Category: Opinion

Living the Dream: Scott Lambert

April 22nd, 2018

But I have to admit that I’m a little surprised by how many people that consume cannabis do so without a medical recommendation. Considering how easy it has been to obtain a medical marijuana recommendation in the state of California, I always assumed to a certain degree that people simply…

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Thoughts on guns, cannabis and the Constitution

April 17th, 2018

This is one of those months when it’s tough to focus on the legal cannabis industry as I sit down to write this column — so forgive me if I’m a little scattered and straying from the beaten path. I know a lot of people are sick and tired of…

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Living the Dream: Matt LaScala

April 15th, 2018

  Starting from clones provides a few key advantages for us: it guarantees a female plant and ensures a genetic duplicate of the plant from which it was sourced. Female plants are an obvious benefit of clones as pollen can wreak havoc in a controlled environment, but the genetic integrity…

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Trump: A Threat to Democracy

April 10th, 2018

A few months ago I got an email from a disgruntled reader who took offense at one of my opinion pieces. Apparently, he didn’t like my negative view of the Trump administration and the many kooky people in important positions — people like Jeff Sessions as attorney general, who can…

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Living the Dream: Danielle Rosellison

April 8th, 2018

Pretend you’re on a train. You’re stoked, because you can’t wait to get to the destination. You did everything you could to get there. You saved money. You bought a ticket. You brought your most prized possessions along. You’re on the train and on your way. Woot woot!! Then, you…

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Living the Dream: Helen Cho

April 1st, 2018

There are no set hours for our leadership team, whose members are collectively parents to nine children under the age of 5. We push people to rest, stay sane and maintain balance, not stay late and get burnt out. As a startup company, we don’t have the best pay, but…

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Living the Dream: Danielle Rosellison

March 30th, 2018

So, we ARE getting somewhere. It’s just painfully slow when you are on the front line. During the tough times, the only thing to do is focus on your business plan. What can be adapted? What do the changing circumstances require of me? What new SKUs can I add to…

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Living the Dream: Shawn DeNae

March 25th, 2018

Are we there, yet? At $3 to $4.50 wholesale per gram, maybe. We are extremely fortunate to have built a fanbase prior to recreational legalization. Budtenders around Seattle have enjoyed smoking our cannabis for five years and we are indebted to them to keep our brand going out to their…

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Living the Dream: Mike Hayes

March 22nd, 2018

At first, the response from vendors to negotiate long-term pricing was lackluster, but as the market continued to decline, interest began to increase. We were sensitive to the fact that we were asking vendors to lock in a lower price for a long period of time. But, they realized the…

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Living the Dream: Helen Cho

March 19th, 2018

We made history in Hawaii! A few months ago, Aloha Green was the first medical cannabis dispensary to open in Honolulu. Patients camped out the night before we opened our doors to be among the first in the state to buy legal “pakalolo.” We had chilled champagne waiting in the…

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