Category: Company Profiles

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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Herbal Outfitters

January 3rd, 2017

“I looked at my Facebook and my aunt posted a thing saying she saw me on Pittsburgh morning news,” he says. “We never intended to be the first retail marijuana store to open our doors. When we found out that’s what was happening, we were flabbergasted. We’re in awe that…

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Paper & Leaf

December 13th, 2016

“So when you walk in what you see is all the selection, all around you,” says Hill, who is also the drummer for the band Blues Traveler. Another quaint detail about Paper & Leaf is the shuttle that transports people from the ferry terminal directly to the retail shop. “All…

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SAINTS of Tucson

December 8th, 2016

  Since opening, the dispensary has nearly tripled in size, from 638 square feet to just under 1,800. Beglarian built a 5,000-square-foot indoor cultivation facility to supply the dispensary. By producing its own cannabis and avoiding wholesalers as much as possible, SAINTS is able to keep prices competitively low, Beglarian…

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December 6th, 2016

After two years of pushing to stay one step ahead of the competitors and bridge the gap between self-identifying stoners and business professionals, Green-Theory now plans to move its flagship location to another downtown Bellevue location and open a second location in the Factoria neighborhood. At first, the store cultivated…

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Leadership at La Mota

November 24th, 2016

  Rosa Cazares doesn’t have a lot of time for sleep. The 28-year-old CEO of La Mota, one of Oregon’s largest dispensary chains, spends just about every waking moment managing her stores and navigating the licensing process for future locations. Each week, she makes the rounds to all eight La…

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Dispensary 33

November 15th, 2016

CHICAGO — Zachary Zises, the co-owner of Dispensary 33, says opening Chicago’s first medical marijuana dispensary is the most intellectually rewarding thing he has ever done. Dispensary 33, which was named in homage to the end of alcohol prohibition in 1933, features a design inspired by traditional retail stores. Zises…

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October 19th, 2016

Furnished with leather couches, TVs and an ample Wi-Fi signal, the lounge provides guests with a curated menu of rotating cannabis products from the dispensary. It gives dispensary visitors a glimpse of what a post-prohibition U.S. could look like. “It’s like a social club, where members pay dues much like…

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