Category: Opinion

Expo Etiquette

September 5th, 2018

Who doesn’t love a good expo? Industry events are like seeing your LinkedIn account come to life, except nobody can get away with using a 10-year-old photo of themselves. Expos and conferences are one of the most reliable ways for us to have face-to-face meetings and meet new connections. But…

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Living the Dream: Mike Hayes

September 2nd, 2018

So there I am, staring at the picture of DEA agents in front of the cannabis shop and it was at that moment I realized this was an opportunity. I knew the location but had no idea who owned the building or whom to contact. There was one more problem:…

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Living the Dream: Seth Oxhandler

August 30th, 2018

We were then told that getting it returned would require a small deposit and the sale price of $45,000. This was unacceptable and seemed to be less the positioning of someone who was a partner and more of a predator. For us, the solution was not to take the easy…

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Can the past be viewed as a prologue to the end of marijuana prohibition?

August 28th, 2018

Mark Twain wrote: “It is not worthwhile to keep history from repeating itself, for man’s character will always make the preventing of the repetitions impossible.” With momentum building among the American public and on Capitol Hill for the legalization of marijuana, a look back to the rise and fall of…

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Living the Dream: Scott Lambert

August 26th, 2018

Lines were literally around the block as we moved through all our inventory as the clock ticked down. Customers couldn’t have been happier as the discount was a welcome reprieve from the increased taxes that they’ve been trying to get used to since the beginning of the year. We prepared…

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Fighting the True Believers

August 24th, 2018

With the announcement that Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy was retiring, the politics in this country could potentially go from bad to worse. With a court that is heavily skewed to the right and a dishonest crook as president, those of us who believe in majority rule, civil rights and…

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Living the Dream: Matt LaScala

August 21st, 2018

Staying in tune with one’s garden is by far the easiest way to guide decision-making when it comes to seasonal fluctuations. Strategically timed, small adjustments are often much more impactful than large-scale “maneuvers” once a problem is noticed. We encourage all employees to always propose a solution and identify a…

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Living the Dream: Helen Cho

August 19th, 2018

Since the expansion of our greenhouse, we’ve been able to scale up production and maintain solid supply for our dispensary (which is critical in Hawaii, where all eight licensees are vertically integrated and there is no wholesale market — if your dispensary runs out of product, you have to shut…

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Living the Dream: Shawn DeNae

August 12th, 2018

We even open the bulk bags and let them draw in an aromatic blast of terpenes before heading into the veg room to run them through our beneficial bug program. Describing how each bug attacks its victims is like something out of science fiction: nematodes get ingested by gnats and…

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Could interstate commerce be the answer to oversupply?

August 10th, 2018

Overproduction in Oregon’s legal cannabis market has reached crisis proportions. And while this is Oregon’s problem now, California will undoubtedly face the same problem at a much larger scale. Oregon currently has far more cannabis in its legal system than the state can possibly consume, and wholesale prices have declined…

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