Business News & F...
Follow
12.7K views | +19 today
 
Scooped by Tonya Scholz
onto Business News & Finance
Scoop.it!

The United States Of Marijuana - America's "Green Rush" On Pot

The United States Of Marijuana - America's "Green Rush" On Pot | Business News & Finance | Scoop.it
DENVER - Some might call it a dream job: pot critic. Every week, William Breathes samples marijuana for Westword, a magazine based in Denver, Colorado. Just like wine, there are many varieties of weed: Pineapple Express, Purple Passion, White Rhino… Breathes (a pseudonym) became the first marijuana critic in the U.S. in 2010 after Colorado became one of 18 states to legalize the drug for therapeutic use. Breathes’ job was to smoke pot and give his readers a review. In one of his first pieces, Breathes confessed having a hard time getting used to being paid to get high and being able to expense his weekly consumption. The job does have its responsibilities that are sometimes difficult to live up to when high. “I still have to write on deadline and answer to my editors,” says Breathes. For Christmas, the reporter made a list of marijuana gift ideas including a personal vaporizer – styled on the e-cigarette – called “the cloud.” Medical marijuana was a great success in Colorado; even though the state seems relatively healthier than other U.S. states (obesity rates are among the lowest in the country). More than 107,000 “patients” obtained a card allowing them to buy marijuana. There are now more marijuana dispensaries than Starbucks Coffee shops in Denver. Medical marijuana sales represented an estimated $200 million in 2012 alone - several millions of which went to tax authorities. Producers were smart enough to work closely with the authorities to get rid of the rotten apples. A license costs about $18,000 and helps fund a special law enforcement division.
more...
No comment yet.

From around the web

Business News & Finance
Latest Business News & Finance
Curated by Tonya Scholz
Your new post is loading...
Your new post is loading...
Scooped by Tonya Scholz
Scoop.it!

A British Couple Discovered an Old Beanie Baby at a Flea Market. They Paid $15 for It — Wait Until You Read What It’s Really Worth.

A British Couple Discovered an Old Beanie Baby at a Flea Market. They Paid $15 for It — Wait Until You Read What It’s Really Worth. | Business News & Finance | Scoop.it
Remember Beanie Babies? The 90s craze may have long faded, but some of the rarer bears can still fetch thousands of dollars — as one British couple happened to discover.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Tonya Scholz
Scoop.it!

High Speed Rail America Club

High Speed Rail America Club | Business News & Finance | Scoop.it
Bring Bullet Trains to America - buy a shirt and spread the word! 200mph for everyone - that's democracy!
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Tonya Scholz
Scoop.it!

Fannie Mae economist: Higher wages could boost Florida housing

Fannie Mae economist: Higher wages could boost Florida housing | Business News & Finance | Scoop.it
Rising wages may lead to more robust housing markets next year in Florida and across the nation, Fannie Mae 's chief economist said Wednesday in Fort Lauderdale.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Tonya Scholz
Scoop.it!

Roundme for iOS Lets You See 360-degree Photos in VR Mode

Roundme for iOS Lets You See 360-degree Photos in VR Mode | Business News & Finance | Scoop.it
RoundMe, the iOS app for sharing expansive stitched-together panoramic photos, has got an interesting update. The latest version lets you view spaces in virtual reality mode for a more immersive experience, using just your iPhone and Google Cardboard.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Tonya Scholz
Scoop.it!

Merge's $129 Virtual Reality Headset Goes on Sale This Fall

Merge's $129 Virtual Reality Headset Goes on Sale This Fall | Business News & Finance | Scoop.it
"We're getting beyond yesterday’s game design methodology."
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Tonya Scholz
Scoop.it!

Apple Watch won’t hit store shelves for six or more weeks

Apple Watch won’t hit store shelves for six or more weeks | Business News & Finance | Scoop.it
Apple Watch preorders will be filled from next Friday through the end of May amid supply constraints.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Tonya Scholz
Scoop.it!

Wallet squeeze: Apartment rents projected to rise again

Wallet squeeze: Apartment rents projected to rise again | Business News & Finance | Scoop.it
Living in an apartment? Expect your rent to go up again.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Tonya Scholz
Scoop.it!

California's 3-year-old drought is renewing the thirst for desalination plants

California's 3-year-old drought is renewing the thirst for desalination plants | Business News & Finance | Scoop.it
Experts warn that converting seawater to drinking supplies remains an expensive, energy-intensive enterprise.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Tonya Scholz
Scoop.it!

Monsanto Creates First Genetically Modified Strain of Marijuana

Monsanto Creates First Genetically Modified Strain of Marijuana | Business News & Finance | Scoop.it
St-Louis, MO | Monsanto, the multi-billion agribusiness giant, has announced today it has patented the first genetically modified strain of marijuana. The news that has been welcomed by scientists
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Tonya Scholz
Scoop.it!

Ancient practice of yoga now a growth industry

Ancient practice of yoga now a growth industry | Business News & Finance | Scoop.it
Yoga may be an ancient discipline, but it seems to get hotter all the time. Nearly 10% of U.S. adults and 3% of children participated in yoga in 2012, up from 5% of adults and 2% of children a decade
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Tonya Scholz
Scoop.it!

The 73-year-old reserve cop who mistook his gun for a Taser

The 73-year-old reserve cop who mistook his gun for a Taser | Business News & Finance | Scoop.it
Police say an insurance executive in Tulsa accidentally killed an unarmed suspect.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Tonya Scholz
Scoop.it!

'Furious 7' Becomes Highest-Grossing 'Fast & Furious' Sequel In 10 Days - Box Office

'Furious 7' Becomes Highest-Grossing 'Fast & Furious' Sequel In 10 Days - Box Office | Business News & Finance | Scoop.it
Sunday Final update 9:36AM after 6:50AM post: It took Fast & Furious 6 some 15 weeks to accumulate $238.6M in domestic box office during the summer of 2013. By contrast, it will take Furious 7 ...
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Tonya Scholz
Scoop.it!

FactChecking Hillary Clinton

FactChecking Hillary Clinton | Business News & Finance | Scoop.it
Hillary Clinton has made it official: She will run for president in the 2016 race. Here's a look back at some of the claims from Clinton that we've fact-checked over the years.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Tonya Scholz
Scoop.it!

Whoa, can a mistress be forced to pay the wife?

Whoa, can a mistress be forced to pay the wife? | Business News & Finance | Scoop.it
In a shocking verdict, the mistress of ex-Clippers owner Donald Sterling was ordered to pay his wife $2.6 million. Dan Eaton explains why.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Tonya Scholz
Scoop.it!

Democrats’ civil war over free trade

Democrats’ civil war over free trade | Business News & Finance | Scoop.it
The most important trade bill in a decade has pitted Harry Reid against President Barack Obama. Liberal Democrat Rosa DeLauro against moderate Democrat Ron Kind. Labor unions against pro-business Democrats.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Tonya Scholz
Scoop.it!

THE SPIN CYCLE — Key results from Pew’s social media survey - Mississippi Business Journal

THE SPIN CYCLE — Key results from Pew’s social media survey - Mississippi Business Journal | Business News & Finance | Scoop.it
As Meerkat loses the spotlight to Periscope and everyone tries to remember what Ello was all about, we could use a bit of research for clarity on the current state of social media. The ever-reliable Pew Research Center did just that with its extensive study on The Digital Lives of Teenagers. Here are the top …
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Tonya Scholz
Scoop.it!

Google Announces Certification Program For Cardboard Clones

Google Announces Certification Program For Cardboard Clones | Business News & Finance | Scoop.it
Google Cardboard has been a surprise hit among early adopters, giving an intentionally cheap, approachable device that opens the door to more people having..
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Tonya Scholz
Scoop.it!

Samsung’s Gear VR gets fashionable with help from Refinery29

Samsung’s Gear VR gets fashionable with help from Refinery29 | Business News & Finance | Scoop.it
Gear VR users will get the chance to experience the fashion and culture of cities far and wide thanks to a new partnership with Refinery29 that will see the virtual reality series Fashionably Bound make its way to Samsung’s Milk VR service.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Tonya Scholz
Scoop.it!

Frustration with mistaken tax refund seizures continues

Frustration with mistaken tax refund seizures continues | Business News & Finance | Scoop.it
Taxpayers are still finding that large refunds are being taken from them due to over-payments to their relatives by the Social Security Administration
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Tonya Scholz
Scoop.it!

Legal showdown over Louis Vuitton fakes at the Swap Shop begins

Legal showdown over Louis Vuitton fakes at the Swap Shop begins | Business News & Finance | Scoop.it
After years of trying to get the Swap Shop to stop traders selling counterfeit products, luxury brand Louis Vuitton told jurors Tuesday it finally resorted to filing a civil suit against the owners of the massive Lauderhill flea market.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Tonya Scholz
Scoop.it!

Pooh Bear stink: Russian schoolgirls’ twerk video goes viral, inquiry launched

Pooh Bear stink: Russian schoolgirls’ twerk video goes viral, inquiry launched | Business News & Finance | Scoop.it
Teenage girls at a Russian children’s school of dance have taken the controversial dance of twerking to a whole new level… by combining it with Winnie the Pooh. The video “blew up” on the internet, with millions of views and a police investigation.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Tonya Scholz
Scoop.it!

University Park: A gated community for college students

University Park: A gated community for college students | Business News & Finance | Scoop.it
This is about as far as you can get from dorm life.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Tonya Scholz
Scoop.it!

Get Ready for the Starbucks of Yoga

Get Ready for the Starbucks of Yoga | Business News & Finance | Scoop.it
With more than 100 studios nationwide, CorePower Yoga aims to offer a consistent, upscale customer experience in a land of mom and pops.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Tonya Scholz
Scoop.it!

Fast and Furious 7 breaks China en route to $1bn box office

Fast and Furious 7 breaks China en route to $1bn box office | Business News & Finance | Scoop.it
The seventh instalment in the racing series was No 1 in all possible territories over the weekend, and scored the highest-ever debut day of all time in China
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Tonya Scholz
Scoop.it!

Fascist lawmaker introduces bill to criminalize filming police

Fascist lawmaker introduces bill to criminalize filming police | Business News & Finance | Scoop.it
Fascist lawmaker introduces bill to criminalize filming police
more...
No comment yet.