Product Designer Goes from Mainstream Consulting to Cannabis Storage

When product designer Ed Kilduff’s Kickstarter campaign earned him ninety thousand dollars, he asked his supporters what they used the product for. “After coffee and tea, the most popular use was for weed,” says Kilduff. His invention, EVAK—the smell-proof, glass storage container that vacuum seals—was perfect for storing cannabis, and…

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Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein: “From a legal and scientific perspective, marijuana is an unlawful drug.”

Published: Jun 13, 2017, 10:27 am • Updated: Jun 13, 2017, 4:53 pm By Polly Washburn, The Cannabist Staff Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein appeared before the Senate and House Appropriations committees Tuesday to discuss the Justice Department’s budget, and was faced with questions on law enforcement, the investigation into…

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Making the Switch From Medical to Recreational for the Cannabis Industry

In the next several months, the industry is expecting to welcome two additional recreational cannabis markets, both of which have had operating medicinal cannabis programs for a number of years.  Nevada is expected to launch a temporary licensing program to officially allow recreational sales starting July 1, 2017.  Meanwhile, the…

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Which California counties will benefit most from legalized recreational weed?

Published: Jun 5, 2017, 8:32 am • Updated: Jun 5, 2017, 8:32 am By Romy Varghese, Bloomberg Twenty years after approving medical marijuana, Californians come 2018 will be able to consume it for recreational purposes, too, and the localities that have reaped the most from legal cannabis sales may be…

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Some states helping cannabiz owners from communities hit hardest by the war on drugs

Published: May 31, 2017, 8:03 am • Updated: May 31, 2017, 8:22 am By Janie Har and Bob Salsberg, The Associated Press OAKLAND, Calif. — Andre Shavers was sentenced to five years on felony probation after authorities burst into the house where he was living in one of Oakland’s most…

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Op-ed from Colo. Springs: “Goodbye and good riddance to the annual 4/20 pot party in downtown Denver”

Published: May 26, 2017, 1:38 pm • Updated: May 26, 2017, 1:38 pm By Colorado Springs Gazette Editorial Board Via The Associated Press. The following editorial was published in the The (Colorado Springs) Gazette, May 23, 2017, regarding the Denver 420 Rally and its organizer being banned for three years…

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