Category: Features

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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Mile High Labs

May 27th, 2019

As consumer demand for CBD accelerated, hemp farmers followed suit with a massive increase of production. But the kink in the supply chain was the need for large-scale extraction equipment, capable of efficiently processing plant material from thousand-acre farms. While attending a marijuana industry trade show a few years back,…

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CBD: Rising star or popular fad?

May 24th, 2019

Cannabidiol, or CBD, has become a household name. On many social media sites, people suggest “but have you tried CBD oil?” on posts pertaining to any health-related issue. CBD, a minor constituent of marijuana, is widely touted as nature’s miracle by CBD enthusiasts. It does not get people high, unlike…

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Founder-friendly deals: Keep your place in your company

May 21st, 2019

The age of roll-up and consolidation in the cannabis industry has dawned and cannabis news is now dominated by stories of mergers and acquisitions. Those doing the acquiring, for the most part, are large, multi-state operators who are keen to convince smaller, mom-and-pop businesses that consolidation is the only means…

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Public cannabis companies in 2019: Trends and forecasts

May 14th, 2019

Depending on a number of factors, including the slowdown of Canadian public markets and how legislation in several states and at the federal level in the United States develops, 2019 may be a banner year for cannabis companies seeking to go public in the U.S. If these factors do not…

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Industry Leaders Take Center Stage at RAD Expo in October

May 9th, 2019

Dauntless, an innovative technology company, and Salient Systems, a leader in video security, will deliver special presentations at the Retail and Dispensary (RAD) Expo this October in Portland, Oregon. Jerry Tindall, Dauntless chief product officer, will talk about retail technology and how retailers can improve the customer experience while increasing…

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Harborside tax case hinges on definition of ‘consists of’

May 7th, 2019

The end of 2018 brought with it an interesting U.S. Tax Court case affecting the cannabis industry. Though not a pro-taxpayer case — the IRS won on the major counts — the Harborside case provides some insight into structuring cannabis-related businesses with a view to deduction of business expenses. The taxpayer in…

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