Are Expungement Clinics The Solution To The US Weed Industry’s Brain Drain?

Are Expungement Clinics The Solution To The US Weed Industry’s Brain Drain? Last October 17, Canada legalized recreational weed and became the biggest national cannabis marketplace in the world. But just like any other industry, Canada’s cannabusinesses need top talent. Who better to serve them than cannabis workers in Colorado,…

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A Maryland bank is quietly solving the marijuana industry’s cash problem

Published: Jan 3, 2018, 9:33 am • Updated: Jan 3, 2018, 9:35 am By Aaron Gregg, The Washington Post Most banks refuse to open accounts for cannabis-related businesses even in states where pot is legal, citing federal laws that outlaw the drug and consider it on par with cocaine and…

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Race for CBD medication breakthrough: Is pharma firm’s boon the hemp industry’s doom?

Published: Oct 6, 2017, 8:16 am • Updated: Oct 6, 2017, 8:22 am By Alicia Wallace, The Cannabist Staff Cannabidiol is a non-psychoactive cannabis compound touted for its medicinal promise — but marijuana- and hemp-derived extracts rich in CBD and low in intoxicating THC are facing a future yet to…

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5th annual Mother’s High Tea celebrates cannabis industry’s influential women

Published: May 17, 2017, 3:53 pm • Updated: May 17, 2017, 4:55 pm By Alex Pasquariello, The Cannabist Staff The fifth annual Mother’s High Tea brought some of the most influential women in cannabis together to remember their struggles, honor their successes and uphold a new generation of leaders. The non-consumption event…

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The little-known costs of the unbanked: Another aspect of the pot industry’s uphill financial battle

Published: Nov 21, 2016, 7:55 am • Updated: Nov 21, 2016, 7:55 am By The Cannabist Staff The many obstacles for legal cannabis businesses to access banking services mean that many of the entities are all-cash — such a practice comes with added costs, says a former federal bank examiner…

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Looking ‘Future Forward,’ 2016 Cannabist Awards honor marijuana industry’s biggest innovators, influencers

Published: Nov 17, 2016, 1:55 pm • Updated: Nov 17, 2016, 1:55 pm By Alicia Wallace, The Cannabist Staff California’s lieutenant governor, Dr. Bronner’s, Vicente Sederberg LLC and a host of others were honored with Pinneapple d’Or trophies at the 2016 Cannabist Awards on Wednesday night in Las Vegas. In…

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Debate: How aware are the IRS and Federal Reserve of the cannabis industry’s singular concerns?

Published: Oct 7, 2016, 1:50 pm • Updated: Oct 7, 2016, 1:50 pm By The Cannabist Staff In the chatter within the legal cannabis industry, it seems nothing can be said to be certain, except issues with banking and taxes. James Thorburn, an attorney and tax specialist, and Lamine Zarrad,…

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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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Marijuana Activist Charlo Greene Discusses Cannabis Industry’s Lack Of Diversity

(via twitter) Ganjapreneur recently touched base with marijuana activist Charlo Greene, who has been working to advance legalization efforts and protect medical marijuana patients in her home state of Alaska since she famously quit her job on live television last year. Charlo has also been working to increase diversity in…

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