These Cannabis Jobs Are Most In-Demand Right Now

Cannabis jobs increased 690 percent between 2017 and 2018, with employment projected to grow another 220 percent in 2019. February 8, 2019 5 min read Opinions expressed by Green Entrepreneur contributors are their own. Cannabis is the fastest growing sector in the United States, but which cannabis jobs are in highest demand? Today, there couldn’t be more options for high-level managers, scientists, weed nerds and all of the above to work in the legal marijuana industry. These are the most sought-after jobs. Related: The Bright Future of Cannabis Retail Dispensary Manager and Budtender The first cannabis jobs that come to mind, and for good reason, are dispensary manager and budtender. These are the two most in-demand jobs in legal weed. The cannabis industry is growing 34 percent annually and is projected to reach a value of $146 billion by 2025. As a result, the industry has an intense demand for people […]

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3 Long Debunked Arguments Against Legal Weed That Just Won’t Die

America has largely accepted the facts about marijuana but a stubborn opposition refuses to. January 28, 2019 5 min read Opinions expressed by Green Entrepreneur contributors are their own. There has been a huge change in public opinion about legal marijuana over the past 20 years but the tired arguments against it — it’s a gateway drug, legalizing weed leads to more underage use, THC causes mental illness, etc — haven’t changed in decades, despite having been repeatedly disproved. These claims are scary but a significant body of research from leading academic institutions and states that have already legalized cannabis has largel disproved the arguments against ending cannabis prohibition. Myth: Weed is a gateway drug. The age-old argument against cannabis legalization, and cannabis use in general, is that weed is a “gateway” to more dangerous illegal substances. This argument rests a handful of studies. A study from 1999 found that people who use […]

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Here’s What the Average Cannabis Consumer in Canada Looks Like

Now that cannabis is legal in Canada, a whole new market of middle-aged, infrequent consumers has emerged. January 18, 2019 4 min read Opinions expressed by Green Entrepreneur contributors are their own. The average cannabis consumer is young, adventurous, and not especially concerned with the law. More specifically, they’re between 18 and 34 years old, they ingest weed in some form more than once a week, and they’re likely to disregard legal and health warnings. But this is changing quickly. Now that Canada has legalized weed, middle-aged people who don’t break the law are interested. This new market is educated, family-oriented, and concerned with their wellbeing. Though young people will continue to be more frequent weed smokers, the average cannabis consumer in Canada is becoming a different kind of person with spending habits that are shaping the market. The average cannabis consumer is middle aged. Though there is some debate over […]

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7 Things You Should Know About Cryptocurrency Taxes

Taxes are just around the corner, including for cryptocurrency. December 31, 2018 5 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. Cryptocurrency is just like any other asset class when tax season comes around. Unfortunately, cryptocurrency taxes appear so complex that few people file them. Others see cryptocurrency as a means to move money illegally – which means avoiding cryptocurrency taxes entirely. As cryptocurrency becomes more mainstream and the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) shifts its focus to digital assets, it’s more important than ever to pay cryptocurrency taxes. Here’s how to approach cryptocurrency this upcoming tax season. All cryptocurrency trades and sales are taxable. You have to report gains and losses on all individual trades to the IRS. Specifically, exchanging a cryptocurrency for another, converting it back to USD or spending cryptocurrency are taxable events. The IRS is increasingly focused on crypto taxes. What happens if you don’t […]

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CBD Is Just the First Huge Benefit From Legal Hemp

Hemp has vast potential as an environmentally benign source of many fundamentals of modern life. December 24, 2018 7 min read Opinions expressed by Green Entrepreneur contributors are their own. With the passage of the 2018 Farm Bill, the U.S. is on the brink of a hemp revolution that could affect industries ranging from construction to healthcare. By legalizing hemp the Farm Bill removes obstacles that have kept a versatile and economical crop down for decades. Here’s how the Farm Bill will create a multi-billion dollar industry, play a crucial role in the U.S. trade war with China, and help struggling farmers across the country. Related: Hemp Hemp Hooray! U.S. Legalizes Hemp The Farm Bill removes hemp from the Controlled Substances Act. First and foremost, the 2018 Farm Bill nationally legalized hemp. Before, hemp with more than 0.1 percent THC was classified as a Schedule 1 Controlled Substance, on par with […]

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9 Totally Normal Business Considerations That Are Completely Different in the Cannabis Industry

Cannabis is a multi-billion dollar industry completely unlike any other. And that is not entirely a good thing. November 7, 2018 4 min read Opinions expressed by Green Entrepreneur contributors are their own. Entrepreneurs are very, very interested in cannabis. But how do you break into a multi-billion dollar a year industry that differs from the rest? I founded Green Rush Daily, a cannabis media company, and within two years sold it to High Times magazine for seven figures. Are you considering opportunities in the legal cannabis industry? If so, based on my experience here are nine things you should think about before entering the cannabis industry. 1. Exit strategy Most importantly of all, how will you sell a cannabis business after you’ve built it? An essential part of any business plan should be your exit strategy. Keep in mind that you may not be able to use the federal banking system at all. […]

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