Sam Barber

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Marijuana Drinks Not Causing a Buzz

The success of cannabis edible products may be one of the surprises that occurred when marijuana was legalized. Unfortunately, the same hasn’t happened for cannabis infused beverages.<p>According to Headset Cannabis Intelligence, total sales of cannabis beverages in the marijuana market is a …

DEA Attorney: Cannabis to be Rescheduled on August 1st

<i>[Update, August 11, 2016: Unfortunately the DEA has decided not to reschedule cannabis, but instead has opened the door for more research. We</i> …

Cannabis

10 TED Talks to Inspire the Stressed and Lonely Entrepreneur

A researcher who studies human connection, Brene Brown did a TED talk in 2010 about her findings in the areas of vulnerability. When it went crazy …

6 classic business books you should read if you want to be successful

Even though there are plenty of newer reads, sometimes you just can't beat the classics.<p>Here's a roundup of six old-school career books.<p>Yes, your parents may have read them, too; but the advice is so legendary — and useful — they're still worth downloading today:

Books

Cannabis Startup Meadow Unveils A Platform For Dispensaries To Manage Orders, Patient Intake

With California on a precipice of a ballot initiative next year that could legalize marijuana recreationally, scores of cannabis startups are vying to capture what is the nation’s largest market in advance of such a big regulatory change.<p>Meadow, a Y Combinator-backed startup, was one of the earlier …

The pot industry is being cannibalized by startups

There's already the on-demand delivery startups like Meadow and Eaze which will deliver medical marijuana to your door. Pax has brought Apple-esque simple design to vaporizers.<p>Even the "Birchbox" subscription box model has come to cannabis.<p>The Guild is the incumbent in the market, but a new 500 …

Cannabis

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Marijuana dispensaries save lives, new study shows

The United States has a problem with painkillers. During the past 15 years, America has seen a tremendous growth in both the sales of prescription …

U.S. Marijuana Edibles, One Year In: State of the Infusion

Food infused with marijuana is having a moment, with increasing interest from Generation Next to Baby Boomers. Although eating marijuana to produce serene “high” feelings is millennia old, marijuana “edibles” as they are known are back in vogue, with 23 states legalizing pot for medicinal purposes …

How To Be Productive

CBD oil attracting seniors, soccer moms to medical marijuana [Review]

“Grandma doesn’t really understand she’s taking medical cannabis,” a caregiver relates with a smile.<p>After grandma broke her hip, the doctor prescribed the painkiller Percocet, but it made her nauseous, anxious and irritable — common side effects.<p>So the family sought an alternative, and found that a …

Cannabis

The Pot Whisperer: Amherst master grower in demand for cultivation expertise

Nova Scotia isn’t exactly at the forefront of the country’s burgeoning medical marijuana trade. In the year and a bit since Ottawa threw open the …

Catapult Wants To Be The Starbucks Of Marijuana-Infused Coffee

James Hull recently went back to his roots as a third generation horticulturist after a career in high-tech engineering. The result? Catapult, a Marijuana-infused coffee which according to Hull makes you feel blissful and energetic at the same time.<p>It seems only natural that Hull runs his company, …

How to make money the startup way

12 reasons you should never launch a startup in Boston

Here’s why you’ll want to steer clear of Boston if you’re launching a tech startup.<p><b>1. There’s zero funding.</b><p>Reality: A cool $4.86 billion was invested in 722 total Massachusetts tech companies from 2011-2014 (according to PricewaterhouseCoopers). DraftKings’ $250 million from Disney and Swirl’s $18 …

Runkeeper

Get high every morning with marijuana K-cups

Cafe American-dro<p>As more and more states legalize marijuana for recreational use, edibles and infusions are becoming a massive marketplace. <i>Yahoo Finance</i> now reports that coffee businesses are now infusing cannabis in their brews, ready to be bought in K-cups and coffee pods.<p>Uncle Ike's Pot Shop of …

Can Music Be Used as Medicine?

Biometric trackers are helping scientists tap into the body's response to songs and sound.<p>“Because you listened to Drake, how about Future next?”<p>Pandora, Spotify, and other music-streaming services try to predict what users might like to listen to, based on their tastes and what’s popular with …

The Brain

How to Write a Great Business Plan: Products and Services

The fourth in a comprehensive series to help you craft the perfect business plan for your startup.<p>In the <b>Products and Services</b> section of your business plan, you will clearly describe--yep--the products and services your business will provide.<p>Keep in mind that highly detailed or technical …

10 Essential Tools That Every Startup Needs

Marketing March 31, 2015 45 Reads share<p>Building a startup is a long-term affair and getting your minimum viable product off the ground sooner rather …

Startups

Native American Tribes Eye Marijuana Business---With Their Tax-Free Gaming Advantage

Native American tribes are poised to move into the lucrative legal marijuana businesses. With spreading legalization and with taxes being levied right and left, tribal tax advantages could be huge. In <i>California v. Cabazon Band of Mission Indians</i>, the Supreme Court ruled that in states permitting …

President Obama's Trifecta - Democrats Continue Economically Trouncing Republicans

This week marks the 6th anniversary of the stock market’s bull run, with the S&P up 206%. Only 3 other times since WWII have equities had such a prolonged, sustained growth series. Simultaneously, last week saw yet another month with over 200,000 non-farm jobs created, making the current rate of …

Don't let cheap oil prices blind you to this major investing opportunity

Based on recent media coverage of oil prices, it would seem investing in energy companies is about as lucrative as using $100 bills for toilet paper.<p>Too many people see this recent blip in prices and assume "this time is different" and oil prices won't do the exact same thing they have always done …

How Do I Build a Business Plan? (Infographic)

You have a powerful idea for the next big thing, but before you sell it to anyone, you have to get it all down on paper. It’s time to make a business plan.<p>How do you know if you’re headed in the right direction? Washington State University created an infographic that provides 10 guidelines to help …

Small Business

300+ Awesome Free Internet Resources You Should Know

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