Category: Opinion

Living the Dream: Helen Cho

April 21st, 2019

As exciting as the news was for us, it also meant that we had to make major changes to our operations and train our staff to handle a new kind of customer while remaining compliant. We had everything in place when the news was announced and the registration platform went…

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Growers evolve with the rapidly changing industry

April 16th, 2019

As we approach spring and another summer growing season, things are looking better for the cannabis cultivation industry. Yes, there are still plenty of supply/demand issues in the business, but it’s going to be a few years before that gets completely worked out. The good news is that the cultivators…

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Living the Dream: Danielle Rosellison

April 14th, 2019

  Fast forward to February 2019. When Granny Nanny wants to take a vacation, the only answer out of our mouths is yes. She does so much for us that we want to encourage her to do whatever she wants. This year, she planned a nice, nine-day trip to the…

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Living the Dream: Shawn DeNae

April 7th, 2019

He suggested a lozenge that would slowly melt to deliver the cannabinoids sublingually. And because he is diabetic, he is also sensitive to the sugar issue and suggested low-fructose beet sugar that could be flavored any way I wanted. But I didn’t want a non-cannabis flavor; I wanted terpene flavor!…

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This industry never ceases to amaze

March 16th, 2019

One of the truly amazing things about the cannabis industry is the pace by which it has grown and evolved. I know that sounds like a really obvious statement, but after five full years of working in this industry, I’m still blown away at how quickly trends have come and…

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Living the Dream: Shawn DeNae

March 15th, 2019

We are not only finally being acknowledged, but there is a hint of appreciation creeping in. Laws and rules were originally made in a vacuum, to quote Rick Garza, director of the Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board. They didn’t know what they didn’t know, and they didn’t trust us…

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Living the Dream: Helen Cho

March 14th, 2019

Depending on your company’s goals, industry events can be a huge asset or a costly distraction. The value of large conferences is especially difficult to measure when they feel so important; why else would “everyone” be at them? The bigger the event, the bigger the fear of missing out on…

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Living the Dream?

March 13th, 2019

I often joke that I can talk anyone out of the cannabis industry in less than three minutes. As a co-owner of Trail Blazin’ Productions and president of The Cannabis Alliance, I get a lot of emails from people anxious to get into the industry because they believe in the…

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Living the Dream: Brandon Miller

March 11th, 2019

Prime Wellness was one of the first companies licensed to grow and process medical marijuana in Pennsylvania and had just completed construction of its brand new, 30,000-square-foot cultivation facility in Berks County. Exactly 31 days later, I planted more than 3,000 seeds that would launch Prime Wellness’ new “prime” brand.…

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Living the Dream: Sharon Ali

March 10th, 2019

Back in June 2017, as I returned home from a college reunion trip, I learned the exciting news that Prime Wellness of Pennsylvania was one of the first 12 companies to receive a grower/processor permit from the Department of Health. The progress we’ve made during a relatively short time frame…

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