Category: Opinion

Weed in the time of COVID

September 24th, 2020

As I pulled up to my new regular cannabis store, I was excited to see nobody standing in the socially distanced line outside the shop waiting to get in. Nice, I thought. This will be even quicker than I expected. But as I put on my mask and got out…

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Women to Watch: Lo Friesen

September 18th, 2020

Lo Friesen always wanted to be a doctor. But after graduating from Northwestern University with a chemistry degree and spending two years working in a gastrointestinal lab at a hospital, she was guided down a different path, by her parents. Friesen’s father and sister are both physicians, and as more…

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The Postal Service

September 9th, 2020

It seems that Donald Trump and his allies will stop at nothing to distract Americans from today’s real issues and the mountain of evidence that shows our president to be an incredibly inept leader — and the same goes for his brain-dead vice president, the Christian conservative who gave up…

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As the industry changes, so too does cannabis lawyering

August 26th, 2020

Have you ever noticed how many lawyers are crawling around nearly every cannabis conference you go to? Ever wonder why? As much as people love lawyer jokes, we owe a debt of gratitude to the counselors. The long march toward cannabis decriminalization has been facilitated by lawyers willing to push…

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An ounce of prevention

August 19th, 2020

When we first launched Marijuana Venture, I met with many people who were just starting up in this new business. The excitement level was high, and folks jumped in not wanting to miss out on what promised to be a giant “green rush” of riches. For some, the dreams of…

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