Category: Opinion

Living the Dream: Danielle Rosellison

June 16th, 2019

– We sold 8.5% more units than a “normal” month. You know, because everyone wants a deal. So, you do more work for less money. Not participating in said deals is not an option. Suck it up. – Everyone, and I mean everyone, wants you for their 4/20 Vendor Day.…

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Federal legalization

June 13th, 2019

A week or so ago, a friend and I were discussing the possibility of federal legalization. He wondered when I thought it would happen. “Much faster than most think,” was my reply. He seemed surprised, but I think federal legalization — or de facto legalization — is going to happen…

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Living the Dream: Shannon Brooks

June 9th, 2019

Over time, the legal market matured and the business landscape changed. The pattern has repeated itself in every legal state; normalization occurs as the novelty of legal cannabis wears off. Margins begin to drop as competition heats up and the market becomes saturated. Sales may not necessarily flatten, but the…

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Living the Dream: Mike Hayes

June 5th, 2019

The decision was then appealed by someone claiming a Spanish “school” was within 1,000 feet of the property. You would think if it didn’t exist at the time of the application submittal — and doesn’t meet the definition of school or youth activity center in the state of Oregon —…

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Living the Dream: Danielle Rosellison

June 2nd, 2019

Departments are falling into place. Job descriptions are being written in detail. I addressed my inbox management issues on the trip, which was 90 full days of unaddressed emails, so my current to-do list is specific and attainable (still four pages long, but I’ve come to terms with the fact that…

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Should cannabis entrepreneurs invest in branding?

May 30th, 2019

In 1892, Mark Twain’s novel “The American Claimant” immortalized the line, “There’s gold in them thar hills!” According to historians, the saying grew out of an 1849 speech made by Dr. Matthew Fleming Stephenson, a geologist who urged locals thinking of heading to California during the 1849 gold rush to…

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Living the Dream: John Watson

May 26th, 2019

We must control the conditions inside all rooms within the facility, taking into account the outside climate. I’ve worked in Washington state, where it’s usually wet, and in Colorado, where it’s always bone dry, but in Pennsylvania there’s little climate consistency. The weather runs the gamut with humid summers, dry…

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The No. 1 cultivation trade show

May 23rd, 2019

From day one, Marijuana Venture’s core mission has been to publish solid business information to folks in the cannabis community. It’s why most of our writers and contributors have real-world retail experience or college degrees in fields like horticulture or controlled environment agriculture. Sometimes this has irritated cannabis “old timers”…

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Living the Dream: Shawn DeNae

May 19th, 2019

“Recently, I fielded a call from our testing lab representative informing us that the lab’s owners decided to no longer test cannabis. … All of our packaging has the DOH symbol. The lab rep was giving me a 10-day warning to test all we needed before they shut down to…

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Isolate vs. Entourage

May 16th, 2019

My wife and I had some family visit us in Seattle a few years back. They were real conservative types with some, frankly, backwards ideas about cannabis. During their trip, one had some chronic wrist pain flare up. Without telling her what it was, my wife offered up Flow CBD…

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