Category: Features

The Equalizer:

October 19th, 2018

When asked why she founded The Initiative, an accelerator program designed specifically for women in the cannabis industry, Amy Margolis has a very simple answer: “Because it is unequal.” “It’s important in any industry for us to be working toward gender equality,” she says. “Cannabis is really no different.” As…

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The Dispensary Scientist:

October 19th, 2018

What do you get when you cross a cellular biologist and accomplished biomedical researcher with an MBA in supply chain management? “What you get is a dispensary owner in Washington, D.C.,” Chanda Macias says with a laugh. Macias, who has 10 world and three U.S. patents to her name, is…

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The Hemp Leader:

October 19th, 2018

Not only has CBD been shown to have tremendous potential as a health and wellness supplement, but it’s also gained traction among people who would never support — or participate in — the legalization of marijuana. CBD is “the cannabinoid responsible for enlightening and converting conservatives and cannabis prohibitionists,” Lanier…

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The Corporate Fugitive:

October 19th, 2018

Cassandra Farrington considers herself a fugitive of Corporate America. Farrington, a former vice president of banking giant Citigroup, recognized an opening for a business-to-business media and events company in the cannabis space and co-founded Marijuana Business Daily along with Anne Holland in 2011. “I’m lucky enough not to have a…

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11 Women to Watch in 2019

October 19th, 2018

After a revolutionary year, the cannabis industry continues to surpass expectations and 2019 looks to push the boundaries further with new markets opening across the U.S. and Canada. For Marijuana Venture’s fourth annual issue highlighting women in the industry, we’ve gathered 11 leaders who will be crucial in shaping the…

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Retail Giants: LivWell International

October 18th, 2018

Capital Invested The exclusive Canadian licensing rights to Willie’s Reserve and Willie’s Remedy — the brands inspired by country music legend Willie Nelson — were granted to 51st Parallel after the company made a $20 million investment in the parent company, GCH. The investment also grants 51st Parallel first option…

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Beyond cash: The future of security in cannabis

October 17th, 2018

As the cannabis industry moves toward the mainstream, it may be time for growers, retail establishments and laboratories to consider formal physical security risk assessments. These assessments provide a way to identify large-scale risks to a company — from criminal threats and supply-chain tampering to consumer confidence and brand protection.…

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Employment laws and the risk of ignorance

October 17th, 2018

Ignorance of the law is not a defense for violating it, so I want to cover some of the main employment laws that you need to be familiar with. Some laws only apply to employers that have a minimum number of employees, such as 15 or 50. But as your…

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Retail Giants: Green Thumb Industries

October 15th, 2018

“We believe access to low cost of capital is key to enabling the successful execution of our business plan, so it was the right time for us,” Dooley says of the company’s public launch. “One of the most important corporate tenets we have is that we exist thanks to our…

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11 Women to Watch in 2019

October 12th, 2018

After a revolutionary year, the cannabis industry continues to surpass expectations and 2019 looks to push the boundaries further with new markets opening across the U.S. and Canada. For Marijuana Venture’s fourth annual issue highlighting women in the industry, we’ve gathered 11 leaders who will be crucial in shaping the…

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