Mar 302015
 March 30, 2015
Attorney Generals File Responses To Marijuana Legalization Lawsuit

Opponents of marijuana will try everything they can to try to stop marijuana legalization from happening. Even after marijuana has been legalized, and the benefits of that reform have been made obvious, opponents will still try to cling to failed policies of the past. That is what is occurring right now with the lawsuit filed by Oklahoma and Nebraska against Colorado. Oklahoma and Nebraska are suing the State of Colorado, claiming that marijuana legalization there has increased crime in their states. The Attorney General of Colorado responded late last week, and was joined by the Attorney Generals of Oregon and

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Mar 302015
 March 30, 2015
Hear Josh Stanley, Founder Of Citiva Medical, Speak At The Spring Marijuana Business Conference And Expo

Josh Stanley is a pioneer of the Colorado medical marijuana industry. Josh Stanley founded Citiva Medical with , the first true medical marijuana clinic in Colorado. Josh founded the medical clinic after he found relief himself in medical cannabis. His story is powerful. One of his favorite hobbies is hang gliding. As he says, he was really good at flying it, but not very good at landing it. That led to back surgeries, which led to the use of opiate-based painkillers. Like many Americans, he became addicted to the painkillers. During what he calls ‘a very dark time in his life,’

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Mar 292015
 March 29, 2015
Where Can I Sign The Missouri Marijuana Petition?

By John Payne I get that question a lot, and it’s incredibly encouraging. It means that there are thousands of people out there eager to sign and support an initiative petition to legalize cannabis in Missouri. However, as much as I hate to disappoint anyone, you can’t sign it just yet. We still have a great deal of work to do before we are ready to start gathering signatures, but rest assured that we continue to quietly prepare that. Most of our newsletter articles in the past few months have focused on legislative activities because with Missouri’s brief legislative session,

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Mar 292015
 March 29, 2015
Oregon 'Marijuana Czar' Firing Creates Many Questions

Tom Burns was the head of the Oregon Medical Marijuana Program and oversaw the roll out of dispensary licenses. He toured the state participating in speaking engagements, and was considered by many within Oregon state government to be the ‘go to’ guy on marijuana policy. So it didn’t surprise anyone when Tom Burns left the Oregon Heath Authority (OHA) and the Oregon Medical Marijuana Program (OMMP) to take the lead on implementing marijuana legalization at the Oregon Liquor Control Commission (OLCC). But after just three months on the job with the OLCC, Tom Burns was abruptly fired. Rumors started swirling immediately

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Mar 292015
 March 29, 2015
Hear Doug Leighton, Co-Founder Of Dutchess Capital, Speak At The Spring Marijuana Business Conference And Expo

Everyday of the week I get e-mails and messages on social media from people trying to pitch a marijuana business idea that they have. Sometimes it’s an invention, sometimes it’s a service, often times it’s a website, and often times it’s just people trying to tout their cultivation skills and they want someone to invest with them. For a very long time, there were no big investors in the marijuana industry because they were turned off by the lack of structure and questionable legalities of the opportunities available. My how times have changed. There are investors from all kinds of

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Mar 292015
 March 29, 2015
Marijuana Product Review - The Stealth Wax Atomizer

I recently added the Stealth wax atomizer to my vape pen accessories and absolutely love using it. The Stealth vape pen attachment came with one black, opaque glass wax atomizer, two dual ceramic wick-heating elements and a dabber tool. The Stealth fit perfectly on my standard vape pen (510 Thread). I personally use an iTaste VV 3.0 pen, but virtually every pen I’ve ever seen has that threading. The Stealth is simply a black, opaque glass attachment that produces decent sized milky rips. My favorite part about the Stealth is that you cannot see through the glass and is almost

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Mar 282015
 March 28, 2015
Urgent Medical Marijuana Call To Action By Compassionate Oregon

I just saw an urgent message come onto Oregon Cannabis Connection’s Facebook page from Anthony Taylor of Compassionate Oregon. If you live in Oregon and want to help protect Oregon’s Medical Marijuana Program, please participate and tell everyone you know to do the same. Below is the message: EMERGENCY LEGISLATIVE RESPONSE! From Anthony Taylor of Compassionate Oregon: “We are asking everyone to send the letter out this weekend so when members come in on Monday their inboxes are full. Then on Monday we start calling members at 8:00 and keep calling all day long until they go into the hearing

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Mar 282015
 March 28, 2015
Marijuana Book Review - Kick-Ass Cannabis And Veggies

There’s a big shift in the marijuana cultivation world towards using more organic grow methods and techniques. Much like the movement by consumers towards organic foods, more and more marijuana consumers are looking for products made with flower that is grown organically. For a long time growers have been feeding their plants with nutrients that are full of heavy metals. People are going to be moving away from that in the future. On top of the health reasons for growing marijuana organically, people are also going organic because they want to reduce their garden’s carbon footprint. Sustainable practices are something that

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Mar 282015
 March 28, 2015
Poll: 55 Percent Of Likely California Voters Want Marijuana To Be Legal

By Paul Armentano, NORML Deputy Director Fifty-five percent of likely California voters believe that “the use of marijuana should be legal,” according to the results of a statewide PPIC poll released yesterday. The percentage in favor of legalization is the highest level of support ever recorded in the statewide poll. African Americans (69 percent), Whites (64 percent), Democrats (63 percent), and Independents (57 percent) were most likely to express support for legalizing the plant’s use while Republicans (44 percent), Latinos (42 percent), and Asians (39 percent) were most likely to oppose the policy change. Among those respondents who acknowledges having

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Mar 282015
 March 28, 2015
New Marijuana Start-Up Accelerator CanopyBoulder Raises $1.2 Million

CanopyBoulder has successfully raised $1.2 million to invest in 20 early-stage startups providing ancillary products and services to the legal cannabis industry. CanopyBoulder will run two, first-of-their-kind business accelerator boot camps for these startups in 2015.  We hope that you will join us on March 30th to celebrate the company’s Opening Day launch party with featured guest speaker Steve DeAngelo.  Steve is a national thought leader and President of the ArcView Group, America’s leading angel investment network for the cannabis industry as well as Executive Director of Harborside Health Center, the nation’s model medical cannabis dispensary in Oakland, California. “Since we partnered

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