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Colorado: Automating Cannabis Purchases

Once the threshold of selling cannabis legally was crossed new ways of doing it are inevitable.   Marijuana entrepreneurs unveiled a high-tech marijuana vending machine in Eagle County [CO] Friday night. The machine isn’t in use yet, but it went on display at Montana’s Smokehouse barbecue in Avon. Stephen Shearin’s company, American Green, delivered the […]

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Colorado: Lots More Tax $$$ Than Expected

Follow the tax money to ultimate re-legalization. America loves money.   Colorado, the first state to tax legalized recreational marijuana sales, expects to bring in an estimated $98 million in revenue this year, exceeding the state’s original expectations by 40 percent. The state began levying sales and excise taxes on recreational marijuana on January 1, […]

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Alcohol Prohibition Becomes Cannabis Prohibition

Here’s a well written piece looking at the period when alcohol prohibition came to an end and cannabis prohibition cranked up.   Which brings us to the switch from alcohol prohibition to marijuana prohibition. Our wealthy gentlemen mentioned earlier, Mssrs. Mellon and Du Pont, were instrumental in marijuana prohibition. Andrew Mellon appointed his future son-in-law […]

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This Just In . . . Cannabis Kills Again?

The weekend is just a few hours away, and a couple of big stories are breaking.  Here’s a preview of both, which we will pick up next week if by some chance I remember to do so.  First, in New York City WeedMaps is setting up shop.   This is part of an email I […]

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Re-Legalized Cannabis Business News

There was a time cannabis stories appeared only in the “Police Blotter” section of the newspaper.  Today cannabis stories are regularly in the “Business” section of the news, regardless of medium.  Are you currently investing in cannabis’ bright future, or just in the cannabis itself?   Creative Edge Nutrition (FITX), company that makes of work-out […]

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Cannabis Enters the Mainstream

Here’s more evidence that cannabis has arrived.   At least three influential [Colorado] officials at the state agency that regulates marijuana businesses have found work doing cannabis industry consulting after leaving the division, the latest sign of the industry’s growing allure in Colorado. All three officials say they adhered to strict — but not always […]

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A Courier’s Life — Weed Delivery by Bike

Ever wonder what the life of a courier doing weed-delivery-by-bicycle would be like?  Read on:   “We want our company to represent a certain lifestyle,” Abe urges me to understand. “That you can be a successful, active, social person, that you can affect people positively and that you can still smoke weed.” . . . […]

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Company Profile: Transformer Tubes

The HMJ team got together with the team Transformer Tubes to let you know firsthand a little about their products. We already let you know some ways that you can customize them, showed you how strong they are, and reviewed these bad boys for you guys. These pipes are legit and have quickly become an HMJ favorite.

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A Prison Story to Get You Pissed

This is the sad story of a man named Robert Duncan.   By all accounts, the business was operating in compliance with state law. The dispensary had interacted with state police when reporting robberies to the facility without consequence. Owner Matthew Davies showed a New York Times reporter a “sheaf” of legal documents demonstrating he […]

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What Do Strain Names Really Mean?

As our culture goes mainstream we have a lot of growing up to do.  Here’s an interesting article on the relative meaninglessness of strain names.  Enjoy.   Modern supply chains in the licit economy use standards – discrete units of congruency – to fastidiously track every widget and to ensure that every actor, from producer […]

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