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Rate and Review your Favorite Weed Shops and Weed Strains on weedshops.com

Do you buy weed at Dispensaries? Let them know how their doing? Rate and Review your Favorite Weed Shops and Weed Strains on weedshops.com and weedstrains.com WeedShops.com is a mobile app platform and website service. It allows consumers to connect with providers based on their GPS positioning. Similar to a Google business page listings provide […]

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420 Software Designed By Dispensary Owners For Dispensary Owners

Finally a marijuana dispensary software solution that makes your mmj inventory management easier, optimizes your cannabusiness, increases profits, boosts organizational and customer service capabilities. An all-in- one dispensary management system for dispensary owners, built by dispensary owners. 420 Software – Everything You Need Finally a solution that makes your life as a marijuana dispensary owner […]

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Toronto City Officials Oppose Mayor Tory on the Legality of Dispensaries

The City of Toronto, the police, and dozens of dispensary owners across the Greater Toronto Area appear stuck in a costly game of cat and mouse where lawyers win billable hours, and patients lose safe and affordable access. While this political and social drama unfolds, the police continue to pursue criminal charges with little or no chance […] Thanks to marijuana.com

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A Woman’s Place is in the Cannabis Industry

Like many unfortunate realities in society today, too much of the time women are highly underestimated by the private and public sectors. Their struggle continues for acceptance in various positions as they strive for equal rights in the workplace. To help level the playing field, some organizations offer assistance in finding quality employment, sparking entrepreneurship […] Thanks to marijuana.com

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The Innovative API Powering Retail Marijuana

Automation takes some of the complexity out of retail marijuana In an industry with traditionally high profit margins and ample demand, it is surprising that only 41% of medical dispensaries and retail stores have been performing “Modestly Profitable” or better through Q1. Clearly there are underlying issues and logistics that the current marketplace has been […] Thanks to marijuana.com

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Going Green, Not All Marijuana Business Models Are Equal

Providing a quick statistical snapshot of the fast growing marijuana industry within the US, Marijuana Business Daily reported in its 2016 Marijuana Business Factbook; a majority all marijuana-related businesses – think cultivators, dispensaries, collectives, and the ever popular brick-and-mortar recreational pot shops – reported they were able to “Break-Even” or were “Modestly Profitable,” during the […]

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The Marijuana Industry Thrives in Lansing, Michigan

Our industry’s green-minded elite have come together in Lansing, Michigan for the first ever Extreme Cannquest & Expo. Ganjapreneurs from across North America will be flocking to this event for the opportunity to gain tens of thousands of dollars in investment funding on The Marijuana Show, the show that has ABC, CBS, CNN, Forbes, Fortune, and […]

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Marijuana Industry News September 20, 2013

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MPP Produces Listing of 50 Most Influential Marijuana People who smoke…

Hopefully the news reported here and using their company sources helps to erase the negative stereotypes connected with marijuana.  Marijuana Policy Project just launched a listing when the 50 most influential marijuana people who smoke.  The activist group continues to be highly effective in supplying the general public with true details on marijuana.  Their media campaigns are much talked about plus they have introduced some warmth around the big National football league empire to change marijuana testing and headgear for gamers.  MPP’s list has lots of expected names for example current Leader Obama.  Others out there has come about as more if your surprise for many.

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Support Growing for Medicinal Marijuana in Pennsylvania…

With many states within the northeast changing marijuana laws and regulations and starting medical cannabis programs, it might appear only dependent on time before Pennsylvania would join this mixture.  Previous attempts at passing a medicinal marijuana bill happen to be not successful.   Senate bill 770, however, is booming in recognition.  “It’s certainly being spoken about greater than it had, and i believe there’s some bipartisan support,” stated Senator Take advantage of Teplitz (D) of Dauphin County.  He also continued to state, “It might be a large step with this condition.  That’s why my position could be under tight supervision with a physician with controls to make certain that it is getting used for legitimate reasons, individuals would be the parameters which i would support.” The balance would permit using cannabis for several debilitating conditions.

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Town of Vegas Delays Dispensary Openings, Patients Feel Lives Might be in Jeopardy…

Like the lately fixed situation in Washington D.C., medicinal marijuana was approved more than about ten years ago in Vegas with no single dispensary being allowed to function legally.  Within the summer time, D.C. saw it’s first dispensary open only blocks from Capitol Hill.  Citizens in Vegas are wishing for the same effective outcome, though for many it might be not enough past too far.  The town of Vegas has transpired a six-month moratorium on marijuana shops, contributing to the already 13 year delay.  Meanwhile, the town patients should boost their own medication.  Regrettably, that needs time to work, money and understanding many people are not outfitted with.  Furthermore, it produces issues of safety as novice farmers can certainly produce tainted yields, that could increase their own health worries.  One patient, Jack, told media shops “I’d most likely be dead in six several weeks basically needed to begin with scratch and also be.”  He continued to state “Without cannabis I can’t eat whatsoever.  You will find occasions where I’m short on cannabis and unable to eat for a few days.  I did previously weigh 60 pounds greater than I actually do at this time.”  Jack’s situation highlights the issue with government bodies dragging their ft.  Frequently government authorities possess the smallest amount of understanding on medicinal marijuana, consequently, their delays and counter offers usually are unsuccessful of patient needs.  Just like many patients, Jack is confronted with either disobeying the law and looking access unlawfully, or possible dying.

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Marijuana industry news September 6, 2013

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MPP places pro marijuana ad outside of NFL opener…

Marijuana Policy Project has proved to be invaluable in highlighting the truth about cannabis.  The group made headlines with their recent NASCAR ad and will not stop there. Their next target is the NFL and their policy on testing players for marijuana use.  An ad was placed outside of Denver’s Mile High Stadium that read ” Stop Driving Players to Drink.  A Safer Choice is Now Legal Here.”  NFL players have come under harsh criticism for the high number of DUI arrests among them.  The NFL permits drinking but comes down harsh on players testing positive for marijuana.  Players are suspended, for multiple games with former Miami Dolphin, Ricky Williams, being one if the most high profile examples of the policy.  Mason Tvert of MPP feels the NFL ‘s stance is contradictory and recently said “NFL players are being told that they can go out and get completely drunk, but face no punishment from the league, but if a player gets caught using marijuana, they could be fined hundreds of thousands of dollars, forced to sit out games and deemed a troublemaker.”

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Oregon Reveals Plans for Marijuana Dispensaries…

Earlier this year Oregon lawmakers passed House Bill 3460, legislation aimed at creating a registry for medical marijuana providers.  Medical marijuana is already thriving g in Oregon with law enforcement officials estimating that over 100 dispensaries are operating.  So far there is little to no oversight so the implementation of HB3460 is crucial.  A committee to oversee the caregivers has been formed and will convene, for the first time on September 20th.  The committee, formed by  Tom Burns who also oversees the pharmaceutical industry, is made up of police officers, prosecutors, marijuana lobbyists, lawyers, and dispensary operators.  The committee expects to implant their rules by January 31, 2014.

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Justice Department Statement Will Not Immediately Solve IRS Problems For Marijuana Industry…

The statements by the Justice Department, last week, indicating they would respect state laws certainly was a boost for many patients and caregivers.  However, this is only step one.  Another major obstacle  to overcome has to do with finance.  Because of federal pressure, banks will not allow collectives to set up business accounts.  The result, an untraceable cash business that helps neither the Feds (they can’t easily follow an electronic paper trail if a dispensary is operating illegally) or collective operators who have to keep cash and marijuana on hand.  Armed security at dispensaries is also illegal.  This forces collectives to have a bulls eye on their backs.  Another issue for dispensary operators is the fact that they cannot deduct normal business expenses that allow other small businesses to keep their doors open. None of this benefits the patient and since prohibition appears dead the IRS should move quickly.  Of course it is likely they will not.

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