Category: Business

How to create a risk-management dream team

December 28th, 2018

Risk management is simply the process of anticipating losses and developing a plan to survive them. It is an important part of any successful cannabis business, and an important part of that process is assembling your risk management advisory team. I call them your “dream team” because they can help…

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How to File a Plant Patent

December 27th, 2018

A plant patent is granted by the United States government to an inventor who has invented and asexually reproduced a distinct, novel variety of plant. The patent grant, which is valid for 20 years after the date of filing, protects the patent owner’s right to exclude others from asexually reproducing…

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Strategies for employers to succeed in a candidate’s market

December 7th, 2018

When I turned 21 years old, I was a junior at Bowling Green State University and had just changed majors from music education to business. It was then that my dad gave me my first $500 to invest in the stock market and a book by Louis Rukeyser titled, “How…

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Strategies for employers to succeed in a candidate’s market

October 31st, 2018

“It’s a candidate’s market!” We’ve all heard this statement, and many cannabis business leaders and hiring managers are getting sick of hearing it yet remain confused about how to properly address the current employment market. Business leaders want to know what it means and how it impacts their business. Many…

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The ongoing issue of 280E and how to fight back

October 29th, 2018

With the entire cannabis industry running scared of Internal Revenue Code 280E, what else can the IRS possibly do to make it even more burdensome? Well, let me tell you. As we have seen in the most recent court rulings in the Alterman and Alpenglow cases, the IRS has made…

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Trademarks for cannabis: A primer on three levels of protection

October 24th, 2018

What do Coca-Cola, McDonald’s, iPhone and Dos Equis all have in common? These are all brand names registered with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (which is why you often see the small “R” in a circle next to the names). Much like every other industry, cannabis companies have products.…

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Your most valuable asset

October 23rd, 2018

Three steps to creating a better — and more productive — working environment

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Beyond cash: The future of security in cannabis

October 17th, 2018

As the cannabis industry moves toward the mainstream, it may be time for growers, retail establishments and laboratories to consider formal physical security risk assessments. These assessments provide a way to identify large-scale risks to a company — from criminal threats and supply-chain tampering to consumer confidence and brand protection.…

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Employment laws and the risk of ignorance

October 17th, 2018

Ignorance of the law is not a defense for violating it, so I want to cover some of the main employment laws that you need to be familiar with. Some laws only apply to employers that have a minimum number of employees, such as 15 or 50. But as your…

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Your Cannabis Business Online

October 10th, 2018

Part I: What is SEO and how does it affect the success of your business

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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.”

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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.

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