Category: Features

Unforeseen crises spark concerns about risk mitigation

July 7th, 2020

There has never been a better time for cannabis businesses to evaluate insurance and to seek a clear understanding of available coverage. At the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, cannabis businesses were deemed essential in virtually every state in which cannabis is legal, but many suffered tremendous losses in revenue,…

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Retail and Dispensary Expo brings on industry partners

July 7th, 2020

Marijuana Venture is partnering with the NoCo Hemp Expo and Cannabis & Tech Today magazine to bring a larger, more inclusive experience to the fourth annual Retail and Dispensary (RAD), scheduled for October 6-7 at the Las Vegas Convention Center. “We’re really excited to partner with NoCo and Cannabis &…

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Marketing perils: From THC to the TCPA

June 29th, 2020

As the number of recreational marijuana dispensaries has increased, so too has their legal issues. One potentially thorny, but avoidable, legal issue is class action lawsuits filed regarding alleged unsolicited text messages. During the past 18 months or so, dispensaries have been hit with dozens of lawsuits alleging violations of…

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Panda Power

June 26th, 2020

Long before he was CEO of one of the most successful cannabis companies and brands in the country, Robert McKinley got some advice that would stick with him, advice he would use to help make his product stand out among countless competitors. “A very smart person told me that big…

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Tips for navigating the rules of Instagram

June 22nd, 2020

We’ve all seen social media accounts get shut down left and right in the cannabis industry, especially on Instagram. It’s been happening for years, and brands are often left frustrated and scrambling to appeal or get a new account up quickly. When your Instagram account is taken down, the first…

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How to take (responsible) risks for your company

June 16th, 2020

At a certain point, you will be faced with the decision of whether to expand your products and services or stay on a steady growth path focusing on your current portfolio. Sometimes it is forced upon us, and many times you have to trust your gut and make this call.…

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Preparing for the Next Wave of Cannabinoids

June 15th, 2020

With the legalization of THC products on the rise and CBD exploding in popularity in markets ranging from food to health to beauty, industry professionals and consumers alike should be asking themselves one question: What cannabinoid will be the next household name? Well, there’s not just one. Three of the…

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Coronavirus and federal payroll tax credits

June 11th, 2020

The cannabis industry rarely looks to the federal government for support. Yet the raft of fiscal relief addressing COVID-19 has caused some in the industry to wonder what options, if any, might be available for them. Although cannabis companies are ineligible to participate in the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) under…

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The Marijuana Venture Interview: Eleanor Kuntz & Nathaniel Pennington

June 9th, 2020

In the world of cannabis, much like that of politics, too many males in the field can ruin a whole harvest. For growers who use clones, it’s easy to ensure that the plants you are growing are female, but for those planting from seed it can be trickier. “A cannabis…

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Staying safe: Legal issues of an ‘essential’ industry

June 9th, 2020

Many cannabis companies have been designated “essential” businesses amid the coronavirus pandemic by state and local governments across the United States. Those that choose to operate, however, are exposed to increased liability, particularly regarding employees who could transmit or contract the virus in the workplace. COVID-19-related lawsuits by employees have…

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