Pro-Marijuana Candidates Were Big Midterm Winners but Now They Need to be Prodded
Legal Marijuana

Pro-Marijuana Candidates Were Big Midterm Winners but Now They Need to be Prodded

Many new office holders support legal marijuana but few made it their highest priority.

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Venture Capital

Silicon Valley VCs Were Eager to Hear About Our Cannabis Tech Firm but Reluctant to Invest

There are many reasons VCs won't, or just can't, invest in your cannabis company regardless of the numbers and the potential.
Edibles

Cannabis Edibles Market Set to Quadruple in U.S., Canada to $4B

A new report sees the market for edibles growing from about $1B to $4B by 2022, apparently at the cost of smoked marijuana.
Brand Reputation

Stand Tall for Your Values and Your Cannabis Brand Will Stand Out

The market is saturated with good products, which makes authenticity and commitment all the more important to building a brand.
Giving Back

Cannabis Companies Generously Support Their Communities But Don't Get to Deduct It From Their Taxes

The same federal rules that make it hard to use a bank like every other legitimate business also forbid taking any of the normal tax deductions.

News & Trends

Legal Marijuana

Pro-Marijuana Candidates Were Big Midterm Winners but Now They Need to be Prodded

Many new office holders support legal marijuana but few made it their highest priority.
Edibles

Cannabis Edibles Market Set to Quadruple in U.S., Canada to $4B

A new report sees the market for edibles growing from about $1B to $4B by 2022, apparently at the cost of smoked marijuana.
Legal Marijuana

Key Cannabis Legalization Wins Could Bring in Upwards of $2 Billion in New Sales

With few exceptions, voted approved both ballot measures and candidates favorable to legal marijuana, at least for medical purposes.

Starting a Business

5 Valuable Things To Know Before Digging Into the Edibles and Beverage Biz

Selling cannabis-infused delicacies comes with some unique challanges

5 Keys to Choosing The Best CBD Distributor

Not all wholesale CBD companies are created equal. Before partnering up, look for these factors.

LucidMood's Great Trick: Selling Cannabis to People Who Don't Like Feeling High

Startup LucidMood sells low-potency vaping products. But before winning over consumers, it had to win over a very skeptical group: budtenders.

The Next Big Thing in Cannabis? Terpenes

The future of the industry is all in the nose.

Growth Strategies

Stand Tall for Your Values and Your Cannabis Brand Will Stand Out

The market is saturated with good products, which makes authenticity and commitment all the more important to building a brand.

How the Cannabis Industry Is Redefining Supply Chain Management

Like so much else in the legal marijuana industry, stocking a product that was utterly illegal but is abruptly legal and in huge demand is a unique challenge.

Survey Finds Dispensary Staff Are Well Trained for Sales but Not for Medical Advice

Budtenders are sincere but mostly lack either the education or practical training necessary to help patients make informed choices.

Dear Cannabis Entrepreneurs: Enjoy Ruling Your Small Pond While You Can

Nobody in the cannabis business likes federal prohibition but when it ends they will all find themselves in competition with global corporations that are already preparing to enter the market.
By Javier Hasse
From retailers to growers, producers, and suppliers, there’s a seemingly never-ending list of startup opportunities in this emerging market. In Start Your Own Cannabis Business, marijuana, biotech, and entrepreneurship reporter Javier Hasse introduces forward-thinking entrepreneurs like you to the industry and shares hard-earned tips and success stories from pioneers and visionaries in the marijuana industry.
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