Alaska: Marijuana Businesses’ Licensing Process To Begin Next Week

For prospective owners, investors, and employees, the long-awaited date to begin applying for marijuana business licenses is about to arrive. The newly dubbed Alcohol & Marijuana Control Office (formerly the Alcoholic Beverage Control Board) is scheduled to start accepting applications online on Wednesday, February 24. Resources — including a FAQ,…

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‘Historic’ Turnout For Deschutes Cannabis Businesses At County Planning Commission

Nearly 75 Deschutes County business owners and allies wearing green ribbons filled the room at the Deschutes County Planning Commission meeting last night. The group delivered a petition signed by more than 200 local business owners, farmers and residents urging the Planning Commission to support licensed cannabis farming and other…

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Marijuana Industry’s Future Success Depends On The Support Of Small Businesses

(image via Wikipedia) There are new projections for the economic future of the marijuana industry being released all of the time, and those projections are HUGE, and seem to grow with each new projection. This has led to investors flooding the industry, similar to the flood that occurred during the…

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Oregon Marijuana Businesses Press Congress For Banking And Tax Fairness

(via dailyfinance.com) Just weeks after Oregon’s marijuana dispensaries opened their doors to adult sales, 25 members of the Oregon Cannabis Association will travel to Capitol Hill this week to educate lawmakers and urge support for legislation to allow legal cannabis businesses the same access to the financial services and standard…

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Federal Judge To DEA: Leave Law Abiding Medical Marijuana Businesses Alone

Yesterday, a federal judge lifted an injunction against one of California’s oldest medical marijuana dispensaries. The injunction can no longer be enforced in the wake of a congressional spending amendment passed by Congress last year—the Rohrabacher-Farr Amendment—that precluded the Department of Justice from spending funds on prosecuting dispensaries in compliance…

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Attorneys In Hawaii Cannot Be Hired To Help Start Medical Marijuana Businesses

Anyone who has ever started a medical marijuana business knows that there’s a lot to it. It’s much more than simply paying for a business license, renting a place, and opening for business. There are more things involved with starting a medical marijuana business than most other businesses. What are…

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Television Commercial Cancellation Highlights Media Discrimination Against Marijuana Businesses

When it comes to advertising, there are a lot of limitations for marijuana businesses. Some marijuana business models are specifically prohibited from advertising in some areas. In other areas where advertising is allowed, marijuana businesses still find it difficult to advertise on mainstream media outlets who almost always discriminate against marijuana…

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