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Marijuana Industry

Ryan J. Reilly

26 Things You'll See At The Cannabis Industry's First Big Conference

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 06.24.2014 | Politics

DENVER -- The National Cannabis Industry Association is hosting its first annual Cannabis Business Summit at the Colorado Convention Center in Denver ...

Shop Local, Buy Local: Why Small Farming Is the Future of American Cannabis Policy

Amanda Reiman | Posted 08.10.2014 | Business
Amanda Reiman

As regulations emerge around the production, manufacturing, packaging and distribution of cannabis in both medical and commercial environments, we are suddenly recognizing that these debates are not new, nor are they unique to the cannabis industry.

Hunter Stuart

If You Support Legal Marijuana, Memorize These 13 Stats

HuffingtonPost.com | Hunter Stuart | Posted 04.19.2014 | Business

Regardless of your feelings about legalizing marijuana, it's hard to deny that legal weed would be a bonanza for cash-strapped states, just as tobacco...

Matt Ferner

Lawmakers Push For New Marijuana Banking Rules That Bankers Won't Follow Anyway

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Ferner | Posted 03.05.2014 | Politics

Sixteen members of Congress sent a letter to federal banking regulators Tuesday urging them to quickly implement the federal government's new guidelin...

Matt Ferner

Marijuana Job Fairs Are Now A Thing

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Ferner | Posted 03.06.2014 | Business

Looking to get involved in the booming legal weed industry in Colorado, but don't have the resources to open a dispensary yourself? Well then, Denver'...

Dave Jamieson

Feds Warn Business They Consider Illegal To Stop Breaking Labor Laws

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 02.27.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The next time a pot shop gets a visit from the feds, it won't necessarily be from drug enforcement agents looking to shut the operation ...

This Is One Dangerous Side Effect Of Legal Pot

Quartz | John McDuling | Posted 01.25.2014 | Business

From Quartz One of the byproducts of Colorado’s recent decision to legalize weed has been a boom in the prices of stocks linked, however tenuousl...

How An Ordinary Dad Ended Up In The Pot Business

CNBC | Jane Wells | Posted 11.10.2013 | Small Business

CNBC Andy Joseph received a welding engineering degree from Ohio State University. This clean-shaven, buttoned-down Midwestern father of five likes...

Carly Schwartz

Legal Marijuana Is One Of The Fastest-Growing Markets In America

HuffingtonPost.com | Carly Schwartz | Posted 11.04.2013 | Business

Legal marijuana is among the fastest-growing markets in the United States, and it's growing at a rate poised to outpace the expansion of the global sm...

Businesses Look To Medical Weed As 'The New Gold Rush'

Posted 09.28.2013 | Chicago

With more and more states answering the call to legalize marijuana for both medical and recreational use, cottage industries supporting the once-illic...

Bank of America Will Accept Washington State Marijuana Revenue

The 420 Times | Posted 11.26.2013 | Green
The 420 Times

One of the biggest hurdles that companies generating revenue in the marijuana industry have to face is finding a financial institution willing to accept them as customers.

Eleazar David Melendez

Legal Pot Doesn't Just Sell Itself, Weed Marketers Find

HuffingtonPost.com | Eleazar David Melendez | Posted 08.30.2013 | Business

In spite of what you may think, legal pot doesn't just sell itself, marijuana's marketers are finding. Small advertising agencies that focus on mar...

State's Pot Industry May Be Legal, But...

AP | KRISTEN WYATT | Posted 10.20.2013 | Politics

DENVER — Want to be in the legal pot industry in Colorado? Open your checkbook. Colorado's pot regulators opened three days of hearings Tuesday...

Eleazar David Melendez

WATCH: Weed Entrepreneur Using This Ridiculous Commercial To Raise $50 Million

HuffingtonPost.com | Eleazar David Melendez | Posted 07.31.2013 | Small Business

It looks like the kind of late-night commercial meant for people taking bong rips between "Family Guy" reruns. To a Seattle weed entrepreneur, however...

Eleazar David Melendez

Marijuana Exec's Bold Plans Going Up In Smoke

HuffingtonPost.com | Eleazar David Melendez | Posted 06.18.2013 | Business

NEW YORK -- A marijuana industry executive's plans to become the retail face of legalized cannabis appear to be going up in smoke. Jamen Shively, c...

Eleazar David Melendez

Stoner Fantasy Nears With Pot Vending Machines

HuffingtonPost.com | Eleazar David Melendez | Posted 06.10.2013 | Business

Marijuana, already legal in two states and on the verge of legitimacy in others, may become a product that can easily be purchased via vending machine...

Eleazar David Melendez

Ganjapreneurs Go Mainstream

HuffingtonPost.com | Eleazar David Melendez | Posted 06.06.2013 | Business

In the latest sign of marijuana’s continued evolution from contraband to legitimate commodity, two California entrepreneurs on Wednesday unveiled an...

Study: Marijuana Sales Set To Quadruple By 2018

The Huffington Post | Caroline Fairchild | Posted 04.11.2013 | Business

U.S. legal marijuana sales are projected to hit $1.5 billion this year, and that could look like nothing in just a few years. Data from Medical Ma...

Marijuana Industry Provides New Opportunities For Shrinking Group

Reuters | Posted 04.08.2013 | Politics

* Legal marijuana businesses could provide new workers, union says * Organized labor helped push successful marijuana ballot initiati...

True Life: I Sell Pot

The Hairpin | Shari Albert | Posted 12.18.2012 | Money

The Hairpin: I'm a terrible waitress. I know this because I’ve been fired from every waitressing job I’ve ever had, and this is not a great thi...

Happy 4/20! 16 Ways Marijuana Affects The Economy

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 04.20.2012 | Business

In honor of 4/20, we had hoped to give you 420 reasons to celebrate. Then we randomly got lazy. So here are, like, 16 reasons instead. Legalizing m...

CODE GREEN: Is Marijuana At Risk In Mendocino?

| Posted 03.09.2012 | San Francisco

This article comes to us courtesy of SF Weekly's The Snitch. By Chris Roberts The one-of-a-kind cooperation between medical marijuana growers an...

Last MMJ Business-Friendly Bank Closes Accounts

Posted 10.25.2011 | Denver

Colorado Springs State Bank, Colorado’s last bank that was openly doing business with medical marijuana sellers, has decided to close all of those a...

On A Marijuana Mission

The Huffington Post/AOL Small Business | Patrick Sauer | Posted 07.28.2011 | Small Business

Have we become a nation of chronic employment? Out in California -- spiritual home to the Grateful Dead, Snoop Dogg, Cheech & Chong and Weeds -- it ap...