Public banks offer hope for cannabis industry

Published: Nov 6, 2017, 7:46 am • Updated: Nov 6, 2017, 7:47 am By Omar Sacirbey,  marijuana Business Daily DENVER — With most private institutions and credit unions still avoiding the legal cannabis industry, many marijuana businesses remain without bank accounts. But one idea is gaining acceptance among marijuana entrepreneurs…

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Cannabis equity fund’s $250 million target is industry milestone

Published: Oct 27, 2017, 11:37 am • Updated: Oct 27, 2017, 11:49 am By Jennifer Kaplan, Bloomberg A private equity fund co-chaired by a former BlackRock Inc. executive is planning to raise $ 250 million to invest in marijuana businesses in places such as Los Angeles, Las Vegas and midtown…

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Majoring in cannabis: New four year degree puts students on the cutting edge of the industry

Published: Oct 23, 2017, 8:15 am • Updated: Oct 23, 2017, 8:15 am By Amber Ferguson, The Washington Post When Alex Roth’s mother sent him an article announcing a new degree program being offered at Northern Michigan University, the sophomore immediately switched his major. Roth is now majoring in cannabis.…

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Op-ed: America’s past holds clues for solving current issues with marijuana industry

Published: Oct 20, 2017, 12:28 pm • Updated: Oct 20, 2017, 12:56 pm By Nick Johnson, Special To The Cannabist Marijuana might not have given many Americans a hangover, but prohibition certainly did. In 1917, Colorado banned cultivation and sale of the drug cannabis, a peripheral yet legal medicine in…

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After the smoke clears: What’s next for Northern California’s cannabis industry?

Published: Oct 14, 2017, 7:29 am • Updated: Oct 13, 2017, 9:31 pm By Bruce Kennedy, The Cannabist Staff The devastating and deadly wildfires in Northern California could hardly have come at a worse time for the region’s well-established and highly respected cannabis industry. Growers in the area, famous for…

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Massachusetts cannabis industry warns of “Colorado money” and “Pabst Blue Ribbon” weed

Published: Oct 6, 2017, 2:23 pm • Updated: Oct 6, 2017, 2:26 pm By Gintautas Dumcius, Masslive.com Every time he sees the cannabis cultivation and processing facility in southeastern Massachusetts, Peter Bernard says it makes his “New England blood boil.” Bernard, president of the Massachusetts Grower Advocacy Council, told state…

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Cannabis Industry Experts Share Advice on Successful Career Transitioning

Cannabis Industry Experts Share Advice on Successful Career Transitioning “Can you give me any advice on how to transition to the Cannabis Industry?” This is the question I get asked most. Let me start by saying that opportunities in the cannabis Industry are vast and the numbers are enticing. Entrepreneur…

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It’s Official – Cannabis is the Fastest Growing Industry In Modern Times

As a 420-friendly, you may have noticed that weed is on the rise. State after state are flouting federal prohibition and legalizing medicinal and in some case recreational marijuana sales. But what your average stoner or medical cannabis patient may not be aware of is that cannabis is currently the…

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