Category: Company Profiles

Dr. Bryan Doner

April 25th, 2017

With more and more states adopting medical marijuana programs, Dr. Bryan Doner saw a knowledge gap developing between the scientific community, health care providers and medical patients. As both a physician and an investor, Doner realized that many medical professionals lacked significant education about the effects and uses of medical…

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Flash and Substance

April 24th, 2017

In the cannabis industry, catch phrases like “high-end” and “upscale” have been attached to so many items that the words have practically lost all meaning. However, a variety of new marijuana retailers are redefining the shopping experience and elevating the competition within the mainstream cannabis space. While hole-in-the-wall dispensaries remain…

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Shanel Lindsay

March 21st, 2017

Before becoming an inventor and one of the authors of Massachusetts’ adult-use initiative, Shanel Lindsay was a successful attorney and a medical marijuana patient. By making her own edibles and topicals to treat pain and inflammation caused by an ovarian cyst, she quickly discovered that “activating cannabis as an accurate…

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Legal Outlaws

March 15th, 2017

Scott Edson likes the outlaw image and he’s unafraid to state the obvious; “In a way, we’re all outlaws in the marijuana business,” he says with a wry smile. Edson learned his skills in the medical marijuana industry, having grown cannabis since the mid-1990s. His early forays into marijuana cultivation…

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What’s in Your Grow – Khush Kush

March 14th, 2017

For a man in his 20s, Sandip “Sunny” Saini seemed to have everything a guy his age could want. He was living in Connecticut and working as an NBA researcher/producer for television sports giant ESPN. Life was pretty good. “It was literally the dream job,” he says. But when voters…

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hmbldt – The Complete Package

March 13th, 2017

When I first saw the hmbldt product offerings, I was blown away. It’s a line of cannabis products that seem to have that special “look” that tells you instantly it’s going to be a big success. As with many great products — think Apple, Haagen Dazs, Vitamin Water or Grey…

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Francis Baczek

March 7th, 2017

Chef Francis Baczek’s first venture into cooking with marijuana gave no indication that he might later have a career in the field. “I didn’t really do much cooking with cannabis until I started in this industry,” he says. “I made some brownies when I was younger, but I never got…

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Hydro Pro

March 3rd, 2017

On Sept. 30, 1998, 21-year-old Casey Thaxton was driving through an intersection on his motorcycle when a Honda Civic failed to yield the right of way and plowed into the side of his bike. In an instant, the young man’s entire life changed; he went into cardiac arrest and suffered…

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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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