Category: Features

Get Organized!

September 22nd, 2020

Backing every strong industry, there are individuals and organizations working behind the scenes to advocate for better rules and regulations and ensuring a business environment that allows its participants to thrive. These trade groups and nonprofit organizations are particularly critical in a business like cannabis, in which the laws are…

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Women to Watch: Liz Stahura

September 16th, 2020

For Liz Stahura, it was a matter of being in the right place at the right time. The place was Boulder, Colorado, and the year was 2015. Colorado’s adult-use cannabis market had opened a year earlier, and the industry was just starting to take off. But the increasingly sophisticated industry…

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Employers: Take a breath and think

September 15th, 2020

Despite the immense challenges thrust upon all businesses during the coronavirus pandemic, the cannabis industry has experienced positive, even unprecedented, growth. However, the stresses of an uncertain future and running a business with proper COVID health protocols, coupled with rising sales volume, has left many people with considerably less time…

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Women to Watch: Codie Sanchez and Tiffany Liff

September 11th, 2020

Codie Sanchez and Tiffany Liff may have come from very different backgrounds, but together as two of the top executives at Entourage Effect Capital, they, like their company’s namesake, are more than the sum of their parts. Raised in Arizona by parents who are immigrants from Spain, Sanchez is a…

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State Overview: Washington

September 7th, 2020

Washington, like Colorado, legalized recreational cannabis for adult use in 2013. It has now been more than six years since the first stores opened and the Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board is working on dialing in the regulations known as “Cannabis 2.0.” Unlike most other regulatory systems in the…

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Embracing new technology: A look at mobile benches

September 6th, 2020

As cannabis growers try to improve efficiencies in their cultivation space, many are looking toward new technology to optimize their operation and boost profits. Facilities in the United States have grown in size and production scale, and because of this, growers have been borrowing potentially helpful techniques from other horticulture…

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State Overview: Washington, D.C.

September 4th, 2020

The District of Columbia faces unique obstacles in its path to achieve comprehensive recreational marijuana regulation. The District was one of the first places in the U.S. to adopt a medical marijuana program to regulate the manufacture, sale and use of marijuana for medicinal purposes, more than 10 years ago.…

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State Overview: Pennsylvania

September 3rd, 2020

This year, Pennsylvania has grown its medical marijuana patient base to more than 330,000 (almost 100,000 more than originally projected) and also increased its number of physicians to 2,000 and its certified laboratories to six. Almost all of the 25 grower/processors and 80 locations associated with the 50 dispensary licensees…

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State Overview: Oregon

September 2nd, 2020

In 2014, Oregon voters approved Measure 91 — the Oregon Legalized Marijuana Initiative — and legalized recreational cannabis. Measure 91 authorized the Control, Regulation, and Taxation of Marijuana and Industrial Hemp Act of 2014, which the Oregon Liquor Control Commission (OLCC) uses to regulate marijuana in Oregon. Oregon permits the…

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State Overview: Oklahoma

September 1st, 2020

Oklahoma’s medical marijuana program was born in 2018 when state residents voted overwhelmingly in favor of State Question 788, the country’s most progressive policy to date. Merely two years into existence, patients and business owners alike report gratifying experiences as Oklahoma’s expanding medical marijuana market stakes its claim in the…

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