Category: Features

Living the Dream?

March 5th, 2020

The cannabis industry requires you to be able to live and thrive in duality. Just like life has pleasure and pain, good and evil, war and peace, this industry has success and failure. Many times, the success or failure isn’t ultimate (like selling or closing down the business), but it…

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Campaigning for Craft

March 3rd, 2020

When Washington established the framework for its commercial cannabis industry, the low barrier to entry created an opportunity for smaller companies to compete in the emerging legal market, enticing thousands of hopeful entrepreneurs to apply for licenses. But now, nearly six years after the first producers received their state licenses,…

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Industry Seizures

February 27th, 2020

It’s not unusual for the Customs and Border Protection to seize foreign glass like bongs, pipes and chillums at the various ports of entry around the country. It is, after all, “drug paraphernalia” as defined by the U.S. legal code. But beginning last year, the CBP seemingly widened its focus…

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Staking a Claim in the Valley

February 25th, 2020

While the Territory brand is technically only two years old, the vertically integrated business has been evolving under the same license since 2013. Over the past seven years, the company has grown up with Arizona’s medical marijuana industry, rebuilding itself to reflect the modern, active cannabis consumer and cultivating a…

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The Marijuana Venture interview: Seattle Hempfest

February 18th, 2020

When Washington voters legalized marijuana through Initiative 502 in 2012, many breathed a sigh of relief. The War on Drugs — at least in one corner of the Pacific Northwest — was coming to an end, they thought. But for activists like Seattle Hempfest president Vivian McPeak and general manager…

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The Paper Trail

February 13th, 2020

Matthew Glyer is not just running a printing a company. He’s trying to save the world one piece of paper at a time. At his company, Hemp Press, it’s not just about the printing, but the paper being used. And despite — or perhaps because of — being located in…

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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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