Category: Opinion

Often imitated, never duplicated

February 5th, 2019

What is Interchange? Maybe it’s better to start by saying what Interchange isn’t. It’s not a traditional trade show. It’s not a giant giveaway event for brands to hand out promotional items. It’s not a budtender party or a dab carnival or a music and comedy festival. Interchange is simply…

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Living the Dream: Helen Cho

January 27th, 2019

Here in Hawaii, there is a lot happening inside and outside of Aloha Green Apothecary. Like many other states, major developments are drastically changing the landscape of our industry. Our biggest change will be reciprocity, which will open our market to visitors. We cannot overstate how big of a deal…

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Living the Dream: Matt LaScala

January 20th, 2019

I prefer to use beneficial control organisms wherever possible for several reasons: they provide the most prolonged control for almost all life stages of the pest organism they are controlling; they can move and relocate with changing pest populations; and they are completely sustainable. Coming from Arizona, a medical state,…

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The Strain Remains the Same

January 15th, 2019

A few Fridays ago on my way home from work, I stopped at my usual cannabis retailer to pick up a little something for the weekend. I like to cover my bases, so I tend to buy a sativa-leaning hybrid for day use and as-heavy-an-indica-as-I-can-get for a nightcap. I picked…

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Living the Dream: Shawn DeNae

January 13th, 2019

Our ever-evolving methods over the past seven years have successfully dealt with thrips, fungus gnats, aphids, russet mites, twospotted spider mites, botrytis and powdery mildew; you name it, we’ve had it and managed them with safe and approved methods. This is what works for us at Washington Bud Company: –…

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Retail Success

January 7th, 2019

I recently had lunch with one of the partners in a Northwest-based cannabis retail chain that is expanding into several other states and planning to go public. This company has recently received some big investments, as well as a lot of interest from bankers and lawyers who want to guide…

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Living the Dream: Danielle Rosellison

January 6th, 2019

Budtender education is probably one of the main places we could better the industry. Budtenders are hungry for knowledge and, having owned and operated Trail Blazin’ for five years now and starting my third term as president of The Cannabis Alliance, I have a great deal of knowledge that can…

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99 Words of Wisdom Pt. 1

January 1st, 2019

   

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Living the Dream: Shawn DeNae

December 26th, 2018

Normally, it would not take courage to change labs; however, this is the only lab in the entire state that has both the equipment to test for heavy metals and is certified to touch cannabis. Since we have built our reputation, in part, on being the first flower company to…

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