Category: Features

State of Change

August 16th, 2017

Longtime dispensary owners in California have already survived raids by the federal government, the unstable foundation of ever-changing regulations and the immense challenges of being pioneers in the medical cannabis movement. Now, these risk-taking entrepreneurs will run the gauntlet again, as the world’s sixth-largest economy prepares to transition from a…

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Ohio College moving forward with plans to operate a medical cannabis test lab

August 15th, 2017

Cleveland, Ohio Aug 15, 2017 CCV Research provided an update today regarding its efforts to help assist an Ohio Public Institute of Higher Education to successfully obtain a certificate of operation for the Ohio Department of Commerce to operate a medical cannabis test lab. CCV met with the college executive…

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How will the increase in California’s supply affect material sourcing?

August 15th, 2017

For years, consumers have been paying top dollar across the U.S. for California-grown cannabis. A recent study by the University of California, Davis indicates nearly 81% of cannabis grown in California is sold outside the state, which begs the question: How will that statistic impact the legal supply chain? The…

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Excellence in Retail

August 14th, 2017

Traditional retail has always been about evolution. From the early days of the general store, to the dominance of Sears, to today’s dizzying variety of retailers like warehouse clubs, mall stores, super centers and specialty shops, the business of selling is constantly changing and evolving. Legal marijuana may be the…

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Advertising Obstacles

August 10th, 2017

When opening a retail business, one of the biggest concerns is developing a customer base. Typically, this involves marketing and advertising to entice consumers to venture into your establishment. Maybe that is done with print ads, radio/podcast/television promos, sandwich boards on the sidewalk or even a sign-spinner on the corner.…

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August 7th, 2017

Long before social media, one of the first memes to make its way into public consciousness was an image of a word balloon stamped next to George Washington on dollar bills that read “I grew hemp.” But while the Sage of Mount Vernon may have told his gardener to “make…

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Investing in Canada

August 4th, 2017

In more ways than geography, Canada is “higher” than the United States. Since the 2015 election of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, investors globally have had an eye on Canada. In April, the Liberal government introduced a measure to legalize cannabis; investor confidence is soaring; Canadian cannabis stocks continue to trade…

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Yofumo Awarded U.S. Patent for Biomass Sanitization and Storage System

August 3rd, 2017

Yofumo Technologies today announced that it has been awarded a patent by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. The patent, titled “Neutral Atmosphere and Sanitization Storage Apparatus, Method and System,” recognizes Yofumo’s innovative approach to improving the safety, efficiency and quality of the post-harvest system for cannabis and other specialty food…

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Easing Testing Bottlenecks

August 2nd, 2017

One of the biggest hurdles that producers and processors encounter is the process of regulatory testing. Testing requirements vary from state to state, but often include analyses on potency, pesticides and other contaminants, as well as documenting the sample’s physical attributes. The increased number of samples submitted to laboratories, along…

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The building blocks for buying or selling a marijuana business

August 1st, 2017

Recent legislative changes and proposals are likely to generate a bit of a seller’s market for licensed cannabis businesses in Washington. The state Legislature recently increased the number of marijuana retail licenses an individual can own from three to five, and the Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board is working…

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