Category: Opinion

Why medical cannabis? Why not?

August 20th, 2019

I have more than 30 years of experience in anesthesia and pain management, but about 12 years ago it became clear to me that the use of opioids for chronic pain were more problematic than useful. I began searching for an alternative and learned that many patients were getting relief…

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Living the Dream: Helen Cho

August 18th, 2019

Including this new (and critical) information made us rethink how patients interact with our website and ensure that we design an online platform that even the majority of our older patients can easily navigate. We also now know after nearly two years of sales, what kinds of questions are most…

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Living the Dream: Ted Whitney

August 11th, 2019

– Consider your brand’s story: Can you tell it in 30 seconds or less? If not, consider whether budtenders would care to convey it when they may be working only part time, have a minimum of 10 new products enter the store every day or are already comfortable recommending the…

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Stabilization in the Northwest

July 30th, 2019

The problems caused by a big oversupply of quality flower in Washington and Oregon have been well documented, and we’ve written about it numerous times in the pages of Marijuana Venture. The issue was simple: too many growers grew too much cannabis for the market and the price dropped like…

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Success begins with a solid financial foundation

July 23rd, 2019

Cannabis companies can easily spin their wheels or flame out if they don’t have a strong financial foundation in place. Only when companies know how the business is actually doing — with the right systems, processes, reporting, budgets and plans — can they make informed, smart decisions for moving forward.…

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Living the Dream: Mike Hayes

July 17th, 2019

I was not present at the deliberations because I couldn’t make any statements in my defense, so my lawyer and I opted not to attend. I’m glad we didn’t because it gave Henderson the freedom to speak his mind. A few minutes after DeBone’s statement about the pair looking for…

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Living the Dream: Shawn DeNae

July 14th, 2019

Then the license was administratively withdrawn after they were evicted for failure to pay rent for several months. I even helped my mom acquire a grow license with the intent of feeding that processing business and creating a nice little income for her. But since the processing business became non-existent…

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Legalizing Cannabis in Illinois

July 12th, 2019

Illinois just became the 11th state to legalize cannabis, its Legislature succeeding where states like New York and New Jersey have failed. I should know — I had a front seat to the incredible performance of Illinois Representative Kelly Cassidy and Senator Heather Steans. I joined the Illinois Legislature as…

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