Category: Business

The Value of Celebrity

April 16th, 2018

Big name brands can bring attention, but require special setups in a state-by-state business

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How to select a good trademark

April 12th, 2018

With so many cannabis companies finding themselves in legal hot water over their choice of brand names, it’s useful to understand how to select a trademark that can be built into a valuable, proprietary brand that doesn’t infringe any other party’s trademark rights. A trademark is a word or symbol…

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Banking on Cannabis

April 11th, 2018

Two credit unions on opposite sides of the country explain why they’re standing by their decision to offer financial services to state-legal marijuana businesses

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Health Insurance 101: Reduce IRS audit vulnerability

April 5th, 2018

To remain compliant, cannabis companies need to factor in health insurance requirements — early and often — starting now. Unless they have been responsible for benefits in the past, few people realize that many regulations regarding health insurance are overseen by the IRS, the U.S. Department of Labor and the…

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Raising the professionalism of social media

March 29th, 2018

A quick perusal of several social media sites for licensed cannabis dispensaries shows a disconnect between the tone of what is being posted online and the level of professional fluency by which medical cannabis businesses seek to be defined. With the present reality in mind — including the current administration…

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Navigating the Tax Maze: The impact of 280E and COGS

March 13th, 2018

With tax deadlines rapidly approaching, I have received a flurry of questions from legal cannabis companies. Confusion around the tax code arises for many reasons, and the current tax laws for legal cannabis companies are extremely difficult to navigate. First, federal and state tax laws vary significantly. Second, federal tax…

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February 26th, 2018

Innovation may be commonplace within the cannabis industry, but growth will soon be uncommonly difficult for many businesses in this space. Rather, growth is possible –– provided entrepreneurs accept the price of “success”: dilution of equity and an increase in debt, which devalues their respective shares and decimates each founder’s…

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Designed for Disruption

January 30th, 2018

Southern California grower sees microencapsulated cannabis powder as a game-changing innovation

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Five important tax tips for the new year

January 4th, 2018

The weather is cold, celebrations are planned and the spirit of giving is alive and well. And that means it’s time for a gift that keeps on giving — tax tips for the new year. We know that no one likes to talk about taxes, especially right at the beginning…

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Tax challenges for cannabis companies

November 21st, 2017

Companies are known for exploring multiple product ideas and business opportunities before finding their sweet spot. Most fast-growth companies are tasked with balancing a constrained budget, while providing the appropriate amount of funding to support product development, talent acquisition and a positive culture that aids in employee development and retention.…

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Marijuana has always been a hot commodity, albeit a taboo one, but regardless of whether the market is recreational, medical, grey or black, the product has never been a tough sell. Now more than ever cannabis is in the mainstream and public demand has spread from millennials to baby-boomers. But alongside the demand for product comes the demand for producers, retailers, processors and hundreds of ancillary businesses that have long-existed as packaging suppliers, design firms, soil producers and countless other roles that could easily transition to the new industry.

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Growing cannabis, as it turns out, isn’t the hardest part of operating in the new industry. The appeal of the new industry has depleted plenty of bank accounts and 401ks from enthusiasts who never thought the day would come when cannabis could be legally bought and sold. Believing that the plant would remain underground isn’t the greatest oversight, but opening a business in one of the most regulated industries without any preparation or experience could be aptly described as “disastrous.”

Marijuana Venture is the densest, monthly magazine dedicated to those brave individuals who are willing to walk along the bleeding edge of legalization and help normalize cannabis businesses.  Every issue is packed with useful articles that help business owners navigate through their specific recreational and medical markets.

Part of what makes Marijuana Venture successful was the editorial decision to keep valuable content as the number on driving force behind each issue. While many other magazines have followed the Internet’s “quick and digestible” model, Marijuana Venture has opted to boycott cartoony graphics and “top 5” lists out of the magazine in order to keep long-form articles with actual useful information for current and potential business owners. The decision has earned the magazine both critical and public acclaim.

Every month Marijuana Venture provides solutions for industry business owners. Drawing answers from experts across the globe to contribute original content that cannot be found anywhere else. Marijuana Venture was built to satiate the needs of licensed marijuana business owners regardless of what state, county or city they operate from. The magazine features articles on the following:

Marijuana Venture is an award-winning, nationally distributed magazine dedicated to helping marijuana business owners stay legal and profitable. takes the articles on all of the above and more from the monthly publication and re-publishes them for growers searching for an online-hub of reliable information.

New articles, covering nearly every facet of owning, operating and growing a marijuana business are posted daily at noon.

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