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Has the Trump Administration Directly Threatened the Legal Cannabis Industry in the Past 3 Months?

March 22, 2017

Legal CannabisThere has been a lot of speculation so far as far as the effect the Trump administration will have on the legal weed industry. So far the first 3 months have been full of questions in regards to his selection of Jeff Sessions, a known anti-cannabis advocate as his attorney general and the effect he will have on a thriving industry. Has Trump done anything else to threaten the legal weed industry? Here's what we know.

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The 5 Best Web Builders For Putting Your Marijuana Dispensary On The Map

March 22, 2017

Marijuana DispensaryIt's time to let people outside your city know about the good works of your awesome dispensary. You want a wider customer base, a bigger presence and frankly, higher sales. You need a website but content management systems (CMS) are a dime a dozen and it's hard to know which one is best for your budget, technical skill level, and market. These five web builders have all the tools to take your dispensary to the world wide web.

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Marijuana In Australian Government: The Steady Comeback of Pot Down Under

March 22, 2017

Marijuana in AustraliaOften seen by outsiders as a fairly progressive country, Australia has a tendency to follow closely behind its European and American brethren when it comes to social legislation. When it comes to pot, however, the continent is quickly catching up with the pack.

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Articles, Cannabis Culture, Decriminalization, Economic Benefits, Marijuana, Recreational Marijuana
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Getting Shout Outs: 3 Tips for Making Influencer Marketing Work for Your Marijuana Business

March 22, 2017

Marijuana IndustryThanks to an industry-wide stigma and some tight regulations, trying to draw customers to your dispensary can feel like an Everest-level uphill battle.

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Sativa and Indica: Are there any pure strains out there?

March 15, 2017

Sativa and IndicaThe terms Cannabis Sativa L. and Cannabis Indica Lam. were created many years ago to identify the two species of the Cannabaceae family. Nowadays, these names go by the more familiar terms “Sativa” and “Indica.” After hundreds of years of breeding and blending these plants for potency, aroma, flavor, and cerebral effects, one question remains: Are there any more true Sativas or Indicas out there today? 

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Advice, Articles, Cannabis Culture, Education, Strains, THC
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Measuring Weed – All the Weed Measurements You Should Know

March 10, 2017

measuring weedBack in the day, in order to find out how much weed you had, triple beam scales were the only option. For those of you accustomed to digital scales, triple beams were the ones with a platform and 3 sliding weights. Measuring marijuana has definitely changed over the past few decades, but it has always been important to determine quantity before putting your weed in the proper storage container.

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O.my! the Rise of O.penVAPE

March 9, 2017

Jeremy Hiedel O.penVapeIt started with six. Six dispensary owners and growers created O.penVAPE in 2012. Since that point it has effectively become one of the largest brands in the industry, earning CEO Jeremy Heidl, a spot on the Leafbuyer 2016 Power List. The company now turns out high-quality oils and vaporizers all across the country and even internationally!

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Rookie Sensations: New Cannabis Industry Shows Economic Promise

February 7, 2017

cannabis industry shows economic promise feature imageThis year, maybe more than ever, the political process seemed like a dumbfounding whirlwind. From top to bottom, political issues were being driven home and debated diligently. What you may not have noticed in all the political turmoil is the cannabis industry — and all extraneous arms it contains — only gained more traction on the national landscape. No matter which side of the political aisle you stand, the presence of big marijuana business as a nationally competitive economic player is becoming impossible to ignore. Whether just starting a newly legalized statewide cannabis industry, or taking advantage and finding key success demographics of one already established, the potential for increased profits from pot is there for the taking.

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A Decades-Deep Look into the HollyWEED Sign Change Prank

January 13, 2017

hollyWEED sign prank history featureRebellious, playful, and socially progressive has yet again struck a chord within California marijuana culture, with the Hollywood sign, over a span of 41 years having been twice tinkered with in a cannabis awareness sort of way. In acknowledgment of the modern feat California artist ‘Jesus Hands' performed alone early morning January 1st, 2017, taking nearly three hours to complete, I went ahead and took a deep look into the HollyWEED sign change. The origins, if applied simply, were motivated by changes to California marijuana laws; however, I believe that, like any good reboot, the culture itself is passing a familiar threshold, if only in a deja vu sort of way.

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Research Round-up: The Best Cannabis Studies Published in 2016

January 11, 2017

best cannabis studies 2016 logo leafbuyer blogFrom the perspective of the earth, the annual celestial orbit around the sun encompassing 2016 was, probably, nice; it went full circle, had some seasons, and chilled (* heated). No meteorites and only a few quakes. For the species that dominates the planet’s biosphere, the year took twists and turns that no one was prepared for. Here in the United States,  the Trump Administration is an actual thing and cannabis is now permitted, either recreationally, medically, or both, in an additional eight states in the US.

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