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Medical Marijuana Still a Growing Industry

April 21, 2017

medical marijuana, stethoscope, drug war, opioidsMedical marijuana is a growing industry, and many people are still grappling with what that means, especially within the medical field. A recent poll has emerged with conflicting results: Most people think cannabis is a safer alternative to opioids, but don't think it's appropriate for pregnant women or children to use.

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Advice, Marijuana, Marijuana Business and Industry, Medicinal Marijuana
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Guide to Opening a Marijuana Dispensary

April 14, 2017

marijuana seo logoWith the Liberal government now in power in Canada, it seems that marijuana is starting to gain global popularity, and it has fallen into the spotlight of the medical field. Before he was elected, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau promised that he would see to it that Marijuana would be legalized for medicinal and recreational use in Canada. Now that he is settled into his newfound position, it is clear that he is making a significant effort to follow up on his promises; on April 20th, 2016, he announced that he would be initiating a task force to develop legislation for the reform of the current laws on both medicinal and recreational marijuana. In 2017, he has continued to follow up on the previous years' announcement, by providing updates on the status of the task force, including a statement on March 26th, 2017 that recreational pot will be legal by July 1, 2018.

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Advice, Marijuana, Marijuana Business and Industry, Marijuana Guides, Marijuana Revenues
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What You Need to Know to Get into the New California Recreational Marijuana Industry

April 10, 2017

handshake 4-10While the political domino effect of last year's presidential election is playing out, California is gearing up to roll out recreational marijuana legalization.

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California Dispensaries, California Marijuana, Marijuana Business and Industry
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Leafbuyer Presents: MiNDFUL – Applying Core Values From Colfax to Chicago

March 24, 2017

MiNDFUL budLooking at the current cannabis industry in Colorado, it is hard to believe that it started just 8 years ago. A regulated medical market arose in 2009 and adult-use dispensaries began appearing on street corners 5 years later, so citizens have had the chance to watch the legal cannabis market radically evolve over time. Small mom and pop dispensaries have become cannabis industry giants. Let's take a look at one of these phenomenal success stories: MiNDFUL.

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710, CBD, Growing Marijuana, Marijuana Business and Industry
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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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Little-Known Cannabis Social Media Platforms

March 7, 2017

Little-Known Cannabis Social Media PlatformsMany of the mainstream social media sites still consider cannabis taboo. If you've ever followed cannabis-related brands or just regular stoners who share weed pics and cannabis-related content on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram, you've probably noticed these pages getting deleted at one point or another. For cannabis brands who target the cannabis space, it's important to find other networks that will serve as better alternatives. Marketing cannabis brands through social media can be difficult, and finding other cannabis enthusiasts in a space where you aren't welcome can be tough. Here are the top 5 cannabis social media sites that everyone –whether you're an individual or a social media manager– who loves weed needs to check out!

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Location, Location, Location; But What About Space? GrowPodCo Solves Your Growing Space Issue

March 1, 2017

GrowPodCo mobile grow trailerWhen starting a new business, they — whoever they are — say it's all about "Location, location, location." Throw in the consideration of space in a potential location and the issue exacerbates.

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Collective, Marijuana, Marijuana Business and Industry, Marijuana Collective, Nationwide Marijuana, Recreational Marijuana
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Why is Jeff Sessions a Threat to Legal Marijuana?

March 1, 2017

jeff sessions pursed lipsWhen we look back on legal marijuana, 10…20…50 years down the line, it may be as a medicine, an age-restricted legal intoxicant, and the impetus of a state vs. federal government battle unseen before in the modern era. While speculation may be able to conjure more anxiety than anything else, the battle for legal marijuana — with Jeff Sessions as Attorney General — is poised to test the extent of State rights in our fine & friendly North American land parcel.

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California Marijuana, Cannabis Culture, Decriminalization, Decriminalization Bill, Marijuana Ban, Marijuana Business and Industry, Nationwide Marijuana
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What $1 Billion in Weed Looks Like in Joints, Ounces, Pounds

February 27, 2017

$1 Billion in Weed jointsColorado did it before anybody else – surpassing the $1 Billion in weed sales of legal cannabis in 10 months during 2016, just one year after coming up a teeny bit short of the milestone revenue figure the year before. That's absolutely amazing considering that marijuana was still illegal to use recreationally in Colorado a few short years ago. Imagine how much weed you could buy with 1 billion dollars. That's gotta be enough weed to kill Willie Nelson, right? Let's take a look at how many joints, ounces, and pounds of weed you'd be able to buy with a billion dollars.

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The Biggest Movers and Shakers in the 2016 Colorado Marijuana Industry

February 16, 2017

colorado marijuana laws issuesThe Colorado marijuana industry has become a financial behemoth that has recently made gains on the largest industrial giants including oil and gas.

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Colorado Dispensaries, Colorado Marijuana, Marijuana, Marijuana Business and Industry, Marijuana Collective, Marijuana Revenues
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