Category: Opinion

Even bad TV shows indicate progress for pot

October 3rd, 2017

Whether it’s disco music, alien conspiracy theories, Pokémon GO or Street Fighter, everybody has their guilty pleasures. Mine are marijuana TV shows. Yes, I’ve probably seen them all, or at least all the ones that have graced Netflix with their presence, including the bad (“Pot Barons of Colorado”), to the…

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Go West, young man!

September 29th, 2017

*This story was originally published in the October 2017 issue of Marijuana Venture, on sale now at a store near you. An article in the Seattle Times recently caught my interest. It turns out that Seattle has more high-rise construction cranes than any other big city in America — 58…

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Living the Dream: Roy Arms

September 27th, 2017

*This story was originally published in the October 2017 issue of Marijuana Venture, on sale now at a store near you. What we did have was dirt, rock and plenty of sunshine. So we spent seven months of 80- to 100-hour weeks building our state-of-the-art greenhouses. Some days, before I…

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Living the Dream: Mike Hayes

September 26th, 2017

*This story was originally published in the October 2017 issue of Marijuana Venture, on sale now at a store near you. For a restaurant with a well-established distribution channel, a hiccup in inventory is met with a strong backup plan by vendors. For an industry where farmers jump in their…

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LTD: How Did I Get Here?

September 19th, 2017

Hi, I’m Jessica. I’m a wife, mom and full-time business owner applying for a cultivation license in Ohio, my home for nine years. Somewhere along my way, I landed in the world of nutraceuticals. Some of the product marketing is not much better than snake oil salesmen hawking a concoction…

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Patriotic politics of cannabis

September 17th, 2017

Remember fifth-grade civics class? The teacher tells you all about the executive, legislative and judicial branches of government and how you need to be involved. There is a tour of the state capital with their monuments, high ceilings and marble bathroom stalls. I remember thinking how untouchable it all sounded;…

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Hunting For A License

September 10th, 2017

We figured that the best place to start telling our story in this crazy world of “legalized” cannabis would be the very beginning. In our new world, “legalized” means obtaining a license, which is far easier said than done. We started our search way back in 2015, prior to the…

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Keeping it clean to keep it pest-free

August 29th, 2017

In an indoor growing environment, one of the biggest advantages we have over other propagation techniques is the ability to not only clean and sanitize on a regular interval, but to also verify that sanitation did in fact occur and to quickly identify any contaminant source. A master cleaning/sanitation schedule…

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Oregon’s second season begins

August 22nd, 2017

As the weather improves and the sun makes itself felt more and more often, we are all busy preparing here at the northern tip of the Emerald Triangle. The second season of recreational cannabis in Oregon is creating a building and planting frenzy unlike any year we’ve seen before. Newcomers…

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Interchange exceeds expectations

August 15th, 2017

We recently wrapped up our third Interchange retail market and just like the previous two events, it was a big success. For those who aren’t familiar with Interchange, the idea is to bring growers and retailers together for two days of scheduled one-on-one meetings. Retailers are admitted free (because they’re…

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