Category: Features

Building a Better Franchise

February 1st, 2018

With nearly 700 employees supporting 15 retail locations, including the industry’s only outlet store and a location in the first-ever “pot mall,” The Green Solution stands as one of the nation’s largest cannabis companies. Kyle Speidell and his twin brother, Eric, have had an interest in marijuana for most of…

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Time for a Greener Greenhouse

January 31st, 2018

Traditionally the best time of year to make upgrades and repairs around the farm is right after the fall harvest, but those who are producing cannabis in a greenhouse have more flexibility when it comes to making upgrades to their facility. With harvests happening throughout the year, greenhouse growers aren’t…

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Designed for Disruption

January 30th, 2018

The race is on in California as manufacturers, scientists and inventors look to create the next generation of cannabis products. One innovative new product that has the potential to change not only the way consumers enjoy cannabis, but also how edibles manufacturers operate is the THC Design MIX, a microencapsulated…

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States’ rights: Another victim in the War on Drugs

January 26th, 2018

In the massive federal lawsuit brought against Jeff Sessions, et al., (Washington v. Sessions, currently pending in the Southern District of New York), plaintiffs seek a declaration that the classification of cannabis as a Schedule I drug is unconstitutional. Plaintiffs allege that the Controlled Substances Act, as it pertains to…

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Haystack Caps

January 25th, 2018

Jeffray Lewis didn’t know where to park. Being concerned about blocking traffic was an odd detail to contemplate as he made plans to commit suicide by jumping off the Aurora Bridge in Seattle, but that moment in 2008 forced Lewis to stop and think about consequences instead of actions. Despite…

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February issue of Marijuana Venture on sale now!

January 24th, 2018

The February 2018 issue of Marijuana Venture is hitting retail stores and subscribers this week. Here’s a sneak preview of what’s inside:  

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Vermont Gov. Phil Scott Signs Bill Making Marijuana Legal

January 23rd, 2018

MONTPELIER, Vt. — On Monday, Gov. Phil Scott officially signed a bill into law that makes marijuana legal for adults in Vermont. H. 511 eliminates Vermont’s civil penalty for possessing one ounce or less of marijuana and removes penalties for possession of up to two mature marijuana plants and up…

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Massachusetts: Opportunities in the land of progressive puritanism

January 19th, 2018

Forget what you think you know about the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Despite its reputation as a liberal state, Massachusetts suffers from a harmful affliction: progressive puritanism. Symptoms include the desire to do right, but the unwillingness to do so because of the fear of the unknown. Marijuana policy is a…

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Will California’s real estate market mirror Colorado?

January 18th, 2018

As California prepares to open its recreational cannabis market, savvy entrepreneurs and investors are studying the blueprint laid out in previous states to understand the potential for investment opportunities. In 2000, Colorado allowed marijuana use for debilitating medical conditions. Over the next decade, the law expanded, eventually allowing legal dispensaries…

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Grass Monkey

January 16th, 2018

Like the Emerald Triangle in California and the volcanic hillsides of Hawaii, the state of Maine has a history and culture of looking the other way when it comes to the locals growing a little marijuana. “Nobody cares,” says Jared Dinsmore, head of cultivation operations at Grass Monkey Cannabis Company,…

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