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Joining a Cannabis Industry Association

By: Danielle Sedgwick, Director of Strategic Partnerships at MITA-AZ For cannabis industry business owners, visibility, connecting and voice are critical.  But these are just a few of the many reasons it’s a good idea to join an industry association. Local industry associations offer a wide range of opportunities that can enhance business relationships and lead …

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MMJ Tax “Killed” at Phoenix City Hall

Editorial by: Tim Sultan Arizona’s medical marijuana community won a big victory at City Hall this month. The Phoenix Mayor’s proposed 17% tax hike  on medical marijuana was unraveled by one strong voice on the Council.  When Phoenix City Councilman Sal DiCiccio boldly moved to “kill” the proposal, the room erupted in applause!  It was a packed-house at 2:30pm on Tues, …

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Young Entrepreneurs Revolutionize Arizona Cannabis Scene

Prepared by: Proven Media At only twenty-four years old, budding entrepreneurs Nadeem Al-Hasan and Thomas Rimbach co-founded Baked Bros, an award-winning edibles company. Together, their health-conscious lifestyles, millennial spirit, and emphasis on advocacy and education has fostered Baked Bros’ impressive growth.   Established in 2014, the Arizona brand has grown exponentially at dispensaries throughout the …

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Lilach’s Giving Tree Plans Global Expansion

By: David Sodemann Lilach Power, the founder and managing director of The Giving Tree Dispensary, has a long history of pushing the limit. Opening in 2013, The Giving Tree began with Lilach’s vision to provide alternative care to the community. Along with growing, extracting, and providing patients medical marijuana, they also brought in services for their …

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Primary Elections bring new potential allies to reform battle

[et_pb_section fb_built=”1″ admin_label=”section”][et_pb_row admin_label=”row”][et_pb_column type=”4_4″ parallax=”off” parallax_method=”on”][et_pb_text admin_label=”Text” text_font_size=”16″] By Mikel Weiser, AZ-NORML With August primaries completed, Arizona’s cannabis community can look forward to an improved reform landscape at the State Capitol come January.  AZ-NORML, the state chapter of the national organization, produced an incumbent score card and analysis of all 100+ races on the …

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Like a Phoenix Rising, A New Marijuana Mindfulness Movement Emerges in Arizona

[et_pb_section fb_built=”1″ admin_label=”section”][et_pb_row admin_label=”row”][et_pb_column type=”4_4″ parallax=”off” parallax_method=”on”][et_pb_text admin_label=”Text” text_font_size=”16″] By JDMiles According to the National Institutes of Health (NIH), people have used marijuana, or cannabis, to treat their ailments for at least 3,000 years.  Historians date the development of yoga at least 5,000 years ago. The pairing of the two ancient healing methodologies of yoga …

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Genifer Murray, Co-Founder of GENIFER M Jewelry

[et_pb_section fb_built=”1″ admin_label=”section”][et_pb_row admin_label=”row”][et_pb_column type=”4_4″ parallax=”off” parallax_method=”on”][et_pb_text admin_label=”Text” text_font_size=”16″] Genifer Murray is one of the leading figures in the rapidly growing legal cannabis industry, and she is co-founder of a cannabis inspired jewelry company that is headquartered right here in the Valley of the Sun. She is considered to be both a pioneer and an …

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Does This Lawsuit Come in My Size

[et_pb_section fb_built=”1″ admin_label=”section”][et_pb_row admin_label=”row”][et_pb_column type=”4_4″ parallax=”off” parallax_method=”on”][et_pb_text admin_label=”Text” text_font_size=”16″] By: Gary Michael Smith, Esq. As the current president of the Arizona Cannabis Bar Association, as well as having been a litigator for the past 25 years, I see and participate in a lot of court cases.   Given the combined pressures of the scales of money …

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Networking and Why It’s Crucial for the Cannabis Industry

[et_pb_section fb_built=”1″ admin_label=”section”][et_pb_row admin_label=”row”][et_pb_column type=”4_4″ parallax=”off” parallax_method=”on”][et_pb_text admin_label=”Text” text_font_size=”16″] By: Amy Donohue Networking. You either love it, or you hate it. Either way, if you are in the cannabis industry in 2018, it’s crucial for your brand or business. The modern cannabis industry has been built on networking, whether in person at events, or on …

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“The Jones Case” from the perspective of the dispensary that sold Mr. Jones his medicine

[et_pb_section fb_built=”1″ admin_label=”section”][et_pb_row admin_label=”row”][et_pb_column type=”4_4″ parallax=”off” parallax_method=”on”][et_pb_text admin_label=”Text” text_font_size=”16″] By: Keith Grevenitz Stigma has always cast its long shadow over medical marijuana and in Arizona, this is no exception. Many brave people worked unsuccessfully for years to bring patients legal medicine, until it barely passed with 50.13% of the vote in November 2010.  With half …

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