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Cannabis

Legal Marijuana a Big Winner in Elections Across the Country

The biggest single night for the marijuana legalization movement ended with voters across the country approving marijuana for both medicinal and recreational use.
Cannabis

Decision Time: Legal Marijuana Faces Big Moment On Election Night

While all eyes are on the presidential balloting, voters across the nation are poised to change the legal status of cannabis.
Marijuana

10 Cannabis Startups You Need to Watch

Market momentum is driving these entrepreneurs to dream of huge returns from the blazing business of marijuana.
Marijuana

How to Plant the Seeds of Success in the New Cannabis Economy

Succeeding in the cannabis economy often requires seasoned guidance to reap rewards. Here are some helpful tips to get you started.
Marijuana

8 Celebrities Getting (Financially) High Off of the Budding Legal Weed Business

With so much green for the taking -- greenbacks and ganja -- it's a no-brainer, even for stony stars.
Microsoft

Microsoft Partners With a Legal Weed Startup

By teaming with startup "Kind" on plant tracking apps, it's breaking a corporate no-no.
Start Up Your Day

Microsoft Has Partnered With a Marijuana Startup -- Start Up Your Day Roundup

Plus: The family of a victim of the Paris terrorist attacks is suing Facebook, Google and Twitter.
Marijuana

High and Mighty Report: U.S. Cannabis Retail Sales Exceeded $37.5 Million on 4/20

Marijuana-related sales were on fire on the legendary stoner holiday.
Marijuana

Happening Now: Cannabis Industry Pioneers Chat Live on Facebook to Commemorate 4/20

Catch these interviews with innovators of the booming marijuana business beginning at 11:30 a.m. EST today.
Start Up Your Day

Chipotle Could Be Opening a Burger Chain -- Start Up Your Day Roundup

Plus: Whoopi Goldberg's starting a marijuana business to help period pain.
Start Up Your Day

Microsoft 'Boots' Startup From Upcoming Conference -- Start Up Your Day Roundup

Okra had been a sponsor of the annual Ignite tech conference for years.
Marijuana

Tommy Chong Could Have Easily Gone 'Up in Smoke,' But He's Still Making Millions

We visited the world's most famous stoner at his gorgeous California home to chat about his first medical marijuana venture. And, boy, was the Chonger feisty.
Business

5 Lessons Entrepreneurs Can Toke on From Tommy Chong

Get a load of the famous stoner's business wisdom in a few, quick hits. It's funny, but oh so true.
Culture

'Vape' Is the Oxford Dictionaries' Word of the Year

As more people are switching to electronic cigarettes, the word vape hit its peak in 2014.
Marijuana

Voters Approve Legal Marijuana in Oregon, Alaska and D.C.

The Oregon and Alaska measures would legalize recreational pot use, while the D.C. proposal would allow marijuana possession but not retail sales.