Category: Features

Phil Boyle

June 14th, 2019

As competition increased around Portland’s oversaturated beer culture, Boyle says he began to feel the pressure to innovate and heard of a brewery in Colorado adding CBD to its beers. He began to research and learned about the agricultural and biological similarities of hops and cannabis. “The more research I…

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John Nemeth

June 13th, 2019

Nemeth promotes diversity within the company as Top Hat Cannabis is one of few producers in Alaska with a female head grower. Nemeth also represents the industry on several city infrastructure committees and as a member of the Alaska Marijuana Industry Administration. “I have a sincere passion about helping the…

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Peter Ishak

June 12th, 2019

Ishak left the East Coast for California after college in 2005 and found work building websites before creating a rudimentary software system for the state’s dispensaries. Seeing the potential, he got involved in the industry there, but left for the emerging markets of Arizona and Nevada. He still has interests…

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Cannabis Across Borders

June 11th, 2019

Earlier this year, Israel become the third country to legalize the importing and exporting of cannabis, joining Canada and the Netherlands. While this presents significant opportunities, it is unlikely to fully take shape while cannabis remains a Schedule I substance in the United States. Despite the fact that cannabis still…

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Jennifer Dooley

June 11th, 2019

Dooley remembers the exact date she joined the company — March 15, 2016 — and the pitch that drew her in — “How would you like to build the most tantalizing marijuana brand in the world?” “I remember the date,” she says, “because I believe I hit the jackpot in…

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Brock Binder

June 10th, 2019

“I’m working on what I’m calling our High Quality campus which will include our dispensary, our CBD store and a CBD and hemp café aspect,” he says. High Quality is also notable in that Binder is one of the few men in a management position. “We are actually a female-dominant…

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Fighting for ‘Women of Weed’

June 7th, 2019

Ah Warner is tired of being ignored in her attempts to protect the intellectual property of a private social club she founded about six years ago. The longtime cannabis businesswoman and activist alleges High Times is infringing on her trademark by hosting and promoting events under the Women of Weed…

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Questions abound for alcohol beverage companies

June 6th, 2019

Faced with expansive entrepreneurial opportunities in the marijuana and hemp industries, alcohol beverage suppliers within the United States are faced with an existential conundrum of sorts: Do they jump into the fray or lose loyal customers to novel products in the rapidly expanding cannabis marketplace? Furthermore, given the complexities of…

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For Women, By Women

May 31st, 2019

Nearly a decade before the first U.S. states would legalize adult-use cannabis, Trista Okel recognized that reaching more women and getting them involved would be vital for the reform movement. “Women helped to both start and end alcohol Prohibition, and the suffragette movement won the right to vote in the…

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Think and act like an investor when hiring

May 28th, 2019

In a relatively young and rapidly growing industry with many changes and opportunities on the horizon, who you hire is one of the most important investments you can make in your business. However, recruiting and hiring today is more important than finding a person with the right skills and qualifications.…

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