Category: Company Profiles

Terra Tech

February 22nd, 2017

  Photos by Nina Monroy Cannabis growers spend a lot of time designing their grow facilities, managing their operating costs and nurturing their beloved plants. However, many in this industry overlook a piece that is essential to running a lucrative business: government affairs. Derek Peterson, CEO of Terra Tech, a…

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Emerging Markets

February 20th, 2017

From left to right: Pakalolo Supply in Alaska; Frequent Vibrationz in Oregon; Bud and Bloom in California.New markets mean new opportunities for those looking to cash in on the fastest growing industry in America. They also mean new regulations, giving both entrepreneurs and state regulators a chance to learn more…

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Classical Glass

February 17th, 2017

Because marijuana has been illegal for decades, there are no published guides from credentialed experts or universities that have studied the most efficient ways to grow commercial quantities of the cash crop. Most participants in the cannabis industry have minimal experience in commercial agriculture, and there is little consensus in…

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Peggy Moore

February 8th, 2017

Peggy Moore led a double life during the tail-end of her 33 years at United Health Group. Moore spent her days taking conference calls on a headset, while racing around a downtown Denver kitchen, infusing brownies and chocolate chip cookies with canna-butter. “I was fortunate, certainly, in that I was…

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February 3rd, 2017

Early medical marijuana dispensaries established a well-known stereotype of seedy, hole-in-the-wall retail shops designed to fly under the radar of law enforcement. That image is exactly the vibe that Nectar, an Oregon-based marijuana retail chain, wanted to avoid when it opened its doors in 2014. After all, if the industry…

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The Four Twenty Collection

January 27th, 2017

In sailing terms, one could say that Nazareth Victoria is the type of guy who likes to tack to starboard when the rest of the fleet tacks to port. As the owner-operator of a highly successful Tier 2 cannabis farm in Okanogan County, Washington, he has many of his own…

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January 25th, 2017

As the Golden State begins its transition into a legal, adult-use marijuana market, more and more corporations and investors will begin opening large-scale growing and processing facilities, and companies with the vision and motivation to start on these ventures early will have a decided edge. One such company is Canndescent,…

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Illinois Retail

January 11th, 2017

The first wave of Illinois dispensaries has just passed its one-year anniversary. Looking back, four licensees discuss the challenges, solutions and rewards of participating in one of the most expensive and restrictive programs in the country. Barrier to entry For many, the startup costs for Illinois’ medical cannabis pilot program…

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The Giving Tree

January 9th, 2017

Gina Berman and Lilach Mazor Power never set out to create a run-of-the-mill cannabis company. Not only did they want to provide superior service to their patients, but they wanted to help shift the conversation toward acceptance, to establish a higher set of standards and to be positive leaders within…

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Oregon’s Green Rush

January 5th, 2017

It should come as no surprise that a dispensary opened by someone who spent a quarter-century in the fashion industry might be a little stylish. Her dispensary is just that. Oregon’s Green Rush nails the Northwestern “wood and iron” motif better than most businesses with deeper roots in the area…

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