Big Weed

An Entrepreneur's High-Stakes Adventures in the Budding Legal Marijuana Business
Author: Christian Hageseth,Joseph D'Agnese
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
ISBN: 1466879084
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 256
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Marijuana legalization is the hottest story in the US today. 22 states have authorized sales in some form; Denver has more legal marijuana dispensaries than Starbucks franchises. We are witnessing the dawn of a new industry. And like the early days of gourmet coffee chains, the rules and players are being established on the fly. Christian Hageseth is the face of the revolution-an entrepreneur and father of three who worked in the white-collar professional world for 20 years before opening his first dispensary. The Founder and Chairman of Green Man Cannabis, the fastest-growing legalized marijuana company in the country, he's the perfect tour guide through the wild frontier, where police hardly know what laws to enforce, or parents what to tell their kids. He paints a colorful picture not only of how he got into the business, but of the big interests that are eager to do the same-namely Philip Morris, Monsanto and a who's who of Big Pharma. He predicts a future where the marijuana market splits in two: the high-end, artisanal market, supplied by individual growers and small farms, and the mass market, covered by the cigarette giants and anyone bold enough to compete with them. Much like beer and coffee, your brand of weed will be just one more reflection of your lifestyle. It's an entrepreneur's dream, and Hageseth invites us along in Big Weed as he pitches skeptical investors, negotiates a shaggy cast of colleagues, and builds the biggest business he can.

Humboldt

Life on America's Marijuana Frontier
Author: Emily Brady
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
ISBN: 145550677X
Category: History
Page: 304
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In the vein of Susan Orlean's The Orchid Thief and Deborah Feldman's Unorthodox, journalist Emily Brady journeys into a secretive subculture--one that marijuana built. Humboldt: Life on America's Marijuana Frontier Say the words "Humboldt County" to a stranger and you might receive a knowing grin. The name is infamous, and yet the place, and its inhabitants, have been nearly impenetrable. Until now. Humboldt is a narrative exploration of an insular community in Northern California, which for nearly 40 years has existed primarily on the cultivation and sale of marijuana. It's a place where business is done with thick wads of cash and savings are buried in the backyard. In Humboldt County, marijuana supports everything from fire departments to schools, but it comes with a heavy price. As legalization looms, the community stands at a crossroads and its inhabitants are deeply divided on the issue--some want to claim their rightful heritage as master growers and have their livelihood legitimized, others want to continue reaping the inflated profits of the black market. Emily Brady spent a year living with the highly secretive residents of Humboldt County, and her cast of eccentric, intimately drawn characters take us into a fascinating, alternate universe. It's the story of a small town that became dependent on a forbidden plant, and of how everything is changing as marijuana goes mainstream.

Too High to Fail

Cannabis and the New Green Economic Revolution
Author: Doug Fine
Publisher: Gotham
ISBN: 1592407617
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 337
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An in-depth assessment of the legal cannabis industry and its potential role in today's evolving economy cites the lucrative proceeds generated by a small number of registered users and the underground revenues of illegal uses, providing a concise history of hemp and insider perspectives on a profitable growing season in Mendocino County. 25,000 first printing.

The Entrepreneur's Guide to Cannabis

Concentrated Advice from 25 Industry Leaders
Author: Michael Zaytsev
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781535285957
Category: Marijuana
Page: 86
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Thinking about investing in or starting a Cannabis business? Read this book first so your time and money don't go up in smoke! Leadership and Business Coach, Michael Zaytsev, interviewed 25 of the Cannabis industry's most successful leaders for their best entrepreneurship advice. Learn directly from: Steve DeAngelo, CEO of Harborside Health Center, the world's largest Cannabis dispensary Ethan Nadelmann, Executive Director of the Drug Policy Alliance, described by Rolling Stone as "the real drug czar" Scott Reach, CEO of Rare Dankness, winner of multiple Cannabis Cups Betty Aldworth, Executive Director of Students for Sensible Drug Policy, a multinational advocacy organization Cy Scott, Co-Founder of Leafly, and many others! Legal Cannabis represents a $50 Billion Dollar a year industry; the industry will never be as small as it is today! Don't enter the "Green Rush" without learning from the pioneers interviewed for this book. Begin with The Entrepreneur's Guide to Cannabis.

Weed the People

The Future of Legal Marijuana in America
Author: Bruce Barcott
Publisher: Time Home Entertainment
ISBN: 1618936077
Category: Social Science
Page: 336
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There is no other organization whose inner workings are more secretive than the Vatican - the spiritual and physical center - of the Catholic Church. Now, with a dynamic new leader in Pope Francis, all eyes are upon the church, as this immensely popular Pope seeks to bring the church back from the right to center, in what can almost be described as a populist stance, blurring the lines between politics, religion and culture. With topics including women, finance, scandal, and reform at the fore, never before have so many eyes been upon the church in what could be its defining moment for modern times. Now the most respected journalist covering the Vatican and the Catholic Church today, John L. Allen, reveals the inner workings of the Vatican to display the vast machinery, and the man at the helm in a way that no other writer can.The Boston Globe has stated that John L. Allen 'is basically the reporter that bishops and cardinals call to find out what's going on within the confines of the Vatican.'

Joint Ventures

Inside America's Almost Legal Marijuana Industry
Author: Trish Regan
Publisher: Wiley
ISBN: 9780470559079
Category: History
Page: 272
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CNBC anchor Trish Regan takes you behind the scenes of America's thriving pot industry, to show readers things only drug dealers know about this secret world. Forget amber waves of grain. Today, it's marijuana plants that blanket the nation from sea to shining sea in homes, in backyards, and even in our national parks. In Joint Ventures, Trish Regan takes you behind the scenes to explore every aspect of this flourishing underground economy. Her focus is the so-called Emerald Triangle Northern California's Mendocino, Humboldt and Trinity counties where many small-time, part-time marijuana growers contribute to a trade that generates roughly a billion dollars a year. A fascinating investigation into the inner workings of today's exploding American marijuana industry Based on extensive research and interviews by Trish Regan, whose Emmy nominated documentary Marijuana, Inc. attracted more viewers than any documentary in CNBC's history Regan examines all aspects of this new culture. She reveals how small time growers get their start, make (or lose) a fortune, struggle with violence, try to keep up with constantly changing laws and regulations all while walking an increasingly fine line with the Feds Regan reports on the current and potential impact of legalized marijuana on local economies, uncovers the link between marijuana and violent Mexican cartels, questions whether decriminalization would work on a national scale, as it has in Portugal since 2001 As the decriminalization and legalization debates gather steam, Joint Ventures arms you with the facts on both sides of the issue.

A Budding Success

The Ultimate Guide to Planning, Launching and Managing a Lucrative Legal Marijuana Business
Author: C. Restivo,C. Cervantes
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780997839708
Category:
Page: N.A
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The Legal Marijuana "Green Rush" continues to evolve as one of the most lucrative emergent markets in the US - but taking advantage of this opportunity isn't something to be considered lightly.If you aren't careful, there are plenty of potential pitfalls and forks in the road... but you can avoid these costly problems with A Budding Success: The Ultimate Guide to Planning, Launching and Managing a Lucrative Legal Marijuana Business. In these pages, you'll find first-hand expert guidance that carries you through every angle of planning, launching and running your business, including help with: - Defining your budget, location and business plan... so you can start as strongly as you mean to go on- Protecting yourself by understanding City, County, State and Federal laws. Make money without worrying about crackdowns- Becoming self-employed and making wise investment decisions that grow your business... and your empire- Choosing the right kind of marijuana business opportunity for you, medical or recreational, from dispensing to growing, extraction, delivery, edibles and beyond- The best security measures to implement in order to protect your latest ventures?How to smoothly incorporate as the right kind of legal entity so you don't face any nasty regulatory surprises- Finance and accounting, from wages to taxes, collective reimbursements and more- Advertising and marketing - your obligations, and winning tactics for quick expansion- Sourcing, growing, pricing and tracking your inventory... and more!With this fully comprehensive guide in your hands, you're prepared to slide in on the ground floor of one of America's most revolutionary industries - as expert author, entrepreneur and business consultant Charles Restivo, alongside marijuana mastermind and dispensary operator Cory Cervantes, walks you step by step through the process of growing your legal & medical marijuana investment from the seeds of a business plan right into... A budding success.

Tipping the Scale

The Book That Changed Everything You Know about Investing in Cannabis
Author: Michael Brubeck
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781619616561
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 140
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As the legalization of marijuana spreads across the United States, a multibillion-dollar industry-as large in revenue as Big Tobacco-is emerging from underground. Yet more than 90 percent of today's investments into budding cannabis producers will end in failure because so few people understand how the industry works and where it's headed. However, one man hopes to change that. Standing at the forefront of innovation is financial whiz Michael Brubeck, CEO of Centuria Natural Foods, the largest cannabis manufacturer in North America. Drawing from his experience in the financial and legal marijuana fields, he reveals winning strategies for investors and entrepreneurs looking to enter this newly emerging "green rush." Part how-to manual, part history book, and part memoir on Brubeck's own career in the cannabis industry, Tipping the Scale is a must-read for anyone interested in learning how and why marijuana legalization is on the verge of transforming the American economy.

The Tinkerers

The Amateurs, DIYers, and Inventors Who Make America Great
Author: Alec Foege
Publisher: Basic Books
ISBN: 0465033458
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 272
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Showing how tinkering has been the guiding force behind both major corporate-sponsored innovations and smaller scale inventions with great potential, Foege argues that America still cultivates visionary innovators who do not allow cultural obsessions with efficiency and conformity to interfere with their passion and creativity.

Marijuana Business

How to Open and Successfully Run a Marijuana Dispensary and Grow Facility
Author: Jeff Grissler
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780990671701
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 276
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Finally, a book that helps entrepreneurs young and old on their journey of finding the "American Dream." Is this the new Gold Rush? Will people want to get involved with this industry? What are the potential for earnings . . . millions? Billions? As more states agree to the sale of marijuana, the opportunity to open dispensaries and/or grow facilities will continue to rise. Over the last two decades, large corporations like Monsanto, a sustainable agricultural company, have bought up hundreds of family farms and turned their food harvests into huge profits. It is not a stretch to envision the same tactics being applied to the marijuana industry. The opportunity is here, and it's real, and the possibilities are endless. This book is a step-by-step guide to help you be on the winning side of this Green Rush. The Marijuana Business books leave no stone unturned. This book will teach you what others have yet to learn. Jeff Grissler will put you on the fast track to success in the marijuana business. The American dream is still possible. Your journey starts here... Marijuana Business enables you to be sure you don't forget any details. With this book you will have laid the groundwork, from start to finish, for eliminating the mistakes others have made, preventing unforeseen problems, and running a successful marijuana business.

Digital Kenya

An Entrepreneurial Revolution in the Making
Author: Bitange Ndemo,Tim Weiss
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137578785
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 509
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This book is open access under a CC BY 4.0 license. Presenting rigorous and original research, this volume offers key insights into the historical, cultural, social, economic and political forces at play in the creation of world-class ICT innovations in Kenya. Following the arrival of fiber-optic cables in 2009, Digital Kenya examines why the initial entrepreneurial spirit and digital revolution has begun to falter despite support from motivated entrepreneurs, international investors, policy experts and others. Written by engaged scholars and professionals in the field, the book offers 15 eye-opening chapters and 14 one-on-one conversations with entrepreneurs and investors to ask why establishing ICT start-ups on a continental and global scale remains a challenge on the “Silicon Savannah”. The authors present evidence-based recommendations to help Kenya to continue producing globally impactful ICT innovations that improve the lives of those still waiting on the side-lines, and to inspire other nations to do the same.

Smoke Signals

A Social History of Marijuana - Medical, Recreational and Scientific
Author: Martin A. Lee
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1439102619
Category: History
Page: 528
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The best-selling co-author of Acid Dream traces the dramatic social history of marijuana from its origins and its emergence in the 1960s culture wars through the 1996 legalization of medicinal marijuana in California, profiling the multibillion-dollar marijuana industry and how it is reshaping health care. 35,000 first printing.

20 Fun Facts About Lionfish


Author: Heather Moore Niver
Publisher: Gareth Stevens Publishing LLLP
ISBN: 1433969823
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 32
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The lionfish is one of the most colorful fish in the sea. It has zebra stripes and beautiful fins. However, the lionfish’s looks aren’t just for show. They tell predators to stay away. The lionfish might be pretty, but it’s also deadly. Numerous dazzling photographs of lionfish in their natural habitat help make this book of fun facts informative and interesting for all readers.

A New Leaf

The End of Cannabis Prohibition
Author: Alyson Martin,Nushin Rashidian
Publisher: New Press, The
ISBN: 1595589201
Category: Political Science
Page: 256
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In November 2012, voters in Colorado and Washington passed landmark measures to legalize the production and sale of cannabis for social use—a first not only in the United States but also the world. Medical cannabis is now legal in twenty states and Washington, D.C., and more than one million Americans have turned to it in place of conventional pharmaceuticals. Yet the federal government refuses to acknowledge these broader societal shifts and continues to raid and arrest people: 49.5 percent of all drug-related arrests involve the sale, manufacture, or possession of cannabis. In the first book to explore the new landscape of cannabis in the United States, investigative journalists Alyson Martin and Nushin Rashidian present a deeply researched, insightful story of how recent developments tie into cannabis’s complex history and thorny politics. Reporting from nearly every state with a medical cannabis law, Martin and Rashidian enliven their book with in-depth interviews with patients, growers, doctors, entrepreneurs, politicians, activists, and regulators. They whisk readers from the federal cannabis farm at the University of Mississippi to the headquarters of the ACLU to Oregon’s "World Famous Cannabis Café." They present an expert analysis of how recent milestones toward legalization will affect the war on drugs both domestically and internationally. The result is an unprecedented and lucid account of how legalization is manifesting itself in the lives of millions. A New Leaf offers an essential guide for anyone who wants to understand the far-ranging implications of this rapidly changing drug landscape.

Navigating Safe Harbor

Cannabis Banking in a Time of Uncertainty
Author: Sundie Seefried
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781532856754
Category:
Page: 118
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After Colorado voters approved the sale and use of medicinal and recreational cannabis, the state's landscape was changed. Suddenly, dispensaries and grow houses were everywhere, and customers numbered in the tens, if not hundreds, of thousands. But federal laws make it difficult for cannabis businesses to open checking or savings accounts in federally insured financial institutions. It's nearly impossible for these businesses to wire funds, access lines of credit, or maintain payroll accounts. The result is an industry that has been forced to pay its bills, employees, suppliers, and taxes in cash. Briefcases and backpacks full of cash. Enter Safe Harbor Private Banking. Concerned about the risks a cash-based industryposes to public safety, it plunged into cannabis banking determined to take money off the streets and to offer law-abiding businesses a port in a turbulent sea. Its experiences serving the cannabis industry offer a primer for other bankersconsidering a similar program and for policy makers and regulators eager to bringstability to a topsy-turvy marketplace.

Breaking the Grass Ceiling

Women, Weed & Business
Author: Ashley Picillo
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781541096592
Category:
Page: 240
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Breaking the Grass Ceiling is a biographical collection featuring powerful, driven and courageous women who have been instrumental in paving the way into the cannabis industry for many-especially other women. Within these pages, 21 women share their triumphs, heartaches, and words of wisdom derived from their incredibly diverse experiences within the legal cannabis industry. These profiles reveal what happens when women persevere, battling old schools of thought in their quest for equality, respect, and a voice at the top. Representing the unique fields of cannabis consulting, technology, dispensary operations, human resources, cultivation, scientific research, law, infused products, policy, advocacy, and activism, these women have contributed years of pioneering efforts to the industry. Not only has their work helped shape the cannabis industry as it exists now, they have opened a door through which other women can follow and continue to build the industry into one with no ceiling at all. In the meantime, watch out for falling glass.

The Glass Castle

A Memoir
Author: Jeannette Walls
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1439156964
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 288
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The child of an alcoholic father and an eccentric artist mother discusses her family's nomadic upbringing, during which she and her siblings fended for themselves while their parents outmaneuvered bill collectors and the authorities.

You Can Do It Too

The 20 Essential Things Every Budding Entrepreneur Should Know
Author: Rachel Bridge
Publisher: Kogan Page Publishers
ISBN: 0749461845
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 192
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Starting up your own business is one of the most exciting and fulfilling things you can do - and it can make you extremely rich. But how do you get it right? You Can Do It Too which brings together the collective wisdom of successful entrepreneurs in the form of 20 essential things you must do when starting up a business such as: choose the right name, get a mentor, protect your idea and build a great team. Each lesson in this valuable blueprint is illustrated by a real entrepreneurial story which looks at why it is important and how you can incorporate it into your own business venture. You Can Do It Too is your first step to starting your own successful business. It is an inspirational masterclass for all budding entrepreneurs.

Light It Up


Author: Nick Petrie
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0399575634
Category: Fiction
Page: 400
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"Lots of characters get compared to my own Jack Reacher, but Petrie's Peter Ash is the real deal."--Lee Child In this action-packed thriller starring war veteran Peter Ash, a well-planned and flawlessly executed hijacking reveals the hidden dangers of Colorado's mellowest business, but Ash may find there's more to this crime than meets the eye. Combat veteran Peter Ash leaves a simple life rebuilding hiking trails in Oregon to help his good friend Henry Nygaard, whose daughter runs a Denver security company that protects cash-rich cannabis entrepreneurs from modern-day highwaymen. Henry's son-in-law and the company's operations manager were carrying a large sum of client money when their vehicle vanished without a trace, leaving Henry's daughter and her company vulnerable. When Peter is riding shotgun on another cash run, the cargo he's guarding comes under attack and he narrowly escapes with his life. As the assaults escalate, Peter has to wonder: for criminals this sophisticated, is it really just about the cash? After finding himself on the defensive for too long, Peter marshals his resources and begins to dig for the truth in a scheme that is bigger--and far more lucrative--than he'd ever anticipated. With so much on the line, his enemy will not give up quietly...and now he has Peter directly in his sights.