A.Michelle Blakeley

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11 Items You Can Negotiate in a Real Estate Deal

Many people see the word “negotiation” and assume one party wins and the other loses. But in a good negotiation, both parties walk away feeling they …

Real Estate

7 Ways to Spend a $5,000 Renovation Budget for Max ROI

Every penny that you spend renovating an investment property has to be justified by ROI. For rental properties, how much extra rent can you expect to …

Home Improvement

How to Structure Your Private Loans: An Interview with 4 Real Estate Investors

You can structure private lending deals many ways, so rather than explain each, I want to introduce you to some real-life investors who use private …

Real Estate

These Are the Real Estate Deals You Should Absolutely Avoid

How do you know the good properties from the ones you should go running from? One seasoned real estate investor shares his best strategy.View the …

Real Estate

Marijuana Marketing: The Do’s and Don’ts of Cannabis Advertising in California

The new cannabis market is bringing with it the traditional competitive pressures on businesses to establish brands they hope will dominate the …

Nevada gaming panel: Casinos should stay out of cannabis business

It looks as if MJBizCon won’t have to relocate its long-running November show. A Nevada gambling commission unanimously recommended Monday that a …

Cannabis

California Has Already Issued More than 2,000 Cannabis Cultivation Licenses. Are Growers Being Set Up to Fail?

<i>File photo.</i><p>Is California setting marijuana growers up to fail?<p>With the state’s adult-use cannabis market barely two months old, CalCannabis, a …

The Dangers of Patenting Cannabis

While the opportunity to patent cannabis may encourage creativity with promises of profit and protection, by the same token, patenting cannabis could …

USPS

Share<p>Tweet<p>Share<p>Pin<p>Cannabis has been under strict federal prohibition in the United States for more than a half-century, yet the government has been …

For Women's History Month, Here's a Look at Women's Contributions to Cannabis History

by Josh JardineThe goddess Ishtar. British MuseumMarch is Women’s History Month, or as President Cheeto calls it, “The who what now? Really? A whole …

Cannabis

California told Weedmaps to stop promoting illegal pot. But the ads are still up

Almost three weeks after the head of California's Bureau of Cannabis Control told operators of a popular website to stop "engaging in activity that …

Not a "Morning Person"? Why That's Simply a Lie You're Telling Yourself

<i>“I’m not a morning person—and there is no way I am getting up at [X:XX a.m.] because that time just doesn’t work for me.”</i><p>Does this sound familiar? I …

Why California Wants To Open A State-Owned Bank For Cannabis Businesses

Marijuana is still illegal under federal law, so most banks won’t touch it. Maybe a state-owned bank would be subject to less federal oversight.<p>I recently wrote about the issues facing people of color who work in cannabis or want to enter the industry. But one thing almost <i>all</i> cannabis business …

California Makes Marijuana a Wellness Industry

In a state heavily invested in optimizing personal experience, cannabis offers a new path to sublime good health.<p>By the time recreational marijuana usage became legal in California, on New Year’s Day, the government’s official permission seemed, for many Californians, like a belated, nearly …

Cannabis

Marijuana Laws Muddy the Waters for Contractors

Photo: iStock<p>For federal contractors required to provide drug-free workplaces, the national trend toward legalization of marijuana will be a critical …

Cannabis

The THC Detox: Myths, Facts, & Other Detoxing Tips

<i>This article is presented by Green Gone, a permanent THC detox kit developed by pharmacists.</i><p>So the time has come for a cannabis detox. Perhaps you …

Wellness

Is Vaping Safe? The Differences Between Vaping vs. Smoking Cannabis

Vaporizing or “vaping” of cannabis has gained in popularity over the last several years, just as e-cigarettes have. But what exactly is vaporizing, …

9 Cannabis Subscription Boxes Worth the Price

You can find a subscription box for pretty much anything—beauty, fitness, food, pets, you name it and it most likely exists. If you’re unfamiliar …

Shopping

Where Pot Entrepreneurs Go When the Banks Just Say No

The small burgundy satchel bore the hallmarks of rugged craftsmanship: top-grain leather, double stitching on the straps. It was wider at the bottom, sort of like an inverted funnel, and two buckles secured the flap. Babak Behzadzadeh knew exactly how he might use the bag when he saw it hanging in …

Cannabis

Many obstacles for small cannabis businesses to hurdle

Image 1of/7<p>Caption<p>Close<p>As a teen in the ’70s, Alexis Bronson sold joints to his Berkeley High School classmates in front of the school …

Cannabis

Don't underestimate Sessions' war on marijuana

You greatly underestimate U.S. Attorney General Sessions. He knows exactly what he’s doing by rescinding President Obama’s policies on the …

Olympia

Small Pot Farmers Seek Protection from Corporate Growers in California

SACRAMENTO (CN) – Opportunistic marijuana corporations are taking advantage of a loophole in California’s new cultivation laws, “eviscerating” …

Cannabis

Getting to Know the Glossy Cannabis Lifestyle Magazines on the Market

Love glossies like NY Mag, The Gentlewoman, and Lucky Peach? Find the perfect cannabis lifestyle magazine to subscribe to based on your personal …

Cannabis

The California pot industry isn’t afraid of the US attorney general

‘I have many clients investing now’<p>A week after Attorney General Jeff Sessions revoked what’s known as the “Cole Memo,” an Obama-era policy that gave legal cannabis in America a semblance of cover, Khader “Al” Shawa stood in front of his medical marijuana dispensary, Shambhala Medical Cannabis …

High taxes spark sticker shock for cannabis customers in California - The Cannifornian

A picture recently posted to Instagram shows a receipt for a shopping trip to Cookies LA, a licensed marijuana store in Maywood.<p>The receipt shows …

Cannabis

19 Attorneys General Call On Congress To Legalize Banking For Weed Industry

Federal regulations currently make it risky for banks to provide services to cannabis businesses.<p>Attorneys general from over a dozen states where some form of marijuana use has been legalized are urging Congress to pass legislation that would allow banks to provide services to cannabis businesses …

Nevada shuts down fourth marijuana testing lab

Citing a “zero-tolerance policy,” Nevada regulators have suspended the licenses of four of the state’s nine testing labs since July. The state’s …

Cannabis

OLCC triples penalties for underage marijuana sales

The announcement comes on the heels of a statewide sting in which nearly 20 percent of licensed shops targeted in the stings sold pot to shoppers …

Cannabis

California bill seeks to legalize banking for cannabis businesses

California’s fast-rising cannabis industry, which has been forced by federal law to conduct almost all its business in cash, got a boost Thursday when legislation was introduced to allow banks to open accounts for people involved in the field.<p>State Sen. Robert Hertzberg, D-Van Nuys, introduced a …

Cannabis