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Pot Is Illegal And Don’t You Forget It

In More Reefer Madness from Bermuda’s Kangaroo Courts, The Cruise Law News Blog writes on how Bermuda loves arresting and fining cruise passengers for possessing marijuana. Bermuda’s lack of anything resembling what we would consider due process here in the United States has Florida cruise law attorney James Walker (rightly) up in arms about “cruise stoners” getting

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Hello Marijuana Legalization and Goodbye Crime

A few days ago, in Goodbye Marijuana Prohibition And Hello Jobs, we wrote of how Colorado’s economy and employment picture received boosts from legalized marijuana. This post is essentially the logical flip side of that. As legal jobs tied in cannabis increase in states like Colorado, we would expect illegal activity surrounding cannabis to decline, and

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The Legal Ins And Outs For Cannabis Business Clients: The Webinar

About a month ago, Hilary Bricken presented (mostly to attorneys) a webinar (put on by Legal Productivity/Rocket Matter) covering “topics directly relevant to various states’ marijuana legalization process, including the Federal versus State conflict issues and State versus local law conflicts.” According to its promotion, it also provided “the practical advice attorneys and their marijuana

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They Said It On Marijuana, Quotable Saturday, Part XIII

Even the FBI seems ready to re-think its policy of prioritizing marijuana eradication over hiring good people. A Wall Street Journal article entitled, FBI Grappling With Hiring Policy Concerning Marijuana notes how “Congress has authorized the FBI to add 2,000 personnel to its rolls this year, and many of those new recruits will be assigned to tackle cybercrimes,

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No Federal Irrigation Water for Marijuana Growers

Though the Department of Justice has been sticking by its promise to stand down when it comes to legalized marijuana, its sister agencies have been dragging their feet. The newest cannabis foe to line up beside the IRS and the Department of Treasury? The Bureau of Reclamation. While some of you have probably never heard

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Marijuana Stock Fraud Just Keeps Going And Going

For once, the Federal Government is taking the right stance on marijuana businesses by suspending and heavily scrutinizing marijuana penny stock scammers and their trading. The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) told Reuters it has suspended trading in five different cannabis micro-cap companies in the past few months. The latest crackdown Friday was against Fusion

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Colorado Co-op Banking For Marijuana; We Need More

Though many were initially excited to hear that the State of Colorado approved our nation’s first financial system for the marijuana industry, that excitement seems to be waning because even if Colorado gets some sort of marijuana banking system off the ground, it will be years before any banking becomes a reality for marijuana businesses. As most

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Marijuana Sales Contracts: Dealing With Price Fluctuations

Buying marijuana wholesale is not all that different from buying any other agricultural product and the sales agreement for such a transaction willtypically include price, quantity, and delivery times. But as is true for other agricultural products, the parties to a marijuana sales contract should not expect marijuana pricing to remain static; as everyone in

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They Said it on Marijuana: Quotable Saturday, Part XII

Today’s quote comes from esteemed economist and Nobel Prize-winner Milton Friedman. In an interview in the early 90s (back before the widespread horrors perpetrated by the cartels on civilians throughout Mexico and Central and South America became as widespread and known as today), Friedman spoke out on the moral and economic aspects of the war on