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Congressman Blumenauer Addresses IRS vs. Legal Marijuana This Saturday

Congressman Blumenauer Addresses IRS vs. Legal Marijuana This Saturday Russ Belville Host of The Russ Belville Show Posted: 09/09/2014 Congressman Earl Blumenauer (D-OR) is well-known in Washington DC for his bow ties and dedication to bicycling. Yet this quintessentially liberal environmentalist from Portland teamed up last year with the conservative head of Americans for Tax Reform, Grover Norquist, to call for sweeping changes to US tax laws. The subject that brought this odd couple together is the application of a section of IRS tax code known as 280-E. This statute, usheredRead More


THE MARIJUANA SHOW – IN SEARCH OF THE NEXT MARIJUANA MILLIONAIRE

THE MARIJUANA SHOW – IN SEARCH OF THE NEXT MARIJUANA MILLIONAIRE Lindsey Bartlett September 9, 2014 Imagine the Shark Tank–but with pot. Welcome to The Marijuana Show. National business guru consultants Karen Paull and Wendy Robbins are looking for the next Marijuana Millionaire. Between the two, they have decades of invaluable business experience in inventions and consulting. This industry has grossed $30 million for Colorado in taxes so far this year. No longer shrouded in cliché stoner stereotypes, the pot industry is lucrative, The Marijuana Show is in search ofRead More


Marijuana dispensaries need access to banking system

Marijuana dispensaries need access to banking system SEPTEMBER 09, 2014 NEARLY TWO years after Massachusetts voters approved medical marijuana, nine distribution centers are to open next year in places like Brookline, Lowell, Salem, and Quincy. The state licensing process for these dispensaries has been convoluted. And yet that path seems easy to navigate compared with the latest obstacle: the banking system. Because the drug remains illegal under federal law, marijuana-related businesses nationwide have struggled to find banks that will accept their deposits. This is creating a bizarre and dangerous cashRead More


Senator to introduce legislation preventing people from using welfare benefits to buy legal weed

Senator to introduce legislation preventing people from using welfare benefits to buy legal weed By Ashley Dobson | September 9, 2014 A Republican lawmaker is promising to introduce legislation to prevent people from using federal welfare benefits to buy legal weed after finding out about a “loophole” in the current law that allows for these purchases. In a letter addressed to Budget Committee ranking member Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.), Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Mathews Burwell responded to an earlier inquiry by the senator and told him that HHSRead More


Risky Business: Medical marijuana causing pains for HR managers

Risky Business: Medical marijuana causing pains for HR managers It’s the job description, not the drug that really matters September 9, 2014 by Rick Geller The trucking industry has been presented with another minefield to navigate: employees being prescribed medical marijuana as a pain management drug. But this particular minefield contains a red-herring trap that promises to snare unprepared carriers. There is an element out there that is determined to use this issue as a political plank in the moral and legal battles over whether or not marijuana should beRead More


WeedHire.com Ranked Number One Most Visited Career Site for Legal Marijuana Jobs

WeedHire.com Ranked Number One Most Visited Career Site for Legal Marijuana Jobs Company Attains Number One Spot in “Green Collar” Jobspace in Just Three Months September 10, 2014 FAIR LAWN, N.J., Sept. 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — AnythingIT/WeedHire (OTCBB: ANYI) today announced that WeedHire.com was the most visited career site in the legal cannabis industry during the month of August, according to SimilarWeb, which measures online behavior worldwide. “Reaching the number one spot in just three months is an exciting sign that WeedHire.com really has become the go-to place for jobRead More


Booze or Pot? No Question Which Substance Is More Harmful to Health

Booze or Pot? No Question Which Substance Is More Harmful to Health Wednesday, 10 September 2014 10:28 By Paul Armentano, Truthout | Op-Ed Pot and booze both have their aficionados – and their detractors. But an objective assessment of these two substances’ impact upon health yields only one conclusion: that marijuana is far safer than alcohol. Here’s why. Alcohol, unlike cannabis, is a central nervous system depressant that possesses an affinity to the brain’s opioid receptors. This is why the consumption of alcohol depresses the brain’s inhibitory control mechanisms, andRead More


Not Enough Weed To Go Around In Washington Pot Industry

Not Enough Weed To Go Around In Washington Pot Industry By CONRAD WILSON It’s a little after 11 a.m. and there’s a line of people out the door at Main Street Marijuana in downtown Vancouver, Washington. A doorman checks IDs and only lets a few people into the store at a time. Those here today are from all over: Washington, Oregon, New York and California. People pass a menu down the line. It lists the types of marijuana on sale, the prices and the THC level. Some customers said it’sRead More


Top Five Lessons From Day One of Marijuana for Medical Professionals Conference

Top Five Lessons From Day One of Marijuana for Medical Professionals Conference By Amber Taufen Wed., Sep. 10 2014 Health care professionals from all over the country are gathering in Denver through Thursday for the Marijuana for Medical Professionals Conference at the 1770 Sherman Street Event Complex. Yesterday’s speakers covered a range of topics, including a care provider’s duty to the patient, the difficulties in dosing and detailed discussions about how marijuana behaves in the brain and the body. Here are five major takeaways from day one. Number 5: ThereRead More


Colorado Retail Marijuana Sales Finally Beat Medical

Colorado Retail Marijuana Sales Finally Beat Medical Katy Steinmetz Sept. 10, 2014 Retail sales have lagged medical sales since pot shops opened on Jan. 1, fueling concern that projected tax revenues would fall short Sales of legal retail marijuana have topped sales of medical marijuana in Colorado for the first time since the state’s recreational pot shops opened their doors on Jan. 1, according to tax figures released by the Colorado Department of Revenue. During the month of July, the state received $838,711 from a 2.9% tax on medical marijuana, meaningRead More