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An Interview with Women's Cash Flow Expert Debbie Whitlock

For aspiring ganga-preneurs, accountability is key. The modern day entrepreneur is often called upon to be a ‘charismatic’ – someone with a message, both bold and serene, who beams self-belief and gives good brand. But turning one’s sublime agenda into substance is a chancy ride. And many entrepreneurs start to lower their sights once the world starts poking holes in their Big Vision.

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The High Cost of Prohibition

It’s been a year since Washington voted to legalize recreational marijuana, and since that time, the nascent pot industry has had an electrifying effect on the collective ‘financial imagination’ of the US. Despite supply shortages and legal roadblocks, enterprising Washington State ganga-preneurs are expected to add $25 million to the state’s coffers by mid-2015.

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Washington State Recreational Cannabis: What's the Hold Up?

What a week for cannabis! On Tuesday the people of Oregon, Alaska and Washington, D.C. made their voices heard and chose to take a new approach to regulating marijuana. All across the country we are witnessing sweeping pro-cannabis sentiment, and conscious push-back on decades of stigma and fear – the making of history.

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Talkin’ bout a Revolution: An Interview with Dave Rheins of the MJBA

Dave Rheins speaks in bites and headlines – evocative fragments that call up thick slices of American pop, mainstream, and counter-culture. It’s a neat trick, one perfected over 25+ years in media, advertising sales, and marketing for the likes of Rolling Stone, SPIN, iVillage, Corbis, Time Warner and America Online.

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Not Your Mama's Job Fair

As legal pot booms in Washington State, the 420-friendly step out for a canna-business job fair – and reveal a diverse and growing population.

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Jane West: Women Grow

After Jane West got fired from her prestigious corporate gig for vaping on national TV, she went ‘all in’ on Denver’s thriving cannabis industry. Her latest coup was raising over $130,000 for the cash-strapped Colorado Symphony entirely with cannabis entities. How she “plans for success” and is helping other women do the same.

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Keeping the Planet in Your Bottom Line

Growing “greener” cannabis has been making the news. Or rather, the cannabis industry’s habit of scaling up largely unsustainable grow methods in big cannabis production facilities is on the national radar.

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Pizza, Sex and a Hike: A man's weekend guide to cannabis

It’s Friday. You’ve been slaving away all week. The boss just gave you the all-clear. So what’s the plan this weekend? Never fear, lads. Solstice has got you covered.

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More Than a Feeling: Cannabis Goes Beyond the "Cure"

Growing up, my first love was athletics—baseball, to be specific. I found my way onto some quality teams through my high motor, which far exceeded any natural talent. At 15, I was covering second base during a double play; I caught the ball, pivoted to throw it to first, and a player sliding into second plowed directly into my left knee. I heard a sickening pop—what I would later learn was the sound of ligaments being ripped away from bone. ...

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Holy Smokes: An Interview with Cannabis Historian Chris Bennet

What could Moses, Shiva, and the Great Leap Forward all have in common?

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Recreational Medicine: An Interview with Dr. Lester Grinspoon

Dr. Lester Grinspoon published his landmark scholarly study, Marijuana Reconsidered, in 1971 while serving as Associate Professor Emeritus of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School. Considered radical at the time, the book grew from his experiences with patients who used cannabis to heal or mitigate the symptoms of chronic illness.

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Women and Cannabis

Bikini-Babes and Gangster-Molls: Why canna-culture needs to drop prohibition-era stereotypes and listen to women.As Canna-business booms in the U.S., more women are emerging as industry leaders – and as an economic force to be reckoned with and marketed to.

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