Category: Opinion

Living the Dream: Roy Arms

December 9th, 2017

The following op-ed was originally printed in the December 2017 issue of Marijuana Venture, on sale now. Our fertigation and vegetative schedules also change with the seasons. In the summer, the sunlight increases growth rate and production, which decreases vegetative time and increases fertigation as the plants grow taller and…

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Gorilla Glue lawsuit could be a needed wake-up call

December 5th, 2017

Patents and trademarks are undoubtedly going to be fascinating subjects to watch as legalization unfolds. With tens of thousands of entrepreneurs in North America focused on cultivation and retail, the long-term winners of the Green Rush could very well be the companies that secure the most coveted intellectual property rights,…

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Living the Dream: Amy Andrle

December 2nd, 2017

Call them a “docent,” a “sales associate,” a “consultant” or “dispensary technician,” but please, don’t call them a “budtender.” At L’Eagle, we refer to our retail staff as “sales associates,” and for good reason. The staff we bring on board to work with our customers are selected based on a…

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California Dreamin’

November 28th, 2017

With California’s big jump into full legalization of adult-use marijuana, I’ve been thinking about how fast things will evolve in the Golden State. Washington and Colorado’s laws are dissimilar enough that growers have progressed at vastly different speeds. In Colorado, where vertical integration is allowed — and even encouraged —…

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Living the Dream: Roy Arms

November 23rd, 2017

This story was originally published in the November 2017 issue of Marijuana Venture, on sale now.  The cornerstone of success I’m relying upon is commitment. Commitment is the drive to never give up, never give in and never willingly accept failure. Being committed as an entrepreneur means writing out your plans…

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Living the Dream: Scott Lambert

November 16th, 2017

As everyone knows, California is on the verge of implementing statewide rules and regulations for the cannabis industry. Considering the state’s medical program started in 1996, the fact that in 2018 we are finally getting a regulatory framework is really big news. As all economists, consultants and investors have been…

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Pitfalls of legalization can lead to a better regulatory scheme

November 11th, 2017

The pro-cannabis crowd — myself included — often accuses prohibitionists of covering up the facts, using data selectively to further their argument and ignoring the overwhelming statistical and anecdotal evidence supporting the legalization of marijuana. And rightfully so. Legalization opponents have been cherry-picking whatever details they can to portray the…

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Living the Dream: Mike Hayes

November 8th, 2017

As a retail store owner, I have seen this time and time again: An event or date gets hyped beyond the point of realism. Prior to the event, I had to remind the staff the hype is good to prepare for, but to heed only half of what you hear.…

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Living the Dream: Amy Andrle

November 5th, 2017

  Our business, L’Eagle Services, has witnessed firsthand the benefits of operating a sustainable waste management program. In Denver, landfilling is still the most common form of waste disposal for grow operations, with recycling and composting used to a lesser extent. As leaders on the cannabis world stage, we can…

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Living the Dream: Matt LaScala

November 3rd, 2017

  This time can also be utilized to access any systems issues or preventative maintenance of equipment. Predictable equipment operation is of the utmost importance, because without, it is nearly impossible to properly quantify a control response or follow a standard operating procedure. Time is highly valuable. Especially in an…

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