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HP is jumping into the legal marijuana industry with a technology that could change the way people buy weed — and it’s a first for Silicon Valley

HP is jumping into the legal marijuana industry with a technology that could change the way people buy weed — and it’s a first for Silicon Valley

HP will start making registers for stores where marijuana is sold. It’s the first major tech company to produce hardware for the marijuana industry. The computer industry pioneer is partnering with the marijuana startup Flowhub to sell registers with marijuana-specific software preinstalled. The goal of this technology is to make it easy for marijuana stores, called dispensaries, to comply with […]

April 12, 2018 · 0 comments · Feature Article, investing
Green is the new gold

Green is the new gold

One of the last provinces to stake a claim, Nova Scotia is racing to get in on the legal weed green rush. What would you do-o-o for a Klondike Bar?” sings the commercial, a nod to the epic discovery of gold in the Yukon in 1896. In the ensuing gold rush, after news of the Klondike’s riches reached the outside […]

April 12, 2018 · 0 comments · Feature Article, investing
California’s Legal Weed Sales Are Lagging Behind Expectations, Analysts Say

California’s Legal Weed Sales Are Lagging Behind Expectations, Analysts Say

With the Golden State’s temporary canna-business licenses set to expire at the end of the month, high taxes and limited local access have created a slow transition out of the black market. It’s only been four months since California opened its doors to what is expected to be the world’s largest legal adult-use cannabis market, but the transition hasn’t been seamless. […]

April 12, 2018 · 0 comments · Feature Article, investing
High Times Acquires Green Rush for Estimated $6.9M

High Times Acquires Green Rush for Estimated $6.9M

West L.A.-based High Times Holding Corp. – the parent company of cannabis lifestyle magazine High Times – plans to purchase digital publication Green Rush Daily Inc. of New York for a cash and stock package worth an estimated $6.9 million, according to documents filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The deal would give High Times access to Green Rush’s […]

April 6, 2018 · 0 comments · Feature Article, investing
The Green Rush Comes to Lompoc

The Green Rush Comes to Lompoc

Cannabis growers are swooping in to buy warehouse space in Lompoc. “I get multiple calls a week,” said realtor Tom Davidson. He recently brokered the sale of an 18,000-square-foot warehouse for $1.5 million. A 50,000-square-foot building recently sold for $3.1 million. Another is in escrow and is expected to close next week. Several other warehouses are on the market. “It’s […]

April 6, 2018 · 0 comments · Feature Article, investing
More Than 200 Apply For Adult-Use Marijuana Business Licenses On 1st Day

More Than 200 Apply For Adult-Use Marijuana Business Licenses On 1st Day

Less than 24 hours after the Cannabis Control Commission activated its licensing portal on Monday, more than 200 hopefuls have begun their applications for recreational marijuana businesses. It’s the first major step toward the opening of the first adult-use cannabis retail stores on July 1. Shawn Collins, executive director of the commission, told commissioners Tuesday morning that 218 applications were started, and that […]

April 6, 2018 · 0 comments · Feature Article, investing
UK’s first medical cannabis investor floats in London

UK’s first medical cannabis investor floats in London

Britain’s first investment firm dedicated to funding medical cannabis ventures will float in London today, amid a global “green rush” of investment into products made from the widely-banned weed. Sativa Investments has raised £1.1m through the IPO on the capital’s Nex exchange, which is also used by Arsenal football club. The fundraising values Sativa at £4m. The vehicle has been founded […]

March 29, 2018 · 0 comments · Feature Article, investing
Small Pot Farms Are Biting the Dust

Small Pot Farms Are Biting the Dust

How would you feel if you sold your home and used your father’s retirement savings to start a business, only to lose it all after years of grueling work? For Rebecca and Bjorn Hartman, the co-owners of a legal weed farm in Yelm, the answer is: ecstatic. “The first few days after we decided we were done, we were just […]

March 29, 2018 · 0 comments · Feature Article, investing
Master grower, Jon Bent, and some of his marijuana plants, Wednesday, July 12, 2017. (Trevor Hagan for Bloomberg)

Canada’s Golden Leaf Wants to Carpet the U.S. With Pot Retail Stores

Golden Leaf Holdings Ltd. is taking the first step to becoming the Starbucks or McDonald’s of weed, even though marijuana remains illegal across much of the U.S. The cannabis company has opened a chain of marijuana stores in Oregon called Chalice Farms. And now venture firm BlackShire Capital has signed a letter of intent to franchise the model, setting the stage for stores […]

March 29, 2018 · 0 comments · Feature Article, investing
Melissa Waite

The Challenges of Cannabis Lawyering in Nevada

“It’s been a pretty wild ride and the last seven months have been no exception. Generally there’s a lot of things Nevada does really well, and at the top of that list are just a number of highly regulated industries,” says Melissa Waite of Jolley Urga Woodbury Holthus & Rose. Nevada’s recreational marijuana market is less than a year old, […]

March 14, 2018 · 0 comments · Feature Article