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 national network of female marijuana entrepreneurs, gathered at the National Press Club on Thursday morning for a press conference ahead of a two-day lobbying tour of Capitol Hill. There wasn’t a Bob Marley T-shirt in sight. Read more here in the National Journal...

State Rep Commits Cannabis Civil Disobedience In Front Of Committee

New Hampshire state representative Kyle Tasker gave testimony on cannabis legalization at a recent criminal justice committee meeting. During his testimony in front of the committee, and in front of a state police officer, Tasker pulled out a bag of cookies, a vaporizer, and what appeared to be a bottle of cannabis tincture, which he claimed came from his “personal stash”. Read more here in the 420Magazine.com...

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 canna-businesses continue to explode in the U.S., more women are emerging as industry leaders with strong economic and political influence. Yet, despite the power that women in the cannabis industry wield, its still often feels like a “boys club.” Read more here in the Culture...

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 cities are all college towns with thriving cannabis industries in states employing different models of marijuana regulation. Read more here in the High Times...

Tommy Chong brand marijuana coming to Washington rec stores

As if there were not enough reasons to attend this years Cannacon event in Seattle WA on February 19-21… Debuting for the first time in Washington State at the recreational marijuana stores, TOMMY CHONG BRAND MARIJUANA! “We’re taking it to the next level,” Minehart said. “We are making sure that this is the best adult-use, I-502 cannabis that there is. It’s been tested more than once. It’s all top strain, all top of the plant. … It’s going to have a special seal on the packaging to prevent counterfeiting. We’re really going to take it up … to say this is a brand that you can trust, and if you consume it, you’ll know we signed off that this is the best and the real deal.” Read more here in the Seattle PI article: http://blog.seattlepi.com/marijuana/2015/01/28/tommy-chong-brand-marijuana-coming-to-washington-rec-stores/#30129101=0  ...

International Cannabis Business Conference Day 2: Getting Down To Business

International Cannabis Business Conference is gearing up to be a very exciting and informative event! Day two kicks off with travel guru Rick Steves, a true hero in the cannabis movement, especially those in Oregon who saw him tour the state preaching the gospel of cannabis legalization on his own dime. Steves, a self-made businessman himself, will share the knowledge gained from helping two states legalize cannabis, as he hopes that California will join the rest of the West Coast and legalize marijuana in 2016. Following Rick Steves, the Cannabiz 5000 panel features cannabis industry pioneers and veterans Debby Goldsberry, Amber Senter (one of my all time favorites in the marijuana world!), Dean Arbit, Liana Held and Kyndra Miller to discuss the ins and outs of dealing with marijuana laws and regulations, deal with the IRS, brand your business and adapt quickly in a changing marketplace and legal landscape. Read more here in the Weed Blog...

Washington Marijuana Traceability System Software: Cover-up or Sour Grapes? You Decide

The story continues regarding Washington State’s troubled marijuana traceability system. Recently, a flaw in the software was uncovered showing that users identities could be exposed to hackers and identity thieves. Read on and decide for yourself here in the Cannabis Business Executive article: http://www.cannabisbusinessexecutive.com/2015/01/follow-letter-editor-commentary/ Found the below quote on their page: PS: It may just be a coincidence, but www.cannabisbusinessexecutive.com has been under cyber-attack since we posted this story.   Link to original article from Cannabis Business...