Cannabis Testing Labs: Missouri’s Achilles Heel Of Legalization

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By: Cecil King      Cannabis Testing Labs: Missouri's Achilles Heel Of Legalization The day after Missouri citizens unlock the economic potential of legal marijuana with a successful victory vote, the hard work of implementing a brand-new cannabis law will begin. Alaskans have already “been there, done that.” Retail cannabis sales will start later

Missouri Bans Illinois Medical Marijuana Patients

HCI Alternatives in Collinsville, IL on opening day Jan. 25, 2016.

By: Cecil King          Missouri Bans Illinois Medical Marijuana Patients Traveling east across St. Louis' Popular Street Bridge and a few miles up the road to Collinsville, IL you'll find a shiny new, modern medical cannabis dispensary, HCI Alternatives. HCI Alternatives opened its doors at noon on a cold and blustery Monday, January

A New Class of Cannabis Worker

By: Cecil King         A New Class of Cannabis Worker Beginning July 1, 2016 the state of Washington will allow a new class of legislatively mandated cannabis worker to report to work, thanks to the 2015 Cannabis Patient Protection Act (CPPA). Newly certified Medical Marijuana Consultants can begin their duties advising registered medical

The Cannabis Industry is Hiring

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By: Cecil King    The Cannabis Industry is Hiring The market in the US for legal cannabis is growing exponentially. Sales grew in 2015 by 17% to $5.4 billion from an upwardly revised 2014 estimate of $4.7 billion according to industry watchers at The ArcView Group. The group recently published its fourth edition of

Spanish Rats Cured of Blindness, U.S. Rats Go Blind

By: Cecil King        Spanish Rats Cured of Blindness, U.S. Rats Go Blind A Spanish research team led by Dr. Nicolás Cuenca at the University of Alicante in San Vicente del Raspeig, Spain used a synthetic derivative of THC (tetrahydrocannabinol) the main psychoactive constituent of the cannabis plant, to reverse vision loss in

Has Colorado’s $100 Million a Month Experiment Succeeded?

By: Cecil King    Has Colorado's $100 Million a Month Experiment Succeeded? Colorado's cannabis sales for the month of August surpassed the $100 million mark. The citizens' decision to take legislative control away from their elected representatives and vote overwhelmingly to pass legalized retail cannabis sales into law is paying off. Since the start

Cannabis Legalization in the Midwest

By: Cecil King    Cannabis Legalization in the Midwest Cannabis activists who have pushed legalization for years, even decades, have faced myriad challenges. Launching a ballot initiative to end prohibition at the state level takes lots of money and a highly organized, motivated and expertly managed group of politically savvy supporters. Ending the federal

The Rocky Road for Edibles

By: Cecil King         The Rocky Road for Edibles Missouri visitors to Colorado's legal cannabis market will find their favorite edibles look a little different. Cannabis-infused food products for sale in Colorado have come under new packaging rules as of February 1, 2015. Colorado's Marijuana Enforcement Division (MED) gathered comments from industry leaders,

Missouri’s Future Cannabis Consumer

By: Cecil King      Missouri's Future Cannabis Consumer While the grand opening of the first retail cannabis dispensary in downtown Rolla, Kansas City, Columbia, St. Louis or any other city in Missouri isn't scheduled to happen anytime soon, it would be interesting to predict what types of cannabis customers would walk through

“Celebrities and women are the secret to legalization”

By: Cecil King      "Celebrities and women are the secret to legalization” Cannabis entrepreneurs today don't have anything like the Homestead Act of 1865 which lured settlers to move west with cheap land to establish a new homestead, but they are staking their own claims in the new cannabis economy. One of those

Missouri Loses Millions of Tourist Dollars

By: Cecil King          Missouri Loses Millions of Tourist Dollars Towering 630 vertical feet above the Mississippi River, St. Louis' Gateway Arch is the number one tourism destination in the state. Four million guests each year visit Missouri to see the world's highest catenary arch and the tallest monument in the western

Get Certified for Cannabis

By: Cecil King      Get Certified for Cannabis Legendary Al Capone, the infamous rum-runner during the U.S. alcohol prohibition period of the 1920s and 1930s, probably wouldn't have bothered to earn an Alcohol Business Certificate to run his bootlegging business, even if it existed. That's too bad, because he might have been more

Can Missouri Cannabis Pass the Test?

By: Cecil King        Can Missouri Cannabis Pass the Test? In Missouri and other US states where cannabis prohibition laws still exist, vibrant illegal black markets proliferate allowing consumers to pay top prices for product that may have been grown under questionable quality standards. Cannabis growers in countries that target the U.S. with illegal