Category: Company Profiles

Settling Seattle

November 24th, 2017

It’s all coming full circle for Shy Sadis. As the owner of one of Seattle’s first medical marijuana dispensaries, Sadis built a small empire in the state’s medical market before a regulatory change combined it with the newly legal recreational program. Like many entrepreneurs, Sadis moved into the new adult-use…

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Cannabis with a Conscious

November 17th, 2017

Southern Oregon is often referred to as the northern extension of the famous Emerald Triangle region that includes California’s Humboldt, Mendocino and Trinity counties. Highly regarded for optimal climatic conditions that include warm springs, mild sunny summers and a long lazy autumn flower period, the Emerald Triangle is to outdoor…

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Storm Nolan

November 14th, 2017

While many traditionally conservative states have struggled to implement sensible marijuana laws, Arkansas appears to be moving along at a steady pace following the state’s voter-approved legalization of medical cannabis in 2016. As of mid-September, the state had received 19 applications for five available cultivation licenses and 51 applications for…

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Kendal Norris

November 1st, 2017

Frequent comparisons between cannabis and wine often speak to the business sides of both industries, but Mason Jar Event Group founder Kendal Norris borrows culture from both worlds to deliver something a little more tangible for her clients. “Think of it like a wine tasting, but with weed,” Norris explains.…

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Brighton’s Waiting Game

October 22nd, 2017

* The following article was originally published in the October issue of Marijuana Venture, available now.  The folks at Brighton have traveled a long road to get to where they are, but plenty of miles remain before they can build their new cultivation center on a 66-acre site in Alberta, Canada.…

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Women to Watch: Samantha Miller

October 19th, 2017

* This story was originally published in the October 2017 issue of Marijuana Venture, on sale now online or at a store near you. “Whenever I hear about waves of new cannabis labs opening, I say, ‘That’s great. A least there will be a bunch of cheap equipment in a…

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Women to Watch: Rachel Hazlett

October 16th, 2017

This story was originally published in the October 2017 issue of Marijuana Venture, on sale now online at a store near you. When the Lucky 420 co-founders began conceptualizing their brand, they wanted to create “something affordable that didn’t skimp on style and sex appeal,” CEO Rachel Hazlett says. The…

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New West Summit shines spotlight on new technology

October 3rd, 2017

With a focus on disruptive technology and game-changing innovations, New West Summit 3.0 will highlight the intersection of cannabis business, technology and media on Oct. 13-15 at the Marriott City Center in Oakland, California. The summit hosts 100 exhibitors, 45 panels and more than 3,000 attendees for three days of…

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Jim McAlpine

October 3rd, 2017

Somebody has to keep things interesting in the developing world of legal cannabis and Jim McAlpine is happy to be the guy who pushes the envelope in that regard. In addition to being the executive director of the New West Summit, he’s also the president and founder of the 420…

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Ryan Lowther

September 14th, 2017

As prospective cannabis entrepreneurs attempt to understand state and local regulations — while putting together business plans and marketing strategies — many attorneys across the country are scrambling to do the same. After all, the marijuana business and its complex regulations weren’t exactly taught at law school. After working at…

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