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10 Marijuana Myths Exposed

We have all probably talked to someone that has said at least one of the below statements… “Legal pot will target kids!” “Kids will think pot is OK!” “Teen use will skyrocket!” “Productivity will suffer!” “Roads full of stoned drivers!” “Today’s pot is...

DC Residents Want to Know Where to Get Weed

Our nations capital recently made it legal for adults 21 and older to possess up to 2 ounces of marijuana and able to grow up to 6 marijuana plants (3 of which could be mature at a time), problem is, no one knows where to purchase the marijuana plants and/or the legal...

Integration With Tellermate

Viridian Sciences is happy to announce integration with Tellermate’s Intelligent Cash Counting system! The need to count cash is universal however, the management processes are diverse and varied. For this reason, we offer a range of electronic cash counters...

Meet the Women Pushing Pot in D.C.

Marijuana legalization is getting some help from Women. More and more women are standing up and taking the reins of leadership of new legal marijuana businesses. In pantsuits and blowouts, blazers and high-fashion buns, 60 or so members of Women Grow, a newly launched...

Colorado’s Pot Revenue Goes Up in Smoke

Contrary to what we have seen in articles on the web, the recent announcement that citizens of Colorado will be getting a tax refund from the state was due to marijuana tax money. Not true. “These refunds are being caused by a little-known provision and the economy,”...

Battle for Hemp Legalization Heating Up!

Hemp is the hot pot topic in WA DC these days. The bill, the “Industrial Hemp Farming act of 2015” is taking off and gaining a good following. The economic argument for industrial Hemp legalization is a strong one as well.  The U.S. hemp industry is already achieving...

Everyone in Olympia Has a Pot Plan

Currently there are 2 new plans in Olympia WA to make changes to the medical and recreational marijuana laws.  One is good…the other not so much… The first plan: A confusing approach from Senator Ann Rivers (R-La Center) to keep the medical system separate...

Women and Cannabis

As the legalization of cannabis in more and more states takes hold, it is the women who are emerging as the industry leaders. Women are an integral part of the cannabis industry as growers, caregivers, users, entrepreneurs, scientists and executives. As...

Testing Flower Power

Legal marijuana is starting to roll out in Oregon with some bumps being found along the way.  Testing is a a big one that is being debated as the rules for measure 91 are hammered out. Marijuana consumption by adults 21 and over begins July 1, 2015. In the mean time,...

America’s Smartest Cities Love Pot

Not a coincidence at all that a recent survey shows that smart people love pot. The survey ranked cities across the nation based on the percentage of residents aged 25 or older with a bachelor’s degree or greater level of education. The top three most educated...

Rethinking Marijuana Strains: Did we get it wrong?

Seems after more than 40 years we may have gotten the genetics of marijuana all wrong!  What you thought was one genetic…is really another… It seems Richard Evans Schultes, the man who created the original taxonomy for cannabis in the 1970s, misidentified...

Legal Marijuana Sales Grow 74% in 2014

It is pretty clear that the legalization of Marijuana is paying off big time.  Sales of recreational marijuana has grown 74% in 2014 according to the investment firm ArcView. The investment firm ArcView Group, which also performs cannabis research, claims in its State...

The marijuana effect

This article and video aired on CBS News: 60 Minutes on January 11, 2015.  It is a very indepth look at a Marijuana operation.   Reed and watch the video from CBS News 60...

The War on Drugs Is Burning Out

Every day brings us closer and closer to winning the war on drugs…as in stop fighting about it. Legalizing Marijuana is proving to not be the end of the world as some who are against it prophesized.  In fact, studies are showing that crime is down, DUII’s...

Need A Career Change?

As more and more states start legalizing marijuana for recreational or medical use, new careers are coming online. One of the careers: 12. Web & Software As mentioned previously, companies like Leafly are blazing the trail into the online space when it comes to...

Marijuana Legalization Can Proceed in DC

Despite attempts by politicians in the 2014 election to block the legalization of marijuana in Washington DC, the new attorney General Karl Racine says legalization can move forward. Provisions added to the federal spending bill by members of Congress suggested that...

Meet the Man Who Discovered Weed’s Secret Ingredient

Professor Raphael Mechoulam originally asked the National Institute of Health in the US for a grant to study cannabis he was turned down. “They told me, ‘Come back to us when you choose another subject—marijuana is not an American problem,’” the 84-year-old Israeli...

Marijuana on Wall Street as pot goes public

As more states legalize recreational marijuana, entrepreneurs are sprouting everywhere including on Wall Street as pot is now starting to be publicly traded in across the table stock trades.     Read more here in the Mashable.com...

The first e-commerce was a drugs deal

40 years ago students at two technical colleges arranged the first marijuana drug deal via the internet. In 1971 or 1972, Stanford students using Arpanet accounts at Stanford University’s Artificial Intelligence Laboratory engaged in a commercial transaction...

Taxes Hammering WA Marijuana Stores

While it may seem the legal cannabis stores are making money hand over fist, they really are not. Most of their profit margin is taken away by all the taxes they have to pay to the state. Read more here in the Marijuana Business Daily article:...

Weed by the Numbers

  Since marijuana became legal for recreational consumption, the State of Washington has been watching the numbers.  Taxes are coming in at record numbers. It’s a little tough to draw any big conclusion about state-licensed marijuana sales in Washington just yet...

Medical Marijuana and Employers

As more states move to enact either medical and/or recreational marijuana laws, employers are kind of confused about how to enforce the drug testing in the workplace. As more states trend towards legalization, employers must keep close watch on legal developments in...