Category: Opinion

Digital and print

February 16th, 2018

When I attended the University of Washington in the 1980s, I remember a professor lecturing about the importance of reading the news. One of his comments was that at the very least, reading the Sunday New York Times would put you ahead of most Americans in terms of understanding world…

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Lessons of the past will guide smart businesses

February 12th, 2018

Over the course of the last six months, I’ve been speaking with a lot of cannabis business owners and prospective entrepreneurs in California. As you can probably imagine, there’s both an overflowing sense of excitement and palpable trepidation as the Golden State transitions into a regulated marijuana market after more…

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Living the Dream: Jodie Haines

February 9th, 2018

The state of the cannabis industry in Oregon is experiencing growing pains at the moment. Oregon launched its recreational cannabis market with unlimited licensing at a reasonable cost, compared with other states. Right now, we are seeing the results of too many grow licenses in a small market, under federal…

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Living the Dream: Amy Andrle

February 5th, 2018

Many marijuana growers are aiming to become as big as possible, hoping to benefit from economies of scale and dominate their state markets. But some well-respected cultivators opt to stay small and authentic to their initial vision. At the Marijuana Business Convention & Expo in November in Las Vegas, I…

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Living the Dream: Mike Hayes

February 2nd, 2018

Another “flash discount” just hit my phone. That makes one discount alert every day this week. At this point, I don’t even open the text message to see the special. It’s another retail store offering product at or below cost. As a retailer with a large amount of competition in…

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Living the Dream: Scott Lambert

January 29th, 2018

The retail experiences, such as with our store, The OG Collective, are unlike anywhere else. We offer more than 2,000 of the highest-quality products available in the cannabis industry today. Our budtenders can provide you with the expertise, knowledge and experience to guide you through your first — or your…

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Living the Dream: Danielle Rosellison

January 23rd, 2018

Shoot, I’ve been to the gym twice in the last week, after taking a three-and-a-half-year hiatus because there just wasn’t any time in the day. My husband Juddy was able to chaperone our 7-year-old’s field trip to Western Washington University (our alma mater) AND we were able to go trick-or-treating.…

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Living the Dream: Jodi Haines

January 17th, 2018

I’m happy to say our drying rooms handled the drying and curing of all the incoming flower. After the flower is dried to that perfect place to facilitate the curing process, it comes down from hanging and goes into our curing bins for the next step. Determining when the cannabis…

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Living the Dream: Scott Lambert

January 15th, 2018

With that being said, cannabis companies cannot legally put their proceeds in a bank account. They cannot wire funds or proceeds to investors in other states. There are companies I know of personally that do more than $100 million a year in revenue, all cash. Not only does this restrict…

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