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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Jilly Bean Strain Review

By Sohum Shah, The Cannabist Staff Speakers of Romance languages toast to good health with “Salud” and “Salute.” In French, “santé” is used most often when clinging to glasses of cabernet, but it literally means “health,” making it an appropriate name for a marijuana store, elevated above the standard “wellness…

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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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This West Hollywood restaurant is making cannabis cocktails – LA Times

Bartender Jason Eisner at Gracias Madre has taken a big stride for Los Angeles cannabis culture by launching weed cocktails at the organic, plant-based Mexican restaurant in West Hollywood and Gratitude, the upscale offshoot of Cafe Gratitude, in Newport Beach. While there has been plenty of underground experimentation with infusing cocktails…

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Strain Review: Chocolope

A note to travelers: If you were unsure, a little marijuana before your flight is a much better choice than a few mushrooms. A close friend recently made the regrettable decision to eat the latter before his trip — both literal and figurative — to Denver International Airport. When his…

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