Category: Features

Trade Secrets in Cannabis

September 6th, 2019

Understanding why and how to keep proprietary information as a trade secret is ever more important in this increasingly competitive marketplace.

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When Cannabis and Franchise Laws Collide

September 4th, 2019

Cannabis entrepreneurs thinking they can avoid franchise laws by calling their licensing another name will suffer the same fate as “accidental franchisors.”

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Marketing in Action: The process and the results

August 21st, 2019

One key to standing out in a competitive, growing industry is a thoughtful, deliberate approach to marketing and public relations. And nowhere is this more true than in the booming cannabis industry. Businesses that are the most successful — and able to sustain that success — will often be the…

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The Marijuana Venture Interview

August 19th, 2019

The hemp industry continues to move full speed ahead, despite pending regulations from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Nowhere was the hype more evident than the NoCo Hemp Expo in March, which drew more than 10,000 attendees and solidified itself as the world’s…

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What is RAD

August 16th, 2019

The Retail and Dispensary (RAD) Expo is the only trade show 100% dedicated to cannabis retailers and dispensary owners. The event provides cannabis retailers with free access to all the resources a retailer needs to succeed in the fast-growing cannabis industry. The third Retail and Dispensary Expo will be held…

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Don’t puff, puff, pass on patent protection

August 15th, 2019

As the cannabis industry grows, companies must adapt to the challenges arising from that growth, including exploiting any available competitive advantages.

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The evolving legal landscape of employee cannabis use

August 13th, 2019

As more states legalize cannabis, the relationship between employers and an employee’s legal cannabis use grows increasingly uncertain.

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California, Cannabis and Communism

August 12th, 2019

Christopher Coggan draws an unlikely comparison between California’s current cannabis market and the history of communism in Romania.

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August 9th, 2019

Predictably, attempts to tracking and tracing software have instead created a chimera of regulation, big data and state-sanctioned monopolies.

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Hemp laws remain murky, despite the 2018 Farm Bill

August 8th, 2019

Despite its enormous potential, growth of the hemp industry is stymied by misinformation and states that refuse to legalize the crop.

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