Entrepreneur behind Massachusetts marijuana club eyes expansion

Published: Feb 24, 2018, 10:06 am • Updated: Feb 24, 2018, 10:06 am By Amanda Burke, Sentinel & Enterprise WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) — The general manager grabbing headlines for opening the city’s social club where members can smoke “anything that’s legal in Massachusetts” hasn’t ruled out opening new chapters in…

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Former Raiders “battering ram” now cannabis entrepreneur in Las Vegas

Published: Sep 12, 2017, 8:20 am • Updated: Sep 12, 2017, 8:36 am By Tim Dahlberg, The Associated Press LAS VEGAS — The display case just inside the front door is filled with the kind of stuff you would find at any sports memorabilia store. Frank Hawkins used to run…

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Montel Williams: Former NSA officer, talk show host turns cannabis entrepreneur

Published: Jul 28, 2017, 8:21 am • Updated: Jul 28, 2017, 8:21 am By Brooke Edwards Staggs, The Cannifornian Eighteen years ago, television celebrity Montel Williams couldn’t have imagined he’d one day be standing in a sleek Santa Ana dispensary chatting with fans about his new line of cannabis products.…

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Former marijuana enforcement officer, entrepreneur indicted in Colorado trafficking ring

Published: Jun 13, 2017, 11:44 am • Updated: Jun 13, 2017, 12:05 pm By Alicia Wallace, The Cannabist Staff A former Colorado marijuana enforcement officer and a Denver-based marijuana entrepreneur already the target of fraud allegations were indicted in connection with a suspected massive illegal marijuana trafficking ring that operated…

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High Times just got new ownership in $70 million deal; investors include Marley son, Denver entrepreneur

Published: Jun 1, 2017, 11:19 am • Updated: Jun 1, 2017, 11:43 am By Aleta Labak, The Cannabist Staff High Times is entering a new era. The magazine started by a marijuana smuggler in the 1970s now has outside ownership for the first time, in a reported $ 70 million…

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What it’s like to be a cannabis cultivation entrepreneur: Interview with Colorado’s Veritas Fine Cannabis

Published: May 9, 2017, 9:24 pm • Updated: May 10, 2017, 9:43 am By YourHub Staff Business: Veritas Fine CannabisAddress: Produced in Denver, sold in various dispensariesHours: Depending on dispensaryFounded: 2016Contact: 303-500-6577, veritascannabis.com, @TrustVeritasEmployees: 50 Interview with Toby Ripsom and Mike Leibowitz, founding partners Q: How did you get involved in this business?A: Toby: I moved…

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This Weekend: Check Out The Panels At The FREE Virtual Cannabis Entrepreneur Summit

The first ever Virtual Cannabis Entrepreneur Summit takes place this weekend. It’s a completely free (yes, FREE!) event that will be live streamed over the internet, and is being put on by Green Flower Media. If you like cannabis, you will like this event which will feature dozens of 22-minute…

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Learn From Arcview’s Best At The Upcoming Virtual Cannabis Entrepreneur Summit

The ArcView Group was founded the same year this blog was founded (in 2010). I have watched the company grow over the years into the most respected cannabis industry investment network on the planet. Led by CEO Troy Dayton (previous Weed Blog CEO of the Year award winner), the ArcView…

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