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Seattle Pot Stores Owners Hang On As Weed Prices Fall

Category: Medical Marijuana | Posted on Mon, August, 17th 2015 by THCFinder

It's been a year since the first retail pot shops opened in Washington, and the cost of weed has dropped significantly. But that’s not stopping eager pot entrepreneurs hoping to get in on the budding industry.

When Ian Eisenberg opened Uncle Ike's in Seattle last September, marijuana was selling at about $25 per gram. He said he had no idea what he was doing.

"We really had no expectations because we didn’t know what to expect, we had no experience in the pot business,” Eisenberg says. "We had no experience in retail. I remember the first day we opened, we didn’t even have change in our cash registers for customers."

According to the Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board, prices were high at first because the supply couldn’t keep up with the initial demand. Over the year, however, production has amped up, which has brought the price down to an average of $11 per gram. Eisenberg said that means he's losing money.

"We’re the classic business school 101 joke, that we lose a little bit with every transaction and we’re trying to make it up in volume," he said.

Read More:http://kuow.org/post/seattle-pot-stores-owners-hang-weed-prices-fall


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Michigan House Unveils Brand-New Medical Marijuana Provisioning Centers Act

Category: Medical Marijuana | Posted on Sun, August, 16th 2015 by THCFinder

michigan marijuanaA yer and a half ago the Michigan House of Representatives passed the Provisioning Centers Act and the associated Smoking Alternatives Bills by near-unanimous consent. They were not voted on before the 2013-14 session expired and were reintroduced this year. On Tuesday a new version of those bills will be presented to the House Judiciary Committee that look almost nothing like the proposals that had the support of the medical marijuana community.

Although there exists no public copies of the newest drafts of HB 4209 and HB 4210, some things are known. These bills will not allow caregivers to sell their overages to a dispensary. Any cannabis sold to any dispensary, called Provisioning Centers, will have to be intentionally created for commercial distribution in licensed commercial grow operations of from 500 – 1,500 plants, the rumors say, with the exception of a caregiver selling to their five patients and ONLY their five patients.

Some of these issues were discussed on the Planet Green Trees Radio Show, on an episode featuring Robin Schneider of the National Patients Rights Association. The NPRA has been moderating the decline of the bills as best they can, but newcomers in the game of lobbying legislators have diverted the intent from being a patient-friendly bill to one that unzips the pants of big business.

“This could be the end of the caregiver system as we know it,” Jim Powers noted on that episode of the Planet Green Trees Radio Show. Powers has haunted the House and Senate chambers for two years, pushing the lawmakers to enact legislation to protect the non-smoked forms of cannabis used by his son Ryan and other pediatric cannabis patients across the state. That bill – HB 4210- is tied to the fate of the Provisioning Centers Act.

Read More:http://www.theweedblog.com/michigan-house-unveils-brand-new-medical-marijuana-provisioning-centers-act/


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75,000 square foot medical marijuana plant to open next week

Category: Medical Marijuana | Posted on Sun, August, 16th 2015 by THCFinder

BARRY, Ill. - A 75,000 square foot medical marijuana manufacturing and research facility is one week away from growing marijuana and studying the science behind the cannabis.
 
Revolution Industries CEO Tim McGraw called it the most sophisticated, technologically advanced facility in the world. It's two hours from St. Louis, in a small town of 1400 people called Barry, Illinois.
 
A long winding road takes you up to the edge of the cornfields that sit across from the warehouse like building. The owners of this cultivation center believe they're in place where progress meets a purpose.
 
"I never thought I would see this day" said Brenda Partridge.
 
She cried and clapped as McGraw addressed the crowd.
 
"43,000 Americans died from pharmaceutical overdoses, and 22 veterans commit suicide everyday," because he said, they were prescribed anti depressants and opiates.
 

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As it grows, marijuana business becomes more tech savvy

Category: Medical Marijuana | Posted on Fri, August, 14th 2015 by THCFinder

When he first began buying medical marijuana to treat his multiple sclerosis, Mark Manasse was forced to visit a dispensary every time he needed to get fresh buds.

But thanks to a host of new apps like Quil, he can order the marijuana from his home in California and wait for the delivery to arrive in less than an hour - much like you would a pizza.

"I like that they show me the expected delivery time so I can figure out, OK, I had better finish cooking dinner then, so I can be ready for when the delivery arrives," Manasse told CNET.com's Lexy Savvides.

The delivery apps are part of a growing push by the cannabis industry to bring technology to bear on everything from growing and testing to selling and delivering their product. And with the medical marijuana sector legal in 23 states and Washington, D.C. and becoming big business in places like California, where sales reached $1.1 billion last year, there is no shortage of entrepreneurs and investors interested in getting in on the action.

Read More:http://www.cbsnews.com/news/as-it-grows-marijuana-business-becoming-more-tech-savvy/


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Backers of Denver initiative allowing marijuana in bars deliver petitions, await ballot certification

Category: Medical Marijuana | Posted on Tue, August, 11th 2015 by THCFinder

Whether Denver voters in November will face a choice about allowing patrons to use marijuana in bars and some other businesses wasn’t in dispute Monday, though ballot certification still could be weeks away.

Instead, the city attorney’s office and the initiative’s backers, who said they turned in more 10,700 petition signatures — more than twice as many as needed — continued to air a longstanding debate. It centers on state law’s prohibition on using marijuana “openly and publicly”and if that law would trump any local decision to allow vaping or edibles inside privately owned (but publicly accessible) bars or other establishments.

The adoption of the initiated ordinance in Denver will create a serious conflict with state law, and may prompt the General Assembly to address the subject of public consumption of marijuana on a statewide basis as early as the 2016 session,” assistant city attorney  wrote in a new memo sent to the City Council on Monday.

Read More:http://blogs.denverpost.com/thespot/2015/08/10/backers-of-denver-initiative-allowing-marijuana-in-bars-deliver-petitions-await-ballot-certification/122545/


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Maryland native dubbed 'marijuana mogul' in Colorado

Category: Medical Marijuana | Posted on Mon, August, 10th 2015 by THCFinder

The first time Brian Rogers took a bong hit at a party with his Havre de Grace High School friends, he said marijuana had no effect on him.
 
Now Rogers co-owns a multimillion-dollar marijuana company in Colorado at the center of the CNN docu-series, "High Profits," and he's no longer ambivalent.
 
"It's changed my life," the 34-year-old Harford County native said.
 
While recreational marijuana is illegal in 46 states — including Maryland — Colorado has been at the forefront of the legalization movement. And Rogers has been at the forefront of capitalizing on it.
 
Rogers and his girlfriend, 25-year-old Caitlin McGuire, opened the Breckenridge Cannabis Club in 2010 when marijuana was legal for medicinal purposes exclusively. Since then Colorado has legalized cannabis for recreational purposes, and Rogers has expanded his operation, becoming known as a "marijuana mogul" on cable TV.
 

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