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The First Big Company to Say It’s Serving the Legal Marijuana Trade? Microsoft.

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By: Nathaniel Popper, The New York Times |

As state after state has legalized marijuana in one way or another, big names in corporate America have stayed away entirely. Marijuana, after all, is still illegal, according to the federal government.

But Microsoft is breaking the corporate taboo on pot this week by announcing a partnership to begin offering software that tracks marijuana plants from “seed to sale,” as the pot industry puts it.

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What Do Willie, Snoop and Whoopi Have in Common? They’re all Cannabis Investors

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By: Jason Keehn, Infocast |

Everyone knows cannabis is HUGE. Arcview Group projects USA legal cannabis sales to hit $24 billion by 2020. According to the State of Colorado, 2015 sales reached nearly one billion bucks ($996,184,788).

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US Medical Marijuana Advocacy Organization Launches International Research Center

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Today members of Americans for Safe Access (ASA), KOPAC and Dioscorides Global Holdings (DGH) were joined by the Minister of Health for the Czech Republic, Svatopluk Němeček to announce the establishment of a new research center, the International Cannabis and Cannabinoid Institute (ICCI) – intended to foster evidence-based exploration with a modern scientific approach to refine the therapeutic applicability of cannabis-based medicines in the Czech Republic.

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New Certification Program Brings Quality Assurance to the Medical Marijuana Industry

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Independent certification will benefit patients, healthcare providers, and regulators implementing medical marijuana laws

Washington, D.C. — Patient advocacy group Americans for Safe Access (ASA) launched a new nationwide program today that will certify the quality and reliability of medical marijuana products sold at licensed businesses.

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