The state is also in the process of issuing ID cards to cultivation site employees, another hurdle that growers have to overcome before they can begin sowing MMJ. A spokeswoman for the Department of Agriculture said employee cards have either been issued to or are ready to be picked up by nine of the 18 cultivators licensed so far.
The German parliament (Bundestag) passed a law on Thursday that officially makes marijuana legal for medicinal purposes.
A Chicago native making pot-infused syrups moved halfway across the country to Seattle and bet her life’s savings on success in Washington’s nascent marijuana industry.
Pot Politics: The Marijuana Business Comes To Washington State by state, the legal marijuana business is slowly gaining ground. The industry is using both an increasingly favorable public opinion toward marijuana and a newly legal cash flow to try to transform itself into a force in national politics.
CBD has been proven to help a variety of different illnesses, ranging from insomnia to epilepsy to cancer.
NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — New York state lawmakers and advocates of medical marijuana gathered in New York City on Sunday to discuss the implementation of a new state law authorizing medical marijuana.
Support for marijuana continues to build in Congress. Four states and the District of Columbia have legalized the drug, and this legislation, backed by the Senate delegations from Oregon and Washington, would prohibit regulators from cracking down on banks in the form of terminated FDIC insurance, asset seizure and prosecution for money laundering. The Marijuana Businesses Access to Banking Act also prevents prosecutors from joining into the fray, so long as industry complies with state law.
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Marijuana sales in Colorado saw a 10 percent bump in August — and industry leaders don't expect that growth to slow anytime soon.
Women are increasingly entering the marijuana market as business owners and customers, as the legal obstacles are gradually cleared and retail spaces grow in number. Women Grow, a Denver-based industry network for women in the cannabis market, estimates that about 20% of marijuana business owners in the U.S. are female. (Women-owned companies comprise about 30% of all U.S. businesses, but as the majority are nonprofit, they account for just 4% of overall business revenue, according to a 2014 report by the National Association of Women Business Owners.)