Report: Growing Number of Banks Are Providing Services to Cannabis-Related Businesses

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Report: Growing Number of Banks Are Providing Services to Cannabis-Related Businesses | NORML

WASHINGTON, DC — A growing number of banks and credit unions are providing financial services to marijuana-related businesses, according to data released by FinCEN (the US Treasury Department’s Financial Crimes Enforcement Network) and first publicized by MarijuanaMoment.net. The report found that the number of financial institutions actively banking with marijuana-related businesses rose in 2017 from 340 in January to […]

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As States Begin Voting on Marijuana, Pew Poll Finds Growing Support Nationwide

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As States Begin Voting on Marijuana, Pew Poll Finds Growing Support Nationwide | Marijuana Policy Project

WASHINGTON — A new poll released Wednesday by the Pew Research Center shows a growing majority of Americans support ending marijuana prohibition. The national survey of more than 1,200 U.S. adults found 57% think the use of marijuana should be made legal, up from 53% last year and 32% in 2006. Just 37% think it […]

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Support for Marijuana Legalization Growing in Massachusetts

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Support for Marijuana Legalization Growing in Massachusetts | Scott Gacek

BOSTON, MA — Support for a proposed ballot question to legalize, tax and regulate recreational marijuana for adults in Massachusetts continues to grow, according to recent polling data. A new WBZ-UMass Amherst poll released Wednesday found 53% of Bay State voters favor Question 4, while only 40% were opposed to the measure.  Seven percent remain […]

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Growing hemp in Otero County

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Growing hemp in Otero County
Chavez is the owner/operator of Diamond A Farms, which is working with Whole Hemp, the processor of the crop. Other companies do the formulation for the final products. Frank Milenski was working with Diamond A last year, overseeing the farming. Chavez …
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Bill would authorize research on Alabama-grown hemp
Two Alabama lawmakers are sponsoring legislation to allow research on growing industrial hemp in the state. Hemp, like marijuana, is a form of cannabis, but has only trace amounts of THC, the psychoactive component of marijuana. The bill by Sen.
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Industrial Hemp Bills Set to Boost Hawaii and Alabama's Economy
LAS VEGAS, NV–(Marketwired – Mar 14, 2016) – Hemp, Inc. ( OTC PINK : HEMP) executives are pleased to announce that both Hawaii and Alabama are expected to join the ranks of 28 other pro-hemp states. Hawaii's bill, HB2555, is "the most robust …
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Bob Marley-Branded Marijuana Adds to Growing Weed Market

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Bob Marley-Branded Marijuana Adds to Growing Weed Market
Backed by Privateer Holdings, a Seattle-based private equity firm focused on the cannabis indsutry, the Marley Natural brand is clearly designed to appeal to a wider customer base than college kids with a Bob Marley "Legend" poster on their dorm room wall.
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Vancouver Should Embrace Its Growing Cannabis Celebration

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Vancouver Should Embrace Its Growing Cannabis Celebration
Vancouver's annual April 20 cannabis celebration is a peaceful, progressive event that embodies the city's ideals of tolerance and diversity. Vancouver citizens and city hall should embrace 420 and join in the celebration.
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BioTrackTHC Now Serves 1600 Cannabis Businesses
BioTrack THC continues to gain traction, now serving over 1600 cannabis industry customers with contracts with 5 separate states with its seed-to-sale tracking software. The company employs 55 across three different cities, including its headquarters …
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The Cannabis Candidate Marcus Musante Announces Campaign Team
marcus musante marijuana Today, Marcus Musante announced the team of political advisors and consultants working to get him elected to Congress in California's 44th District. Marcus's campaign had a successful start, raising over $ 50,000 in 2015 …
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GTSO 3D Printing Partner Seeks Manufacturer for Child-Proof Cannabis Containers
BUSINESS WIRE)–Green Technology Solutions, Inc. (OTCQB: GTSO) and its 3D printing partner, 6th Dimension Technologies, began seeking out suitable manufacturers for a prototype child-proof container designed to safely store medical cannabis.
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Cannabis Career Institute arrives in Las Vegas December 14 as part of a nation-wide tour to promote jobs and business opportunities in the growing cannabis industry.

Las Vegas, NV (PRWEB) December 11, 2013

On Saturday, December 14th, at the Hilton Garden Inn in Las Vegas, Nevada, budding cannabis entrepreneurs are invited to attend a day-long Cannabis Career Institute seminar covering every sector of this evolving industry. Since 2009, CCI has helped hundreds of people start businesses and find jobs growing, selling, manufacturing and servicing the marijuana industry. Medical marijuana dispensary managers, lawyers, doctors and other specialists will be presenting their knowledge and expertise and be available for interviews.

Registration information can be found at http://www.cannabiscareerinstitute.com

As seen on NBC, FOX and CBS among others, the Cannabis Career Institute (CCI) of North Hollywood, California will continue on its nationwide tour with future stops per the following 2014 schedule:

Piscataway, NJ – January 11

Detroit — January 18

Cincinnati – January 19

Chicago — January 25

Los Angeles — February 8

Las Vegas — February 15

Sacramento – February22

Warwick, RI — March 1

Boston — March 2            

Cannabis is an industry that shows robust promise in the current job market.  It is estimated that job openings in the cannabis industry have grown over 3,000 percent since 2005. Cannabis-related business ownership has also shown massive growth over the last few years.

Eighteen states plus Washington D.C. have medical cannabis laws and two states have legalized the recreational use of cannabis.  Eight additional states have medical laws pending.  During a conference call with state governors on August 29th, Attorney General Eric Holder announced that the US Department of Justice would allow the marijuana legalization laws in Colorado and Washington to go into effect.    This has launched a nationwide conversation about dismantling cannabis prohibition as many marijuana-friendly municipalities, counties and states are now generating enormous amounts of revenue from taxes and business licensing fees.

Since 2009 CCI has specialized in the business of cannabis, teaching would-be entrepreneurs how to navigate the often-murky waters of starting up a cannabis business.   CCI presents students with an objective expanse of options with step-by-step instruction on the process of starting a business.  Delivery, Dispensary Management, Law, Compliance, Marketing and Advertising, Cultivation, Extracts and Cooking are all discussed in detail, providing students with many choices to fit their career goals and lifestyle.

To register for the Las Vegas seminar, visit: https://cannabiscareerinstitute.com/events/las-vegas-nv-december-14th/

ROBERT F. CALKIN is the author of STARTING YOUR OWN MEDICAL MARIJUANA DELIVERY SERVICE: THE MOBILE CAREGIVER’S HANDBOOK.  Mr. Calkin is also a much sought-after cannabis business consultant and a widely- respected lecturer on the subject of creating cannabis businesses. One of the most well-connected businessmen in the industry, Mr. Calkin has helped create literally hundreds of cannabis businesses throughout the continent. He also created his own Green Dot delivery service in Los Angeles in 1988. Mr. Calkin was also a chief organizer of attendees at one of the first Smoke-Ins on the Mall in Washington D.C. in 1976 as well as the Marijuana March to the White House in 1984. As one of the original members of the American Hemp Council in 1988 with Chris Conrad and Jack Herer, Mr. Calkin has always been at the forefront of cannabis advocacy. His band Rude Awakening has done numerous concerts benefitting the legalization of marijuana and actively promotes this message on their CDs and promotional materials. He was also asked to be a consultant on the TV show “WEEDS”. He is the professor of Delivery 102 at Oaksterdam University and his book is used as the definitive curriculum on the subject. He founded Cannabis Career Institute in 2009 and Cannabis State University in 2010 and is President and CEO of both. In 2011, Mr. Calkin created Cannajobs, a Monster.com for the Cannabis industry that has been featured on the Drudge Report, the Daily Mail and the New York Times. He is also the host of “Careers In Cannabis” a talk show that features the top names in cannabis business. . Robert Calkin has appeared on the NBC Nightly News, CBS News, Varney and Company and featured in articles on Yahoo, Associated Press, The Washington Post, The San Francisco Examiner, The Digital Journal, et al.

If you’d like more information or to schedule Robert Calkin for an interview:

call 818.515.7600 or email: Bob(at)cannajobs(dot)com







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Cannabis Career Institute comes to South Florida to promote jobs and business opportunities in the growing cannabis industry


Miami, FL (PRWEB) January 29, 2014

http://www.nbcmiami.com/news/Florida-Supreme-Court-Approves-Medical-Marijuana-Initiative-for-November-Ballot-242255311.html

The first CCI seminar in Florida has forced CCI organizers to expand the classroom facility as Floridians embrace the landmark Supreme Court ruling. As cannabis opportunities increase for individuals and small businesses, CCI plans to schedule more training seminars and events throughout Florida.

Robert Calkin, President and Founder of the Cannabis Career Institute, along with cultivation experts Jason “The Bud Whisperer” Scoby and Gary Maciel, will be in Miami this weekend to conduct a one day workshop about jobs and investment opportunities in the exploding cannabis industry.

On Saturday, February 1, at the Sheraton Miami Airport Hotel, 3900 North West 21st Street in Miami (33142), budding cannabis entrepreneurs are invited to attend a day-long Cannabis Career Institute seminar covering every sector of this evolving industry. Since 2009, CCI has helped hundreds of people start businesses and find jobs growing, selling, manufacturing and servicing the marijuana industry. A variety of marijuana specialists will be presenting their knowledge and expertise and be available for interviews.

“CCI Seminar interest from cannabis-minded businessmen and women all over the country has been tremendous,” said Calkin. “As the cannabis legalization movement continues to envelope the nation, more and more people are seeing the exciting and potentially lucrative business opportunities available. Helping people understand the industry and preparing them to pursue their goals is what we do.”

Registration information can be found at http://cannabiscareerinstitute.com

As seen on NBC, FOX, ABC and CBS among others, the Cannabis Career Institute (CCI) of North Hollywood, California will continue on its nationwide tour with future stops per the following schedule:

Miami – February 1

Los Angeles — February 8

New Hampshire – February 8

Las Vegas — February 15

Philadelphia – February 16

Sacramento – February22

Buffalo – February 22

New York – February 23

Warwick, RI — March 1

Boston — March 2

Piscataway, NJ – April 5&6

Cannabis is an industry that shows robust promise in the current job market. It is estimated that job openings in the cannabis industry have grown over 3,000 percent since 2005. Cannabis-related business ownership has also shown massive growth over the last few years.

“There is no other industry on the planet right now that is growing as rapidly as the cannabis business,” said Gary Lane, CCI’s Sales and Marketing Director. “If someone is looking for a career in marijuana or wants to learn how the industry works, the one day CCI workshop is an excellent primer. Not only does one receive valuable instruction and information but what also usually happens is a “class-bonding” dynamic. More often than not, students of each of the classes form their networking and support group that turns into a valuable and life-long resource.”

Eighteen states plus Washington D.C. have medical cannabis laws and two states have legalized the recreational use of cannabis. Eight additional states have medical laws pending. During a conference call with state governors on August 29th, Attorney General Eric Holder announced that the US Department of Justice would allow the marijuana legalization laws in Colorado and Washington to go into effect.    This has launched a nationwide conversation about dismantling cannabis prohibition as many marijuana-friendly municipalities, counties and states are now generating enormous amounts of revenue from taxes and business licensing fees.

Since 2009 CCI has specialized in the business of cannabis, teaching would-be entrepreneurs how to navigate the often-murky waters of starting up a cannabis business. CCI presents students with an objective expanse of options with step-by-step instruction on the process of starting a business. Delivery, Dispensary Management, Law, Compliance, Marketing and Advertising, Cultivation, Extracts and Cooking are all discussed in detail, providing students with many choices to fit their career goals and lifestyle.

ROBERT F. CALKIN is the author of STARTING YOUR OWN MEDICAL MARIJUANA DELIVERY SERVICE: THE MOBILE CAREGIVER’S HANDBOOK. Mr. Calkin is also a much sought-after cannabis business consultant and a widely- respected lecturer on the subject of creating cannabis businesses. One of the most well-connected businessmen in the industry, Mr. Calkin has helped create literally hundreds of cannabis businesses throughout the continent. He also created his own Green Dot delivery service in Los Angeles in 1988. Mr. Calkin was also a chief organizer of attendees at one of the first Smoke-Ins on the Mall in Washington D.C. in 1976 as well as the Marijuana March to the White House in 1984. As one of the original members of the American Hemp Council in 1988 with Chris Conrad and Jack Herer, Mr. Calkin has always been at the forefront of cannabis advocacy. His band Rude Awakening has done numerous concerts benefitting the legalization of marijuana and actively promotes this message on their CDs and promotional materials. He was also asked to be a consultant on the TV show “WEEDS”. He is the professor of Delivery 102 at Oaksterdam University and his book is used as the definitive curriculum on the subject. He founded Cannabis Career Institute in 2009 and Cannabis State University in 2010 and is President and CEO of both. In 2011, Mr. Calkin created Cannajobs, a Monster.com for the Cannabis industry that has been featured on the Drudge Report, the Daily Mail and the New York Times. He is also the host of “Careers In Cannabis” a talk show that features the top names in cannabis business. . Robert Calkin has appeared on the NBC Nightly News, CBS News, Varney and Company and featured in articles on Yahoo, Associated Press, The Washington Post, The San Francisco Examiner, The Digital Journal, et al.

JASON SCOBY

Known nationwide as “The Bud Whisperer”, Jason Scoby has opened and managed dozens of medical marijuana dispensaries. With his amazing ability to assess the quality and origin of any marijuana strain, Jason sets a standard that all dispensary personnel will want to emulate.

GARY MACIEL

Gary Maciel has been growing marijuana for over 40 years. An expert in energy efficiency and master of innovation, his ability to customize grow spaces is unrivaled.

From outdoor, green house, light deprivation green house, light deprivation supplemental green house controlled environment, indoor hydroponics, aireoponics, soil and soiless drip and flow systems, aquaponics ebb and flow, rockwool and soil, deep water culture, bubble flow, flood and drain, drain to waste and vertical grows – and using lighting and fertilizers of all types — Gary currently oversees more than 30 medical marijuana grow operations all over the United States.

He frequently lectures at Cannabis Career Institute seminars about advanced grow techniques. Ideal for the home closet grower or warehouse operations, Gary’s advice will help increase current yields or develop a strategy to diversify your yield.

Gary’s teaching philosophy is simple — make growing easy to do. Students can expect to learn how to improve yield, taste, potency, duration of effects and perpetual growing as well as valuable insights concerning harvesting, drying, curing and preparation for short and long term storage.

Gary Maciel, Grow Expert with the Cannabis Career Institute, is taking his decades of expertise in this field to the public in what is unquestionably a growth industry within our sluggish economy.

For more information, contact:

Gary Lane

Marketing Director

818.669.5363

glane(at)cannabiscareerinstitute(dot)com







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Global Market for Biorefinery Applications to Reach $700.7 Billion in 2018; Biomaterials Growing at 22.8% CAGR


Wellesley, Mass. (PRWEB) March 26, 2014

BCC Research (http://www.bccresearch.com) reveals in its new report, Biorefinery Applications: Global Markets, the global biorefinery applications market is expected to grow to nearly $ 700.7 billion by 2018, and register a five-year compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 12.6%. The biomaterials market is the fastest growing segment with a CAGR of 22.8%.

The use of biomass as raw material for bioproducts such as materials, chemicals, pharmaceuticals and energy has received significant world wide attention during the last decade. Industrial biotechnology (IB) is globalizing the biorefining industry with large-scale investments and is expected to drive bio-derived chemicals, the largest segment in the overall market, to reach $ 331.3 billion in 2018, to register a CAGR of 16.3%.

However, as the global manufacturing and construction sectors of the economy recover, demand for biomaterials, by far the fastest moving segment, will accelerate at a tremendous CAGR of 22.8% to reach $ 21.5 billions in 2018.

“One of the biggest challenges facing the world today is how to reduce the carbon-dioxide emissions to save our planet,” says BCC Research energy analyst Edward Gobina. “The automobile industry is one of the major contributors to this mess and that is why the industry is making moves to tackle the problem. Biomaterials such as bioplastics from plant oils and sugars, biofoams and biorubber from plant oils and latex, biocomposites manufactured from agricultural (e.g., hemp, flax, kenaf) and forestry biofibres, are now being used, in for example, the production of automobile tires, door panels and parts and othe high-value construction applications.”

Biorefinery Applications: Global Markets provides an overview of the global biorefinery applications market, including a complete techno-economic and environmental analysis of industrial biorefinery applications. It presents an analysis of global market trends, with data from 2011, 2012, and 2013, and projections of compound annual growth rates (CAGRs) through 2018. This report includes breakdowns of demand by applications, including industrial, safe food supply, transportation, healthcare industry, recreation, residential/housing, communication, and environment, as well as coverage of all biomass fractionation and conversion technologies. In addition, it presents forecasts for biomass conversion processes and equipment to produce fuels, power, and chemicals from biomass and evaluations of the prospects for biorefineries built on different “platforms,” such as the “sugar platform,” based on fermentation of sugars extracted from biomass feedstocks, versus the “syngas platform,” based on thermochemical conversion processes.

This report is intended for anyone concerned with the development of agriculture, energy and fuels, as well as those interested in where the biorefinery applications market is heading over the next five years.

Editors and reporters who wish to speak with the analyst, should contact Steven Cumming at steven.cumming(at)bccresearch(dot)com.

About BCC Research

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Medical and Recreational Marijuana Growing in the US Industry Market Research Report Now Available from IBISWorld

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New York, NY (PRWEB) April 09, 2015

The Medical and Recreational Marijuana Growing industry has flourished over the five years to 2015. For decades, all marijuana transactions in the United States were conducted under implicit or explicit prohibition. However, states have increasingly moved to legalize nonprofit marijuana for medical purposes, as well as to implement regulations for organizations that sell cannabis. “The growing acceptance of medical marijuana is providing growers and investors with unprecedented opportunities,” says IBISWorld Industry Analyst Dmitry Diment. “There has been no shortage of demand in recent years, as the industry has benefited from increased acceptance of the legitimacy of medical marijuana products.”

Recently, the legalization of recreational marijuana in Colorado and Washington has spurred additional demand for the industry. In 2014, the licensing of commercial recreational marijuana growers in these states contributed to industry revenue growth of 54.7%. In addition to the favorable regulatory environment in these states, medical marijuana growers have continued to benefit from the steadily aging population. Chronic illnesses have become more prevalent as the population continues to age, driving demand for medical marijuana. Overall, the industry is expected to experience annualized revenue growth of 30.2% to $ 1.9 billion in the five years to 2015, including growth of 25.1% during the current year.

According to Diment, however, “The industry will remain at risk until the federal government definitively changes its position on the legality of marijuana. Until then, a growing number of medical marijuana patients, as well as a burgeoning recreational cannabis legalization movement, will spur demand for the industry.” Rising demand is also forecast to widen profit margins, as is the success of the for-profit recreational marijuana business in Colorado and Washington. In particular, the next five years are expected to see the growth of large commercial cultivators, who will benefit from strong recreational demand across a number of states, including Alaska, Oregon and the District of Columbia.

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This industry’s establishments grow marijuana for medical and recreational use. Most operators are nonprofit collectives that provide medical marijuana to other collective members. Transactions are typically conducted on a donation basis because the sale and distribution of marijuana is illegal in most states that permit medical marijuana. The industry also includes operators in Colorado and Washington, who grow medical and recreational marijuana on a for-profit basis.

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