Category: Features

The power of blending security and business operations

March 21st, 2019

Cannabis facilities must take advantage of security solutions that streamline efficiencies and processes for overall safety and success.

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Solving the Biggest HVAC Challenges of Modern Grow Rooms

March 13th, 2019

Commercial cannabis is an evolving industry that presents a number of unique challenges for business owners. The past two issues of Marijuana Venture addressed the importance of properly evaluating the true needs of a space in order to make the best decision about HVAC equipment sizing, but how can growers…

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Hazy Regulations, Huge Reward

March 13th, 2019

Risk versus reward. It’s the equation hundreds, if not thousands, of companies across the United States are weighing with regards to CBD. And despite an overwhelming lack of clarity at the federal level, companies of all shapes, sizes and philosophies are wading into the ever-deepening pool of hemp-based consumer products.…

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Living the Dream?

March 13th, 2019

I often joke that I can talk anyone out of the cannabis industry in less than three minutes. As a co-owner of Trail Blazin’ Productions and president of The Cannabis Alliance, I get a lot of emails from people anxious to get into the industry because they believe in the…

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The Marijuana Venture Interview: Danielle Marzarella of Seven Point Interiors

March 12th, 2019

For more than 30 years, Canadian design firm and manufacturing company Visual Elements has been shaping shopping experiences and raising retail expectations through its work on iconic brands such as Coach, Ray-Ban, Louis Vuitton, Nordstrom and J. Crew. Recognizing the growing tides of cannabis legalization across North America, Visual Elements…

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The ins and outs of M&A in the legal cannabis industry

March 12th, 2019

The combination of two or more businesses, whether by merger or acquisition, can present owners and managers with a new range of opportunities and threats. Nowhere is this truer than in the cannabis industry, where rapid growth and a complex patchwork of regulations combine to create a challenging business environment.…

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Cornering a Tourist Market

March 11th, 2019

Alaska’s first city and proclaimed “salmon capital of the world,” Ketchikan stretches its docks over the Pacific Coast to greet 1.2 million tourists annually as a portal into The Last Frontier. From the towering decks of the cruise ships that dock in summer, Ketchikan looks like a pearl embedded in…

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Solving the Biggest HVAC Challenges of Modern Grow Rooms

March 6th, 2019

Designing commercial-scale cannabis grow rooms is still a new frontier, and technologies are changing constantly. There’s also a considerable level of secrecy and competitive confidentiality relating to what works, what the secret sauce is and how not to let hard-won industry expertise become common knowledge with competitors. Careful cost-benefit modeling…

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Accounting Tips: Positioning Your Company For Success

March 5th, 2019

Owning and operating a state-licensed marijuana business deserves a greater commitment to business quality and oversight than mainstream businesses, due to the legal and social climate inherent in this relatively new industry. Implementing the accounting and compliance tips and guidance in this series will improve the transaction initiation, processing and…

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Why the cannabis industry should consider ultrasonic cleaning

March 4th, 2019

The legalization of cannabis in an increasing number of states across the U.S. and countries across the globe is causing cannabis producers to search for improved methods for cleaning glass beakers and extraction tools used in processing. These items have customarily been cleaned manually using scrubbers or brushes with mild…

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