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Shaping the business of legal marijuana

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This past election cycle, both Washington and Colorado approved the use of marijuana for recreational purposes. Supporters of legalization in both states celebrated by toking up in public. At the time, law enforcement agencies looked the other way. But that approach can’t last forever. Now it’s down to citizens, businesses, trade associations and lawmakers to […]

Altitude Organic Corp in Final Negotiations with International Organic Fertilizer Producer

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Altitude Organic Corp in Final Negotiations with International Organic Fertilizer Producer (via PR Newswire)    PHOENIX and DENVER, Dec. 5, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — Altitude Organic Corp, a subsidiary of Tranzbyte Corporation (ERBB:OTC:PK) is pleased to announce it is in final negotiations to exclusively partner with a major organic fertilizer producer. The proprietary fertilizer and soil […]

Circa 1938 – ‘New Billion-Dollar Crop’

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VOL. 69 February, 1938 NO. 2 American farmers are promised a new cash crop with an annual value of several hundred million dollars, all because a machine has been invented that solves a problem more than 6,000 years old. It is hemp, a crop that will not compete with other American products. Instead, it will […]

Why is the Government Bogarting the Cannabis Economy?

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The long history associated with cannabis is rooted in the very real political and economic effects of its use. You see, cannabis is a ‘Wonder-plant’ with thousands of uses: many applications in medicine, textiles (think nylon, but better), food, paper, construction material, and all the way to biofuels. With these known uses and the industries […]

Cost and Effect: How the Politics of Cannabis Cost

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Yesterday, the City of Los Angeles Council members voted 14-0 in favor of banning an estimated 1,000 cannabis dispensary locations within city limits, while leaving an exempt number of storefronts operating under revised regulations. The overwhelming vote to ban these dispensaries was also backed by Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, who has the option to veto. This […]