Category: Opinion

Living the Dream: Matt LaScala

October 20th, 2017

* The following article was originally published in the October issue of Marijuana Venture, available now.  Once the flowering environment cleaning and sanitation have been verified by ATP (adenosine triphosphate) swab testing, the fill can begin. Moving the plants can serve as a valuable time to scout for pest populations and…

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Living the Dream: Danielle Rosellison

October 6th, 2017

This story was originally published in the October 2017 issue of Marijuana Venture, on sale now online or at a store near you. I used to worry about competing with people who had millions of dollars. Now we are competing with people who have billions. This is a game of…

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Living the Dream: Patrick McMahon

October 4th, 2017

Growers and retailers would be doing business together for years on end, exchanging large sums of cash with neither party knowing the other’s last name — referring to each other only by nicknames such as Spider and Fat Pat. There were no receipts or contracts to represent transactions. Trust was…

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Even bad TV shows indicate progress for pot

October 3rd, 2017

Whether it’s disco music, alien conspiracy theories, Pokémon GO or Street Fighter, everybody has their guilty pleasures. Mine are marijuana TV shows. Yes, I’ve probably seen them all, or at least all the ones that have graced Netflix with their presence, including the bad (“Pot Barons of Colorado”), to the…

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Go West, young man!

September 29th, 2017

*This story was originally published in the October 2017 issue of Marijuana Venture, on sale now at a store near you. An article in the Seattle Times recently caught my interest. It turns out that Seattle has more high-rise construction cranes than any other big city in America — 58…

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Living the Dream: Roy Arms

September 27th, 2017

*This story was originally published in the October 2017 issue of Marijuana Venture, on sale now at a store near you. What we did have was dirt, rock and plenty of sunshine. So we spent seven months of 80- to 100-hour weeks building our state-of-the-art greenhouses. Some days, before I…

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Living the Dream: Mike Hayes

September 26th, 2017

*This story was originally published in the October 2017 issue of Marijuana Venture, on sale now at a store near you. For a restaurant with a well-established distribution channel, a hiccup in inventory is met with a strong backup plan by vendors. For an industry where farmers jump in their…

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LTD: How Did I Get Here?

September 19th, 2017

Hi, I’m Jessica. I’m a wife, mom and full-time business owner applying for a cultivation license in Ohio, my home for nine years. Somewhere along my way, I landed in the world of nutraceuticals. Some of the product marketing is not much better than snake oil salesmen hawking a concoction…

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Patriotic politics of cannabis

September 17th, 2017

Remember fifth-grade civics class? The teacher tells you all about the executive, legislative and judicial branches of government and how you need to be involved. There is a tour of the state capital with their monuments, high ceilings and marble bathroom stalls. I remember thinking how untouchable it all sounded;…

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Hunting For A License

September 10th, 2017

We figured that the best place to start telling our story in this crazy world of “legalized” cannabis would be the very beginning. In our new world, “legalized” means obtaining a license, which is far easier said than done. We started our search way back in 2015, prior to the…

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