How Much Does it Cost to Open a Dispensary?

Want To Open A Dispensary? Here’s What It Will Cost. As legalization continues to spread, investors, business people, and entrepreneurs around the country are getting in on the “green rush.” One of the biggest ways to make money in the legal cannabis industry is to open a dispensary. Like with any other business, there are... more →
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Super-plant hemp poised to fuel the next “Green Rush”

While marijuana legalization gets the headlines, hemp shows potential for explosive growth in sectors ranging from the auto industry to pharmaceuticals By Bruce Kennedy, The Cannabist Staff Much like marijuana entrepreneurs dealing with stoner stereotypes, hemp advocates have to cope with their own crop of cliches. Mention hemp... more →
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How Cannabis Legalization Could Help Medicare

Medicare accounts for only 15 percent of the federal budget. But that fact hasn’t shielded it from constant attacks by fiscal conservatives. And with the Trump administration proposing a budget that would drastically slash spending on Medicare, the program is once again in the spotlight. How much should the government spend on... more →
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10 Reasons The War On Drugs Must End

The War on Drugs began during the 1960s and ’70s. During those years, President Richard Nixon launched new policies to aggressively criminalize and punish anything related to drugs. In 1969 he began telling the public that drug use was becoming a growing problem in the U.S. He argued that the best way to deal with illegal drugs... more →
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The World’s First Smoking Robot Is Here

It might not be as cool as a Westworld host, but it could be the next best thing. On second thought, it might be even better. Mainly because it involves getting stoned. Yes, we’re talking about the world’s first smoking robot, an artificial burn buddy, if you will. The Future is Now This year at the Silicon Valley Cannabis... more →
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THE EFFECT WAS GREATER ON THE LATER GROUP OF STATES.

The study included 15 states that enacted laws between then and 2012: Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Montana, Nevada, New Jersey, New Mexico, Vermont, Oregon and Washington. Researchers split the states in two groups: early-adopters who passed laws before 2002 and the rest. The... more →
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Why Marijuana Marketing Will Be Bigger Than Ever This Year The 2016 election helped pave the way By Janet Stilson

The cannabis business had some big wins during this year’s election. Now, that’s stimulating predictions of major greenback growth along with ever-more sophisticated marketing strategies on the part of cannabis companies. In November, citizens of four states—California, Massachusetts, Maine and Nevada—voted to approve... more →
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