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  • Executives, Prostitutes and Big Lines of … Salt? Wednesday, 25 May 2011 | 5:31 AM ET
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    A Munich Re unit has cancelled a trip to Monaco for top executives after details of a sex party in Budapest emerged and it became clear that the so-called incentive trips for sales execs have not been a single event.

  • Cramer: Important Earnings to Watch Next Week Friday, 29 Apr 2011 | 6:30 PM ET

    The "Mad Money" host reveals what earnings he plans to monitor in the days to come.

  • Wednesday Lights Up as Weed—nesday Wednesday, 20 Apr 2011 | 9:03 AM ET
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    April 20—4/20—is a big day for the business of marijuana. Not the medical stuff, the illegal kind. Urban legend holds that "420" began decades ago as the time of day some high school kids in the Bay Area would meet after school to light up.

  • The 16 Top Medical Marijuana Strains Tuesday, 8 Mar 2011 | 4:50 PM ET
    With 14(?) U.S. states already allowing medicinal marijuana users a legal alternative to managing their own pain, advocates fighting to legalize, regulate and tax cannabis claim their time is near. In November, California voters had the opportunity to end cannabis prohibition all together with Proposition 19 forcing the global spotlight on the issue of pot law reform for recreational use. Medicinal use of the plant, however, continue to forge on as a trojan horse of sorts. As more chronic pain s

    We consulted Danny Danko, High Times magazine's senior cultivation editor, to help us identify the most popular strains for medicinal use.

  • In Pictures: The Edible Marijuana Market Thursday, 9 Dec 2010 | 11:10 AM ET

    From candy to cookbooks, take a look at some of the entrants in the edible marijuana market!

  • Marijuana Seed Company Sees Budding Business Wednesday, 8 Dec 2010 | 3:54 PM ET
    Marijuana & Money: A CNBC Special Report

    Now that Centennial Seed has established a presence in Colorado, selling cannabis seeds to producers of medical marijuana, Ben Holmes wants to tackle 14 other states, where the drug is legal.

  • Lab Firms Cater to Medical Marijuana Business Tuesday, 7 Dec 2010 | 11:38 AM ET

    Labs like Full Spectrum and Steep Hill are springing up to serve the medical marijuana dispensaries and patients in states like Colorado and California to test the strength and purity of the drug.

  • Prices have been dropping nationwide over the past three to four years, with medical marijuana states like Oregon  and Montana home to the lowest prices.  

  • Edible Pot Hits the Spot Tuesday, 7 Dec 2010 | 11:33 AM ET
    Aunt Sandy's Medical Marijuana Cookbook

    The legalization of medical marijuana in several states has paved the way for a budding edible medical marijuana industry. Small businesses in states such as Colorado and California are making treats such as candy, cookies or soda.

  • When the beneficiaries of the status quo—both prohibitionists and contrabandists—join together to actively oppose long sought alternatives to America’s expensive, unsuccessful, anti-free market and Constitution-warping Cannabis Prohibition, then it is clear that change is upon us.

  • Sweet On The Medical Marijuana Market Friday, 22 Oct 2010 | 2:54 PM ET
    Mark Mallen, owner of Mile High Ice Cream, pictured with a 10-gallon ice cream maker at the commercial kitchen near downtown Denver where employees make cannabis-infused "edibles" for medical marijuana patients.

    Mark Mallen was already a highly successful, ice-cream entrepreneur In Denver when he started making the product for the state's fast-growing medical marijuana market.

  • Business Model Debate: Big Tobacco Vs. Big Pharma Tuesday, 4 May 2010 | 12:40 PM ET
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    Pill vs. cigarette. They both have pros and cons as consumer products. But if there is a battle to bring recreational cannabis to market, most believe tobacco companies would have the upper hand over drug companies.

  • QUIZ: How Much Do You Know About Marijuana? Tuesday, 20 Apr 2010 | 8:08 AM ET

    Take our tax evasion quiz to find out about the evaders and scammers who thought they could fool the IRS and get away with it.

  • California's Emerald Triangle: Small Towns, Big Money Tuesday, 20 Apr 2010 | 12:06 AM ET

    From housewives to growers to Mexican drug cartels, everyone seems to have a hand in the Emerald Triangle’s marijuana till.  It's hard to get teens to take fast-food jobs when they can make better money working in the marijuana groves.

  • Personal Finance: Dollars & Sensamillia Tuesday, 20 Apr 2010 | 12:06 AM ET
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    Taking a pocketbook approach to marijuana consumption, black-market prices make the weed more expense than alcohol and tobacco, but legalization could change that.

  • Harvard Professor, Jeffrey Miron

    Jeffrey Miron's sabbatical at the National Bureau of Economic Research in Cambridge, Mass. in the second half of the 1980s didn't turn out the way he expected.  He gradually abandoned macroeconomics to focus on drug policy and economics in crime.

  • Taxes: Government Gets a Piece of the Action Tuesday, 20 Apr 2010 | 12:05 AM ET

    Cash is king in the marijuana debate.  The economic argument for legalization is that it is cheaper for the government to control consumption with taxes than with law enforcement. What's more, the untapped tax revenue will help relieve many a fiscal crisis.

  • It is legal in 14 states and under consideration in many others. It is certainly a growth business and states like California and Colorado are suffering growing pains trying to regulate the industry. So what does it take to become a patient or an owner?

  • The East Coast Stumble In Legalizing Medical Marijuana Tuesday, 20 Apr 2010 | 12:05 AM ET

    If you are a legal medical marijuana patient on the East Coast, getting your hands on your medicine could be a matter of life or death. 

  • Tough Marijuana States: Southern Discomfort Tuesday, 20 Apr 2010 | 12:05 AM ET

    In most states the legalization of marijuana is not even on the horizon.  In some cases, there is a long history of conservative thinking or politicians are vehemently opposed to drug use. Call it cannabis non gratis.