Legal marijuana is the fastest-growing industry in the United States and if the trend toward legalization spreads to all 50 states, marijuana could become larger than the organic food industry, according to a new report obtained by The Huffington Post. Researchers from The ArcView Group, a cannabis industry investment and research firm based in Oakland, […]

The state of the marijuana industry is hazy, but a new report shows just how incredible job growth has been in 2014 now that 148 million Americans live in pro-medical marijuana states. According to WeedHire, a company which connects employers with employees in the marijuana space, around 10,000 marijuana-related jobs have sprung up in Colorado […]

The nondescript four-story former tenement at 149 Bowery, with its ground floor “Organic Spa and Shop” sandwiched between lighting fixture outlet stores, is an unlikely staging ground for the next push in the battle against the prohibition of marijuana. Yet its third floor tenant, Marley Natural, is on the vanguard of a growing movement of […]

The 21st annual conference of the Hemp Industries Association (HIA) will be held Sunday, September 21 – Monday, September 22, 2014, at the Phoenix Park Hotel in Washington, DC. Business leaders and farmers in the hemp industry in North America and from abroad will meet during the two-day event to discuss strategies and plans to legalize industrial hemp and return hemp to […]

WeedHire is the first cannabis-related job site to create a mobile app. The Company has also created an app for the iPhone, which has already been submitted to Apple for approval and is expected to launch in the coming weeks. Additionally, WeedHire.com launched a mobile version of their website for smart phone users accessing WeedHire.com […]

Washington reported Friday that stores within the state sold a little less than $3.8 million worth of cannabis during the first month retail sales of marijuana were legal there and that it expects to bring in more than $1 million in taxes. That is significantly less than Colorado who brought in over $2 million in […]

Deborah Greene, the grandmother who bought Seattle’s first legal pot is donating some of that herb, along with clothes she wore that day, and more, to the Museum of History and Industry( MOHAI), the 103-year old Seattle institution with 4 million artifacts. MOHAI wants the mementos from Greene, 65, because they showcase “one more way […]

The two cannabis conferences that took place in South Florida Saturday answered questions about marijuana laws and addressed topics like growing, prescribing, and distributing medical marijuana. Robert Platshorn, who spent 30 years in jail for marijuana smuggling, is a big supporter of legalizing medical marijuana.  He organized the conference at the The Club at Emerald […]

NORML is pleased to announce the launch of the NORML Business Network, a selective, industry focused, membership-based program that advocates for high industry standards, and using business as a force for change.  The Network will be collaborating with marijuana companies and ancillary businesses that are committed to using their enterprise as a positive example of corporate […]

The first Kaya Shack opened on Thursday, July 3, 2014 at 10:00 A.M. in Portland, Oregon and commenced sale of marijuana to licensed medical marijuana cardholders in the city. This is the first Kaya Shack marijuana dispensary of a planned national chain.  The Company has targeted adding an additional 4-6 Kaya Shacks in Oregon and […]

Next Generation Energy Corp. and its wholly owned subsidiary, NextGen Cannabis Consulting LLC, which provides staffing, IT, security, financial, legal and advisory dispensary management services to the medical marijuana industry, announced that BioTrackTHC has been selected as software partner for the Company’s DMS (Dispensary Management System). Darryl Reed, Next Generation CEO, stated that “our technical team […]

There is an emerging trend in the marijuana industry in Colorado. Whether it’s retail pot shops, manufacturing edible products infused with cannabis or working in testing labs, an influx of women are running these businesses. “I like to call them the marijuana mavens,” said Brooke Gehring, a former mortgage banker who now owns four pot […]

Marijuana Incubator Group, Inc. is pleased to announce that it has entered into meaningful negotiations for the purchase of VaporTownUsa.com, a profitable online vendor of top quality vapor related essentials. The terms of the acquisition detail a 100% purchase of the entity. The Company’s intention is to further develop and equip VaporTownUsa.com to become a strong and […]

Proponents of industrial hemp say it’s one of the most misunderstood plants in the world. It’s related to its far more controversial cousin, marijuana, but lacks the THC that gives marijuana its psychedelic properties. Hemp is grown for its fibers, seeds and oils all over the world, but has been a controlled substance in the […]

MarijuanaJobFair.com, a website dedicated to providing resources to those in search of a job in the cannabis industry, has recently launched their efforts to connect employers with potential employees both online and in person. In recent months, cannabis career fairs have attracted huge gatherings of hopeful applicants. In Denver, the vaporizer manufacturer O.PenVape recently hosted […]

When Cannabis-Rx bought a 209,000 square foot plant in Florida last month, the real estate investor said it was destined to become one of America’s largest pot “cultivation parks”. And although law makers have said next to nothing about how medical marijuana in the Sunshine State would move from seed to sale, more investors are eager […]

Colorado legislators have proposed the creation of local nonprofit financial-service cooperatives—the business equivalent of a credit union—for legal marijuana shops as a way to force federal authorities to finally decide whether the cannabis industry can access critical banking services. While the bill allows the creation of co-ops similar to a credit union, their access to the nation’s […]

Update (8/5/14): Bedrocan Expected To Begin Trading Mid-August Private Health Canada’s medical marijuana license holder, Bedrocan, is going public. This is the second permitted company to do so after Tweed stomped in to the market in early April. Only 12 companies across Canada currently hold MMPR approval. Bedrocan has one grow facility that is expected […]

Meet the Experts Business Seminar: May 17, 8 A.M. – 8 P.M. Emerald Hills Country Club 4100 North Hills Drive Hollywood, FL 33021 Investors and Entrepreneurs Line up for Florida Marijuana—Conference Moving To Larger Venue Interest in Florida medical marijuana is so high, that last month’s Meet the Experts conference in West Palm Beach was […]

The marijuana industry may have already added over 175,000 jobs, but that’s just the beginning. Roughly 168,000 jobs are already directly associated with the marijuana business and another 7,000 for these publicly traded companies, which brings the industry up to 175,000 jobs for a growing industry. Only twenty-one states have legalized medicinal marijuana with more coming on […]

Cannabis-Rx, a company focused on funding the growth of the cannabis industry in states where it is licensed or permitted, announced their acquisition of a 209,000 square foot commercial space situated on 9.26 acres of land in Sarasota, Florida. Cannabis-Rx currently owns 35 properties across Florida, Illinois, California and Washington in various stages of rehabilitation, […]

A Washington Indian tribe is considering entering into the marijuana business, but federal policy might stand in the way. The Suquamish Tribe submitted a proposal detailing a plan for how tribal marijuana sales could work. The News Tribune obtained the proposed memorandum of agreement through a public-records request. “The production and sale of marijuana on […]