Nov 072015
 November 7, 2015
Anthony Wile, Motley Fool Caution Early Cannabis Investors

Lately it seems that everything is falling into place for the cannabis industry and early investors. Canada is on its way to legalizing marijuana and Australia and Britain may soon be considering legalization as well, certainly when it comes to medicinal cannabis. The potential profits seem sweet. But this may or may not be the case. Recently, some articles have raised concerns that the industry is simply not mature enough for most investors to take the plunge right now, even after considerable due diligence. The Motley Fool posted an article in early October that clearly presented some of the negatives

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Sep 032015
 September 3, 2015
Legal Marijuana Could Be The First Billion-Dollar Industry Led By Women

Below is an article that first appeared on StuffStonersLike.Com yesterday and is republished here with special permission: More women are cultivating cannabis careers than ever before. As a matter of fact the emerging commercial cannabis industry isn’t just hurriedly accumulating women as it blossoms—it could actually be led by women. Newsweek recently ran a cover story about the trend. Women are moving into the pot business so quickly that they could make it the first billion-dollar industry that isn’t dominated by men, the mag predicts. It is a female plant after all, laughs Leah Maurer an accomplished pot activist. Maurer

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Educate, Conversate, And Wake And Bake

 Posted by at 1:02 PM on July 15, 2015  Guest Post
Jul 152015
 July 15, 2015
Educate, Conversate, And Wake And Bake

From our friends at Lifted: Last Lifted Blog, we spoke of our booming cannabis industry in Oregon. From dispensaries to producing concentrates, even farming, is a lucrative business in cannabis. As producers, we here at Lifted pride ourselves in not only making hand-crafted artisan candies, but also being educated and articulate in our field. Education is key. Understanding is vital. The cannabis industry demands extreme dedication. Whether your goal is cutting edge concentrates or unheard of genetics, to keep your thumb on the pulse of the industry you must persevere the constant chaos. As change is the only constant in

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Jul 132015
 July 13, 2015
Obama Commutes Sentences For 14 People Serving Life In Prison For Drug Offenses

Today, President Barack Obama commuted the sentences of 46 people incarcerated in federal prison. This follows the commutation of eight people incarcerated in federal prison for drug offenses in December of 2014, and 22 in March 2015. Fourteen of the people who received commutations today were serving life in prison for nonviolent drug offenses. In taking this step, the President has now issued nearly 90 commutations, the vast majority of them to non-violent offenders sentenced for drug law violations under draconian sentencing laws. President Obama has been under significant public pressure from advocacy groups and family members of people incarcerated

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Jun 132015
 June 13, 2015
A Military Veteran Explains Why Veterans Deserve Access To Medical Marijuana

I have posted many articles about why veterans need (and deserve!) safe access to medical marijuana. However, I am not a veteran, and I’ve always felt that this blog needed a veteran’s perspective. Below is a guest article that was sent to me by a reader who is a veteran, and obviously feels very strongly about the issue. No one should be forced to use harmful pharmaceuticals or go without medicine, especially our military veterans who have served our country proudly. Below is the guest post: After Congress’ recent vote to deny Veterans the opportunity to speak to their VA

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Apr 012015
 April 1, 2015
Does Steve Tilley's Proposed Marijuana Monopoly Make Missouri The New Illinois?

By Eapen Thampy In today’s Missouri Scout, Dave Drebes discusses the prospects for Missouri Representative Dave Hinson’s HB 800 and notes: But this is not the entire story. It might be a conservative principle that the government should not interfere with the doctor-patient relationship, but HB 800 only advances that goal modestly, by allowing marijuana therapy for a select list of conditions (cancer, HIV/AIDs, Crohn’s, Parkinson’s, colitis, Alzheimer’s, epilepsy, multiple sclerosis, and PTSD). In other words, the legislature is engaging in the central planning of medical marijuana therapy and getting credit as if this bill represents a minimal governmental intrusion into the practice

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Mar 142015
 March 14, 2015
Grow Condos, Other Cannabis Companies Gather At The OMMBC

The Oregon Medical Marijuana Business Conference (OMMBC) informally gets kicked off tonight as speakers and those that purchased tickets for tonight’s reception with Harborside’s Steve DeAngelo mingle, but also throughout Eugene, attendees and exhibitors will start networking at the Eugene Hilton and other hotels, restaurants and bars throughout the college town. While all of us that help organize the OMMBC are proud of the speakers and program, networking with others in the cannabis industry is as valuable as any information gained. I have long been intrigued by the remarkable resourcefulness and creativity of the cannabis industry and community at large. If

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Marijuana May Treat PTSD-Induced Nightmares

 Posted by at 9:48 AM on December 15, 2014  Guest Post
Dec 152014
 December 15, 2014
Marijuana May Treat PTSD-Induced Nightmares

I have a friend that suffers from sever PTSD. She was the victim of some horrific circumstances, and she has tried everything to help cope with her PTSD. The only thing that works is medical marijuana. Unfortunately, Child Protective Services frowns upon medical marijuana, even in the most extreme cases, which has resulted in her kids being taken away. She is in the process of getting her kids back, but it comes on the condition that she never uses medical marijuana again while they live in her home, which is sad. She doesn’t smoke in front of her kids, and

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Nov 262014
 November 26, 2014
Cannabis Culture Awards Now More Important Than Ever

On Thursday 27th November 2014, the Cannabis Culture Awards will be presented; since 2004, the most important distinction awarded to exceptional people or organizations that have made an extraordinary contribution to the world of cannabis and hemp. Winners Howard Marks and Marc and Jodie Emery will receive their award in the Hash, Marijuana & Hemp Museum in Amsterdam. The presentation of the Cannabis Culture Awards this year falls on the same day as the annual High Times Cannabis Cup. This American event has never encountered so much opposition from the city council; for the first time ever, it proved impossible

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