Cannabis Businesses, Keep Your Password Secure!

  • Posted by CO 420 Websites
  • On August 21, 2015
In our experience, the number one way people get hacked is by simply having a bad password. There are a number of tools available to hackers that can make it very easy to “guess” a password. Once someone obtains your password, they may have access to any of your online data including private personal information and financial records...
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Oregon Rolls Out Legal Marijuana Early

  • Posted by CO 420 Websites
  • On August 20, 2015
According to an article on Marijuana.com, legislators in Oregon are gearing up to legalize marijuana on October 1st of 2015, one year earlier than originally expected. While legislators had no legal requirement to make this change, they decided to accept the will of the voters and to implement the new law sooner...
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Colorado Legal Weed Sales Top $50 Million in June

  • Posted by CO 420 Websites
  • On August 14, 2015
According to an article published this week in the Cannabist, Colorado legal weed sales in June topped more than $50 million, the highest monthly income for the Colorado marijuana industry to date. The state of Colorado pulled in $60.7 million in tax revenue from legal weed sales in the first six months in 2015...
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Senate Approves Measure to Make Weed Banking Better

  • Posted by CO 420 Websites
  • On July 27, 2015
Last week, the U.S. Senate voted to pass a measure to loosen restrictions on cannabis businesses that legally produce and sell marijuana to do business with banks and other financial services providers. While this measure simply reduces fines and essentially defers to the state's rights, this could be a huge step for the cannabis industry in legal marijuana states...
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Colorado Rejects PTSD as Medical Marijuana Condition

  • Posted by CO 420 Websites
  • On July 21, 2015
This week, in a disappointing result to many, the Colorado Board of Health voted 6-2 to reject PTSD as a recognized condition for medical marijuana. Despite a long list of testimonials, board members cited not enough scientific evidence to add PTSD to legal weed...
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Oregon: Next State to Legalize Weed

  • Posted by CO 420 Websites
  • On July 15, 2015
Marijuana became legal in Oregon on Wednesday — but recreational pot shops won’t open there for three months or longer. The Legislature is on track to approve temporary legal weed sales through the existing medical marijuana dispensary system, beginning Oct. 1. With the vote last fall, the state became the fourth to legalize weed, after Colorado, Washington and Alaska...
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Colorado Tourism Sets Record Numbers (From Legal Weed?)

  • Posted by CO 420 Websites
  • On June 19, 2015
According to a recent study released by the Denver Post, tourism in Colorado is on the rise an a huge way. Statistically, 15.4 million overnight vacationers and business travelers visited Denver in 2014, spending a record $4.6 billion which is as much as double to triple the national average in some places...
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Colorado to Offer One-Day Tax Holiday for Marijuana

  • Posted by CO 420 Websites
  • On June 10, 2015
According to an article published in the Denver Post, Colorado will be offering a one-day tax holiday for marijuana sales on September 16th, 2015. Thanks to a mix of a quirk in the state's constitution, and an excess of tax funds as outlined by TABOR (tax payors bill of rights), the state expects to give a one-day tax reduction of close to $3.6 million...
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US House Continues to Push Cannabis Forward

  • Posted by CO 420 Websites
  • On June 5, 2015
Earlier this week, the U.S. House passed several amendments aimed at scaling back federal war on cannabis and to reduce the budget of the Drug Enforcement Administration. The House considered 9 key measures enforcing responsible behavior by the DEA and reducing penalties for hemp and cannabis grow operations...
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Marijuana Businesses Still Struggle to Find Banking

  • Posted by CO 420 Websites
  • On May 22, 2015
Hesitant to dive on the legal marijuana industry, big corporate banking is still taking to cannabis businesses slowly. The U.S. government has even opened a line of insurance credit to begin covering the near $3 billion worth of cash moving through the legal cannabis market, but many banks still have not risen to the task...
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March Shows Record Marijuana Sales in Colorado

  • Posted by CO 420 Websites
  • On May 12, 2015
According to an article in the Cannabist, the month of March reflected record sales for the legal marijuana industry. More than $47 million of recreational marijuana sales were estimated by the Colorado Department of Revenue in a report released earlier this week...
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Hickenlooper: Pot is ‘not as vexing as we thought it was going to be’

  • Posted by CO 420 Websites
  • On May 1, 2015
According to a recent interview on Fox Business News, and later article posted by the Cannabist, Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper told reporters Colorado's legal cannabis industry has "not as vexing as we thought it was going to be". Hesitant to accept legal cannabis at first due to its massive undertaking...
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CNN’s Dr. Sanjay Gupta is Pro Legal Medical Marijuana

  • Posted by CO 420 Websites
  • On April 17, 2015
During an interview about his upcoming 3rd part in his exploitative journal series on marijuana entitled "Weed 3: The Marijuana Revolution", CNN's Dr. Sanjay Gupta told the press "We should legalize medical marijuana. We should do it nationally. And, we should do it now."...
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Legal Weed May Make for Biggest Denver 420 Rally Ever

  • Posted by CO 420 Websites
  • On April 15, 2015
With a multitude of cannabis themed rallies, ranging from corporate business funding and education at the Marijuana Investment Summit, to high-stakes grower competition at the High Times Cannabis Cup, to the official 420 Rally taking place in Civic Center Park, we already see 4/20 becoming to weed what St. Patrick's Day is for beer...
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Colorado Rep. Singer Predicts Cannabis Bars, Clubs

  • Posted by CO 420 Websites
  • On April 6, 2015
A great interview with Colorado Representative Johnathan Singer on the Cannabist.co reveals one of the nation's leading voice's on cannabis legalization's assessment of the current state of cannabis and predictions of things to come.
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Cannabis Businesses Get Boost From Celebrities

  • Posted by CO 420 Websites
  • On April 1, 2015
As the cannabis industry continues to grow, some business have found even greater success partnering with celebrities known for their cannabis use. Much like other legal and expanding industries, cannabis businesses can great traction by partnering with a celebrity or organization with an established brand...
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IRS Refunds Fines to Denver Weed Shop

  • Posted by CO 420 Websites
  • On March 20, 2015
The IRS has agreed to refund one weed shop in Denver fines that will amount to up to $25,000 and were previously placed for paying taxes in cash. Since most weed shops, medical or recreational, don't have access to banking due to marijuana still being nationally illegal, they would have no other choice than to pay in cash...
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President Obama Discusses Cannabis Legalization with VICE News

  • Posted by CO 420 Websites
  • On March 19, 2015
Recently, President Obama sat down with VICE founder Shane Smith to discuss current national issues. One main point of discuss was the cannabis legalization. The president does think decriminalization is likely before the end of his administration, however he encourages people nationwide to push their representatives to focus on more essential issues...
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Keeping Your Password Secure

  • Posted by CO 420 Websites
  • On March 10, 2015
One of the biggest issues in the online marketing business is hacking. Hacking can come in the form of a computer virus, "spam" or tricky junk mail, "phishing" or even trickier junk mail that tricks you into giving away personal information, and plain old data theft...
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Colorado Lawmakers Help Introduce Bill to end Marijuana Prohibition

  • Posted by CO 420 Websites
  • On March 5, 2015
Last week, Colorado representative Jared Polis and Oregon representative Earl Blumenauer introduced two new bills geared toward ending the prohibition of marijuana nationwide. The first act, sponsored by Polis entitled "Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol" would require the federal government to re-classify marijuana as a less harmful substance...
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Alaska Third State to Legalize Cannabis

  • Posted by CO 420 Websites
  • On February 24, 2015
Alaska has become the third state to adopt fully legal cannabis. Alaska state government has broken the legalization process into two phases, one where legal adults can possess reasonably quantities of marijuana followed by a second phase that will begin licensing businesses for recreational sale...
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Congressmen Team Up to Take Down Marijuana Prohibition

  • Posted by CO 420 Websites
  • On February 16, 2015
A couple of days ago, Rep. Earl Blumenauer (D-OR) detailed how marijuana prohibition has been a "spectacular failure" and previews reform legislation he will soon introduce. The congressman, working along side of Colorado's own Jared Polis, spent his 5 minute time limit very eloquently listing out former marijuana prohibition failures and recent legalization successes...
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Cannabis Businesses Lacking Digital Marketing Representation

  • Posted by CO 420 Websites
  • On February 10, 2015
While acceptance of marijuana is growing nationwide, marketing a cannabis business can still be a difficult task. According to a recent article on High Times, lack of advertising and marketing opportunities could be much improved for the cannabis industry as whole...
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New Cannabis Edibles Rules Roll Out This Week

  • Posted by CO 420 Websites
  • On February 5, 2015
Starting as of Monday, February 1st of this year, Colorado's State Marijuana Enforcement division released its new rules regarding packaging and labeling for cannabis edibles. While part of the resolution has been a campaign geared toward personal responsibility via the form of billboards advertising to keep "adult and prescription" products locked away from children, a new labeling restriction policy hopes to aid in preventing serious cannabis edible mix-ups...
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Colorado Cannabis Draws High-Roller Investors

  • Posted by CO 420 Websites
  • On February 3, 2015
Drawing additional clout to the Colorado cannabis industry, the Marijuana Investor Summit is scheduled to take place on 4/20 this year. Major players such as Shark Tank and Home Shopping Network guru Kevin Harrington, as well as other principals from big multi-state investment, marketing and cannabis agencies plan to attend...
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