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One Sixty Eight offers Investment opportunities in the growing Marijuana business

American-based innovative marketing organization, One Sixty Eight has announced investment opportunities for individuals looking to catch in on the …

Cannabis

This map shows every state that has legalized marijuana

Skye Gould/Business Insider<p><b>Recreational marijuana is legal in nine states and medical marijuana is legal in 29 states.</b>• <b><br>A 2017 Gallup poll showed that</b> …

Cannabis

Where to Find Funding for a Cannabis Business

With limited funding options, almost no loans available and countless new cannabis businesses emerging every day, where does an entrepreneur go for capital?<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><i>The following article is based on excerpts of</i> <i>Javier Hasse</i><i>’s book</i> Start Your Own …

Entrepreneurship

The End of the Joint As We Know It

Willie Nelson may be a legendary country musician, but he is first and foremost the world’s most famous joint ambassador. Legend has it that he once …

Cannabis

Private Equity Has Become the Lifeblood of the Legal Weed Industry

Growing pains afflict any industry on the precipice of a boom, but the struggle to access the funds needed to expand has become particularly acute in …

Venture Capital

'People Are Going To Get Over THC And Start Developing Their Terpene Palettes,' Predicts Neuroscientist Adie Poe

The future of cannabis connoisseurship is in terpenes—not THC, according to neuroscientist Adie Poe. The co-founder and Chief Science Officer of the …

The Policy Barriers to Marijuana Banking

Summary:<p>Although cannabis-related businesses have thrived in the localities that have legalized marijuana as a consumer product, the industry has …

Tracking the Marijuana Investment Market in 2018

Pot Stocks: What Investors Need to Know in 2018 and Beyond<p>Cannabis is not king yet, but Green Gold offers investors potential.<p>Updated March 01, …

Cannabis Stocks Begin To Reflect The Real Industry

When I first began following the publicly-traded cannabis stocks in early 2013, I was most surprised to see how the companies that purported to be serving the industry were actually doing so little in that regard. It was just a handful or two of companies, and none of them actually grew or sold …

Cannabis

Legalizing Marijuana Nationwide Would Create One Million Jobs, Study Says

Legalizing marijuana nationwide would create more than one million new jobs within the next decade, a new study says.<p>Analysis from New Frontier Data, …

Did Jeff Sessions Just Increase the Odds Congress Will Make Marijuana Legal?

The attorney general has created intolerable uncertainty for a growing industry that is now demanding legal protections from Congress. And lawmakers are listening.<p>When Jeff Sessions announced Thursday morning he had removed the barrier that had held back federal prosecutors from pursuing marijuana …

Cannabis

U.S. Pot ETF's Assets Soar as Investors Rush Into Sector

Investors are falling over themselves to get into the first pure-play marijuana ETF to list in the U.S., sending its assets up more than 13-fold in …

Cannabis

How a Maryland bank is quietly solving the marijuana industry’s cash problem

Most banks refuse to open accounts for cannabis-related businesses even in states where pot is legal, citing federal laws that outlaw the drug and consider it on par with cocaine and heroin.<p>In Maryland, however, at least one community bank is working with the state’s newly launched medical …

Cannabis

Which CBD Method Is Right For You? A Look at Oils, Gummies, Pills, and More

Now that we've broached the ever-mysterious, immensely complex subject of how much CBD to take for your symptoms (spoiler: it depends), it's time to figure out the best <i>form</i> of CBD to use for your symptoms. Should you try a chocolate treat or a gummy? What about a capsule? A sublingual tincture or …

Recreational Pot is Officially Legal in California

OAKLAND, Calif. — Retail cannabis shops in California opened their doors on Monday for the first time, inaugurating what proponents say will become the world’s largest market for legalized recreational marijuana.<p>A transaction that remains illegal in many parts of the country seemed almost banal on …

Cannabis

Legal Weed Isn’t The Boon Small Businesses Thought It Would Be

As California opens its market Jan. 1, Washington state’s experience serves as a warning.<p>The business of selling legal weed is big and getting …

Cannabis

Here's How Big the U.S. Marijuana Market Could Be in 2018

The marijuana market is going to go gangbusters next year, thanks to the opening up of new recreational markets.<p>The groundswell of optimism …

The Promise of Legal Pot

Marijuana permeated every aspect of hippie culture in 1960s: Think of Merry Pranksters sitting atop a Volkswagen bus smoking a branch-sized doobie. …

Cannabis

Burgeoning Marijuana Industry Has a Growing Need for Scientists

The cannabis industry increasingly is viewed as immense source of new jobs at all skill levels.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>People don't immediately associate the marijuana industry with science but if you are a scientist, or plan to become one, it’s an association …

Cannabis

Say Hello to the Very First Marijuana ETF You Can Buy in the U.S.

Investors can now diversify their cannabis holdings with just one click.<p><i>This article was updated on April 8, 2018, and originally published on Nov.</i> …

Cannabis

Marijuana Won Tuesday's Election

Voters in two states chose new governors on Tuesday. Both of those elections – as well as the results of a number of local races across the country — will have huge implications for efforts to legalize marijuana.<p>Here’s an overview of cannabis-specific ballot measures that voters approved, along …

Cannabis

Weed ad mocks those ridiculous prescription drug commercials

Anyone with a cable TV subscription can relate to the onslaught of prescription drug commercials, and the laughable formula they all use in order to …

Cannabis

Is Marijuana Good for Health? How Drug Laws Restrict Research of Cannabis Treatments

On Wednesday, Pennsylvania's health department unveiled a landmark registry for its residents who use medical marijuana. The new website will serve …

Military vets give strong support for legalizing medical marijuana, poll finds

An overwhelming majority of American war veterans now support legal access to medical marijuana, according to a new poll.<p>A national survey released on Thursday by the American Legion found that 81 percent of military veteran households “want to have cannabis as a federally-legal treatment,” reports …

Cannabis

As American Attitudes Become More Liberal, Even Republicans Favor Pot Legalization

A slight majority of Republicans for the first time joined lopsided majorities of Democrats and independents to support legal cannabis.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>A major turning point has occurred in the marijuana legalization movement: Now, a majority of …

Cannabis

The Marijuana Machine Rolls Ahead

Since Colorado legalized recreational marijuana in 2012, seven other states and the District of Columbia have followed suit. Next year, California, …

Cannabis

A Former Blackrock Executive Is Raising One Of The Biggest Marijuana Funds Yet

A private equity fund co-chaired by a former BlackRock Inc. executive is planning to raise $250 million to invest in marijuana businesses in places …

Cannabis

New bill would allow for use, sale and growth of marijuana in St. Louis

<b>ST. LOUIS •</b> A bill filed this week that would allow marijuana to be used, sold and grown in St. Louis aims to reduce disproportionate penalties for …

Cannabis

For the first time, a majority of Republicans support marijuana legalization

For the first time in nearly 50 years of Gallup polling on the question, a majority of American Republicans say they support marijuana legalization.<p>Fifty-one percent of Republicans surveyed by Gallup this month said they support legalization, up sharply from 42 percent a year ago. Even larger …

Cannabis

AG Sessions blocks progress on medical cannabis research

By John Hudak, Christine StengleinLast week, during a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) asked Attorney General Jeff Sessions a …

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