HP is jumping into the legal marijuana industry with a technology that could change the way people buy weed — and it’s a first for Silicon Valley

              HP will start making registers for stores where marijuana is sold. It’s the first major tech company to produce hardware for the marijuana industry. The computer industry pioneer is partnering with the marijuana startup Flowhub to sell registers... more →
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Green is the new gold

One of the last provinces to stake a claim, Nova Scotia is racing to get in on the legal weed green rush. What would you do-o-o for a Klondike Bar?” sings the commercial, a nod to the epic discovery of gold in the Yukon in 1896. In the ensuing gold rush, after news of the Klondike’s riches reached the outside world, tens of thousands... more →
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California’s Legal Weed Sales Are Lagging Behind Expectations, Analysts Say

With the Golden State’s temporary canna-business licenses set to expire at the end of the month, high taxes and limited local access have created a slow transition out of the black market. It’s only been four months since California opened its doors to what is expected to be the world’s largest legal adult-use cannabis... more →
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High Times Acquires Green Rush for Estimated $6.9M

West L.A.-based High Times Holding Corp. – the parent company of cannabis lifestyle magazine High Times – plans to purchase digital publication Green Rush Daily Inc. of New York for a cash and stock package worth an estimated $6.9 million, according to documents filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The deal would... more →
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The Green Rush Comes to Lompoc

Cannabis growers are swooping in to buy warehouse space in Lompoc. “I get multiple calls a week,” said realtor Tom Davidson. He recently brokered the sale of an 18,000-square-foot warehouse for $1.5 million. A 50,000-square-foot building recently sold for $3.1 million. Another is in escrow and is expected to close next week.... more →
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More Than 200 Apply For Adult-Use Marijuana Business Licenses On 1st Day

Less than 24 hours after the Cannabis Control Commission activated its licensing portal on Monday, more than 200 hopefuls have begun their applications for recreational marijuana businesses. It’s the first major step toward the opening of the first adult-use cannabis retail stores on July 1. Shawn Collins, executive director... more →
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Small Pot Farms Are Biting the Dust

  How would you feel if you sold your home and used your father’s retirement savings to start a business, only to lose it all after years of grueling work? For Rebecca and Bjorn Hartman, the co-owners of a legal weed farm in Yelm, the answer is: ecstatic. “The first few days after we decided we were done, we were... more →
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Canada’s Golden Leaf Wants to Carpet the U.S. With Pot Retail Stores

Golden Leaf Holdings Ltd. is taking the first step to becoming the Starbucks or McDonald’s of weed, even though marijuana remains illegal across much of the U.S. The cannabis company has opened a chain of marijuana stores in Oregon called Chalice Farms. And now venture firm BlackShire Capital has signed a letter of intent to... more →
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The Challenges of Cannabis Lawyering in Nevada

“It’s been a pretty wild ride and the last seven months have been no exception. Generally there’s a lot of things Nevada does really well, and at the top of that list are just a number of highly regulated industries,” says Melissa Waite of Jolley Urga Woodbury Holthus & Rose. Nevada’s recreational marijuana... more →
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