Category: Cover Story

Zen and the Art of Cultivation

April 20th, 2018

When a business shows consistent, organic growth and does so without debt, you know it’s doing something right. Artizen Cannabis CEO Timothy Foia takes pride in the fact that his company regularly exceeds $1 million a month in sales and continues to see steady, consistent growth. Today, Artizen ranks No.…

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Give Your Circuit a Break

April 18th, 2018

Marijuana growers have historically been very hard on breaker panels, transformers and wiring, but there is a huge range of cultivators’ sophistication as it relates to electrical power. As a specialist in low-voltage circuit protection, I want to preface this by saying that I think most cultivators are using power…

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Hidden Gem

February 27th, 2018

Any number of contenders may lay claim to being the best location in the country for marijuana production. California’s Emerald Triangle has been recognized as the Mecca of sun-grown cannabis for decades, a distinction that has brought a certain level of prosperity and notoriety to Humboldt, Mendocino and Trinity counties.…

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No Monkey Business

January 22nd, 2018

The days of flying under the radar are over. Now that medical and/or adult-use cannabis has been legalized in 30 states and the District of Columbia, owners of “mainstream” brands are taking notice, and cannabis businesses need to be careful to avoid infringing someone else’s trademark rights. Trademark infringement is…

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Dawn of a new Era

January 1st, 2018

The legalization of adult-use marijuana in California will have a ripple effect throughout the cannabis industry in ways that won’t be fully realized for years to come. In a state where chasing gold rushes is a rite of passage, hundreds of thousands of modern prospectors will be impacted by business…

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