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Alaska Next to Vote on Re-Legalization

In November the next state voting on re-legalization is going to be Alaska.   Since Colorado began selling legalized recreational marijuana January 1, 2014, and Washington followed on July 8, 2014, the rest of the country has been wondering which state will be next, and while Oregon has been on the tips of most people’s […]

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Washington Sets Rules for Edibles

Colorado’s re-legalization was marred by edible-related problems.  Washington is attempting to avoid those slips with their own set of rules about cannabis infused edible products.   Retail marijuana shops in Washington State can sell cannabis cookies, brownies and other baked goods, but hard candies, lollipops or gummy edibles are off limits. The state’s Liquor Control […]

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Event: Hitman Glass’ Chalice California Festival [Photos + Video Recap]

Event: Hitman Glass’ Chalice California Festival [Photos + Video Recap]

The first annual Hitman Glass Chalice California Festival commenced July 12-13, 2014 in San Bernardino, CA and everything a cannabis lover could want was there.

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Confidence in Canada

It takes a degree of nerve to be on the front lines of any aspect of the cannabis industry these days.  But isn’t it nice to be able to work in the sunshine?  Here’s an example of Canadian confidence.   A prospective medical marijuana company in Canada has purchased a 300,000-square-foot facility for roughly $13 […]

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In Washington MMJ & Rec Exist in Different Worlds

In now legal Washington state the medical and recreational aspects of cannabis exist in different worlds.  How long can this last?   In the short term, at least, medical cannabis companies could benefit from the lack of regulations. Recreational business owners must pay licensing fees, meet zoning requirements and adhere to a slew of rules […]

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HMJ Classics: Hemp & Henry Ford

[Originally part of a series called "4 Fascinating Facts About Hemp"]   Love him or hate him — major player in world-wide industrialization, latter-day robber baron, Nazi sympathizer, rich as hell — Henry Ford understood the potential and the value of the industrial applications of the cannabis — hemp — plant. Back in the 1930′s […]

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Casinos & Cannabis Won’t Mix in Nevada

Here’s a story that surprised me — the Nevada Gaming Board won’t let cannabis into their house.  Here’s the story:   The Nevada Gaming Control Board ruled this week that a Las Vegas restaurant needs to find a new slot machine operator because the company it planned to use has family ties to the cannabis […]

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Funding Re-Legalization Efforts in Florida

A by-product of re-legalization is new business.  New business means new profits.  Some of those new profits from new businesses are helping liberate the next state to come to the plate.  Behold:   Florida’s campaign to legalize medical marijuana is receiving some solid financial support from the cannabis industry. The People United for Medical Marijuana […]

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MMJ Delivery Services Booming in Southern Cali

In response to Proposition D in California, dispensaries close and delivery services take up the slack.  Here’s more:   Medical marijuana delivery services are popping up at a rapid clip in Southern California as entrepreneurs look to skirt dispensary bans and lower overhead. In Los Angeles, for instance, some dispensaries that are now considered illegal […]

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Illinois a Step Closer to MMJ

Slow and steady will eventually win this race.   An Illinois legislative committee approved rules Tuesday for the state’s medical cannabis program, which means would-be growers and retailers can soon apply for permits and get the new industry started. A state law enacted last year authorized a four-year pilot project that will expire in 2017, […]

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