Oct 052015
 October 5, 2015
Enter The TWB Halloween Marijuana-Themed Pumpkin Carving Contest

Earlier today I was sitting in my cubicle and I received a text from my buddy Kaliko. He had a great idea that we should do a TWB pumpkin carving contest for our readers. I was hesitant at first because we don’t really have any prizes to give away (did I mention I work in a cubicle!?), but I think that we can still do something fun, and who knows, maybe it turns into something that we do each year. To enter the contest, just get us a copy of a picture of your marijuana-themed pumpkin carving by any means

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Oct 022015
 October 2, 2015
Marijuana Jobs Report For September 2015

Which states saw the highest amount of job growth in the cannabis sector in September 2015? Which state saw the lowest? I get a lot of questions all the time asking which state someone should move to to try to find a job in the cannabis industry. THC University releases this video once a month. I suggest you follow them to see if you can see any trends in particular states that help you make your decision:  

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Sep 272015
 September 27, 2015
Oregon Hemp Convention To Feature Banking Experts, Legal Experts, And Industry Pioneers

The Oregon Hemp Convention just added banking luminary John Sullivan to its lineup of distinguished speakers. Sullivan will speak on the fact that, while recreational marijuana has been legalized in Oregon, Washington and Colorado, it is still illegal on the federal level, discouraging most traditional banks from working with marijuana businesses. The Oregon Hemp Convention will examine a variety of issues and opportunities in the Northwest’s legalized recreational cannabis industry. The event takes place October 10 and 11, at the Portland Expo Center, 2060 N. Marine Drive, from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Admission is $10 and there is a

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Sep 222015
 September 22, 2015
Book Review - The Cannabis Manifesto: A New Paradigm For Wellness By Steve DeAngelo

The Cannabis Manifesto: A New Paradigm For Wellness By Steve DeAngelo Is Now On Sale I have read more cannabis books than most I think. Part of it is due to the fact that I’ve been running this blog daily since January 2010, but even before Jay Smoker and I started this blog, I owned a large collection of cannabis literature. I would say that a bulk of my cannabis library involves cultivation books, as I’m sure is the case for many cannabis enthusiasts. But I also have books on cannabis science, cooking, books containing high resolution pictures of cannabis, books

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Sep 212015
 September 21, 2015
Oregon Medical Marijuana Business Conference Recap

I attended the Oregon Medical Marijuana Business Conference in Portland for my first time on September 12th &13th. Held at the Portland Hilton and Executive Tower, this was the 4th OMMBC here in Oregon.  These conferences are produced by Alex Rogers, co-owner of MarijuanaPolitics.com, and CEO of Ashland Alternative Health and Northwest Alternative Health. On Saturday morning, Keynote Speaker Judge Jim Gray gave a moving talk on the consequences of our country’s failed drug war, drawing from his years of experience working with various government agencies. During his time as a public servant, Judge Gray has witnessed millions in taxpayer dollars

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Sep 212015
 September 21, 2015
National Cannabis Industry Association Joins Michigan Cannabis Business Development Conference

A national marijuana industry organization, a candidate for Congress and a professor of law have all joined the speaker’s list for the Michigan Cannabis Business Development Conference. The Conference will be held at the Holiday Inn Gateway Centre in Flint on September 26. The NCIA, the nation’s most recognized trade association for businesses operating in the medicinal/adult use cannabis industry, is sending Bethany Moore from Colorado to speak during the seminar titled, “Networking With Business Outside Michigan’s Borders.” Ms. Moore carries the title Development Officer and Assistant to the Executive Director. Respected criminal defense attorney and law professor Mary Chartier,

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Cannabis Manifesto
Sep 202015
 September 20, 2015
The 2015 Fall Regional Cannabis Business Summit Is Tomorrow

The cannabis industry is about to take the Eastern United States by storm. More and more states are about to reform their cannabis laws, and this will lead to the growth of the legal cannabis industry in the Eastern United States. Now is the time to prepare, which is why the 2015 Fall Regional Cannabis Business Summit hosted by the National Cannabis Industry Association has such good timing. The event is going to kick off tomorrow in New York City, and as far as I know, tickets are still available. I’ve seen many of my friends checking into their hotel

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Sep 192015
 September 19, 2015
Check Out The Tacoma NW Cannabis Classic Winners

The NW Cannabis Classic was held in Tacoma, Washington on August 29-30th at the historic Tacoma Armory Building. I talked with several people that were at the event, and they all said it was nothings short of fantastic. Tacoma was the second stop of the NW Cannabis Classic, with the first event taking place in Anchorage, Alaska on May 16-17. The event included quality vendors, workshops and lectures, people won free products and prizes, and included micro-lounges, live entertainment, and food trucks. The event even included a gamer’s lounge, which I don’t know that I’ve ever heard of something like

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Sep 182015
 September 18, 2015
Rand Paul Educates GOP Candidates On Marijuana CNN Debate (Video)

The second GOP debate was this week, and the debate touched on the topic of marijuana reform. As expected, Rand Paul was on one side of the spectrum, while anti-marijuana candidate Chris Christie was on the other end, along with most of the other candidates. My favorite part is when Rand Paul points out that Republicans say that they support the tenth amendment, and that if that’s true, they should support state’s rights on cannabis too. During the debate Jeb Bush confessed, and pre-apologized to his mother, that he had consumed marijuana 40 years ago. Below is a video I

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Sep 162015
 September 16, 2015
A Message From Snoop Dogg To Colorado On The Tax-Free Marijuana Holiday

Snoop Dogg released a video this week to celebrate Colorado’s marijuana tax-free holiday. When I saw the link to the video, I wasn’t sure what to expect, but I was delighted to watch the video and see that Snoop Dogg had some very profound statements about Colorado’s cannabis industry, the tax-free holiday, and urge consumers to celebrate responsibly. Below is the video, enjoy:

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