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Benjamin Adams has been a journalist since 2006. Diagnosed with HIV in 2011, Benjamin has since focused his work on cannabis and the fight against his illness. He\’s contributed stories and photos to Treating Yourself Magazine, SKUNK Magazine, Green Acres Magazine, The Salt Lake Tribune, and other periodicals. Benjamin has sometimes used the alias BenBot to obscure his identity. Benjamin studied Art and Argumentative Writing at the University of Utah. In 2011, Benjamin relocated to Southern California to gain access to legal medical marijuana, and has been involved in MMJ activism since.

MassRoots, Finalist for the Extreme Tech Challenge at CES.

MassRoots, a finalist for the Extreme Tech Challenge, will present at the Shoppers Electronics Present(CES) on Friday, January 8th, 2016. MassRoots, of course, has changed the way cannabis enthusiasts connect. The platform has amassed 675,000 users and is well on its way to scoring one million if the trend continues. 

The Cannabis Breathalyzer: Could it be Coming Soon?

Presently 18 states now have set limits on cannabis levels of intoxication while driving. Toxicology results, however, take several weeks. With cannabis becoming more and more socially acceptable, a breathalyzer is inevitable.

Gateway Incubator is California’s First Cannabis Company Incubator

Last week Marijuana Investor News announced the launch of California's fist cannabis company incubator in Oakland. The Gateway Incubator is backed by MJIC Inc. The firm will host a VIP open house December 4th as well as a public startup showcase December 5th.

Purple Haze Properties Launches Jimi Hendrix “Hazesticks”

Meet the pre-loaded, disposable vaporizer. Attendees at the Marijuana Business Conference & Expo in Las Vegas were the first to try Jimi Hendrix “Hazesticks”. Hazesticks was created by Jimi Hendrix's brother Leon Hendrix.

Meadow Launches Cloud-Based Platform

Meadow, the Y Combinator-backed enterprise, was one of the first delivery apps to hit the cannabis market. Meadow was touted as a direct-to-consumer product. Meadow's new platform is a software suite formulated for the modern dispensary enterprise- and helping dispensary owners get a head start on the new regulations for California.

Seneca Nation To Sell Cannabis in New York

After a U.S. Justice Department ruling last year, Native tribes are cashing in on their right to govern themselves on tribal grounds. Tuesday members of the Seneca Nation in New York approved a referendum opening the door for regulations over the the manufacturing and distribution of cannabis. It's only the latest Native American tribe to cash in on the green rush.

Green Labs is the Workplace Where Startups Launch Together.

Green Labs in Denver is the first cannabis-related workspace in the United States where startups work together in a communal area. The Green Labs founders believe that working in a cohabitation with other startups is the wave of the future.

California Icon B-Real Talks Cannabis Business in Philadelphia

As a dispensary owner, B-Real is now giving advice to aspiring cannabis entrepreneurs. "There's a lot of opportunities right now," he said. "It's just picking the right ones that you know that can make work and that make sense. And that you're actually dealing with the compassion side of it and not just in it for the dollar.

The Marijuana Show, Couple Funds Cannabis Startups

Married wives Karen Paull and Wendy Robbins are filming Season 2 of The Marijuana Show, a game show where 11 cannabis startups compete for a $10 million investment. The Denver, Colorado show is scheduled to air online in early 2016.

@420 Pitch Draws Hundreds of Cannabis Professionals

Located inside the Twitter building in San Francisco, hundreds of tech and cannabis startups recently competed at the latest @420 Pitch event. @420 Pitch is a Shark Tank-type competition sponsored by the WeedClub, a professional network for cannabis.