ ~
It's been a year since the first retail pot shops opened in Washington, and the cost of weed has dropped significantly. But that’s not stopping eager pot entrepreneurs hoping to get in on the budding industry.
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Colorado pot sales spike in June, top $50M for first time

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Colorado pot taxes: Over the first six months of 2015, the state has pulled in a total of $60.7 million in marijuana taxes, fees.

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The Next 11 States to Legalize Marijuana

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24/7 Wall St. reviewed the 11 states where by law residents in possession of small amounts of the drug are not punishable by jail time, and medical marijuana use is permitted.
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For D.C. pot enterprises, business is booming

People share marijuana seeds at the swap event at Libertine, in Adams Morgan. (WTOP/Michelle Basch)
WASHINGTON — Pot-related businesses in the District are starting to meet expectations, growing steadily since last February when marijuana became legal for private and personal use.
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Rural Maryland sees jobs, not vice, in medical marijuana

Texas cannabis capitalists are ready to seed the soil

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John Austin ~ CNHI State Reporter via Cleburne Times-Review ~
AUSTIN — Texans with epilepsy may not be buying legal cannabis oil here until 2017, but home-grown entrepreneurs are already lining up for a cut of the mainstream marijuana business.
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This man is determined to make his brand of legal weed as recognizable as TV dinners

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A marijuana dispenser in Colorado is modeling his career after an unlikely business hero: TV dinner tycoon Clarence Birdseye, who practically invented the frozen food industry thanks to his dual interests in food preservation and inventing new technology.
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KC Fed finds itself at the center of marijuana debate

The Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City is the target of a lawsuit filed by a credit union seeking to serve the marijuana industry. Image: Dave Kaup/KCBJ
The Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City finds itself in the middle of a heated debate about the legalization of marijuana, as the target of a lawsuit filed by a credit union seeking to serve the industry.
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Some Ohio employers bracing if pot is legalized

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Cincinnati area businesses are already pondering what they should do if Ohio votes this fall to legalize marijuana, including use of medicinal pot on the job.
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Blossoming Denver-based marijuana credit union denied by Feds; suit filed

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Kieran Nicholson ~ Denver Post ~
A Denver-based credit union aiming to become the first of its kind — one created to serve the Colorado marijuana industry — has suffered a setback.
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New York's Medical Marijuana Licenses Expected to Be Awarded by Friday

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The New York Department of Health is expected to announce either Thursday or Friday which five companies it has selected to award licenses to grow medical marijuana under the Compassionate Care Act.
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In rise of U.S. vape shops, owners eye new marijuana market

A woman looking for work in the cannabis industry fills out a form in front at the CannaSearch job fair in downtown Denver. File photo from March 13, 2014. Reuters/Rick Wilking/Files
Shop owners seek to capitalize not only on the vaping trend, but on the more widespread, and legal, use of medical marijuana.
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