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Thousands attend Southwest Cannabis Conference and Expo

screen-shot-2016-10-31-at-11-30-07-am10/14/16--Cannabis Boot Camp has started at the Phoenix Convention Center as part of the second annual Southwest Cannabis Conference and Expo taking place in downtown Phoenix. Hundreds of exhibitors and thousands of people are attending the event, which shows the legal marijuana industry is growing, and it stands to grow even more in Arizona if voters approve Prop 205, which legalizes recreational marijuana for adults this November. Read

Pets on pot: The newest customer base for medical marijuana

screen-shot-2016-10-18-at-9-55-22-am10/8/16--Allegedly rational people are turning to medical marijuana to treat a host of maladies their pets suffer, according to the Fashion & Style section of The New York Times. None of the marijuana products made by entrepreneurs for pets has been approved by regulators. Veterinarians warn against their use due to a lack of research showing they are safe for pets. Read

Cannabis social network MassRoots in default

fb-square-english-spanish9/27/16--MassRoots, the popular social network for cannabis enthusiasts, has missed payments to some of its creditors and is considered in default, a notable turn of events for the once high-flying Denver company. Read

L.A. dispensaries submit signatures for ballot question

fb-square-english-spanish9/21/16--The UCBA Trade Association, a coalition of Los Angeles medical cannabis dispensaries, has turned in over 100,000 signatures to support their bid to get an initiative on the city ballot that would give licensing priority to 135 storefronts. Read

2 of Canada’s top banks back away from marijuana industry

screen-shot-2016-09-21-at-11-51-32-am9/12/16--Scotiabank and the Royal Bank of Canada say they aren't providing accounts to companies associated with the marijuana industry, leaving some business owners scrambling to find alternate arrangements. Read

The Cannabis World Congress and Business Exposition gets underway

screen-shot-2016-09-20-at-10-09-05-am9/8/15--Thousands of people descended upon downtown Los Angeles for the Cannabis World Congress and Business Exposition that aims to educate those interested in joining or networking with the cannabis industry. Read

Weedmaps — a Yelp for pot — is riddled with suspicious reviews

screen-shot-2016-09-20-at-9-31-31-am8/24/16--Millions of consumers treat Weedmaps like the Yelp for pot, relying on the Irvine company as their definitive guide to marijuana dispensaries, varieties and doctors. But user reviews of pot businesses may be tainted by thousands of potentially fraudulent comments. Read

California cannabis: show me the money

fb-square-english-spanish8/29/16--With passage of the Medical Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act (MCRSA), there is a steady onslaught of investors looking to get into California’s MMJ industry in some way, shape, or form. And with the vote on Proposition 64 coming up in November, excitement about California is palpable. Read

Oregon marijuana boom brings jobs for Josephine County

fb-square-english-spanish8/29/16--Josephine County’s growing marijuana industry is experiencing growing pains. The number of medical marijuana grow sites in the county has remained steady from a year ago, but growers who sell to retailers have been sprouting up. Read

Four cannabis companies on Inc. 500 list

fb-square-english-spanish8/17/16--Four cannabis-related firms have been named to Inc. magazine’s annual list of the 500 fastest-growing private companies in the nation, yet another indication of how legitimate the marijuana trade has become. The top spot on the Inc. 500 goes to Los Angeles-based Loot Crate, which delivers a monthly themed “mystery” crate to customers. Read