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Top Marijuana Private Equity and Venture Capital Funds | Investopedia

As more states voted to legalize some form of marijuana last year, the biggest being California, pot sales have gone through the roof. An ArcView …

This NY weed factory isn’t some hippie operation

The still Hudson Valley air is cut by a mustachioed-security guard’s ring tone — “Bad boys, bad boys, whatcha gonna do when they come for you?” — as …

Inside the Company Helping Native Americans Grow Cannabis

We talk to the founder of cannabis cultivation company Ultra Health ahead of their appearance on tomorrow night's episode of Weediquette.<p><i>You can watch this episode of WEEDIQUETTE tomorrow night at 9.20pm.</i><p>North of Las Vegas's bustling, fluorescent strip sits the Paiute Nation tribe. Like many other …

Microbes Might Explain Why Many Diets Backfire

The gut microbiomes of mice take time to change after bouts of weight loss, making them more vulnerable to regaining weight.<p>In 2009, Danny Cahill won the eighth season of <i>The Biggest Loser</i>, a reality TV show in which contestants compete to lose the most weight. Over the program’s seven months, …

13 Red Flags That Will Get Your Pitch Rejected Every Time

Investors are people too. A positive first impression can quickly turn negative if you innocently seem to violate business basics while profiling your new venture.<p>After listening to hundreds of startup pitches, and reading even more business plans, most new venture investors develop their own …

11 successful tech execs who left Silicon Valley to disrupt the marijuana industry

Entrepreneurs are seeing green when it comes to the legal marijuana industry.<p>Pot sales could hit $20 billion by 2020, with help from the chief executives, founders, and product gurus abandoning the technology sector for the fast-paced and ever-changing business of selling bud. More entrepreneurs …

America’s Legal Pot Economy Is Forced Underground

Punctuated by sharp intakes of breath, Max Simon repeated himself softly, trying to mask a deep frustration. “We … are … a … media … company. We …

Cannabis

5 Proteins That Build Muscle Fast

1 of 6<p>Elevate Your Gains<p>If your endless hours at the gym aren't helping you gain muscle, the problem might be in your nutrition. Use these five …

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The people against legalizing weed are not who you might think

California was the first state to legalize medical marijuana, but its attempt at full legalization could be thwarted by the drug's very industry.<p>Many …

Marijuana legalization may have an unexpected result: Drug smuggling into Mexico

Next month, Californians will vote on a raft of propositions, including one that would legalize recreational production and consumption of marijuana.<p>Proposition 64 would allow Californians over 21 to have up to an ounce of cannabis and permit people to grow up to six plants. It would put a 15% tax …

Cannabis

Weed on-demand startup Eaze inhales $13 million in funding to grow into new markets

The “Uber for weed” startup Eaze has grown quite a bit over the last year and it intends to expand even more. To get it there, Eaze has closed on $13 million in Series B funding from Fresh VC, DCM Ventures and Tusk Ventures.<p>Eaze launched in July of 2014 to help medical marijuana patients order …

Cannabis

Science Seeks to Unlock Marijuana Secrets

As the once-vilified drug becomes more accepted, researchers around the world are trying to understand how it works and how it might fight disease.<p>There’s nothing new about cannabis, of course. It’s been around humankind pretty much forever.<p>In Siberia charred seeds have been found inside burial …

Cannabis

The 14 Phrases Every VC Wants to Hear in Your Pitch

<i>This article is part of</i> Tools of the Trade<i>, a weekly series in which a variety of experts share actionable tips for achieving fast and effective</i> …

Prehistoric body found buried in cannabis-plant shroud at ancient Silk Road oasis

A body wrapped in cannabis plants has been found in a prehistoric tomb in China, in a discovery which suggests the psychoactive plant may have been …

'Shark Tank' investor Kevin O'Leary says the marijuana industry is 'like the end of prohibition'

In November, nine states will vote on whether to legalize pot, reports Business Insider's Ben Gilbert, and five of those votes will include recreational use as well as medicinal: Massachusetts, Maine, California, Arizona, and Nevada.<p>If those ballots pass along with medicinal marijuana ballot …

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Why Your Well-Funded Startup Still Went Under

Startups today don’t fail only because they lack funding; they fail because they lack customers.<p>If attracting heaps of venture capital is supposed to vouch for a startup’s potential, then how come so many of them wither and die a short time after they’re funded? Recent research by CB Insights shows …