Category: Opinion

Living the Dream: Matt LaScala

August 21st, 2018

Staying in tune with one’s garden is by far the easiest way to guide decision-making when it comes to seasonal fluctuations. Strategically timed, small adjustments are often much more impactful than large-scale “maneuvers” once a problem is noticed. We encourage all employees to always propose a solution and identify a…

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Living the Dream: Helen Cho

August 19th, 2018

Since the expansion of our greenhouse, we’ve been able to scale up production and maintain solid supply for our dispensary (which is critical in Hawaii, where all eight licensees are vertically integrated and there is no wholesale market — if your dispensary runs out of product, you have to shut…

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Living the Dream: Shawn DeNae

August 12th, 2018

We even open the bulk bags and let them draw in an aromatic blast of terpenes before heading into the veg room to run them through our beneficial bug program. Describing how each bug attacks its victims is like something out of science fiction: nematodes get ingested by gnats and…

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Could interstate commerce be the answer to oversupply?

August 10th, 2018

Overproduction in Oregon’s legal cannabis market has reached crisis proportions. And while this is Oregon’s problem now, California will undoubtedly face the same problem at a much larger scale. Oregon currently has far more cannabis in its legal system than the state can possibly consume, and wholesale prices have declined…

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Living the Dream: Danielle Rosellison

August 8th, 2018

When you’re traveling, you’re not always comfortable. It’s not always fun, but what you gain from the experience is why life is worth living. For instance, I remember being in Switzerland at 6 a.m., nursing a multiple-day hangover, after sitting on a train all night (because there weren’t any beds…

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Living the Dream: Matt LaScala

August 5th, 2018

I personally enjoy the control of dealing directly with vendors. There has been more than one occasion where I have discovered a price/packaging change or a batch variation directly from the manufacturer, and we were then able to make the appropriate accommodations. If that had not been the case, that…

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To Roger Stone: Go away!

August 2nd, 2018

I recently got an email from Roger Stone’s grandson asking for donations to his grandfather’s legal defense fund. I imagine it’s because I have been an investor in the cannabis industry and Stone has come out as proponent of legalization. But that does not make us allies, nor excuse his…

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Living the Dream: Seth Oxhandler

July 29th, 2018

Having previously worked at Fortune 500 companies, my thought in an undefined market was to work with a publicly traded company. I thought it would not only add validity to what we did, but that we could operate within normal business practices. What a mistake. Going to the largest packing…

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Living the Dream: Ricky Burns II

July 23rd, 2018

It took three home kitchens before we finally found a commercial space and built our first kitchen in 2017. It’s just under 500 square feet, but it’s efficient. Two years in, I finally got an assistant, and the brand now makes a full line of different items. I everything to…

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Hallucinations of Grandeur

July 17th, 2018

By now everyone in the legal marijuana industry should have figured out that it’s been anything but an easy “green rush” to riches — and if you need more proof, be sure to check out Cary Falk’s guest column, which outlines the giant challenges of making money as a cannabis investor.…

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