In its fourth harvest, Colorado industrial hemp industry still faces growing pains

Published: Sep 10, 2017, 8:19 am • Updated: Sep 11, 2017, 8:47 am By Libby Rainey, The Denver Post The first hint that Damian Farris isn’t your typical farmer is the nickname of his mud-splattered white pickup truck: “Smoked Tofu.” Four years ago he was a hippie with no farming…

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Anti-legalization group urges feds to “systematically shut down” cannabis industry

Published: Aug 30, 2017, 10:25 am • Updated: Aug 30, 2017, 12:04 pm By Polly Washburn, The Cannabist Staff Jeff Sessions has more reading about marijuana regs on his desk. Last week, governors from Alaska, Colorado, Oregon and Washington, the first four states to legalize recreational marijuana, each sent letters…

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Cannabis industry group says Texas gov undermined long-awaited medical marijuana program

Published: Aug 24, 2017, 1:54 pm • Updated: Aug 24, 2017, 1:58 pm By Neal Pollack, The Cannabist Staff A “private edict” issued by Texas Gov. Greg Abbott “substantially weakened” the state’s nascent medical marijuana program, according to a cannabis business trade group. The accusation was leveled by the Texas…

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Cannabis industry “deluged” with résumés from millennials

Published: Aug 19, 2017, 1:06 pm • Updated: Aug 18, 2017, 6:06 pm By Justine McDaniel, The Philadelphia Inquirer DOYLESTOWN, Pa. — Growing up in a Colonial home in Downingtown, Alessandro Cesario cultivated an interest in the family garden, trying to become “in tune” with plants and insects, and by…

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How one Cali county is working with industry to find a balance on weed regs

Published: Aug 18, 2017, 10:34 am • Updated: Aug 18, 2017, 10:37 am By Hans Peter, The Cannifornian Meeting after meeting, Yolo County, California continues to foster what could be a prime example of the cannabis industry working in tandem with local economy and law — that is, if policy…

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Weed Felons are Welcome in Oakland’s Legal Marijuana Industry

In California, the Oakland city council unanimously approved the Equity Permit Program, which ensures a more diverse cannabis industry from the get go, including former weed felons. Approved last month, the new program will reportedly issue 50 percent of all licenses for medical marijuana facilities to people who would otherwise…

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How to Get Involved in the Highly Profitable Vaporizer Industry

With medical and recreational use constantly on the rise, the colossal cannabis industry has created a bounty of side markets. One such booming business is the vaporizer industry – and the discreet and arguably healthier option to smoking is only gaining popularity as more states launch their legal marijuana markets.…

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Los Angeles might create its own bank for the cannabis industry (among others)

Published: Jul 26, 2017, 3:52 pm • Updated: Jul 26, 2017, 3:55 pm By Elizabeth Chou, The Cannifornian Los Angeles city leaders are looking into the possibility of setting up a public bank that would do business with marijuana dispensaries, as well as cater to affordable housing developers. Council President…

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