Category: Opinion

Living the Dream: Helen Cho

May 11th, 2019

Deciding to focus on the entire month changed the way we approached our overall strategy. We had more space to execute different layers of the month’s plan, which meant more opportunities to make those strategies work together to help us control sales spikes, better manage our inventory and stay in…

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Living the Dream: Brandon Miller

May 5th, 2019

They also give you the advantage of increased biosecurity, thus minimizing the risk of pests and disease and eliminating the need to use pesticides or fungicides. Achieving high-quality cannabis on a commercial scale really comes down to the approach, rather than specific methods. Truly there are multiple methods that will…

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THC and CBD

May 2nd, 2019

Marijuana Venture has been reporting on CBD for the past year and will continue to regularly follow that side of the cannabis industry, in addition to the more regulated — and higher taxed — marijuana business. What fascinates me about CBD is that because it appears to be more or…

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Living the Dream: John Oram

April 28th, 2019

Here are a few ways for both new and veteran dispensaries to elevate the retail experience: – Budtender education: Attentive and knowledgeable staff can do wonders for shaping a positive retail experience, so make sure budtenders are well-trained on the finer points of hospitality and can effectively explain the variety…

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The Trouble with Washington

April 25th, 2019

Washington state had every opportunity to be the national leader in cannabis, to create a blueprint for other states to follow and truly set the standard for consumer and public safety. It had the potential to establish a competitive, but fair, business landscape and to allow the most ambitious and…

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Living the Dream: Seth Oxhandler

April 24th, 2019

But on extraction day for this project, the facility was blessed with a soft, sweet scent. It wasn’t a strong smell, but every now and again you would get a scent and it would make you pause until you remembered: it was lychee! During the refinement process, we had the…

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Is the cannabis industry ready for personalized products?

April 23rd, 2019

Global sales of marijuana are set to grow 38% to $16.9 billion in 2019, bills that would legalize cannabis federally are making their way through Congress and more than 221,000 new full-time jobs have been created. This growth has created a thriving market, filled with thousands of products. For both…

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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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