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How Important Is the 2016 Election for Cannabis?

Cannabis legalization has, in an historic turn of events, become a notable topic in the 2016 race for president of the United States. The subject has come up in both the Republican and Democratic debates with even Jeb Bush admitting that he smoked (and inhaled) with only a laughing "sorry, Mom" as …

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Beauty Products Made with Cannabis: Should You Take a Hit? | Women's Health

There have been some studies done on cannabis seed oil used in topical skin-care products. “It’s rich in fatty acids, which can help hydrate and improve barrier function of the skin,” says Joshua Zeichner, M.D., director of cosmetic and clinical research at The Mount Sinai Hospital in New York. …

Love Triggers Your Brain’s Weed Receptor

Bonding with other humans really does give a natural high.<p>What happens when “love hormones” and “bliss molecules” collide? A whole lot of happy akin …

Does Cannabis Need a Corporate Makeover?

This is a time of real change in the legal cannabis industry. Just in the last year we've made many business inroads and technological innovations that have stoked already red-hot growth. As fantastic and meteoric as the industry's ascension has been, though, we've only just started to develop its …

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This Incubator Is Helping Cannabis Businesses Blaze a Trail Forward in a Budding Industry

This story appears in the September 2015 issue of <i>Entrepreneur</i>. Subscribe »<p><i>Check out other industries that are benefiting from launchpads here.</i><p>Startups in the legal marijuana business have unique concerns—initially, finding a welcoming bank, credit card provider and landlord. Even those who don’t …

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Salmon that will get you baked: weed-infused fish the latest in cannabis cuisine

Josh Pollack put two of his favorite things together to create a bagel and lox breakfast that will get your stoned – and he’s looking at matzah ball soup next<p>Sliced thin with flecks of dill peeking out, the salmon looks like any other of gravlax you would have for brunch. But put it on a bagel with …

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This Is What Happens When You Say "I Quit" On Live TV

TV reporter Charlo Greene didn't just quit her job. She quit it on live TV. But, she didn't just quit it on live TV, she said "Fuck it. I quit" on …

Big Pharma-Produced Cannabis Is Likely Coming to the U.S.

For those hoping that Big Pharma could still be blocked from the medical cannabis scene there is bad news: the deal is done. Look for the first naturally-derived, Big Pharma-produced cannabis product to be on the market by the first half of 2016, perhaps even sooner.<p>Epidiolex is a liquid …

The Cannabis Chemist

Most Americans live in a state where medical marijuana, in some form, is legal. But all marijuana isn’t the same. Different plants have different …

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Pipes with Cannabis Traces Found in Shakespeare’s Garden, Suggesting the Bard Enjoyed a “Noted Weed”

Not more than 10 days ago, Jonathan Crow highlighted for you Adam Bertocci’s <i>Two Gentlemen of Lebowski,</i> a book that asks you to suspend disbelief and …

Lt. Gov. Newsom: California will legalize cannabis in 2016

Californians will legalize, tax and regulate cannabis for adult use in the 2016 general election, Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom told Real Time with Bill Maher Friday.<p>The statement amounts one of to the most strident predictions — from one of the world’s highest ranking politicians — about the success of …

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First Church of Cannabis Inaugural Service

INDIANAPOLIS — The First Church of Cannabis held its first service Wednesday afternoon, but there was one notable absence: cannabis.<p>In a move that church leadership and supporters have identified as religious persecution, Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department Chief Richard Hite declared at a …

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9 Insights on the Colorado Cannabis Business

Aspen hosted the first Cannabis Grand Cru (CGC), which created an intimate and private environment for leaders in the cannabis world to convene, …

The Super Snobby Mail-Order Cannabis Set You’ve Always Wanted Is Here

Ladies and gentlemen, the era of low-class weed puffing is over! No more shall patricians have to puff on the same social level as plebeians! No more …

How to Make a Great-Tasting Cannabis Smoothie

Start with the buds, then bust out the juicer.<p>Katie Marsh doesn't look like a stoner, but if you took away her cannabis smoothie, she'd probably clock you. Marsh began her morning ritual of juicing weed one year ago, four years after she was diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis. She tried ibuprofen, …

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The Rise of a Colorado Cannabis Entrepreneur

Wanda James describes herself and her husband, Scott Durrah, as "serial entrepreneurs." They've owned restaurants, consulting companies, and they are the first African American dispensary owners in Colorado. However, the goal is more than just bringing pot to the people. In the mid-nineties, James …

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Cannabis startup Tradiv is raising $1M to connect growers and sellers

Boulder, Colorado-based Tradiv is raising a $1 million round as it gears up to launch its B2B marketplace for cannabis cultivators, marijuana infused product companies, and dispensaries.<p>That’s right: The B2B pot ecosystem is unfolding right before our eyes.<p>Backed by Cannabis accelerator …

US government says cannabis kills cancer cells

Researchers say drug kills cancer cells in rats but cautions against use by humans<p>The US government has confirmed that cannabis can kill cancer cells after the drug did so in tests on mice and rats, according to the National Cancer Institute.<p>The development will provide further ammunition for …

The Movers, Shakers and Bakers in the Cannabis Revolution

Entrenched stoner culture often treats newcomers with a raised eyebrow.<p>Maybe the old guard fears mainstream change and convention, and indeed progressive brands continue to modernize the culture with fresh ideas and innovations. The traditionalists represent the foundation, but what about the other …

Exploring the Cannabis Clubs of Southern Spain, Europe's New Weed Destination

In the past five years, hundreds of legal private members cannabis clubs have opened throughout Spain.<p>Over the last five years, Spain has come to rival the Netherlands as Europe's cannabis hub. The country's legal framework around weed, which allows its use and sale within private members clubs, …

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The Green Rush: Finding Tech Business Opportunities Within The Cannabis Sector

Eddie Miller Contributor<p>Eddie Miller is CEO of InvestInCannabis.<p>Cannabis, marijuana, pot, weed, ganja, Mary Jane, doobage. Whatever you call it, it has taken center stage in the world of investment. It’s getting the 15 minutes of fame it rightfully deserves, and it’s getting it right now. …

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Legal Marijuana Is The Fastest-Growing Industry In The U.S.: Report

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.<p>Researchers from The ArcView Group, a cannabis …

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Cannabis Social Network MassRoots Wants a Nasdaq Listing

Earlier this week, Denver-based social network for cannabis users, MassRoots, filed an application to have its shares listed on the Nasdaq. The …

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I Went to a Cannabis Salon to Taste Farm-to-Table Weed

Cannabis startup Flow Kana has been hosting "tasting salons"—part farmer's market, part posh affair—to introduce consumers to their growers.<p>If you've never heard of farm-to-table bud, the idea is basically identical to the food movement of the same name. Instead of buying grass from one of …

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Israel Could Grow Into A Global Cannabis Startup Superpower

Known for its dynamic tech startups, agricultural innovations, and security solutions, Israel could soon add cannabis powerhouse to the list, thanks to domestic efforts to decriminalize the drug… and a push to use it as a medical export.<p>Israel is already a leading global player in clinical testing …

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Hemp Homes Could Hit New High As Growing Cannabis Gets Legal

Times are changing for the cannabis cousins. States are legalizing marijuana, and the U.S. is easing its ban on growing hemp. Will a hemp boom follow?<p>The Declaration of Independence was drafted on paper made from it. Henry Ford built car parts with it. George Washington grew it. Now, as more …