Category: Opinion

Marijuana 2.0

August 27th, 2019

The other day I had a long conversation with a friend who works in marketing for a well-known flower brand. The conversation centered on the opposing forces and beliefs that are common in this business. He pointed out that in many cases, the retail operations that sell marijuana and the…

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Living the Dream: Shawn DeNae

August 25th, 2019

I have been coached in business to create systems that allow us, as owners, to work ON our business not IN our business. Three years since getting licensed, we are working toward that goal, but our business still needs us to be hands-on for the foreseeable future. Bill, my husband,…

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Living the Dream: Mike Hayes

August 22nd, 2019

Meanwhile, cannabis producers have to provide engineering plans as evidence the odor from their plants will not permeate beyond their farm. Cannabis producers also cannot utilize private wells located on their farm as a water source. For more than four years, the county has coordinated a tight grasp on cannabis…

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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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