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Over $53 Billion Spent on Cannabis in North America Last Year!

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According to a report just released from Arcview Market Research, legal cannabis sales are slowly siphoning the product – and the profit – off the illicit market. Each day more consumers choose to patronize their local dispensaries rather than their local underground dealer. According to the report, Americans and their […]

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Cannabis Safe Payment Act Could Aid California Tax Collections

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One of the biggest problems in the cannabis industry both old and new, is the issue of money. By that, I mean dealing with large amounts of marijuana inevitably means dealing with large amounts of cash. In a world without regulation, theft and bad business deals have made for a […]

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When Will California Cannabis Regulations Be Implemented?

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Legal cannabis for adult recreational use has finally come to the State of California. But that doesn’t mean non-patients can legally buy it anywhere yet, and entrepreneurs are chomping at the bit in preparation to win licenses for production, distribution and sales. Proposition 64, the historic initiative ending marijuana prohibition […]

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California Cannabis Market Bigger Than Next Five Commodities Combined

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A new figure has been making the rounds that has ganjapreneurs and cannabis investors on the west coast sitting up in their seat. The number is $23.3 billion, and it’s the latest economic estimate on just how much cannabis stands to be produced in California now that plant is coming […]

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How Will California Cannabis Businesses Deal With Banking?

As anyone involved in the US cannabis industry is well-aware, dealing with banks is probably the biggest source of headaches in this quasi-legal market. Many individuals and businesses have been forced to cycle through financial institutions, closing and opening accounts in constant search for a safe place to store money. […]

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Henry Rollins to Keynote the ICBC in San Francisco

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The upcoming International Cannabis Business Conference (ICBC) in San Francisco, will once again display revolutionary, unique thinking by featuring a keynote address by entertainment guru and internationally-famed rockstar Henry Rollins. The informative conference will take place for one day only on Friday, February 17th, but attendees will have the opportunity to mingle […]

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ICBC: The Ultimate One-Day California Cannabis Crash Course

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Normally, the International Cannabis Business Conference (ICBC) is a two-day affair, but for the first time ever, the ICBC in San Francisco will be a one-day crash course delving into the upcoming California cannabis market. With this being the first business conference of its type following the historic passage of […]

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After Legalization, Will Hollywood Really turn into Hollyweed?

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When Angelenos woke up on New Year’s Day 2017 this Sunday, they were greeted with a slight alteration of a major symbol of their local identity. The iconic “Hollywood” sign had been changed to read “Hollyweed” instead. Local celebrities were quick to show support and appreciation for their new moniker. […]

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Will a California City Replace Denver as the Cannabis Capital?

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Following Colorado’s brave leap into adult legalization in 2012, there is general agreement that Denver currently sits as the cannabis capital of the United States – and maybe the world. On the flip side, Northern California remains a stronghold of OG producers and activists in both licit and illicit markets, earning […]

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