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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Legislation to Fix Cannabis Industry Banking Issues Introduced in U.S. Senate

Photo via Keith Cooper A bipartisan group of high-profile senators has already signed on in support of the marijuana banking amendment, which could see a vote as soon as this week. One of the cannabis industry’s biggest roadblocks could soon come tumbling down, as the U.S. Senate prepares to vote on an amendment that would... more →
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Not So Green: “Where There’s Smoke” Uncovers Marijuana’s Surprising Impact on the Environment

Bringing together scientists, activists, cops, and even a U.S. Congressman for an interdisciplinary anthology, the new book explores the overlooked effects that cannabis has had on America. Presented with the option for legal marijuana, ten out of ten stoners would jump at the opportunity, no questions asked. As recent polls show,... more →
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What Is CBD, and Why Is It in Everything Right Now?

You know it as the ingredient taking over the wellness world, but what is CBD, really, and is it right for you? 2017 was the year that weed went mainstream, and the “green rush” struck gold. But, while recreational marijuana is still technically illegal in most states, an industry has blossomed around CBD, a compound... more →
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Mile High Money: Colorado Cannabis Sales Total $1.5 Billion in 2017

Locals and tourists alike spent over a billion dollars on recreational marijuana, bringing in nearly $250 million in tax revenue to state coffers. Since opening the first adult-use cannabis retail dispensary in 2014, Colorado has been synonymous with America’s burgeoning green rush. And in its fourth year of trailblazing, the Centennial... more →
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