Category: Opinion

Living the Dream: Mike Hayes

December 12th, 2018

We were wrong. The hard stop came when the OLCC realized the address on our application was still being held by the prior tenant’s license with the same address. The agency could not agree how to separate the license from the address. As it stood, the landlord had officially given…

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RAD Expo: A big success

December 12th, 2018

As I write this, I’m sitting at my home computer two days after our second RAD (Retail and Dispensary) Expo ended in Portland, Oregon. Our first RAD went well, and the overwhelmingly positive feedback from attendees and exhibitors suggested it would be smart to produce a second one. RAD II…

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A heartbreaking attempt to understand extraction

December 5th, 2018

After more than four years in the cannabis industry, I can absolutely fake my way through a conversation about extraction. I know some of the key terms,  can name a few of the product types and then everything else boils down to repeating the last statement said to me with a semi-sarcastic shrug. “Yeah, hydrocarbon, totally.” As…

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Living the Dream: Danielle Rosellison

December 2nd, 2018

Such term does not include the mature stalks of such plant, fiber produced from such stalks, oil or cake made from the seeds of such plant, any other compound, manufacture, salt, derivative, mixture, or preparation of such mature stalks (except the resin extracted therefrom), fiber, oil, or cake, or the…

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Living the Dream: Seth Oxhandler

November 18th, 2018

Shortly thereafter, we realized that we could fill a niche in the laboratory supply market for both a low-cost system and one that uses only food-grade ethanol. So, what started out as an edibles manufacturer has now spawned a laboratory supply company that focuses on getting people going from the…

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Paul Manafort and Pot

November 16th, 2018

The conviction of former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort for numerous white-collar crimes, including tax fraud and bank fraud, was a big win for those of us who dislike the way the U.S. justice system has historically worked. It’s also a win for the millions of people who’ve been arrested…

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