Category: Opinion

Living the Dream: Mike Hayes

June 18th, 2018

Sunlight doesn’t cost anything, so why not use it? In addition, we will use supplemental LED lighting when the sun is not available. The dry and cool high desert climate during the winter months will be used to lower interior temperatures. Using outside air is not always an option for…

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Living the Dream: Shawn DeNae

June 16th, 2018

In areas that are zoned for cannabis retail and have available space, we find stores crammed together, creating fierce competition. There are also retail licensees who have not opened on purpose, instead hoping for a fat sale of their license. One solution is to follow the craft beer and wine…

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As the industry blows up, cannabis businesses must grow up

June 14th, 2018

Data has quickly become one of the most important components driving growth in the legal cannabis industry. While the metrics that fuel analytics-driven growth have been there all along, very few cannabis businesses felt pressed to track them. Simply collecting and organizing that data was overwhelming enough for a lot…

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Living the Dream: Scott Lambert

June 11th, 2018

Another issue to explore is the manner in which the industry is being taxed. With local municipalities, especially Los Angeles, unable to shut down illegal operators, how can we expect consumers to absorb what ends up being a 35% tax? Why squeeze so hard that you drive consumers to the…

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The Nightmare Continues

June 7th, 2018

No, this time I’m not referring to the Trump presidency and the enormous number of scandals, lies and incompetent nincompoops our “idiot in chief” has appointed to important positions. (Jared Kushner handling Middle East peace? What’s next, Bernie Madoff overseeing the Federal Reserve Bank?) No, the nightmare I’m referring to…

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Living the Dream: Danielle Rosellison

June 4th, 2018

I always get what I want. And yet, for the first time in my life, I have seriously considered walking away from something that I have given my best effort. It’s not that I’ve failed. We’re making it: bills are paid; the team is stoked; our growth is on a…

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Living the Dream: Jessica Gerding

June 2nd, 2018

Many companies are receiving letters from the FDA. This can be avoided by manufacturing their products in a pharmacy-grade setting with 100% certified industrial hemp in compliance with the U.S. Farm Bill. In our present, unregulated market, we are seeing many unreliable products pop up on retail shelves and online.…

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More pot, less guns

May 29th, 2018

Anyone who’s been following the news since the tragic school shooting in Florida has seen how utterly powerless and spineless our politicians can be. Regardless of your own personal feelings about guns, the polls in this country have consistently shown that a majority of Americans want stricter controls on assault…

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Living the Dream: Matt LaScala

May 27th, 2018

  When there is a large variety of strains needed and a limited number of special accommodations that can be made (particularly in larger operations), it becomes increasingly important that the selected grow medium/technique works well across the board. At our operation, we utilize a hybrid soil blend that allows…

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Living the Dream: Danielle Rosellison

May 23rd, 2018

    The “stomach” part comes from every hurdle, every catastrophe, every mountain that you need to get through that has NOTHING to do with you or your business plan: bans and moratoriums after you’re in business, dabbed-out business people, state traceability revamping, limited and curious retail-to-farmer ratio, lab standardization…

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