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Shango Los: Establishing a Local Cannabis Trade Organization

As the cannabis industry becomes legalized in new states and regions, one of the most important questions facing growers and processors is how they will fit into their local communities. We recently interviewed Shango Los, founder of the Vashon Island Marijuana Read More

Matt Brown: Inside the Colorado Model

With two legal recreational markets in the United States and several more on the way, much of the debate has focused on what sort of industry model works best. As anyone involved in the industry knows, the politics of legalization Read More

Douglas Leighton: Investing in Cannabis Industry Start-Ups

Ganjapreneur is excited to present our latest interview with cannabis investor Douglas Leighton. Leighton is a co-founder and principal partner at Dutchess Capital, an investment group which manages world-class investment funds for start-up, pre-IPO, and publicly-traded companies. Dutchess has been advocating for and Read More

Danielli Martel: The World’s First Cannabis Day Spa

Since the inception of Colorado’s recreational cannabis industry, the market has grown and thrived. Apart from growers, processors, and retailers, the industry has created opportunities for all types of niche businesses. One such business is Primal Wellness, the world’s first day spa Read More

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Jamaica’s MMJ, Hemp, and Decriminalization Law is Approved

Jamaican lawmakers on Tuesday passed the country’s first decriminalization and medical marijuana law, the result of a 38-year Parliamentary push for marijuana policy reform. The law dramatically alters criminal penalties for “ganja,” as it’s locally described, with possession of up to two ounces warranting only Read More

Alaska’s Legalization Initiative Takes Effect Today

Alaska’s Ballot Measure 2, which was approved by 53 percent of Alaska voters, takes effect today, marking the end of prohibition in the Last Frontier and the beginning of the nation’s third state-wide experiment with legalization. Under the new law, Alaskans Read More

New Mexico Senate Committee Advances Legislation to Legalize Recreational Cannabis

In an unprecedented move, lawmakers in the New Mexico Senate Committee voted 5-4 on Thursday in favor of a bill that would legalize and regulate recreational marijuana for adults age 21 and older. Senate Joint Resolution 2 (SJR2) was presented by New Mexico Read More

Oregon Hemp Industry Making Slow Progress

Progress toward industrial hemp farming in Oregon has been slow. Just two people have applied and federal drug laws have dogged the state’s attempts to get any seed into the hands of the would-be farmers. “There are a whole lot Read More

Canadian Government Recalls MMJ Product for Being too Potent

Peace Naturals Project Inc., a Canadian MMJ company, must recall two batches of medicinal-grade cannabis because the labeled potency does not match the product’s actual potency. Peace Naturals had labeled these products at 9.07% THC when they hit store shelves, but Read More

Snoop Dogg to Start Investment Fund for Cannabis Startups

Snoop Dogg, hip-hop legend and important marijuana icon, is planning to raise up to $25 million to fund startups in the budding cannabis industry, according to a recent TechCrunch report. Logically, the cannabis industry is a perfect fit. Snoop — a.k.a. Snoop Lion, given name Calvin Broadus, Jr. Read More

Ganja Vocabulary


A term used to denote periods during which the inhalation of marijuana vapors is promoted by the cannabis community. The term usually refers to the date, the 20th of April, 4/20/XXXX, or a time, 04:20 PM or AM.
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