Category: Opinion

COVID-19 Times

May 20th, 2020

As I write this, I just heard that MJ Biz laid off 30% of its staff. This follows the news that Dope, Culture and (probably) Skunk are also gone. High Times is reported to be barely hanging on under a huge debt load and a business model that is out…

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Living the Dream?

May 19th, 2020

When I tell my friends and fellow law enforcement officers about a new security venue that I have, it is often met with a lot of skepticism and bewilderment. That I had even been considered to provide security in a field that I viewed as taboo for my 40-plus years…

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CBD Awards

April 28th, 2020

As part of our second annual CBD Issue, Marijuana Venture presents the 2020 CBD Awards for excellence in branding, packaging and product development. The Branding & Packaging Awards were determined by a panel of six judges: Ardent Cannabis founder and president Shanel Lindsay, Marijuana Venture art director Chloe Mehring, Hemp…

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Cannabidiol Venture

April 27th, 2020

Welcome to Marijuana Venture’s second annual CBD issue, where we take a closer look at the booming, but wildly crowded and oftentimes outrageous market of hemp-derived consumer products. Already a fast-growing category before the 2018 Farm Bill legalized hemp nationally, CBD has absolutely exploded in the 17 months that have…

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You can’t have it both ways

April 23rd, 2020

A lesson most of us are taught as we grow up is that we can’t have it both ways. In other words, if you live a life of leisure, don’t expect to get rich; if you expect to be taken seriously, don’t lie (unless you’re a Trump); if you strive…

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