Business Profiles

All Systems Down

How to ready your cannabusiness in case of a technology meltdown by Omar Sacirbey It’s good business to keep up with technology and use it to make your medical cannabis dispensary or recreational shop run efficiently. But it’s bad business to rely on it exclusively, … [Continue]

Sourcing Ingredients

Start with good suppliers and be sure your ingredients are readily available for the day you ramp up production by Bart Schaneman Finding high-quality, reliable suppliers is crucial when it comes to sourcing ingredients for marijuana-infused edibles, drinks and other products. So says Andy Brassington, … [Continue]

Industry Snapshot: Banking-Related Services

Data, trends and challenges by John Schroyer Perhaps the biggest logistical obstacle facing many cannabis businesses today is the reluctance of most financial institutions to serve the industry. Because of marijuana’s status as a Schedule 1 controlled substance, banks and credit unions remain vulnerable, at … [Continue]

Going Global

Gavita International shares tips on how to expand an ancillary company’s footprint abroad by Joseph Peña With medical and even recreational markets cropping up across the world, an increasing number of ancillary cannabis businesses – from consulting firms to software providers and greenhouse companies – … [Continue]

Trimming Tips: Taking lt Slow

A seasoned grower relies on hand-trimming, time and quality control to produce a better crop by Bart Schaneman When it comes to trimming marijuana plants, Mark Bruno doesn’t cut corners. The co-founder and chief operating officer of the licensed cultivation company Tahoe Hydroponics in Carson … [Continue]

Doing Well by Doing Good

Head of California cannabis oil and vape pen company shares tips for building a successful corporate giving campaign by Joseph Peña Michael Ray is convinced it makes good business sense to give back to society. “Corporate social responsibility is an essential part of capitalism moving … [Continue]

Diminishing the Drip

Cultivators can lower their water use and related costs by focusing on everything from automation to wells and hand watering by Omar Sacirbey The $550 that Giving Tree Wellness in Phoenix pays on average for water each month may seem like a drop in the … [Continue]

Staying Ahead of the Game

Washington DC grower solves problems preemptively, develops creative solutions to challenges by Omar Sacirbey Veteran marijuana grower Corey Barnette aims to nip problems in the bud before they mushroom. He also prefers doing things in-house when necessary. That can mean creating his own strains or … [Continue]

Brand Transformation

Insiders at Harborside share tips for updating a cannabis company’s look and messaging by Joseph Peña Over the past decade, the California-based medical marijuana dispensary Harborside developed one of the most iconic brands in the cannabis industry. Then in 2016, the company decided to undergo … [Continue]

Industry snapshot: Accounting Services for Marijuana Businesses

Data, trends and challenges by John Schroyer Most companies don’t like filing tax returns, especially those in the cannabis industry. Marijuana retailers in particular face huge tax burdens because they can’t take the types of standard deductions mainstream businesses can claim. That’s where certified public … [Continue]