Category: Business

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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Cannabis insurance

September 14th, 2018

A deeper look at goods in transit

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POS Protection

August 31st, 2018

Talk to a professional about cybersecurity before it’s too late

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Solving the financial mistakes made by cannabis businesses

August 7th, 2018

The cannabis industry is the fastest-growing industry in the United States, and it’s experiencing a period of rapid change and development as the sector continues to define itself. During this pivotal time, many companies find themselves plagued with myriad complex financial struggles, stemming from a “perfect storm” of problems unique…

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California struggles to launch its new distribution model

July 23rd, 2018

“Everyone has a plan until they get punched in the mouth.” — Mike Tyson   California’s plan for recreational cannabis, as pitched to the voters who legalized it through Proposition 64, was for a huge, regulated marketplace that would supplant underworld operators, ensure high-quality products and fill the state’s coffers…

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Health insurance 101: Benefits for medical cannabis?

July 19th, 2018

I’m getting asked a lot about health insurance coverage of medical cannabis and if employers can buy plans that cover it. Even the California Department of Insurance is trying to track this and has reached out to me to see if there is coverage available in traditional health insurance markets.…

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Taming the Wild Wild West of the Hemp Oil Market

July 5th, 2018

Cannabinoid-rich hemp oil has emerged as a promising botanical therapeutic with both clinical experience and published studies to support its use. The Stanley Brothers are largely credited for first awakening the public to its benefits. The six Colorado siblings developed a hemp extract low in delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), the psychoactive component…

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Can it be patented?

June 5th, 2018

Patents represent a major business opportunity for all companies in the cannabis space

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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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