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Why You Should Invest in the Nationwide Green Rush Before 4/20

April 10, 2017

nationwide green rush statisticsThe wave of marijuana decriminalization and recreational cannabis legalization has brought joy to millions of consumers. As of April 2017, seven states and the District of Columbia have implemented, or are in the processes of marijuana reform. Inevitably, cannabis connoisseurs from California, Colorado,  Maine, Massachusetts, Nevada, Alaska, Oregon, Washington, and the nation's capital are itching to open or invest in marijuana businesses.

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Regional Diction-ary: Does Your State Say Adult Use Marijuana or Recreational Marijuana?

March 29, 2017

adult use marijuana, conversation, outside, talkingAs cannabis laws have come to fruition in recent years, there has been different terminology on the ballots. For states that have legalized marijuana, the language used to describe non-medical use has expanded beyond medical or recreational. Understanding these phrases are important as more regions adopt weed-friendly legislation.

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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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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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The Root of It All: Scientifically Researched Cannabis Oil Products

February 14, 2017

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4 Common Diseases CBD Has Been Shown to Treat

February 13, 2017

COMMON DISEASES CBD TREATS ALZHEIMER'S DISEASECommonly-known cannabis constituent Cannabidiol (CBD) interacts with brain and muscles cells using the body's natural Endocannabinoid (EC) system. Receptors in the brain, striated, and skeletal muscle tissue bind CBD molecules, causing a reaction from the body. In the both the brain and muscle tissue, CBD has been shown to cause an anti-inflammatory response, making CBD a strong candidate as a treatment for a variety of health issues. These same receptors bind THC in the brain initiating, instead, a psychoactive reaction — this is the “high” experienced by marijuana users.

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Elizabeth Warren and the Crucible of Marijuana Banking — A Social Welfare Perspective

January 9, 2017
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Elizabeth Warren seeks to get marijuana banking out of legal limbo.

If you've ever been into a dispensary, it is, in many ways, an unrivaled cannabis purchasing experience of the modern era. And yet, there remains one thing constant: you have to pay with cash. Holding true in both legal and illegal markets for marijuana, this technicality has been largely overshadowed where cannabis markets have pressed the YES button on adult legalization but is nonetheless an example of the shaky ground on which marijuana legally exists.

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From Licensing to Possession: Colorado Marijuana Laws Compared to New Maine Laws

January 6, 2017

colorado marijuana laws compared to new maine laws logoIt's always fun comparing state-by-state cannabis laws, as it highlights two things: regional culture and the interpretation of federal expectations therein. As you can imagine, the distillation of two legitimate powers — social power from culture, actual power per governmental adherence — in regards to cannabis leads us into a legal territory that is akin to walking on eggshells; an uneven legal landscape foreshadowing anxiety, scrutiny, and oversight (and revenue).

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What is CBD and Why is it Such a Big Deal?

December 30, 2016
what is CBD?
Cannabidiol (CBD)

Editors Note: A previous version of this blog post incorrectly asserted the DEA made a scheduling action on cannabis constituent cannabidiol (CBD). Rather, the DEA change was to that of a tracking code, and has no change to the legality or illegality of cannabidiol (CBD).

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