The Innovative “Cannabis Means Business” Conference

Cannabis is a serious business. Currently, medical marijuana is legal in 25 states, with several more considering bills. The Tax Foundation, a nonpartisan research group, estimates that it’s a $45 billion industry in the US alone. This year, the International Cannabis Association hosted the second-annual Cannabis World Congress and Business Exposition in New York…

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Cannabis Industry’s Banking Woes – SOLVED!

Fans of financial legitimacy for pot businesses, rejoice! The Senate Appropriations Committee passed an amendment to the Financial Services and General Government appropriations bill today that would provide robust protection to financial institutions that opt to work with the cannabis industry, allowing cannabusinesses to open bank accounts, accept credit cards,…

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Nasdaq rejects MassRoots

by Parija Kavilanz   @CNNMoney Denver-based MassRoots connects cannabis users, activists and business people. Stock exchange operator Nasdaq has rejected a listing application by MassRoots on the grounds that it may aid in the use and dealing of an illegal substance, the cannabis social networking company said on Tuesday. The…

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Whoopi Goldberg on the Challenges of Launching a Female-Focused Cannabis Brand

By:Jihan Forbes Whoopi Goldberg is one of the latest celebrities to launch her own cannabis brand. But unlike other marijuana-focused celebrity brands (like Leafs by Snoop and Wiz Khalifa’s collaboration with River Rock) that peddle chocolates, extracts, gummies, and more, Goldberg’s project is about more than getting high. It’s about…

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