A Decade of Opportunity

Cannabis executives welcome an era of expanded legal markets while anticipating challenges

 Light years. Dog years. The first inning of a nine-inning baseball game. The speed at which the marijuana industry grows has been measured with many idiomatic units—justifiably. Every new year brings seismic shifts in markets, consumer behavior, technology and political and regulatory policy that have left unprepared, slow-footed cannabis businesses behind, while those…

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Speed It Up

Whether they’re in candy, beverage or tincture form, cannabis companies are developing an increasing number of rapid-onset, THC-infused products that give consumers more control over how quickly they feel the effects and how long the sensation lasts. San Francisco-based Olo, Seattle-based Zoots and Palo Alto, … [Continue]

The Big Year

Cannabis companies are wagering hundreds of millions of dollars on Colombia’s emerging cannabis industry, betting the Latin American country will become a major production and export hub. But 2019 wasn’t the year in which these businesses began churning out medical cannabis products. This year will … [Continue]

Minor Cannabinoids, Major Profits

Will 2020 be the year of the cannabinoid CBG? That’s what some hemp producers are betting after a year of overproduction of CBD, especially after the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) released interim final rules for federal hemp production under the 2018 Farm Bill. The … [Continue]

Countries to Watch in 2020

International medical marijuana markets continue to develop at their own pace and within the social and economic boundaries of each country. Some markets, including Canada, took more than 10 years to report a substantial number of medical cannabis patients. Others, such as Germany, are developing … [Continue]