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This California desert town is experiencing a marijuana boom – Marijuana News

As the first city in Southern California to legalize large-scale medical marijuana cultivation, Desert Hot Springs has been inundated by marijuana growers and developers.

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Did Walgreens just flip the script on a pharmacy’s medical marijuana stance? – Marijuana News

Walgreens, the largest drug retailing chain in the U.S. with more than 8,000 stores in all 50 states, is now tackling the subject of medical marijuana.

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Marijuana companies join forces to expand beyond state lines - Marijuana News

DENVER — Normally, when a company based in one state wants to sell products in another state, it starts calling truckers. For Strainz, a Las Vegas marijuana company, it was more complicated.

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High and Mighty Report: U.S. Cannabis Retail Sales Exceeded $37.5 Million on 4/20 – Marijuana News

Total U.S. cannabis retail sales on the festive occasion exceeded $37.5 million, marking an almost 30 percent spike in retail transactions since last year’s 4/20 bonanza.

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The Plight to End Stoner Culture and Make Cannabis Mainstream – Marijuana News

Is cannabis the next Internet? That's the bold claim made by Canada-based Tokyo Smoke CEO Alan Gertner.

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Calif. Cannabis Delivery Service Launches Ad Blitz – Marijuana News

Emphasizing the need to honor California’s farmers and their unique challenges, The California Way advertising blitz is supplemented by digital ad placements on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

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1 Stunning Infographic Shows Just How Large Marijuana Has Become – Marijuana News

Comparing legal marijuana sales to the annual revenue of nine popular food and beverages brands proves to be no comparison at all.

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Here’s Who’s Likely to Reap the Benefits of Recreational Marijuana in California – Marijuana News

To hear Troy Dayton tell it, California is on the brink of a gold rush — or, more specifically, a green rush. While insiders are working behind the scenes to put the question of recreational marijuana to voters on the November ballot, investors and business owners throughout the Golden State are getting ready to jump into the recreational pot business.

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Pot's practical cousin: Hemp ready to put down roots in Nebraska, but DEA stands in the way – Marijuana News

KEARNEY — Two years after Nebraska legalized the growing of industrial hemp for research purposes, not a single seed has been planted. The delay, some advocates say, is an economic mistake, leaving the state out of the rush to capitalize on the potential of what some call a “magical plant.”

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Why pot shops in the U.S. will soon set sales records – Marijuana News

With 4/20 now its own legitimate holiday, U.S. marijuana shops will set new sales records this month, analysts predict.

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Legal Marijuana Business Finds Its Footing, Despite Challenges – Marijuana News

Heightened competition in the market for legal recreational weed is pushing prices down and firing up border wars across state lines.

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Cannabis Entrepreneur Wanda James Talks Finding Your Place in the Industry – Marijuana News

There are ways to get in the marijuana industry and James is here to help you find them.

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What the legal pot industry wants now: advertisers – Marijuana News

If other products can be rebranded, why not marijuana? After all, it's an industry that's expected to reach $44 billion in sales by 2020.

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New oil springs up in Texas: cannabis oil – Marijuana News

A new law legalizes cannabis oil to help some Texans who have intractable epilepsy. If plans move forward, cannabis oil could be available for some epileptic Texans by late 2017.

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Marijuana Legalization in Massachusetts Could Rake in a Whopping $1 Billion in 4 Years – Marijuana News

Marijuana sales could surpass $1 billion in the state of Massachusetts by the year 2020 — if the state chooses to legalize weed for recreational purposes in the fall, that is.

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Why Richard Branson spent extra time in Colorado – Marijuana News

Branson’s firsthand exposure to cannabis-funded drug abuse treatment in Colorado is significant, state officials and marijuana industry representatives agree.

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Pot Entrepreneurs React to SCOTUS Dismissal of Anti-Legalization Suit – Marijuana News

After a year of debate, the country's top justices decide not to hear a case claiming Colorado's pot legalization has negatively impacted law and order in neighboring states.

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New York Medical Marijuana Company Battling Google Over Ads – Marijuana News

Vireo Health of New York is battling Google because it blocked their digital advertising for marijuana-based drugs.

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Kentucky ramps up hemp test production in 2016 – Marijuana News

Kentucky is accelerating hemp production in the third year of testing its potential as a cash crop.

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Legal marijuana sales forecast to hit $23 billion in 4 years – Marijuana News

DENVER — Marijuana is rapidly becoming a big, semi-legal business across the country, with $5.7 billion in sales last year and tens of thousands of people working and paying taxes as they cultivate, package and sell cannabis.

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