Sep 222014
 September 22, 2014
Medical Marijuana Sales To Begin In Connecticut

Medical marijuana patients have been waiting a long time in Connecticut to get safe access to medicine. It appears that the wait is over. Late last week it was announced that the first crop of legal medical marijuana is ready for distribution. Per CT Now: Sales of medical marijuana in Connecticut are expected to begin next week as the first grower prepares to make shipments to dispensaries around the state, nearly two years after the state legalized the use of marijuana to relieve symptoms of some chronic illnesses. “We are [...]

Sep 212014
 September 21, 2014
Nevada Could Eventually Have The Largest Medical Cannabis Industry In America

Nevada is going to launch it’s medical cannabis industry in just a few months. Nevada has had a medical cannabis program for a long time, but dispensaries weren’t approved until recently. One major detail of the recently passed legislation that legalized medical cannabis dispensaries is that Nevada will allow out of state patients to purchase medical cannabis at licensed dispensaries. Nevada of course is a top tourist destination, so this could turn into a very, very lucrative industry. Per Marijuana Business Daily: It’s called “reciprocity,” and only a few other [...]

Sep 212014
 September 21, 2014
Peyton Manning Suggests Cannabis Industry Helps His Pizza Restaurants

The growing cannabis industry in Colorado is a success by every measure. Tax revenues continue to climb. Much needed jobs are being created in the industry every month. Crime is down. Traffic fatalities are down. Teen use is down. Local economies are benefiting too. Hotels benefit from the added tourism. Local stores are benefiting from the income that is received and spent from workers in the growing cannabis industry. It sounds like even NFL quarterback Peyton Manning’s Colorado pizza restaurants are benefiting. In a recent interview, Peyton Manning stated the [...]

Sep 212014
 September 21, 2014
Warren Buffett Exploring The Cannabis Industry Is A Sign Of The Times

Warren Buffett is one of the smartest investors in American history. I have always thought that if Warren Buffett was sniffing out the cannabis industry, that would be one of the biggest indicators that the cannabis industry has arrived. It appears that scenario is occurring right now, which is a very exciting thing for the industry as a whole. Per Bloomberg: Cubic Designs Inc., a unit of Berkshire’s MiTek business that makes platforms for maximizing usable floor space in warehouses, sent about 1,000 fliers to weed dispensaries in recent weeks, [...]

Sep 212014
 September 21, 2014
Recreational Cannabis Store Licenses In Jeopardy In Washington State

Legal cannabis sales have been occurring in Washington State since early July. Implementation of a legal cannabis licensing system took seven months longer to roll out in Washington compared to Colorado. As of the writing of this article, there is still just one legal recreational cannabis store in Seattle. It appears that some licenses in Washington could be in jeopardy, further delaying outlets from opening. Per King 5: Washington state is warning dozens of people who applied to run legal marijuana shops that their chance of getting a license is [...]

Sep 212014
 September 21, 2014
Banking Still An Issue For Growing Colorado Cannabis Industry

Banking has always been an issue for the cannabis industry, well before Colorado and Washington legalized recreational cannabis in 2012. Earlier this year there appeared to be a banking solution on the horizon in Colorado. Efforts seemed promising that Colorado would be creating a first of it’s kind banking system specially for the cannabis industry. However, those efforts still haven’t got off the ground in Colorado. There have been a lot of conversations, meetings, and ideas thrown around, but a banking solution for the cannabis industry in Colorado has remained [...]

Sep 212014
 September 21, 2014
Company Site Selectors Should Not Let Cannabis Fears Influence Decisions

Big companies use national site selectors when determining where to locate offices, factories, etc. These companies don’t simply select a location at random. They perform a significant amount of due diligence and have an expert lead the project. There was recently a meeting in Denver for these types of professionals – the 2014 Metro Denver Site Selection Conference. Naturally, the topic of cannabis came up quite a bit during the event. A very popular question was whether or not Colorado’s growing cannabis industry helps or hurts the chances of companies [...]

Sep 212014
 September 21, 2014
Illinois Governor Candidate Wants To Auction Off Cannabis Business Licenses

Getting a cannabis business license is no easy task. For starters, your state has to allow cannabis licenses in the first place, which is obviously not always the case. You also have to be able to afford the cost of the cannabis license, which is not always refundable if your application is denied. And of course there is still the application itself, which can be confusing, and usually require the assistance of an attorney. There is also license quantity limitations to consider. For instance, Illinois is in the process of [...]

Sep 212014
 September 21, 2014
Lawsuit Filed Over Florida Medical Cannabis License Lottery

I have never been a fan of cannabis industry license lotteries. I get that there needs to be a fair way to allocate a limited number of licenses in a medical cannabis program, but having a lottery is not one of them. People should be approved because they are the best applicant, and there shouldn’t even be license limits. Let the free market decide. Florida passed a CBD-only measure earlier this year, and the Florida Department of Health was tasked with licensing producers for the program. The Department of Health [...]

Should I Roll A Spliff Or A Jay?

 Posted by at 10:48 AM on September 21, 2014  Guest Post
Sep 212014
 September 21, 2014
Should I Roll A Spliff Or A Jay?

By John Knetemann How many times have you heard that statement? Probably way too many to count! Jesus, I can hardly imagine the amount of times I have heard this. However, it is an important question to ask before rolling. I like to think of this as the “controversy” in pot culture. This is the big divide. There are those that like spliffs and those that do not like spliffs. I will make the assumption that most people that like spliffs also like having a straight-up joint. I don’t think [...]