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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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Advice, Collective, Marijuana Business and Industry, Marijuana Collective, Nationwide Marijuana
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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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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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California Cities Rushing to Pass Restrictive Laws on Medical Marijuana

January 21, 2016

In 1996 with the passage of Proposition 215, California made history by becoming the first state to allow the use of medical marijuana. Ever since then, advocates have criticized the state's sluggishness in establishing regulations. That's why cheers filled the streets when, on October 9 of 2015, Governor Jerry Brown's signed the Medical Marijuana Regulation and Safety Act. However, as individual cities are rushing to issue various bans on medical marijuana, the victory seems more hollow than it first appeared.

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California Dispensaries, California Marijuana, Cannabis Treatment, Collective, Growing Marijuana, Marijuana Ban, Marijuana Business and Industry, Marijuana Collective, Medicinal Marijuana
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Los Angeles Marijuana Dispensaries

October 6, 2015

Los Angeles Dispensary MarijuanaIt is a pretty well known fact that Los Angeles in 2010 had more dispensaries than Starbucks! So imagine every time you saw a Starbucks it was a dispensary! Since 1996 the amount of dispensaries in operation has increased drastically.

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California Dispensaries, Los Angeles Dispensaries, Marijuana Collective
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Economic Benefits of Legalizing Marijuana in California

August 31, 2015

moneyMarijuana is now recreationally legal in several states, and medical laws exist throughout many more states in the country. The fact is, legalizing cannabis is great for any local economy; and now, with Colorado and Washington rec sales operational for a couple of years, we have data to prove it.

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California Dispensaries, California Marijuana, Collective, Colorado Dispensaries, Colorado Marijuana, Colorado Marijuana Laws, Marijuana Collective, Uncategorized, Washington Marijuana, Washington Marijuana Laws
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FAQ: What you need to know about California Medical Marijuana Dispensaries

August 29, 2015

How long have Medical Dispensaries (collectives) been in California?

IMG_0491Since the passing of the Compassionate Use Act of 1996 (or Prop 215), there have been collectives operating in the state. At first, the number of collectives was very small due to fears of criminal persecution from the federal government. Over time, more local governments implemented their own rules for collectives and issued licenses. Now, there are well over 3,000 collectives operating in the state, most of which do not have licenses to operate. Many of these shops operate in a legal ‘gray area,' exploiting certain loopholes in state and local laws to operate their storefronts. Some of them are purely illegal.

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Washington State Brings In $70 Million From Recreational Marijuana Taxes In First Year

June 22, 2015

While Washington’s recreational marijuana program may have gotten off to a rocky start, some recent numbers show that it is now thriving. The numbers are in for the first year of legal sales, and they are substantial. In Colorado’s first year of legal weed, taxes and fees generated around $44 million dollars for the state, and $76 million if you count medical.

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Marijuana Business and Industry, Marijuana Collective, Recreational Marijuana, Washington Marijuana
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Medical Marijuana Collectives

April 17, 2015

While recreational marijuana remains illegal in California, the state's medical marijuana program has found huge success. With the success of the market, eager entrepreneurs are racing to open dispensaries all across the state. But would-be business owners are finding their dreams dashed after discovering most—if not all—local, state, and federal laws consider any for-profit dispensaries run by non-patients illegal.

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California Marijuana, Collective, Marijuana Collective
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