$14,000 Daily From 2nd Rec Shop in Washington
Oct22

$14,000 Daily From 2nd Rec Shop in Washington

New numbers from Washington state. This is what leads other revenue strapped states to embrace the future.   The Emerald City’s [Seattle] second recreational marijuana shop is rolling in the green. Uncle Ike’s, which opened on Sept. 30, averaged $13,736 in sales per day in its first week of operation. That equates to about $3,500 in excise tax revenue for the state each day [editor's emphasis]. If the pace holds up, the store...

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CannaJobs:  Looking for Work?
Oct21

CannaJobs: Looking for Work?

Cannabis is a real job creator.  Here's what's hiring right now.   According to 420careers.com, the 10 most popular marijuana jobs in the United States: 1. Budtenders (marijuana “pharmacists”) – assist dispensary customers with marijuana inquiries. 2. Marijuana Cultivators (growers) – cultivate marijuana for dispensaries. 3. Edibles Chefs – create marijuana-infused foods such as cookies, brownies, teas, sodas, and sauces. 4....

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In Colorado Both MMJ & Rec Numbers Up
Oct21

In Colorado Both MMJ & Rec Numbers Up

The trajectory is "up."   Marijuana sales in Colorado are hitting new highs. Both recreational and medical cannabis revenues jumped 11% in August, according to the latest numbers released by the state. Cannabis consumers spent over $33 million on recreational marijuana and $32.2 million on medical cannabis during the month. That’s up from $29.7 million and $28.9 million, respectively, in July – which also ranks as the first month...

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Cannabis & Colorado’s Governor’s Race
Oct20

Cannabis & Colorado’s Governor’s Race

If you enjoy the sharp elbows of politics you'll like the Governor's race in Colorado.  Here's a taste.   Michael Elliott, executive director of the Marijuana Industry Group, said the governor’s follow-up statement [after calling legalization "reckless"] did help smooth things out with many stakeholders. “We’ve seen a governor who’s trying to do what’s right, and trying to make this work,” Elliott said. “He’s got a lot to brag...

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HMJ Classics:  Heroes of Hemp — Steve Hager
Oct19

HMJ Classics: Heroes of Hemp — Steve Hager

[originally an installment in a series titled "Heroes of Hemp"]   If your enjoyment of High Times magazine goes back to the day, you have been influenced by the vision of our next Hero of Hemp, Steven Hager. He has a long list of accomplishments in the world of cannabis. You and I enjoy the Cannabis Cup thanks to the imagination and courage of Steven Hager. A true Hero of Hemp, yes? Steven Hager attended the original Woodstock...

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Exploding Sodas in Washington
Oct16

Exploding Sodas in Washington

More growing pains.   Three separate marijuana retailers in Washington State reported that carbonated cannabis-infused sodas in glass bottles have exploded at random in their stores, littering the shops with glass and sticky, THC-infused residue. Zach Henifin, the manager of Top Shelf Cannabis in Bellingham, told a Washington TV station that “It sounded like a shotgun going off.” The infused pomegranate-flavored sodas, produced...

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