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Food as Pharma?

On the surface, the recent High Times Cannabis Cup in Seattle appeared to be one big counter culture smoke fest for “Free the Weed!” enthusiasts. With reggae music pumping and Twitter ablaze with photos of cannabis dabbing Millennials blowing psychotropic smoke rings, there were clusters of grizzled gray beards and former hippies now eligible for AARP discounts.

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Cannabis Should Mean More than Taxes

$3,098,866,907 – that’s a lot of bread. In fact, that figure is more than twice as much as the entire 2013 budget for the Small Business Administration, according to NerdWallet. That $3 billion figure came from a study conducted by the aforementioned personal finance site; $3 billion represents the amount of revenue the United States would see from taxes every year if marijuana were legalized throughout the country.

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Estimates Market for U.S. Marijuana Sales by State

This first ever report estimates the current size of the U.S. retail market sales based on real revenue data as reported by the Colorado Department of Revenue. It calculates the data based on average annual monthly sales (low end) using YTD sales by category and by month as well as the trending estimated based on the most recent monthly sales. The report also estimates the black market revenue based on a gap study done for the Colorado Department of revenue.

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Marijuana and Technology to Collide This Weekend in Denver at the Marijuana Tech Startup Competition

DENVER, Sept. 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Tonight, more than 200 developers, investors and entrepreneurs will kick-off the inaugural Marijuana Tech Startup Competition, a hackathon devoted to developing products and services for the cannabis industry.

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Houston VC Explores Potential of Marijuana Fund

James Tao, one of the co-founders of Houston Health Ventures, will explore the potential of establishing a marijuana-specific fund at the inaugural Marijuana Investment Conferences event Oct. 5-6.

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Is Florida’s Amendment 2 Losing Steam?

In less than two months Florida voters will be going to the polls to decide whether or not to approve a proposed ballot initiative, dubbed Amendment 2, which would legalize medical marijuana. The ballot measure has enjoyed overwhelming support and stands to generate billions in economic activity.

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Hemp’s Versatility Invites Opportunity

Many people are aware of the benefits that THC and CBD provide, but hemp is something that has yet to be examined on a larger scale. Hemp, which comes from the same plant as marijuana–Cannabis Sativa L–is commonly used for industrial and commercial purposes.

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GreenPay Signs Software License Agreement in Nevada and Partners with Leading Marijuana Payments and Banking Services Provider

GreenPay LLC, a mobile payments provider to the legal marijuana industry and a wholly owned subsidiary of MyECheck, Inc. (OTC PK: MYEC), the leading innovator and licensor of electronic check systems for mobile payments, announced today that it has signed a license agreement with MJ Safe Pay, a new Nevada company established to capitalize on the emerging legal marijuana industry in Nevada.

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WeedHire.com Ranked Number One Most Visited Career Site for Legal Marijuana Jobs

FAIR LAWN, N.J., Sept. 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — AnythingIT/WeedHire (OTCBB: ANYI) today announced that WeedHire.com was the most visited career site in the legal cannabis industry during the month of August, according to SimilarWeb, which measures online behavior worldwide.

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Landlord Workshop Tackles Marijuana Issues

Marijuana legalization has left Clark County landlords with many questions regarding their rights as property owners.

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