Code Breakers

The trio behind Leafly and Headset succeed by exploiting software skills, spotting new market niches and cultivating business ties By Omar Sacirbey At their core, Cy Scott, Scott Vickers and Brian Wansolich are techies who like to code software. But the three friends have managed to capitalize on that talent to break into the marijuana industry and build two notable … [Continue]

Surf and Turf

Cultivators shun synthetic nutrients in favor of organic mixes and soils, using worm excrement, alfalfa, lobster shells and more By Omar Sacirbey When Mark Simkins moved from Austin, Texas, to southern Oregon a few years ago, his lack of cultivation experience may have been his … [Continue]

How to Hire a Lawyer for Your Cannabis Company

By Bart Schaneman Scammers and dabblers often advertise themselves as cannabis lawyers. So it’s essential you steer clear of these fly-by-night types to represent your marijuana business. When seeking outside or in-house legal representation, you want an attorney who doesn’t think of cannabis law as … [Continue]

Unleashing the Pet CBD Market

Many cannabis users have four legs – but cracking the market for pet CBD treatments isn’t as easy as slapping a paw print on a product By Kristen Nichols You may know dogs that need cannabis. They freak out when they hear thunder or fireworks. … [Continue]

The Social Network

Understanding what might get you banned and how pivoting to video can boost your social media game By Bart Schaneman Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and other social media platforms are a great way for cannabis companies to promote their brand, engage with customers and attract legions … [Continue]