Category: Features

Industry leaders to gather in San Diego to discuss future of indoor growing

February 3rd, 2020

As California policy makers develop codes for Controlled Environment Agriculture, Resource Innovation Institute (RII) will convene the inaugural Indoor Agriculture Energy Solutions (IAES) Conference, connecting policy makers, utility program managers, equipment manufacturers and suppliers, researchers, manufacturers, cultivators and investors to shape the future of energy policies and utility programs for…

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Target 2020

January 27th, 2020

Every weekend, Russ Belville packs a couple days’ worth of supplies into his car, leaves his home in Oregon to pick up his 77-year-old father in Idaho and then drives around that vast state, from one city to the next. Belville’s goal is to hit nearly every corner of the…

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The Marijuana Venture Interview: Chris Rebentisch

January 13th, 2020

With cannabis sales in Nevada continuing to rise, the market for state-licensed producers and manufacturers is becoming increasingly more competitive, driving companies to be innovative and efficient and align themselves with the top consumer-facing brands. Since taking over the role of 1933 Industries CEO in June 2019, Chris Rebentisch has…

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Long lines greet legal weed in Michigan

January 6th, 2020

At its longest point, the wait time outside Arbors Wellness in Ann Arbor, Michigan, on December 1, 2019, stretched to nearly four hours as people from all across Michigan, as well as from Illinois, Indiana and Ohio, waited for their opportunity to be among the first to purchase legal marijuana…

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Memo to would-be cannabis entrepreneurs: Be diligent

December 30th, 2019

As marijuana and CBD hit the mainstream and more jurisdictions legalize cannabis for recreational and/or medical use, opportunities for intrepid entrepreneurs will continue to multiply. But as with any growth industry in its nascent stage, the cannabis business is sure to have its share of opportunists —unsophisticated investors, bad actors…

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2019 Words of Wisdom: Activism, Risk & Security

December 18th, 2019

A look back at some of the most important pieces of advice published in the pages of Marijuana Venture in 2019

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8 things we learned

December 3rd, 2019

Marijuana Venture hosted its third successful RAD (Retail and Dispensary) Expo in October, bringing more than 2,000 attendees to the Oregon Convention Center in Portland, Oregon, to check out nearly 200 exhibitors and listen to advice from more than 50 expert speakers. The show has grown steadily over the past…

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The Marijuana Venture Interview: Casey Houlihan

November 26th, 2019

As the cannabis industry matures, more and more companies are recognizing the need for professional lobbying organizations and the benefits of being united in their fight against unfair regulations. But few trade groups have been as successful as the Oregon Retailers of Cannabis Association (ORCA), which now has more than…

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WARNING: Warnings required!

November 25th, 2019

The “vape crisis” has consumed cannabis news. As of October 22, 2019, according to the Center for Disease Control, 1,604 illnesses across 49 states (all except Alaska) and 34 deaths in 24 states have been reported as resulting from the use of e-cigarettes or vape pens. Multiple states have enacted…

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Getting the Lead Out

November 19th, 2019

As a rash of vaping-related illnesses spread across the country recently, most businesses and regulators are investigating additives in the oil, such as vitamin E acetate, which has initially been linked with many cases of vaping-related illness. But for the past year Atlas Technology has been looking in a different…

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