Category: Company Profiles

Paradise in the Caribbean

July 12th, 2017

When most people think of cannabis and a Caribbean island paradise, Jamaica is the likely spot that comes to mind. With its huge advertising budget and many established tourist hotels, the island known for Bob Marley, white sandy beaches and reggae has become synonymous with both cannabis and the Caribbean…

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Caleb Tice

July 11th, 2017

One of the defining moments of Caleb Tice’s life was when he mustered up the courage to leave his home state of Arizona in January 2016 for the business opportunities presented by Oregon’s rapidly developing cannabis industry. “Phoenix had been my home forever,” Tice says. “I took a risk in…

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Second Annual 40 under 40

June 28th, 2017

  The Family that Grows Together … Danny Sloat is banking on the theory that bigger isn’t always better. As the owner and head grower of AlpinStash, a recreational cannabis producer in Louisville, Colorado, Sloat makes the most out of a small team and a small indoor production facility. By…

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Second Annual 40 under 40

June 23rd, 2017

Welcome to Marijuana Venture’s second annual “40 under 40” feature, celebrating some of the industry’s most exciting young entrepreneurs and rising stars. Of the thousands of potential candidates, the biggest challenge is narrowing the list to 40 individuals who have been successful in a wide range of opportunities within the…

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Vincent Petrescu

June 20th, 2017

Vincent Petrescu wanted to give people the ability to invest in cannabis startups without over-extending their own budget. Petrescu says he’d been approached by many people proposing investment opportunities, all with a $10,000 minimum outlay. “I’d say I like the deal, I’ll invest $500 easily without thinking,” he says. “But…

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Second Annual 40 under 40

June 19th, 2017

Welcome to Marijuana Venture’s second annual “40 under 40” feature, celebrating some of the industry’s most exciting young entrepreneurs and rising stars. Of the thousands of potential candidates, the biggest challenge is narrowing the list to 40 individuals who have been successful in a wide range of opportunities within the…

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Chasing Destiny

May 31st, 2017

For many years, the term “BC Bud” was used to describe high-quality cannabis grown in Canada’s western-most province. Over time, the name gained enough notoriety that British Columbia rivaled California’s Emerald Triangle as the epicenter of illegal marijuana production in North America, according to law enforcement officials. Busts regularly happened…

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Leif Olsen

May 9th, 2017

Eventually, everybody in the cannabis industry comes in contact with Leif Olsen. Over the past decade and across more than 14 states, the managing partner of Denver-based Good To Great Consulting has won licenses in competitive markets, designed numerous dispensaries and consulted for operations ranging from the deserts of Arizona…

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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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