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Weedmaps donates $2 million in bid to legalize marijuana in CA

One of California’s largest marijuana-related apps is donating $2 million toward the drive to legalize weed in the state — a move that not only would vastly expand its customer base but also foreshadows an expected increase in political activity from the cannabis industry.

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Report Predicts Boom in Bitcoin Adoption by Marijuana Dispensaries

The usage of Bitcoin ATMs and vending machines could increase among marijuana dispensaries, predicts Green Rush Review.

 

In its recent promotional press release, the medical marijuana news website blamed the absence of proper banking infrastructure as one of the major reasons why cannabis businesses would move towards other bankable options such as Bitcoin. It said:

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Marijuana delivery app Eaze hoping to expand to Vancouver

A San Francisco company is hoping to expand into Vancouver and the rest of Canada to help medical marijuana patients get their medicine more easily.

Eaze is a mobile app that allows people to order cannabis products and have them delivered by drivers in only minutes.

"We are definitely interested in bringing Eaze to Vancouver and Canada overall," said Eaze spokesperson Caroline Vespi in an email. "We don't have a time frame yet." 

The company, which partners with dispensaries and recruits drivers to hand-deliver marijuana to patients, says it's asking potential customers to sign up on its website so it can "prioritize expansion based on customer needs."

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Lawn-care giant Scotts Miracle-Gro targeting a new weed: cannabis

 

Growing up on New York’s Long Island, Jim Hagedorn would watch TV and see reports of marijuana busts. In the background, he’d sometimes spot bags of Miracle-Gro, the garden fertilizer invented by his father, Horace.

That recollection is particularly apt as the younger Hagedorn, now 59, considers plans for the company his father helped found, Scotts Miracle-Gro Co., the world’s largest maker of lawn-care products. This month, Scotts bought a leading supplier of hydroponics, a technology that allows indoor cultivation of everything from tomatoes to pot without soil.

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An Uber for weed: the start-up that's totally dope

“Uber for weed”: now that's an elevator pitch. Concise, contemporary, cool... If I had a few million quid stashed behind the sofa, that’s a start-up I’d invest in. An online business that’s not dependent on advertising! A user-base so stewed they’ll pay a premium to avoid crossing the street!

Except, of course, such an investment made here in Britain would bring the boys in blue round to your premises faster than you could say, “I can’t be around people right now. Are my eyes red? I’m starving.”

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Apr

Last Chance: Apple Watch Preorders Sold Out, but You Can Win One on 4/20!

The Apple Watch pre-ordering frenzy has caused most models to sell out, with about 1 million preorders on its first weekend. Many who were late to the preordering game may have to wait until June or July to receive their smartwatch.

If you're looking to get your hands on this newest tech, you still have a chance! 420 Intel's "It's 4:20 Somewhere" Contest is open, but you should act now because the contest closes on Monday (4/20 of course!). Get your contest entry in today by clicking the image below. Good luck to all our entrants!

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Apr

Introducing Mary's Rescue - The First Product Clinically-Developed to Combat Cannabis Overconsumption

DENVER, Mary's Nutritionals, a subsidiary of Mary's Medicinals, today announced the availability of Mary's Rescue Tonic, the first product scientifically developed to reduce the uncomfortable symptoms of cannabis overconsumption.

Mary's Rescue is formulated with a blend of clinical-grade nutrients and calming plant-based ingredients designed to reduce anxiety, relieve paranoia, and help restore the user to a more grounded state of mind.  Mary's will be providing samples of Mary's Rescue to attendees of the 2015 Denver High Times™ Cannabis Cup™.

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Apr

Massachusetts medical marijuana program faces deficit over $1 million

BOSTON - The state's medical marijuana program is projected to run a $1.17 million deficit in fiscal year 2015 despite a state law requiring the program to pay for itself, according to the program's annual report.

Nichole Snow, deputy director of Massachusetts Patient Advocacy Alliance, a medical marijuana patient advocacy group, said the deficit "shows that the people who were in charge originally really didn't put enough thought into it."

Scott Zoback, a spokesman for the Massachusetts Department of Public Health, said, "The administration is in the process of revamping a poorly functioning medical marijuana program it inherited in order to best serve patients safely and ensure the system is living up to the law passed by Massachusetts voters."

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London stakes its claim as global bitcoin hub

(Reuters) - London, center of the $5-trillion-a-day global currency market, now wants to be home to a controversial upstart - bitcoin.

British authorities have come out in support of digital currencies in the name of promoting financial innovation, while proposing that regulations should be drawn up to prevent their use in crime.

But it is technophiles who are leading the drive to make London a real-world hub for trade in web-based "cryptocurrencies", of which bitcoin is the original and still most popular.

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The marijuana industry's battle against the IRS

Millions of Americans rushed to finish their taxes in the hours just before the midnight deadline Wednesday. But for business-owners in the cannabis industry, a years-long tax battle is far from over.

Supporters of legal marijuana cited tax revenue as big factor in pushing through laws that have allowed medical marijuana sales in 23 states and recreational pot in four. But the businesses that grow and sell marijuana in those states are also staring at a steep federal tax bill, especially when compared with businesses in other industries.

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