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How to Grow Your Cannabis Network Online

Image Credit: SD6 How are people really making decisions about doing business with others? It’s a lofty question, but one group of tech entrepreneurs are bringing their skillsets to the cannabis world with their networking site SD6 to overhaul the way people are getting information, establishing themselves, and cultivating business alliances. The problem is that tech-based decision-making tools have been available to companies for decades, but we are seeing it’s not actually how people are making decisions in real life. A Harvard Business Review article explains why current online networking effects are not enough: “…research shows that these systems...

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This Software Startup is Being Called “The Amazon of Weed”

Getty As more layers of the cannabis prohibition onion are peeled back, more demand for various products and services start to emerge within the industry. A software startup is meeting one area of need, offering customizable software to dispensaries and retail locations, with an emphasis on regulation compliance and attention to detail when it comes to specific customer requests. That software company is called Meadow, and their platform is being called “the Amazon of weed” because they provide customers with a flashy digital storefront on the surface, and automated patient record management on the back end. While there are...

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Massachusetts Governor Signs Cannabis Law But “Worries Terribly” About Potential Consequences

Getty Since Massachusetts voters approved a law to legalize the use, possession and sale of cannabis in last November’s election, lawmakers have been looking at ways to “improve” that law. From the start they pushed back recreational sales of cannabis by six months to summer 2018, and it didn’t stop there. Some lawmakers wanted to further restrict the number of plants allowed to be grown and raise taxes, among other issues. Luckily, only part of those changes made it into the final version of the bill approved by legislature – the tax hike from 12 percent to 17-20 percent....

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NJ Senator Cory Booker Presents the “Marijuana Justice Act of 2017”

Flickr @ Mobilus In Mobili New Jersey Senator Cory Booker recently presented the “Marijuana Justice Act of 2017,” a measure that, if passed, would destroy federal marijuana prohibition as we know it. It would completely remove cannabis from the Federal Controlled Substances Act, ending marijuana prohibition on the federal level. This would allow states a free hand to decide their own cannabis policy, free from federal interference or oversight. But wait, there’s more! It would also cut federal funding to states that disproportionately arrest and/or incarcerate low-income individuals and/or people of color for marijuana offenses, as well as give...

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Douglas H. Leighton Joins BudTrader.com as an Investor and Advisory Board Member

Pro-Cannabis Industry Icon to Advise and Mentor BudTrader.com CEO Brad McLaughlin SAN DIEGO, Aug. 2, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — BudTrader.com, the nation’s largest online platform for the legal cannabis industry, is pleased to announce that Douglas H. Leighton has joined them as an investor and an advisory board member. Douglas H. Leighton, a seasoned industry expert in both capital management and business development in the cannabis sector, was appointed to the board in an effort to grow BudTrader.com within the cannabis sector and to advise in structure and market expansion. “As an investor and member of both ArcView and NCIA, Mr. Leighton brings a wealth of experience...

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Roger Stone and John Morgan Partner Up to Decriminalize Cannabis

Getty An unlikely pair have teamed up in hopes of swaying President Trump into decriminalizing cannabis across the nation. Roger Stone, a strategist, lobbyist, political consultant and friend of Trump has joined up with Florida attorney John Morgan – who helped to fund and push Amendment 2 to the polls until it passed – to create the U.S. Cannabis Coalition. By creating the organization, the two are able to officially lobby against the government on the issue. “Medical marijuana is now a consensus issue in the United States,” Stone said. “And recreational marijuana is headed that way.” John Morgan...

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